DEVON GOLF CAPTAINS 1937 – 2016
Welcome to Devon Golf Captains Homepage.
The website is designed to provide better information and news for all Captains, both playing and non-playing. The Club, over the last seventy-nine 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 enjoyed the honour and privilege of Captaincy within Devon.
Within the group those who wish to play, in one or more of the matches with other counties, will 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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THE PRESIDENT TED ROCKEY
A Cornishman by birth and now living in the deepest part of the County. Much of my working life was spent in Devon where, in 1979, Sidmouth made me their Captain, creating the start of my allegiance to Devon Golf Captain’s Society (later dropping the “Society). Thus commenced many years of enjoyable camaraderie and golf culminating in becoming your Captain in 2002.
I have to say that the years 2001 as vice-Captain under the late Tom Harrison and 2002 supported extremely ably by John Burrow remain in my memory as two of the most enjoyable years’ golf I can recall. Playing at home and away on a number of superb golf courses among like-minded other Captains always preceded and followed by convivial refreshment is most enjoyable and with other “in house” meetings represent the reasons why we all enjoy our membership so much. This would not be the case without all the support and friendship which we all share and for which I am very grateful to all the members and committee.
Becoming your President is a massive honour both for me and my Club, Sidmouth and one which I will do my utmost to justify. Whilst I live some 80 miles from the Devon border, I am determined that this distance will not prevent me from being an active President. Certainly I shall discharge all duties that go with the office to the best of my ability and hope to become involved in as many various golf meetings as possible.
Finally, it is my avowed intention to enjoy my term of office and I have every hope that all of you will enjoy it with me.