Many thanks must go to our outgoing Captain William Livingstone, for not only his great work throughout the last year but also for asking me to be his vice-captain during his tenure. This has allowed me the great honour and privilege of becoming Captain here at Machrihanish Golf Club.
For those of you who don’t know me my name is Kevan Gilchrist, and I would like to take this opportunity in welcoming you all to our wonderful and historic links golf course here at Machrihanish. I feel very proud and honoured to be asked to represent this club as Captain which I hope will continue to develop its reputation as one of the finest golf courses in Scotland for members, guests & visitors to come and play. With the stunning new clubhouse now fully up and running I’m sure we will have no issues there.
I know that this last year has been tough on everyone during this global coronavirus pandemic. I do hope that you and your families are well considering the significant challenges that we have all experienced. I am sure like me, you are all looking forward to not only playing and enjoying your golf this year but also getting back to some sort of normality.
I think I speak on behalf of every member here, in thanking everyone who has been involved in the new clubhouse from the Committee, Sub Committee and Architects for the planning and design to the local contractors who were given the task of bringing the vision to life. I think we can say that they have all done a fantastic job given the circumstances and that we now have the facilities to match our world class course.
On the course we will continue to work hard to ensure that it is kept to the high standards that we are accustomed to here at Machrihanish and I’m sure that Craig and his team will continue the great work that they already carry out every day.
We have a fantastic team here at Machrihanish Golf Club which includes our office staff, our golf professional Jennie Dunn and her staff and I would like to extend a warm welcome to all our new staff in both the kitchen and bar. I hope that you are all settling in well as we get ready to finally welcome back our members and guests.
Can I also take this opportunity in introducing my Vice-captain for the year Darren Kelly. Darren thank you for all your hard work during the last year as part of the committee and during the building of the clubhouse.
I look forward to seeing you all both on the course and in our impressive new clubhouse.
Kevan Gilchrist – Club Captain