All change as new captains are elected at club in Stoke

NEW AND OLD: Julian Lamb (club captain), Eileen Hands (ladies' captain), Roz Clements (past ladies' captain) and Steve Clark (past club captain)
NEW AND OLD: Julian Lamb (club captain), Eileen Hands (ladies' captain), Roz Clements (past ladies' captain) and Steve Clark (past club captain)

Stoke-by-Nayland Golf Club have a set of new faces ready to drive forward events at the club over the next year after holding their AGM on Friday.

New captains were elected, while outgoing club captain Steve Clark recounted the highlights of his year and presented trophies to all the competition winners.

He reported on the IPSA Handa PGA Seniors Championship and the LET Access Series — two professional events the club had hosted during the year — as well as inter-club matches, mixed competitions and captain pro challenges.

He also congratulated captains from the other sections — Roz Clements, Peter Jay, Barbara Rowe and Tom Hatton — on their very successful years.

A combined total of more than £11,000 had been raised for charities by the Stoke-by-Nayland members.

The club champions for 2014 were Ian Carter and Hannah Moul.

Carter also collected the Order of Merit trophy while the Ladies’ Order of Merit winner was Jude Hanner.

Julian Lamb was elected the new club captain, with Ian Thompson as vice-captain.

The new ladies’ captain is Eileen Hands, lady veterans’ captain Christine McVeigh, veterans’ captain Peter Garnett and junior captain Alex English.

The captains will be supporting St Helena Hospice, Eden-Rose Coppice, East Anglian Air Ambulance and Helping Hands as their chosen charities.

The AGM was followed the next day by the Drive In.

Supporters gathered around the first Gainsborough tee to watch Lamb and Hands nervously hit good drives down the fairway to get their years off to a great start.