2019-2020 Club Captain Jez Warren and Lady Captain Morag Nicolson Welcome You To Wimbledon Common Golf Club
Club Captain – Jez Warren
I’m Jez Warren and I am extremely honoured to have been asked to be Captain of this great club. When I joined around 8 years ago I never would have thought this possible.
The lifeblood of this club is its members, old and young, men and women and to have their support to be their figurehead for the year means such a lot.
Playing golf on the Common brings a lot of unique things into play. It’s an incredibly tight course, so don’t be fooled by the length, and the greens are amongst the best in Surrey. We’ve also got a World class putting coach as our resident club Professional too, so if you want to improve your putting, this is the club for you!
Both Morag (this year's Lady Captain) and I have some great plans to make the club even more modern and hope to be able to implement some of these within the next year, including opening a brand new club shop, which will be the lifeblood of the weekend mornings.
Wimbledon Common is unlike so many other golf clubs in that we are extremely open and welcoming to golfers of all levels. You can learn your golf here with help from so many resources, or you can hone your single figure handicap and help the teams win various club competitions. We welcome everyone, so if you wanted to try golf but were always put off by the stuffiness of it all, come to the Common, you’ll be welcomed with open arms. I guarantee you won’t want to leave!
My chosen charity for the year is Marie Curie Cancer Care. Cancer has been a blight on society for so long and nearly every family has been affected in some way so I am proud to be able to give something back to help those in need. Perhaps one day we’ll find a cure….
Enjoy your golf, and I hope to see you on the course or in the clubhouse!
--Jez Warren, Captain 2019-2020
Lady Captain – Morag Nicolson
I first joined WCGC in 2015 as an Academy member, after a chance meeting with Lindy Ratner, at the Wimbledon Common Open Day. I’d played a bit of casual golf over the years before then, but nothing like the regular social and competitive game I am playing now. I am really grateful to many of the longer-standing lady members who mentored me and encouraged me to get a handicap certificate and become a full time member of this wonderful, friendly Club.
I am now both honoured and delighted to be taking over the position of Lady Captain at a time when the Ladies’ section is thriving. I want its success to develop and grow; for us to continue to offer golf along a spectrum from friendly, social play at regular roll ups and fun events, to more competitive play in both internal and external ones.
Over the course of the year, I will be raising funds for The Pituitary Foundation. This is a small, national charity that provides invaluable help, information and support to people living with disorders of the pituitary gland. I was diagnosed with a pituitary tumour in my late 20s, and over the years have lived with a cocktail of chronic pain, neurosurgery, radiotherapy and medical procedures. The work that the charity does for patients is therefore very close to my heart, and indeed my head.
Finally I’d just like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has supported me getting to this point, in particular to Jane Britton for suggesting last year that I should take on the role of her Vice Captain, and to Liz de Bay for agreeing to be mine.
Let’s have a great golfing year working together to sustain the success of the Ladies’ section and WCGC as a whole.