Dear Fellow Golfers,
My name is Greg Andreasen and it is an honor to introduce myself
2015-2016 Men's Captain at Almouj Club in Muscat, Oman. I
grew up in a small town in the state of Maine in the United States.
I am fortunate to experience this special country of Oman with my
beautiful wife Michele and our two daughters Madeleine (7) and
Isabelle (5). Oman has provided a great atmosphere to raise a
family with the golf course being one of the amenities here that
our entire family takes full advantage of.
I have been in Oman for 4 wonderful years and have had the
pleasure to be a member of this fantastic golf course for all of
them. I have seen and experienced many changes over those 4 years
and look forward working with the fantastic staff as well as my
fellow Ladies captain, Susan McInnes to further improve the Almouj
experience for our members.
I started my career by moving to Houston, Texas and taking a
position as an engineer in the Oil and Gas industry. After living
in Houston to 3 years, we made the big leap and accepted an
international job in Dubai, UAE. This was a great starting point
for our international career. It provided a smooth transition
into this exciting and new experience. It also paved the way for me
to start playing more golf then I previously had in Texas, as well
as introduce the game to my wife, Michele. Some people think that
introducing your spouse to the game is a bad idea because the game
is used as a getaway. I view it from different perspective in this
golf is a very obsessive game and having your spouse share the
passion makes the game a little more enjoyable. I truly enjoy
getting out on the course regularly with my family and Almouj
provides a great facility and atmosphere to allow us to do
My first memories of golf was in my grandparents' back yard
playing with old clubs that my grandfather had cut down for me. I
played many competitive sports growing up, but golf was not one of
them. Golf was more of a game that I would play with my friends and
family to have fun. Each summer if my grades were good enough, my
parents would award me with a junior golf membership at our local
course. My friends and I would get dropped off early in the morning
and have to wait around until the course was not busy and then the
Pro would allow us to go out to make sure we caused as little
disturbances as possible. This is truly were I developed the love
of the game and it has been with me since. I still make the effort
each summer to go back and have a game or a few at the course I
grew up playing.
I am very eager to build on the great foundation that my
predecessors, William and Aaron, established during their tenure. I
believe that Susan and I have some great ideas to assist in
developing the club. One of our major goals is to try to build up
the social aspects of the club and as always we are here to assist
if anyone has any ideas they would like to put forward.
I look forward to having a wonderful season and I look forward
to seeing you all on and off the course.
My name is Susan McInnes and I am honoured to be this years Lady
Captain at Almouj Golf Club. I am a Scots lass from Lossiemouth, a
small fishing town on the North East coast of Scotland. I am
married to Alan and have 2 sons, Jamie who lives in Aberdeen,
Scotland and Ashley in Houston, Texas. Both boys work in the
Oil Industry like their father and both are avid golfers...in fact
we are and always have been a keen golfing family.
I learned to play golf on the Moray Links at Lossiemouth where
my father first taught me as a child and then later the local pro
Mr Jimmy Mckenzie, instilled in me a love for the game that I
continue to enjoy here at Almouj Golf Club in Oman.
Alan and I both worked in Oman back in the 80's and played
our golf at Ghallah Wentworth with a small piece of AstroTurf and
"browns" for greens ! In those days I worked for the
Royal Oman Police Hospital as a midwife. What a
transformation we have seen in Muscat and the surrounding area on
our return some 30 years later !! It is still a very
hospitable, beautiful country with such lovely people and we
feel we have come "home"
to where we started our expat life. Prior to moving to
Muscat we lived in Houston, Texas for 8yrs, Aberdeen in Scotland
where we have lived most of our married life and also Stavanger in
I see my role as one of a continuation of our two former lady
captains Kim and Avis who have done a marvelous job in promoting
women's golf within our club. The Wave Almouj has created a
welcoming environment with a wonderful golfing facility offering
opportunity to both learn and play golf whilst also having fun with
like minded golfers in both a social and competitive setting.
We continue to grow in numbers and have some excellent
lady golfers in our midst for us all to emulate. We
have a full competitive ladies program through the season and now
have a ladies inter club tournament with the other Muscat clubs to
test our skills in other terrains. We are also keen to see
more ladies progressing on to the championship course firstly
through the lesson programs and from playing regularly on the Par 3
I look forward to working alongside our club professionals
Marcus, Josh and Steve and extended golf team in the coming
season. I also congratulate Jamie to his new role as Director
of Golf and Mubarak in his new role as Club Manager. Finally,
I am also looking forward to working with the men's captain Greg
Andreasen in our collective efforts to help create a first class
golfing environment for all of our members at Almouj.
Happy Golfing ......Fore !!!