A VALE of Clwyd golfer has made her mark on the global stage.

Brenda Roberts, a member of Ruthin Pwllglas Golf Club, has won a silver medal at the World Transplant Games.

Brenda, aged 67, has a handicap of nine.

She said: "I had my liver transplant in September 2012 at St James' Teaching Hospital in Leeds.

"I had a liver disease called primary billiary cirrosis.

"I have played in each British Transplant Games since 2014 and competed in the World Transplant Games in 2015 in Argentina and 2017 in Malaga."

The World Transplant Games are held biannually and this year, they were held in Britain, with Newcastle Gateshead being the venue.

At the event, a total of 60 countries competed in 16 sports.

Close House Golf Club played host to the golf events, where Brenda won a silver medal for the second gross score in her age category. Graham Wylie, the owner of Close House and the chairman of the organising committee for the games, presented the prizes.

European Ryder Cup hero Lee Westwood, the golf professional attached to Close House, was present at the singles event.

In 2021, the World Transplant Games will be held in Houston, Texas.

"If selected, I will certainly be attending, so some serious fundraising will have to take place before then," added Brenda.

She has also enjoyed success at a Ryder Cup venue.

This year's British Transplant Games took place in Newport, Gwent.

The golf competitions were staged at the Celtic Manor Resort, the venue for the memorable 2010 Ryder Cup.

"I won gold for the best gross score in my age category," said Brenda.

"Next year, the British Transplant Games will be held in Coventry."

She added: "I would like to reach out to all those people who are awaiting a transplant.

"They and their loved ones are going through a very difficult time while they wait for that call to tell them that they are to receive the 'gift of life'.

"My message is, don't give up hope.

"I only had 48 hours left to live when my transplant took place.

"Life after transplant is good, new doors open as you enjoy better health.

"At the Games, I make the most amazing new friends each time I attend, all with their own story to tell."