The following was read out at the Seniors AGM on Wednesday 14th November.
Senior members may I firstly thank our Secretary Mike for his help and advice throughout this year. Under very awkward circumstances Mike has been extremely hard working after going through a serious operation putting him out of action and unable to be with us this year. Nevertheless I have been able to have contact with him for most of the time and this has helped with the organising and running of our senior section.
I must thank the following for their help, our office staff, Karen and Tracey whose help has been very much appreciated. My Vice Captain, Dave Burgess for his assistance when I have required it. I believe Dave will make a good Seniors Captain for us and look forward to him taking up this position. My next thanks must go to our Treasurer Trevor Smedley and to Jim Cumberbatch whose help and advice has always been forthcoming. Thank you both.
It's been a somewhat difficult year without Mike at the helm, but with the help from many of you we have been able to get through this year and complete all our fixtures. We played 26 matches, winning 9, drawing 3 and loosing 14. Having said this it has been a most enjoyable time and this is what senior's golf is all about. You gents make this seniors section a huge success. With help from the weather it has meant that we have enjoyed our golf even more.
Our Seniors Open was a great success and thanks to all the ladies and gents for helping us achieve this. Again the curtailing of the presentation helped to make the day easier.
My Captain's Day Away at Davenport was a success and my thanks to all those who helped me. Nick Wittich was the winner on the day. Well done Nick. The Fred Carr Trophy was won by our Vice Captain, Dave Burgess. Well done Dave. The match against the Ladies resulted in a win by 4-1 to the gents. Very well done gents.
I would like you all to pass on to your wives or partners my sincere thanks for their understanding this year. It has been appreciated.
Finally may I say it's been a pleasure and priviledge to have served as your Seniors Captain and to have represented our Club in this position. Sincere thanks to you all for your continued support throughout the year.
Your 2018 Seniors Captain - Ken Ratcliffe