Well I did say in my notes last month that the summer was almost upon us, but after the last week I may have to withdraw that comment, however the weather will improve!
I would like to say a big thank you to `Pop` and his fellow green-staff for their efforts in presenting the course in its current condition. We have received numerous comments from visitors, be it visiting parties or team players from other clubs on how well the course looks and a pleasure to play. This is equally rewarding for the club to hear as well as `Pop`s` team after what was a very challenging winter and wet spring for them to bring the course up to present condition. The course and the members are the biggest assets we have a Ryton and will always be our highest priority.
You are all aware of our 125 anniversary year and I would like to mention the fantastic efforts by Keith Pearson, Bev Wears and Paul Whittaker in the organisation of events for this celebration; I am sure every one of you has been badgered by Keith to put your name on the Domino Cards. We are still looking for your suggestions on what to do with the funds raised during the 125 year, the total now stands at £3000 with a new target of £4000 so please get your thinking caps on and come forward with ideas that will benefit the club and its members.
Our Ladies and Gents teams have unfortunately been beaten in the Mail On Sunday competitions but I can say it has been a marvellous effort by all concerned, thank you.
Our membership numbers and green fees are down on last year’s figures to the end of May. This is being closely monitored as it has a direct impact on our cash flow with the bank. The control of costs it imperative in the current climate and all expenditure is being scrutinised to ensure no unnecessary costs are generated.
Thank you once again for your continued support of Ryton Golf Club.