DEVON GOLF CAPTAINS 1937 – 2020
Welcome to Devon Golf Captains Homepage.
The website is designed to provide information and news for all Captains, both playing and non-playing. The Club, over the last eighty three years, has provided a focus for all Devon Captains and Past Captains of affiliated Devon Golf Clubs. This unique group has provided opportunities for golf and friendships to be enjoyed with their peers, who have also experienced the honour and privilege of Captaincy within Devon. Founded in 1937 Devon Captains are the oldest County Association,preceded only by Liverpool Captains 1908 and London Captains 1911, a proud heritage!
Within the group those who wish to play, in one or more of the matches with other counties, will, after submitting their applications, be invited to play by the Captain. These matches are now some seventeen in number. Additionally Captain’s Day and President’s Day, Captain vs. Vice Captain are “in-house” on a first come first served basis.
To join Devon Golf Captains and obtain the information and application form in Adobe PDF format please click application form Joining-DGC-2019
President Brian Waggett
Having enjoyed membership of Devon Golf Captains for roughly 25 years I now find myself in the very privileged position of being invited to be your President, .I feel very honoured and happy to accept this role and in doing so will try to ensure the tradition and activities of DGC continue, as they have so successfully done for 82 years. I was born and bred (to an extent !) and educated in Glasgow, from where I departed a year or so after leaving school, moving to London where I worked for 20 years and then in 1979 arrived in Devon where my roots well and truly are now.
My golfing prowess is truly unremarkable, but despite this I was proud to be asked to be Club Captain of Stover GC in 1994 which afforded the only reasonable opportunity to get my name on the honours board !! Some years later I did two stints as Club Chairman following years of Committee work which I am sure we all know plenty about.
Much as I enjoyed serving my Club where I still derive great pleasure in playing, I have to confess membership of DGC has given rise to some of the best days enjoyment in my own experience on and off the golf course, and I would encourage those who have not taken advantage of taking part in the many events to do so. I have always believed amateur golf should be about fun, honesty and friendship with a light sprinkling of competitiveness to give rise to the odd wager or two, leg pulling, and banter.
As I am certain you all know, we have annual matches with Counties from Shropshire down to our near neighbours Cornwall, 11 matches in total, plus our Captain’s Day, President’s Day, and matches versus Devon Juniors, Devon Ladies Captains, the Captain v Vice Captain match, and of course that against our much loved Devon Secretaries.
Although all of the above are well represented by members it would be most welcome to have more of you applying for places and encouraging your own Club Captains to join DGC and share in the fun before Father Time has his say!!
Have an enjoyable playing season and I look forward to welcoming you to Stover on 21st May 2020 for my own President’s Day.
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