Meet the Captains


Captain - Simon Dangar
I was born in Eccleston village and growing up in a small village there were very few children and not a lot to do. But I had a friend who played golf at the old Eaton Golf Club on the Grosvenor estate and as my Aunty, Maisy Unsworth, was then Lady Captain, she proposed me and I joined at the age of 13 in 1973. I was given my first handicap of 15 and have never looked back, I've been single figures for as long as I can remember and I am currently playing off 4. I've won all the major men's silverware competitions in my time, including the Club Championship in 2000 & 2003 and Chester Champion in 1985. I've played a lot of mixed golf, with different Lady partners and have been in 6 mixed finals. I was delighted to win two titles with my long time golf partner, Mrs Val Leonard. Recently, I took a PGA coaching badge to help out the Junior coaching and I am delighted at the progress of the Juniors Section. I have served on the Mens Committee for the last 6 years. Eaton Golf Club has been a major part of my life and I am absolutely delighted to serve as its Captain in the Centenary Year
 
Lady Captain - Ann Shepherd
I was born in Oswestry, Shropshire where I went to school. I worked at a school in Ludlow. However, I always helped with the mixed dairy farm at home when I could. After my college course in Shrewsbury, I worked as a hotel receptionist. I used to enjoy tennis but later came to golf, which I very much enjoy. I also like gardening and cooking. I took up golf in 1974 and I married Bob in 1976. We had two children. I now have two grandchildren with a third on the way. My husband, Bob, was a very low handicap golfer (4) and club Captain in 1997. Sadly Bob died over 10 years ago. Some trees were planted in his memory on the golf course, to the right of the 16th fairway.
 
Junior Captain - Euan Mackay
Euan is always well presented and presents himself well. Friendly and approachable and respected by the other juniors. He is one of a group of good and promising junior golfers who are progressing well. He is keen to learn and a valuable member of the Eaton junior squad when playing against other clubs and junior opens. An asset for the club and we are fortunate to have him as our Junior Captain.