President, Captain, Ladies’ Captain 2017-18
Mel Fox – President
It is a great honour and surprise to be elected President of Dore and Totley Golf Club for 2018 so soon after holding the office of Club Captain in 2016.
I have been a member for 15 years, and have served on the Board for 7 years, I have been on several committee’s including House Chairman and Social Chairman.
I would like to take this opportunity to welcome new members and visitors to what is a very friendly golf club.
Dore and Totley Golf Club now has one of the best courses in South Yorkshire and this is testament to the efforts made by our Greens Committee and Greens Staff since 2016. We now have a course to be proud of and I hope that our members and visitors will continue enjoying playing here.
Our next big challenge is to bring the club house up to an acceptable standard and provide first class catering. You will see over the next few months a gradual improvement and I hope both our members and visitors will take advantage of the facilities either before or after enjoying a round of golf.
May I take this opportunity to wish everyone a good golfing year.
Steve Coates – Captain
Welcome to Dore & Totley Golf Club.
It is an honour and a privilege to have been elected Captain for 2018 and I am looking forward to meeting and playing with as many members as I possibly can.
We have an excellent golf course that is played on all year round and presents a fair challenge for everyone no matter what your ability.
We are attracting more visitors than ever before and with an increasing membership I am very optimistic we can continue with the improvements we have seen over the past few years. The laying of astroturf over the existing footpaths is perhaps the most visible of these and has made an enormous difference whether on foot or using a buggy.
I would encourage all members and guests to make use of the club’s facilities from the excellent practice facilities and well equipped pro shop with golf simulator to the warm & friendly clubhouse.
I trust the weather will be kind to us in the coming year and I look forward to welcoming you to our club.
Vicky Cutts – Ladies’ Captain
I am delighted to be Captain of the Ladies section for 2018. With the support of Joy Baptie as Ladies President and the enthusiasm of Sherry Newbould as my Vice-Captain, I am sure to enjoy my year.
This is the second time for me, as I was Ladies Captain in 1996/97, with my husband Graham as the President. Things have changed quite a bit in the last 21 years, the course itself, seeing many improvements. It is now in much better condition, and with the addition of the five new holes in Derbyshire, I think we have a course to be proud of. The astro-turf paths that were laid last year, and are still being laid make the course more playable throughout the winter months, as anyone who has been a member as long as I have, will remember wading through ankle deep mud.
Equality has also made a difference to the Ladies section, and we are now made much more welcome into an integrated golf club, to which I think that the majority of members will agree has benefitted Dore & Totley.
The ladies section itself has welcomed around 6 new members, and we are hopeful of more ladies from the very successful academy run by our professional staff, Steve and Martin.
Finally, I would like to wish Steve Coates, our Captain, Mel Fox, our President, and Lionel Clarke, our Vice-Captain, a very enjoyable year.
I wish everyone at Dore & Totley, a successful 2018 and some fantastic weather to go with it.