Bessie Flavall of Feilding, formerly of Halcombe, aged 87 years. Winner of Prydes' Group of the New Zealand Veteran Golf Championship, played at the Feilding Golf Club in April 1982.
Flavall was also the Manawatu Croquet champion and winner of the Silver Button in the same year.
Flavall took up golf at 43 at the Halcombe Club and won the Junior Championship in her first year, later winning the Intermediate Cup. At 81, she won the Feilding Club's Junior Championship and had previously held the Intermediate Title.
Born Bessie Managh, she married Fred Flavall in 1918 and had three sons and a daughter.