Annabel Wilson selected for the Curtis Cup 2021
In 2008, Andrew and Eleanor Wilson brought their three children, Liam, Edward and Annabel, on a family holiday to Scotland. During the holiday Andrew took the children to a golf centre to let them try hitting a few balls and it was there that Annabel, seven at the time, hit her first golf shot.
“I can still remember that shot clearly and during the holiday I came to love the game. I couldn’t wait to get home to go out and play some more,” she recalls.
On her return she went out regularly with her father and it shortly became clear she had a very special talent for the game. Lurgan Golf Club had a strong Junior section at the time which included some very talented girls and when Annabel joined she thrived in their company.
“I can remember my first game with Niamh McSherry and many games with great players like Niamh Ward, Zoe Allen, Maeve Cummins, Cara Murphy and others. I was soon playing in the adult competitions and will always be grateful for the help and encouragement everyone at the club gave me.”