Lesley Nicholson is first woman in Winter League

Lesley Nicholson. Picture: Ian Rutherford
Lesley Nicholson. Picture: Ian Rutherford
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FORMER Ladies European Tour player Lesley Nicholson has taken up the ‘Battle of the Sexes’ challenge in East Lothian.

She’s set to turn out for Haddington in the county’s Winter League on Sunday – the first woman to take the leap following a rule change introduced this season.

“Allowing females to play in the East Lothian Winter League is a great rule change,” said Nicholson, a reinstated amateur. “It will be of great benefit to top-class lady amateur golfers in the county to keep their competitive edge over the winter.

“For me personally, I don’t tend to play very much now but I’m always keen to support my home club wherever possible.”

Nicholson, the Clubgolf East Region manager, will make her debut in a home clash in Division Two against Musselburgh Old.

It is also hoped the likes of North Berwick’s Clara Young and Lesley Atkins (Gullane Ladies) will take advantage of this rule change.