Trevor Zeck to be next Gems Newton Cup Captain.
Zeck conquered the 2003 GNC by winning the stroke play event by three shots.
His next role in the GNC is to make sure that the team he captains will
share his passion for the matches.
no-nonsense player and the emotional leader on the last 2 teams, Zeck agreed
Tuesday to become a GNC. captain for the 2004 Gems Newton Cup, according to a
GNCA source speaking on condition of anonymity.
met with GNC Tournament Director Jamie Newton over Christmas and accepted the
job after talking with his family, the source said.
spokesman Larry Gems declined comment, except to say there would be an
announcement Thursday at the Radium Resort, where the next Gems Newton Cup will
was the obvious choice and the most qualified player for 2004," previous
captain Jamie Newton said when told of Zeck’s selection. "Everybody
respects him so much because he's such a standup guy. He'll be a great
on his cell phone, Zeck declined to confirm his selection.
said last week that if he were ever asked to be captain, he would not be afraid
of any criticism that comes with the job.
neat part about that is you're in a big enough position that everybody not
making that decision can sit around and criticize you," Zeck said. "If
you're afraid to be second-guessed, you better not make any decisions."
about his prospects of being a GNC captain, Zeck said at Christmas that he would
GNC teams, whether as a player or a captain, is what you strive to do when
you're young or old," he said.
played on two GNC teams, none more memorable than 2003 when he was the anchor of
a Newton Jr. team that bested the Newton Sr, Team
has had nagging back injuries and sleep apnea the last 18 months but still
rallied to win to stroke play as well.
Director Jamie Newton played him only once during the team matches in 2003, but
he said Zeck was the consummate team player when it came to the GNC.