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Captain

Garfield Bell


Captain’s Foreword 2022

 

Foremost, it’s a great honour to take up the Captain role at Lurgan Gold Club.  I would like to thank the Officers, Council and membership for their trust in me to represent the Club and in doing so maintaining the high esteem of Past Captains and the membership generally.

Since accepting the Vice-Captain nomination in early 2020, we have had very uncertain times. The on-set of the Covid pandemic resulting in periodic lockdowns has been challenging for all concerned. I would like to thank Past Captain Eugene Maguire, the Officers, Council and our loyal members for the excellent job of managing through this period and getting our club back to normality.

Looking forward to 2022/23, our club is generally in good shape, membership has increased in all categories and we are diligently working towards a more inclusive club management structure in the form of the Golf Ireland ‘One Club’ model.   This, we hope, will offer equal opportunity and with engagement with the wider membership will bring the benefit of unlocking potential skill-sets within the existing club. I would appeal to members to maintain an open mind as details are unfolded later in the calendar year

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We have recently carried out essential maintenance to our clubhouse and it is hoped with your support and further fund raising we can continue to improve our members offer, both on the course and within the clubhouse.

Congratulations to recently appointed Lady Captain Roslyn Millar, Lady Vice-Captain Gina Lewis and my Vice-Captain Brian Murphy. I wish them shared success this season and I rest assured both Vice-Captains provide the appropriate credentials for continuity and the success of Lurgan Golf Club.

The true measure of success is often gauged by our performances on the course. Our Team Captains have been selected for the forthcoming season and with optimism I look forward to supporting what I hope will be a successful year culminating in some long overdue silverware.

Finally, I would like to welcome all visitors to Lurgan Golf Club, I hope you enjoy what is our greatest asset, our ever-improving golf course.  To our members old and new I wish you continued health to enjoy our special sport, let us hope we can make it a memorable year for everyone.

 

Best Regards

Garfield Bell