Half a Century of Captains

Each year one of our Variety Golf celebrities takes on the role of Captain, with many illustrious names having been there before:

  • 2021┬áLen Goodman

  • 2020 Len Goodman

  • 2019 Adger Brown

  • 2018 Mark Ramprakash MBE

  • 2017 Stan Boardman

  • 2016 Steve Coppell

  • 2015 Anton Du Beke

  • 2014 David Redfearn

  • 2013 Kevin Whately

  • 2012 Russ Abbot

  • 2011 Bernard Gallacher OBE

  • 2010 Ian Irving

  • 2009 Ray Clemence MBE

  • 2008 Jerry Stevens

  • 2007 Gareth Hunt

  • 2006 John Lodge

  • 2005 Tom Hilliard OBE

  • 2004 Dennis Waterman

  • 2003 Sir Geoff Hurst MBE

  • 2002 John Conteh MBE

  • 2001 Mike Reid

  • 2000 Sir Henry Cooper OBE, KSG

  • 1999 Jimmy Tarbuck OBE, OStJ

  • 1998 Tim Brooke-Taylor OBE

  • 1997 Jasper Carrott OBE

  • 1996 Sir Trevor Booking CBE

  • 1995 Robert Powell

  • 1994 Pat Jennings OBE, KSG

  • 1993 Duggie Brown

  • 1992 Roger de Courcey

  • 1991 Roy Walker

  • 1990 Sir Bobby Charlton CBE

  • 1989 Bernie Winters

  • 1988 Russ Abbot

  • 1987 Kenny Lynch OBE

  • 1986 Frankie Vaughan OBE

  • 1985 Max Bygraves OBE

  • 1984 Eddie Large

  • 1983 Ed Stewart

  • 1982 Ed Stewart

  • 1981 Frank Carson KSG

  • 1980 Jimmy Tarbuck OBE, OStJ

  • 1979 Mike Hope & Albie Keen

  • 1978 Bernard Coral

  • 1977 Jimmy Hill OBE

  • 1976 Eric Sykes CBE

  • 1975 Sir Henry Cooper OBE, KSG

  • 1974 Dickie Henderson OBE

  • 1973 Ronnie Corbett CBE

  • 1972 Sir Harry Secombe CBE

  • 1971 Jimmy Tarbuck OBE, OStJ

  • 1970 Charles Drake

  • 1969 Sir Stanley Baker

  • 1968 Sir Bruce Forsyth OBE

  • 1967 Anthony Nelson Keys

  • 1966 Len Wilkinson

  • 1965 Jeremy Hawk