No 2017-01 HELD ON 11th April 2017 at 10.00


Present: Geoffrey Harnett, Chairman

Mike Abbott, Captain

Frank Finan, Vice Captain

Dave Haddon, Treasurer

Rod Smith, Immediate Past Captain

Giles Fox, Secretary

Linda Anthony


1.      Company Matters

1.1.     All works that have been agreed are proceeding and the course is in good condition.

2.      Apologies

2.1.     Ralph Griffin,

3.      Approval of Minutes

3.1.     The minutes of the previous meeting were approved and signed by the Captain.

4.      Matters Arising

4.1.     The matter of the tree roots to the side of the 4th green was discussed and all agreed that as they are in the rough there is not a practical solution for their removal. Mike Abbott will write to Marjorie Elliot and explain the committee’s findings.

  • Mike Abbott


4.2.     The letter from Trevor Morris regarding the cutting of handicaps after two wins and a second place in team competitions was discussed. The committee agreed that the system was consistent and that members receive shots back as well as being cut. Mike Abbott will respond to the letter.

  • Mike Abbott


4.3.     The shed that is used by the Club is rotting badly and needs repairing. The shed belongs to GSA and they will carry out the work. It was agreed to contribute a quarter of the cost and that the work needs doing as soon as possible, also that the electrics need some attention. Mike Abbott to respond to GSA.

  • Mike Abbott

5.      Treasurers Report

5.1.     David Haddon reported that there has been a significant increase in the membership and the fees received when compared to previous years. This is due to the number of new members as well as the increase in fees.

5.2.     David Haddon has produced a new, pre-numbered voucher book as many mistakes with voucher numbers have been made recently. A computerised version will be produced later.

5.3.     Cash position, consolidated as per accounts 30th March 2017:

31,089.18 euros

Less accruals: 7092.54 euros

Net cash available: 23,996.64


6.      Handicaps

6.1.     All handicaps are up to date.

7.      Website

7.1.     Giles Fox reported that the website is up to date and that he is still looking for a new photo for the title page.

8.      Events Update

8.1.     Captain v Vice Captain Competition on the 28th April will be a Gruesomes. People entering are requested to put their names down in pairs. The cost will be €5 (subsidised) for members and €15 for visitors. The poster will be displayed this week.

8.2.     The Captain’s Away trip. The details are now finalised for the 8th,9th,10th of November and will shortly be placed on the board and e-mailed to members.

8.3.     The Taca da Liberdade Competition will take place on the 30th April.

9.      A.O.B

9.1.     Eleanor Stock and Elsa Cook have expressed delight at being made honorary members.

9.2.     There will only be visitors’ prizes in singles competitions when 6 or more visitors are competing.


Next meeting Friday 9th 2017. 10.00


Meeting closed at 11.05

Distribution: Geoff Harnett, Rod Smith, Mike Abbott, Dave Haddon, Ralph Griffin,

Giles Fox, Linda Anthony, Frank Finan.

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