It is a great honour for me to be Lady Captain of Grange Castle Ladies Golf club for 2020. I would like to take this opportunity to thank our outgoing Lady Captain Patsy Thornton and outgoing President Susan Bishop for a wonderful year and for doing fantastic work in 2019.
I congratulate Patricia Bermingham on becoming our Lady President for 2020 and extend to her my best wishes for a great year ahead.
I would like to welcome our incoming committee for 2020 and thank them for putting themselves forward. We have a great mix of talent and I believe this mix will bring creativity and new ideas to the club.
We have a busy few weeks ahead, starting with our Captains Drive in on March 22nd. I hope you will all join me for our first celebration of the year, when we will drive the year off to a great start with a 9 Hole Rumble Competition. Golf will be followed by fabulous food, great fun and banter in the club house. (Details to follow)
Again, for 2020, we have entered the Interclub Competitions and we have a wonderful co-ordinating team in Catherine Monaghan, Susan Bishop and Terri Doyle. There is a big commitment from this team to work together to send our best prepared teams to the interclub events. Managers have been appointed for each team and each is working with their prospective panels to mentor and select the best players to represent us. I hope with this focus we will bring some silverware back to Grange Castle Ladies club this year.
By way of bringing something new to the calendar, we are entering the ‘Play in Pink’ charity event and we hope to run the competition as a one-day event in July. It will be a fun but still competitive event which I hope will give us the opportunity to bring all members of the club together. I’m sure it will create a lively atmosphere, where we can get to know each other all while supporting a very worthy charity. So, Ladies, get your pink jumpers ready and pink hair spray, I am so looking forward to seeing you all on the day. (again, further details to follow)
To Craig and the team behind the counter, I say thanks for your encouragement.
Finally, I would also like to wish Men’s Captain, Peter Hallahan and Men’s President, Declan Mc Donald the very best for 2020.