FOLLOWING the Winter League contest, Broadway Golf Club’s new captains celebrated their inauguration with the annual Captains Drive-in.
Club captain Phil Bennett, ladies’ captain Frances Friend, seniors’ captain Mike Whitfield and juniors’ captain Sonny Nangle were all determined to begin the new decade and their year of captaincy with magnificent drives in front of the gathered crowd.
Nangle was first on the tee and demonstrated all his youth and agility by sending his colossal drive off beyond the 250-yard marker.
Whitfield was next in line and executed a superb shot way into the distance, followed by Friend who kicked off her year in style with a glorious drive to equal the quality of the others.
Club skipper Bennett brought up the rear with a superb display of controlled driving, coolly dispatching the ball down the middle of the fairway.
All then retired to the warmth of the clubhouse to enjoy the sumptuous new year’s carvery prepared by Broadway’s superb catering team at Fayreways UK.
Previously, Broadway’s men were out in force at the weekend to compete in the fourth round of their Winter League contest.
Keen to get out after the Christmas recess, all were eagerly awaiting the klaxon to signal the early shotgun start.
It was a mild, bright morning and the course was playing exceptionally well, helping teams record some excellent scores in the foursomes match.
With each team member driving on alternate holes and then continuing play with just one ball to the green, there was some impressive golf played.
Kenny Campbell and partner Guy Madgwick made the best of conditions to earn a worthy first place with a tremendous 41 points, ahead of Lee Jones and Stephen Oliver who eased into a close second with a superb 40.
Also scoring 40 points but finishing third on countback were Adam Barnfield and Dave Goodwin, leaving Jim Hutchison and Paul Lankester fourth with 38.
All 50 pairs now look forward to round five later in the month.