Captains’ Welcome


Vincent Gilman-Abel
Club Captain 2017/18


Canwick Park Golf Club has a reputation for great hospitality and extends a friendly welcome to all new members and visiting golfers. Many competitions take place throughout the year to suit all standards of golfer.

The club plays in the Lincolnshire Handicap League and in addition there is a very healthy fixture list of friendly matches against other clubs, competitive mixed fixtures and open events.

I am lucky enough to have a great team around me who all strive to make this a great club for members and visitors alike. The Club Manager, Kevin Leigh; PGA Professional, Steve Williamson; Head Greenkeeper, Steve Webster; and House and Bar Manager Jez Harris, all work hard in order to make your golfing experience as enjoyable as possible.

My fundraising focus for the year will be to enhance the quality of the golf course, the Clubhouse and its surroundings. Social and golfing events will be organised throughout the year to achieve this aim.

I am fortunate enough to follow a long line of enthusiastic and well-respected Captains, all who have aimed to raise standards at the club and improve the quality of the course. I will do my utmost to represent this great club in the manner it deserves.

I wish you all an enjoyable and rewarding golfing year, on behalf of myself and my Vice-Captain, Stephen Penlington.

Vincent Gilman-Abel

Club Captain 2017/18




Susan Brown
Lady Captain 2017/18

I was honoured to be asked by Gillian Holder to be Lady Vice Captain and now I am even more so to be Lady Captain. Gillian will be a hard act to follow and has been a great mentor.

I would like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to Gillian for all her hard work and effort over the past year.

I am very pleased to have Janet Gordon as my Vice-Captain. With Gillian as Past Captain, and a great team of volunteers on the ladies committee, I am looking forward to a successful year.

Canwick Park Golf Club is a friendly and welcoming club to visitors, guests and new members. We have lots going on for you to get involved in. Ladies competitions are weekly on both Thursdays and Saturdays and a there’s a roll up every Tuesday morning. The full 2017 fixtures can be found on the Home page.

There are plenty of ladies and mixed friendly matches for ladies to play in. Following consecutive promotion over the last 2 years, we have a team in Division 2 South in the Lincolnshire County Handicap league. We are holding a Ladies Open on 1st June and I would love to see many new faces on the course, if you feel like entering a team you will find an entry form is on the website.

My Charity this year is St Barnabas Hospice, a local charity doing great work in our community. 50% of funds raised will go to support the St Barnabas Wig Bank, a free and helpful service providing wigs, caps, scarves, advice and styling specifically for people with medical related hair loss. I hope you will help me raise as much as possible towards this worthy cause.

Canwick Park ladies section is growing from strength to strength and I will do all I can to ensure that the momentum & success continues throughout the 2017 season. If you are thinking of taking up golf or returning to the game, and think Canwick Park might be the club for you, please don’t hesitate to contact me at

I hope to see you on the course.

Susan Brown

Lady Captain 2017/18


Photos supplied by Chris Vaughan Photography, Lincoln.