'A message from the Captains'
We have great pleasure in extending a warm welcome to Royal Liverpool Golf Club.
One of the great joys of golf is being able to play on the same courses as our heroes from the professional and amateur games. Throughout the year we take pride in sharing our magnificent and historic links with many golfing colleagues from around the world. We would also encourage visitors to explore the clubhouse with its excellent facilities and wealth of golfing memorabilia.
As incoming Captains for the year to come, we are enormously excited about the prospect. Wherever we travel and whatever the company, golfers know and admire our Club and wonderful links course.
Our roles bring responsibilities, but we have been overwhelmed already by the support and offers of help. Whether it is the Starters, Jimmy and Neil, the front of house team led by Shaun and John, the professional shop or the back office, they all work tirelessly to keep the Club running smoothly.
The course continues to see improvements under the guidance of the Green Committee and our Links Manager, Craig, but it all happens smoothly, almost imperceptibly, while we continue to enjoy our golf.
The ground floor bar area of the clubhouse has been completely refurbished, so let’s hope the year will bring us the weather to enjoy a drink on the new terrace overlooking our challenging first hole.
In September the Ladies will be hosting the Women’s International Team Challenge, and we both look forward to greeting the competitors from nine other leading clubs in Britain and North America. We too have been privileged to play in other countries and meet locals who have visited Hoylake. The overwhelming feedback is that they were made to feel genuinely welcome. Royal Liverpool is rightly proud of its important heritage, but it is also a forward looking Club that intends to make sure our warm welcome is extended throughout 2018, to the Walker Cup and the 150th celebrations of 2019, and beyond
Sir Ian Gilmore, Captain
Brenda Cross, Captain of the Ladies