Don't miss a story sign up to Weston Mercury's FREE daily newsletter CLICK HERE

Golfing centurion’s name synonymous with success

18:00 13 October 2013

Betty Butler, aged 100

Betty Butler, aged 100

Archant

A SCOTTISH-born Westonian who had a top golf trophy named after her has celebrated becoming a centurion.

Betty Butler, of Beach Lawns Residential and Nursing Home, marked turning 100 with family, friends and fellow residents.

The keen golfing enthusiast played the sport from the age of seven until she was 82, and saw a Weston Golf Club trophy which is still contested today named after her – the Betty Butler Cup.

The golf course also shaped her life in another way – it was out on the green that Betty found her husband, John Butler, in 1948.

Betty was born in Stirling, north of the border, but her family relocated to Weston in the 1920s.

She had a younger sister, Erin, and two younger brothers, Douglas and George, but both died in World War Two.

Betty said: “I’m really not sure why I’ve lived so long. I suppose I could put it down to lots of fresh air and keeping active.

“I’ve never been a drinker or a smoker, but enjoyed a happy and healthy life with family and friends around me and always loved playing golf.”

Beach Lawns manager Richard Sayer said: “Betty is a lovely lady who still takes a keen interest in all that’s going on in the world. All the residents and team at Beach Lawns are very fond of her.

“She is well known in the local community, especially in the golfing community, for her dedication and love for the sport.

“We were all thrilled to celebrate such a special birthday with her.”

1 comment

  • Fantastic and very happy for lady and her family but Scottish born Westonian durrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr?

    Report this comment

    keith

    Sunday, October 13, 2013

Other News Stories

12:49

A nationwide cancer awareness campaign is being supported by North Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) in an effort to diagnose people quicker if they have the condition.

Read more
14:00
Peter Warren collects his award.

A support worker from Weston-super-Mare has received an award for his contribution to social care.

Read more
09:00
Medical doctor.

Tens of thousands of people in North Somerset were diagnosed with potentially-deadly heart and lung diseases during the past year, while hundreds of people in the area also died from lung cancer.

Read more
13:00
Weston Pride

Weston Town Council has shown its support for the town’s third Pride festival, which is set to take place next weekend.

Read more
11:00
Winscombe Primary School children with their hats.

Pupils from Winscombe Primary School in North Somerset have been wearing their jazziest hats this week, raising awareness of brain tumours.

Read more
14:00
Tansin Benn.

A former university professor from Weston-super-Mare has been invited to give a talk at a prestigious convention after the 
Olympics.

Read more
Yesterday, 22:37
There was a fire in Brean tonight (Saturday).

Fire crews rushed to a caravan fire this evening (Saturday) after a barbecue was left unattended in Brean.

Read more
Yesterday, 20:00
Defibrillator

Cheddar Vale Lions club has raised more than £2,000 to install an open access defibrillator at the bottom of the Gorge.

Read more
Yesterday, 18:00
Alex, aged six, playing target Nerf in Cleeve. Picture: Jeremy Long.

Church-goers and villagers turned out to show support for their community’s church when it hosted its annual summer fair at the weekend.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:00
The charity is offering grants.

A charity is offering small financial grants to people aged under 25 in Yatton, Claverham and Cleeve.

Read more

Most Read News

Read Online

Image
Read the Weston Worle and Somerset Mercury e-edition E-edition

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 19°C

min temp: 17°C

Great British Life

Great British Life

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Competitions
Send Your Letters
Order Photos
Family notices
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Newsletter Sign Up

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Local business directory

Somerset's trusted business finder

Find planning applications