A word from our new Chairman
A warm welcome to all at North Manchester Golf Club including the newly elected Captain’s, Vice Captains, President’s and the new members to the Committee.
As this is my first publication in the newsletter I would like to make a brief introduction of myself to everybody who doesn’t already know me I’m Andy Sherlock and have been a member of the club for some 12 years. I have always been interested in being involved in the management of the Golf Club with a recent change of position at work and a vacancies on the board means the chance has arisen for me to step up to take on the role as Chairman, it will be a great privilege to take on the role though I am sure it will be an interesting, if not challenging time for me but yet enjoyable having to juggle: work, family and not to mention golfing commitments. I will also have to learn about workings of the Golf Club, staff and members requirements but intend to give it my all.
Taking the role of Chairman means I do have my own ideas to try and help move the club forwards as all of the new committee members will have hopefully giving us a positive future. This will require the assistance and support of everybody involved at the golf club but you can rest assured that any changes and decisions made will keep the clubs best interest at the fore front of our minds and I will always welcome ideas, suggestion and even complaints from fellow members, staff and visitors.
I would like to thank everybody for their continued hard work at the club and the free time given up to help improve the facilities that we have both on and off the course, the addition of the newly built walls and tee built at the first along with the redesign of various bunkers is a vast improvement to what is already a fantastic yet challenging golf course accompanied by the work carried out in both locker-room and function room hopefully indicates the direction of which the club is going.
To finish I would once again like to express my gratitude for the chance to take on the role and would like to wish everybody a successful and enjoyable season at North Manchester Golf Club
Andy Sherlock - Chairman
As everyone is aware North has a very attractive clubhouse from the road and the drive up to the course but unfortunately old buildings require a lot more up keep than a new one.
Over the past few years nothing has been done around the place due to the proposed development, however last year has seen a lot of activity taking place with the men’s locker room being painted along with new ceiling tiles and lighting (Charles Jones) the function room , mixed lounge . small front reception room all being decorated by John Hughes. Derek Hamlett along with numerous other members who spared some time to help out, I appreciated it as did all members.
This year we’re unsure what’s happening with the development at the moment but it’s still on the radar. We want to do the ladies toilets in the function room (ASAP) and the gents in the locker room along with a disabled toilet for the function room but this is going to cost money which we haven’t got at the moment so we’ll be holding a few various fund raising activities so we can do the project and with volunteers from within the club this will help to keep costs down.
Hopefully we will have enough money raised and volunteers in place to make a start at the end of the golf season so as not to disrupt the club during its busiest period.
If anyone has any ideas how we can improve the clubhouse without vast expenditure then please feel free to speak to either myself Andy Bradburn, Howard Lawton, Charles Jones & Paul Thomlinson who are on the house committee we’re always after ideas no matter how big or small.
Andy Bradburn - House Chair
Captain & Lady Captain
Steve has been a member of North Manchester for 50 years; he has the honour of having the playing record for the lowest gross score for the course. He has a supportive family, wife Bronwen, son Martyn who is the golf Professional at Davyhulme Park Golf Club and daughter Stephanie who works for Air New Zealand.
His Favourite colour is blue which is not surprising as his second favourite hobby is supporting Manchester city.
The Captains chosen charity for this year is for the visually impaired and his aim is to raise £5000 to fund a guide puppy. If that aim can be achieved the puppy would be named NORTH after our very own golf Club.
Please support the Captain and give as generously as you can.
My introduction to North Manchester Golf Club was by invitation, by Maureen & Luke Gilmartin, to several social functions.
At the time I was playing Hockey for I.C.I in the Manchester League and also county 2nds. I also played Tennis at Prestwich and was an active member at The Village Squash club and played on the team when required.
As my husband and I were approaching 50 he suggested we holiday at a golf school in Cornwall, where they provided the clubs, to see if we liked the game.
When we returned we were hooked and applied for membership to North in 1991.
In 2000 I won The Manchester Evening News Ladies Knockout competition. Thesemi final & final was held on the same day at Worsley Marriott.
In 2002 I was asked to be Lady Captain of North which was an honour. I have served on the Ladies Committee and also the club council
and for the past few years have been Match Secretary for the Ladies team.
When asked again this year to be Lady Captain I did not hesitate to accept the position.
Hopefully with support from my Committee, the Ladies section and the Club we will have a good year and good golf.
Lady Captain 2019