It is a great honour and privilege to have been selected to represent the County as President of the Lincolnshire Union of Golf Clubs and I thank the Past Presidents for showing faith in me, and giving me the opportunity.The County has a very healthy set up, both on and off the course. The 1st and 2nd teams have achieved considerable success over recent years and this is backed up by the impressive junior programme which continues to significantly encourage and develop young golfers by combining competition and coaching from 6 year olds, through the Little Imps, and then through to 18 year olds in the County Juniors bracket.
Off the course, the committed team of Officers and Executive members will continue to assist clubs and players alike in all aspects of the game including handicapping and course rating. Allied to this, along with our partners on the Lincolnshire County Golf Partnership (England Golf, Lincolnshire Ladies County Golf Association, Lincolnshire Professional Golf Association and The Golf Foundation) there exists a proactive 'cross-border' team who seek to nurture and develop the game, both for clubs and individuals.Having played in and around this vast county for 40 years, there are still a good number of clubs that I have not visited, through playing or otherwise, so my aim is to 'complete the loop' over the next two years...In hoping that you will be able to support, as players or otherwise, the County Competitions and events, and the clubs hosting them, I do ultimately wish you a successful and more importantly, enjoyable golfing year in 2017.
Les Toyne, February 2017