Douglas golf course is looking at its finest and attracting praise from leading members of the golfing fraternity.
At a reception hosted by Her Worship the Mayor Councillor Carol Malarkey JP for the green-keeping staff, committee members and this year’s Isle of Man golf champion Kevin Moore guests heard Her Worship say the course had ‘blossomed’. It was in peak condition, she said, thanks to the committee, the hard work of head green keeper Murray Jones and his team and the continuing investment in the facility by the Council.
This had led to Douglas golf course being selected to host three new events this year, the Governor’s Golf Day on July 3rd, the KHG Golf Day on July 4th and the Michael and William Dunlop Charity Golf Day on August 29th .
The occasion also provided the opportunity for Her Worship to congratulate club member Kevin Moore on winning the 2013 Isle of Man amateur closed golf championship. It was, she said ‘a case of like father, like son’ as he had won the championship previously, in 2004, and his father, Roy, president-elect of the Isle of Man Golf Union, in 1968.
To mark Moore junior’s success Her Worship presented him with a plaque engraved with the first verse of the Manx national anthem. In response the Douglas-born golfer said it had been a ‘fantastic’ championship attracting a good number of spectators and that he believed Douglas golf course to be the most improved course in the Island ‘bar none’.
The reception concluded with captain of Douglas golf club Donald Taylor (pictured left) presenting Her Worship with a bound copy of the history of the Manx amateur golf championship compiled by Roy Moore.
'Like father, like son': Her Worship with Kevin Moore and his father, Roy.