Captain’s Newsletter – January 2017
Happy New Year to everyone; New Year’s Day was traditional at Thurlestone, Captain’s Drives-In, and rain; although fortunately it was only light rain. Thank you to everyone who supported the event; all funds went to charitable causes.
I am delighted to be able to represent the Club during 2017 in my position as Club Captain, and hope to be able to meet as many members as possible, and support as many teams as I can throughout the year. I am looking forward to working with Sheila, Chris and Ethan as section captains, and also the staff and committee members to provide you with the best possible experiences whilst at the club.
It is by working together that we can continue to build the club and improve our facilities. We have received feedback from the Members’ Survey and therefore have a better idea of how some of our members wish to proceed. The committees will be working through these ideas and bringing their proposals to the membership for approval and further discussion. Please help the committee members, and remember that they are giving their own time, in order to assist you in enjoying your golf and social activities.
As the days start to increase in length we can start looking forward to the Spring; the Masters will not be far away, and Sir Andy Murray will be defending his Wimbledon title and number one ranking. This should be a great incentive for us all to dust off our clubs and racquets and start practising.
I would encourage everyone to take part in the inter-club matches that have been arranged for this year, players of all abilities are welcome to put their names down on the lists that will soon appear on the noticeboards. These matches are an excellent way to meet players from other clubs, and play at different venues around the county.
We are blessed with a wonderful location for playing golf and tennis, so please assist the staff by maintaining the course in the best possible condition by repairing pitch marks, replacing divots and using the tee caddies and divot mixes on the par 3 tees.
I hope that the weather gods shine on Thurlestone this year so that we can enjoy our activities throughout the seasons, and I wish you all good health and good luck.