I was born and grew up in Westcliff on Sea, before moving to Beckenham when I married Mags and we have lived locally ever since.
At school, football was my passion and I represented Essex School Boys and continued to play until my mid thirties. I have completed three London Marathons and enjoy skiing and mountain biking. One of my personal highlights was trekking to Everest Base Camp with my daughter.
I started playing golf with my dad at the age of thirteen, but the first club I joined was Chislehurst Golf Club in 1995.
As a career, I qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Moore Stephens, near St. Pauls and now run my own accountancy practice, Baker Britt, based in the high street.
I am married to my wife Mags, we have two children, Stephanie and Jack and a lovely labrador called Hugo.
I am really looking forward to the year ahead, representing the Club and meeting and playing with our members.
I was born locally, in Bromley, and am married to Del Homes, who has been a member of this golf club since 1982.
After having lessons and playing golf at Darenth Valley, I joined Chislehurst Golf Club in 1988, without an official handicap.
My working career, of some 40 years, has been in the fashion industry covering many different aspects from design development, Catwalk shows to dressing celebrities, including dressing, a wax work model for Madam Tussauds. My job involved a lot of travelling which sadly impacted on the occasions I had to play golf, at this time.
Having recently retired, I was delighted to be asked to take on the role of Lady Captain for 2023.
In the last 35 years, the golf club has been a huge part of mine and Del’s social life and I have met some really interesting people and made many lifelong friends.
I feel truly privileged to have been given this opportunity, to represent the ladies section this year, and to continue the traditions and the fun, within the friendly environment we have established here at the Club.
My name is Thomas Poynton and I am delighted to be the new junior captain of Chislehurst Golf Club.
I’ve been playing for around 6 years and my handicap is 11.
In 2021 I fell in love with the sport and ended up playing at every opportunity, even playing in the rain.
I’m very proud to represent the juniors of this club, and I’m excited for what’s to come this year and all the matches we have scheduled.
I’m very thankful for this opportunity and I’m looking forward to supporting Paul and Gill in their year as Captains.