2016 Club Captain Mark Dowland
2016 Ladies Captain Debbie Driver
Management Committee & Key Staff
Broadstone Golf Club is owned by the members and they elect a Management Committee to run the club on their behalf. This Committee then employ professional staff to manage the club on a day to day basis. The key individuals are profiled below along with their contact details where applicable. The Committee can be emailed by emailing email@example.com
Ed Richardson - General Manager:
Ed began his working career as a PGA Qualified Golf Professional before starting a career in Golf Club Management at Newbury & Crookham Golf Club, where he spent nearly 5 years as Club Manager.
He started in his current role in February 2015 and is enjoying focussing on ensuring Broadstone retains its excellent status and reputation while offering superb levels of service to its members and guests.
Ed is married with 2 children and is enjoying his new life with his family in Dorset.
Martin Coward - Head Greenkeeper:
Martin has worked at Broadstone since 1985, rising from a trainee to Head Greenkeeper, a position he took up in 2012. Martin is married with 2 children, living in rpicturesque Corfe Castle. Martin is also a volunteer for HM Coastgaurd, patrolling the Purbeck peninsular.
Paul Nelson - Chair of the Management Committee:
Paul has been a member of Broadstone Golf Club for 12 years, having retired from the Army in 1995, after 35 years as a career soldier. He was elected to the Committee in 2013 and was also the Seniors Organiser/Captain for 6 years from 2009 - 2015.
In 2015, Paul was elected as Chair of the Management Committee, a post he was re-elected to following the 2016 AGM.
David Holmes - Finance Officer/Treasurer:
As a graduate electronics engineer, David developed his software skills as part of a post graduate degree in Computer Aided Design. In the 1970’s, he worked in R&D for The Plessey Co. and Membrain Ltd. In 1979, he left and along with two other colleagues, started their own Automatic Test Equipment business. During this time, he developed a very strong understanding of finance. In 1987, he formed his own IT / Computer Services company to provide computer solutions and customised software for small businesses, before finally retiring in 2014 having completed a successful merger with another local business.
Over the past 28 years, which included several recessions, he had maintained strong financial policies which enabled him to ensure monthly profitability and positive cash flow. It is with these skills that he believes he can continue to be of service to our club.
Ashley Beckett - Committee Member:
A self employed electrician by profession, Ashley has been a low handicap golfer for many years, dating back to his time spent playing some of Surrey's finest golf courses in his younger days, including being a member at 2 other Harry Colt designed courses.
Playing off scratch, Ashley regularly plays for the club's first team and brings a low handicap perspective to committee life. His major want is to see the golf course fulfil its potential and be in the best possible condition 12 months of the year!
Martin Chapman - Committee Member:
Martin has been a member since 1998 and is now retired having served in the fire service for over 36 years in the London Fire Brigade and Dorset Fire & Rescue Service, with over 8 years as Chief Fire Officer of Dorset. He lives in Tolpuddle with his wife and two sons, both sons being single figure handicap golfers at Broadstone and his wife playing her golf at Sturminster Marshall.
James St Quintin - Committee Member:
James has been a member at Broadstone for nearly 10 years culminating in this past year, having the honour of being Club Captain. He runs a local window company has learnt the importance of running a business the correct way.
Over the last couple of years, he has had the chance to meet and spend time with literally hundreds of members. He plans to use this insight into how they want the golf club to be run, along with the skills and experience of running his own business to help him serve the club on committee.