Foreword from the Captain 2019
I am most honoured to be elected Captain of Retford Golf Club for 2019. It is a great priviledge and I will do my very best to uphold the standards and traditions of the club.
I look forward to working with the Lady Captain Helen Dean, Vice Captain Allan Meacher and Lady Vice Captain Lin Tongue.
My thanks go to the rest of the team from Craig, our superb professional, Carl and his Greens Staff, Greg in Catering and not forgetting Diane and Nicky doing a great job organising the administration side of things.
My chosen charity is Friends of St Giles, a special needs school here in Retford. They help children with all types of learning and physical difficulties. Our grandson in London suffers from autism so I do understand and want to help the children here.
We have had lots of kind comments from visitors regarding both the quality of our course and the friendly welcome that they receive in the clubhouse afterwards.
I hope to see you in 2019.
Foreword from the Lady Captain 2018
I would like to thank our immediate Captain Pat Stirling for giving me the opportunity and offering her full support for 2018.
I am looking forward to working with Captain Ted Eccleshall whose kind and friendly personality encouraged me to accept my new position. I am sure we will have a great working team, Vice Captain Dave Stirling and our new Junior Captain Ralph Marshall.
I am grateful to our ladies committee and the lady members who have so kindly offered me all their full support for my forthcoming year.
We have a friendly ladies section with qualifying competitions on Tuesday and Saturday for ladies who work and run league and friendly matches against other clubs. We also take part in county matches.
A warm welcome awaits visitors and new members to our club; we have superb facilities for both visitors and members alike.
My wish is for a happy successful 2018 for our club, I will do my very best to achieve this.
My chosen charity is Motor Neurone Disease Association. This is close to my heart as my mother suffered for five years.
Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham have a Motor Neurone department with which my mother was very involved and left them a legacy to help with finding out the cause of this very debilitating disease