Win-win sit­u­a­tion for cap­tains new and old

Harefield Gazette - - MOTORS -

NEW North­wood Golf Club cap­tain Nick Lines opened his year at the helm by win­ning his own drive-in Sta­ble­ford event last week.

Lines, team-mates Sean Maxwell and Adam Penhale, and vice­cap­tain Sean Cun­ning­ham scored 95 points to claim vic­tory.

More than 20 for­mer cap­tains and a large group of mem­bers watched out­go­ing skip­per Stephen Lee putt out on the 18th, be­fore hon­our­ing his suc­ces­sor by es­cort­ing him to the first tee.

Lines ad­hered to club tra­di­tion by smash­ing a su­perb drive straight down the fair­way to of­fi­cially open his ten­ure, be­fore re­turn­ing to the club­house to ful­fil some of his new re­spon­si­bil­i­ties, start­ing with hand­ing out the com­pe­ti­tion prizes.

He was joined by new ladies cap­tain, Jayne Bur­den – who had held her own drive a few days pre­vi­ously – and his wife, Bry­ony, as he led more than 100 mem­bers and guests into lunch.

Lines be­lieves the club can add to its im­pres­sive trophy haul in re­cent times as long as the in­ter­est across ev­ery age group is main­tained and de­vel­oped.

North­wood were 2014 county cham­pi­ons and cur­rently hold five of the seven ti­tles avail­able to them.

Lines’ drive raised more than £600 for his cho­sen char­ity for the year, Can­cer Re­search UK, which was net­ted by mem­bers es­ti­mat­ing how far his open­ing drive would travel.

The win­ner, co­in­ci­den­tally per­haps, was Stephen Lee.

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