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A Message from our 2019 Club Captains

2019 Club Captain Mike Jennings

Born and educated in Nottingham my career brought me to Sheffield in the early 80’s. This move coincided with my initial forays into golf, cricket having been my sport from the age of 6 – I found playing both games too challenging, both from the time perspective and because I kept holing out to mid-off! I joined Hallamshire Golf Club in 1987 – my first and only membership of a golf club.
In common with many golf courses Hallamshire has undergone significant alterations over the years, and it continues to evolve and develop in keeping with the changing landscape of the game. A number of notable golfing luminaries have been associated with the club: Percy Alliss (Peters’ father) was a caddy here before going on to a successful professional career; both John Jacobs and Peter Cowen were assistant professionals; Alison Nicholas played much of her junior golf at Hallamshire and Matthew Fitzpatrick has become an established, and very successful, tour professional. Thus both the course and the club can boast a fine pedigree, and I feel privileged to represent Hallamshire as men’s captain this year.
I would like to draw your attention to the captains’ charity for 2019 – St Lukes hospice. St Lukes cares for people who are coming to the end of their lives, providing care and support to both patients and their relatives, at a time when they feel vulnerable and in need of help. Please give generously whenever the opportunity arises.
Having enjoyed just over 31 years of playing the course I can attest to all of its splendid characteristics which are described in some detail in other sections of this website. I would encourage those who have not played here to do so – I am sure you will find the experience enjoyable and memorable. I look forward to meeting members and visitors over the year and to enjoy your camaraderie and bonhomie both on and off the course.

Mike Jennings

2019 Captain

2019 Lady Captain Tracey Day

Having played golf on and off for years joining Hallamshire in 2008 was a turning point. Growing up in Sheffield, in a golfing family, Hallamshire was always talked of in revered tones. ‘Challenging Course” “Spectacular Views” “Perfect Greens” all of which all of which are true and makes for an excellent golfing experience whether its in beautiful sunshine or otherwise…What more could one want except of course that elusive perfect round!
It is an honour to play on such a quality course which improves year after year due to the hard work of the Greenkeeping team.

The Hallamshire Ladies are a friendly, enthusiastic and encouraging group. There are many opportunities to play golf for all standards - team, social , knockout and inter club friendlies. In 2019 we will be fielding 4 ladies league teams with 2 scratch teams in the first division, an A team and a Weekend League Team. We also enter the Evening League, the Tasker Trophy and the Annodata competition.

We are blessed with a fabulous team of young Professionals with Joe, James and Holly who are very inspiring and offer the opportunity for all levels and age groups to take up the sport as well as honing those fabulous skills exhibited by our teams.

Our charity this year is St Lukes’ Hospice which only receives 23% of its funding from the NHS so relies heavily on donations, bequests and fundraising so I hope you will all support our charity events in 2019 and I look forward to a year of good golf (ever hopeful) and fun with the all the great characters of Hallamshire Golf Club.

Tracey Day
2019 Lady Captain