Re­tire­ments mean end of an era at golf club

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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

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●● Prest­bury Golf Club’s re­tir­ing chair­man Arthur Dicken (right) and Neville Young, club sec­re­tary and gen­eral man­ager

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