Romiley Golf Club looking to celebrate 125 in style

LIKE so many other golf clubs, enduring two difficult years due the effects of Covid 19, Romiley Golf Club are planning for an exciting and busy year in 2022 as the Club celebrates its 125th anniversary.

As well as many events planned during the year one of the highlights will be the publishing of their celebratory book ‘The Next 25 Years’ commemorating the Club’s 125th anniversary.
Two stalwarts of their scenic and challenging course and sociable and friendly club, Audrey Jones and Martyn Wilson teamed up to write the book which is very informative and entertaining.

Martyn first joined Romiley in 1978 and was Club Treasurer from 2001 to 2004, and Club Captain in 2006. A move away from the area caused him to leave in 2016, but he has since moved back rejoining in 2020.

He has played golf since he was nine years old and his club highlights include winning the Captain’s Prize, President’s Prize, Singles and Fourball Knockouts.

Martyn said: “Mike Cope, the Chairman of the Centenary Committee in 1997, wanted to continue the recording of the history of the Club and had been asking for volunteers to write up years 101 to 125.
The success of ‘The First 100 Years’ and ‘The Centenary Year’ books published in 1997 and 1998 prompted us to approach the Board with a view to writing the new book.
We think it is fitting that this chapter in the Club’s history should be recorded and we hope that readers will be entertained and informed!.”

Audrey joined Romiley in 1996, was Lady Captain in 2012 and the first female President in 2018. Since 2013 she has been active in establishing and serving on the committee administering the Club Lottery.

On the course she was twice winner of the Lady Captain’s prize.
Audrey said: “We wrote the Table of Contents first and used that as a template. We wanted to include as many members’ names as possible, and also record some of the amusing incidents which have occurred alongside the significant developments and changes.
The book covers significant events relating to the Club, course and clubhouse, golfing achievements and reorganisation of the management structure.
We acknowledge the help and assistance from many members and hope that we have not omitted anything of significance.
Publication is set for the start of the 2022 playing season. All members have been given the opportunity to pre-order a printed copy which will be available free of charge from a one-off print run. The book will also be sent to National and local golfing associations and local libraries. A copy in PDF format will also be available on the Club website.
Anyone who would like a printed copy for themselves, please contact the Club on replies@romileygolfclub.co.ukbefore February 12th.”

Geoff Garnett