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Captain’s Day

Sunday 7th July brought a bright and sunny day for the Captain’s Day at Newark Golf Club. The improved weather was much appreciated by Club members

Golf club captains throughout the UK traditionally invite members to play for the Captain’s Prize. This Prize, donated by the Captain, is to celebrate their time as Captain of the Club and the friendship they have enjoyed while in office. The day is also an opportunity for the Captain to raise monies for his chosen Charity. 

Howard Jones, the Captain at Newark Golf Club, has chosen a local charity, Hope House School & Vacation Centre as his charity for 2019. Hope House School is a small, independent special school offers education to people of all ages who have an autism spectrum disorder (see http://www.hopehouseschool.co.uk). The School also provides a range of other services including after-school clubs, a vacation centre and riding for the disabled.

Howards family and the Ladies Captain spent the Day running the Halfway House, where refreshments were served to raise over £300 for Hope House School. 

The event itself, an 18-hole Stableford competition, was a great success with a full field of over 120 members playing and some very good scores were recorded. The following people were Captain’s Day prize winners:

Nearest the Hole

Vanessa Siddons at the 2nD

Chris Cutts at the 5th

Reg Dove at the 15t

Nigel Storey at the 17th

David Tilbury at the 18th

The Halliday Trophy – a long driving contest – Kevin Robinson

The Captain’s Putting Challenge

1st – Michael Bayliss, 18 putts

2nd – Stewart Smith, 19 putts


The Captain’s Prizes 

1st Prize – David Thompson, 41 points 

2nd Prize – John Cooke Jnr, 40 points

3rd Prize – David Turton, 39 points

4th Prize – Steven Carty, 38 points


Best Gross Prize – Graeme MacDonald, 32 points

The Ladies Prize – Rina Ozolins, 37 points

At the prize presentation on Sunday evening, the Captain congratulated all prize winners, highlighting David and John’s achievements and thanked all those who had helped make the day a success. Without the efforts of our hard-working Club staff and volunteers, it would be impossible to run an event like Captain’s Day successfully. 

Images attached  of 1. the Captain Howard Jones 2. The winner David Thompson & the Captain Howard Jones 3. Vice Captain Keith Whitfield & Captain Howard Jones 


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