SENIOR CAPTAIN’S WELCOME
As this year’s Seniors’ Captain, it is my pleasure to welcome our Senior Golfers.
This year we have had a number of new members joining us from Canwick Park after their club went in to administration. To those members, I offer a very warm welcome and hope that they will join us for many happy and successful golfing years here at Blankney.
Senior golfers at Blankney have a varied programme of events and competitions throughout the year. These include 26 matches with other clubs, 8 monthly qualifiers and 6 club competitions. We also have our Seniors’ Open day and Seniors’ Invitation Day, which are both popular social events. It is my hope that we will be able to get as many people as possible interested in playing in the friendly matches. We have over 130 listed senior members, so it should not be too difficult to get 16 players to show an interest in representing the Club in these games. Details of the matches will be posted on the Seniors’ Noticeboard.
We have an excellent team here at Blankney, with our professional Graham, supported by Alec, who are always on hand to offer advice and coaching. This year’s Club Captain is Alan Grieves, and the Lady Captain is Jules Palmer. As in past years I look forward to the Seniors having a good season of co-operation with them.
We also have an away day at Laceby Manor Golf Club, and an exchange day at Holme Hall Golf Club. These have been arranged by Ian Smith and Peter Morley respectively. My thanks go to both gentlemen.
I would also like to thank John Hart and his team for maintaining our course and ensuring, sometimes in difficult circumstances, that it is in excellent condition for us to enjoy our golf.
Fred Fox, our Seniors’ Vice Captain, will continue to organise the Monday and Friday roll-ups. These are a good opportunity to introduce new members to the Club, and enjoy social golf.
My chosen charity for this year is Prostate Cancer. We are told that this affects one in four men, but if discovered early, by means of a simple blood test, it can be successfully treated.
I sincerely hope that everyone has an enjoyable year’s golf.
Ray Harrison (Seniors'Captain)