It is a great honour to hold the position of Captain of Coventry Hearsall Golf Club and one which I very proud of. I have been a member since the late 80's and had to spend 5 years on a waiting list prior to joining. Having joined the club I realised very quickly that we have something special here — a wonderful course layout that can prove a challenge to even the best golfers — short but tight, with fast-running greens in the summer. Testimony to this is that we are a regular fixture for Warwickshire county matches. But perhaps just as important are our members and the very welcoming social aspects of the club. I once heard our club described as a social club with a golf course along side! We are the envy of many other clubs in the county in what our clubhouse can offer - great food, excellent beers, and a good buzz and sociable atmosphere. Our facilities have recently been dramatically improved with the extension to the patio and very impressive halfway house. A special thanks here to my Vice Captain, Garry Adams for all his efforts on both projects, and also to our General Manager, Ian McCairns for his work on the patio. We have faced some extremely challenging times since March 2020 with the pandemic, but in true Hearsall style, members have given their time free of charge on the patio project, bunker and course clearing work. This shows how much we all care about our wonderful club, and a huge thanks from me to all involved. It is also very pleasing to see our membership numbers increase in such difficult times, but in particular in the younger age groups. We now have over 30 junior members, and record numbers in the 18 to 35 categories - these guys and girls are the future of our club so long may it continue. Ann Hawkswood has explained about our charities in her article, and whilst we have had a difficult start due to the club closure we have events planned in the summer such as the Captains Charity Day Team Competition on 30th July, so you should have many opportunities to support our worthy causes. So here's hoping for a successful season ahead, and again can I thank you all for making our club what it is - a great place to enjoy golf and all that comes with it. Ian Ibbertson, Club Captain.