The Captain for your 2018 season is Mr Mike Timms. Having served the Club in many guises Mike was elected to Club Vice Captain in 2017 serving the Club with maximum effort.
Now Mike has taken on the mantel of Club Captain in his own right and is hoping our members enjoy a successful and happy 2018. Mike is hoping that everyone enjoys their season, playing to their best ability and hopes everyone achieves what they want.
Our Captain’s Charity this year is Muscular Dystrophy – Fighting Back For Jack being the main reason for his support of this charity as Jack is Mike’s 7 year old grandson.
Mike enjoys his golf playing regular social golf and having been Seniors Captain he represents the Club in both Seniors and B Team matches. His steady play make you think he is a much better player than his 23 handicap and his many opponents will tell you the same.
Captain Mike Timms has some good people in position as Captain’s of the various active Men’s Teams:
- Scratch Team Ross Holmes
- West Midlands League Mark Watson
- B Team Dave Slade
- Seniors Club Vice Captain Rod Hazlewood
- Junior Captain James Cope
Want to play in any of the Teams to represent our Club?
Captained by Rod Hazlewood and helped by his Seniors Vice Captain, Andy Harris, the Seniors matches are played in the morning through the season. There is a variety of matches played against Clubs around the Midlands, some at Fulford some away. You will be able to see the matches if you visit the notice boards in the hallway leading to the Mens changing room (at the end, on the left as you are about to go in).
If you get to play in the Seniors you will play as a pair in a matchplay betterball competition, in excellent company. It is an great way to meet other members and play some wonderful courses.
The only stipulation to play in the Seniors team is an age one, as the name suggests, you have to be over 55 to get in. Apart from that you need to be available and keen to participate. Then it’s just a case of putting your name down on the list telling the Captain you are interested in playing and getting picked for the team. As you will appreciate the games are popular but the people running the team try to accommodate everyone that puts their name down through the season.
You can also telephone the Seniors Captain, drop him an email or chat to either of them when they are in the Club to ask about the team.
The B Team
Very similar to the Seniors team but there is no age limit and they play in the afternoon.
This years B Team Captain is Dave Slade, helped by his B Team Vice Captain Tony Denman.
Again they play Clubs around the Midlands, some at home, some away and like the Seniors all matches are played with good humour and some will to win. They have had members from 21 to 90 and from 6 handicap to 28, so if you would like to represent the Club in the B Team take a look at the same notice board, telephone either of the people running the team, email them or catch either when they are in the Club.
With both the Seniors and the B Team if you are having problems contacting them ask in the Office or the Pro Shop.
The Scratch Team
Ross Holmes runs the scratch team and as the name suggests you need to be able to play pretty well, the handicaps go from scratch to 5 so if your game is going well be ready for the call. As with the other teams they play Clubs from across the Midlands but the results count so you need to have that urge to win.
The West Midlands Team
Another League team this time ably run by Mark Watson under very similar conditions as the Scratch Team so if your handicap is heading down into the single figures then you might well get a call from either of these two Captain’s with a request to see if you are interested in playing. The normal handicap for the West Midands Team is between 5 and 16.
Both teams are well run, have had some significant success and usually enjoy some excellent golf and courses.