After a long awaited 2 years...The Captains Drive In returns to Rush Golf Club
While many slept on a soft Sunday rainy morning our Captains were only rising up to face what they had signed up for.....A day of fancy dress followed by golf and some well needed refreshments.
As the morning golfers who battled the elements came in and got their morning feed the club house began to fill up with the distant memory of what the Captains Drive In was all about and those who were settling in for the day reminiced of Captains Drive Ins gone by,
Due to covid our great club has been unable to celebrate this day for the past 2 years with The Captain and Lady Captain of 2020/21 missing out on the day and opting of Face masks rather than fancy dress, a reality they accepted and braved so well. But now we were BACK..... the Drive in was once again on the calendar and it wasn't about to be wiped out.
Now as many of you know and do not need to be told our Lady Captain is not one to shy away from a good time or a fancy dress day out...do we have to remind you of the Hawaiin Nigh back in 2019. Anyway it was our Captain Tony who would now step into the spotlight and kick off the year.
As the time approached a familiar tune could be heard from the front balcony and in the distance our great Captains were spotted, but not in their usual mode of transport. Lady Captain Susan aka Missus Doyle could be seen pounding the drive way pushing the beloved Captain or should I say Father Jack Hackett from side to side as he downed his refreshment of choice.....a good auld Jemmy.
The crowd welcomed the duo and the laughs and hugs continued on. Susan and Tony were welcomed by friends, family and members on arrival and without a doubt played their parts down to a tee.
Not to be outdone by any means our Junior Captain was focused on the job at hand. Bronagh Mc Cormack, daughter to our new Hon Sec Martin, gripped it and ripped it down the fairway leaving the Captains for dust. The Junior Captain without a doubt showed the rest of us how it was done and we are very proud to have her represent our Junior Section in 2022.Bronagh will be representing Loreto Balbriggan in the coming weeks in Clontarf in the Schools event. We will keep you informed on how she gets on.
The day rolled on and the shotgun golf event was played over 9 holes. The name of the game was scotch foursomes also known as the 'I'm sorry foursomes'. Winners on the day were Joe Coyle and Ann Harford. Well done to all who played and to those who came in still talking to their playing partners....you guys are the real winners.
The President Captain, Lady Vice Captain and Junior Captain were all presented with their club sweaters on the night. A big thank you to Helen and her restaurant/ bar team, special mention to James who kept the hot whiskey flowing in the foyer as the Captains arrived and to all those who supported the President and Captains on their day.
Here's to a great year at Rush Golf Club.