We are delighted to announce that Steve Coppell is the 2022 incoming Captain and will be officially ‘Driving In’ at Captain’s Day at Walton Heath on the 30th March.
Steve was born on the 9th, July 1955 and went to school in Liverpool. As a player, he was a highly regarded right winger, known for his speed and work rate. He won domestic honours with Manchester United and represented England at the World Cup. After a knee injury ended his playing career, he went into management.
He has managed a number of English clubs, most notably Crystal Palace and Reading, both of which he took from the English second tier to achieve each club’s greatest-ever successes in the top flight. He has also managed Manchester City, Bristol City, Brighton & Hove Albion, and Brentford. He is credited with discovering players such as Ian Wright, a striker he signed from non-league football, and who became a household name and international footballer.
Steve – we are all very much looking forward to welcoming you in as our new Captain and what a schedule for 2022 we have! We have a few new venues and also 2 new Two Day events, The Variety Links Challenge at Princes GC & Royal Cinque Ports on the Kent coast, along with our Season Finale down in Bournemouth at two beautiful courses – Ferndown GC & Parkstone GC, please see the full 2022 schedule here.