John Greer

Captain

A Q&A with your 2019 Captain!

When did you join Greenisland Golf Club? 

1967

What attracted you to join Greenisland GC?
 
I joined Greenisland as a juvenile member as my mother and father were members of the club.

Can you remember your handicap when you joined? 

18

What is your handicap now?

12


Have you seen much change with the course or the club during your time here?

I have seen a massive change both on and off the golf course. The course has matured and is a much tougher test now than it was 30 years ago. our social program is far superior now also along with the advancements made in communications and technology.

What is your favourite hole on the course and why?

The 8th as its the only hole I can play well now!


What is your least favourite hole on the course and why?

The 5th as I can’t hit it far enough.

What is your favourite club in your bag?


Wedge

Have you ever had a hole in one?

Yes, I've had 3 Holes in One.

Who is your favourite pro golfer and why?

Miguel Angel Jimenez as he is different and has the same fitness regime as myself!

Who would be your ideal four ball?

Miguel Angel Jimenez, Lee Trevino, Seve Ballesteros and Myself.

What is the best course you have played?

Royal Portrush

What’s your favourite tipple?

Cappuccino Coffee

Do you have any pets?

Collie Dog called Tess, my mate!

What is your proudest golfing moment?

Winning the Club Championship in 2018

What is your vision for Greenisland GC?

To make Greenisland GC the best nine hole club in Northern Ireland.


Many thanks to our Captain for taking the time and effort to answer the questions put to him. We wish him a successful and memorable year ahead!


Heather Greer

Lady Captain

A Q&A with your 2019 Lady Captain

When did you join Greenisland Golf Club?
 

26 Years Ago

What attracted you to join Greenisland GC? 

When i got married my husband John was already playing golf and i was intrigued to learn more about this wonderful game. The social side is great with living nearby.

Can you remember your handicap when you joined? 

36

What is your handicap now? 

31

Have you seen much change with the course or the club during your time here? 

Yes, the course has matured a lot with more trees and the new 125 Anniversary bridges are now in place at the 9th Hole. The clubhouse bar and dining room areas have been refurbished and a great atmosphere is always felt at all social events!

What is your favourite hole on the course and why? 

The 3rd hole, I always seem to play it well and it is always nice to pass your own house when walking down the fairway.

What is your least favourite hole on the course and why? 

8th hole. I seem to have a mental block with this hole and i miss the green more than i hit it and therefore leaves me a very difficult second shot.

What is your favourite club in your bag? 

My little pinky rescue club.

Have you ever had a hole in one? 

No but i will keep trying!

Who is your favourite pro golfer and why? 

Rory McIlroy. A very nice lad, so proud of Northern Ireland and extremely talented. A credit to our country and golf.

What is the best course you have played? 

Galgorm Golf Club

Whats your favourite tipple? 

Sauvignon Blanc White Wine

Do you have any pets? 

Yes, a border collie called Tess. Our wee baby.

What is your proudest golfing moment? 

Being Runner Up on Lady Captains Day.

What is your vision for Greenisland GC? 

To carry on the great work of the past lady captains, helping our ladies branch to continue to grow and blossom. I want to encourage and maintain the friendships and enjoy the social side as well.

Council 2019

Convenors & Committees

President - Mr David Brown

Captain - Mr John Greer

Vice Captain - Mr Adrian Brown

Hon. Secretary - Mr Fred Trotter

Hon. Treasurer - Mr Cyril Beattie

Juvenile Convenor - Mr Johnny Greer

Trustees: Ken Knox, Trevor Rankin, Derek Ervine & Brian Martin

House Committee

Johnny Greer (Convenor), Davy Winning, John Bell, David Hayes

Property Committee

Simon Scott (Convenor), Johnny Greer, John Greer and Michael Jackson

Greens Committee

Davy Winning (Convenor), John Greer and Michael Campbell.

Match & Handicap Committee

Geoff Pearson (Convenor), Michael Campbell, Michael Jackson and Johnny Graham

Membership Committee

Johnny Graham (Convenor), Johnny Greer, Cyril Beattie, Adrian Brown and Michael Campbell.

Communications Committee

John Bell (Convenor), Johnny Greer, David Hayes and Suzanne Logan (Co-opted).

Finance Committee

Phillipe Joffroy (Convenor), Ken Knox, Cyril Beattie & John Bell

Social Committee

Johnny Logan (Convenor), Adrian Brown, David Hayes, Captain, Lady Captain, Maggie Cole, Irene Pritchard and Claire Scoffield.

Ladies Committee

Lady Captain - Mrs Heather Greer

Vice Captain - Mrs Irene Pritchard

Lady President - Mrs Vicky Graham

Hon. Secretary - Mrs Margaret Logan

Ass. Hon. Secretary - Mrs Maggie Cole

Hon. Treasurer - Mrs Susan Alderdice

Match Secretary - Mrs Christine McGaffin

Handicap Secretary - Mrs Martha Cromie

Committee Members: Valerie Love, Esme Walker, Julie Calvert, Deborah McCune and Clare Winning (Co-opted).

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