Lewine Mair has expressed her great honour to have been elected President of the Association of Golf Writers.

The AGW proudly confirmed her appointmet, and also becoming the first woman President in the now the 83-year history of the AGW, at this morning’s (Wednesday, 14th July, 2021) annual general meeting within the media centre at the 149th Open Championship at Royal St. George’s.

New AGW President Lewine Mair with AGW Chairman Martin Dempster at the 2021 Open Championship. Photo with thanks Warren Little/R&A/Getty Images)

Covid-19 regulations in place meant a maximum of 15 AGM members could attend the annual general meeting though that did not dampen the overwhelming congratulations extended to Lewine in becoming the AGWs 14th President since Bernard Darwin was appointed the inaugural President in 1938 but, and as mentioned, Lewine creating AGW history as the first woman.

“I am delighted that Lewine has agreed to become the first woman president of the AGW,” said Chairman Martin Dempster.

“Lewine is a highly-respected figure in the game, having already served as the AGW’s first woman Chairman from 2007-2010.

“She has been a trusty committee member for a lengthy period of time and we could not have a more worthy first woman President than Lewine.

“I am sure her late husband, Norman, would have been very proud of this moment, as, of course, will be the case with her children and grandchildren.” 

Lewine becomes President of the Association and takes over following the passing of Jock MacVicar, who died in April.

“I can’t tell you how honoured I feel to be named as the first woman President of the AGW and to be following in the footsteps of so many well-known AGW writers,” said Lewine.

“There are too many to mention, though I do want to single out my immediate predecessor, Jock MacVicar, whose time in the role was so unfairly cut short. 

“It has been an enormous honour to serve the Association as Chairman and now, with 43 years of AGW membership under my belt, I hope to be of some use to Martin Dempster, our excellent Chairman, and his team.”

Lewine became the first woman to hold a specialist position on the sports pages of a national paper in the UK when, in 1997, she was appointed as golf correspondent to the London Telegraph. 

Lewine, who continues to live in Edinburgh, is currently a Senior European correspondent for Global Golf Post. 


(In order of receipt)

Marc Player @Marc_Player

Congratulations Lewine and all the very best from myself and our team at Black Knight. Most deserving


That’s great news with the sports two leading golf writing bodies @AGWgolfwriters &  @gwaa1946 now boasting women in the lead role Wishing both Lewine @GlobalGolfPost &  @GolfweekNichols successful & rewarding roles as the head of each body.

Rick Young @YoungerGolf

On behalf of the @GJ_AC hearty congratulations to new President, Lewine Mair, the @AGWgolfwriters first ever woman president. Fantastic to see on the heels of  @GolfweekNichols assuming the Presidency of  @gwaa1946 this year

Hugh Stuart @hughstuart15 @HughStuarthugh1

Replying to @AGWgolfwriters and @DempsterMartin Congratulations Lewine

Beth Ann Nichols @GolfweekNichols (President GWAA & also a first woman in the role)

This is wonderful news! Congrats to Lewine! So deserved.

Ladies European Tour @LETgolf

Congratulations Lewine, this is great news & well deserved @AGWgolfwriters

Chuah Choo Chiang @chuahcc (PGA Tour media officer)

Can’t think of a more personable, knowledgeable, witty and pragmatic golf writer than Lewine to take on this new role. Congrats!

Nicole Wheatley @Medi8Nicole

A great accolade for a fabulous writer and passionate golfer

David Begg @dadbegg @AGWgolfwriters (Former Open Championship press officer)

Great news, Lewine. Norman would have been very proud of you.

Alan Ewens

Congratulations Lewine, this is great news & well deserved @AGWgolfwriters

Ann Liguori @AnnLiguori

Congrats Lewine! @AGWgolfwriters Well-deserved!!!

Dougie Donnelly @dougiedonnelly

Congratulations Lewine. Thoroughly deserved -I’m delighted for you !

Colin Montgomerie @montgomeriefdn

Many congratulations Lewine. Your commitment and loyalty has been much rewarded.

Elaine @efb615 @AGWgolfwriters and @DempsterMartin

That’s fantastic news! Congratulations, Lewine.

Edith A. Robertson

Esteemed golf writer Lewine Mair has expressed her great honour at being elected President of the @AGWgolfwriters https://womenandgolf.com/news/industry-news/lewine-mair-elected-as-first-female-president-of-the-agw

Crail Golfing Society @CrailGolf

Hearty congratulations Lewine & all our many friends  @AGWgolfwriters Great news also during the week of  @CrailGolf inaugural  @CrailGolf ‘Women and Girls Get into Golf’ sessions.

GOLFNEWS @golfnewsmag

Replying to @AGWgolfwriters Congratulations Lewine

silvia audisio @SilviaAudisio ·

Congrats Lewine and we’ll done @AGWgolfwriters

Malkeet Kaur @kavalyn

@AGWgolfwriters Congratulations Lewine Mair. Well deserved!

liz kahn @kahnliz

The AGW could not have a better woman and President than Lewine Mair. Well done for choosing her. Congratulations and love for Lewine from Liz

Cara Banks @CaraBanksGC

Could not be more deserved! Levine is a stalwart AND responsible for asking the question this week that prompted Rahm’s honest explanation of his shorter swing a result of being born with a clubfoot