The Captain’s Day Trophy

The Captain’s Day Trophy 

Our Reporter – Bro. Morris Bentley (London Grand Bandit) brings you the story:


The Metropolitan Grand Lodge & Chapter Golf Society held its fourth and final event of the summer for the Captain’s Day Trophy on Thursday, 15th September, at Leatherhead Golf Club, Surrey, which was Founded in 1903 and laid out by Peter Paxton, who also designed the East Berkshire Golf Club.

Playing off the yellow tees at 5,757 yards on a Par 70, this was a true test of golfing ability with three Par 5s, five Par 3s and two long Par 4s of over 400 yards! The weather was warm enough for shorts, and the recent rain meant receptive greens from a lofted approach wedge, and there was some run on the fairways! The 22 golfers were seen off by our Hon. Starter, John Peters, and they produced very impressive scores. During the dinner, £200 was raised from the raffle for Charity. 


The Nearest the Pin prizes for the five Par 3s were won by: Andrew Williamson on the 2nd & 15th, Barry Spencer on the 9th, Michael Fox on the 12th and Andy Bye on the 18th; which ended up just 1 foot from the hole, this last hole was 195 yards long and carried a stroke index of 9!

Nearest the Pin in Two on the 13th, guarded by railway sleepers, was John Bennett, while Tony Hyams won the Longest Drive, which went some 230 yards down the fairway on the 494-yard 16th hole.


The Winning Guest was Andrew Williamson with a magnificent 41 points playing off 20 and was very emotional as he left the 18th green as that was his highest-ever Stableford score. For the society members, past Captain Simon McCarthy was Runner-up with 34 points, and the Winner was Steve Martin with a very creditable 36 points. 


The Society Roll of Honour for 2022 

Russell Race Claret Jug            Metropolitan Grand Lodge & Chapter GC

Opening Ode Shield                 Michael Fox

Andrew Henderson Trophy        Michael Fox

Presidents Salver                    Nick Jenkins

Captain’s Day Glass Trophy      Steve Martin

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Society Fixtures for 2023

Mid-April                             Russell Race Claret Jug v East Kent PrGS               TBA, Kent

Friday 21st April                   Opening Ode Shield                                            Chipsted GC, Surrey 

Thursday 18th May               Andrew Henderson Trophy                                   Warley Park GC, Essex 

Thursday 29th June              President’s Salver                                                Maidenhead GC, Berkshire 

Mid-July                               Tri-Provincial Match – Met v Surrey v Sussex         TBA, Surrey

Thursday 14th September     Captain’s Day Glass Trophy                                  Redbourn GC, Hertfordshire 



Steve Martin ( left ) receives The Captain’s Day Glass Trophy from Captain – Kevin Jones ( right )
Bob Hancock ( middle ) Chairman and resplendent in the Society Tie




A Winning Group!

Andy Bye ( left ) nearest the pin on the 18th

John Bennett ( right ) nearest the pin-in-two on the 13th

Andrew Williamson ( centre ) is the Winning Guest and nearest the pin on the 2nd and 15th!