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Club Officers

2018 Club Captain Dave Shenton


2018 Ladies Captain Anne Tyler

Management Committee & Key Staff

Broadstone Golf Club is owned by the members and they elect a Management Committee to run the club on their behalf. This Committee then employ professional staff to manage the club on a day to day basis. The key individuals are profiled below along with their contact details where applicable. The Committee can be emailed by emailing

Ed Richardson - General Manager:

Ed began his working career as a PGA Qualified Golf Professional before starting a career in Golf Club Management at Newbury & Crookham Golf Club, where he spent nearly 5 years as Club Manager. He started in his current role in February 2015 and is enjoying focussing on ensuring Broadstone retains its excellent status and reputation while offering superb levels of service to its members and guests. Ed is married with 2 children and is enjoying his new life with his family in Dorset.

(01202) 642521 

Martin Chapman - Chair of the Management Committee:

Martin has been a member since 1998 and is now retired having served in the fire service for over 36 years in the London Fire Brigade and Dorset Fire & Rescue Service, with over 8 years as Chief Fire Officer of Dorset.  He lives in Tolpuddle with his wife and two sons, both sons being single figure handicap golfers at Broadstone and his wife playing her golf at Sturminster Marshall.

Following the 2018 AGM, Martin was elected as Chair of the Committee.

David Holmes - Finance Officer/Treasurer:

As a graduate electronics engineer, David developed his software skills as part of a post graduate degree in Computer Aided Design. In the 1970’s, he worked in R&D for The Plessey Co. and Membrain Ltd. In 1979, he started an Automatic Test Equipment business. During this time, he developed a very strong understanding of finance. In 1987, he formed his own IT / Computer Services company to provide computer solutions and customised software for small businesses, before finally retiring in 2014 having completed a successful merger with another local business. 

Over the past 28 years, which included several recessions, he had maintained strong financial policies which enabled him to ensure monthly profitability and positive cash flow. It is with these skills that he believes he can continue to be of service to our club.

Debbie Driver - Committee Member:

Debbie joined Broadstone in 2010, spent four years on the ladies committee between 2013 and 2017, culminating in her year as the Ladies Captain in 2016/17.

Prior to all of this, her career had involved working in Sales and Training for a major blue chip company until she moved overseas.  During this time she worked for the British Council and visited many Ministries promoting the services of the English Language Centre. Debbie also taught English both in Oman and Dubai before returning to work in education in the UK.  The last few years of her career were spent working for BMW Financial Services throughout the last financial crisis.

Paul Nelson - Committee Member:

Paul has been a member of Broadstone Golf Club for 12 years, having retired from the Army in 1995, after 35 years as a career soldier. He was elected to the Committee in 2013 and was also the Seniors Organiser/Captain for 6 years from 2009 - 2015.

From 2015-2018, Paul served as Chair of the Management Committee, before announcing his intention to step down before the 2018 AGM.

James St Quintin - Committee Member:

James has been a member at Broadstone for nearly 10 years culminating in three years ago, having the honour of being Club Captain. He runs a local window company has learnt the importance of running a business the correct way.

Over the last few years, he has had the chance to meet and spend time with literally hundreds of members. He uses this insight into how they want the golf club to be run, along with the skills and experience of running his own business to help him serve the club on committee.

Dave Shenton – Club Captain:

Dave, who spent over 38 years working for Lloyds Bank, joined Broadstone in 1997. In his role as Commercial Banking Manager, he also ran the Lloyds Golf Society.

Upon retiring nearly four years ago, Dave took on the role on Dorset County Golf Union Junior Secretary, a role that sees him serve on the County Executive Committee, his key role is managing the county Under 18 squad. Watching these juniors hit a golf ball, along with watching his two handicap son Alex, should show him how to play the game properly, although his handicap remains stubbornly at 18!

Under the club rules, the Club Captain is invited to attend Committee meetings in a non-voting capacity. 



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Club History

Club Officers

Ivor Bertie Guest, 1st Baron of Wimborne (1815 – 1914) an Ironmaster and landowner who lived in Canford Magna Manor commissioned the Golf Course at Broadstone to be built. On Saturday afternoon 18th June 1898 with 6 invited gentlemen present, Lord Wimborne held a meeting at Broadstone School to set out the rules and terms for the Golf Club.

It was resolved that the Club would be called "The Dorset Golf Club" and the course be known as "The Broadstone Links." Some 150 members were admitted at an entrance fee of 2 guineas and an annual subscription of 2 guineas.