As the clocks sprung forward, Caldy Golf Club welcomed a new Captain, John Crosby. For most, the day began with a hearty breakfast served by Pickled Walnut. This may not have been quite the case for the new Captain and those Past Captains in attendance who started their day with the traditional “liquid breakfast”.

With the new Captain’s right hand man, Dave Barnes, having prepared quite the show, the masses gathered to show their support for John. The Captain was welcomed to the first tee by a Guard of Honour of Past Captains, with golf clubs, cricket bats and table tennis bats all creating the arch.

So on to the “Drive-In”. With cans of lager, the Captain’s favourite drink, as tee markers, John put a good swing on it but narrowly missed a fairway. Those who know John will know that this is quite uncharacteristic! Whether it was the nerves, the spectators or the “breakfast” that caused this may never be known!

With the number of members at the Drive In, it was clear that John has a lot of support from the members of Caldy Golf Club. On behalf of all members, staff and the Club, we extend a sincere congratulations to the new Captain and wish him a wonderful year ahead!

Please see a selection of photos below or click here for a brief video of the morning.