I joined the club in 2003, having played golf infrequently up to that point, so Chislehurst is my first and only Golf Club. I currently have a handicap index 8.7.
My main sport as a young man was football and I played for the English Universities team in the 1970’s as well as gaining a Blue at Bath University for captaining the first team there for two years.
Bath was also where I met my wife Jan, and we have now been married forty-two years, have two sons (both now in their thirties and living in SE London) and three grandchildren, ranging in age from two years to seventeen! We live in Susan Wood, just behind the Prince Imperial pub on Old Hill, so the club is very local to us.
Professionally I have been in the Contract Furniture Industry for nearly forty years, and I have recently retired as CEO of USM UK, a Swiss Modular Furniture company I helped set up in the UK eight years ago.
I have served on the Handicaps and Competitions Committee for three years chairing it in 2008 and captained the Wilding Cole Club team for several years, sadly without winning it!
I love playing my golf at Chislehurst. Our members are always welcoming and friendly, and the course is a delight, if challenging. I look forward to meeting, playing golf and sharing a drink with as many members as possible during my Captaincy, let’s hope we can enjoy a great year together.
Chislehurst Golf Club launched a golf Academy in the middle of 2014, and I immediately signed up to see if I could fit golf into my ‘busy’ life.
Well, it is fair to say I was hooked and rushed back from work and social commitments to play, regardless of the weather or light! After two years in the Academy, I signed up as a full member and have never looked back.
From a career in Sales and Marketing that filled every waking hour including holidays, its amazing how I have managed to change that around so that golf comes first and work a poor second!
For the 125th Anniversary of Chislehurst Golf Club, I took on the role of Head of Entertainments. What a year we had, and a great way of meeting yet more members in the Club.
On that note, if you are thinking of joining CGC, you will not only join a golf club, you will join a very welcoming social club.
My partner Bill Edwards was Captain in 2012, and would never have thought just ten years later I would be taking on this role!
I am honoured to be the first Academy member to be asked to be Lady Captain and will endeavour to uphold the club traditions as my predecessors have.
I'm so happy and proud to be chosen as this year's Chislehurst GC Junior Captain.
I am 14 years old and have been a member since 2017, I love our course and the members are always so kind and friendly to me and the rest of the Juniors.
Like everyone I can't wait to get on the course and start playing again.
Let's have a great year!