Veterans Section

The veterans section of Bridport & West Dorset Golf Club is open to all male members of the club who are aged 60 and over.  When you first join there is a £10 charge for which you receive a Vets tie, some golf insurance cover (very useful for those many holes in one!!) and the opportunity to play in the varied competitions run every week on our dedicated Vets Thursday morning. From then on it is £2 a year to renew the insurance.

But they are the least of the benefits. The best part is being able to enjoy the company of like-minded men who will not let you have a miserable round of golf, no matter how badly you play. Basically, it is just good fun. We are all competitive, and there is ample opportunity to lower your handicap, but most of all we all enjoy our golf.

VETERANS COMMITTEE

2016-2017

CAPTAIN DAVID BUCKLAND
VICE.CAPTAIN  JIM THORPE
SECRETARY BRIAN SAVERY
TREASURER IAN WIGGLESWORTH
TEAM SELECTION SECRETARY KEITH MUNDY
 FIXTURES SECRETARY  GIL ROBERTS
CATERING LIASON DAVID DOWLING
PRESS/COMMUNICATION PETER CROWTER
COMMITTEE MEMBER ROY GILL
COMMITTEE MEMBERS DAVE RENDELL

KEITH HICKS

 

THOUGHTS FROM THE VETS CAPTAIN

 

Retirement from a long career meant that my wife and I could make our ream come true and move to this idyllic place called West Dorset. We had holidayed in this part of the World for over 15 years before our move from the South East London and who would not want to be anywhere else. I had always had a vision of Golf in retirement so I tried it out at an evening class and was hooked straight away.

Bridport Golf Club was the nearest to our home so I thought I would try it out on the course just before it was redesigned and the new clubhouse built. I thought I did OK at 125 for the round being a complete novice and clearly the score proved this. Now several years later I have improved a little at a handicap of 21.

Bridport & West Dorset Golf Club with its superb course and friendly atmosphere has given me many friends. I am now very privileged to have been asked to become the Veterans Captain of Bridport Golf Club. The support I have received from everyone within the Club has proven to me that Bridport Golf Club is the best place to play my Golf. The Club, Ladies and Veterans Sections encourage and welcome all who play here whether new members or Visitors to our great club. This is especially true of our section and may this never change.  I look forward to welcoming you all to Bridport & West Dorset Golf Club.

                                                              David Buckland Vets Captain 2017