Message from the Captain

I would like to start by saying a big thank you for all the support I've already received in the last 12 months as Captain Elect.

My late grandfather was a member of Blackburn Golf Club for 30+ years so choosing Blackburn was an easy decision for me. How times have changed, I used to caddy for him for a glass of coke!

Compared to some I'm quite a new member having joined 13 years ago. I feel one of the things that sets Blackburn apart are the friendly, welcoming & supportive members. I would urge all members to always keep this as one of our top priorities, a polite hello and welcome to any visitor or new member is a important advert for our club.

The support of members was clearly evident at the beer festival over the August Bank Holiday weekend, I'm sure all who attended will agree what a fantastic weekend it was. I'm hopeful you will continue to support future events, as these are an important way to raise much needed club revenue.

With all the committees working hard on and off the course, and your continued support I'm confident we can improve the golf club further in the coming years for us and future members. Hopefully with your continued support we will have even more success in 2019 - our 125th anniversary year.

I wish all members a successful year on the course and look forward to playing golf with as many of you as possible.

Roger Fielding

Message from the Lady Captain

I would like to start off by saying what an honour and a privilege it is to be representing Blackburn Golf Club as your new Lady Captain for 2019. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Rob and Susan our retiring Captain and Lady Captain for all the hard work, and the money they have raised for the club throughout the past year.

I joined Blackburn Golf Club in 2005 with Ian my Husband, and it's one of the best decisions I ever made. I've made some really good friends through this great sport and really enjoy our mixed competitions and the great fun we have, both on the course and socially. I have represented the club in many competitions and in particular the Archie Preston and The Bell Cup.

I'm looking forward to working with Roger our new Captain and between us we will do our very best to support the club in the best we can. It's also going to be an extra special year for us both because the club will be celebrating its 125th Anniversary. I'm sure that Roger and I will have a few special things up our sleeves, so watch this space. One of my contributions is that I've organised a Ladies Open Texas Scramble, and with the help of 'Ladies Golf and Tee' we are trying to get 125 Ladies to play in it. If this can be achieved it will be a great fund raising opportunity for the club. Also, we will have our new Development Centre up and running, so fingers crossed with that and the fact we have a fabulous course, will encourage new members both young and old. There are lots of positive things happening at the club, but none of it would be possible without you, The Members!! So with the help of John our Professional, all who are on committees and you the members, we can only go on from strength to strength.

My chosen charity this year is going to be Blackburn Golf Club, I know we already have a great club but there are always improvements to be made to make it even better.

I would like to take this final opportunity to wish you all a very happy, enjoyable and successful golfing year. Please may the sun shine on us ALL!!!!

Julie Trinder