Tuesday’s Twin Towns AGM provided significant recognition for Club Banora golfers. Our current Ladies Captain was elected a Life Member for her significant contribution made to Banora ladies golf over 30 plus years. Congratulations Pauline Ryan.
Also, congratulations to Brian Brown who was elected Twin Towns Chair immediately after the AGM. Brian was President of Club Banora Men’s Golf from 2007 to 2009 and is one of a number of past golf presidents who have made a significant contribution on the Twin Towns Board.
He was preceded on the Twin Towns Board by Men’s Golf inaugural President Mick Lacey and Roy Felmingham who was Men’s Golf President from 1985 to 1989. Today’s golfers wait on a seat near the 2nd Tee that commemorates Roy’s contribution to Twin Town and Club Banora golf. Ron Lewis who was Men’s Golf President from 1993 to 1995 also made a significant contribution on the Twin Towns Board. Golf Veterans President, Tom Noonan also served on the Twin Towns Board at the end of the 2000s.
Mick, Roy and Ron are Life Members of Twin Towns. Mick is #2 on the Life Member Honour Board behind, arguably the most influential Twin Towns member of all time, Mick Winters. Pauline is now on the illustrious list at #42 and joins long term partner Max Jessop who is listed at #36. Pauline and Max have given well over 60 years combined service to the delivery of Club Banora Golf. Inaugural Ladies Golf President, Lucy Turner is also on the Life Member list at #27.
Congratulations also to Brian’s nominated Deputy Chair, Dave Phillips. Dave was awarded an OAM in 2019 and has a distinguished career in the armed forces. He has strong links to the RSL movement and is also an active Rotarian with the local Club that Banora Golf supported with an annual gala fund raising day during the decades when Men’s Golf Saturday fields were well beyond 100.