Golfing centenarian, Christine King, celebrates 100th birthday at Moor Park Golf Club

chief executive of Moor Park Golf Club, David Cook, with Christine King.

chief executive of Moor Park Golf Club, David Cook, with Christine King.

First published in Watford Observer: Photograph of the Author by , Senior Reporter

A great-grandmother who recently celebrated her 100th birthday said the secret to reaching the landmark age is to "enjoy life".

Christine King, who turned 100-years-old on Wednesday, November 20, celebrated the special day with her son and daughter at Moor Park Golf Club.

The grandmother of five and great grandmother of seven has been a member of the club for 78 years and marked the occasion by having lunch with her children, Christopher and Penelope.

Mrs King said: "I had lunch with my son and daughter and I had a big family party. I’ve had lots of parties and I don’t seem to have stopped.

"I’m very lucky because, at the moment, I am very well."

Mrs King has been a member of the club since she was 22-years-old and she used to enjoy playing golf and tennis.

She was a member of the Women’s Voluntary Service (WVS) during the war when she lived in Northwood with her husband, Leslie, who passed away in the 70s.

While she was with the WVS, she helped to look after those who were in need.

Mrs King, who lives in Coleshill, in Buckinghamshire, said: "The secret to a long life is to enjoy life."

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