I was born in 1948 in Dagenham Essex. Growing up in Dagenham was not easy but luckily, I was able to go to university and then joined a big computer consultancy. In the early 80’s the PC was invented, and I took the opportunity to open my own company, which I ran successfully till I retired in 2019.
Moved to Woodford in Essex in my 30s and I started playing golf in my late 40’s joining Royal Epping Golf Club in Essex soon after. I was Captain there in 2007. I moved to Kent about 10 years ago to live with my partner Barbara Coward and since she was a member at Shortlands it was a simple choice to join the Club
Shortlands has been a revelation – friendly inclusive and hitting above its weight in interclub competitions. I have loved every minute of being a member and am fanatical about the club.
I have been Antiquarian’s Captain and Finance director and now I am honoured to be Shortlands’ captain for 2022 and will do my utmost to represent the club in the best possible way and to proudly follow the examples set by previous captains.
Whether you are a current member, a past member, or someone that is thinking of joining Shortlands, I look forward to seeing you at the club either playing golf or enjoying any one of the many social functions we hold. Have a wonderful 2022
My Charity for 2021 – 2022 is Prostate cancer. Please give generously – Here’s why !!!
Below are some of the very basic facts and figures about prostate cancer. (Last updated: September 2018) Across the UK Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the UK.
-More than 47,500 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer every year – that’s 129 men every day.
-Every 45 minutes one man dies from prostate cancer – that’s more than 11,500 men every year.
-1 in 8 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime.
-Around 400,000 men are living with and after prostate cancer.
-More than 9,000 men die from prostate cancer every year in England.
-Every hour, one man dies from prostate cancer in England.
-More than 325,000 men are living with and after prostate cancer in England.