MESSAGE FROM PHILIP M BAILEY, 2015/16 CAPTAIN OF THE SOCIETY OF LIVERPOOL GOLF CAPTAINS
Welcome to the website of the Society of Liverpool Golf Captains. The Society was established in 1908 by the Captains and Past Captains of Clubs on Merseyside who wished to continue associations formed and friendships forged in their year of office by holding an annual competition followed by dinner.
The Society embodies 27 constituent Clubs and boasts over 700 members. This year over 300 members took part in the Annual Competition at West Derby Golf Club followed by the Annual General Meeting held at Aintree Racecourse. It is expected that around 260 members will attend the Autumn Meeting in Nottingham when competition will take place over the fine courses of the Nottinghamshire (Hollinwell), Coxmoor, and Sherwood Forest Golf Clubs. The finale of the 3 day event will be a Gala Dinner to be held at the Eastwood Hall Hotel at which I shall have the pleasure of presenting the prizes. In April 2016 the Annual Dinner of the Society will be held at the Crowne Plaza on Liverpool waterfront with in the order of 300 members in attendance. The Dinner is a highlight of the year and, with all attending being resplendent in their red coats, a most colourful event.
It is a privilege, both personally and for Caldy Golf Club, where I have been a member for 39 years, to be invited to be Captain of the Society. The Society epitomises what I hold dear in this great game of ours, sportsmanship and camaraderie, and during the coming year I shall do my utmost to lead the Society in a manner befitting the trust bestowed upon me as Captain.
We are about to enter the summer months, which I hope will be kind to us, and wish everyone an enjoyable golfing year ahead.