Minutes of Golf Section Committee Meeting

Held at Backworth Hall on the 20th July 2016

Secretary’s update

The secretary is to email all members offering advertising opportunities for their business.

Paul Himlin had acquired 4 rolls of artificial turf for use on the course.

Treasurer’s Report

Current Account Balance:      £7182

Golf Levies to date:                £5650 (Last Year £5875 =  -9 members)

Trophy Levies:                                   £4236.20  (Last Year £3696)

Team Meals June:                  £434  (Total to date £1260)

Invitation Day:                                   Income £360  Expenditure £240

No other significant expenditure to report.

Handicap Secretary’s Report.

The handicap secretary reported that the Andy Dixon competition had been postponed due to inclement weather. He went on to commend the Captain and Vice Captain for allowing one of the Juniors to play as reserve in the home league games.

Captain’s Report

In the league games Backworth had beaten Morpeth away 7-5 followed by a 12-0 win against Gosforth at home. At the moment we are lying 13th however our next games are at home to Tynemouth and Westerhope. Backworth are still on course to qualify for the most improved team in 2016.

Neil Gascoigne, James Cockburn and Lee Matthewson represented Backworth in the Division 2 team championship which resulted in the club being promoted to Division 1. Congratulations to Neil Gascoigne who had the best gross score in Division 2.

Senior Organisers Report

Mr Harvey reported that there were 3 league games to complete and the senior competitions were up to date.

Any other Business

Mr McKeen reported that the road up to the 1st tee was in need of repair.

Mr Pearson voiced his concern about the lack of buggies currently available for use. Mr Carruthers reported that this matter had been raised at a Trustees meeting.

Mr Pearson reported that a number of juniors were attending coaching sessions with Graham Cant and junior competitions were pencilled in for the coming weeks. A discussion took place about funding Mr Cant for his time.

The Chairman reported that a Newcastle United league member had deliberately damaged a course sign at Backworth during his round. The league, once informed of this damage, had suspended the player concerned for 2 games. In light of the action taken by the league the committee decided against billing his home club for the damage to our course.