Kenny Edgar took up the reins as County Armagh Golf Club Captain last month, and he is keen for 2019 to be another very enjoyable and productive year in the esteemed history of the Cathedral City club.
Edgar addressed a busy clubhouse at the New Year's Day inauguration ceremony that also saw Moya Brady assume the role of Lady Captain and, with characteristic good humour and humility, articulated his pride at this appointment.
County Armagh Golf Club's 2019 Captain, Kenny Edgar, is presented with his club blazer by outgoing Captain, Colm Shannon.
“It is a great honour to be given the chance to captain our fine golf club. It is not something I ever envisaged, especially since moving to Belfast a number of years ago. But I am truly delighted to follow in the footsteps of my brother Bill, who captained the club back in 2001.”
Co Armagh Golf Club Ladies’ Branch held its annual supper evening on Thursday 24 January.
Hosted by the new Lady Captain, Mrs Moya Brady, the event took place in The Charlemont Arms Hotel due to refurbishment works in the clubhouse. Lady Captain Moya extended a warm welcome to Lady Vice Captain, Mrs Anne McDonald and the large number of ladies in attendance and thanked Greta, Helen and Judith for facilitating the night.
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Outgoing Lady Captain Mrs Elizabeth Mawhinney presented the incoming Lady Captain for 2019 Mrs Moya Brady with her brooch of office at the Inauguration Ceremony on Tuesday 1st January 2019. Elizabeth thanked the ladies who played the first nine- hole competition of the year and those who attended the traditional New Year's Day breakfast for their goodwill and support throughout 2018 which had been such a significant year for the club celebrating 125 years. However, she reminded everyone that the passing on of the Lady Captain's badge and the wearing of the new blazer are symbols of both continuity and change as Moya takes up her position as the eighty ninth Lady Captain,
Outgoing Lady Captain Elizabeth Mawhinney presents Lady Captain for 2019 Mrs Moya Brady with her brooch of office.
1st January 2019
New Captain Kenny Edgar and new Lady Captain Moya Brady were welcomed in with a great day and evening at the CAGC clubhouse.
A definite case of in with the new and out with the old as it was also the last time the lounge in the clubhouse will be used before our all new surroundings are unveiled later in the spring.
Congratulations to Kenny, Moya, Gerry (Club President), Declan (Vice Vaptain) and Ann (Lady Vice Captain).
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Lady Captain Elizabeth Mawhinney pictured with end of season prize winners.
On Friday 7th December the Ladies Branch of Co Armagh Golf Club held their annual dinner in the clubhouse. Lady Captain Elizabeth Mawhinney welcomed everyone to the meal and thanked the ladies' choir who started the proceedings with some Christmas carols. A delicious meal was provided by the 7 Hills Restaurant staff. This was followed by a raffle of prizes provided by the Ladies Committee.
Then it was down to the main business of the evening when the final cups of the season and the Winter League competitions were presented. Elizabeth thanked the Competitions Convener Paula McCrory and her team for overseeing the 130 competitions which the Ladies Branch conducted throughout 2018.
The Sinton Cup was won by Ellen Brady with Paula McCrory the runner up in a hard-fought sporting final. Helen Forster and Alexandra Mawhinney were the beaten semi-finalists.
Siobhan Donnelly lifted the Link Cup beating Fionnuala Quinn on the 20 th hole. In joint third place were Helen Forster and Helen McLaughlin.
Lynne Browne was the delighted winner of the Hirsh Cup which is one of the oldest cups presented in the club, with Flo McCall taking runner up honours. In joint third place were Eileen Fitzsimons and Eilish Grimes.
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