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    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.
    This at my club also - not required but we often do so with a smile. We are fortunate in that those who become our Captain are usually well liked, respected and popular members of our club - and we know that as Captain they carry quite a load and responsibility in representing our club around the place.

    I'll add that our Captains do not expect to greeted in this manner and there is no edict that we should - but I like to think it simply as a nice thing to do and something that differentiates a members golf club from other sorts of sporting club.
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    ...well from 10.0 to 9.4 this year would be nice.

    And with just the October medal to go - I've got to 8.3

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    Re: "Hello Mr Captain"

    Quote Originally Posted by Sweep View Post
    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.
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    to infinity and beyond...

    ...well from 10.0 to 9.4 this year would be nice.

    And with just the October medal to go - I've got to 8.3

    Job done

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    Re: "Hello Mr Captain"

    Quote Originally Posted by Crow View Post
    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.
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    to infinity and beyond...

    ...well from 10.0 to 9.4 this year would be nice.

    And with just the October medal to go - I've got to 8.3

    Job done

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    Re: "Hello Mr Captain"

    I had a couple of people always do this but there was definitely no deference intended (or taken)!
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    Re: "Hello Mr Captain"

    Quote Originally Posted by Sweep View Post
    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.
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    Re: "Hello Mr Captain"

    Some sort of inverse snobbery on here I think.
    Addressing someone who has probably done a few years on the clubs council before becoming Captain as Mr Captain is perfectly acceptable in my opinion.

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    Re: "Hello Mr Captain"

    Oh it's a bit outdated and can be a bit awkward and seem silly but really what's wrong with showing this respect if it's part of the club's tradition

    As others have stated, the Captain usually will have paid his dues and contributed significantly to the club voluntarily

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    Re: "Hello Mr Captain"

    I really do not see the problem with this. Having been a private club member since I was 12, I am just use to it. But on the other hand if he insisted on being called "Mr Captain" I would go out of my way not to.
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    Re: "Hello Mr Captain"

    I've heard it said at the clubs I've been a member at. Usually used by seniors, or friends of captains.

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    Re: "Hello Mr Captain"

    Nice to read forummers sticking up for a nice bit of tradition...
    to infinity and beyond...

    ...well from 10.0 to 9.4 this year would be nice.

    And with just the October medal to go - I've got to 8.3

    Job done

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