Captain's Welcome

Club Captain - Hugh Shannon

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What an honour and a privilege to asked to be your Club Captain for the year ahead. Being a member of Bradley Park for the last 37 years I have seen so many Captains, never thinking I would one day be invited to fill those shoes.

We have some wonderful members joining me this year. Our New President Bob Balcam, Women’s Captain Carolyn Wiltshire, Rabbit Captain Richard Rogers, Junior Captain Harris Barnes.

I am looking forward to a fantastic year ahead working alongside you all.
The club has had a fantastic last 12 months and thanks must go to our outgoing President Phil Smith, Captain John Flaherty and the other respective captains, thank you to all of you for your commitment. I have learnt from each and every one of you and this will help me succeed in my appointment.

Thanks must also go to our Competition Secretary Linda Bemrose, Tom and his staff in the Pro Shop, Mark and his team keeping the course in excellent condition. Tina and her lovely bar staff who always makes everyone welcome. Of course, I have to mention Richard Kaye who continues to entertain us all at our social events.

My chosen charity is Overgate Hospice, it is in Elland and the hospice treats all its patients with excellent care and compassion as well as supporting family and friends at the most difficult of times. Your generosity will be very much appreciated.

I am excited for the year ahead and looking forward to meeting up with established members and welcoming our new members be it on the course or in the clubhouse.

Good Luck to everyone. Enjoy your golf!

Best Wishes
Hugh Shannon, Captain

Rabbit Captain Richard Rogers
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let me introduce myself. I am Richard Rogers and I have the honour and privilege to be your Rabbit Captain this year, at this most friendliest of golf clubs. I hope to build on the foundation left by previous captains and committees.

A big thank you goes out to last year’s captain Peter Higham for his leadership and organisational skills during that year and he was ably supported by a strong committee, who I also thank. Building on the base left I hope we can have further success in external Rabbit competitions.

I would like to welcome back all existing Rabbits and extend a cordial welcome and invitation to new Rabbit members to come along and participate in as many events as possible for the 2023/2024 golf season. Please all make yourselves known to myself or any committee member about your availability and if you would like to participate in any field whatsoever.

We have an active Rabbits section hosting intra club events such as Rabbits v Ladies section, Rabbits v Seniors and the Rabbits v Tigers. Let’s see if we can be victorious this year.

I am pleased to say that Stuart Hirst will by my Vice-Captain this year and the Rabbits Captain for the 2024 season. Please support him also.

The course is continuing to improve under the care of our Head Greenkeeper and his team and with the improvements let’s hope we have an enjoyable summer and successful season.

In conclusion, welcome once again. I wish all Rabbits much success for the coming season. Just bear in mind we all can’t win, but set yourself targets and measure yourself against these and then come to the Clubhouse and regale all with your perfect or not so perfect round!

Here’s hoping for an uninterrupted season and may the Club go from strength to strength

Good luck to you all for 2023

Richard Rogers
Rabbit Captain

Womens Captain Carlyn Wiltshire
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To all members...

of Bradley Park Golf Club. A bit of a déjà vu here, doesn’t seem that long ago that I was taking on the captaincy of the women’s section for the first time. Since 2016, I have continued on the committee to support as
best I can. So, I know that I will be part of a great team who want to make golf an enjoyable experience for all.

A big thank you has to go to all the leaving captains, Sue, John & Peter for all their hard work and support this passing year. Enjoy your golf this year!
I would like to thank Annette Bird for all her hard work as treasurer, she will be sadly missed on the committee … I remember when we were Captain & Vice. Annette has put a lot of commitment to all the roles she has been involved with since 2016, I wish her all the very best in the future.

Our Competition Secretary, Linda Bemrose, has done a brilliant job as always. Thank you for all your fair-minded management of competitions and behind the scenes support in club committees on all things Bradley Park.

This is the first year we will be known as the women’s section. I’m proud that Bradley Park have seen this as a forward-thinking change, aligning us with other sports. We are hoping that this will attract more women to golf and change the view on what is really just, a really great sport to be
part of!

I am very pleased Susan Renshaw agreed to be my Vice-Captain and look forward to working with her, club Captain Hugh Shannon, Rabbit Captain Richard Rogers and Harris Barnes (again!) the Junior Captain. I hope you all have a great year!

And... I hope everyone has an amazing year, hitting PBs, lowering handicaps, enjoying social fun and hopefully a year full of sunshine & laughter!

Women’s Captain 2023/24