Cap­tain headed to greener pas­tures

Central and North Burnett Times - - SPORT - Adam McCleery adam.mccleery@cnbtimes.com.au

GOLF: Gayndah Golf Club cap­tain Steve Gal­lagher has had to step down from the role af­ter a new op­por­tu­nity fell into his and his wife’s laps.

Gal­lagher, along with his wife, has been ap­pointed care­taker for the Lake Cal­lide Re­treat near Biloela, mean­ing Gal­lagher will have to va­cate his role as club cap­tain.

“This of­fer came out of the blue and it’s one my wife and I are keen to pur­sue,” Gal­lagher said.

“Whilst we will miss Gayndah and all it of­fers we are both look­ing for­ward.”

Gal­lagher said he had a great time in his role as club cap­tain.

“I have en­joyed my time as cap­tain and would like to take this op­por­tu­nity to thank you all for the sup­port and friend­ships I have made,” Gal­lagher said.

“I have at times been lucky enough to see eye to eye with many of you re­gard­ing is­sues sur­round­ing golf and how it should be played.

“I am pleased to be leav­ing your club in a great state and sin­cerely wish the club all the suc­cess it de­serves.”

Gal­lagher said he was aware the new de­vel­op­ment would dis­rupt the golf club in the short term but was con­fi­dent for its fu­ture.

“I am sure some­one will step up to the plate a take the Gayndah Golf Club to the next level,” Gal­lagher said.

Club mem­ber Michael Coul­son wanted to thank Gal­lagher for ev­ery­thing he had done for the club and its mem­bers.

“As we all know no one is ir­re­place­able but I must be hon­est in say­ing you will hard shoes to fill,” Coul­son said.

“Your time within our club has been filled with friendly ban­ter and ex­cite­ment of hav­ing some­one to make the game in­ter­est­ing again.

“Like your pre­de­ces­sors as cap­tains you have brought Gayndah Golf Club into the next chap­ter and it is now our chance to con­tinue your great work.”

Coul­son said Gal­lagher’s hard work, com­mit­ment and devo­tion to the Gayndah Golf Club had not gone un­no­ticed.

“We live on the fact this is not good­bye but see you later,” Coul­son said.

“We know golf is in­grained in Steve and I can say per­son­ally say we hope to see him again.”

❝ I would like to take this op­por­tu­nity to thank you all for the sup­port and friend­ships I have made. — Steve Gal­lagher

PHOTO: ADAM MCCLEERY

STEP­PING DOWN: Steve Gal­lagher has taken up an ex­cit­ing new op­por­tu­nity.

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