Club Captain

Hasmukh Pattni

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It is an honour and privilege to have been appointed Captain of this fine and prestigious golf club.  

We will be celebrating our 125 anniversary in 2018 and the continuous improvements around the club are testimony that the custodians over the years have done such a great job.  It will be my objective to continue to enhance the reputation of the club in all aspects from the quality of the golf course to the clubhouse facilities.

Success of any club Captain is measured by the support he receives in fulfilling his agenda for the year.  With all the good wishes and messages that I have received to date, I am sure we will have a wonderful year and I am looking forward to it. 

As for my year, I would like to highlight some of the events.

Sunday 10 April 2016          

We will have the Captain’s Drive In.  This year we have taken the opportunity to acknowledge a milestone in the progress of the club.  As you all know, we have a new Patio outside for the benefit and enjoyment of members.  To mark the occasion we have invited The Lord Popat ofHarrow to officially declare the Patio open.  Lord Popat is a resident of Stanmore and takes a lot of interest in local affairs.  He has assured me that he is keen to support Stanmore Golf Club. 

Saturday 21 May 2016

This will be the first day of our Spring Meeting and.  we have also planned a Captain’s Dinner.  This year there is going to be emphasis on live music whenever the occasion arises.  Provisionally we are looking to booking a Jazz Band and weather permitting we could be entertained on the Patio.

Saturday 15 October 2016   

 As Captain I am pleased to announce that we will have a new boarded competition called ‘Festival of Light Cup’, referred to in the diary as Diwali Cup.  It will be a full handicap competition open to all members.  In the evening, we plan to have an authentic Indian meal accompanied by live music once again.

Thursday dining

To encourage more people to take advantage of our wonderful catering and have dinner here, our head of house and his fine marketing team would like to bring in speakers or arrange entertainment.  My wish is to have a String Quartet one evening in the winter to entertain us.  May I kindly ask all the members to be upfront and put your names down as soon as requested.  It makes life so much easier for the house committee.

Captain / Pro matches

I would like to revitalise the Captain / Pro matches.  There is a list on the board of the potential dates.  These are an ideal opportunity for members to play both the Captain and Pro together.  As an incentive, the pair that is first to play will be treated to a lunch by me.  And a further incentive to all people who play, you will receive a photo of all four us players signed by the Captain and Pro.  So those of you who have always harboured a secret desire and would like to challenge the Captain and Pro, please make sure you put your name down this evening.  I would encourage as many lady golfers to take up the challenge.

Evening Mixed Golf

These evenings are always popular and I would like all members to come and enjoy the summer days on the course.

Let us all enjoy Stanmore Golf Club for the forthcoming year.

Hasmukh Pattni
Captain
2016-2017