I would like to thank Immediate Past President Trevor Ireland and the Past Presidents of the Union for their confidence in proposing me to be your President for the next two years. Looking down the list of Presidents I feel very honoured to be joining such an illustrious company. I also feel proud to be the first member of Spalding GC to be given this opportunity.
Here is a brief introduction for those of you who may not know me. I have been a member of Spalding GC since 1982 and was elected Captain in 1993. In 2002I became County Match Secretary, a post I held until taking over as President Elect in 2011. I also have the privilege of being President of the Lincolnshire Past Captains Golf Society.
My hopes for the next two years are that Lincolnshire continues to thrive as a golfing power at all levels.We are fortunate in having a great depth of talent from the Juniors right up to the Seniors. We are doubly fortunate in having a great band of dedicated people whose only interest is the improvement of golf in all its aspects within the County.
We as a County are victims of our own success, losing so many of our top players to representative and national events. I hope that with Paul Morrison as County Captain and Steve Brattan as 2nd team Captain together with the support and commitment from the players we will continue to thrive as a County and ultimately enjoy the success that we have achieved over the past ten years.
Finally I would like to thank Trevor for his enthusiasm and commitment over the past two years, for his advice and friendship and for his unstinting passion for Lincolnshire Golf.
Personally I hope that I will be able to visit as many clubs as possible over the next two years with a view of finding out what members concerns are andhow they want to see the County developing.