Didsbury Golf Club’s new Captain Billy Wells has been a low handicap member of his beloved club for 47 years and he had a new golfing highlight in his life at the Captain’s Drive-In.
Billy said: “I have played many courses in the world and enjoyed some great golfing success but hitting the green on the first hole at the Drive-In ceremony watched by a big audience of family, friends and members beats them all as very few Captains in recent years have managed this. My best handicap was five and it is now 13, and I will be looking to get down to single figures again in a busy playing year ahead – I play two to three times a week now, but expect this to increase over the next 12 months.
My favourite course, other than Didsbury, is Los Naranjos in Marbella which is a great course with memories of special games I have had with friends now departed. My favourite hole at Didsbury is the par five 12th which has the best view of our lovely parkland course in the Mersey Valley. My hobby, other than golf, is caring for my two and half year old grandson, and my chosen charity is the British Heart Foundation.
I do not follow a football team as I cannot support overpaid prima donnas and prefer rugby – a man’s game! If I could choose three people to play with in a four-ball they would be Peter Alliss, Terry Wogan and Michael Parkinson – the golf would be competitive but fun, and the 19th hole banter would be special.
Finally I would like to bring all elements of the club together to reinforce the friendly atmosphere and welcome that Disbury Golf Club is renowned for.”
Billy hits his dream shot on his Captain’s Drive-In
Billy in his formal Captain’s blazer