New R&A Captain Drives In


New R&A Captain Drives In

From the, by Brian Keogh:

Peter Forster takes up his post after traditional ceremony at St Andrews

The traditional driving-in ceremony for the new Captain of The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews took place on the 1st tee of the Old Course last Friday.

Peter Forster started his year in office with a drive at precisely 8am as a cannon fired alongside the tee.

As Captain of The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews, Mr Forster will serve in an ambassadorial role for The R&A to support its work in developing golf around the world and will attend R&A professional and amateur championships, including The 150th Open at St Andrews next July...

...Part of the tradition is that the new Captain buys his golf ball back from the caddie who retrieves and returns it with a gold sovereign.  Read full article here

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