“I am delighted and honoured to be President of Roscommon Golf Club for 2017. I joined the club as a junior member many years ago and I have enjoyed many competitive, representative and social rounds of golf with fellow members and golfing friends since then. I have served in various roles in the Club over the years and was honoured to have been Lady Captain in 2001. I look forward to supporting my fellow officers, Captain Tom, Lady Captain Annie, our management committee and the various committees who work diligently to ensure the smooth running of the club on our behalf. I would like to extend a warm welcome to our visitors this year both on and off the course. I hope they will enjoy the wonderful test that our golf course provides to golfers of all levels and also the warm hospitality of our clubhouse. Finally, I would like to wish all our members, especially those who will be representing the club on teams, a very successful and enjoyable golfing year.”
“When my wife Nuala and I came to Roscommon, in the 1980s, we decided to take up golf as a means of getting to know people in the locality and getting involved in the community. Over the years we have made great friends and derived tremendous satisfaction from our involvement in the club. I have always appreciated that the success of our club depended on the volunteers who gave of their time, expertise and skills to ensure that the members have a top class facility and teams that represent the club with pride. For the past number of years I have volunteered for various positions as a way of giving back something to the club which has added so much to my quality of life. This year I am privileged to be entrusted with the position of Captain and I look forward to working with President Paula, Lady Captain Annie, the various committees and members to ensure that our club continues to be a place where everyone enjoys the fantastic game of golf in a friendly and welcoming environment. ”
“What a wonderful honour it is to be entrusted with the Captaincy of Roscommon Golf Club for 2017. I would like to acknowledge the kindness, best wishes and support extended to me by my fellow members. Roscommon Golf Club is a haven for us all and I hope we will continue to make it the success that it is.
I love the game of golf, the camaraderie, the sense of achievement in hitting that little white ball, the frustration it engenders in us when things don’t go to plan, and most of all the freedom of being on our beautiful course on a summer’s evening. It’s like a little slice of heaven! So a special thanks to previous committee members and volunteers for such a special place.
To our sponsors past and present I sincerely thank you for your generosity.
It is greatly appreciated and I will do all that is possible to support you in return.
I look forward to a wonderful year ahead, with President Paula and Captain Tom, to forging new friendships, to wonderful and not so wonderful golf, and a few good evenings in the club house. I look forward to seeing you all there and wish all our members an enjoyable and successful golfing year and the health to enjoy it.”