May 2016

Comments from the Chair : May 2016

With the summer almost upon us I would like to wish our members all the very best and have a successful golfing season. A number of members have received an email from the club requesting information relating to their subscription payments for 2016, please do not be offended by this request, we are aiming to reconcile the membership numbers against our bank statements as we are concerned that a small numbers of incorrect invoices may have been issued or in fact not issued at all and we are looking to tie this in with former members who have not renewed their membership. The aim is to give us a formative answer on the number of members have and the categories they fit into.

I would like to apologise to the members who were inconvenienced by visiting parties on the 7 th and 14 th of May. It is unfortunate that looking at the initial set of membership numbers we are becoming increasingly dependent of visiting parties and the green fee monies they provide. I can assure you that the last thing the board wish to do is create an inconvenience for our members. We are asking for you support when it comes to accommodating visiting parties on our course.

We have had a number of problems with the competition computer hardware and software. We believe the software issue that has dogged the senior’s competitions has now been sorted out and we are waiting for the keypad problem for the upstairs computer link to be rectified. The computer system could possibly do with an upgrade (125 suggestions?) and we thank you for your patience with this.

We have finally given the go ahead for the installation of the new cellar cooling equipment, as mentioned at the AGM. The installation work is due to start this week and will hopefully see us over the next 20 years or so.

The ladies and gents teams continue to progress in the Mail On Sunday competitions, good luck to them. Check the diary for Tuesdays and Wednesdays when the teams are playing league matches at home, I am sure they will be grateful for your support. A big thank you must go to Edward Alan Clark and David Marshall for their organisation and support during the Seniors Open Competition. Gentlemen members of 55 years old and over have the opportunity to join the seniors section, providing they are checked and vetted by Mr. Clark.

I wish to thank you once again for your continued support over the last month in what has been a somewhat challenging and interesting time for our golf club.

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