When we posted our welcome message last year little did we know that we were going to have such a disrupted year of golf. Following a request from the Board during the summer and in consultation with our Vice Captains we were delighted to continue in our posts for 2021.

While the golfing year was severely disrupted, on the positive side we saw a significant increase in membership. We are delighted to have those new members on board and look forward to seeing them enjoying our excellent facilities this year. As you will know at this stage the early part of 2021 has seen a delay in us getting back to playing. However, we are delighted to see golf is starting back in late April, which will allow us have a more normal golfing year from then on. We are also encouraged by the fact that Golf Ireland has published a schedule of Inter Club competitions to start in early June.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all those volunteers who stepped up to the plate last year with the various demands placed on us as we managed our way through the Covid-19 restrictions. Once again Black Bush volunteers have come up trumps and continue to give of their time this year.

A huge thank you also goes to Paul Farrell and his staff for the wonderful job they did and continue to do in keeping our course in such excellent condition. We would also like to thank Shane and his staff for all they do to enhance the reputation of the club. We thank our office staff for continuing to manage the club’s affairs in a very professional way.

We are lucky to have such great sponsors both in the club and in the local business community. We thank all of them for showing such generous support for our competitions and the various projects happening in the club. We have no doubt that once again this year our sponsors will support us and we will be very happy to give everyone the recognition they deserve.

Finally, we are looking forward to getting back to golf and enjoying that special atmosphere that is unique to Black Bush.

Have a safe and enjoyable year of golf.

Captains Ann and James