Members Admin

Club Admin Items  & Committee Information

This page shows the administration aspects for club members as discussed at the most recent monthly committee meeting.  (Note: Financial information that  presented by the treasurer  is available for review by members in the club house). All club members are welcome to attend the monthly committee  meetings and the next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday 15th June at 6:30 pm at Folke. 

The following notes are a summary of the salient points from the club Committee Meeting held on Wednesday 11th May

Captain’s Reports
Club Captain Mark Maguire gave an update on the Captain’s Day stableford to be held on 2nd July – 12:30pm tee off. There will be the usual prizes for nearest the pin, straightest drive, and individual and team prizes. The Centre will put on a BBQ Buffet and there will be a putting contest. All proceeds will go to SANDS – the Captains nominated charity. It is hoped that as many members as possible will support this important club event.

Hardy A Captain’s report: The Hardy A Team won their first match 4½ : 3½ against Ashley Wood on 30th April. Came Down and Terry Cotton reported that the senior events were well attended following the recent influx of new senior players. The next match is against Ferndown Forest at Folke on 18th June.

Hardy B Report: The team had a good win (3½ : 1½) against Came Down on 7th May and play DGCC at Folke on Saturday 14th May.

3 Counties Team – Nothing to report.

Seniors: The seniors have played 4 matches to date, with 3 wins and a draw at Charminster on 10th May. Club events are being well supported and the next team match is away to Henstridge on 17th May followed by two more matches in May – Westbury and Wincanton, both at Folke.

Summer Knockout Competitions
All the summer knockouts are on track with all first round club and senior matches completed. The second round date (and veterans first round completion date) is 15th June.

Treasurers Report
A detailed statement of the account was tabled by Treasurer Debbie Hinks. The main outlay for April was the Dorset Golf Union fees. Details of the account are available to members on request

The secretary reported that the paid up membership figure is now 103 and includes a recent father and son membership application.

New Local Rule
The new rule covering lost balls has been rolled out and is working well. (The rule is shown on the Club Notice Board).

Honours Boards
The final board covering the seniors winter and summer knockout winners will be available in 2 weeks and that will complete the set of honours boards.

International Pairs Competition
Secretary Derek Hinks stated that England golf has cancelled the 2022 competition. He proposed that the event at Folke on Sunday 22nd May should go ahead in the form of a charity event in aid of Ukraine. This was supported by all the committee members and players who have registered for the event will be advised accordingly. The entrance fee (£5pp) will be divided between prize money and the charity donation.

June Medal/DCGU Qualifier
The June Medal will be the qualifying event for the DCGU competition. There are four categories – Cat 1 for handicaps of plus to - 6, Cat 2 for handicaps 7 to 13, Cat 3 for 14 to 21, and Cat 4 for 22 to 28. Cats 1 and 2 qualifiers will play at DGCC on Tuesday 6th September. Cats 3 and 4 qualifiers will play at Ashley Wood on Thursday 8th September.

DCGU Foursomes Qualifier
The Folke qualifier for this event will take place on Saturday 27th August, tee off at 10:00 am. This is a stroke play competition with both lowest gross and lowest net finalist that will play in the finals at Rushmore on 2nd October.

Course Slope Rating
The slope rating for Folke is a temporary one (119) pending an assessment by England Golf. The club captain agreed to contact the Dorset England Golf Representative to enquire about getting the course rated. Action: M Maguire

Trolley Shed
The Club House manager suggested that a more permanent structure for sole use by the club would be a useful club asset with card access for members only and a safer and more permanent store for clubs, trolleys and buggies. He agreed to investigate suitable solutions for discussion at the next meeting. Action: C Eve

Day Away 2023
Secretary Derek Hinks stated that he would be stepping down as the Day Away organiser once the 2022 event is complete on 17th June.

Classic Car and Bike Day
For information, Club House manager advised that there will be a Classic Car and Bike Day held at Folke on 18th June.

The next committee meeting is Wednesday 15th June at 6.30pm at Folke Golf Centre 

  • Folke Golf Centre
  • Folke Lane
  • Alweston, Sherborne
  • Dorset DT9 5HR
  • 01963  23330


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