End of 2023 and New Year message from your Captain
Hello fellow golfers
It has been nine months since I was elected as Club Captain for this magnificent golf course.
It seems only last week that I held the Captain’s Drive day followed by Captain’s Charity Day during which we raised over £5,000 for a worthwhile charity The Thika Alumni Trust. They say time flies when you are having fun. So true!
Although some health issues have restricted some of my golf activities I have been fortunate enough to attend all major events of our Golf Club (even if full of painkillers). Apologies for some of the ones I had to miss. Heart was willing but the body had different plans.
The Ladies and Tigers wins during the year made me more proud to be a Captain of the Stanmore Golf Club.
I was extremely delighted to join our Foxes Week-end away trip at Dennington Valley Golf Course. Though I could not play (just as well since it is hell of the course to play) I enjoyed the comradeship with Foxes. Well done Colin for organising and thank you for the invite.
It was a pity that we had to cancel the recent match between Seniors and Rabbits but that did not dampen their spirit and we enjoyed a succulent generous lunch. My heartfelt thanks to the Captains of both sections for inviting me. I thoroughly enjoyed the company.
My health has improved a lot and was fortunate to take part in the Christmas Texas Scramble.
Finally, do not be shy of contacting me with any practical and reasonable suggestions you may have to improve the play of golf on our magnificent golf club.
New Year Message
The New Year is a time for reflection, it’s a time for love, and it’s a time for hope. And I wanted to share my favourite inspirational golf quote from the game’s greatest figure to help you say goodbye to the old year and ring in the new.
“Success in golf depends less on strength of body than upon strength of mind and character.” –Arnold Palmer
My best wishes to you all:
May your drives be long and straight, your chips be crisp and true, and your putts be smooth and accurate in the new year!
That’s all folks for now!
Arvind Hirani (Captain 2023/2024)