The Past Captains’ Society of the New Golf Club, St Andrews, has held its 25th dinner and annual general meeting in the club.
President Malcolm Mitchell opened by asking members to stand and observe a minutes silence in memory of past captain, Alan Elliott, who died during 2014.
He then delivered the Selkirk Grace and members enjoyed t dinner.
After dinner, the minutes of the previous AGM and the accounts for the year were both approved.
The president, and then the secretary/treasurer, gave their reports for the year.
It was agreed that another significant donation be made to the junior section towards purchasing uniforms for junior team matches.
The presentation of prizes then took place and Malcolm Mitchell presented the prizes.
Winner of the Past Captains’ Trophy was Johnny Robertson, winner of the Doc Malcolm Trophy was Charlie Huldal and winner of the Annual Putting Competition, held over the Himalayas from April to September, was Chic Harper, who also won the Hickory Golf Competition at Kingarrock, Hill of Tarvit.
Malcolm Mitchell then announced that he was resigning from the club and was moving home to Grange-over-Sands in the South Lakeland area in the immediate future.
With the election of office bearers, Kevin Mullins was elected as president and immediate past captain Andy Ray became vice president for a year and was presented with his past Captains’ tie by Scott Reith.
Scott Reith was re-elected as secretary/treasurer and Charlie Huldal was re-elected committee member.
New captain, Alex Walker, was then invited to address the past captains with his plans and objectives for 2015.
He gave a very balanced and concise presentation to members and explained that membership of the club was rising, the balance sheet was strong and the focus this year was on growing the golf and social programmes even further.