I would like to congratulate Dave for his year and three weeks as Gent’s Captain; and thank him for asking me to be his Vice Captain. I would like all the members to have a great year and hopefully support not only my chosen charity, but also all of the competitions and social events throughout the year.
I recognise that it’s a tremendous honour in being the Gent’s Captain and I feel very privileged, I will do my best to represent the members and Billingham Golf Club in the manner that’s expected. I will make myself available as often as possible to meet with you to discuss any issues that you may have and I will attempt to play with as many members during the year as possible.
I have been a member since 1999 and have served on both Competition and Entertainment committees; I have been the Men’s Union Manager for the last five seasons; and over the last 12 years held 10 charity golf days. Which I would like to believe have not only helped the various charities but helped the club with boosting they much needed funds.
Peter Caswell is my Vice Captain. Peter has been a member since 1970 and has not only sponsored many charity events at the club. in last year’s anniversary year Peter was the main sponsor; he has also been my right hand man helping me with the men’s union team also supplying all the team uniforms. I can’t think of any person more deserving for this role and I wish him nothing but success for the future.
I would like to wish the Ladies Captain and Junior Captain a successful and enjoyable year.
My chosen charity for this year is “The James Cook University Hospital Chemotherapy Day Unit Middlesbrough” and was actually picked by my wife before she passed. I would love to raise as much as possible for this very worthy cause. As I have seen at first hand the amount of hard work these nurses do day in day out trying to treat far too many patients who have this horrible disease called cancer.
I wish all the Club teams and Members a very successful 2018
I would like say I’m very proud to be your Gent’s Captain for 2018 and would like to “Thank you all very much”.
On a personal note I would like to thank everyone for they support on my eventual drive in day…!!!! and a huge thank you to Ian Fawcett on his brilliant organisation and secret skills for the Golf Day on Friday 30th March I hope everyone had a wonderful day I know I did thanks Ian.
Tom Cushley – Captain 2018