David Lloyd Williams got more than he bargained for when he took over as the new seniors’ captain at Rutland Water Golf Club this month.
Outgoing captain Bob Sachs switched his successors ball ahead of the traditional captain’s drive-in much to the amusement of the 30 senior members who had gathered round to watch.
New skipper David said: “It was a bit of a shock when I hit the ball and white chalk flew in all directions but it was all in good fun.
“I’d like to thank Bob for all his hard work last year and hopefully we can continue the good form the team has shown in matches over the coming season.”
Tony Wright takes over as the new vice captain.
l Vinny Keefe won the fifth round of the winter league with a fantastic score of 44 points, ahead of Bob Sachs (42) and Trevor Childerley (40).
Vinny, who has led the event from the first week, is now six points ahead of the field with only three rounds left to play.
Vinny said: “It’s a nice lead to have but I’m not counting my chickens until that last putt has been sunk.”
l Troy Anderson began the year by winning the club’s re-arranged Turkey Trot competition.
Played in testing conditions and using a ‘bogey’ format, where competitors play matchplay against the course, Troy (+3) was one of only two players who managed to finish with pluses against their names. Billy Rutter was second (+1) and Chris Newton, who finished level with the course, was third.