A Message from our 2018 Club Captains
2018 Club Captain Martin Loxley
I joined Hallamshire Golf Club in the early 1990’s. My first game as a member was on a cold grey January. I turned up in my new Christmas golf kit to be met by the long standing members dressed as if they were going skiing. First lesson: in January at Hallamshire wear 3 layers.
My golf continues to be a source of frustration but Hallamshire has been and will remain a wonderful place to play the game we love. Elsewhere on this site the virtues of this fantastic course are explained. The accolades it receives are entirely justified. However it’s no good having a great place to play if you can’t play with like minded and friendly people.
Hand on heart I can say the members at this club are some of the friendliest and most down to earth you can hope to meet. The language is often colourful, the desire to win never changes ,the sportsmanship is fundamental and the drinks after the game are always good humoured.
My 24 year old daughter started playing at the club 4 years ago. From day one the ladies have been encouraging, friendly and help to make the vibrant atmosphere around the club. It is a pleasure to be part of a club which encourages diversity.
We have 50 male members who play on a handicap of 5 or less. It makes the medal competitions and the team matches of high quality. But don’t be put off. Players of all standards play and are welcome. Please come and try out our course. You won’t be disappointed. It is an honour to be captain for 2018.
Our captains charity is Weston Park Cancer Charity in honour of all those friends and family who have been touched by this terrible illness. It is particularly significant this year as we remember Mike Paterson, the 2017 captain, who tragically passed away as a result of cancer during his year in office. I look forward to meeting and playing with you in 2018 and hope we can raise some funds for the Charity along the way.
2018 Lady Captain Tracy Tunbridge
Being Lady Captain at Hallamshire Golf Club is an honour and also a responsibility. The club has a great history and generations of lady captains have, through their strengths, energy and enthusiasm, bought about change that means we are now one of the most successful, vibrant and developing clubs in the region.
I joined 20 years ago as a beginner and as someone with a full time demanding job, found it a challenge during those early years. I am happy to say that in the last 10 years the Ladies section has blossomed under the guidance of successive Captains and committees who embraced the need to be more inclusive and I will do my best in the next year to support the initiatives already underway to make our club even more attractive to young women who aspire to play this great game.
So whether you are a beginner, an experienced competitive golfer or someone just looking to enjoy the game, Hallamshire is the place to be!
We will be fielding 5 ladies league teams this year [Scratch 1 and 2, A, B and Weekend League] as well as entering the Evening League and Tasker Trophy. The diary is full of opportunities to play for all categories of membership and ability, not forgetting the wealth of social events on offer.
And if nothing else, when you walk down that 4th fairway or when you stand on the 6th tee and look out over the moors, there is no better place to be.
Our chosen charity for 2018 in Weston Park Cancer Charity; in honour of those who have lost the battle and in celebration of the survivors still in our midst.
Best wishes to you all.