It is a great honour and privilege for me to be Lady Captain of Grange Castle Golf Club for 2022. I would like to take this opportunity to thank our outgoing Lady Captain, Catherine Monaghan, outgoing Lady President, Anne Connaughton, and last year’s committee for all their hard work and dedication to the club throughout the year. Despite it being a very difficult time with the challenges of Covid, they managed to have a very full year of competitions, match plays, charity day, Captains and Presidents day which brought great fun and excitement to our club.
I want to congratulate Patricia Thornton on becoming our Lady President for 2022 and extend my very best wishes to her for a great year ahead. I would also like to thank Mary Maguire for accepting the role of Vice-Captain. I know we will work well together and she will be a wonderful Captain for you next year.
I would like to welcome our incoming committee for 2022, particularly our new members, and thank them for agreeing to join the committee. We have an enthusiastic, knowledgeable group of ladies and I look forward to working with them and bringing some new and interesting ideas to the club. For those ladies who are standing down from their role on the committee, I want to say “Thank You” for your hard work and commitment to the ladies club over the years.
There is a slight change to our fixture list which means our year will kick off with a medal on 20th March. Our Captains Drive-in will be on Sunday, March 27th and I hope you will all join me on the fairways to drive our year off to a great start. We have a very full fixture list again this year and have entered for all the Interclub Competitions.
Our Club Liaison Officer, Mary Maguire will be co-ordinating managers and teams. Any members interested in playing on a team and representing your club, please put your name on the list in the locker room. It is a great way to improve your game, get coaching, and enjoy the fun and camaraderie that comes with playing on a team. It would be great to bring back some silverware to Grange Castle in 2022.
We plan on having our Play in Pink Charity Day in September this year. It is such a worthy cause and was a great success last year while adding to the fun and atmosphere of the club. So ladies, get yourselves ready for an array of pink jumpers, shorts (hopefully) pink hair, and whatever else you fancy, and let`s make this a fun day to remember.
I want to thank Craig and the members of the team behind the counter for all their hard work and support, and to the groundsmen for the wonderful condition of the course.
Finally, I want to wish Captain Conor O`Connell, and President Peter Hallahan the very best for the year ahead. Looking forward to working with you both.