Minutes of Golf Section Committee Meeting

Held at Backworth Hall on the 10th August 2016


The secretary had received a letter from Mr Ken Little appealing against his handicap reduction on Captains Day

Secretary’s update

The secretary reported that we have 2,000 score cards left and as yet no firm sponsor for the new ones. Winter score card will hopefully be purchased and funded in part by sponsorship.

Treasurer’s Report

Current Account Balance:      £7038

Golf Levies to date:                £5750 (Last year £6000)

Trophy Levies:                                   £4992.40 (Last year £4580)

Team meals for July/Aug:     £873.

 All meals now paid for. Total for season: £2133. (Last year £2795. Shows a saving of £662)

A new hose for the compressor cost £33.

Unsold County Cards  will be returned as soon as possible, hopefully by the end of the month.

Welfare report

There was no Welfare report however Mr Carruthers had raised a number of issues with the Welfare Manager: Hole placement on the greens, drainage in bunkers and the state of the road leading up to the first tee.

The subject of a replacement golf buggy had also been discussed with the Manager.

Handicap Secretary’s Report.

Due to the recent spell of dry weather only one fixture had been postponed. The Andy Dixon Trophy will now take place on the 10th September. The 9 and 18 hole competitions were well supported.

Junior attendance at the Sunday coaching sessions run by Graham Cant were well attended.

Kieran Buchan won the Junior Championship. His name will be added to the honour boards, which will be the first name added in 3 years.

Mr Pearson thanked Trevor and Neil Gascoigne for their support during the competition.

Captain’s Report

There had been 3 league games since the last meeting: Backworth beat Tynemouth 10-2 but had lost to Whitley Bay and Westerhope. There is 1 game left and the team are on track to produce their best finish in the league for many years. Neil Gascoigne and Andy Stokoe are tying for best player of the year.

The Captain thanked Herbie Meldrum, Malcolm McLean, Alfie Pearson and the catering staff for the support on his Captains Day/ Evening.

Competition entry sheets are now displayed in the locker room for the Triangular matches and remaining Captains competitions.

Senior Organisers Report

2 Senior league games had been played since the last meeting and we won both 8-4. The last game of the season will be away to Gosforth.

Any other Business

Mr Harvey voiced his concern that Trolley storage in the men’s locker area had become a Health and Safety issue and access to the washroom was being blocked by inconsiderate trolley storage. After some discussion the committee decided on the following course of action: Only members who currently hire a locker are permitted to store their trolley in this area, they must be labelled with a members name or welfare number and their locker number and stored so that they do not obstruct access to the men’ washroom. If the above rules are not adhered to the committee may decide to remove all trolleys from this area.