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 MESSAGE FROM RAY ERSKINE, 2019/20 CAPTAIN OF THE SOCIETY OF LIVERPOOL GOLF CAPTAINS


Ray Erskine

Being elected Captain of any golf club is the highest honour a member can receive. Being elected as Captain of a society that represents 27 golf clubs and boasts a membership of 700 members is an additional bonus. I am honoured therefore to have been elected as Captain of the Society, not only on my own behalf, but also on behalf of Woolton Golf Club where I have been a member for 33 years. I am additionally proud of this honour since Woolton was instrumental in founding the Society 111 years ago in 1908.

The AGM which involved golf at a very wet Formby, followed by dinner at Aintree racecourse was a most enjoyable event and apart from the weather the whole day went smoothly. Well done to all concerned.

 My sincere thanks to the Past Captains of the Society for nominating me and the members for accepting me as Captain. I will do me very best to justify their choice and look forward to the year ahead.

Congratulation to our Secretary Peter Hurst on being elected an Honorary member -an achievement richly deserved. Our thanks also to Frank Smith who has now retired from his post as Finance Chairman. Frank’s endeavours, on our behalf over the years, have ensured that the society is in a sound financial state.

My first ‘’official’’ engagement followed an invitation for myself and all 2019 Captains to take part in the Royal Liverpool Golf Club 150thanniversary celebrations. We all enjoyed an excellent morning of foursomes’ golf followed by lunch in the clubhouse. Many thanks to Royal Liverpool.

I am particularly looking forward to our Autumn Meeting which this year will be held at the Forest Pines Resort in North Lincolnshire at the end of August -an event I am sure that all who attend will enjoy.

I and my fellow 2019 Captains have already enjoyed a number of salver days which have proved to be good fun, spent in excellent company. There are more to come which I am sure will be equally satisfying.  I will then look forward to the busy dinner season which follows and meeting many more members of the golfing family.

I wish all members a year of good health and enjoyable golf.

 

Ray Erskine

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