As your new Club Captain for the 2015 /16 season it is a privilege for me to say a few words to introduce the season and welcome both existing and new members to the Club.
On Saturday 28th March we held the Captains Inauguration day. This followed the traditional format of the Drive in, where each of the Captains took their place on the first tee and launched a ball down the first fairway with the aim of landing on it. This was followed by a team competition known as the Silverstone Waltz where teams of four played 18 holes with 1 Players score counting on the first 6 holes, two players scores on the second six and three players on the final six holes. My congratulations to the winning team of Paul Jordan, Simon Gregory, Steve and Gill Pedder. Members then met at the Club House in the evening for what was a thoroughly enjoyable Inauguration Dinner. My thanks to all those members who supported the day.
I am also pleased to announce that this year’s Club Charity will be Medical Detection Dogs. This is a small, local charity that is entirely dependent on public donations to support its work. The Charity trains dogs to help people with life threatening health conditions, giving their “owners” new found confidence, a better quality of life, greater independence and most important of all saving lives on a daily basis. I do hope that you will be able to support this worthwhile cause throughout the year and I would encourage you to find out more by visiting their website http://medicaldetectiondogs.org.uk/
A Charity Golf Day will be held at the Club on Friday 18th September 2015 which I hope many members and their guests will support to raise as much money as possible for this great charity.
It only remains for me to wish you a very warm welcome to the season and an enjoyable year’s golf and hope that you will fulfil all your ambitions for the year.