Final Thoughts

Captains Corner : Final Thoughts

My apologies for not updating this area for some time. Suprisingly things have been very busy since the END of the league season.

You will be aware that the mens team won the league for a historic 3rd season in a row and since then we have gained a number of extra honours.

In September the Club, represented by a team of seven, Phill Ridden, Alex Dixon, Mark Wharton, Ken Cairns, Johnny Todd, Mark McCarthy and Zak Laws, won the Dixon Cup which was held at Burgham Park and to top the day off Alex Dixon won the Presidents Cup for the best individual score of the day.

The league Players Championship was held at The City on 17th Sept. This again saw the team of Alex Dixon, Mark Wharton and Mark McCarthy take the teams trophy with Mark Wharton pipping Alex Dixon for individual honours on count back.

Having won the County Div 1 Team Championship earlier in the year the Club represented the County in the final of the England Club Tournament in Devon over the weekend 23rd /24th. The team of Phill Ridden, Mark Wharton and Alex Dixon achieved one of the Clubs highest honours in its history by winning this event by a margin of 14 shots. An amazing aceivement considering they were pitted against the best 33 club teams in the country. Well done Phill, Alex and Mark. The team will now represent England in the European Club Trophy to be held in Bordeaux at the end of October.

A full list of honours is given in the AGM booklet.

As I prepare to hand over the reins to our new Captain elect, Dave Lamb, I would like to say a few thank you's.

Firstly to the past Captains who have been so supportive during my 12 month tenure. Secondly to the band of merry men who have supported the league team at home and away and in all weathers throughout the season. And finally to the players who have given their time and effort in ensuring that this has been, probably, the most successful year in the teams history.

I stated in my acceptance speech that it was an honour and a priviledge to be given the opportunity to be Mens Captain for 2016/17 and that I would serve the club to the best of my abilities. I trust that I met YOUR expectations.

Thank you for your support and best of luck to Dave.

Almost Past Captain

John

 

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