It is our great privilege to be the Captain and Lady Captain of Killiney Golf Club in this the Centenary year. We wish to thank the members and associates for conferring this great honour on us.
It is an historic occasion for all members to celebrate, a time to recall the past and a time to delight in a sense of achievement. It is our wish that all our members will participate in the many organised events in the year ahead.
We are particularly delighted that we now have our superb new clubhouse in full operation, and a large debt of gratitude is due to our Committees and members for their efforts in bringing this project to fruition. Our course has never been in better condition and is now one of the best 9 hole courses in Ireland, and is envied by many of the local clubs. Killiney as a golf club may not have had the luck over the years to win many major trophies in inter club competitions, but in the important matter of playing the game as it should be played our club is in the premier division. The social side of the game and the making of new friends has always had a high priority in our club
This history of our club gives the reader the opportunity to look back and to appreciate the development of the club, and it gives an insight into the work of past generations that have contributed so much to what is, in 2003 a great club, with the highest reputation for integrity, sportsmanship, warmth and friendliness. Our present members owe a great deal to past Officers, Committees and members for their foresight in developing Killiney Golf Club, through their dedication and hard work.
On behalf of the Club we extend a warm welcome to all who are joining our members in celebrating our Centenary and in particular we look forward to welcoming representatives from Bangor Golf Club who are also celebrating their Centenary in 2003
This introduction would not be complete without congratulating the authors Dermot Gilleece and John Redmond, and also to pay tribute to the Centenary Committee, under the Chairmanship of Michael Green, who have worked so hard during the last few years in organising events for this year.
John Morgan, Captain, 2003
Imelda Bardon, Lady Captain, 2003