Life Members

Life Membership of the Club is a rare honour.

It is granted only by a majority vote at a General Meeting to those who have given exceptional service to the Club.

Tom Gillies, who had been working for the Council from 1914, was appointed as Club professional in 1925.

He was made a Life Member of the Club in 1929 and served until he retired: a cheque for £110 was presented to him on Saturday 20th June 1964.

His death was recorded at the AGM in 1970.

C Dixon was captain in 1938 and was President from 1940 to 1943.

He presented the Abbey Shield Mixed Event Trophy in February 1938 and the Dixon Bowl Mixed Foursome Trophy in March 1953.

C Cawsey filled the combined roles of Secretary and Treasurer from 1938 to 1942, and from 1945 to 1947.

He was Captain in 1944 and President in 1948 and 1949.

A G Moody was President from 1944 to 1947.

C S Needham was a founder member of the Club and was Captain for its first two years from 1925 to 1926.

He was President in 1934 and was a member until at least 1936.

Leon Allen was a founder member of the Club and was Captain in 1935.

A trophy was purchased in April 1962 to remember his long service.

He was still on the Committee, as one of the Vice-Presidents, when he died in June 1964 after 39 years of work for the Club.

It was decided that the trophy should be awarded to the winner at the Club Meeting.

A Dunderdale was a member from at least 1943, was Captain in 1948 and President from 1955 to 1958.

He was a member until at least 1963.

A H Thomas filled the combined roles of Secretary and Treasurer from 1949 to 1960, apart from two years when there was a Treasurer in post.

R Morris was Captain in 1941.

R Tingay was Captain in 1945.

W Wolstenholme was Captain in 1931 and President in 1936 and from 1950 to 1954.

A E Youle was Captain in 1957 and President from 1962 to 1964.

J E Muscroft was Captain in 1958 and Treasurer from 1962 to 1965.

J H Billard was Honorary Secretary from 1961 to 1976 and was also Captain in 1964.

He was a member until at least 1978.

J A Hickling was a member from at least 1943, was Captain in 1966 and President from 1968 to 1971.


A Brookes
was Captain in 1968 and President from 1972 to 1975.

P W Hickinson was a member from at least 1956, was Captain in 1967 and President from 1976 to 1980.

E Bagnall was President from 1965 to 1967.

A Smedley was a member from at least 1967, was Captain in 1974, Secretary from 1977 to 1980 and President from 1981 to 1984.

George Thomas was Competition Secretary for many years.

He was Captain in 1990.

C E Froggatt


E G (Ted) Culver
was elected as President of the Sheffield Union of Golf Clubs for 1998: the only year for which a Beauchief member has held the post.

He was Beauchief President from 1985 to 1993.

Mary Warrener was a member from at least 1979 to 1997 (or later).

Val Stokes was a member from at least 1976.

John Pearson was Honorary Secretary from 1988 to 1996, Secretary to the Liaison Committee with Sheffield City Council for about the same period, and ran the Junior Section for many years, continuing after he retired as Secretary.

F K (Ken) Barlow was Captain in 1989, organised the Y&H teams and managed the Juniors until 1988 and was President from 1994 to 1996.

Doug Pagdin was a longstanding member of the Management Committee (perhaps 1988-1998) and of the Competitions Committee (1989-1998).

He was Captain in 1993, Competition Secretary from 1994 to 1998 and Trophies Manager until 2001.

Bill Brown joined the Club in 1976.

He was a member of the Management Committee from (at least) 1991 to 1995, served as New Member Secretary, Veterans Manager and Competition Secretary from (at least) 1991 to 1993.

He was Captain in 1994.

He was granted Life Membership in 1997.

Frank Phelan was a member from at least 1982.

He was a member of the Management Committee for many years, was Captain in 1988 and assisted with the Juniors Section.

He organised the Dinner Dance for many years until 1999, including a large raffle to fund it, and bought replica trophies and had them engraved.

He was granted Life Membership in 1997.

Pete Millward joined the Club in 1980.

He was a member of the Management Committee for many years from (at least) 1991 to 1998.

He managed the Honours Boards for many years and was Seniors Matches Liaison Manager.

He was a member of the Competitions Committee for many years and was Competition Secretary from (at least) 1992 to 1994.

He was granted Life Membership in 2002.

Judith Athorn was Lady Captain in 1995 and Lady Competition Secretary from (at least) 1996 to 1999.

She was Trophy Manager from (at least) 2001 to 2004 and ran the desk on Major Competition days for several years.

She and Ron, her husband, ran the Junior Section for several years from 1998.

She was granted Life Membership in 2002.

Brian Summerson joined the Club in 1983.

He was Treasurer from 1985 to 1990 and from 1993 to 1995, was Captain in 1992 and was President from 1997 to 2002.

He was granted Life Membership in 2002.

Terry Garvey joined the Club in 1993.

He was Captain in 2003 and President from mid-2005, when he took over on the death of his predecessor, to 2009.

He was granted Life Membership in 2009.

Brenda Fryer joined the club in 1996.She was elected to the Management Committee within 15 months and was Lady Captain in 1999.Later that year, she took over the vacant post of Secretary and remained in post to 2013.

For much of that time she was also Competition Secretary for the Ladies, organised the Annual Dinner Dance, was responsible for the trophies and handled the big annual job of subscription renewal.

She was granted Life Membership in 2013.

John Milsom joined the Club in 1988.

He has been a member of the Management Committee since 1995.  During that time he has managed the Rabbits teams, been Competition Secretary and a long-term member of the Competitions and Handicap Committee. From 2010 to 2017 he was Club President. 

He was granted Life Membership in 2017.

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