Retirements mean end of an era at golf club
IT will be a case of different strokes at Prestbury Golf Club after the retirement of its chairman and general manager.
Chairman Arthur Dicken and club secretary and general manager, Neville Young attended the club’s annual general meeting in their roles for the last time and celebrated 14 years of working together.
The chairman thanked Mr Young for his long and loyal service and presented him with the club’s traditional engraved silver dish.
He then introduced David Holmes as the new general manager.
David comes to the club from the Royal Ashdown Forest Golf club in Surrey, where he was club secretary.
Arthur Dicken first served the club on the general committee.
He then took on the role of captain and president and for the past four years was chairman.
Mr Dicken said: “The club continues to be a successful and traditional member owned golf club because it has managed progressive change to keep up with the expectations of today’s membership, while still respecting the traditions of the club.”
He also spoke at the club’s meeting about the main attraction of the club being its Harry Colt designed golf course.
He then praised the work of successive committees and course managers who had ensured that the course kept improving.
The new chairman, elected at the AGM, was John Woof who will take over at the same time as the new general manager.
New general manager David Holmes (left) and chairman John Woof
●● Prestbury Golf Club’s retiring chairman Arthur Dicken (right) and Neville Young, club secretary and general manager