NORTHUMBERLAND player Lucy Newton will take part in the European Seniors' Team Championship and the Seniors' Home Internationals Matches after being selected for England.
Lucy, from Matfen Hall, is clearly delighted at her selection for the seven-woman squad and said: "I'm absolutely over the moon. I started golf too late to win junior honours and therefore missed out on ladies honours - they say life begins at 40, mine has definitely begun at 50." Having been narrowly beaten in the final of the English Seniors Women's Championship and then winning the NCVLGA Match Play and Championship Salver, Lucy's game has reached another level.
She explained: "There has been a mix of things. Over the past year, I have worked with Andrew Paisley, John and Steve McKenna and of course John Harrison.
"But the big change has been my attitude to the mental side of golf using the Carl Morris approach and this has reaped dividends. I am now only thinking about each shot as they come, instead of trying to predict a score and putting myself under pressure. The result is my course management is so much better and my golf game in recent months reflects that."
England seniors' captain Sue Westall commented: "We have very strong teams and I am very hopeful that we will do well. We have that nice blend of good new blood and good experience and we are led by our marvelous double champion."
The European event is being staged at Dun Laoghaire in Ireland from September 1-4 while the Senior Home International Matches take place at Newport in Wales from September 29 to October 1.