Club Captains face a ‘memorable’ year

Golf Club Captains across Northamptonshire are facing the increasingly likely prospect that their year in charge will be remembered for all the wrong reasons as golf has remained off limits.

It was supposed to be the finest moment in their career as they spearhead all the Club’s activities over a 12-month period, but a very wet winter followed by the coronavirus outbreak means 2020 has turned into a nightmare for many.

Whilst Northampton Golf Club’s Captain Steve Bowers is in the same position as others in the county, he remains philosophical about the situation and has already put some contingency plans in place.

Bowers said: “When you become a club captain, you do so in the knowledge that you have to take the rough with the smooth. I know of captains where their club has been in serious financial trouble, which must have been difficult to cope with.

“Obviously the coronavirus has brought similar challenges, with everything closed and so much uncertainty about what happens next.

“As an individual, all the plans you had put together for the Captain’s Away Weekend or Captain’s Day go out of the window. But my vice-captain has agreed to hold a joint-Captain’s Day with myself in 2021, which is a nice touch.

“But you have to put this in perspective – the priority is the health and safety of members, guests and everyone in general.”

A new date for the postponed 2020 England Golf Captains competition, which was scheduled to take place at Northamptonshire County GC on Wednesday, May 20th, has not been confirmed.