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 Bradshaw (Men’s Captain)
Having been at Ombersley for some 9 years, originally to take advantage of the early tee times, soon discovered that the overall "feel" of the club was so much better than where my membership was at that time. Have made some good friends at Ombersley, enjoy the relaxed approach and the fact that the course is nearly always open. Married to Sally, a recent convert to golf, we can both regularly be seen at the club. Work as Head of planning for Muller UK. Looking forward to a good year of golf, regardless of how I play. I would like to see some success in each of the handicap leagues that Ombersley are involved in and hope to get continued support of all in the men's section.
Val Chapman ( Ladies’ Captain)
Val took up golf three years ago when she retired from the University of Worcester. She began learning in her garden where her husband (a Ben Hogan aficionado and athletics coach) had strung up a tarpaulin. A couple of months later she joined Ombersley Golf Club and, with not a little fear and trepidation, set foot on a golf course for the first time. It became an instant passion. While Val was delighted to have discovered an aptitude for a new game, what she hadn't anticipated was the warm, welcoming atmosphere at the Club. OGC has truly proven to be about "more than just golf" and quickly became an integral part of her social life. In her Captain's year Val is looking forward to maintaining and enhanc-ing the inclusive, friendly ladies' section and to helping to maximise all the lady players' enjoyment of golf- whatever their reasons for playing.
Colin Thomas (Senior Men’s Captain)
I am a retired consultant anaesthetist who lives close to Ombersley Golf Course. My wife and I became members four years ago when we decided to try golf as a new activity. From the time I obtained a handicap under 28 I have enjoyed supporting the seniors in their matches and I agreed to become Terry's vice captain last year to underline that support. During the year I will be trying to raise money to help the homeless and disadvantaged in our area. I have already promised support to the Worcestershire Homeless Appeal (worcestershirehomelessappeal.co.uk) and I am hoping to raise enough to support another, similar, charity. The Senior Captain's Away Day will be on Friday 21st June at the Herefordshire, an attractive course with good food in the Hereford countryside. Please join me for a day of good golf and good company.
The elected Committee members for the 2019/20 membership year are as follows: