New Crow Nest regime kicks off with fun in the snow

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The weather could not stop five new captains and a new president driving into office at Crow Nest Park Golf Club last Saturday.

The course still had a good covering of snow, but with the first tee area cleared, new captains and president drove into office at 12 noon in front of approx 120 members.

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The incoming captains were, Shaun Higgins (Club Captain), Ann Stafford (Lady Captain), Gary Speight (Rabbits Captain), Mick Wolfenden (Seniors Captain) and Kyle Broadbent (Junior Captain). John Haverstock drove into the offiice of Club President.

The run up to the big day had been difficult as the coldest March for 30 years had done its best to put a dampener on what is usually an occasion to remember.

Those members who had braved the cold played nine holes to target greens in a Texas Scramble team format. The winning team scored 22 under for the event.

The incoming captains gathered, along with 115 members, in the members lounge when exiting captain Steve Brown, handed Higgins his captain’s jacket and exiting club president John Turner presented Haverstock with his president’s jacket. The other incoming captains all gave a speech to the members.

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As a thank you to John Turner for his nine years in his ambassadorial role as club president he was presented with a motorised golf trolley at the outgoing captains party which was held the previous Saturday.

At the end of the Captains Drive in he was informed that a new trophy was to be introduced into the club’s calendar which was to be named the President’s Putter, clearly a sign of the appreciation of his services to the club over a number of years.

The putter, which was used in the making of the new trophy, is the actual putter which was used by Mr Turner’s son Chris, when he won his dad`s President’s Day competition back in 2005.