Baker to serve another year as captain

Baker to serve another year as captain


Gloucester and Somerset PGA captain Roy Baker has agreed to extend his tenure until the end of 2021 as a result of the Coronavirus outbreak halting golf for much of his scheduled year in office.

Commenting on the extension, Gloucester and Somerset PGA chairman Andrew March said: “Roy gladly accepted the offer to extend his term as captain until the end of next year.

“This means the captain-elect, Brickhampton Court’s Ross Langdon, will now take office in 2022.”

The decision mirrors that taken by many clubs across the country, not least The R&A which has extended current captain Clive Edginton’s term of office for a second year.

As a result Edginton becomes only the second person since The R&A was founded in 1754 to serve two successive terms.

Meanwhile, Gloucester and Somerset PGA has set a deadline to arrange a date and venue for Total Triumph Strokeplay Championship and conclude the ‘winter’ season, which was cut short by the pandemic.

The event is due to be staged at Baker’s home club, Worlebury, and March added: “We are waiting to get the go-ahead from PGA headquarters.

“Plans are on ice until we get clearance and it remains a possibility the final positions on the Total Triumph Order of Merit may have already been decided. A deadline of the end of June has been set to arrange a date and venue for the event.”