On behalf of everyone at Lurgan Golf Club I’d like to extend a very warm welcome to you all – members and visitors alike. With a superbly maintained course and excellent clubhouse facilities an enjoyable experience is assured.
I was extremely humbled when asked by my predecessor, Garfield Bell, to be his Vice-Captain. With 130 years of history, it is a massive honour for me to take up the role of Men’s Captain and I very much look forward to the year ahead. This honour has been heightened with the recent election of my brother, Damian, as President of the club.
Our Annual General Meeting in February 2023 saw the adoption of a new constitution under which all adult members, regardless of gender or playing privileges, are deemed to be ‘full’ members and can therefore contribute to the governance and running of the club. Being able to draw upon this extended pool of talent can only be viewed in a positive light, given the enthusiasm that the new committee and sub-committee members will bring. I’d like to commend all committee members for the time that they devote to the club.
Our teams enjoyed considerable success in 2022 and it is my fervent hope that the skill and dedication of our competing members, along with a little luck, will afford me the opportunity to lend my support when the team finals are played out in late summer and early autumn.
I’d like to offer my congratulations and best wishes to Ladies’ Captain Gina Lewis and her Vice-Captain, Lynne Hanna, along with my own Vice-Captain, Brian Matthews. I am fully confident that during their terms of office they will work to promote the values and advance the development of our club.
This year, Gina and I have chosen as our Captains’ charity Leukaemia & Lymphoma NI – the only charity in Northern Ireland dedicated to blood cancer research. We’re currently organising several events for the year ahead to raise funds for this very worthy cause. We hope you’ll be able to lend your support.
Wishing you all a very enjoyable golfing year,
Men’s Captain 2023