Captain's Welcome from Rick Bodenham
It is my pleasure and honour to pen this introduction.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank the outgoing captain, Stu Wade, for his hard work throughout a demanding year involving many lockdowns. Well done Stu.
I would like to welcome you to Marlborough Golf Club; a club steeped in history following its inauguration in 1888 as a 9- hole course through to the exciting developments of the 21 century where we aim to give all our members and visitors a magnificent experience both on and off the golf course. A club/ course we believe to be among the finest in the county.
We have had a year of frustration, but as a club we have come through it and we look forward to once again enjoying the sport we love whether it is on a competitive level or a social level; both are very important to us here. We look forward to the many competitions that are run throughout the year at the club allowing players of all handicaps to be confident of a positive experience as well as the medals that take place. We have a number of club fixtures to play, there are various golfing events and there is the return of league golf at the highest level for our low handicap members. Such a lot to savour for one and all!
As captain, I look forward to the Drive In, my Captain’s Day as well as the other sections Captain’s days, the Inter-Quadrilateral, the Club Championships and many others. It is a mouth-watering, cornucopia of golfing riches! It is my hope to meet as many members as possible in my year as captain both on and off the golf course; supporting all the sections of the club and hopefully being involved in many social events at the club .Inclusivity is important to me and I have many ideas for the year to come and I hope that they will come to fruition and I know from experience that the club will get behind them 100%. We have many interesting times to come and I feel that we as a club are happy to embrace these new times in a supportive and enthusiastic manner.
The charities we will be supporting this year will be a county-wide one and a local one. We will continue to support the Wiltshire Air Ambulance charity and locally we will support Marlborough Loves Kids Meals. I know that the membership of our club is keen to help others and we look forward to raising funds for these two worthy charities.
It is an honour to be elected as your Club Captain and I promise to do my very best to promote and grow our club and act as an ambassador wherever the year takes me around the golfing world we inhabit.
Enjoy your golf!