Lady Captains Message





Lady Captain - Sheila Murphy

Dear Members,
 
I am honoured to address you as Lady Captain for 2021. What a year it has been so far.  A year after the pandemic was declared we are in Lock down Level 5 for the first quarter of this year. We could never have predicated the effect Covid has had on all our lives.  However now that the vaccination programme is been rolled out there is an end in sight and I hope we are in the final lock down.
 
To all of you that contracted Covid I hope you are back to full health. To all of you that has lost a loved family member or friend from Covid or for any other reason I extend my sincere sympathy. We hope to return to golf in the next few weeks and all of us will be thrilled to return to the fairways.
 
I would like to welcome our new Course Superintendent Diarmuid Dempsey and wish him well in his role.   Diarmuid is a highly qualified professional greenkeeper with a vast amount experience and Co. Meath are very lucky to employ him.  
 
The course staff have been working very hard during lock down and judging by the photos we will be presented with a pristine course when we reopen. Co. Meath Golf Club is committed to adhere to all Covid restrictions to protect the safety of all golfers and staff when we return to golf. Finally I am looking forward to welcoming you all back to golf very shortly and when the vaccination programme has achieved its full effect we will resume our planned calender for 2021.
 
Stay safe and well.
 
Your Lady Captain,
 
Sheila
 
Sheila’s Profile:
 
Q: When did you first start playing golf?
A: I first started in year  2000.
 
Q: What is your favourite course?
A: Mount Juliet, Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny.
 
Q: What do you think is the biggest challenge facing the game of golf?
A: Attracting young women and girls to play golf.
 
Q: What do you like most about golf?
A: I love the sense of community in the club and great friends I have made.
     I also enjoy competitions and friendly rivalry between competitors.
 
Q: What was your highest and lowest handicap?
A: Highest was 45 when I started in 2000.
     The lowest was 28 for a week!
 
Q: Can you remember your best golf shot?
A: Yes I have two.
     1. An eagle on the 2nd hole.
     2. A hole in one on the 12th.
         Both in Co. Meath but unfortunately not in competition.
 
Q: Can you remember your worst golf shot?
A: There are so many I’d rather forget.
 
Q: Who is your favourite sportsperson? And why?
A: Sonia O Sullivan.  An inspiring sportsman and ambassador for Irish women in sport.
 
Q: What advice would you give to anyone thinking of taking up golf?
A: Take lessons from your local professional and join a programme like Get into Golf supported by Golf Ireland at an affiliated club.  Have patience it takes many of us years to try and master the game, but a lot of fun along the way.
 
Q; What is your favourite golf memory?
A:  I have lots of lovely memories of trips away with family and friends playing golf.

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