As Captain of the Black Bush Golf Club I would like to welcome you all to our new website. As a club that is always progressive in all that it does, this website is just another example of how we maintain that modern approach.

As you all know by now the Club has successfully navigated its way through a major overhaul of our constitution which has resulted in the new governance structure that we have today. Can I take this opportunity to thank all those people who contributed to that project.

I am looking forward to represent you as Captain for this year. The year promises to be a very exciting one both on and off the course. There will be ample opportunities for all golfers to make their mark during the year with Bunnies and Blues on Mondays, Swinging 60’s on Tuesdays, Seniors on Thursdays and our varied weekend competitions I look forward to playing with many of you during the year (unfortunately I am not a Bunny yet). I am delighted to say that we have received sponsorship for practically all competitions this year and I thank all those members and businesses for their support. Off the course our Social Committee is planning some exciting events this year and I ask you to give your support to those events.

The Club will be hosting a number of important events this year and we are honoured to have been selected to host the golf element of the European Transplant Games in early August.

In recent years the Club has been knocking on the door at inter-club level and this year I am looking forward to being out there supporting the various teams and hopefully collecting a pennant or two. To all the managers I say thank you for your commitment and hopefully you will bring some glory to the club this year.

The Club has a great reputation when it comes to volunteerism. I would like to use this opportunity to express my appreciation to all volunteers but especially to those members who have agreed to work on the new Men’s Golf Committee this year.

A word of thanks to Maria Finnegan and her team for their work on developing this new website and I encourage all members to make full use of it.

Finally can I wish all members a very happy and healthy year both on and off the golf course.

James Maguire, Club Captain