Minutes of Golf Section Committee Meeting

Held at Backworth Hall on the 9th November 2016

Secretary’s update

The long standing issue of trolley storage and associated health and safety risks have been resolved by the Trustees. All members currently storing a trolley in this area will be requested to remove them by the end of December. Trolley’s remaining at the end of this period will be removed and stored in a secure location until claimed. Any trolley’s still not claimed by the 1st April 2017 may be disposed of.

35 members have paid towards our presentation evening.

90 numbers have been purchased for the draw to win a year’s golf in 2017 out of the 250 available. The secretary requested that members be approached on presentation evening.

A request from the Chairman of the Trustees to allow members to play social golf during Saturday competitions was rejected by the committee. NFTR have already been implemented on Sunday’s to accommodate those members who do not wish to play in competitions.

Treasurer’s Report

Current account:                     £8520

Golf Levies to date:                £5975

Trophy Levies to date:            £6803

Expenditure:   Phone Bill £77.27  Normal

Any other Business

After discussing a request from Mr Himlin to make all bunkers GUR until further notice, the committee decided to implement his suggestion with immediate effect, however he will be informed that if conditions improve every effort should be made to re-instate the hazards. If bunkers are put back into play then “rake and place” will be trialled until the end of the year.

Mr Graham Willis will be invited to attend our Presentation Evening as a guest.

The committee also agreed that following our Club Championship competition the best 8 competitors will be invited to play in a matchplay competition playing for the Graham. Willis Trophy. Members will be informed at the AGM

There were further lengthy discussions on the storage of trolley’s and buggies and the cost implications to the golf committee and Welfare. Although the majority of the committee were in favour of the purchase of containers a full costing would have to be carried out before implementation. Mr Thompson volunteered to take the lead on the cost implications involved in purchasing a site office container for trolley storage. Mr T Gascoigne agreed to take the lead on the costing for a container to store buggies.

Mr Pearson noted that containers that used to be stored at the rear of the premises had been removed on the instructions of English Heritage.

The secretary suggests that one of the lead organisers contact the Welfare Manager regarding the ruling by English Heritage and how that may impact on any future deployment of containers around the Hall, before any costing commences.