Anne Alletson Brown
Date of Birth:
29 September 1942
Place of Birth:
1 November 2001
Anne Alletson Brown is one of the Gold Coast's true golfing pioneers. She is renown for being the first local golfer to make it to the top of women's golf in Australia representing her country in challenging the world at the highest level of the game.
In an era that was void of the lucrative tours of today, Alletson did her country proud on the international scene. She represented Australia throughout the 1970's, a highlight was in 1975 when she represented her country three times in the same year. It was in that year that her team played in the centenary British Ladies Championship at St Andrews during the tour of England.
Other representative highlights were when she battled for the World Cup in Portugal with her Aussie team mates in 1976 and the Trans-Tasman clashes with New Zealand in 1974 and 1975.
Alletson Brown's love of golf was handed down to her. She would often play with her mother Meg Nunn at the Southport club. The pair teamed up to take out the State Foursomes championship in the early 1970's.
Her state championships include the Junior title in 1963, the Queensland Open Championships in 1973 and 1976. She was also the runner up to Jane Lock in the Australian Championship in 1975.
Alletson Brown played all of her representative years as a member of Southport Club. Along with accolades of the highest order internationally, it goes without saying that Alletson Brown's record at district level was beyond reproach.
Her District championships are numerous. She was a regular captain and the no.1 player for district. A highlight of her representing the Gold Coast district was when she hit the first ball in the Meg Nunn Salver event, a tournament named in honour of her mother.
Anne Alletson-Brown was a true achiever in the game of golf. Her amazing record as an amateur during the formulative years of the sport is testimony to her tremendous ability.