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Committee 2019

Peter Wootton, Captain 2019

I was very surprised and humbled to be asked to captain the BLHGA for 2019, especially as I am a relative newcomer. I clearly have many great footsteps to follow: Be assured I will do my best. We start at Port Patrick followed closely by the World Championships in Germany. I have been there and the venue is stunning. I hope you will support me in attending as many events as possible especially my Captain’s day at Ladbrook Park on July 22nd. I look forward to seeing you all next year.

Derek Smallwood, Vice Captain

Member at Worksop GC. Been a member of the Lefties for more than ten years. Mad keen cricketer who now umpires and supports juniors. Retired from accountancy and his own successful business. 

Frank McCabe, Chairman

Born 1938 in County Down and have lived in Derby since 1952. Avid Derby County fan. In 1968 became a member of CHEVIN GOLF CLUB  and served on committee from 1973  to 1988 – Captain 1980. Joined ASHBOURNE GOLF CLUB in 1992 – Captain 2002, Chairman 2001 to 2003, made Life President in 2007. Held the position of both Captain and President of the BLHGA  as well as being Captain of the ULSTER Left Handed Golfers. Married to Margaret (1963) – have 2 daughters and together we have been showing English Setters for many years.  Golf has been a large part of my life and nothing gives me more pleasure than enjoying a day out with my fellow Left Handers and winning the Raffle!!

Alan Haines, Secretary

Alan plays golf at Wetherby and organises the Association brilliantly. 

John Carter, President

John plays golf at Buckingham and has been a member of BLHGA for many years.

Barry Ingham, Treasurer

Barry has played more than 1000 courses and been a member of the BLHGA for a very long time! He has compiled a history of the Association and this will soon be added to the website. He has made sure the finances are in good order too, which in no small part is why we have survived and thrived for so long.

Chris Birch, Webmaster

Chris plays golf at Maxstoke Park in Warwickshire, and Wyke Green in London (11). He joined the BLHGA in 1985 at the Forest of Arden. He was Captain in 2015, when he also won the Bob Charles Trophy. His grandfather and father were lefties as is his son. He hopes you like the new website and more importantly, find it useful! He would be happy to receive pictures, comments and appropriate stories to add to the content of the website.

Phil Sharman, Committee

Member at Sicklehome

Harold Adkin, Committee Member

Member at Charnwood Forest 

Keith Edge, Committee Member

Member at Willesley Park 

Tony Broadhurst, Committee Member

Started playing golf 1971, joining Ashbourne Golf Club. Have served on Committee on and off for over 30 years; was Club Captain in 1985 and President 2008/2009. Joined B.L.H.G.A. in 1989 and was Captain in 2002 and President in 2011/2012. I was President of W.A.L.G for 2012 when we organised the  21st  World Championship in Scotland. I was Captain of the Society of Derbyshire Golf Captains in 2013, and President of the Derbyshire Union of Golf Clubs in 2016/2017. Am still involved in running the county competitions. My best handicap has been 11. I  won two major competitions at Ashbourne in 2018 which helped reduce my handicap from 19 to the present 16, so am still competitive in my 80th year.

Ron Walker, Committee Member

Member at Willesley Park

Mike May, Committee Member

Member at Harefield Downs