An Introduction from the Greens Director, Andy Booth.

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By way of an introduction for those members who have not met me before I hope that this will let you know a little bit about myself and what I would like to achieve whilst in office.

I am an experienced golfer having played this game now for over 45 years initially as a junior member at Otley, then as a five day member at Garforth before taking up a 7 day membership at Wike Ridge and finally joining Normanton where I have been since 1999. During this time, I have played on a variety of courses throughout the British Isles and abroad somehow managing to maintain a single figure handicap for the majority of that time.

Since retiring after 30 years as a Police officer in 2012 I have worked on the course on a voluntary basis. Many of you may have seen me during this time in the woods cutting back trees, in the ponds removing vegetation / planting water lilies or simply around the course collecting litter and planting bulbs. Undertaking this work has given me considerable pleasure both at the time and later as I have seen at first hand the course developing over time.

One of my main aims in my new role is to communicate with members sharing your concerns and updating you on course related matters. Towards that goal I can be contacted directly at please enable javascript to view on which I will be happy to take your written comments or suggestions which I will try to answer within a reasonable time, ideally after the next Greens Committee meeting. Additionally, I propose attending at the clubhouse at 6pm on the first Monday of the month when I would be happy listen to anyone who may wish to raise issues concerning the course. I intend providing regular updates to you all via the club web site and newsletter.

Finally, I would like to say how honoured I am to be entrusted with the role of Greens Director at our great club. In this capacity, together with Dave Crampton and his dedicated green keepers I would wish to maintain and hopefully build on the great work my predecessor Tommy Gillmartin has done in the previous years and help our course to be the best it can for all levels of golfers.

Andy Booth, Normanton Golf Club.