Minutes of Golf Section Committee Meeting

Held at Backworth Hall on the 13th January 2016

Matters Arising.

The secretary had spoken to Paul Himlin and the Welfare Manager regarding the possibility of hollow coring 2 weeks later than the current date. This would be on a trial basis and if the greens suffered as a result then the original date would be reinstated. Paul Himlin and John Robinson were both reluctant to agree to this, stating that other clubs in the area carried out hollow coring at this time.

The golf committee agreed that this matter should now be taken to the Trustees for their consideration.

The secretary suggested a change to the wording in the fixture book for the introduction of mats:

Fairway mats may be introduced at short notice during October or November depending on course

conditions. Members should ensure  they have one readily available during this period

The committee agreed that this would be preferable to a fixed start date.

Although the golf committee had agreed to raise the subject of the 5 year rolling program for the golf course at Trustees level time constraints had prevented any discussion. It is hoped that the matter will be discussed at the next Trustees meeting.

Secretary’s update

The secretary reported that the draw to win a year’s golf had been a success. Martyn Deck had won first prize and 4 others will have their golf levy paid by the golf section. He requested permission to run this on a yearly basis.

NUGC AGM will take place on the 25th January

The secretary had arranged a visit from representatives of England Golf as a follow up to a recently attended growth business forum. He invited the committee to attend.

Any other Business

Mr Gascoigne proposed running a 9 hole midweek stableford competition during the summer season with a weekly sweep and the member with the best 6 scores throughout the season winning a trophy on presentation night. He suggested a £2 entry into the competition and £1 for the sweep. Mr McLeen informed the committee that masterscoreboard was already set up for these competitions and they would qualify for handicap purposes thus allowing members who were unable or did not wish to play 18 holes to retain their handicap. This was seconded by Mr Thompson and accepted by the committee.