Captain’s Report - March 2017

Posted on Tuesday 7th March, 2017

Captain’s report – March 2017

It is with great sadness that I open my final report with the news that long time member, Harry Morris collapsed on the 8th hole just over a week ago. A well-liked and respected member of this golf club, It appears that Harry died at the scene or on the way to hospital. Our thoughts go out to his family and friends at this difficult time. My respect and thanks also go to those involved in attempting to resuscitate H. By all accounts, all that could have been done was done.

My thanks at the end of my captaincy year go to members of the club and of both committees for all the support you have given me during the year. I also include those who have brought their constructive comments to my attention.

I feel that I have had a super golfing year and I thank all my playing partners for contributing to that.

I offer my thanks to Ian and his staff in the Pro shop for all their help throughout the season and to Adam, Wes and all the club house staff for their involvement on a day to day basis and also in the many club functions that have taken place this year.

The results of the final round of winter competitions are as follows:

Jack Sipos and Charlie Dryden won Division 1 of the March winter league on Saturday with Steve Probets and Paul Clarkson winning Division 2 with an obscene 50 points. The 20 points gained in that last round was sufficient to take them clear at the top of the final league table. Well done to them.

The February Mixed Winter league, postponed until yesterday, was again postponed due to very wet weather.

We hope to see all the winter prize-winners at the first club prize giving of the year to be held on 5th April

The Pro’s winter challenge has now been completed. Chris Wood took the 6th & 7th competitions and is obviously enjoying a purple patch at the moment. Phil Jukes won the 8th and last round. This resulted in the overall league being won by Chris Rose.

During the year several have asked me about legacy. It is interesting to look back to last year’s AGM and note that my hopes for the year were that members take good care of the course by replacing divots and repairing pitch marks and that we all show respect for our golfing colleagues by observing etiquette & considering the pace at which play. It comes as no surprise that this is still a work in progress and will probably always remain so. It is clear to me just how hard our green staff work to provide a course that we would love to play on. I implore all members to assist them in this mission. So, please, don’t be a ‘Divot’, take care of the course.

Finally, I believe that this golf club continues to get stronger but I take this opportunity to urge as many members as possible to get involved with the activities of the club. For instance, by joining club functions (the Captains’ changeover dinner is on April 1st) and representing the club by being involved in our representative teams.