It is with great sadness that I write to inform you of the recent death of Jan Bennett of Berkhamsted Golf Club.
Jan joined Berkhamsted GC in 1977 from Welwyn Garden City GC and in recent years was also a member at Moor Park GC, but she is best known as a member and great supporter of Berkhamsted GC.
Jan gave many years of service to Berkhamsted in many positions, serving twice on the Ladies Committee, was Ladies Captain in 1982. and became one of the first females in Herts to be made Club Captain in 2008. Jan was Chair of the Greens Committee from 2008-2016 and between 2010-2019, she served on the Management Board of the Berkhamsted Golf Club Trustee Limited as one of the six Directors. In 2019 she was proposed as an Honorary Life Member which she gratefully accepted.
Jan was well known to many golfers in the County due to her efforts connected with the annual Men's Berkhamsted Trophy event and was a major part of the Trophy Committee for over 15 years, often with the responsibility as Chief Referee. Jan was also a fine golfer in her own right and played many County Ladies events throughout the 1980's.
Outside of Berkhamsted GC, Jan was County Captain of the Hertfordshire County Ladies Golf Association (1988/89), Chair of the English Ladies Golf Association and Chair of the Executive Council of the Ladies Golf Union (2004/05). Jan was a qualified R&A referee, who officiated at The Open and sat on the R&A Rules Committee.
The funeral will be held at Milton Chapel of the Chiltern Crematorium, Amersham, 2:30pm on Monday 13th January.