Former England Golf Trust grant recipient Moira Page becomes chair of the charity
England Golf Trust’s new chair Moira Page was given a helping hand by the charity as a teenager. Now, she is heading up the organisation and is looking forward to helping other young people on their golfing journey.
‘It is so satisfying to see young golfers develop and I am looking forward to leading an organisation that can support that and truly make a difference to a young person’s life.’
Some of the case studies I read about England Golf Trust grant recipients are inspirational and it will be an honour to help build on the great work done so far,’ she added.
A qualified Chartered Management Accountant as well as a member of the Association of Accounting Technicians, Moira has worked as a freelance finance director for the last 13 years.
Her professional background brings a wealth of expertise in financial management, corporate governance, and how non-profit organisations function.
Moira is based in Leicestershire and is a member of Glen Gorse Golf Club where she plays golf to a high standard. She has won her County Championship four times, her County Junior Championship twice and her club championship 28 times.
She has captained the County Second team once and the County First team twice and has also served as County President once.
In her spare time, she served as an elected non-executive director on the audit and finance committee of the Board of England Golf.
She started playing golf as a teenager and has loved the sport ever since. ‘I was always sporty and got involved in any team sport going, including hockey, netball and rounders.’
‘When I was 14, I took up golf alongside my Dad and I achieved a handicap of 9 in my first season of playing.’
‘The following year I brought my handicap down to 2 and began playing in some national events such as the English Girls Championships at Huddersfield Golf Club.’
‘To help me play in some of these events I received funding through the Ladies County Association and from EWGA trust which is the former of EGT.’
‘At 16 I left school so that I could pursue my golfing career. I was supported by further funding from the Trust and Martin Bowl. This meant I could compete in the English and British Girls, the English and British strokeplay and a number of other events including the Formby Leveret.’
Moira established that she was a good amateur but was unlikely to succeed as a golfer – so she decided to focus on a career in accountancy. However, she continues to enjoy amateur golf.
She trained and worked in an accountancy practice before turning freelance.
‘I can honestly say the game of golf has played a fundamental part in my life and in my personal development. It has certainly taught me a lot – and has humbled me on many occasions,’ she says.