Spotlight on Phil Warriner, CMC member

When did you start playing and how long have you been a member at Newark?

Started playing 32 years ago. l have been a member now at Newark for 6 Years.


Favourite course played and why?

Hillside, Lancashire. Great back 9. Played with my uncle who was Captain there in 1987 and is now an honorary life member.

Best result as a golfer?

45 points playing off an 11 handicap having blobbed the first hole.


Biggest tournament you’ve attended or played in?

The Open twice at Royal Lytham & St Annes.


Most memorable moment on the golf course?

Hole in one twice the 5th at Newark and the 12th at Torksey. {Editor’s Note: Very greedy]


Funniest thing you’ve seen on the golf course?

Playing at Torksey in a competition with a playing partner l had never met before, who wouldn’t stop talking about himself. On the 7th hole he left his trolley near the pond while we walked to the tee; we turned around to see his trolley in the pond – the only time all day he was lost for words.


Favourite player and why?

Seve, always entertaining.


Away from golf … other hobbies and pastimes?

Family and watching my son play cricket.


Favourite holiday destination and why?

Anywhere with a decent golf course.


Favourite food?

English – Steak and chips.

Castaway on a desert island:

Your piece of music and why?

Led Zeppelin 4 – brings back memories of care-free days.


Your chosen book and why?

Stop Thinking Start Living.  It’s all in the title.


Your luxury item and why?

Toiletry bag – cannot go a day without a shower.


And finally … your ideal fourball?

Colin Hunt who has sadly passed away. He was the person who got me playing golf. Seve. Having followed him around the Oxfordshire golf course in the old Benson & Hedges tournament l am certain it would be entertaining. Ben Hogan. I would like to witness his fantastic swing live.