THE three captains for 2009 at Romanby Golf and Country Club near Northallerton in North Yorkshire have got the new season off to a great start with a drive in event and tournament.
Stewart Martin (club captain), Pamela Moffat (ladies captain) and Lauren Collinson (junior captain) all took part in the drive-in, which was followed by a Texas Scramble competition.
Stewart said: "It's a great honour and privilege to captain such a great and thriving club as Romanby. I aim to fit in as much as I can this year and meet as many people along the way. I'm really looking forward to it."
Pamela added: "Everyone had a fantastic day, the course played and looked superb and the weather was just beautiful."
The winners of the tournament were the team of Graham Walker, Ian James, Kevin Bradley and Margaret Lowther with a return of 67 gross for a 58.7 nett score.
The three captains, accompanied by John Archer, had to be content with the runners up spot with their 66 gross and 59.3 nett effort.
But all three captains hit fantastic drives to get the ball rolling with fellow members having to guess the distances their balls travelled. Money raised went to the captain's charity, which is the Great North Air Ambulance.
The winners of guess the distance were:
Captain's Drive: 216 Yards - John Morton; Lady Captain's Drive:124 Yards - Rosemary Archer; Junior Captain's Drive: 203 Yards - John Thompson.
PICFILE: romanbycaptainstif.jpg CAPTION: DRIVING OFF: Romanby's three captains for 2009 (from left) Lauren Collinson, Stewart Martin and Pamela Moffat.
Tee with the mayor
AS incoming Mayor of Darlington, Councillor Jim Ruck will stage the 2009 Mayor's Charity Golf Day at Stressholme Golf Centre in Darlington on Friday, June 19.
Darlington Borough Council is running the competition, with Austin Sanders Law Firm making a welcome return as principal sponsor for the second year.
The day will include brunch on arrival, half-way refreshments and hot buffet after the competition. There will also be prizes for the overall winners, two for longest drive and two for nearest the pin, plus a luxury hamper draw.
Cllr Andy Scott, Darlington's Cabinet member for Health and Leisure, said "This event will be a fantastic opportunity to raise money for local charities, whilst also providing an enjoyable and relaxing day for local residents and businesses. We are looking forward to yet another successful day this year, which will also showcase the great facilities that Stressholme offers."
First tee off will be at 12noon, with a presentation ceremony being held in the clubhouse at the end of the event.
Anyone interested in taking part should complete the entry form or call 01325-388411.