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Mens Welcome



Tapton Park is a wonderful, friendly place to play golf and I am delighted and honoured to be the 2018 Men’s Captain. There are many improvements being made at the golf course and it is an exciting time to be the Captain. Throughout the year the Men’s section has a full and varied programme of competitions and friendly matches against local clubs. You are all very welcome to take part and I look forward to enjoying golf with you throughout the season. Details of all events will be posted on the Club noticeboard or just ask me for further information. One highlight for me will be my Captain’s Away Day at Calverley Golf Club on August 31st., a course designed by the former Walker Cup Captain Peter McEvoy OBE. McEvoy was famously the first British amateur to make the cut in the Masters. I hope you will be able to join me there and at the many other events throughout the year.

I shall be supporting two charities this year, Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice and the Handigolf Foundation:

Bluebell Wood is an inspiring place that cares for children and young adults with life-shortening and life- threatening conditions, as well as supporting their families. It costs over £4 million a year to keep open but receives just 10% funding from the government. Bluebell Wood is situated just 20 minutes from Tapton and serves the Chesterfield area.

The Handigolf Foundation is a charity that enables people with physical disabilities to enjoy the game we all love. This is a joint venture with the Ladies Captain Caroline Holland and the Seniors’ Captain Richard Stephen and together we hope to purchase a specially adapted golf buggy for use by wheelchair golfers. I am delighted to be working closely with the other sections of the club as well as continuing to keep Tapton at the forefront of support for golfers with disabilities.

I am sure you will join me in supporting two such worthy causes and may I wish you all an excellent year’s golf.

Peter Bamford.




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