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First female captain in Cromer Golf Club history

Just Regional
Dec 5, 2016 2 mins read

Royal Cromer Golf Club has achieved an important milestone in its history with the election of Jayne Jones as the first female club captain in its 129-year history.
Jayne was elated to receive the unanimous support of the membership vote to elect her as captain for the 2017 season, saying: “It is with immense pleasure that I accept the role of  club captain. I am here to serve the members, the committee and all of our fantastic staff. I am so looking forward to working alongside the whole team and together to take the club forward.”
Jayne identified the development of the junior section as a particular goal for 2017 and was delighted that a partnership with Cromer Academy was recently agreed to offer free coaching to its pupils.
Royal Cromer Golf Club was formed in 1888 and was immediately given Royal Patronage by the Prince of Wales, later Edward VII. Jayne joins a long list of distinguished individuals to be given the honour of representing the club as captain. The first was the Rev HC Rogers who graciously presented seven silver medals for competitions held during his year and was clever enough to win the only medal to be retained by its winner.

Rev Rogers has been followed by many important people including The Lord Suffield and Sir Samuel Hoare MP, who was the Home Secretary.
Now approaching its 129th year, Royal Cromer Golf Club continues to hold a prominent position amongst the nation’s golf courses and attracts visiting golfers from across the world.

Jayne is picture second left with Mick Baxter, vice-captain and ladies' captain and vice-captain.

Jayne is picture second left with Mick Baxter, vice-captain and ladies’ captain and vice-captain.

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