Market Rasen Golf Club – Captains’ Charity Day

15th December 2020

An article written by Professor Steve Armstrong of Market Rasen Golf Club

What a challenging year 2020 has been. One of my tasks outside of work has been to represent Market Rasen Golf Club (MRGC) as Men’s Captain during its 108th year of existence.

If anyone asks me in future years “when was you club Captain Steve?” I will have no problems remembering. Considering the 1.6-Million cases and 60,000 deaths in the UK alone due to Covid-19 it will be hard to forget the year 2020.

Amidst the chaos surrounding the pandemic that fell upon us, the Captains Committee of MRGC set about rescheduling a full year’s diary of events, fixtures and competitions (within guidelines published by England Golf).

Whilst a few events were cancelled due to circumstances beyond our control, the vast majority were rescheduled successfully. A particularly important event for us was the Captains’ Charity Day. This was rescheduled from 30th May to 26th September 2020. Our chosen charities were St Barnabas Hospice (Men’s charity) and Motor Neurone Disease UK (Lady’s charity). Following an extensive marketing campaign and an intensive search for sponsors, the event raised an amazing £7,374 to be split evenly across our two charities.

The event attracted forty-one teams of four players, with the first team setting off at 07.30, and the last team arriving back at the club-house close to dusk. Teams arrived not only from around the county of Lincolnshire, but also from Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Yorkshire. We are very grateful for all the support we received, including those from within the LIBS community.

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