DESPITE the inclement weather and some omissions of fair weather golfers, the recent Captain’s Day at Monmouth Golf Club proved to be an overwhelming success.

Ladies, men and juniors from nine years old to over-80s participated in the annual fun competition, competing for a host of prizes kindly donated by club captain Jack Spary.

After the golf, everyone came together in the clubhouse, pictured right, to enjoy a buffet provided by ladies captain Chris Everett, who was ably assisted by members of the ladies section.

Prizes were awarded in individual categories for men, ladies and juniors.

While the event is a fun day, it is also an opportunity to raise money and there were generous donations made on the day to the 2015 captain’s charities.

Mr Spary said: “Many thanks to all those who participated and help to make this a great day!”

Also celebrated recently at Monmouth Golf Club, was the 11th year in a row the club hosted the Fitzroy Golf Society for the annual Phil Jones Memorial Cup.

Phil was a member of both the Fitzroy Golf Society and Monmouth Golf Club until his untimely death in 2004 and since then Fitzroy Golf Society have come together to remember Phil and raise money for the club in his name. All monies raised are used for improvements at the club and, more importantly, on the course. The competition is a Stableford, played off full handicap and is played using a ‘shotgun start’.

Phil’s family, who joined the golfers at the end of the game for the presentation of the cup, pictured above, would like to thank the organisers of the day- Roger Whitehouse, Ian Jukes and Marc Turley- and also say a big thank you to all the golfers who turned up to play and make it such a fantastic day. This year’s winner was Lee Newell, far left.