2020 Committee

Gent's Committee 2020

Martin Lawther
Captain
Captain for 2020, Martin joined the club in 1997 and has had 1 or 2 good rounds since. Martin represented the club both as team captain and player. Notwithstanding the above he can be regularly found at the club with his wife Francis who is a superior golfer.
William Blyth
Vice Captain
William became vice-captain 2019. William has been involved in several interclub teams both as a player and team captain. William and his wife Carol are very heavily involved in the mixed competitions.
Tom Sloan
Past Captain
Last years 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.
Martin McConville
Hon. Secretary
Joined Rockmount Golf Club in 2008 having played golf for 25 years previously at club level. Claims he is capable of beating most opponents on a good day but accepts that he usually ends up shaking hands around the 12th green! Thoroughly enjoys playing ‘mixed’ outings with the best putter in Rockmount (Bern told me to mention that) and looks forward to someday winning one of these events and getting our picture taken by Jonny Lath! Now retired after a long career in corporate and multi-national company development and, latterly, in the field of business development throughout Ireland and Internationally. Looking forward greatly to the 2019 season and being selected for the Veterans side – and coming down 1 shot.
Robert Patterson
Proprietor
Robert Patterson’s dream began in the early 90's when himself and his wife Diane decided to turn part of their farmland near Carryduff into an eighteen-hole championship standard golf course which would include a modern clubhouse with a top quality restaurant and bar facilities. The club & course has gone from strength to strength and Robert is very much still involved in all club competitions including interclub golf teams
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. Robert is recently retired and is taking life a bit easier.
Colin Chils
Assistant Comp. Sec.
Colin joined the committee in 2019 and is also heavily involved in interclub competitions. He will be a great help to Frank and is looking forward to learning the ropes.
Frank Wallace
Comp. 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 11 years. Although having retired some years ago Frank is still enjoying playing golf at least twice per week, weather (and wife) permitting.
Simon Gray
Assistant Comp. Sec.
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 5 years as Assistant Competition Secretary.
Gareth Poole
Junior Convenor
Gareth is founded member of Rockmount, He took up the role of Junior Convenor 2019. Gareth can be seen playing interclub competitions and holds a handicap of nine. Gareth enjoys playing family golf with his wife Ashley and daughters Abbey & Alexandria.
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. Congratulation to Jonny and his wife Sarah on the birth of their lovely little boy Harry.
Frank McCourt
Social Convenor
A member since the club opened, Frank got his application in 1993. Frank has been team captain for the Ulster Four Ball for 4 years, played on Ulster Four Ball Team & Junior Cowdy. Frank's "Current" handicap is 19, and he enjoys the game with his four ball. Frank Looks forward to his yearly trips to play golf in Belek Turkey, also acting as walking Marshall in the Turkish Open, and got the polo shirts to prove it. 2019 will be Frank's first year on the committee and he is looking forward to working as part of the Gents committee and with the other club committees.

Ladies Committee 2020

Jenny Bain
Lady Captain
Jenny has had the privilege and delight to be able to play for both the Challenge and Minor Cup teams in the ILGU interclub competitions. Being an active member of the club, she joined the committee in 2016 as Honorary Secretary. The position was daunting and a steep learning curve, but she is up to the challenge
Elana Patterson
Lady Vice Captain
I joined Rockmount Golf Club in 2006 shortly after its 10th Anniversary. Younger members of the family were already playing in the Club so it was no surprise that I would follow in their golfing footsteps - albeit at a lower level of proficiency and with a significantly higher handicap!! Membership has afforded opportunities to enjoy Rockmount's beautiful landscape, excellent club-house facilities, to make new friends and, as my golf began to improve, to represent the club on Challenge Cup and Friendly Winter League teams. It has been a privilege to be joint-Captain of Friendly Winter League teams with Past Lady Captain Audrey Chambers and for two seasons to act as Secretary of STARS, the Society of Senior Lady Golfers at Rockmount set up by Christina Haycock.
Anne McShane
Past Lady Captain
Diane Patterson
Proprietor
Diane Patterson's and her husband Robert decided to turn part of their farmland near Carryduff into an eighteen-hole championship standard golf course which would include a modern clubhouse with a top quality restaurant and bar facilities. The club & course has gone from strength to strength and Diane is very much still involved in all club competitions including interclub golf teams
Carol Blyth
Hon. Treasurer
Bio to come.
Janet Douds
Junior Convenor
Bio to come.
Pauline McWilliams
Competition Sec.
Pauline joined Rockmount Golf Club in April 1996 just after it opened. She first served on committee as Competition Secretary in 1998 at a time when it was quite different from now. She played in practically every team in the Ladies club having joined as a 36 handicapper and today fail miserable at an 11 handicap. She has always found the club to be very competitive but friendly and She met many genuine people throughout the past 24 years and continue to play in the same four ball for the past 21 years because of the friendships She developed. She retired as a mental health nurse 11// 2 years ago and vowed to improve her game, but the truth is her game continues to require improvement and She is still working as hard as ever. Her job as competition and handicap secretary is to ensure that everyone in the Ladies Club enjoy fair and friendly competitions with a balance of qualifying and non-qualifying competitions. She enjoy this job no less so because of the great support She gets from all members of Rockmount Golf Club.
Bernie Traill
Hon. Secretary
Bernie joined the club as a 36 handicapper back in 2005 and has had the privilege to play for both the Challenge and Minor Cup teams in the ILGU interclub competitions. Being an active member of the club, she joined the committee in 2016 as Honorary Secretary. The position was daunting and a steep learning curve, but she is up to the challenge.
Noreen O'Hare
Social Secretary
Bio to come.
Rosie McCrea
Public Relations Officers
Rosie joined Rockmount in 2002 and has represented the club in Junior Foresomes, Revive Active, Intermediate, Cowdy and Irish Mixed. She works as a teacher, currently plays of 18 and cycles with Rockmount Rollers. Rosie’s role is to update the website, Facebook as well as supplying articles to the local papers on the successes of the ladies’ inter-club competitions.