Captains Welcome

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.

Dave Stirling 


Foreword from the Lady Captain 2019

I am very honoured to be Lady Captain at Retford Golf Club for 2019.  I have been brought up with golf and I am proud to be the fifth woman in my family to be a Lady Captain.  Retford Golf Club has the reputation of being a friendly and welcoming Club and I will do my best to promote the standards and reputation which it has achieved over the years. 

I am looking forward to working with Captain Dave Stirling.  I am sure we will work well as a team, along with Vice Captain Allan Meacher, Lady Vice Captain Lin Tongue and not forgetting Lady Past Captain Sue Boyes.  I thank her for all her tips and encouragement during the past year. 

We have a very friendly and active ladies section, including a Senior Ladies Group.  Our qualifying competitions are held on Tuesdays and there are also qualifying competitions on Saturdays throughout the year for ladies who work.  We run silver, bronze league and friendly matches against other clubs and also take part in county matches.                          

My chosen charity is Pancreatic cancer in memory of my brother and two close friends.  Over the last ten years less than 1% of cancer research funding has gone into research of this devastating disease which is extremely difficult to detect in its early stages. 

I look forward to meeting up with existing and new members to our Club in 2019.

Helen Dean