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!
Hugh Shannon, Captain