Outgoing club captain Chris Royl with his ancient club.
GOLF AFTER a nine-hole stableford competition in Arctic conditions, Westridge said farewell to its outgoing captains and welcomed the incoming captains with a drive-in.
The outgoing captains all drove from the sixth tee using a range of ancient woods and irons which hadn’t seen the light of day for quite some time.
The incoming captains were all furnished with shiny, new drivers and then the challenge began, to see which performed better, the old or the new?
Named tee pegs were placed in the sixth fairway, by Westridge members, at spots where they thought one of the captain’s balls might land.
Not all were placed on the fairway so obviously, the members didn’t have much faith in the accuracy of some of the hitters.
The outgoing captains were surprised how well their antique clubs performed, especially outgoing club captain, Chris Royl, who asked if he could keep the club he used as it worked better than his own.
After the drive in, members enjoyed refreshments and mulled wine to warm them up and new club captain, Andy Connor, and the new ladies’ captain, Joanne Wright presented prizes of wine, and Easter eggs to members whose tee pegs were closest to the captains’ golf balls.
Vouchers were given to the stableford competition winners.
Ray Watkins will be this year’s seniors’ captain, with Charlie Hendy the new junior captain.