Foreword from the Captain 2018
It is a great honour and privilege to be elected as Retford Golf Club Captain for 2018. I realise that I follow a long tradition of enthusiastic and well respected Captains and I will do my utmost to maintain the high standards, on and off the course, that have preceded me.
I believe that our golf club provides one of the best courses in Nottinghamshire as visitors in 2017 have relayed to me.
I am fortunate to be part of a great team and I am sincerely looking forward to supporting the Lady Captain Sue Boyes, Vice Captain Dave Stirling, Lady Vice Captain Helen Dean and Junior Captain Ralph Marshall.
During 2017 I had the opportunity to meet and play with many members and I hope to have the pleasure this year of meeting and playing with even more.
The team would not be complete without Craig, our first class Professional, Carl and his Greens staff, Greg and Abi and their Catering Team providing great service and superb food.
The golf club and I, personally, are extremely fortunate to have Diane and Nicky efficiently organising the administration side of the club.
Retford Golf Club has been well known for years for raising money for various charities. The Lady Captain and I are sponsoring Motor Neurone Disease and Prostate Cancer; both charities are very close to our hearts.
We look forward to making your golfing experience as enjoyable as possible, whether members, guests or visitors.
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