Captains Welcome

It is a great honour and priviledge to have been chosen as Retford Golf Club Captain for 2017.

I would like to sincerely thank Bill Manning for the excellence of his captaincy during 2016, and hope that I can live up to the high standards he has set.

We have a long tradition as a club for maintaining the highest standards on and off the course, and at the same time making sure that we move with the times.

We are also known as a friendly and welcoming club, both for new members and visitors alike. I hope to build on this well-deserved reputation to help us attract more golfers to join us and enjoy the club as we do.

Retford provides one of the best golf courses in Nottinghamshire as visitors often tell us. We have a great team at the club. Everyone involved in all sections have as their aim to continue improving the experience for all members. In particular, Craig Morris our professional, James Freeman his assistant and Carl and his green staff team are key to our continued success. Greg and Abi's contribution in the clubhouse, providing great service and suberb food should also not be overlooked as visitors to the club often tell us. We are also very fortunate in having Diane and Nicky to keep us running efficiently in the office.

We are known for our record of charity fundraising and members support has been magnificent over the years. In the coming year we are supporting Harefield Heart Hospital, a charity not only close to my family as many members know, but also a hospital which other members have cause to thank over the years. We are also supporting Canine Partners whose work enables people to live independent lives.

I am looking forward to serving as Captain and as a team, myself, Lady Captain Pat Stirling, Vice Captain Ted Eccleshall and Junior Captain Liam Bennett are determined to make 2017 a great year at Retford Golf Club for all our members.

Fraser Britton – Captain 2017


When I was asked to be Lady Captain I was surprised and very honoured but I had little idea of what exactly is involved. Since accepting I have been very grateful for the many offers of help and support and will do my utmost to serve Retford Golf Club, especially the Ladies section, hopefully as well as the Lady Captains have in the past.

Pat Stirling – Lady Captain 2017