THE achievements of record-breaking golfer Sheila Cuthbertson were recognised by Peebles Golf Club on Saturday night with the awarding of Honorary Membership as part of the club’s 125th year celebrations.

Sheila enjoyed a remarkable 20th Ladies Club Championship win earlier this season - having won the title in every decade from the 1960s.

She has also won the South of Scotland Ladies Championship on no fewer than three occasions.

A spokesman for Peebles Golf Club said: "Club committees have always reserved honorary membership of the club for those who have contributed at the highest level.

"In this case, the level of success and contribution over the years is undoubted and we are delighted that Sheila is the latest in the club’s roll of honour, joining the likes of Craig Howie and Ailsa Bain.

"Congratulations Sheila... a very well deserved achievement!"

Sheila’s most recent success was in a four-man team with her grandson Gregor Wells, and two other junior members, Eden and Braden Collins.

They “lapped the field” in the Odd Shaped Ball Texas Scramble with an incredible net 55 – proving that the golfing genes continue to run in the family.

Having been born in Peebles and brought on Jedderfield Farm which borders the golf course, she quickly acclimatised to the game by playing the holes next to the farm, joining the club 61 years ago as a school pupil.

Sheila has dominated ladies golf in Peebles and the Borders, winning countless trophies and championships locally and nationally, including the Daily Mail Mixed Foursomes in which she partnered another club stalwart – Kenny Allan.

Sheila’s playing achievements are unparalleled at local level, but this is not the limit of her commitment to the club.

She was also Ladies Captain in 2002-03 and maintains her broader involvement in the club as a member of the volunteer gardening team, helping to keep the clubhouse surrounds looking so smart and attractive to members and visitors.