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 three Limerick-born children, Tom, Ali and Scott, 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 – Fully Qulified 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 successfully passed his final exams in the PGA Training Diploma in the autumn of 2022 having made great progress through the three year course while also very successfully competing on the Irish PGA domestic circuit and representing Castletroy Golf Club at the British Assistants Championships in London in 2022.
More recently Jack has become a first time father to Paddy in Spring 2023 and along with his partner Emma they are living in Limerick loving the new addition to their busy lives.
Please call in and say hello any time at the Pro Shop where there are no such things as strangers…just friends who are yet to meet!