As a player, Dave was a goalkeeper who played top-flight football for Wimbledon, Newcastle United, Chelsea, Southampton and Nottingham Forest. He spent the rest of his career in the Football League with Grimsby Town, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Portsmouth, Bradford City and Brighton & Hove Albion, as well as with non-league sides Edgware Town and North Greenford United.
He played in Wimbledon’s 1988 FA Cup victory, during which he became the first goalkeeper to save a penalty in an FA Cup final, and the first goalkeeper since 1875 to lift the cup as captain of the winning team. He made two appearances for the England national football team.
On 10 May 2015, Beasant became the oldest individual to be selected in the squad for a match in Football League history while representing Stevenage, as a substitute against Southend United in the League Two play-off semi-final second leg, at the age of 56.
Since retiring, Dave has worked as a goalkeeping coach for Fulham, Northern Ireland, the Glenn Hoddle Academy, Bristol Rovers, Stevenage and Reading.
Variety Golf has great pleasure in welcoming Dave as Captain for 2024.