Sandy Hawkins

I am delighted to be the Lady Captain for 2017.  I first tried golf as a BA Stewardess, flying around the world.  The Flying Staff recreation club had membership and golf clubs at some of the most prestigeous Clubs.  I can say Yelverton wild life is tame compared to Elephant Hills, Victoria Falls where crododiles and hippos might frequent the greens and any of the big 5 could be seen on the fairways.   In India one had to beware of the odd tiger in the undergrowth as well as the locals who could feed a family on the price of one golf ball.  Some of my other sports of horse riding, skiing and sailing have prepared me for any heavy weather golfing at Yelverton.

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Back on the ground there was little time to play golf.  I ran my own businesses -  Hawkins Yacht Charters and laterly Fair View Garden Design.  When the children left for university I decided to take up golf again and have been a member at Four Marks in Hampshire, Rushmore in Wiltshire and Parkstone in Dorset, the home of Peter Alliss and finally joined Yelverton 3 years ago to be near my grandsons Otto and Victor who now play golf with me.

I can say that Yelverton Golf Club is “Simply the Best, better than all the rest”.  I am looking forward to promoting our club with its already great heritage and it will be a pleasure to build on the achievements of recent years.  Within the Ladies Section we are  friendly and inclusive, welcoming new lady members. We aim to firstly enjoy our golf, ‘its not a game of perfect’ but also to improve our game.  At the start of the season there will be group lessons available to all ladies, not only our County team players.

There are so many worth while charities but I have chosen a small local one called - ‘Jack and Jills’ nurseries in Plymouth.  It was started in the 70’s by the Navy specifically to help young children who have suffered from bereavment or separation from their parents.  Today civilian familes are welcome.

As well as joining forces with the men for various mixed events, there are numerous competitions and fun games for the ladies.  This year we have a Spring Away Day to Polzeath on 17th March.  We are also booked to go to Bowood again on the 1st October for our weekend away, when we have two days of nicely competitive games and ladies of all abilities are very welcome.

Finally, the Australian Cricket Captain Mike Brierly, who sadly died last year, said “Being a good Captain is 90% luck and 10% skill, just make sure you get the 10% right!


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