To all members and visitors to Ravensworth Golf Club.

 

I feel privileged to welcome you all as Captain in 2017 to Ravensworth Golf Club.

The Golf Club established in 1906, has one of the finest golf courses in the North East of England. The course is a fabulous test for golfers of all levels. I find myself always extremely proud to bring guests here and enjoy their reaction to the fantastic views overlooking the beautiful countryside and the now internationally famous Angel of the North. All of which can be admired from the clubhouse balcony.

I am really looking forward to my year as Captain and supporting our men’s first teams in both the Durham and Newcastle district leagues. I wish them the best of success and I would like to take this opportunity to encourage as many members as possible to come along and offer your own support on a Tuesday and Thursday night. My best wishes also go out to all the teams representing the club and in particular to Audrey Stone who I am sure will be a great ambassador as Captain of our Ladies team.

We have had a host of great captains in my time at the club and I have been extremely fortunate to serve alongside Alan Day in 2016. It has been a great year and on behalf of myself and the members I wish Alan all the best in the future. I am sure we will all be seeing him around the club for many years to come.

I believe that to captain any Golf Club is both an honour and a privilege but to captain Ravensworth Golf Club is special and it is this “special” element of the club and the members that have been so generous to my chosen charity Macmillan Cancer Support. The charity has benefitted from 10 years of fund raising and has successfully raised over £20,000 thousand pounds. This is an unbelievable amount and something we should all be extremely proud of.

Finally I would just like to wish all members and visitors a successful year of golf. I hope to meet, greet and play with as many of you a possible throughout the year and I hope to serve you all well as Captain.

Kevin Goodfellow

Captain 2017

captain@ravensworthgolfclub.co.uk