2018-2019 Lady Captain Jane Britton And Club Captain Chris Wilson Welcome You To Wimbledon Common Golf Club
Club Captain – Chris Wilson
My name is Chris Wilson and I am honoured to be captain of Wimbledon Common Golf Club. I’ve been a member here for 18 years and am looking forward to leading the club during its continued success.
I hope to inspire others to take up golf or perfect their game, and to become active members of Wimbledon Common Golf Club. We have the friendliest club around, it is fantastic value for money, the course gives you a really great taste of golf, and all of the members are enjoyable to play with.
I hope to be as successful as outgoing captain Martin Finn was, although I have huge shoes to fill. Inspired by previous captains’ combined fundraising successes, the Lady Captain Jane Britton and I have teamed up to raise funds for REAdY - sport without boundaries. Please support us and REAdY by participating in our golf and other charity events throughout the year.
Here’s to a fantastic year of continued success at Wimbledon Common Golf Club, together! See you on the course and in the clubhouse.
--Chris Wilson, Captain 2018-2019
Lady Captain – Jane Britton
I am very honoured to have been voted in as the Lady Captain of Wimbledon Common Golf Club for 2018-2019 and I would like to thank the members for putting their faith in me and my Vice Captain Morag Nicolson. We follow in the steps of a series of fine Lady Captains who have given their time and effort so freely to inspire us all to play golf.
In particular I owe a great deal to Lynne Mikhelson who first made me so welcome as a new golfer, to Janice Brackenridge who gave me a wealth of opportunities with my first friendly and competitive matches and who continues to support and guide us as a past captain; to Joanna Croker (and Frankie of course!), an ever present smiling face whose enthusiasm was infectious and to my long time friend, our last Lady Captain, Gilly Briant, a font of knowledge who championed various causes endeavouring to drive us further forward as a club. Without their drive and enthusiasm for golf I would not be writing this now.
So after just 3 years in the club I am thrilled to be stepping up at a time when our club is thriving whilst so many are struggling. It is exciting to be part of the team building on both our ever developing academy and intermediate programmes and also on the success of recent years in external local and national competitions. There are a wealth of opportunities for golfers whether they look to play socially, competitively locally or competitively in wider reaching events.
One of the great strengths of WCGC is the integration of the mens and ladies sections such that almost every week sees a different event in which men and women participate alongside or against each other. This is an opportunity we are very fortunate to have.
I would like to welcome all the new members who have joined us over the past few months and to encourage anyone looking for a club locally to get involved in our lively, friendly club be it playing golf events or taking part in activities such as wine tasting or sports evenings after a day on the course. There is so much to do if you want to get involved. Please do stop me for a chat when you see me around the club and feel free to ring me to play some golf with you if you would like to.
Finally can I encourage everyone to take part in our range of events many of which are held throughout the year to support the charity that Chris Wilson our Club Captain and I have chosen: REAdY is a local charity which raises money to help young people with disabilities play sport and take part in healthy activities for fun and fitness and is run entirely by volunteers. These young people need and value any support we can give to help them with. For example: grants for transport, facility hire and specialist hearing aids. Getting the support they need to help them participate in sport can be truly life changing.
Have a great year playing golf and if I can help please don’t hesitate to get in touch.