At times, an adult member of Wheatley Golf Club, may recommend to the Club’s Management Committee, that a certain member(s) should be granted Honorary Golf Life Membership (“Honorary Membership”) as a recognition of their positive contribution towards golf and/or their commitment to the club. This recommendation is then considered by and voted on, by the Membership at the club’s annual general meeting.
Ian Garbutt – European Tour Professional
Ian held his European Tour card for over 15 years, competing at the highest level in golf. As an amateur, he holds the record for being the youngest ever winner of the English Amateur Championship, beating fellow tour player Gary Evans in the final at Woodall Spa.
Ian has since retired from professional golf as a player and is now the proud head of Callaway Golf’s tour department.
Rebecca Hudson – Ladies European Tour Professional.
Rebecca has had 3 European Tour wins and won the VCI European Ladies Golf Cup with Trish Johnson. Rebecca also won the Acer SA Women’s Open in 2006.
Twitter – @Becshudson
Steve Fox – PGA Professional
A native of Cumbria, Steve started his career at Silloth-on-Solway GC. He was appointed Wheatley Golf Club Head Professional in 1991, serving until his retirement in 2015.
He was a former European Tour Professional and has been a member of the Professional Golfers Association for over forty-five years.