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                                                                  PROFILES

 

Frank McWilliams - Captain 

A member of Rockmount since the day it opened in 1995, Frank is an enthusiastic golfer.  Frank has represented the club at the Junior Cowdy level and has contributed to both the competitive and social elements of the club.  Not letting the lack of ‘professional golfer’ status deter him in the least, Frank has battered the ball around many of the world’s best courses in Europe and America but always returns to his beloved Rockmount where he is  very much looking forward to his year as captain, and to further strengthening the committee, social and competitive aspects of Rockmount Club.

Tom Sloan - Vice Captain

This years vice captain joined the club in 2005 and has made Rockmount somewhat of a family affair.  Tom's wife Moya, daughters Karen and Emma and son in law Neil are all members.  Tom and Moya also successfully stewarded the monthly mixed competitions for a number of years.  Tom has represented the club as a member of several teams, but states that winning the Junior Cowdy in 2017 was a special moment, especially as the team included a good mix of new members and some old hands. 

John Hinds - Past Captain

John plays off 17 and has been a member of Rockmount for the last 20 years. He has represented the club as both a player and team captain for both the Ulster Fourball and the Junior Cowdy. John served for two years on committee as social convenor before being appointed vice captain for 2016. John recently took early retirement from the civil service after a lengthy career.  During his term as captain John improved communication between members and the gents committee, had a successful year with the both the gents and juniors teams and overseen many successful social events.

Harry Greer – Hon. Secretary

Harry has been a Rockmount member for some 11 years and has represented the club on Junior Cup, Holt Shield and Senior Cowdy teams and as Captain of the Belfast and District Cup team for two years.  A former irish league footballer, he has recently taken early retirement after 29 years in school leadership.  Harry previously served on the club committee for three years and rejoins as Honorary Secretary. Email - honsec@rockmountgolfclub.com

Robert Burns - Hon. Treasurer

Robert joined Rockmount in 2009 and has represented the club in the Junior Cowdy competition. Known to his fourball as 'Lucky Bob', he has scored a hole in one at the 9th at Rockmount and plays off a handicap of 19.  A chartered accountant and school bursar, he joined the Committee as Treasurer in 2017. 

 

Colin McClenaghan - Joint Assistant Competition Secretary

A 48 year old Civil servant Colin has been a member of Rockmount Golf Club for 8 years.  Colin was seconded to the match and handicap committee for 5 years before joining the main committee in 2017. Colin currently plays off a handicap of 2 and captained the Senior Cup Team between 2012-2015.

 

Frank Wallace - Competition Secretary

Frank joined Rockmount as a founder member when the Club opened in May 1995. Since then he has represented the club in various inter-club competitions, namely the Ulster Cup, Jimmy Bruen Shield and Pierce Purcell Shield, as well as some of the Cowdy teams. In the later years he has also been involved with some of the veteran teams.  Frank has also been team captain for a variety of teams. In 2005 he was invited to become vice Captain and subsequently Captain in 2006, which Frank saw as a great honour and pleasure. Currently he is the incumbent of the match and handicap secretary position in Rockmount, a position now held for some 8 years.  Although having retired some years ago Frank is still enjoying playing golf at least twice per week, weather (and wife) permitting. Email - compsec@rockmountgolfclub.com


Simon Gray - Joint Assistant Competition Secretary

Simon is an original member of Rockmount having joined 2 years before the course opened!  He works in financial services and currently plays off a handicap of 8. A past member of the Ulster Cup team he has been on Committee for 3 years as Assistant Competition Secretary.


Michael Harrison - Junior Convenor

Michael has been a member of Rockmount for a number of years and is a familiar face around the club, especially on Wednesdays, as a big supporter of the Wednesday Club. Michael states his proudest achievement in golf was winning the captains day competition in 2015.  Michael has been a member of Moyola Park GC and Ormeau Park GC in the past but, his heart now lies very definitely at Rockmount.  Michael had both played and captained the Rossmore team, played for the Veteran's team, and is an avid supporter and follower of all our clubs teams.  In the past Michael has been very involved in Junior football both coaching and managing teams. Michael joined the committee in November 2015 as Junior Convenor and has really enjoyed being involved with a terrific bunch of enthusiastic youngsters.


Jonny Lath - Public Relations Officer 

Jonny is a relatively new member of Rockmount, in comparison to the rest of the committee members, having joined the club in August 2016.  Jonny has taken up the role of public relations officer and will be responsible for the gents and juniors sections of the website and social media.  Jonny will also liaise with the local press to promote the clubs activities and achievements.  During 2017, his first full year as a member, Jonny represented the club in the Irish Fourball competition and was part of the winning Junior Cowdy team.  Jonny is a great supporter of the club and will be seen with his wife, and fellow member, Sarah at his side whether its a mixed competition, a live music night or a steak night in the restaurant.  You can contact Jonny by email with any match reports or club news stories; jonny_lath@hotmail.com 


Brendan Houston - Gents Social Convenor  

Brendan has been a member for over 20 years.  He is a high handicapper and has captained and played in many inter-club teams.  The objective of the Gents Social Convenor is to organise entertaining and good value events for all Rockmount members both Ladies and Gents, their families and their friends.  He would appreciate all of your support and would welcome suggestions from all members about events they would like to see happen this year.  Please feel to email him at b_houston@hotmail.com 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sue McDonagh - Past Lady Captain

I joined Rockmount Golf Club in 2016 having previously captained Portadown Golf Club. I was quickly embraced by the members of the club and started playing on the teams such as the Jack Craig, Irish mixed, Intermediate, Cowdy Cup, Meile and Junior Foursomes.  I look forward to my role as Lady Captain this year and know I have the support of Rockmount Enterprises, the committees, and all the staff. My family, the Todds and the Patterson families have been friends for 3 generations, long may it continue.


Rosie McCrea - Public Relations Officer

Rosie joined Rockmount in 2002 and has representef the club in Junior Foresomes, Cowdy, Revive Active , Intermediate and Irish Mixed. She works as a teacher, plays off 15 and is involved with Rockmount Rollers cycling. Rosie's role is to update the website and facebook and supply articles to the local papers about the successes of the ladies as well as looking after any junior girls.


Bernie Traill - Hon. Secretary

I joined the club twelve years ago as a thirty six handicapper and for many years played in the Challenge Cup. I am currently playing for the Minor Team and can say that playing in AIG ladies competitions has kept my interest going. I joined the committee this year and as a newbie, I find it challenging and I am on a steep learning curve.