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Enderby Warren Golf Society

2015 Annual General Meeting

Wednesday 18th February 2015, 7.00pm

Present: Committee Members

Ingrid Turner, Lynda Milner, Gordon Milner, Gaynor Bursill, Peter Bursill, Keith Gotch, Don Murfitt, John Addy

Present: Society Members

Keith Whitaker, Gordon Turner, John Ryan, Ernie Francis, Pete Cooper, Maurice Holloway, Trevor Amos, John Hayton, Ray Beach, Terry Bown, Andy Clarke, Paul Danvers, Mike Bunting, Andrew Cooke, Martin Gotch, Denise Davies, Jeff Hing, Tom Debrex, Ivan Randall, John Carr, Ken Bryan.

Apologies: Society Members Written Apologies

Brian Ball, Brian Shepherd, Tony Brown, Hamid Khan, Tony Morriss, Kevin Roberts, Arthur Langton, Brian McMillan.

Minutes of Previous Meeting

The minutes of the last AGM are posted on the notice board and have been posted on the website. There were no queries concerning the accuracy, and they were accepted as a true record.

 

Committee Secretaries’ Reports

Chairperson’s Report: Ingrid Turner

Welcome everyone and thank you for attending this AGM. I trust you have got your free drink, one of our little perks to entice you here this evening. Sorry if parking has been a problem, most evenings are the same. Mondays are a bit better, so maybe this is something to consider for the future. I hope that you have all signed in this evening, as this ensures that you are eligible to play in the Chairman’s Cup.

Our membership this year although initially low, probably because of the economic situation, has gradually increased and at the end of the season stood at 53. We have recruited a few more ladies and it is hoped that even more will join in this coming season.

Improvements to the course continue to be made. The 150m markers were established this year to give help in judging distances when we play at other courses. Although the card distances are not accurate, these 150 yard markers are. Nobby, a former member, kindly came and marked out the distances for us. Also we have had more sprinklers put in place which will help maintain the greens. Litter on the course is an issue. Please put your litter in the bins provided. If we members are seen to do this it does encourage visitors to do the same.

This year we moved our Presentation Dinner to Leicester Bowling Club. This was well received and the race night proved to be very successful. We have to thank Keith for this initiative. Thank you Keith. Paul once again has produced some brilliant photos of the evening. If you haven’t seen them yet do take time to see them on the notice board. Once again, many thanks go to Paul.

Chris in the shop continues to contribute to the Society, so our thanks go to him.

I have been the Chair of the society now for 9 years from 2006 to the present day. Unfortunately, I now find it difficult to play 18 holes and so have decided to step down. I believe that all committee members should be seen as well as heard. As Chair it is particularly important to have a presence on the course so that people know who you are. I feel privileged to have represented the Society and have greatly enjoyed my role and I am more than happy to continue to contribute in whatever way I can. I would like to wish the Committee and the Society all the very best for the future.

Now I would like you all to put your hands together to show your appreciation for all the work done by our Committee, who work behind the scenes ensuring the Society’s smooth running.

Thank you.

 

Treasurer’s Report: Lynda Milner

The Treasurer’s Report for the financial year ending 18th February 2015 is as follows:

I am happy to report that membership numbers for the current year were slightly up on last year. The majority of our 51 members did regularly take part in the various competitions on offer.

When entering competitions, please ensure that the correct fee of £1, your name and the name of the competition is clearly marked on the card. Making up your own names for these competitions can be confusing especially when 2 or 3 competitions are running concurrently.

The Chairman’s Cup raised £46 and the Spring Shield raised £40, a slight fall on last year as we raised £61 and £56 respectively. (I believe the fall in numbers may have been due to the cold and wet weather). The Seniors Cup was well supported and raised £48, well up on last year.  The Autumn Shield raised £42 which was about average for that competition.

The Summer League raised £104, a little down on last year. However, we did have an excellent turn out for the Winter League which raised a total of £119, resulting in an extra £33 up on last year – well done to all those who took part.

The Ryder Pairs raised £36, the Fur and Feather £18 and the Ladies 9-hole competition raised £6 - about average for those competitions.

The monthly Stableford competitions are usually well supported, but takings were significantly down on last year at £82 - we managed to raise £179 last year.

Total competition funds for the year amounted to £545 compared with £641 for last year – a difference of £96 – still a good result for the present membership.

For our annual presentation dinner members and guests totalling 56 were treated to a horse racing evening which proved very popular and entertaining.  As in previous years the Society subsidised the entertainment and the raffle.

Finally, the opening balance for the year was £1100.36

The total income for the year amounted to £2419.51

Expenditure for the year amounted to £2591.07

The closing balance for the year is £928.80

The subscription fee of £10 is due on the 1st March.

Those wishing to pay tonight, will of course receive a £2 reduction.

 

Competition Secretary’s Report: Keith Gotch

 

First of all I would like to personally thank all the members, who have taken part in the competitions last year, and made it a successful season. The competition season started in March 2014 with the Spring Shield and finished with the Winter League in January 2015.

Welcome to the New Members

I would like to welcome the new members, who have joined this year and competed in the competitions, and found out the more you proceed in the competitions your handicap will be chopped by our Handicap Secretary Gordon Milner, by far the most popular committee member!

Issues and Solutions

As I am sure you are aware, I had problems with the competitions that were taking far too long to be completed. Most of the competitions were taking 12 to 13 weeks past the end date. There are 10 to 12 days in between each round, which I think is quite reasonable to arrange to play a game of golf.

One of the main problems is the 5 day members arranging to play a 7 day member. In most cases the 7 day member goes to work, and is unable to play in the week, for most taking a day off is not possible. In the summer with long evenings playing after normal work hours should not be a problem.

For times of the year when there is less daylight, the committee has arranged with the Golf shop to allow the 5 day members to play for a twilight payment if they have to play at the weekend. When this occurs the Society will compensate the 5 day member for the additional cost.

I have decided that I need to be stricter to keep the competitions on schedule in 2015. If the two players are unable to agree on a time and date to play the match within the schedule, it will be down to Competition Secretary to come to a decision as to whether or not the match should be conceded.

Monthly Stableford’s

The Monthly Stableford Competition did not attract enough support. I would therefore recommend the Society gives the winner of each competition a £10 voucher instead of a trophy at the Presentation Evening.

The above recommendation was accepted by a show of hands.

Members can play in the Monthly Stableford as many times as they wish every month, except September, when we have the 3 Club Challenge Competition which is called the Fur & Feather Competition. Where you can also win vouchers for 1st 2nd and 3rd places.

Each competition will cost £1 a game as with all the other competitions. So let us all try and give them a go.

Ryder Pairs Competition

The Competition Secretary should make sure that the 5 day members, low and high handicappers are paired together, and the same with 7 day members where possible. That should make the competition run a lot easier.

Christmas Golf Away Day

Last December we had a Christmas Golf Away Day at Whetstone Golf course. We could not have asked for better day for the weather, the golf and the food. So I have put that competition on the calendar for this season, and we will see if the weather is kind to us again.

 

Competition

Winners

Players Entered

Spring  Shield

Tony Dewick

21

Chairman’s Cup

Brian Ball

25

Ladies Trophy

Denise Davies

4

Ryder pairs

Jeff Hing & Tony Brown

14

Summer League

Hamid Khan

24

Summer League Knockout Final

Keith Gotch

8

Senior Cup

Jeff Hing

24

Autumn Shield

Tom Debrex

25

Winter League

Trevor Amos

32

Grand Champion

Keith Gotch

4

Monthly Stableford

Keith Gotch (3) John Addy (2) Ernie Francis (1) Tony Dewick (1)

 

There were 74 score cards from 18 players for the Monthly Stablefords

Fur & Feather

1st Pete Cooper 2nd Ken Bryan
3
rd Jeff Hing

 

Christmas Golf Day

Martin Gotch

28


 

 

At the Presentation Evening, I personally saw something was missing when there was no trophies for the 6 runners up in the Major Competitions.  I think if you get to a Major final you deserve to get a trophy as a reward. As my predecessor did not give trophies for the runners up; I just continued to do the same programme for the Presentation Evening. If I am Competition Secretary again, I will be asking the Committee to recognise the runners up for a trophy for the Major Competitions, if there are enough finances in the Society. This proposal was widely supported by members

Finally, I would like thank Paul Danvers for the help he has given me through my first season.

 

Handicap Secretary’s Report: Gordon Milner

Good evening ladies and gentlemen.

I do not have a lot to say about handicaps so this year I thought I would start with a little quiz.

Before you rush to answer this question give it a little thought: “Which competition is called ‘THE AUTUMN LEAGUE’”?

By a show of hands, how many of you think it is the Autumn Shield?

How many of you think it is the Winter League?

The response from members was quite confusing!

The answer is, the card was entered for the Winter League. This is just one example of cards being entered with incorrect details.

I stand up here every year, and I say to everyone just take a few minutes after your game to check that the details on the card are correct.

I have cards here where there are no scores entered at all! There are cards with entries in player A column, with 1/2s 1s and dashes entered. I have cards where there is no player B on either card.

I have at least 2 lots of cards where player A is the same on both cards and player B is the same on both cards.

I can not tell you how many cards are presented with no competition entered.

Allow me to finish by congratulating the majority of you, and thanking you for filling in the cards correctly. It makes life so much easier for sorting out handicaps, for entering the correct money in the accounts and sorting out the competitions.


Away Days Secretary’s Report: Gaynor Bursill

Gaynor started by thanking everyone for attending the meeting and particularly those that had attended the Away Days.

Gaynor then gave brief account of the activities on the 2014 EWGS Tour

The first Away Day of the year in March was at Melton Mowbray Golf Club was a very successful event. The 21 members who took part played their golf in arctic conditions and negotiated several snow drifts. All but 5 wimps suffering from frost bite completed the course.

The second leg of the EWGS Tour was held at the Nottinghamshire Golf and Country Club on Wednesday 30th April. An excellent turn out of 22 members took part in ideal weather conditions. The Course was in great condition. However, the numerous water hazards seemed to be fitted with ball magnets, causing many members to lose their balls.

The May event was cancelled due to bad weather.

The June leg of the Tour was held at Beedles Lake. It was attended by 20 members who enjoyed a fabulous day's golf on a super course in glorious sunshine. It was pleasing to see new members taking part and winning prizes. Maybe their handicaps will come under scrutiny!

Round 5 of the EWGS Tour was at Whetstone Golf Club and incorporated the Society's version of the Ryder Cup, any similarity to the event of the same name at The Gleneagles Hotel, Perthshire, Scotland in September is purely unintentional. Even though Europe won. 23 Members enjoyed playing this challenging course in ideal weather conditions. Gaynor’s contacts with the higher authority were certainly paying off.

The August leg of the EWGS tour was at Humberstone Heights. 23 members and guests enjoyed this challenging golf course in ideal weather conditions, dry but not too hot with a breeze that needed taking into account. The Course Management kindly donated additional prizes.

Round seven of the EWGS tour was played at the picturesque Whitefields Golf Club overlooking Draycote Water. 18 members including a welcome guest enjoyed playing this high quality challenging course in ideal weather. The game was followed by probably the best Ham, Eggs and Chips on this year’s tour.

The October and final Away Day of the year was at Scraptoft Golf Club, 23 members enjoyed excellent golfing weather on a course that was in superb condition for late autumn.

The 2015 tour starts on 25th March and will be at Cosby Golf Club and cost will be £26.

Members thanked Gaynor for her work in the usual manner.

 

Nominations and Election for Committee Members 2014:

As Ingrid had announced her intention to stand down as Chairperson Ernie Francis after much arm twisting had undertook to put himself up to fill the role.

Ingrid had made it clear in her report how much she cared about the wellbeing of the society and stated that she would like to continue making a contribution. However she understood the constitution limited the number of committee members to 8.

John Addy suggested that the meeting amended the constitution to allow an additional member, Paul Danvers made the proposal and Martin Gotch seconded that she be nominated to serve on the Committee. The proposal was accepted with a large majority.

After the meeting, reference to the constitution revealed that it does allow for up to 3 additional members and the power to co-opt others if it thinks fit.

None of the nominees for the positions on the 2014 Committee were opposed therefore the following nominees were elected:

Ernie Francis

Chairperson

John Addy

Minute Secretary

Lynda Milner

Treasurer –

Gordon Milner

Handicap Secretary

Keith Gotch

Competition Secretary

Gaynor Bursill

Away Day Secretary

Don Murfitt, Peter Bursill and Ingrid Turner

Committee Members

 

 

Motions/Proposals put before the AGM:

Memorial Cup

Maurice Holloway had tabled a proposal that as a tribute to valued deceased members such as Alf Bangs, the Society nominates one of the Monthly Stableford competitions in their memory the trophy to be called the Memorial Cup and all proceeds from that competition be donated to a suitable charity of the winner’s choice. It was proposed that the competition be played early in the year.

By a show of hands the proposal was accepted.

Sponsorship for Away Days

Maurice also proposed that the Society endeavours to get sponsors for additional trophies for each away day that would be played for year on year. There was some concern about the practicalities of getting sponsorship as most members no longer have business contacts.

The proposal was put to a vote and not accepted.

 

Any Other Business

Society Golf Shirts

Martin Gotch produced a sample of a golf shirt bearing the Society Logo, that was of good quality, and which his business contact could produce for us at approx £10. It was suggested that the shirt become the standard strip for Away Days.

After some discussion it was agreed that Martin goes ahead, after members are balloted on their choice of colour. Paul Danvers undertook to produce a poster and voting form for display on the website and Cafe Notice Board.  

 

Presentation to Ingrid

 

After the formalities of the meeting Lynda thanked Ingrid for all her work in her 9 years as Chair Person of the Society and presented her with a Card and Gift as a token of appreciation from members.

 

Date of Next AGM

 

The next AGM will be held on 17th February 2016 at 19.00

 

The meeting closed at 20.35.

 

John Addy

EWGS Minute Secretary

 

Agenda for 2015 AGM

Notice of 2015 AGM

2014 Annual General Meeting Minutes

Enderby Warren Golf Society

2014 Annual General Meeting

Wednesday 26th February 2014, 7.00pm

Present: Committee Members

Ingrid Turner, Lynda Milner, Gordon Milner ,Gaynor Bursill, Peter Bursill, Keith Gotch, Don Murfitt, John Baron, John Addy

Present: Society Members

Terry Bown, Ken Bryan, Andrew Clarke ,Peter Cooper, Paul Danvers, John Hayton,  Jeffrey Hing, Maurice Holloway Arthur Langton, John McDonald, Heather McDonald, Anthony Morriss, Betty Rudden, Brian Shepherd, Jeffrey Walker, Keith Whittaker.

Apologies: Society Members Written Apologies

Alf Bangs, Brian Ball, Tony Brown, Tony Dewick, John Ryan.

Minutes of Previous Meeting

The minutes of the last AGM are posted on the notice board and have been posted on the website. There were no queries concerning the accuracy and they were duly signed by Ingrid.

 

Committee Secretaries’ Reports

Chairperson’s Report: Ingrid Turner

Ingrid opened by welcoming everyone to the AGM and reminded those present to sign in to ensure eligibility to play in the Chairman’s Cup.

This year has gone very quickly and I’m sure most of you are looking forward to better weather for the start of the competitive year and the Away Days.

Our membership has gone down this year but I am sure it is mainly due to the adverse economic climate. However the members we have, had been very proactive and attendance at Away Days and Competition entries reflect that.

The Course continues to be well maintained with improvements to the irrigation systems for the greens. The steps on the 4th Tee have been refurbished. Unfortunately the 150 yd markers have all but disappeared. Chris has agreed to these being replaced and we are thinking along the lines of the out of bounds markers on the 2nd and 5th. These wooden stakes are securely driven in to make them difficult to remove. I will paint them up blue and white and Nobby Clarke a former member has agreed to measure the distances from the front of the greens using GPS technology. Accurate 150 yd markers will give help in judging distances when playing at other courses on Away Days.

This year we moved the Presentation Dinner Dance to Blaby Bowling Club. Having been at Cosby for 3 years we thought it was time for a change. Despite some people experiencing difficulty locating the venue the majority of people enjoyed the meal and the entertainment. It was great to have Vince our Green keeper and his wife as guests of honour. As guest of honour Vince presented the awards. We felt that by inviting him it went some way to acknowledging the work he does and showing our appreciation for that.

Paul Danvers once again produced some brilliant photos of the evening. Many thanks Paul. A montage of the photos is on the notice board.

Chris in the shop also deserves our thanks for all he contributes to the Society but I’m afraid I can not persuade him to come to the PDD.

Now as I conclude my report I would like you all to put you hands together for all the hard work done by the committee who work behind the scenes ensuring the Society’s smooth running.

 

Treasurer’s Report: Lynda Milner

The Treasurer’s Report for the financial year ending 26th February 2014 is as follows: 

Membership numbers for the current year were again down on previous years, however I am pleased to say that most of our 43 members did regularly take part in the various competitions on offer, thereby generating substantial funds for the Society.

All the major competitions were well supported by our members. The Chairman’s Cup, Autumn Shield and Seniors Cup actually raised slightly more funds than last year despite the fall in membership. The Spring Shield, Summer and Winter Leagues were down on last year but not significantly.

The monthly Stableford competitions are always well supported and raised £179 – possibly due to a few of our more spirited members regularly taking up the challenge - £29 up on last year.

The Ryder Pairs raised £32, the Fur and Feather raised £18 and the Ladies 9-hole competition raised £10 - about average for those competitions.

Total competition funds for the year amounted to £641 compared with £703 for last year – a difference of just £62 – an excellent result for the present membership.

The Presentation Dinner Dance proved successful again this year, with members and guests totalling 49 and the Society subsidised the event as it has in previous years.  The biggest outlays being for the Disco at £150 and £128 went towards the catering bill.  We raised a whopping £127 on the raffle.

The opening balance for the year was £1,089.55

The total income for the year amounted to £4,119.00

Expenditure for the year amounted to £4,108.19

The closing balance for the year is £1,100.36

Finally the subscription fee of £10 is due on the 1st March. Those wishing to pay tonight will of course receive a £2 reduction – well worth paying early!

 

Competition Secretary’s Report: John Baron

 

Despite a fall off in membership to the Society, from a competitions point of view it has been a successful year.

The Monthly Stableford produced 6 different winners, Kev Roberts, John Addy, John Baron, Tony Dewick, Alf Bangs and Maurice Holloway.  Despite Kev’s and Tony’s multiple entries, they only managed to win 2 each.  Thanks guys, your support is much appreciated.

The Summer League attracted 25 entries with

 

Highest Match Score

Tony Dewick

19+ Handicap Winner

Brian Ball

Senior Winner

Maurice Holloway

 Lady Winner

Ingrid Turner

Runner up

Brian Shepherd

 Champion

John Ryan

 

 

The Winter League attracted 22 entries with

 

Highest Match Score

Tim Betteridge

19+ Handicap Winner

Ken Bryan

Senior Winner

Don Murfitt

 Lady Winner

Heather McDonald

Runner up

Kev Roberts

 Champion

John Ryan

 

 

The Spring Shield attracted 30 entries with Alf Bangs winning against Paul Danvers

The Summer League Cup, a knock out of the top 8 of the Summer league was won by Keith Whitaker against Kev Roberts.

The Chairman’s Cup attracted 33 entries with John McDonald winning against Maurice Holloway.

The Seniors Cup attracted 19 entries with Pete Cooper winning against Paul Danvers

The Autumn Shield attracted 16 entries with Jeff hinging winning against Paul Danvers

The MS Ladies Trophy attracted 6 entries with Ingrid Turner winning against Gaynor Bursill

The Ryder Pairs attracted 11 pairs.  At the semi-final stage, Gordon Milner fell over playing bowls and had to retire.  His place was taken by John Baron, who had not previously entered due to holiday commitments.  The final, between Ingrid Turner and John McDonald against Tim Betteridge and John McDonald was conceded to Ingrid and John.  I have since learnt that Tim had been ill and was unreachable.


 

 

The Winter League progressed very well so we put on a Fur and Feather 3 club competition.  This was hit by the rain at the end of the year but the result was

 

 3rd Place

Ken Bryan

2nd Place

John Baron

1st Place

Pete Cooper

 

 

This year we introduced a new competition for away days.  The competition was for the best 5 Stableford points from 7 away days.  There were 35 players considered for the competition with

 

19+ Handicap Winner

Brian Shepherd

Senior Winner

Kev Roberts

 Lady Winner

Ingrid Turner

Runner up

Paul Danvers

 Champion

Tim Betteridge

 

 

It has been very refreshing this year in that we have a multitude of winners, 19  players winning something.

I would like to thank everyone who entered the competitions to make it a successful year.  Furthermore I would like to thank Gordon Milner and Paul Danvers who helped out whilst I was on holiday.

For the next Competitions Secretary, I give my best wishes, and I will be here to give help and advise if and when required.

Thank you all John Baron

Handicap Secretary’s Report: Gordon Milner

Good evening ladies and gentlemen you will be glad to hear that I have very little to say regarding handicaps.

We all appear to be playing around the allocated handicaps therefore there are not many changes taking place.

There are however still occasional cards being presented which have not been completed correctly, for example, a card was received last summer with no names, no competition and no date. The players however did sign the card and I managed to match it up with the other card provided.

Would you all please just take a minute to check your cards have been filled in correctly, it does make life a little easier for me and the competition secretary.

I carried out a handicap review and there has been alterations made to three players handicaps for the beginning of this year which I have posted on the notice board.

Away Days Secretary’s Report: Gaynor Bursill

Gaynor started by thanking everyone for attending the meeting and particularly those that had attended the Away Days.

In 2013 the away days were as follows:

 

Month

Venue

Attendance

March

Greetham Valley Golf Club

24

April

Forest Hill Golf Club

23

May

Brandon Woods Golf Club

22

June

Corby (Priors Hall Golf Course)

23

July

Ansty Golf Club

24

August

Rutland Water Golf Club

22

September

Maywood Golf Club

18

October

Birstall Golf Club

25

 

 

The introduction of the new Away Day Competition had proved popular and successful, and will continue. In 2014 the event will be rebranded the EWGS Tour (Sponsorship is invited).

My aim is to introduce as many new courses as possible, while still revisiting old favourites such as Ansty.

I would like to remind those attending Away Days that we are guests of the clubs concerned and request that members respect their conditions such as dress codes.

It will also be very helpful if members attending pay the full amount the week before as payment on the day causes me extra stress and plays havoc with my game.

Finally in spite of the recent wet weather, by popular demand I have arranged the next event for Wednesday 26th March at Melton Mowbray Golf Club. Tee off at 10.40.


 

 

Nominations and Election for Committee Members 2014:

None of the nominees for the positions on the 2014 Committee were opposed therefore the following nominees were elected:

 

Ingrid Turner

Chairperson

John Addy

Minute Secretary

Lynda Milner

Treasurer –

Gordon Milner

Handicap Secretary

Keith Gotch

Competition Secretary

Gaynor Bursill

Away Day Secretary

Don Murfitt and Peter Bursill

Committee Members

 

 

Committee Motions/Proposals put before the AGM:

Member’s Proposal from John Baron and seconded by John Addy

Members in the Society - in 2011 there were 77 members, in 2012 there were 63, in 2012 there were 53 members and in 2013 there were 43 members.

There has always been a turnover of members from year to year but the membership over the past four years has decreased significantly and last year only one new member (John Ryan) joined the Society.

We believe that the Society’s requirement for members to hold a monthly or annual playing ticket as set out below is restricting a number of golfers who would otherwise want to join or maintain their membership of the Society. This especially applies to previous Society members who have purchased annual playing tickets at other golf clubs but still like to play at Enderby on a ‘pay as you play’ basis.

Conditions of Membership

1.   Only holders of monthly or annual playing tickets, issued by Blaby District Council, for Enderby Golf Course can apply for membership of the Society. These tickets can be obtained from the golf shop.

2.   On expiry of the membership or annual ticket, membership of the Society shall be terminated unless the monthly or annual ticket is renewed.

3.    If membership of the Society is terminated, for any reason, no portion of the membership fee will be reimbursed.

4.    Only current Society members shall be eligible to play in the Society competitions.

5.    Members of the Society shall have no special privileges on Enderby Golf Course and the course rules shall apply at all times.

6.    The annual Society membership fee shall be renewable on 1st March.


 

 

Our proposal is that Conditions of Membership 1 & 2 are replaced by:

1.   Only holders of monthly or annual playing tickets, issued by Blaby District Council, for Enderby Golf Course, or players who obtain a Society Handicap, can apply for membership of the Society. These tickets can be obtained from the golf shop.

2.   On expiry of the monthly or annual ticket or failure to maintain a Society Handicap, membership of the Society shall be terminated unless the monthly or annual ticket is renewed, or the Society Handicap is re-established.

 

And, Condition 7 added,

7.   For Handicap-only members, to maintain a handicap, a minimum of 6 scorecards per year with 3 of those cards being competition scorecards must be submitted.  Of the 6 scorecards, only 1 in a month may be submitted.

To enter competitions and Away Days you must be a paid up member and have a handicap.

 

For new members to achieve a handicap, 3 cards, over 18 holes, verified and signed by a bona fide Society member need to be submitted to the golf shop for the attention of the Handicap Secretary

The proposal was discussed at some length and when the chairperson put the matter to the vote by a show of hands there was a significant majority in favour of adopting the proposal.

 

AOB:

 

There was no other business

Date of Next AGM

 

The next AGM will be held on 25 February 2015 at 19.00

 

The meeting closed at 20.35.

 

John Addy

EWGS Minute Secretary

 

Members Proposal

EWGS 2014 Annual General Meeting

Member’s Proposal from John Baron and seconded by John Addy

Members in the Society - in 2011 there were 77 members, in 2012 there were 63, in 2012 there were 53 members and in 2013 there were 43 members.

There has always been a turnover of members from year to year but the membership over the past four years has decreased significantly and last year only one new member (John Ryan) joined the Society.

We believe that the Society’s requirement for members to hold a monthly or annual playing ticket as set out below is restricting a number of golfers who would otherwise want to join or maintain their membership of the Society. This especially applies to previous Society members who have purchased annual playing tickets at other golf clubs but still like to play at Enderby on a ‘pay as you play’ basis.

Conditions of Membership

1.      Only holders of monthly or annual playing tickets, issued by Blaby District Council, for Enderby Golf Course can apply for membership of the Society. These tickets can be obtained from the golf shop.

2.      On expiry of the membership or annual ticket, membership of the Society shall be terminated unless the monthly or annual ticket is renewed.

3.      If membership of the Society is terminated, for any reason, no portion of the membership fee will be reimbursed.

4.      Only current Society members shall be eligible to play in the Society competitions.

5.      Members of the Society shall have no special privileges on Enderby Golf Course and the course rules shall apply at all times.

6.      The annual Society membership fee shall be renewable on 1st March.

 

Our proposal is that Conditions of Membership 1 & 2 are replaced by:

1.      Only holders of monthly or annual playing tickets, issued by Blaby District Council, for Enderby Golf Course, or players who obtain a Society Handicap, can apply for membership of the Society. These tickets can be obtained from the golf shop.

2.      On expiry of the monthly or annual ticket or failure to maintain a Society Handicap, membership of the Society shall be terminated unless the monthly or annual ticket is renewed, or the Society Handicap is re-established.

 

And, Condition 7 added,

7.      For Handicap-only members, to maintain a handicap, a minimum of 6 scorecards per year with 3 of those cards being competition scorecards must be submitted.  Of the 6 scorecards, only 1 in a month may be submitted.

To enter competitions and Away Days you must be a paid up member and have a handicap.

 

For new members to achieve a handicap, 3 cards, over 18 holes, verified and signed by a bona fide Society member need to be submitted to the golf shop for the attention of the Handicap Secretary

 

2013 Annual General Meeting Minutes

Enderby Warren Golf Society

2013 Annual General Meeting

Wednesday 20th February 2013, 7.00pm

Present: Committee Members
Ingrid Turner (Chair), Paul Danvers, Lynda Milner, Gordon Milner, Keith Bacon, John Baron, Gaynor Bursill, Peter Bursill.
Present: Society Members
John Addy, Alf Bangs, Ray Beach, Terry Bown, Andy Clarke, Bill Creighton, Keith Gotch, Jeff Hing, Maurice Holloway, Heather McDonald, John McDonald, Tony Morriss, Andy Porter, Kevin Roberts, John Ryan Gordon Taylor, Jeff Walker, Keith Whitaker.
Apologies: Society Members Written Apologies
Pete Cooper, Ken Bryan, Brian Ball, Tony Brown, Don Murfitt, Tim Betteridge, Susan Gilberthorpe, Pete Flowers, Arthur Langton, Brian Humphriss.

Committee Secretaries’ Reports

Chairperson’s Report: Ingrid Turner
Good evening and thank you all for coming.

We will start the evening by each giving our reports and then move to the Motions then to the Nominations and Elections.  Please make sure that your name is on the attendance list as this entitles you to play in the Chairman’s Cup.

 

The minutes of the last AGM are posted on the notice board and have been posted on the website.  I hope you have all taken a little time to familiarise yourself with them.  Can I ask for a proposer and seconder to adopt them as a true record? Proposed by Alf Bangs and Seconded by John Addy, the Minutes from the 2012 AGM were agreed and signed.

 

Our membership this year is 54; there has been the usual movement of people moving on and others joining.  However, members despite this awful summer, autumn and winter have been very active participants in the competitions.  So thank you everyone.  We are now doing our own awards boards so that updating is done more promptly and at far less cost which pleases our treasurer.

 

The Presentation Dinner Dance was again held at Cosby Golf Club this year and seemed to be enjoyed by all those that attended.  We followed a different format this year with the carvery which on the whole worked satisfactorily.  It was great to see so many winners attending to receive their trophies.  I think the introduction of the ruling stating only attendees would receive replica trophies may have worked!  Betty Rudden our senior lady who continues to enjoy her golf and was our guest of honour really enhanced the photos with her radiant smiles!  Paul again assumed the role of official photographer and he does a wonderful job of keeping the notice boards and the website up to date.  This has proved to be extremely popular keeping everyone abreast of developments and news.  Thank you Paul.

 

This year we are running a golf holiday.  It has been done in the past but had lapsed.  This year is to the Bells Hotel, Coleford in the Forest of Dean.  Besides golf it offers an indoor and outdoor bowling green.  If anyone is interested in going it’s still possible to book a place – just see John Baron after the meeting.

 

Membership forms will once again only need to be completed if you have a change of address, phone number or email address.  Please remember that Society fees are due from 1 March.   If you pay this evening there will be a reduction of £2.00, making  it £8.00.  A bargain since you also get a complimentary drink.  Lynda will gladly take your money!

 

We are always looking for ways to improve the Society so please do approach the committee if you have any ideas and thank you to those who have come forward with their ideas.  It keeps the committee challenged at meetings!  The Society is as good as its members and attendance here is evidence that a lot of you care about what happens.  Chris has had a tough year with the weather.  Money has been allocated for the next 3 years to improving watering the greens and tees so you may experience some inconvenience but it will be worth it in the end.  The out of bound markers and water hazard markers are so far holding their own.  Let’s hope they continue to do so.  I hope I’m not temping providence.  Can I ask everyone to help by replacing divots and repairing pitch marks.  These are a particular problem on Hole 2.

 

That leaves me just to say a really big Thank you to the members of the present committee for all their hard work.

 

Treasurer’s Report: Lynda Milner
The Treasurer’s Report for the financial year ending 20th February 2013 is as follows:

 

Membership numbers for the current year were significantly down on previous years, but I am pleased to say that the vast majority of our 53 members did take part in the various competitions on offer, thereby generating very substantial funds for the Society.

 

When entering the competitions please remember to write your name and competition clearly on the envelope enclosing your £1 entry fee - anything less than a £1 or foreign coins and Euros are not acceptable.

 

All the major competitions being the Chairman’s Cup, Spring Shield, Autumn Shield, Summer League and Seniors Cup all raised more funds than last year.

 

The Ryder Pairs also attracted a lot of interest and raised £48 for the Society. Slightly up on last year.

 

The monthly Stableford competitions are always well supported and raised £150 – a whopping £50 up on last year.

 

The winter league raised £121 just slightly down on last year but nevertheless a truly good result.

 

We raised £22 from the Fur and Feather about average for that competition.

 

The Ladies 9-hole competition did take place and raised a few pounds, but we are desperately short of lady golfers and if anyone has any suggestions as to how we can increase the numbers then the committee would like to hear from you.

 

Total competition funds for the year amounted to £703 compared with £572 for last year - making an extra £131 for the Society.

 

The Presentation Dinner Dance proved successful again this year, with members and guests totalling 54 and the Society subsidised the event as it has in previous years.  The biggest outlays being for the Disco at £150 and just over £200 went towards the catering bill.  We raised £106 on the raffle.

 

The opening balance for the year was £677.96

 

The total income for the year amounted to £2,869.00

 

Expenditure for the year amounted to £2,457.41

 

The closing balance for the year is £1,089.55 - totalling an extra £411.59. 

However £191 of that sum is holiday money from one of our members who is going to the Society’s golfing holiday at the Forest of Dean in April of this year - anyway a good result.

 

Finally the subscription fee of £10 is due on the 1st March. Those wishing to pay tonight will of course receive a £2 reduction – well worth paying early!

 

Competition Secretary’s Report: Keith Bacon

The big talking point for the 2012 season has been the weather. We started with a drought and then progressed to rain, floods and then snow. A big thank you to all members who played in the competitions for being patient and completing the competitions without too much delay.

 

It has also been an unusual season with so many different and new names going onto the trophies, it seems clear that Gordon is doing a first class job with the Enderby Handicap system and thank you for that Gordon.

 

The number of members entering the competitions increased most dramatically, particularly in the Monthly Stableford, and these increased funds will help the Committee plough back more money into your society

 

The first competition to get under way was the Monthly Stableford in March with the first winner being Paul Danvers. Eight more ‘monthlies’ ensued with a different name appearing every time, the only variation being Jeff Walker who won twice.

 

March 19th saw the start of the first major, the Spring Shield (36 entries), with Duncan Hoare being the winner.

 

The Chairman’s Cup (33 entries), which started in April being the first of the Matchplay formats was won by Andy Porter.

 

The Summer Stableford League (34 entries), stared in June and after yet another hard fought competition John Addy ran out the eventual winner.

 

The Summer Knockout Cup (8 entries), followed on from the Summer League with the top eight participants competing for the trophy which was won by Paul Danvers.

 

The Seniors Cup (23 entries), was next up in August with Keith Gotch seeing off all the young at heart members.

 

The popular Ryder Pairs (26 entries), started in August with Gaynor Bursill & Kev Roberts beating off all comers.

 

The fairer sex competed in the Margaret Sykes Trophy (6 entries), with Lynda Milner being the eventual winner.

 

The Autumn Shield (24 entries), was the last of the majors and got under way in September. Another hard fought competition saw yours truly Keith Bacon getting his hands on a trophy at last.

 

The Grand Champion trophy was competed for in Strokeplay format with the 4 major winners competing in a four ball format. This was a very close game and after a play off the trophy went to Andy Porter.

 

The final competition of the season; the Winter League (34 entries), came to a close only in February 2013 with Tim Betteridge being the overall winner.

 

To resolve the situation concerning tied matches at the end of 18 holes this coming season at the start of the competition a notice will be posted specifying what the ruling will be in the event of a tie. This has normally been the case in the past.

 

Also I have been asked to remind you that in the interests of ‘spirit of the game’ we introduced the ruling of 1.0 being deducted from your handicap if a member concedes a match before sufficient holes have been played to produce an outright winner. Also that it is important to inform an opponent if for any reason you are unable to play a game and please don’t be late for the start.

 

After a one year term I am standing down as Competition Secretary but hope to continue playing at Enderby as well as Kilworth Springs where I keep my CONGU handicap. I must thank Paul for his assistance during the 2012 season in keeping the competitions on course and the Committee Members for their support.

 

My final thanks go to all the Golf Society members who are truly a friendly crew, it has been a pleasure playing with you and I hope to see you all in the 2013 season.

 

Handicap Secretary’s Report: Gordon Milner
Good evening ladies and gentlemen. I don’t have a lot to report, but this year has confirmed that we are progressing in the right direction with regard to handicaps.

For those of you who are interested in statistics the following figures are the handicap adjustments between February 2012 and February 2013.

The amount of cards processed was 675.

Out of 44 Gentlemen members 58 cards were adjusted down, 351 were adjusted up by point 1 and 203 remained unchanged.

There were 63 Ladies scorecards submitted for 7 members 9 of which were adjusted down 22 were adjusted up and 32 were unchanged

I would like to congratulate all the players who have made a determined effort to reduce their handicaps and for those, including myself, who are trying hard but not quite succeeding, keep practising and it will happen.

I want to thank all of you for making every effort in filling in your score cards correctly and eligibly, there is however the occasional person or persons who still presents me with little problems.

I know that I am preaching to the converted tonight, but it would be helpful if everybody just filled in the score achieved by player ‘A’ in column ‘A’ and the score achieved by the person marking  in the markers column.  There is an example of how to fill in the cards correctly on the notice board.

The last point I wish to make is regarding handicap certificates. We can supply you with a certificate to take to other courses for a game of golf but these certificates are not accepted as proof of handicap if you are moving from the society to a golf club.

I would like to thank you for attending and for listening; I wish you all a happy golfing season to come.

Away Days Secretary’s Report: Gaynor Bursill
Thanks to everyone who attended the Away Days, I hope you all enjoyed them.

We played the Greetham Valley Lakes Course this year for the first time; I am hoping to arrange visits to other venues which we have not played at before during the 2013 season.

The Away Days this year have been well attended and members had the opportunity to play on some of the best golf courses in the Midlands. I am pleased that several of our new members have been regular attenders at the Away Days.

 

Venue

Members

March 2012

Greetham Valley

20

May 2012

Whetstone

28

June 2012

Six Hills

28

July 2012

Beedles lake

24

August 2012

Rutland County

23

September 2012

Ansty

32

October 2012

Lingdale

28

 

Gaynor reminded members that they should respect the course and avoid slow play.

The Committee has decided to implement a new competition to determine the Annual Away Day Champion for 2013:

Method - For each Away Day each player’s Stableford Points Score will count as their ‘League Points’ using exactly the same system that is used for the Summer League and Winter League competitions.
To be fair to members who are unable to attend all of the Away Days then only
the best five scores of each player will be used to work out their final points score for the Away Day Season.
The Society will award trophies for winners of the following categories:
1 - Highest Points Total – Away Day Champion
2 - Second Highest Points total – Away Day Runner-up
3 - Lady Highest Points Total – Away Day Ladies Winner
4 - Senior Highest Points Total – Away Day Seniors Winner
5 - 18+ Handicapper Highest Points Total – Away Day 18+ Handicap Winner (
Must be 18+ (19 to 36) when playing each of their 5 Away Day qualifying scores)
These trophies will be presented at the Annual Presentation Dinner & Dance and will be funded by the money raised by Don’s Tote at each of the Away Days.

 

Nominations and Election for Committee Members 2013:
None of the nominees for the positions on the 2013 Committee
were been opposed therefore the following Members were duly elected to the following positions:

Chairperson – Ingrid Turner

Secretary/Vice Chair – No Nominations

Treasurer – Lynda Milner

Handicap Secretary – Gordon Milner

Competition Secretary – John Baron

Away Day Secretary – Gaynor Bursill

Committee Members – Don Murfitt, Peter Bursill and Keith Gotch

 

The Chairperson asked the Members present if anyone would like to take on the role of Minutes Secretary. John Addy generously offered his services and was duly elected.

 

Committee Motions/Proposals put before the AGM:
Members ‘Issued Raised/Proposals’ :

1) Brian Humphriss – “ The steps on the 4th Tee need to be improved, they are a real safety issue” – Action - Ingrid Turner will follow up this matter with the Management of Enderby Golf Course.

2) Alf Bangs – Is it possible to put to the AGM the correct ruling regarding the method of deciding the winner of a competition in the event of a TIE at the end of the round?” – Action – For all future competitions; the Competition Secretary will publish full details of the rules regarding countback in the event of a Tied- Match on the competition entry form.

 

Proposals by Members:
1) Andy Porter
– “I would like to propose that GPS Devices can be used during all Society competitions”.

Andy explained that they are widely used in amateur tournaments all across the country and that he had played at a number of clubs in various competitions, and they have all been allowed for amateurs for a few years now. The rule on these devices is that only distances and course maps are allowed, and any devices that measures wind, elevation or gradient are still banned.

The proposal was discussed and voted on by the society members present at the AGM: The use of GPS Devices during all Society competitions was agreed by a majority vote.

Society Presentation
Ingrid presented Paul Danvers with an engraved pen and pencil set
in recognition of his outstanding contribution to Enderby Warren Golf Society as Society Secretary 2011-2013.

AOB:
1.
The draw for the monthly ‘Birdie Tree’ competition took place; the winner was Pete Cooper.

The meeting closed at 8.27pm.

Paul Danvers
EWGS Secretary