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Each year Exeter Golf and Country Club invites members to nominate fellow members for the Club Member of the Year Award. Chris Goodwill was announced as the 2019 winner at the Club AGM on 4th January 2020.
The award exists to recognise outstanding actions, achievements and efforts either within the club or outside.
Chris Goodwill was nominated for his dedication to racket sports and being an outstanding ambassador of Exeter Golf and Country Club. Chris has been an active member of the club for over 20 years. He has represented squash, racketball and tennis teams and has also successfully captained many teams on behalf of the club. As well as the commitment that he’s put in to playing for the club, he has also been a great advocate of the club. He has introduced many families to junior sports and encouraged them to join. Recently through Nexus, the company that he works for, he has been instrumental in supporting the rackets section across many areas:
Ladies first team racketball sponsor
Racketball Club Championships sponsor
Tennis section sponsor
He has also played a key role in developing and supporting the Nexus Junior Tennis Tour which is a partnership between Nexus, Exeter Golf and Country Club and Devon Tennis. It has provided opportunities for over 120 players from across the county in its first year, seeing over 1,000 matches played.
His two daughters regularly play tennis and swim at the club and take part in lessons, tournaments and events.
He has been an integral part of the rackets section for over two decades and continually looks for ways that he can help develop sports in the club and across the county.
Chris Jones, General Manager of Exeter Golf and Country Club said, “Chris fully deserves the Club Member of the Year Award for all of the time and support that he has given to benefit the club. We all thoroughly appreciate his efforts and enthusiasm and recognise that his passion and drive makes Chris a much-valued ambassador for Exeter Golf and Country Club.”
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