A very warm welcome to Radcliffe on Trent Golf Club. I hope you all have a great time playing our superb golf course. We are extremely proud of the fact that in 2019 we were awarded Championship status by England Golf, having regularly hosted the junior's International McGregor Trophy.
As you are all aware, a good golf club would be nothing without a good golf course. These are exciting times, with some major changes to the course happening during the coming season. The 11th hole becoming a shorter par 3 is just one which I am personally looking forward to , at least I won't lose as many balls in the pond!
Looking back to August 2018, I was very surprised to be asked by Darren Bicknell to be his Vice Captain. I would like to thank him for giving me this opportunity, it came totally out of the blue, and I was very proud to accept. I would also like to thank everyone for their help, support and guidance so far, which has been very much appreciated and totally invaluable.
My Vice Captain for this year is Chris Ward, who I am sure will be a great ambassador for the club. He has been an enthusiastic member since re-joining in 1993. He has represented the club in matches and competitions. More recently being invited to join the Strategy Working Group, looking at the future of the club and options for change, which will continue to raise standards and make the club sustainable for the future.
I would now like to tell you about my chosen charity. During her all too short life, my sister Joscelin received two kidney transplants. Without the care and dedication of the amazing team at Nottingham City Hospital, she would not have survived until 2010, when she sadly passed away at the age of just 46. I am very proud to support the Renal Unit at the Nottingham City Hospital as my Captain's charity for the coming year.
I would like to wish our Lady Captain Glynis Armstrong, Senior Captain Rob Armstrong and Junior Captain Billy Noon all an equally enjoyable and successful year.
It is a great honour to be your Club Captain for the coming year and I am very much looking forward to a busy and exciting time ahead. I look forward to meeting you all during the year, either on the course or in the clubhouse.
Club Captain 2020