Club Captain 2019
Andy Withey


Captain's Report : 23 April 2019

I don’t have a great deal to report on as its early days into my year as Captain.

What I do have to say is that messages of support preceding the club AGM and the weeks since have been so kind, warm and friendly and it really is appreciated by me so it’s massive thanks to the members who have put themselves out to approach me either face to face up the club or through the many other methods of communication this modern world we live in has to offer.

Captains Drive-In (30-3-19)

The captain’s drive-in was a great success and a great personal experience, I won’t go into detail regarding the wide range of emotions experienced standing in front of all those present other than nerves and adrenalin help to block almost everything out so you can grip the Bob Maddison driver and literally smash the ball forward more in hope than expectation so when it connects and flies clean and straight up the fairway coming to a rest some 181 yards you just know its going to be a positive year.

I thank all those who participated in a great competition and congratulate the winners on the day, I think we’d all agree the weather for the time of year was unbelievably exceptionally warm and I offer special thanks to my playing companions Alex, Keith and Jon and also to my supporting four-ball of Roger, Mike, Nick and Paul, A special mention also goes to Martin Wallace who very kindly donated the supplementary nearest the pin prizes that I was able to offer up.

Champion of Champions Event - Teignmouth – (13-4-19)

Thanks to Stef and Darren Clarke’s commitment to the team golf in 2018 and the team’s success in the Plymouth league we took a squad of players up to Teignmouth Golf Club to play in the Devon champion of champions event, this was a better-ball combined scores event with the best five scores from six making the total score, Staddon average a points score of 36 per team and lost out to the winners Dainton G.C who averaged 38 points per team so we weren’t too far off the pace and congratulations go to all who competed on the day and special praise to those who missed out but helped getting us to this event through last year’s success.

Whilst the weather could have been kinder in terms of temperature, Teignmouth hosted a great day, the organisers where brilliant and the rolling carvery was excellent and whilst Keith Rendall didn’t want any special recognition his kind gesture of paying for the carvery was appreciated by all, so thank you Keith.

Fundraising Day – (20-4-19)

Having just read the club email I have to say what a fantastic achievement raising £1900 towards the club development fund, I know everyone who I spoke to thoroughly enjoyed the day, the feedback on the competition format has been really positive so credit to my vice (Alex) for suggesting the idea, we couldn’t of wished for better weather on the day which I’m sure meant that the BBQ went down really well with everyone.

I would personally like to thank everyone who contributed to the day, all the staff and many volunteers who helped out really do underline what a fantastic friendly club we are, I’m not going to name names as I’m bound to miss someone out but you all know who you are and your work really is appreciated.

The Month Ahead

As I said at the beginning of this report there isn’t much for me to report on, however I have thoroughly enjoyed the start to this year and whilst I can’t be up on a daily basis I want to make it absolutely clear I’m available weekends and evenings and if you require me for anything then please give me as much notice as possible and I’ll do all I can to make myself available.

Moving on to the month ahead we have the following:

  • Fours Cup Saturday 27th April
  • Captains evenings on the 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th of May
  • Plymouth League match away to Eldfordleigh on Friday the 3rd of May
  • Palairet Team play Thurlestone at Dartmouth on Sunday the 5th of May
  • Parker Trophy Team play The Warren at Fingle Glen on the 8th May
  • 3 Ball Open on the 11th May
  • Plymouth League match home to Boringdon on Friday 17th May
  • Plymouth League match home to Tavistock on Friday 24th May
  • Plymouth League match away to Wrangaton on Friday 31st May

In addition to all the above we also have an Annodata home match to play against Lanhydrock so fingers crossed we have positive results for me to report on next month.

All the best’
Andy Withey – Club Captain.


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