Ombersley is a proprietary golf course, owned and operated by the family business John Dowty Ltd.
Ombersley has a Club with a very strong and thriving membership. The objective of the Club is to do everything it can to promote golf at Ombersley for the enhancement and enjoyment of its members.
The Club is represented by a committee which usually consists of 12 members who meet monthly. The proprietor’s management team also attend monthly meetings and both the proprietors and the membership benefit from the strong links maintained via the general committee.
Due to the very busy nature of club life at Ombersley there are also sub committees run by the ladies and men which handle the intricacies of their own sections
In 2015 Roy Crowe retired after 19 years on the committee as Chairman and was made honorary life president of the club in recognition of his most valuable contributions during his term of office.
Welcome from your new captains
Dave Willetts (Men’s Captain)
I am greatly looking forward to becoming the Men's section Captain for 2017. I would like to thank Matt Jones for accepting the post of Vice Captain for the coming year.
The competitive programme for the year continues to expand. In addition to the Scratch League and Worcestershire Handicap League we will be playing in the 17-24 League for the fist time. I am hosting a Men's Am Am for the first time in October and hope that it becomes a permanent fixture in the calendar.
My chosen charity for the year is the year is the Wyre Forest and District branch of the Multiple Sclerosis Society UK. I have several friends with this crippling disease so is a subject close to my heart.
The club membership continues to grow which is a great plus given that golf numbers seem to be falling nationally. I hope everyone enjoys the coming year and remember to just have fun!
Althea Rannie ( Ladies’ Captain)
As incoming Ladies Captain for 2017/ 2018, I look forward to encouraging as many ladies as I can, to participate in medals, trophy events, friendly matches, non-qualifying competitions and social golf. We have a number of new members, afternoon members, week-end members as well as Jamie’s Wednesday morning group and many of these ladies have been persuaded to play in the Winter Pairs Event of 2016 / 2017. I hope that has been a positive experience and that they would wish to play in competitive events and team events for Ombersley Golf Club. We have a strong, talented Ladies Committee and I have a pillar of support in my Vice Captain, Steph Searl, with whom I look forward to working over the next year.
John Ashman (Senior Men’s Captain)
During my year I aim to carry on to build the momentum that has been made by recent Captains, in taking the Senior Section forward in an ever strengthening position.
I want to increase communication with the membership, encourage more Seniors to play for the Senior team in matches, and I have set myself a target of playing at least once, with every active Senior Member, during 2017. I want all members to be comfortable in approaching me at any time with any issues or suggestions they may have.
I am also committed to working with Althea, Dave and the Club to help maintain Ombersley as the best Golf Club in the area.
Finally, my aim is to enjoy my year in office, and even play some decent golf along the way.
The elected Committee members for the 2016/17 membership year are as follows: