Powell takes on South Cliff captaincy

New South Cliff captain Steve Powell with his vice-captain Keith Hall
New South Cliff captain Steve Powell with his vice-captain Keith Hall

South Cliff Golf Club installed their new club captain at the weekend.

Stephen Powell, the new man, drove off the first tee in traditional style.

Powell, handicap 19, has lived in Scarborough since 1974 and has been a member of SCGC since 2001 and was Rabbit Captain in 2013.

For many years he taught physical education at Raincliff School during which time he was heavily involved in schools football, acting as team manager, secretary and chairman of Scarborough and District Schools FA.

He also played for Scarborough Rugby Club 1st XV between 1974 and 1982 and subsequently refereed for a number of years.

Powell played cricket occasionally for Oriel CC and regularly represented Scarborough Lawn Tennis Club in the Yorkshire League.

His credentials as an all-rounder also extended to sailing, having taken part in three North Sea races to Holland and he still manages to ski regularly despite the ravages of time which have caused him to have surgery on both knees.

He feels very lucky to live in a town such as Scarborough and thoroughly enjoys the experience of playing at South Cliff and has enjoyed helping encourage the junior section over the past year.

He commented that: “It will be a great honour to be captain of this great club during the coming season, particularly as we are due to co-host the English Mens’ Amateur Championship in conjunction with Ganton Golf Club in July.

“This will involve most of the up and coming English golfers gracing our course, a number of whom who will no doubt become household names in years to come.”