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Alan Wood - AKVG Captain for 2024

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Past Captains:

2023: Bob Coles, High Elms GC

2022: Martyn Dines, Whitstable GC

2020/21: Dave Parker MBE, Corinthians GC

2019: Brian Rayner, Kings Hill GC

2018: Nigel Courtney, Westerham GC

2017: Eddie Ruff, Chestfield GC

2016: Bill Piper, Wrotham Heath GC

2015: Reg Greenwood, Bearsted GC

2014: Bert Bowen, Faversham GC

2013: Ian McInnis, Park Wood GC.

2012: Ian Fright; Prince’s G.C.

2011: Jim Silvester; Redlibbets G.C.

2010: Richard Hedley; Broome Park G.C.

2009: Terry Jones; Shortlands G.C.

2008: J. Clark Button; Cobtree Manor Park G.C.

2007: Norman Fisher; Hemsted Forest G.C

2006: J.D.J. Hutchins; Sheerness GC

2005: Bill Law; High Elms GC

2004: Don Bower; Canterbury GC

2003: Malcolm Cook; Woodlands Manor GC

2002: Dick Brook; Littlestone GC

2001: Glyn Jenkins; Langley Park GC

2000: Desmond Barker: Whitstable & Seasalter GC

1999: Alan Hurst; Wildernesse GC

1998: Jack Gardner; Woodlands Manor GC

1997: G.G. (Gerry) Morris; North Foreland GC

1996: John Bailey; Littlestone GC

I am really looking forward to my AKVG Captaincy year in 2024.

I started playing golf in 2009 and am a member at Etchinghill GC where I play regularly in the Club competitions, Seniors friendlies and in the Super Seniors League side. I am a regular in AKVG events and, this year, have had some success in the competitions. I look on the golf course as a place where I can meet and enjoy the company of other golfers and, hopefully enjoy a few laughs even when the round of golf is not going quite as I would like.

I have an outgoing personality, as many of you will already know, and others will come to find at the various events next year.

Before retiring I ran my own small business, a barbers shop, which, over the years I built into a very successful undertaking, as can be seen from the number of regulars who came in, not just for a haircut but also to enjoy a chat about their lives and the world in general.

I guess this is where I developed into the person you see today. I have been married for 50 years to Margaret who is my rock and also my best friend.

My chosen charity “Sight Savers” is registered in the UK as Royal Commonwealth Society for the Blind and is registered with the Fundraising Regulator. The reason I have chosen this charity is because, in the last few years, I have had issues with ingrowing eyelashes which have severely affected both my eyesight and my day-to-day life, not least my golf. I am hopeful my recent operation will have dealt with this problem.

Now I would like to introduce you to my Vice Captain, Nigel Tubman of Littlestone GC. I know he will enjoy the experience and I look forward to working with him in the coming year.

I hope to get to know you all in 2024 starting and will start by welcoming you to Etchinghill for my Captain’s Prize day on Tuesday 9th April.

Here’s to an enjoyable golfing year for us all in 2024!

Alan Wood

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