Club structure

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 committee

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 2024/25

  • Chairman: Phil Pomeroy
  • Men’s Captain: Dave Mitcham
  • Men’s Vice Captain: Shaun Nickless
  • Lady Captain: Andy Wright
  • Ladies’ Vice Captain: Maria Skyrme
  • Senior’s Captain: Mike Owen
  • Senior’s Vice Captain: Dan Daly
  • Treasurer: Pauline Bryant
  • Secretary: John Ashman
  • Handicap Secretary: Gill Clayton
  • Juniors Representative: Jeff Ball

Commitee contact details

Chairman: Phil Pomeroy

Men’s Captain: Dave Mitcham
M: 07774 100725  Email Dave

Men’s Vice Captain: Shaun Nickless
M: 07961 740956

Lady Captain: Andy Wright
M: 07778 445962   Email Andy

Ladies’ Vice Captain: Maria Skyrme
M: 07740 351695  Email Maria

Senior’s Captain: Mike Owen
M: 07773 721123 Email Mike

Senior’s Vice Captain: Dan Daly
M: 07385 267489 Email Dan

Treasurer: Pauline Bryant

Secretary: John Ashman

Juniors Representative: Jeff Ball
Email Jeff

Handicap Secretary: Gill Clayton
Email Gill

Welcome from your new captains

Dave Mitcham (Men’s Captain)

My real journey into golf started some 16 years ago with membership at Burlish Park and Wharton Park. Hockey and cricket were my main sports in my youth and now I look forward to the honour of being Captain at Ombersley for 2024/25. We are the friendliest club and I will aim for this to continue moving through my term of office. My vice captain is Shaun Nickless who has much greater youth on his side as well as being a single figure golfer. Please feel free to contact me with suggestions and ideas for the good of the club and to make this great club even better. My chosen charity this year will be split between Kemp Hospice and the County Air Ambulance. Enjoy your golf, have fun and a successful years golfing.

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 am now in the process of selling the practice to my assoociate and although I will still be working part time, I will no longer be spending time on the administrative side, leaving more time to golf.

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.

I was honoured to represent the ladies at Ombersley Golf Club as Lady Captain last year and have been very happy to volunteer for a second year. My vice captain, Maria has been very supportive and has agreed to postbone taking over the reins until next year when hopefully we will have some of the newer ladies ready to take up the vice captain role.

We had a number of new ladies joining the section last year and hope to encourage even more to join this year whilst still promoting the progression of the newer lady members to play in more competitions. Last year we gained The Women in Golf Charter at the golf club from England Golf and want to use this to further increase the number of ladies enjoying golf at Ombersley.

If you are new to golf and want to improve, we have Ladies group lessons run by Mark Nelson on a Wednesday morning or you can contact the Pro shop for individual lessons. On the last Tuesday of the month we run a friendly competition followed by a meal and social get together. As confidence is gained you can progress to Monday morning social golf, leading onto the more competitive medals and trophies.

I have chosen Blood Cancer UK as my charity this year, in memory of Althea Rannie, a long standing member of our ladies section who sadly died in December from a rare blood condition.

I wish everyone a happy, healthy, fun golfing year with hopefully less rain than 2023!

 

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.

Andy Wright

Michael Owen (Senior Men’s Captain)

I am very pleased and honoured to be taking up the position of Senior Captain for 2024/25 and look forward to representing Ombersley Golf Club over the coming year.

I was born and raised in Birmingham and in my youth playing mainly cricket and football with some tennis when the opportunity arose. Unfortunately in my early twenties I had a double fracture of my left leg playing football which put an end to my would-be career. After that it was tennis and badminton for me which I played until my early sixties.

I moved to Kinver approximately 50 years ago with my wife, Barbara, and that’s where we raised our three children. I started work as an engineering apprentice then design draughtsman working in Birmingham and West Bromwich until my late twenties. I later changed career to Management Services and Human Resources in the public sector for the remainder of my working life.

I retired from work a little over 12 years ago and I needed something to do and that’s when golf came into my life.

I aim to do my best to follow the approach taken by my predecessors by endeavouring to be as approachable  and welcoming as possible to all members , new and old. So please get in touch with me if there is anything you think I can help with and I will do my best to assist you.

I am pleased to say Dan Daly has agreed to take on the role of Senior Vice-captain for the coming year and I am looking forward to working with him for the benefit of all members.

My chosen charity is Prostate Cancer UK which I hope will be supported by all at the club.

Committee news

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.

nigel dowty andrew mawby

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.

phil pomeroy chairman

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.

roy crowe