Just before Christmas Joan approached the Club requesting to step down from the rigours of coaching. While Joan is not a teaching professional, her program has certainly enthused and started many on their golf journeys. We are fortunate at North Ryde that we will now be able to call on the skills and experience of Marty, our Head Professional and his team, including the newly appointed Chloe Han, to take over the Cadet and Junior program. We are grateful that Joan stayed on for the first month of the year (February) to commence the 2023 year program as this allowed us precious time to formulate the successive program and coordinate teaching resources.
Previously Joan was understandably bestowed the honour of Life Membership at the Club for her fantastic contributions. It is only fitting therefore that now, on the handover of the program that we honour Joan's service and achievements. Accordingly, we welcome your attendance at the Farewell to be held at Clubhouse on Friday Evening, 17 March 2023 after the Friday Night Meat Raffles where President Mark Mathieson will make a presentation to Joan.
We are happy to announce that Joan is handing the baton to one of her own proteges - Chloe Han. After first going through Joan's program many years ago, Chloe matriculated on to become a PGA member and teaching professional. Most recently she has been working and teaching at Strathfield Golf Club. Marty was successfully able to lure Chloe back to her home Club where she is looking forward to commencing and assisting taking over the Junior Program which is where she first started her golfing journey. Previously a Junior Champion, Chloe starts on Sunday, 5 March so pop in and say g'day. Although well known to many of our long-term members, Chloe will enjoy meeting and coaching not only our Juniors but is also available for private lessons.