23 rd of June
Captains Day at The Knutsford Golf Club is always a day to look forward to,as the Captain is given the chance to put his spin on a fabulous event. On the23 rd of June,Captain Rob Simms hosted members on the superbly prepared course,as the glorious sunshine rained down on the competitors.
What is the format of the golf at captains day?
The format of the golf is 9 holes greensome and then 18 holes individual Stableford, hopefully at Minchinhampton Golf Club. Anything you have seen at other Captans days that you think was good let me know.
What is the role of the captain of a golf club?
Although many teams, schools and clubs habitually appoint the best player as captain, the captain of a golf club is a different role. The captain of the golf club had an administrative function in helping to run the club, rather than a playing function in leading his team-mates in club matches.
What makes captains day at Augusta National special?
Every detail was thought out, from the homemade snacks and Captains’ signature Espresso Martini at the halfway house, to the wonderful menu of hot food prepared by Steve Barker and his clubhouse team. Numerous quality prizes were up for grabs including apparel, a delicious Malbec, and the prized Captains Day trophy, among others.
What is a captain’s choice golf tournament?
A Captain’s Choice golf tournament is another name for the scramble format. And the scramble is probably the most common format played at charity tournaments, corporate tournaments, association tournaments, and the like. A Captain’s Choice golf tournament is a team event, most commonly with four-person teams.
Did you have any desire to be captain?
Jim Seatter: Yes, I think deep down you always think about it. I’ve spent a lot of time on the committee and I was elected vice-captain in 1993, but the oil industry went belly-up and I had to find something else to do. I went down south to work in golf club management and resigned as vice-captain. When I came back in 2007 I went back on the council and thought I might get another chance.
What were the main challenges?
One of the biggest problems I had was members complaining about lack of tee times, too many visitors etc. But when you look into it, you find that every member wants to play at nine o’clock!
Was it what you expected?
JS: It was. I expected it to be very busy and intense at times because you’ve got meetings here, there and everywhere. I knew there was going to be a lot of travelling and a lot of things to be done, but you accept that’s what you’re signing up for!
Did your golf suffer?
JS: My handicap stayed the same. Actually, I think I started at 5 and finished at 4. But I must admit, there are times when you’re playing a match and find yourself thinking, “I’ve got a speech to make tonight,” and you start to think about what you’re going to say.
Why do some members yearn for the honour, sitting on various committees for years hoping their turn will come?
Some members yearn for the honour, sitting on various committees for years hoping their turn will come; others show no desire, perhaps fearing the level of commitment required.
Who is the captain of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews?
We speak to two former club captains who reveal what the prestigious role is really like. George Macgregor is the new captain of the Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews. TAGS: Community Week.
Did JS lose his temper at the AGM?
JS: Not losing my temper at an AGM! No, it was probably just moving things forward with the driving range and clubhouse projects. All you can do as a captain is keep the club moving forward rather than stagnating.
What do Clevedon captains wear?
Clevedon captains drive in wearing fancy dress. The new captains’ drive in had become a such a tradition of golf club life that the majority of those in fact are too young to have ever had a policy of selecting their captain through a sporting contest.
Why is the captain of a golf club named?
In our more ancient golf clubs the tradition was for the club captain to be named as the result of a golfing competition. In the early days of some of our more ancient golf clubs, the captain was not selected, or elected, by the club membership as is the custom now, but won the title through a golfing competition.
What is the role of the captain of a golf club?
The captain of the golf club had an administrative function in helping to run the club, rather than a playing function in leading his team-mates in club matches.
Is the captain’s drive in ceremony separate from the club champion?
Therefore the captaincy of the club and the club champion became separate honours. However the driving-in ceremony pays homage to the earlier system of how captains ascended to that office. In the dry theory, the captain takes office after the captain’s drive in, for the drive in is in fact the competition to find the new captain.
Is the captaincy of the club and the club champion separate honours?
Therefore the captaincy of the club and the club champion became separate honours. However the driving-in ceremony pays homage to the earlier system of how captains ascended to that office.
Is There Any Difference Between a Captain’s Choice and a Scramble?
A Captain’s Choice golf tournament is typically played by teams of four golfers. Thomas Northcut/DigitalVision/Getty Images
What is one man captain choice?
There is also a golf tournament format (or a competition format for a couple friends) called One Person Captain’s Choice in which one golfer plays two golf balls. In that case, the golfer tees off twice, compares her drives, then plays the second stroke from the spot of her best drive.
What is Captain’s Choice Golf?
A Captain’s Choice golf tournament is a team event, most commonly with four-person teams.
What is a captain’s pick?
"Captain’s pick" refers to the wildcard selections made by team captains in international team competitions such as the Ryder Cup and Solheim Cup, In such events, there are generally automatic qualifying criteria that fill out the teams.
How many people are in Captain’s Choice golf?
A Captain’s Choice golf tournament is a team event, most commonly with four-person teams. But three-person and two-person scrambles are also possible.
Can a team pick a captain in a scramble?
Of course, nothing stops a team from picking a captain in any scramble (whether designated a Captain’s Choice or not) or in any other team format. And it really is a good idea to do so. Democracy is great, and team members can make decisions by acclamation.
Who has the final say on all choices in scramble?
As the name implies, in a Captain’s Choice tournament one member of the scramble team is designated as team captain and has the final say on all choices during play.
Who said "I don’t want to have to call someone as Dave"?
Mark Townsend : For me an irrelevance. Don’t want to have to call someone I addressed as ‘Dave’ one day, ‘Mr Captain, sir’ the following day once he has fanned a driver into some deep bund to polite, bored applause.
Should clubs have captains?
Clubs should have captains but car parking spaces should be scrapped.
Do I respect them for setting an example by giving up their time and money?
Do I respect them for setting an example by giving up their time (and money), having the best interests of the club at heart and trying to support an institution that has played a big part in their lives? Absolutely.
Who said there’s often a bit too much pomp and circumstance about the club captain?
James Savage: Think there’s often a bit too much pomp and circumstance about the club captain.
Do you have a captain in a proprietary club?
Whether you’re at a proprietary club (like mine) or one run by the members, it’s almost certain you’ll have a captain (male, female or both) representing you over the course of the year.