First tournament held as Bridgnorth Golf Club welcomes incoming captains

A golf club has welcomed its newest captains and hosted its first competition since government coronavirus restrictions allowed.

Ladies captain Carrie Lees and her fellow men's captain Jez Wilson were appointed their new roles for 2021 at Bridgnorth Golf Club via the video conferencing app Zoom last month – a first in the club's history.

Both said they are looking forward to their one year term representing the venue on Stanley Lane and are positive about the future post lockdown.

Carrie took her traditional drive into office without the usual gathering of supporters, but said she was excited to fulfil her new position.

She said: "I am very honoured to be taking on the role as lady captain and having heard successive new lady captains say that at our ladies AGM, I now truly understand the feeling.

"One of my key interests as lady captain will be to be involved in the efforts to increase the junior membership and the future of our club, as well as encouraging more lady members to join us through the various England Golf initiatives.

"It is an exciting time and with your support I am really looking forward to the year ahead.

"We look forward to welcoming the bar and catering team back on April 12 when initially we will be able to socialise again on the patio and hopefully by June 21 we will be fully open again – what a happy thought."

Carrie's drive was followed by the first competition since restrictions allowed, with 63 ladies taking part in a Three Ball Stableford Alliance over 15 holes, with Carrie providing prizes of pot plants for the first five places.

The tournament was won by Carrie's team, consisting of Alison Grove and Joy Foster.

Normally after the event competitors will sit down for a meal, which is followed by the prize presentation, but the Covid restrictions means that the 5 winning teams will be informed of their success by email and given instructions of how to collect their potted plant prizes.

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