It is a great honour and privilege for me to be representing Dooks Golf Club as Captain of the Ladies Club 2023.I very much appreciate the many good wishes I have received from my fellow members and staff, this encouragement and goodwill is reflective of our wonderful club.
As Captain, I would like to thank all our committees and volunteers. I would ask all members to please support our committee members who give generously of their time to help run the many activities of the club. The new development of a Club Practice Facility will be another exciting and major milestone for our club, a facility for future generations to enjoy. Thanks also go to our Professional, Dan, for all the great work he does with members and Juniors alike and to our dedicated ground and office staff.
I believe we have a well-deserved reputation as one of the friendliest clubs in Kerry. We have a beautiful course with spectacular views, all of which is well maintained by our exceptional green keeping staff, allowing the course to be played all year round.
Thanks, to our fantastic sponsors who are hugely important to us. We would like to thank them for their loyalty and continued support.
We are always ready to welcome new members and beginners are just as welcome as established players, so if there are ladies out there who would like to take up golf, come along and enjoy the companionship and the fun. Our Pro, Dan, is on hand to give advice and lessons.
We have a busy year of golf ahead, we will have our usual weekend competitions, scrambles and some summer season Tuesday evening 13Hole team events to encourage integration of our new members, our active members, our visitors and those from disability groups.
Our Open Days this year take place on 28th May and October 18th, our Captains Charity Day is on the 30th of July and my chosen charities are Kerry Down Syndrome and Kerry Hospice.
I am looking forward to the Golf Ireland Inter-Club competitions this year and I would like to thank, in advance, all players and managers taking part and representing our club.
Dooks will host the West Munster Final of the Australian Spoons on 18th July 2023, this will be a fantastic opportunity for us to showcase our spectacular golf course and extend a warm welcome to our visitors.
I hope as the new golfing season gets under way, you all play great golf in 2023 but most importantly share much fun and laughter.
Go raibh mile maith agaibh go leir.