Name: John Thompson
Current Handicap: 12.3
Majors Won: 5
I started playing golf in 2016 as I was looking for a new sporting hobby and ever since have become seriously addicted to the sport. I soon started playing competitions at Altrincham GC and have been fortunate to win 5 major honours at the club as well as a few social wins during the winter season. I hope to lower my handicap this season and I am really excited about all the excellent social events that are also taking place. I really enjoy to the large social group at the club and how friendly the members are which is the reason for my remaining at the club. It is an honour to be the 2023 AGC captain and I look forward to meeting new members joining and becoming part of this historic golf club.
Past Captain 2022/23
Name: Danny Miller
Current Handicap: 6
Majors Won: 30
Best Round: Gross 73
I was introduced to golf by Roland West’s daughter, Lorraine. I was looking for something to keep me fit when the football season closes. I remember talking to Lorraine West and she introduced me to her dad, Mr Roland West. That’s where it all began for me back in the ’80s. After a couple of years of playing Mr west decided me and James West would be good for a match for each other and that season I think we won almost everything that a team could win. I still have a target to beat James West’s number of major victories at the club as he’s just in front of me with the most major 32.
I’ve also had the privilege of captain Durham Forest team I tried to put something back into the game by helping others with their game and enjoy that. The rest is history as they say. I now enjoy playing anywhere and with anyone.
AGC President 2022-2025
Name: Brian Cawley
I Joined Altrincham Golf Club, in 2016, after taking early retirement, I served in HM Forces for over 25 Years where my early passion for golf started, with a 4 Iron and a sports field.
Committee Member (Past Captain)
Name: Stuart Mason
Current Handicap: 12
Best Round: Gross 77 White Tees
Majors Won: 5
Captains Bowl, Remembrance Trophy, Geoff Gibson Trophy, Trafford Leisure Trophy, Winter Fourball Knockout
Played nomadic golf for several years and when looking to join a club I was recommended Altrincham Golf Club by a friend.
Joined in 2008 and was immediately hooked by the friendly, welcoming atmosphere and that we played competitions every weekend.
In 2017 I joined the committee with the idea to help where I could and with a hope of putting something back into the club that had given me such great times. I have since been surprised and honoured to accept Mr Captain’s request to be his Captain elect.
Name: Chris O’Connell
Current Handicap 6.5
“I started playing golf when my dad took me down the local park to whack a few balls around when I was 10. From there he got me into the game as a junior at our local 9 hole course.
Having largely been absent from the game of golf from my later teenage years and early twenties, I rekindled my love for the game when I joined Altrincham Golf Club in 2019.
The friendly faces and frequent competitions made it easy to settle in and find my passion for the sport once more. Here’s hoping me and the old man can capture a doubles trophy that eluded us last season!”
Handicap & Competition Secretary
Name: Bernie Wood & Life Member
Current Handicap: 9
Best Round: Gross 69 White Tees
Majors Won: 19
Joined Altrincham Golf Club in 1968 as a junior. My first handicap was 15 and my lowest ever was 4.
I have held various committee positions including Captain (2000) , President and various others. To mark my 50thyear of membership the Trust commissioned a competition in my name, the Bernie Wood Trophy. I have recorded two holes in one in 1998 and 1999. I have finished a rather distant second , twice in the J Ford . In 1998 I qualified for the final of the EGU Gold Medal returning a score of 71-7-64. I am still a regular at Old Trafford and have held a season ticket for the past 30 years. I still enjoy karaoke and I am known for my sharp ‘humour’.
I also appeared on Sky Sports on the Trilby Tour.
Despite suffering a heart attack in 2013 and a stroke in 2016 my ambition is to live long and enjoy my golf as much as possible.
Here is to the next 50 years.
AGC Secretary, Welfare Officer & Handicap Committee
Name: Tim Dibble
Current Handicap: 14.6
Best Round: Gross 81 White Tees Monthly Medal
Majors: 5 Winter Fourball Knockout, Ray Gelatily, Gyves & Gardner Trophy, J Greatbanks Memorial Trophy, Remembrance Trophy,
Played golf on and off since the ’90s. I joined Altrincham as found it to be a relaxing and welcoming environment. Like others, I’ve held memberships at various clubs but settled at Altrincham around 2007. I have fond memories of the place as my father used to play here when I was around 7 years old. I used to play a ball into the brook on the old 16th, Funny how some things change but remain the same. Now I’m rinsing balls on the 1st hole.
Lady Captain 2022/23
Name: Glynis Brown
Best gross –
Majors won –
Name: Dave Drury
Best gross 79 white tees
Current Handicap 8.5
Name: Ian Cheetham
Current Handicap: 21
Best Round: 90 off Whites
Majors: 1 – The R Gyves and Gardener Trophy
After years of playing football, I took up golf, playing Altrincham on my own every Sunday evening in the summer of 2017.
Once I joined in the competitions I quickly made new friends and was warmly welcomed into the club.
As a new member of the committee, I hope to provide valuable input and a drive to improve the social side of the club.
Name: Cameron Arnold
In addition to our Committee, we have members in the club that have limited time available but still like to get involved in specific activities in the club.
Name: Cameron Arnold
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