THE new captain of Camberley Heath Golf Club officially started his year of office on Sunday (February 25th) with the traditional “drive-in” ceremony.
Eleven former club captains were among a large crowd of well-wishers who watched new club captain Kevin Warner take the ceremonial drive off the first tee and successfully find the centre of the fairway.
Kevin has been a member of Camberley Heath for eight years and is looking forward to a busy schedule of official club competitions, matches against local rivals, social events and raising funds for his chosen captain’s charity, Step By Step.
This Aldershot-based charity helps homeless young people by providing safe accommodation, counselling and practical help to find employment. For more information please visit www.stepbystep.org.uk
“It is a great honour and privilege to take on the role of captain at Camberley Health,” said Kevin Warner. “Our beautiful golf course was designed by renowned architect Harry Colt and was founded in 1913. It is a challenging par-71 course which has been voted one of the top 100 courses in England.”
Kevin will be supported in the role by the new lady captain, his wife Deborah. It is the first time in the club’s illustrious history that a married couple have taken on the main captaincy roles in the same year.
Also “driving in” at the ceremony was the new junior captain, Michael Brindley.
Further highlights of the day included an 18-hole stableford competition in which around 100 members took part. The competition was won by junior golfer Yuvraj Ghandi with 39 points. An auction was also held and this helped to raise a total of more than £1,150 on the day for the captain’s charity.