September 2015

Secretary’s update

Joint Working Party: The Secretary reported that since the disbanding of the greens committee the ladies section were having difficulty voicing any concerns they had with the course and it’s upkeep. It was decided at the Joint Working Party that during those bi-monthly meetings any issues relating to the course would be discussed and taken to the Trustees for their attention. There were two items of note from the Ladies section: A request that they be allowed to play social golf from the red tees, during the summer months and a request to hold their invitation day on a Thursday. The committee had no objections to either however their invitation day must be scheduled on a Thursday when there was no league of senior competition.

Draw to win a year’s golf : 109 tickets have currently been sold from the 220 available.

Treasurer’s Report

The relevant account figures as at 7 Sep are:

Golf Levies: £6125

Trophy Levies: £5650

Team meals: £2795.15 (+ £290 on last year)

Current Account Balance: £7322.27

Captain’s Report

The Captain was disappointed that the league representatives had not attended any league home game in 2015

A letter has been received from the Captain of Northumberland praising Backworth for the condition of the course and our hospitality.

After two rounds Backworth were ahead in the triangular matches between Blyth and Newbiggin. Baring a major disaster Backworth should go on the regain the Trophy last won in 2010 under the Captaincy of Jim Renwick.

A notice had been received from NUGC regarding the bi-annual dinner.

The Captain concluded by reporting that the details of the league dinner were now on the notice board.

Senior Organisers Report

Mr Harvey reported that the seniors league had concluded and Backworth had finished 3rd.

There is one more senior competition to complete, the Canning Reed Trophy.

The final friendly match against Wallsend had been played and Backworth had retained the Seniors Challenge Trophy, played over two legs.

In the Field day challenge Backworth had finished a creditable second behind Blyth