On Saturday we hosted our 2016 Captains' Drive In, where we welcomed in the new Captains for the year and said good bye to 2015's. Early on Saturday morning the rain came down and it came down hard, so much so that there was a point when the Drive In was nearly called off!
But the hardy members at Burstwick arrived at the club to support the Captains while they teed off at 8am, and then continued to enter the Texas Scramble throughout the morning. It was a testament to members' when 17 out of 19 teams played in such horrid conditions, because when the rain stopped at 1pm the wind followed with a vengeance!
After the competition the Captains laid on home-made beef stew for the players, cooked freshly by our chefs at Café Nineteen - just what the doctor ordered!
Once all the members were back in outgoing Men's Captain Andy Wilson thanked the members for a great year and introduced his replacement Alan Mackinnon, who explained what his intentions were for raising money for his nominated charity, Cash for Kids.
Alan Key finished off by thanking all of the 2015 Captains and members for their support, and finished by wishing the four 2016 Captains Alan Mackinnon, Laura Key, Peter Roberts (Seniors) and Harry Giles (Juniors) the very best for the coming year.