Captains Welcome

Foreword from the Captain 2021

Due to circumstances that have affected the world and our local community in 2020, Retford Golf Club has asked me to carry on in the Captain’s role for 2021.

It is a great honour yet again to be elected Captain of Retford Golf Club for this special Centenary year of 2021.  I am more than happy to have the opportunity of serving the Club for another year.  It goes without saying that I will do my best to uphold the high standards and traditions of the Club.

It will be a pleasure to continue working with Vice-Captain Mike Mahony, the Lady Captain Lin Tongue and Lady Vice-Captain Mary Saddington.

My special thanks again go to the Past Captains and to all the gentlemen and lady members who have offered good advice during 2020.

I would like to thank Craig, our superb professional, Liam his assistant and James, our playing professional.  Their commitment to the Club is first class.

My thanks also go to the rest of the team whose efforts make this Club special: - The Committee, our Greens staff, Greg and his staff in Catering, and Diane and Nicky our secretaries who support us with the administration duties in the office.  We have a great team here at Retford Golf Club all of whom work diligently on our behalf.

The past year of 2020 has been a strange one for staff and members and everyone involved with the club.  We did manage to play one friendly, but we have missed our special social and entertainment nights.  We hope that we can return to some form of normality.

I would like to thank everyone for their patience and look forward to a fruitful 2021.  We hope for a very good year for several activities including the friendlies, quizzes and special nights.  Thank you all in advance for organising these future events and we look forward to welcoming all when these activities start again.

We welcome visitors to our course and hope you will enjoy the quality of our course and the friendly welcome you will receive in the clubhouse afterwards.

My chosen charity again this year is the British Heart Foundation.  The British Heart Foundation funds research to beat heart and circulatory diseases and their risk factors.

I look forward to working with everyone again and to seeing you all in the year of 2021.

Allan Meacher

 

Foreword from the Lady Captain 2021

I was pleased and honoured to be Lady Captain of Retford Golf Club in our Centenary year, 2020.  As with many clubs in 2020 the year was very badly affected by Covid 19.  It was for that reason that when asked I was very happy to rollover my commitment to the Captaincy to 2021.  As a club it meant that our Centenary celebrations and most of our league and friendly matches had to be postponed until this year and I’m hopeful that we will be able to take a full part in the golf club commitments this year.

Retford is known as a friendly and inclusive club and the Ladies section certainly upholds this tradition.  We warmly welcome players of any standard and run competitions to suit all handicaps.  I will do my best to make sure that our fine club maintains its high standards and look forward to meeting and playing with current and new members.

As Lady Captain I will be part of the team that represents the public face of Retford Golf Club and which includes the Captain Allan Meacher, Vice-Captain Mike Mahony, my Lady Vice- Captain Mary Saddington and our Professional Craig Morris, but I also look forward to working with the Management committee, the staff in the office and the greens staff, who work hard all year round to keep the club operating in such an effective way.

My 15 year old autistic granddaughter has attended St Giles School in Retford for the last 8 years and has made great progress.  As we had very limited chances to raise funds for our chosen charities in 2020 I had no hesitation in making the Friends of St Giles my chosen charity again this year. 

Lin Tongue