To have the honour of being elected Captain of Dooks Golf Club, a gem in South Kerry, is a great privilege. Many thanks to you, the members, for electing me.
Mention the word Dooks Golf Club and you immediately get the same reaction from people: have you played, the greens are fantastic, I must play it or I’m going there next week!
When I joined Dooks in 1998, the most important sporting event in my life was the Killarney Athletic 7-a-side competition and France ’98. Zinedine Zidane was supreme in France and the team I was on won the Killarney 7-a-side.
This event was surpassed in 2015 by the Dooks Mixed Team winning the All Ireland.
In 2023 my sporting thoughts have moved onto Dooks hosting the Kerry Federation of Golf Clubs, the members away trip to Cork in April, our Senior Scratch Cup in May, my Captain’s Prize in July and a Dooks team winning a blue or green pennant.
To all our visitors in 2023, we welcome you. May you make the most of your trip to Dooks. Our Pro Shop is a great starting place and the Natterjack bar and restaurant is a great finishing place where staff are there to advise and serve.
To our members in 2023, Dooks could not run without your support, help and custom. Long may this continue.
To our staff in 2023 who keep the ball rolling, we thank you.
To all Committee members in 2023, may your dedication and commitment continue.
And finally to all friends, family and members who have passed, we salute you.
May all your golfing thoughts in 2023 be positive and enjoyable.