I would like to introduce myself to you as Club Captain for 2022. I along with my vice-captain Andy Williams and the committee for 2022 would like to extend a warm welcome to you all. I am very proud to have been given the chance to play a small part in this great clubs growing history.

Whether you are a new member, one like me who have supported the club for many years or a visitor. Our message to you all is clear and simple, we want the experience here at Belton Woods to be fun and memorable throughout.

We are aptly helped with this by our wonderful team of greenkeepers who continually present us with two magnificent courses that improve each year. Testament to this is that the Euro-Pro tour has chosen us to host one of their prestigious events in July this year, a real feather in our hardworking teams cap.

We have a wonderful Pro shop filled with helpful and knowledgeable staff who are expertly led by Matt Bradley our Director of Golf.

I’d like to wish Jill Baggaley ladies’ captain, Chris Daynes seniors’ captain, Josh Buil Junior Captain as well as our team captains Tony Hills (A team) Grant Beck (B team) and Les Stewart (C team) a fun and successful year, I’m sure they’ll each receive support and backing from all our members.

I am delighted to join forces with the Lady Captain Jill in our chosen charity for this year, which is Angelman Syndrome. This is a rare neurological disorder affecting around 1 in 20,000 births. It’s very close to my heart and I’m sure Jill and I along with the generosity and hard work of you the members, will raise much needed funds for this worthy charity.

It just goes for me to say that after the last two years we have all had with COVID and the constraints it placed on everyone, our golf should be an enjoyable escape, please enjoy your time in the fresh air in these beautiful surroundings whilst playing this truly amazing game.

Good Golfing

Max Bates.

Belton Woods Captain 2022