To members of Westwood Golf Club and to all visitors both golfing and social.
I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself to those of you who do not know me. My name is Derek Parker and I have been a member of Westwood Golf Club for nearly 20 years.
I will be the Gents Captain for the coming season and I am looking forward to meeting a wider
section of our membership and visitors alike in 2024.
Our golf course offers a great mid-range challenge to all golfers with two very different halves set in glorious countryside, incorporating the River Churnet as an additional challenge.
On the social side, we have a very active committee who are involved in and responsible for a number of exciting events throughout the year in a clubhouse that is second to none. I do hope we can make my year as captain a year to remember with lots of members taking part in the various events planned across 2024.
My chosen charity for my term as Captain (along with our Lady Captain) will be the British Heart Foundation. We have chosen this charity as heart disease is one of the biggest killers of people of all ages.
I myself had a heart attack in 2011 but consider myself to be one the lucky ones to have been promptly treated by the team at the Royal Stoke and benefitted from the ever-evolving research and development supported by charities such as the BHF.
So, during the course of our tenure we will be running CPR courses and training for all members and guests to hopefully be able to help someone if needed in the future.
Please feel free to approach me if you have any comments or suggestions that will benefit the golf club, as I can promise you that your voices count, as members you are the backbone of our club.
All the very best for 2024 season, happy golfing!
Gents Captain 2024