We said there is more than one legendary character in this photo!  There was no problem identifying all four of these golfers as Custerfield "Custy" Crockwell, William "Spider" MacKenzie,  Steve Taylor and Stanley Hill, although we might debate who are the "legends".  One has to be "Custy" who was always a happy-go-lucky guy, but not one to tangle with if you were on the other side of the law.  He was a great boxer in his younger days and could also hit a very long galf ball.
The photo was taken on the first tee at Port Royal Golf Course, probably within a couple of years after it officially opened in 1970.  Steve Taylor arrived on Island in November 1971 from the Wirral where he played golf at Wallasay Golf Club where he had a four handicap.   Although there were a few golf trophies in the PRC trophy cabinet when Steve arrived on Island the Police Golf Section was inactive, and Steve  was very keen to see it revived.  He jumped in at the deep end and, with Alex Forbes as President, Keith Cassidy as Secretary, and Steve as Treasurer, they resurrected the Golf Section and stayed on the Committee for many years. Their dedication to the Golf Section resulted in all three being made honorary members of the Police Sports Section for their efforts.
Sadly,  "Custy" and "Spider" are no longer with us, while Stan and his wife Hilary emigrated to Australia a few years ago.  Steve remained in Bermuda and was also responsible for the revival of our Ex-Police Officers Association  for which we are most grateful. Steve just recently left the Island and has retired to his home area in the Wirral where he has every intention of getting back to golf at his old club, Wallasay, which for golf afficianados was also the home club of Dr Frank Stableford who created the Stableford scoring system.
Our comments section below lists some other members of the Golf Section and we welcome any more comments.

Ready to Tee off on the first hole at Port Royal Golf Course - circa 1972
(l-r) Custerfield "Custy" Crockwell, William "Spider" MacKenzie, Steve Taylor and Stanley Hill


#6 Terry 2016-10-10 14:38
There is some irony and fond memories in this photo that I cherish.

Custy gave me the 'nickname' "Goffer" when he was a Constable back in 1967. He was in Dog Section or working Ops.

"De bosses say go for did and go for det....go go go goffer".

Spider and Stan called me Goffer also. Steve.....proba bley called me something else but it's all good.

Be blessed.
#5 Terry 2016-10-09 17:11
As an addendum most of our tournaments were played at Ocean View in Devonshire.
Lots of inter-departmen tal et al played there.
A very challenging course and long and only 9 holes.
We did have some a Castle Harbor.
I was an avid and 5 handicap back in the 60/70's then Family took over; and have been blessed since.
#4 Davie Kerr 2016-10-09 10:28
Agree with the personnel, but no idea when, where or why although it was obviously something to do with golf!
#3 Terry 2016-10-08 15:51
Another great golfer was Ron Wallace who represented Police many times back then.
He was a member along with Stan and two others in the Grand Slam.
Just can't find the photo right now amongst of course 40,000 others from life.
#2 Steve Taylor 2016-10-08 13:36
Well it's obviously Crock, Spider, Steve Taylor (wearing one of my Mum's hand knitted pullovers - thanks Mum ) and Stan Hill, and it must be early 1972 I would say and on the 1st tee at Port Royal but the occasion?? - maybe The Governors Cup? or one of the Golf Section tournaments - Haig Cup maybe?? - any thoughts Stan??

Editors note - Crock is of course "Custy" Custerfield Crockwell, and "Spider" is Bill MacKenzie. Sadly neither of these great characters are still with us but both will be fondly remembered by all who knew them.
#1 Terry 2016-10-08 12:11
Spider was an amature but really tried and enjoyed it.

May have been a interdepartment al game.
I don't think he represented police in the Outerbridges Grand Slam. For a number of years we had two teams representing the police. I was on one of them and so was Crock and Stanley. Now Steve may have been on the team/s later in life.

My team was Des MaGarr, Hubert Swan, and Lynn Hall.
Port Royal 1st Tee.

Then again it could be a Grand Slam photo.

Editors note - I believe I have a photo of your foursome Terry. Will look it out and post it here if I can find it.

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