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.
Your committee for 2022/23
- Chairman: Phil Pomeroy
- Men’s Captain: Jeff Ball
- Men’s Vice Captain: Dave Mitcham
- Lady Captain: Andy Wright
- Ladies’ Vice Captain: Maria Skyrme
- Senior’s Captain: John Ashman
- Senior’s Vice Captain: Mike Owen
- Treasurer: Pauline Bryant
- Secretary: John Ashman
- Handicap Secretary: Gill Clayton
- Juniors Representative: Paul Slavin
Commitee contact details
Welcome from your new captains
Jeff Ball (Men’s Captain)
Having been an avid golfer for over 20 years I look forward to being Ombersley Men’s Captain for 2023/24. Since retiring nearly 5 years ago from a career in Treasury and Finance, I have been able to dedicate more time to this excellent, and occasionally, infuriating sport. I was both proud and delighted to be asked to be Men’s Captain.
Since joining Ombersley I continue to be amazed by the friendliness around the Club and will endeavour to be ensure that the Club continues to experience this across all membership categories. I encourage you to contact me with any suggestions for improving procedures within the club, or any other matters where I can hopefully provide support.
My chosen Captain’s Charity will be British Heart Foundation having benefitted from their services on a personal level. All donations, or gifts, to this excellent cause will be gratefully received by myself and BHF.
I look forward to working with the Club and the other section Captains to make this another enjoyable golfing year at Ombersley.
Andy Wright ( Ladies’ Captain)
I grew up in Malvern and played many sports both at school and university including hockey, lacrosse, swimming, tennis and squash.
I studied dentistry at Edinburgh University, qualifying in 1982. After working in Worcester Royal Infirmary as an oral surgery senior house officer, I went into general practice at Cadburys and Catshill, Nr Bromsgove and then set up my own dental practice in Ombersley, in 1996.
I started playing golf about 23 years ago under the expert tutelage of Graham Glenister and have remained a member of Ombersley Golf Club ever since. Early on I served on the Ladies committee but never felt I had the time needed to take on the Lady Captain role. I am now reducing my hours as I wind down towards retirement, so when Catherine asked me to be her Vice-Captain last year, I felt I would now have the time to give to being Captain. It is an honour to represent the ladies at Ombersley Golf Club.
Supported by my Vice Captain, Maria and our fantastic ladies’ section, I hope that we can all have, both a fun and competitive year of golf.
We hope to encourage more new lady members to join Ombersley and integrate them into the section through our summer Tuesday evening sessions and friendly competitions, leading onto the more competitive medals and Trophies.
I have chosen Guide Dogs as my charity for this year and I wish everyone a happy, healthy, golfing 2023.
John Ashman (Senior Men’s Captain)
I think many of you know me already, either seeing me at the Golf Club or via my monthly Newsletter. It was a surprise to be asked to be Senior Captain, at short notice, following the sad decision by Richard Kings to stand down for personal reasons. I was Captain of the seniors in 2017/18, it was an honour and privilege to do the job then, and it is now also. I will be doing my best to ensure a smooth running year, and approach the job in the same way I always do, by doing my best, being fair, honest and acting with integrity.
I joined Ombersley Golf Club in 2003. I was still working then, so myself and my great friend Mark Ridings joined together on a Silver Membership basis. I had many years of enjoying my golf in the Men’s section, and still have many friends from that era. In 2012, I retired and starting playing with the Seniors, and the rest, as they say, is history.
I grew up in the Halesowen area, worked in insurance for 41 years, all with the same Company, originally being General Accident, in the end Aviva. We moved to different parts of the country, moving to Droitwich in early 2001 from South Wales. I was also a football referee for 21 years reaching the FIFA list in Wales in 1993. My Wife Linda has been a tremendous support throughout all aspects of my life. We have two grown up children, and 6 wonderful Grandchildren, all who live in London. We love travelling.
I want to thank Mike Owen for agreeing to continue as Vice Captain, I know he will do a great job in the role. My Charity for the year is St. Richard’s Hospice, continuing the commitment Richard Kings had made.
Finally, I wish you all an enjoyable year of golf. If you have any issues, please contact me.
In March 2022 Andrew Mawby retired after 17 years on the committee and was made an Honorary Full Playing Member in recognition of his most valuable contributions during his term of office.
At the Club A.G.M on Thursday 3rd March, Phil Pomeroy was elected as Chairman. Phil had already been on committee for many years as Handicap Secretary.
Gill Clayton is now sole Handicap Secretary.
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.