Hasmukhbhai Pattni appointed as the Captain
of Stanmore Golf Club
Captain Hasmukh Pattni - Traditional Drive In witnessed by the invited guests
Hasmukhbhai reaches another milestone
Bhimji Pattni has had the privilege of being appointed the Captain of the
prestigious Stanmore Golf Club this month. One of the oldest clubs
in UK it was founded in 1893. Hasmukhbhai has been a member of the
club for some 8 years and on the board of directors for the last 3 years. He is
the third Indian ever to become a Captain of this club in its 123 year
Hasmukhbhai has been
a keen sportsman ever since his school days in Mombasa where he would swim in
the sea and also played cricket.
He has progressed
from there over the years and when he gets a chance nowadays he is a long
distant swimmer at his local pool where he usually swims 2.5 kilometres at a
stretch (that equates to 100 lengths of 25 meters!).
However golf has
been his passion for the last 15 years and hence his enthusiasm at Stanmore
Golf Club and other golfing societies.Last year he was elected Captain of Crusader Golf Society, a friendly
golf society based in North London.As
his wife Minakshi says the club has now become his second home and she is happy
that he is enjoying the sports and social life there.
ĎI have somehow always ended at the top of all the sports and social
organisations that I joinedí.
early days at college in Norwich where he was an office holder at the Overseas
Students Society. This was followed by stints at various local cricket clubs,
some of which he captained, such as the KPMG office cricket
team. Although not interested in politics at the time he organised
and captained the Norwich Young Conservatives cricket team.
Hasmukhbhai is an
insolvency practitioner by profession. The career progression led him to move
to KPMG London in early 1984.KPMG is
one of the big four largest accountancy firms that employs 174,000 people
He was an active
member of the Norwich Jaycees (then known as British Junior Chamber) and
continued this to Harrow Jaycees where he was elected president.
Service to the
community as the National President of Parajiya Pattni Association UK
Many will recall
that later on he took active part in the Parajiya Pattni Association in
London. He served as President for 4 years at a time when was also
elected President of Parajiya Pattni Association UK. Following his
retirement from PPA he devoted some years in the Masonic movement where he was
treasurer for many years and served as the Master of Lodge during his tenure.
He says he loves
golf above all activities now and this gives him an opportunity to play
all over the UK.Indeed it is now quite
normal for him to take his golf clubs on holiday wherever he
goes. ĎI have been fortunate that I have played in Kenya, Malaysia,
India, Mauritius, Abu Dhabi, Morocco and make regular trips to play golf in
Spainí said Hasmukhbhai. It naturally follows that his son Rajiv is
a keen golfer and a better player than his father it seems.
Captainís Drive in
on 10th April 2016
The Stanmore Golf
Club committee organised a traditional Captainís Drive In on 10th April 2016
afternoon to welcome Hasmukhbhai as their captain.
Lord Popat and Captain Hasmukhbhai Pattni addressing to the crowd
The Lord Dolar
Popat of Harrow was invited as the chief guest for the event along with 150
guests including past captains, office bearers, friends and family members.
Lord Popat joined the Lords in 2010 and was a Government Whip and
Lord-in-Waiting in the UK House of Lords from January 2013 to May 2015.
The guests were
entertained by the Caribbean steel band creating a wonderful atmosphere.
Auction for the
Captainís Charity - vintage whisky signed by the Prime Minister
Lord Popat had
brought a bottle of vintage whisky signed by the Prime Minister David Cameron.
The bottle was auctioned at the event that raised £400 for the Captainís
Charity. The event was followed by the lunch and refreshments.