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Dorothy a sad loss

Ulster golf is mourning the passing of Irish international Dorothy Mary Humphreys (nee Forster) who died recently.

Dorothy was a three-time Ulster champion in 1952, 1953 and 1957 and also won the Irish Ladies championship in 1952 at Royal County Down, beating Kitty McCann, the reigning British champion in the final.

She was runner-up in the Irish Ladies in 1953 and a semi-finalist in 1957. She won the Leinster championship in 1951 and was runner-up in the Danish Ladies championship in 1952.

She was a team-mate of great friend Philomena Garvey in the 1953 Curtis Cup team, representing Great Britain against France and Belgium.

She represented Ireland in the home internationals in 1951, 1952, 1953, 1955 and 1957.

Dorothy was born in Lisburn and grew up in Northern Ireland. She met and married Alan Humphreys, a member at Malone Golf Club.

As husband and wife, they both represented Ireland in 1957.

Dorothy was an honourary member of Balmoral golf club where she became a very close family friend of Fred Daly.

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