Head Golf Professional at Bramshaw Golf Club, Clive Bonner, has celebrated 25 years’ service at the family-friendly club.
Clive began his career as an assistant at Bramshott Hill Golf Club under the watchful eye of Alan Bridge, and enjoyed a successful playing career where in 1976 he won the Hampshire PGA Matchplay and Strokeplay titles before going on to qualify for the Open at St Andrew’s in 1978 and his European Tour Card a year later, achieving his best finish on tour of 25th at the Swiss Open.
Injuries to his feet prevented him from pursuing a playing career, leading Clive to becoming a club Professional, serving four years at Dunwood Manor and seven years at Brockenhurst Manor before joining Bramshaw. He’s since majored in coaching, sharing his extensive knowledge and experience with members and visitors alike.
During his time at Bramshaw, highlights include playing 18 holes on different courses in one day, in a charity fundraiser for Wessex Heartbeat with Des Lynam, starting in Jersey and ferried by helicopter between courses finishing at Bramshaw. Their efforts raised an impressive £39k for the charity.
Stuart James, Bramshaw’s General Manager, said “I’m delighted to recognise and congratulate Clive on his milestone achievement and on behalf of all the members and Brook Enterprises Ltd, sincerely thank him for his dedicated support and service to the club.”
Commenting on his achievement, Bonner said “I thoroughly enjoy working at Bramshaw. The family owners are not only a pleasure to work for but have also continually invested in both the Manor Course and the Forest Course enabling golfers to truly test their playability. With the relaunch of the Forest Course pending and the return of our Bramshaw Open this July, it’s exciting times at Bramshaw. Together with such beautiful surroundings, there’s really no better place to work. I look forward to the next 25!”
Bramshaw Golf Club is a family-owned golf club and home to two diverse 18-hole courses, one of which is the oldest in Hampshire. Golf Mark accredited and a designated Golf Roots Centre, it also runs a thriving juniors section, supporting initiatives to help golf in the community and firmly establishing Bramshaw as a family-friendly club.