Bernard Gibbons Honoured at Golfer’s Guide to Ireland Awards Ceremony
Powerscourt Golf Club Manager Bernard Gibbons was recognised in the golf industry this week at the Golfers Guide to Ireland Awards Night 2015 which took place on Monday evening at the Druid’s Glen Resort in Wicklow. Bernard was presented with a plaque to acknowledge his outstanding service in the golf industry by Golfer’s Guide editor Paddy McCarthy ahead of Bernard’s upcoming retirement from Powerscourt Golf Club. Everyone at the event enjoyed speeches about Bernard’s golfing career over the past 50 years.
With nearly 50 years’ experience in the golf industry, Bernard has enjoyed a wide and varied career since beginning as an apprentice to the legendary John Jacobs at age 15 at the driving range in Leopardstown Race Course. His numerous roles have included Golf Professional, RTÉ golf pundit and commentator, Chairman of the Golf Course Owners Association and board member of the Special Olympics Committee. He has been at the helm of Powerscourt for the past 17 years since the golf club opened in 1997.
Pictured at the Golfer’s Guide to Ireland 2015 Awards are L-R Eamonn D’Arcy (Former Ryder Cup Player), Matt Sands (General Manager, Cork Golf Club) Mary Mitchell-O’Connor (TD, Fine Gael) andBernard Gibbons (General Manager, Powerscourt Golf Club)