West Wilts Golf Club bids fond farewell to Geoff Morgan, Club Secretary
West Wilts Golf Club members recently bade a fond farewell to Geoff Morgan, Club Secretary, who has retired after a long and distinguished association with The Club.
He joined in February 1991, our Centenary year, in those long forgotten days when a six month waiting list was the norm and a suitability interview with The Captain was by no means a foregone conclusion. He captained The Wagglers in 1999 and pioneered the annual Ryder Cup match versus Chippenham GC which continues to this day. His voluntary contribution as a Director from 1999-2001 was an excellent apprenticeship for his selection as Club Secretary in April 2002.
Geoff's prior 25 years experience in retail marketing was just what the Doctor ordered in steering The Club through national economic recession. The Club always remained in the black during his tenure despite membership numbers falling to 370 eight years ago compared to the very healthy 445 members of today. He has always highlighted the voluntary efforts of Directors and the team of staff, both in the clubhouse and on the course, who facilitated his job through their loyalty and dedication. Geoff's top priority was always the members' interests best served through the promotion of "happy" golf. Indeed, the reputation of The Club throughout Wiltshire as a place of friendly comradeship, is in no small way due to the legacy of Geoff Morgan. We all wish him a healthy and long retirement after a job well done (writes Martin Hicks-Lobbecke)
Photo: "Geoff Morgan, Secretary West Wilts Golf Club, April 2002 to February 2017"