The main event of last week was our A.G.M. which was held in the Ballykisteen Hotel on Friday evening.
A large crowd gathered in the BallyK Bar for the meeting which was opened by Chairman John Hughes who thanked everyone present for attending.
John introduced our Secretary Richard Keays who gave a very comprehensive report on the activities of the year including all the winners of the various competitions and congratulated all those who took part and especially those who represented Ballykisteen in the GUI Competitions throughout the year.
This was followed by an equally comprehensive Statement of Accounts, delivered by Treasurer Willie Hartnett, a handicap update from the Handicap Secretary Tony Browne, a Junior update from Pat Toomey on behalf of Kiara O’Keeffe and Richard Keyes on the Games Committee.
John introduced our President Tom Crosse who stated that he really enjoyed his first year as President which was made very easy by the support of a fabulous Committee and was looking forward to his second term.
Then Chairman John introduced Captain John O’Connell and congratulated him for his very successful year as Captain and thanked him on making the club a very happy and relaxing place to play golf.
Captain John thanked every one of the Committee for their support and professional approach throughout the year. He also thanked all the sponsors, hotel staff and all the respective selectors of the various Club teams and finished by presenting Thady Green with his Captain’s Jacket for 2014 to huge applause.
In his acceptance speech, Thady thanked everyone present for the huge honour of representing the Club as Captain for 2014, paying special thanks to John for nominating him as Captain
The 1st round of the spring League kicked-off last week, all scores will be posted on the Ballykisteen website.
The Senior members are meeting every Tuesday at 10am for a friendly round of golf, all senior members are welcome.
Drive-In on Sunday
Members are reminded to put a note in their diary for the Captain and Lady Captain’s Drive In, which takes place on Sunday 16th February at 12 noon followed by a 3 person scramble. This is the first big day of the year for our Captain Thady and Lady Captain Esther so let’s have a really big turn out in support of them. Check-in time at the Pro-shop is 11.30am.