A golfer who grew up just yards from his beloved club has been made captain for its centenary year.
Steve Webster, a member of Worksop Golf Club for 46 years, became captain this week with the traditional ‘drive in’ – alongside lady captain Ainee Sam and junior captain Alex Dawson.
He told the Guardian it was a special privilege to captain the club in such an important year, one packed full of celebrations.
“It’s a great honour for me to be captain this year, our centenary year,” he said.
“We’ve got a lot of events, golfing and social, throughout the year and I know I’m going to be very busy along with my lady captain Ainee.”
This is his first stint as captain, after almost a lifetime at the course made famous by former world number one Lee Westwood.
Webster explained: “I’ve been a member for 46 years, since I was 14 years old.”
“I was born and grought up in Windmill Lane, I grew up over looking the course.”
“I spent a lot of my early years caddying to earn my pocket money.”
Webster, Sam, Dawson and the rest of the club will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the club, starting with their annual ball and continuing throughout 2014.
The captain said: “Our ball is the centenary ball this year and it’s being held at Worksop College on 15th March.”
“We have over 180 tickets sold already.”
“As far as highlights go there’ll be captain’s week and a centenary week in the summer when there will be a fairly hefty schedule of golf and social events.”