DEVON GOLF CAPTAINS 1937 – 2021
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 four 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.
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President Malcolm Jordain
Fellow Captains,initially allow me to thank you for the privilege of becoming President of Devon Golf Captains’, an honour for myself and Churston Golf Club where I became Captain in 1994.
I am a Devonian born and bred in Brixham, I began my pursuit of golf in 1980 when I joined Churston at the age of 40, far too late! I managed to achieve a single figure handicap which I retained for 25 years, sadly these days it’s heading ever northward. That aside one of the most enjoyable experiences I still savour are the matches, in which I play, against other counties and associations with fellow captains who are members, arguably the best golf club in Devon! Golf, in recent times, has changed enormously and not all for the better, in my opinion. However, one element that has remained constant is the pleasure, banter and good natured competition that exists in our matches and it is a puzzle, to many of us, why more people do not request involvement. It’s still not too late, go to the Match page and fixtures plus entry requests forms are there to download and submit.
At this time two of our most loyal and dedicated members have just retired, Roy Smith Secretary and Henry Paget Match Fixture Secretary, passing their baton’s to Brian Rice and Mike Badcock respectively, our grateful thanks go to all these gentlemen. My personal thanks to my good friend Brian Waggett, immediate past President, Brian has had a two year stint because of the dormant golf year in 2020, similarly Brian Rice as Captain, thank you both. This year’s inaugural 4bbb competition has received excellent support and I hope we can install this as an annual event.
Whilst thanking our volunteers within our own ranks I would also thank Graham Ruth, our only sponsor, for his and his companies continuing support, despite such difficulties presented by the pandemic affecting his business, very much appreciated.
Finally may I wish everyone an enjoyable golf season and I very much hope to meet up at one of our matches during the year. President’s Day next year will of course be at Churston GC on Thursday 12th May where I hopefully will meet with many of you.
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