Lean On Me #LiveableLimerick
By purchasing a voucher, you are helping your favourite local business receive the funds it needs to be able to re-open. Plus it is a way for you to have prepaid vouchers to spend when your favourite business reopens.
Many local businesses may face closing completely due the COVID-19 Pandemic. As a community we need to protect our local traders. This is YOUR way to lend a shoulder for your favourite shop or supplier to lean on.
Your money will go via Stripe to the segregated client account at GRID FINANCE to be transferred by them to your chosen business(es). It does not go to LiveableLimerick or any of the other supporters.
Gary Howie – PGA Professional
Gary moved to Castletroy Golf Club in June 2017 having served as Head Golf Professional at Adare Manor Golf Resort for 10 years. Prior to that, he managed Golf Clement Ader, Paris and spent two seasons at Killarney Golf and Fishing Club in County Kerry.
Originally, from the West Coast of Scotland, Gary learned to play his amateur golf at West Kilbride Golf Club and trained to become a qualified PGA Professional there. Married to Kerry woman Helen and with two Limerick-born children, Tom and Ali, Gary is well settled in Limerick and enjoys the diversity of his role as Castletroy’s Club Professional.
His daily routine includes meeting and greeting Members, their Guests, and Visitors to Castletroy, coaching all levels of players at the Club and managing his retail business.
Jack Ryan – Assistant PGA Professional
Jack joined the Castletroy Pro Shop team in March 2019 where he quickly established himself as an integral part of the cohort of staff who run the Pro Shop on a day-to-day basis. Jack’s passion for coaching and fitting comes from a mix of a very impressive amateur career and work experience gained at Adare Manor Golf Resort, Boca West Country Club in Florida, Charleville Golf Club and most recently in a Managerial position at McGuirks Golf Store in Tralee. He has an extensive knowledge of the golf swing and is able to marry your swing to the best equipment available matching individual needs. Jack is highly qualified to fit and coach players at all levels. He is in year 1 of the PGA Training Diploma, making great progress through the course. We wish him well for the next two years and many more in the golf industry…this young man will go far!
Tom Collins – Pro Shop Assistant
Tom is the original Pro Shop team Member, having been with Castletroy Golf Club since 2016 and was instrumental in assisting Gary’s integration into Castletroy Golf Club. Although not a golfer as a junior player, Tom has taken up the game in the past few seasons and enjoys the game and the thrill of being involved in the industry. Tom assists with shop merchandising, rental equipment maintenance, club repairs and is hugely popular with all our Members (though especially with our Lady Members!?) for his friendly attitude and excellent customer service levels. Tom is currently studying Strength and Conditioning at the Thurles Institute of Technology and hopes to be part of our coaching offering in the very near future.