NEW Werneth Low Golf Club captain Ian White believes previously playing hockey served him well when taking up the sport.
“Hockey, like golf, is also about ball/eye co-ordination,” explained the eight-handicapper from Gee Cross.
Ian used to play for Romiley Young Farmers Club’s hockey team which played in a Cheshire-wide league.
He joined Werneth Low in 2004 having previously been an occasional player on municipal courses.
“I started late and looking back that is a regret,” he said.
Ian, a partner in a scaffolding business, has enjoyed success at Werneth Low capturing major and big competitions.
He has lifted the Centenary Trophy, Steven Gregory Trophy, singles and mixed matchplay knockouts and the Winter League two occasions.
Ian describes Werneth Low as a “good place to play golf” adding there is a friendliness and active social side which will resume when lockdown restrictions are lifted.
Ian is also a member of CAGS (Clarke’s Arms Golf Society) though that is no longer attached to the Hyde pub. They organise society golf trips.
His captaincy was confirmed at Werneth Low’s annual meeting which was held virtually by Zoom because of lockdown restrictions.
Ian, who lives with partner Kathryn is a father of two and grandfather of five, added he is in discussions about adding a pond to the fourth hole to provide added character.
Ian, a keen fisherman and member of the Prince Albert Angling Society, is likely to have Parkinson’s as his charity for the year.