On behalf of my wife Carol and our daughter Rhianne, it is a wonderful honour to be elected as Captain of Lurgan Golf Club 2019. I joined this fine Club in 1989, but I never thought that I would ever rise to such a prestigious position. I will have a difficult task following on from Barry Mulholland, who was an excellent and enthusiastic Captain last year but I’m sure with the help of my Vice Captain Eugene Maguire we will do our best to represent the Club to the best of our ability.
We have a course we all should be very proud to be members of. Our head greens keeper Neil Gordon continues to make improvements with the help of greens convenor Tom Douglas and his dedicated staff who present the course to be challenging but fair.
With our President Paddy Meehan, Officers of the Club and all our Council members we will endeavour to keep our Club running in a strong financial position which in the current climate is the envy of many Clubs around Ireland.
Our office staff Muriel, Grainne and Hannah work hard to keep the Club running smoothly, for which I am very grateful. Peter, Lynne and their staff provide an excellent Pro shop whilst Zoe is recognised as one of the top kid’s coaches around. The caterers Michael and Colleen provide food which we should be very proud of too, as many visitors can confirm. The away teams never leave LGC hungry, that's for sure!
Best wishes to all our teams this season. The senior Cowdy team is aiming for a historic 3 in a row. Last season our Barton Shield team were agonisingly close to winning the Ulster title and the Senior Cup team were narrowly beaten by Warrenpoint who had home advantage. Our ladies teams are regularly in contention for honours so hopefully some of our teams can bring home some silverware this season. I will certainly try to give all my support and encouragement.
I am looking forward to working alongside our Lady Captain Pat Carville and wish her well in her year of office.
I hope to meet as many members as possible this season, be it on the course or in the bar with Stevie and his friendly staff and would encourage everyone to support events organised.
It only remains to wish you all a very enjoyable and successful year of golf. I’m definitely looking forward to my year in the very proud position of Lurgan Golf Club Captain.
2018 Club Captain