I am honoured and proud to be the captain of Newark Golf club for 2016. It was a pleasure to host this year’s Captain's Day competition with all male members of the club invited to take part. The weather was kind and helped to make it a great day for all, we had only a bit of light rain in the evening which did not affect the scoring.
With 151 players in the field, the first tee was at 07.00 and the last tee time at 16.40, they competed not only for this year`s valuable Captain`s prize, the Taylormade M1 Driver but other excellent prizes too.
I would like to thank the sponsors of the Captains Day prizes; Listers Mercedes and Secure Valeting and the sponsor of the Captains ale Everards Brewery. Also many thanks to all the players for their support of the Captain's charity Beaumond House local hospice, on the day their generosity in buying raffle tickets and donations in the halfway house and the help of the sponsors we managed to raise £1,199.22
To all the helpers; the starters, halfway house ladies, Chris Keightley and his staff for their hard work making sure the day went smoothly, thank you all for your help, it was much appreciated.
Many thanks to our Green staff for the excellent condition they presented the course especially after the amount of rain we had in the previous 12 hours.
Captain's Day is the highlight of the Captain's Year and it felt complete when the sun came out for the guest’s group photo in the patio before lunch.
The traditional Captain`s lunch was attended by 68 guests and I was honoured to be in the company of such wonderful friends, the food was first class, complements to our chefs and all the catering staff for the excellent service.
Thank you very much to all the guests for their support, best wishes and unexpected but very welcome presents.
I would like to congratulate the Captain's Day champion with 41 points: Mr Stephen Newton, congratulations also to all other winners for their impressive performances;
2nd with 40 points Mr Jack Forman
3rd with 39 points Mr Ricky Todd c/b
4th with 39 points Mr John Cook Sr c/b
Prizes were also presented for nearest the pins on all par 3’s, longest drive and for the putting competition.
There was also a Ladies guest 9 hole competition, congratulations to the winner Laura Anderson 15 points and Mrs Shelly Prichard. n/pin on the 5th.
J. Andrade Captain 2016.