History

Formation

The Captains were formed in the year 1977 at a meeting held at Stourbridge Golf Club on the 31st March. Ian Stuart , Captain of Stourbridge Golf Club, chaired the inaugural meeting. All past and current captains of clubs who were members of the Worcestershire Union were invited to attend the meeting. All past and current captains were invited to submit application forms to join The Society The first AGM was held at Stourbridge Golf Club on the 20th September 1977, chaired by M.G. Griffiths-Shaw.( Blackwell)

The following Officers were proposed and elected as follows.
President: C.H.Lees ( Moseley)
Captain: I.M.Stuart ( Stourbridge)
Hon. Secretary B.E.Heggie ( Kidderminster)
Hon. TreasurerM.L.King
Hon. Auditor R.S.Hallmark ( Worcs. Golf and Country)
Committee: D.T.Humphries ( Kings Norton)
D.Lewin ( Redditch)
P.Silverton.( Evesham)

Spring Meeting 1978 was arranged to be at Blackwell Golf Club.

Autumn Meeting 1978 was arranged to be at Moseley Golf Club.

Two Matches were arranged for 1978 the first against Devon Past Captains at Exeter which Worcestershire lost 4-2 and the second Match against Oxford Past Captains at Evesham which Worcestershire lost 41/2  31/2.

The Society of Worcestershire Club Captains

A recording of the Inaugural Meeting at the Stourbridge Golf Club on Thursday 31st March 1977

Whereby the Captain of Stourbridge Golf Club, Mr Ian Stuart, having raised the question of the possibilities of such a Society at the Worcestershire Union Fixture meeting and the AGM, and having been asked to proceed with the formation: did firstly welcome Captains and Past Captains of Worcestershire Clubs in the proper manner. Furthermore the Captains proceeded to thoroughly enjoy a most excellent meal , starting with a well salted soup which made the superb red wine more enjoyable, followed by the succulent lamb of giant proportions, the size of which staggered even a Moseley Captain, who had not seen quite so many chops in one go!! A fattening sweet of delicious taste followed by Stilton at its best with crunchy celery. Those that read this account in years to come will appreciate how to prepare golfers for a gentle inaugural meeting. Nevertheless it should be recorded that the Captain and Steward of Stourbridge Golf Club had done their homework, and how very kind it was of the Steward to lay on the wine himself, to create a good impression of his own club; our thanks to him for all his good efforts.

A ten minute break had to be extended to fifteen because one or two of the older members found it difficult to press forward, but the caretaker odd-job man has taken a note of their name for future reference!

And so to the meeting

Mr Ian Stuart arose, explained to the members present that he had permission from the County Union to endeavour to get the Society started, had been pushed by Ray Baldwin of Droitwich, had consulted the Rules Man Dennis Hayes , and the consequence was the set of Rules that lay before those present, and which he would ask to be picked to pieces. Dennis did mention that it was now thought that the office of a Vice President should be deleted and that the number of Committee members be increased from two to three