NEW CAPTAINS FOR 2018
Men’s Captain, Paul Roberts, joined the club as a junior member with his brother Matthew in 1983. “It is a great honour to be Men’s Captain of Rothley Park G.C. in a year when we will see major changes on both the course and in the structure and management of the club. These are exciting times. We have attracted a significant number of new members and I look forward to building on our established foundations and welcoming all our new members into both social and competitive golf, such that they feel truly part of our great club in every way.
“My chosen charity for 2018 is the Jamaica National Children’s Home which I visited with my mother-in-law, who was a director of the home for five years. She tasked with turning around a struggling and underfunded but vital institution which now accommodates 80 children, nearly half of whom have severe and multiple physical disabilities. I am sure I can rely on everyone’s support in raising a significant sum of money to help JNCH continue its important work.”
The 2018 Ladies Captain is Kim Turner. Kim has been a member of Rothley Park for over twenty years. “Rothley Park has one of the largest ladies sections in the county and is attracting many younger ladies that I believe is due to forward thinking by the club. My personal aim this year is to encourage more people to enjoy the game especially children. I also enjoy the huge social aspect of the club; we have a great variety of events.
“My charity for the year is Dementia UK, raising money for the first Admiral nurse for Leicestershire. An Admiral nurse cares for not only dementia sufferers but also the families of those affected and at present Leicestershire is sadly lacking.”
Senior Men’s Captains is Anthony Johnson. He joined Rothley Park in 2012 along with his brother Eric who will be Senior Men’s Captain next year. “I’ve been playing golf for about 20 years. I’ve always admired Rothley Park as a club and was delighted when the opportunity arose to join.
“Playing with the seniors really is such a thoroughly enjoyable experience, getting to meet so many people from so many different backgrounds makes for an interesting and light hearted atmosphere. Games, however, are always competitive and can get serious at times, but always the main emphasis is on enjoying the experience of playing golf.''
This year’s Junior Captain is sixteen-year-old Ben Spillane. Ben lives in Rothley and is a student at Loughborough Grammar School. Ben is an excellent golfer and joined Rothley Park when he was nine. He will be an enthusiastic captain of the club’s thriving junior section.
Our Golfing Academy starts its third year following it's successful launch in 2016. An ideal way for anyone to learn to play the game alongside other beginners, the Academy also enables you to sample the club atmosphere before making a full commitment. Last year 8 Academy members went onto to apply for full membership and are now enjoying golf at Rothley. Full details on how to join can be found on the website
Having recently taken over our catering Paul Leary is already beginning to make a difference . Gourmet evenings are staged once a month and are already selling out as word gets round about the high standard of cuisine on offer. Details of upcoming evenings and other social events are available on the website.
Rothley are delighted to be holding several Open competitions through the year. We are again hosting the Jeslon Midland PGA Pro-Am, which is one of the regions flagship events. There is also a mixture of Senior, Mixed and Ladies opens. Details of dates and entry forms can be found from the visitors tab on the website under ‘Opens’.