I took over seven months ago with an enthusiasm to give back to the Club and our game. I thought my qualifications, experience and training as a National Referee would help lift the Club's Golf operations.
However, it has been made clear to me directly and second hand that my Captaincy style and efforts to improve competition management, course set up and particularly player knowledge of the Rules of Golf has been less than well received by the member quorum, unwanted by many and is a reason for players not enjoying their golf, low morale and overall unhappy grumblings within the membership.
We have had a significant drop in member numbers this year and I have been made aware that several players have left the club as a result of my approach to applying the Rules of Golf to competitions and most recently my inclusion of an R and A endorsed Pace of Play policy at the club has upset a lot of players. This obviously cannot continue or the club cannot survive or be successful into the future.
I am a believer that you can't please everyone all the time however in the best interests of the Club I am clearly not the right person to lead the Match Committee. I have therefore resigned as Captain and from the Match Committee.
Thank you to those who supported me as Captain and I wish the Club all the best moving forward.