Lady Captain 2017 Joy Stevenson

Joy Stevenson

Lady Captain’s Welcome

It is a great honour for me to take on the role of Lurgan Golf Club Lady Captain, and I would like to take this opportunity to thank the outgoing Lady Captain Fran McCann for asking me to be her Vice-Captain last year.  I trust in my year of office that I will be able to continue the good work that Fran and previous Lady Captains have set in place, for the continued success and camaraderie of the ladies section.  I am genuinely excited about the opportunities it will present, the places I will visit and the people I will meet representing this Golf Club.

The ladies section continues to grow from strength to strength, and I would like to warmly welcome all our new members who have helped swell our ranks.  I am looking forward to supporting our teams and team captains in their matches in the forthcoming golfing season. Let’s hope this year will be as successful in bringing home some silverware to add to our collection.

I am delighted that Niamh McSherry and Annabel Wilson were selected to represent the Irish International girls’ team last summer, and the resulting honour it has brought to Lurgan Golf Club.  We all wish them continued success for the future.

Congratulations on the appointment of our new Lady President, Anne Corrigan and my Vice Captain Elaine Bell.  I look forward to working alongside them and the ladies committee as the new season approaches.

As some of you may be aware, this is the first time in the history of the club that a husband and wife have had the privilege of sharing their captaincy’s together in the same year, so I congratulate my husband Chris on becoming Club Captain and wish him an enjoyable year ahead.

It is always a pleasure to play on such an attractive and well maintained course as we have in Lurgan, and for that I thank our Head Greens Keeper, Neill Gordon, his staff, and our Greens Convenor, Tom Douglas.

It just remains for me to wish all our lady members a great year of golf ahead, and please remember golf is for fun, so let’s all enjoy ourselves.

Joy Stevenson

Lady Captain