Ladies Section

Churston Ladies (founded 1902)

Welcome to Churston ladies’ section of Churston Golf Club, founded in 1902. We are an active and friendly section. Our weekly Tuesday competitions are followed by a presentation, the ideal social get together to meet and get to know everyone. Booking for competitions and friendly games is on-line. We welcome working ladies, who are able to play in most competitions on the weekend before a Tuesday competition.

Churston ladies represent the club in three Devon county team competitions, as well as the Annoddat team competition, thus catering for a range of handicaps. We also have a thriving vets section with friendly matches against neighbouring clubs and a monthly three ball team fun competition for everyone to enjoy.

Our club professional Glenn Richards runs a Get into Golf programme for complete beginners to golf.A member of the ladies’ committee is solely responsible for new members and will introduce you to other new members .

Sue Petulengro is our captain this year.She has been a  member of Churston for 25 years.She has served as  treasurer for 4 years,has been on the committee on and off for 6 years and has captained the Devon League and Sheelah Creasy.


Sue is 71 and moved to Paignton in 1991 to set up a  photographic shop with her husband Nathan who is also  a member of Churston. Paignton Photo Centre is now run by their two sons Douglas and Eddie since Sue and Nathan retired to play more golf.

They also have two daughters Michelle and Lisa and three grandchildren. Sue enjoyed volunteering at the Butterflies cafe at Torbay hospital for 6 years before it closed down following the pandemic. She also enjoys walking,swimming,reading and learning to play bridge.


Hopefully her year will get back to normal after the uncertainties of Covid 19. She is bringing back the Tuesday afternoon presentations and is keen that all ladies whatever their handicap are welcomed and included in the ladies section.


Sue’s charity for the year is Young Devon which helps disadvantaged and homeless young people in Devon.

Contact Details

The Ladies Captain
Sue Petulengro
07436 115034

Ladies Secretary
Barbara Coley
07753 512574

In July 2017 we successfully renewed our GOLFMARK accreditation. While working towards this the ladies’ section decided to use the Recruitment Action Plan to promote woman’s golf. The ladies’ section worked very hard to produce a three stage plan.
Get swinging, take it to the course followed by a taster membership. The project proved extremely successful and will provide a great platform for growth in this section. Find out more in the PDF link below.