The AMMGCC is an Association of 17 Merseyside Municipal Golf Club Captains and Past Captains
To provide a network for Municipal Golf Club Captains and Past Captains
To encourage social engagement through competitions and events
To promote Municipal golf across Merseyside
In 1979 the local Municipal Golf Clubs of Merseyside decided to form a
Captains Association similar to that of the private clubs.
The difference being that all of the municipal club's past captains and current captains
would be invited to join.
In September 1979 the Inaugural meeting was held at Bowring Golf Club with Mr Bill Clee presiding.
Thirteen clubs were involved and at the first A.G.M. Mr. Mike Casey Allerton Park G.C. was elected
as the first Captain of the newly formed Association of Merseyside Municipal Golf Club Captains.
At this inaugural meeting the rota for Captaincy of the association was formed, it being held by
Liverpool clubs and Wirral clubs in alternate years.
Each club elected a Club Representative and today's format was born.
In the early years, the format of monthly matches did not exist but matches
against Flint past captains, our main golf day which was at Woolton, Ladies Day at Bootle and a
Wirral v Lancs match were part of the fixtures. A regular fixture list came into being around
1986 when the Lancs v Cheshire match was introduced, and a match against Flint Captains played.
Although, both were out of the fixtures for a number of years, the Lancs v Cheshire match was re-introduced in 2012 with resounding success and enjoyment for all those taking part.
(See Challenge Match tab above).
The AMMGCC has enjoyed a continued membership of over 160 for many years,
made up of Past Captains and current Captains. Some of whom come and go and come back again.
In 2016, the Association saw its first Hole-in-One recorded by a Captain of Captains while in office, Jim McCaffrey of Bootle Golf Club, at Bootle on the 11th Hole.
The friendship and competitive spirit of the members of the AMMGCC is something
we treasure and we're sure this will continue for many, many years.