At the Club's A.G.M. on 19 December, Nick Prince was voted in to the prestigious position of Club Captain for 2020. Nick paid tribute to the excellent leadership & boundless commitment of this year’s Captain John Taylor and revealed ‘Derbyshire Autism Services’ as his chosen charity for the coming year.
John is pictured congratulating Nick & presenting him with the coveted Captain’s Tie. John then received his Past Captain’s Tie and Tankard from Nick.
Dr R. Ian McDarmaid was elected as Vice Captain for 2020.
Seniors’ Captain will be Duncan Renshaw and Seniors’ Vice Captain Malcolm Wilson.
Junior Captain will be Harry Bates.
The new Captains will begin their roles on New Year’s Day at 12.00 in time honoured fashion with a ‘ Drive off ‘ from the First Tee, which will be followed by a friendly social gathering.
The elections brought changes in the Director’s with Martyn Shinner moving to Chairman & Gerard Allan taking over his former role of Finance Director. Martyn was praised for his diligence over the past 4 years and the important tight budgetary control. Steve Hall stepped up to take on the Sales & Marketing Role from Ian McDarmaid to allow him to move into the Club playing roles.
President Paul Cook paid tribute to the Club’s Directors & to the excellence of our Managers especially Richard Walker in bringing the Course to its highly rated position; Steve Clancy, our PGA Professional, for his enthusiasm & especially for developing a thriving Junior section as well as spreading the game of golf into schools in the Area.
Our well known Functions’ Manager, Mike Burton has just retired, but will continue to play golf, and we wish him well. Mike did a great job and his deputies, Louise Mather & Karen Edge are jointly looking after functions at AGC.
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