It is a pleasure and honour to be the Captain of Rickmansworth Golf Club in 2017. I have been playing golf at “Tricky Ricky”, on and off, for the better part of 27 years now, and can still remember the bunker in front of the 15th green, which I must say made it an extremely difficult hole and many a Hamlet moment spent there…
A big Thank You goes out to Graham Farmer who captained the club in 2016 he did a fantastic job, and I hope to be able to follow in his footsteps and do the same this year.
I also want to introduce this year’s Vice-Captain, Martin Bartlett, who will be helping me along the way, and I’m sure will make a great Captain in 2018. Not forgetting the Seniors Captain and Ladies Captain, I wish them both a fantastic season this year. I also want to mention Jon Darby, our Golf Complex Manager, and his team. They will be looking after the golf course for us this year.
For those of you who regularly support the club matches, I ask for your support again this year and hope that together we can have a great season. For new members who might be interested in playing in the club matches, these are played in a very friendly manner, and it is also a great way to play a variety of different courses. Should you like to participate in the club matches, please feel free to contact me, or look out for the upcoming matches on the club notice boards.
The RGC Pro Shop, and the 19th hole also known as The Fairway Inn, will also need your support this year. You can purchase golfing “stuffs” before your round at the pro shop, and reflect on your efforts after the round at The Fairway Inn. The staff are very friendly and welcoming, and it’s usually full of RGC members who regularly stop for drink and a snack.
This year’s Captains Charity is Cancer Research UK, they do what it says on the tin, conduct research into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of the disease. Their research activities are carried out in institutes, universities and hospitals across the whole of the UK. Their aim is simple, to reduce the number of deaths from cancer. You can support the Captains Charity by donating at the Captains day, or by visiting this link www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Peter-Maestas which I have setup in case you cannot attend Captains Day, and would still like to donate.
So, let’s all a fantastic year of golf in 2017, and I’ll see you on the course!
All Men’s and Ladies’ competition dates for the 2017/18 season have been uploaded to the diary section of the website.
All Men’s, Ladies’ and Senior matches are included too.
Happy New Year everyone…
On this cold January morning let me take you back to a warmer day at the Boavista Golf Club last October.
Sixth hole, 180 yards uphill Graham Simon swings his trusty hybrid , balls flies straight at the flag and drops in…first hole in one in the tour’s history.
And Graham’s second hole in one in 2016 after his shot at the 7th in the Easter Cup ..also in for one. Well done Graham