Jim O'Hare - Club Captain 2022
I am very proud to have been appointed Club Captain of Mickleover Golf Club for 2022.
I have been a member of the club for 10 years, with 7 years as Club Treasurer and 6 as a member of the Board of Directors. It has been a pleasure to serve a club that has made me feel so welcome from the very start. I did not know any of the other members when I first joined but very soon had a long list of “friends” happy to let me join them for a round.
I am a qualified Chartered Accountant but now work as an Associate Professor at the University of Leicester. A full time but flexible job that does not prevent me from playing a lot of golf and will not hinder me in carrying out my duties as Captain.
All of my family have been made welcome at the club. Daughters Grace and Georgina (and her partner Dan) have all worked for the club and my wife Sarah has now taken up the game and become a member. It was my late father who introduced me to golf at an early age and our centenary, next year, will be extra special as he was also born in 1923.
The Lady Captain, Tracy Bright, and I have chosen to raise money for The Derbyshire Air Ambulance in 2022. I am sure we will have lots of support for the many social and golfing events we hope to hold throughout the year.
Let us all hope we can have an uninterrupted year of golf and that all our members and their families stay fit and healthy in 2022.