Club Captain 2021- Malcolm Huddlestone
It is an honour and a privilege to be your Club Captain again in 2021 after a Covid interrupted 2020.
I look forward to continuing the work with my Vice-Captain John Atha, Ladies Captain Gill Lamport and the other Section Captain’s in supporting the Board of Directors in progressing the Club forward in these challenging times.
We all know that we have a course to be proud of thanks to the dedication of our Head Greenkeeper, Gary Anderson and his team, supported by the volunteers who make the playing of this wonderful game so enjoyable.
We also have our Professional team of Ian Marshall and Jeff Whittam who are always on hand to offer help in tweaking our game from time to time. It will be good to work with our catering team of Ron and Jackie Paul along with our enthusiastic bar team of Simon and Jade when deemed safe to welcome you back into the Clubhouse.
We have a very competitive playing membership here at the Club and I wish you all success in the many and varied competitions the Sub-Committee organise each week during the year.
Our Scratch and Nett teams play in the top divisions of their respective Leeds and District leagues and I wish them well in the upcoming season after the disappointment of having all the 2020 fixtures cancelled. The Union will carry over their Centenary celebrations in 2021, it would be good to have PDGC players winning some of the excellently organised events held at some of our top clubs in the region. If you are not members of the LDUGC, life membership can be obtained for £30 which allows you to enter the many competitions, please click here for further details.
My chosen charity will continue to be the Prince Of Wales Hospice, click here to see the amazing work they do in support of the local community. My charity bunker is to the right of the 18th green. If you or any of your playing colleagues visit the bunker please consider a small donation into the collection boxes situated outside the Pro Shop or within the Clubhouse.
If you are a visitor to our website (click here to book a tee time or enter one of 2021 Open Competitions) and are looking for a day out on a testing but fair course, followed by good food and a welcoming drink, please try Pontefract and District, where I am sure you will not be disappointed.
Jill and I look forward to welcoming you to the many social functions (when restrictions are lifted and it is deemed safe to return) we are lucky to have here at the Club, if you want to have an enjoyable night out and with top entertainment look out for the notices on the social noticeboard in the main foyer.
Fingers crossed life will return to some normality during 2021 after a wretched 2020 for us all.
Have a successful and rewarding year and thank you for your continued support of PDGC.
Ladies Captain 2021 – Gill Lamport