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New captains at Bridlington Golf Club

New captains at Bridlington Golf Club

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It was a hectic time over the Christmas and New Year period at Bridlington Golf Club both on and off the course.

The annual carol service, featuring the Coastal Voices choir, was a huge success and one of the highlights over the Christmas period was the visit of Santa Claus to 90 children who were enjoying the club’s popular children’s Christmas party.

New captains at Bridlington Golf Club

New captains at Bridlington Golf Club

Following all the Christmas festivities, attention switched to one of the most important days of the golfing calendar, New Year’s Day when the new captains come into office. Hundreds of members and guests swarmed to watch the traditional captain’s drive-in.

In previous years the incoming captains have turned up in fancy dress, but this year the incoming captains Dean Thompson and Viv Stevenson surprised the crowds by appearing on the roof of the clubhouse to tee off.

Following these unusual shots, they returned to the traditional tee to hit the official shots. Both hit reasonable efforts although it was fair to say that Stevenson’s was far straighter than Thompson’s.

Returning to the warmth of the clubhouse, guests enjoyed a number of speeches which saw the outgoing captains Barry White and Jenny West receive thanks for all their efforts throughout 2014.

New captains at Bridlington Golf Club

New captains at Bridlington Golf Club

The new captains were officially welcomed into their new positions and they were both presented their respective captain’s brooch and tie.

Jim Howbridge and Jan Kerr were also introduced to the members as the new captain-elects.