Members Admin

Club Admin Items  & Committee Information

This page shows the administration aspects for club members as discussed at the most recent  committee meeting. (Note: Financial information that is presented by the treasurer, and other information on discussions  is available for review by members in the club house). All club members are welcome to attend the monthly committee meetings and the date of the next meeting can be seen below. 

The following notes show the pertinent information from the 12th June Committee Meeting.

Captains Reports

Club Captain

The Club Vice Captain welcomed everyone to the meeting, and reviewed the outstanding actions from the previous meeting as follows:

• Presentation Evening
The arrangements were confirmed by the captain as follows:
Date: 19th October
Time: 7:00 pm for 7:30 pm.
Cost: £25 per head
Menu: Oriental Buffet
Format: Only the main 5 competition prizes will be presented on the night. The prizes for all other competitions will be available for collection by the winners. Fifty places will be available initially but can be to be reviewed when more information on attendees is available.

• Course Aspects
As a result of discussions with Green Keeper Andy, Grant reported that a deal has been proposed whereby the club will fund £104 for bunker sand and Andy will install the driving nets. The proposal was agreed by the meeting.

Captain’s Day
The Captain was actioned to put a post on WhatsApp requesting raffle and auction donations for Captains Day on June 29th. Representatives for the Captain’s Charity – Homestart Blackmore Vale will be in attendance on the day.

• Away Day Arrangements
Kevin Down reported that the menu for the dinner was now fixed at roast chicken and a chocolate brownie dessert. The lunch will be ham egg and chips. The meeting agreed that in addition to the Trvellers Tankard the club will fund two prizes of £20 club house vouchers for nearest the pin /nearest the pin in 2 contests.

Senior Section Report
Kevin Down reported that the seniors had won the away match at Sturminster Marshall 4:2.

Hardy A Captain
Craig Pitcher reported that the team had won their home match against Ferndown Forest on 18th May. The next fixture is Meyrick Park on 22nd June. However, he was finding the captainship role quite a challenge and although he was prepared to continue in the role this season, he would not be taking it on for another year.

Hardy B Captain
Hardy B Captain Nigel was pleased to report that the team had won their home match against Ferndown Forest and are now top of the league. The next match is a cup match with the opponents still to be defined by a play-off.

3 Counties Captain
Matt reported that the team had won at home to Long Sutton 6:0 and so far this season had not lost an individual game. The team is now top of the division. The next match is away to Long Sutton on July 14th.

The Freeman Trophy match is away at Ferndown Forest on October 11th and Matt requested subsidy for transport to the venue. After some discussion around the levels of subsidy for all the groups the committee agreed to fund 50% of the transport costs plus the usual match subsidy.

H/C Secretary’s Report
Martin Blatchford requested clarification of the qualification criteria for the DCGU competition. The meeting considered several options that were put to the vote and the agreed option was for the top Cat 2, Cat 3 and Cat 4 medal winners would be selected with a maximum total handicap of 54.
Four cards had been incorrectly filled out this period resulting in one top 3 player being DQ’d.
A request from the H/C secretary for a £20 Club House Voucher for the winner of the Euronight competition was agreed by the committee.

Martin was pleased to report that all the knockout pairings have been completed on time.

Treasurers Report
Debbie Hinks table the Financial Report and confirmed that account remains quite healthy with payments received this month for membership fees and outstanding day away payments.

Any Other Business
• Partners Evening

Secretary Toni stated that so far, 20 couples had signed up for the partners evening.

• New Members Fees
Toni reported that allocation of the fees for new members was unclear, particularly for ones without a handicap that had previously signed up for centre membership, After some discussion, Captain Grant took an action to clarify this with the Centre manager. 

Stroke Index Sign
Kevin Down reported that Mark Maguire was unable to get a suitable response from the selected supplier and that an alternative supplier will now be sought.

Hole-In-One Board
The committee agreed that the proposed Hole-In-One board for display in the club house should be for future hole-in-ones and not retrospectively applied.

Bacon Sandwich Orders
Secretary Toni stated that providing pre-match bacon sandwiches was difficult and suggested that they would now be supplied mid round if ordered on the 8th Tee or prior to tee off where the tee times were defined. A dedicated mobile phone number will be defined by Nigel and Toni to support this process.

Presentation Board Letters
Captain Grant requested that the letters for the presentation boards were available so the the updates can be done prior to Captains Day.

Next Meeting
The next meeting will be held at Folke on Wednesday 17th July at 6:30 pm. All members are welcome to attend

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