My personal golfing journey as Captain can only go up. My first match was with the President, Dave Bigg, against the Vice-Captain Nigel Gills and the Vice President’s Ringer, Dave Woolmer which we lost literally on the last putt. Please get well soon Michael. Ben and I have our first Captain and Pro match on Sunday 4th if we prevail the challengers will make a donation to the Captain’s charities, the alternative result is not worth discussing. I have a bottle of Champagne on ice to celebrate our first win, thank you Brian and Jane. Please see Ben for the additional dates. I am throwing down the challenge of mid-week away Captain and Pro matches at some of Surrey’s finest courses please let Ben or myself know if you are interested.
On Sunday 11th at the request of members the Lady Captain will be selecting teams from individuals interested in mixed team golf. Details to follow. October will be Pink and I will be raffling my car parking space at the AM AM on the 25thOct. Watch out for all the Pink October events and other generously donated raffle prizes. Pink drinks behind the bar, fines for not wearing pink are some of the fund-raising ideas Links to the Cancer Research UK fund raising page and events will be published soon.
I am still finding my feet as captain in this new structure, some steps are onto solid ground others are shifting and firming up but I am grateful there is a hard working chair and committee managing the business end of the club. I do attend board meetings, sit on the house committee and to date have several jobs up and running. Conducting a boundary review and managing any incursions, reviewing a developing our environmental policy which hopefully will be completed in the new year. Part of the plan includes producing our own Malden Honey which you will be able to purchase at very reasonable prices, once we have some, watch this space, summer 2021.
My most important role I believe is to be the social focus of the club along with the Lady Captain, to enable this I chair the Captains Social committee. We aim to drive and promote fun social activities and ensure that any event is supported and promoted by the club. We are having rather a soft launch at the moment as we are rearranging things rather than promoting them, roll on a vaccine. We are examining how we can provide social golf over the Christmas period that is Covid compliant but also celebrates the holiday season. A Christmas Jumper, hat or outfit competition with pictures shared and posted on the club photo wall etc so get knitting or to the front of the Aldi Lidl queue for this year’s Christmas specials. Suggestions are greatly received
Please stay safe and keep others safe and play well
See you on the course, hopefully on my fairway