On the 16th of March we needed to make an immediate announcement regarding David Lewis’ decision to accept a role with Blainroe Golf Club. After meeting with David it was very clear that his mind was made up and he was committed to the decision he had made. We wanted to notify you immediately so that the news didn’t filter back from a third party. Please find below a letter from David outlining his decision.

Dear Members,

I would like thank the members of Bray Golf Club for the warm welcome you have given me during my time in Bray. The facilities and golf course are one of the best in the Wicklow region and I was proud to present the facilities to the guests of the club. 

The club is highly active and competitions, in particular, are going great with huge participation. Each week I compare the numbers with local clubs and Bray is consistently the most active within the region. I have enjoyed working with Michael McCormack on incentives to bring new members to the club and create a friendly club environment, which has seen a significant increase in new members in the club. I have also enjoyed working with Derek Gallagher on creating a fun competition environment.

Over the last few years I have helped the club professional in Blainroe Golf Club with coaching programmes and have made a lot of friends in Blainroe. Due to unforeseen circumstances, the professional has had to take early retirement and the position became available. I was very reluctant to apply as I was really enjoying my work in Bray. However, I have developed a deep connection with Blainroe over the last few years and I felt it was an opportunity that I couldn’t pass. Blainroe Golf Club have 50 acres of land across the road from the club and the plan is develop a golf academy over the next few years. 

I will continue to coach the Ladies, Beginners and Junior’s for the next five weeks and will work with the management committee to find a suitable replacement to continue the coaching should there be a gap between my departure and the incoming Professional starting.

For members who have credit within the shop, I have new summer stock in and all clothing is 20 % off with selected winter gear at 50% off. Shoes and golf bags are also at 20% off. If there is not anything you like and would like to build up credit I can pass on credit to the new professional. For anyone with lesson vouchers, I will be available the next 5 weeks for coaching and I will also continue to coach at the driving range in Greystones for the future - if this doesn’t suit I can issue a refund to you or you can use the voucher in the shop to purchase something. Hopefully the weather will warm up and I am looking forward to seeing you all in the club over the next 5 weeks. Have a great golfing season to all.

David Lewis.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank David for his time and efforts over his very short tenure with us and wish him the very best in his new position with Blainroe Golf Club.

Kind regards,
Management Committee.