Page 2 of 8 FirstFirst 1234 ... LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 73
  1. #11
    Tour Winner Crow's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Leicestershire
    Posts
    4,392

    Re: "Hello Mr Captain"

    I've used the address "Mr Captain" before, it's not compulsory to do so but on some occasions it seems appropriate.
    Comp Set- Driver-Titleist 909 D2, x3 wood-Mizuno MP001, x5 wood-Cobra S2, xHybrid-Mizuno MX700 20 deg, xx
    Irons- Mizuno JPX 825 Pro 4-PW, xxMizuno Tour Style 52 & Vokey 56 deg,xxPutter - Odyssey White Steel No 1
    Old School Clubs - Too many to list.
    2017 H4H H'cap Challenge vs Richart & chrisd - Start 10.8, current 12.0

  2. #12
    Tour Winner virtuocity's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Ayrshire
    Posts
    4,540

    Re: "Hello Mr Captain"

    Golf really is for knobs isn't it.

  3. #13
    Money List Winner Lord Tyrion's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2014
    Location
    Northumberland
    Posts
    6,953

    Re: "Hello Mr Captain"

    Quote Originally Posted by Crow View Post
    I've used the address "Mr Captain" before, it's not compulsory to do so but on some occasions it seems appropriate.
    Genuine question, what occasions is it appropriate? Why do you feel that?

  4. #14
    Money List Winner ScienceBoy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Cambridge
    Posts
    8,157

    Re: "Hello Mr Captain"

    I would insist being called "El Capitano de Bandito"

  5. #15
    Challenge Tour Pro GG26's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Posts
    600

    Re: "Hello Mr Captain"

    Never heard anyone use this at my club.

  6. #16
    Money List Winner williamalex1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    uddingston
    Posts
    7,256

    Re: "Hello Mr Captain"

    Quote Originally Posted by ScienceBoy View Post
    I would insist being called "El Capitano de Bandito"
    This , and accompanied by a Benny Hill type salute.
    handicap 15.5

  7. #17
    Journeyman Pro mcbroon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    The wettest village in Scotland
    Posts
    2,402

    Re: "Hello Mr Captain"

    Quote Originally Posted by virtuocity View Post
    Golf really is for knobs isn't it.
    certainly in some quarters.

    I met our captain for the first time a few weeks back. He said "Morning David." Didn't even know he knew my name. I replied "Morning Paul" because, y'know, that's his name.
    Some clubs
    Some baws
    Hunners of broken tees
    and a Snickers that was best before Oct 2011

    www.wlgc.co.uk


    7.1

  8. #18
    Journeyman Pro Sweep's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Posts
    2,111

    Re: "Hello Mr Captain"

    It would be very easy to misconstrue this. Clearly from the posts on here it's not done at some clubs but certainly at every club I have been a member of the term has been used. It isn't compulsory or expected. It's just, well, a nice thing to do. The Captain puts a lot of effort and usually expense into his year and we try to make it special for him. The same goes for the Lady Captain too.
    I have heard lots of "abbreviations" from "Mr. C" to "Captain" and "Skipper". No one is bothered. It isn't taken seriously and it's not nobbish.
    I don't see where the problem is to be honest.
    No signature any more as they are now frowned upon. But I do play with these...Ping G30 10.5 TFC 419D reg TM M1 3 wood HL regTM RBZ 4 hybridPing G30 5 - U wedgeCleveland CG16 52 & 58 Black Pearl Tour ZipEvnroll ER5 Hatchback 33"Skycaddie LinxStewart X7 Lithium Remote Dream Machine!

  9. #19
    Tour Winner Crow's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Leicestershire
    Posts
    4,392

    Re: "Hello Mr Captain"

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tyrion View Post
    Genuine question, what occasions is it appropriate? Why do you feel that?
    Could be prize giving nights (though it's so long since I attended one of those I can't remember) or if I'm visiting another club and the Captain is there in some hosting capacity, I might use it then when thanking them for their hospitality.

    As for reasons, I'm just a bit of a traditionalist and appreciate the more formal occasions and traditions.
    Or it could be that I'm just a knob.
    Comp Set- Driver-Titleist 909 D2, x3 wood-Mizuno MP001, x5 wood-Cobra S2, xHybrid-Mizuno MX700 20 deg, xx
    Irons- Mizuno JPX 825 Pro 4-PW, xxMizuno Tour Style 52 & Vokey 56 deg,xxPutter - Odyssey White Steel No 1
    Old School Clubs - Too many to list.
    2017 H4H H'cap Challenge vs Richart & chrisd - Start 10.8, current 12.0

  10. #20
    Tour Rookie IanM's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    1,249

    Re: "Hello Mr Captain"

    It's done at Newport with a level of humour, but it's done! It's an old Club tradition that persists even though the Capt. is no longer the CEO.

    Last year's Captain was the first one I previously knew well... but I always greeted him with Mr Captain..then by his Christian name thereafter. But there is a sarky humour about say "well played Mr Capt" when he played a good (or bad) shot.

    An oddity, a tradition... a little recognition for the office. Nae bother!
    A bit Old School, Taylor Made Woods & Ping Irons! Jetspeeds and i25s
    Scotty flat stick
    Somedays they behave, others less so!
    SLDR sitting in the garage to remind the driver, "he can be replaced!"

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Latest Golf News

Tour Championship Golf Betting Tips

The finale of the 2017 PGA Tour season happens at East Lake Golf Club check out who we think will do well with these Tour Championship Golf Betting Tips

September 19, 2017

Portugal Masters Golf Betting Tips

The European Tour is getting towards the end of the season, check out who the GM Tipster has picked to do well with these Portugal Masters Golf Betting Tips

September 19, 2017

Quiz Of The Week 15th September

How much have you been paying attention to the golfing world this week? Test your knowledge with our quiz...

September 19, 2017

FedEx Cup to be decided at Tour Championship

The 2017 FedEx Cup culminates this week at the Tour Championship at East Lake in Georgia. Jordan Spieth leads the rankings but any of the players in the top five on the standings will claim the Cup if they win at East Lake.

September 19, 2017

Padraig Harrington defends Portugal Masters

Padraig Harrington defends the Portugal Masters over the Dom Pedro Victoria Golf Course in Vilamoura and a strong field has assembled for the tournament.

September 19, 2017