Seniors' Captain's Welcome

Fellow Members

I am honoured and absolutely delighted to be addressing you as Seniors Captain of Newark Golf Club for 2020/21.

It goes without saying, that I will strive to do my best to continue to uphold the high standards and traditions that have been established and embedded in our culture, over many years by our former Captains, Management Committees & fellow members.

Special thanks to our outgoing Captain Howard Wibberley, who along with our Seniors Management Committee have led us excellently through an incredibly challenging year.

I joined Newark Golf Club in 2016 and immediately joined the Seniors Section, it soon became very apparent that I had joined an incredibly special and unique group of people. I will always remember the very warm welcome I received from all the members, particularly from Captain Mike Daniels and Vice-Captain James Gilmour.


  • Enjoy my year as Captain
  • Uphold the high standards, traditions and ethos of the Seniors Section, which includes treating every member with dignity, respect and support.
  • Endeavour to retain and improve our Senior numbers, by actively encouraging all club members who are eligible to come and join us.
  • Promote and encourage Senior members to participate in all our activities, these include, Monday and Thursday Rollups, Interclub Social matches, Stablefords, Monthly Medal Comps, Golf fun days, Exchange days and social gatherings throughout the year.   

I am pleased to inform you that Bob (Rock) Hastings will be my Vice Captain, Rock will be an excellent addition to the Seniors Management Committee.

I have decided that, as Howard did, my Captains Charity will be the same as the Seniors Charity, i.e. will be supporting Beaumond House Hospice Care, who provide supportive palliative care to patients with life limiting or terminal illnesses and their families. I am confident the Seniors will continue to support and raise very much needed funds for this outstanding Charity.

Finally, I wish all current and future Seniors, an extremely healthy and happy golfing year.

I look forward to playing Seniors Social golf at its best.


Patrick Roche

Seniors Captain 2020/21