I wish all members a warm welcome to 2017.
I am looking forward to my year as Lady Captain for Phoenix Golf Club and will do my utmost to maintain the high standards set by previous Lady Captains when representing the Club. I am sure this will be made all the easier with the support and guidance I can draw from the experience within the Ladies Section.
My best wishes go to our new President Mick Wood, our Club Captain, Alan Askey and all Committee members. The responsibilities of our Hon Secretaries, Brian Muffett and Pat Booth, are pivotal to the smooth running of the Club and I look forward to working with everyone to promote an enjoyable golfing and social experience. Many thanks go to all the Gents who support the Ladies Section during competition days - we couldn’t do this without your help.
The refurbishment of the Ladies’ locker room and the building of the new halfway house are testament to the vision and hard work of the Committees and club members. A special mention goes to Graham and his team who continually work hard in presenting a course which is appreciated by members and visitors alike and also to our Professionals, Julie and Mick Roberts, for their constant work and commitment. Special thanks go to my Vice Captain, Gail Roberts-Brown for her support and I look forward to working together and hope we can build on an enjoyable start this year.
I wish continued success to the Gents, Ladies and Junior Teams and individual players throughout the 2017 competition calendar. Hopefully, the weather will be kind to us.
It was 23 years ago when I was encouraged by my father-in-law, Lol Nicklin, to join Phoenix Golf Club and little did I know, at the time, how much I would enjoy the game and the lasting friendships I would make.
Remember playing Golf lengthens your life – and that’s official. Have a healthy and happy year.
Wendy Nicklin, Lady Captain 2017