YESTERDAY afternoon saw the PPUI launch its Strategic Plan for the period 2017-2021 in the presence of former Presidents, Patrons, NEC Officers, County/Regional Board officials and Glenville Pitch & Putt Club members at the Kiltipper Road course in Dublin.
The Plan which has been developed over the course of the last year under the Chairmanship of former NEC and FIPPA/EPPA Officer John Manning was formally unveiled in book form with John along with PPUI President Mervyn Cooney amongst those to speak at the event. Formally introducing the Plan and describing himself as a keen observer of the game, John Manning said it had been a privilege and an honour to be asked to work with the Sub-Committee which included Hon Secretary Michael Murphy, Development Manager Paul Hayes, Munster/Connacht Co-Ordinator Mark Keohane along with Darren Keogh (Ryston) and Ger Holland (RGSC).
Eight Meetings were held by the Group who also interacted through e-mail as the Chairman felt that a ‘happy medium’ had been struck in the objectives set out in this Strategic Plan and that it was not too ambitious or too conservative like previous plans. He said that it was focussed on six key pillars with the success of the plan depending on their delivery. PPUI President Mervyn Cooney meanwhile said it was appropriate that the Plan was formally unveiled in Glenville a year short of the club hosting the 2018 National Gents Strokeplay on its 70th anniversary. He complimented the time and energy that had been spent by the Sub-Committee on the Plan in the past year and felt that the needs of PPUI members are sufficiently addressed in the Plan.
The PPUI President said that it was a Strategic Plan that focussed on the competitive aspect of the game and felt that its success would depend on the resources and effort the Union were willing to put into it. Although they were not able to attend in person both local TD and Minister of State for Children Katherine Zappone as well as Minister of State for Sport Brendan Griffin wished the PPUI every success with the implementation of the Plan.
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