A secluded haven
where visitors are welcome
Born in Crosby in 1950, Stephen Glover was a keen sportsman from an early age, playing football for his school and Crosby & Litherland District alongside Terry Owen, father of Michael. In 1967, Stephen and his family emigrated to Canada. They returned six months later, though fatefully the trip kindled an interest in North America he was to revisit as his career progressed.
His first job was selling stationery for Lawtons of Liverpool, where the sales environment proved a good fit for his personality. Steve spent twenty years at business equipment manufacturer Pitney Bowes, rising to the position of Sales Manager, UK & Ireland. His people skills and aptitude for staff training were noted by the Head Office in Connecticut, resulting in numerous work trips to Denver, Phoenix, Minneapolis and beyond. Towards the end of his career, Stephen succeeded in combining work with his love of sport; as Sales Director of Invision, he was responsible for selling big-screen technology to no less than Everton, Aston Villa, Leeds and Celtic F.C.
Sport has been a constant in Stephen’s life. He played squash, tennis and rugby to club level, and was Secretary of Ormskirk Rugby Club for seven years. Since joining Ormskirk Golf Club in 1986, he has held the positions of Junior Organiser, Handicap & Competition Chairman, Marquee Chairman and House Chairman. Asked to name his proudest sporting achievement, he would cite his hole-in-one at the signature hole of the Wigwam Resort in Phoenix, Arizona.
Stephen and his wife Valetta live in Burscough with her wonderful Guide Dog, Jodie. They have two children; David, married to Diana, and Tom, married to Christa, both of whom live in the Home Counties.
2019 Ladies Captain - Sue Read
Sue was born and raised in Ormskirk and Aughton where she still lives now. She was educated locally. She is married to Colin who has been the Ormskirk Captain in 2018. They have two daughters – Catherine, the eldest who lives in Singapore and Alyson who lives in London. Sue and Colin have one granddaughter, Beatrice who lives in Singapore hence the numerous trips out there to visit and babysit.
Sue has always been involved in sport from a young age. She was a junior member of Ormskirk Tennis Club and later Aughton Lawn Tennis Club where she has spent many years as an active member playing competitive tennis and carrying out various roles such as team captain, running the bar, entertainments etc. She was the first lady Secretary and first lady President of the Tennis Club but now focuses on her golf. She has been a member at Ormskirk Golf Club since 1998 and again has been an active participant having been involved with the juniors, served on the ladies’ committee from 2008-2010 and later Council from 2014-2016as Entertainments Chairman and latterly House Chairman.
Sue worked for Brighouse Wolff in Ormskirk for over 25 years and was a qualified Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives dealing with Wills, Probate and conveyancing matter until she took early retirement.