MESSAGE FROM ALAN J MORRIS, 2014/15 CAPTAIN OF THE SOCIETY OF LIVERPOOL GOLF CAPTAINS
Welcome to the website of the Society of Liverpool Golf Captains. The Society embodies 27 constituent clubs, all of which are situated within 25 miles of Liverpool Town Hall, and each year the Captains of these clubs become members of the Society which can trace its roots back to 1908. Initially, the Society was formed to enable Captains to maintain the friendships forged during their year of office. This was achieved by enabling Captains to compete with their peers in neighbourly rivalry and to enjoy the hospitality of their respective clubhouses. Whilst these aims have not diminished, the Society now also has taken upon itself a responsibility for giving financial support to junior golfers in the geographical areas in which it operates.
The Society boasts over 700 members, some of whom were appointed as Captain of their clubs nearly 50 years ago, and is thriving. This year over 300 members took part in the Annual Competition and Annual General Meeting at Heswall Golf Club and 260 are expected to attend the Society’s Autumn Meeting at Harrogate when over three days of friendly competition, the delights of Alwoodley, Harrogate and Sand Moor Golf Clubs will be sampled. The trip will culminate in a Gala Dinner at the Majestic Hotel when I shall have the pleasure of presenting the prizes to the winners. At the Society’s Annual Dinner in May in Liverpool city centre, just under 300 Captains resplendent in their red coats, formed a splendid sight.
It is a great honour both for me and West Derby Golf Club, where I have been a member for 36 years, to be invited to be Captain of the Society for the next 12 months. I shall do all in my power to lead the Society in a way that strengthens the qualities which it shares with our treasured game of golf, where the order of the day is courtesy, politeness, camaraderie and sportsmanship at all times, not for fear of sanctions or penalties, but simply because it is the right thing to do.