No 2020-07 HELD ON 10th November 2020



Present             Brian Newsham – Captain

                          Mary Berry – Vice Captain

                         Geoffrey Harnett- Chairman

Linda Anthony – Secretary

Mike Abbott – Handicap and Membership Secretary

Giles Fox – Treasurer

Rod Smith

Peter McDonagh

Peter Noone (invited to attend)


1.     Company Matters

1.1.    Given GSA’s self-declared financial difficulties representatives of the committee are going to seek to meet with the management to discuss a payment structure for next year’s green fees.

2.     Approval of minutes

2.1.    The minutes were approved by the Captain.

3.     Matters to Discuss/Arising

3.1.    The Past Captain’s competition will be played on the 4th December and will be a two tee start. No meal afterwards.

3.2.    The Christmas Competition will be on the 6th December, two tee start at 09.00. there will be a buffet immediately after golf followed by the prize giving, no entry fee as the meal and prizes are subsidised by the club, no 2s.

3.3.    On the day of the Newsham Trophy over €800 was raised for the Lagos orphans by Richard and Hilary Stead and a further €1200.00 was raised the following day by the golfers from the Burgau Sports Centre.

3.4.    Until the hands-free ball retrievers arrive the flags are to be left in when playing club competitions.

4.     Treasurer’s Report

4.1.    The club have plenty of funds and are on target for reserves of € 16,000.00 by the end of the year.

4.2.    Net assets €20,454.76

5.     Handicap and Website Report

5.1.    As more qualifying competitions are being played members handicaps are beginning to level out.

5.2.    Any full member of the club who has a Federated handicap can enter all competitions and win.

5.3.    The website is up to date.

6.     Captain’s Update

6.1.    Everything has been covered under previous agenda headings.

7.     Vice-Captain’s Update

7.1.    Everything has been covered under previous agenda headings.

8.     AOB

8.1.     Preferred lies are in place on the fairways and fringes of the greens only.

8.2.    With the uncertainty surrounding the Covid situation and how the AGM might be held it is proposed that when the notice of ­the AGM is sent out the various reports given at the AGM will be sent with this notification. Any questions arising can then be emailed to the committee beforehand.


Next meeting: 1/12/20 at 10.00 

Meeting closed at 11.40

Distribution: Geoff Harnett, Mike Abbott, Giles Fox, Linda Anthony, Peter McDonagh, Brian Newsham, Rod Smith, Mary Berry. Peter Noone


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