It is an honour and a privilege to be the 2023 Captain of KMGC. This wonderful club offers great golf and good company;all the result of continued investment and skilled, determined activity. We can be proud of our status as a premier course for our region.
My thanks to Ian Griffiths for his year as Captain, and for his patience in schooling me to succeed him.
I am delighted that Daryl Buckley has agreed to be club Vice Captain. With his support, and the associated leadership of Sylvia Swain (Ladies Captain), Graeme Trueman (Seniors Captain) and Leon Gamble (Juniors Captain), all members and sections of the club can look forward to an exciting year ahead.
I want to particularly thank those staff and members who give their time and effort to maintain our high standards, be it in the clubhouse or around the course and grounds. Among the many great things about golf is not only that it presents a significant sporting challenge to be overcome, but also that we are reminded of the personal expectations and etiquette that sit alongside our enjoyment and periodic success. We should never take this for granted.
To all members, teams and visitors, I wish you well in achieving your golfing aims and aspirations this year. Even in your occasionally frustrated moments, try to remember that, despite the words often attributed to Mark Twain, golf is rarely a good walk spoiled!