Special guests attended this year’s annual Captain’s Drive at Belfairs Golf Club, in Leigh-on-Sea.
It was held to celebrate Joan Smith, who was elected as madam captain for 2019 and her vice captain, Trevor Innard
Joan will make history not only by being the first lady to be club captain but also of any of the Kindred Golf Clubs in the area (the others being Boyce Hill, Rochford 100, Southend and Thorpe Hall. She is also thought to be only the third lady captain in Essex.
Joan has served on the management board for over a decade and has won 58 trophy competitions, including the Ladies Club Championship a record 14 times.