No 2020-03 HELD ON 28th April 2020

Present Brian Newsham – Captain
Geoffrey Harnett – Chairman
Mary Berry – Vice Captain
Linda Anthony – Secretary
Mike Abbott – Handicap and Membership Secretary
Giles Fox – Treasurer
Peter McDonagh
Rod Smith
1. Apologies
1.1. There were no apologies, all the committee members were present using Zoom meeting technology
2. Approval of minutes
2.1. Minutes approved and signed by the Captain.
3. Matters Arising/to discuss
3.1. There were no matters arising from the minutes.
3.2. It is very possible that the course will reopen in May. Golf will only be possible with stringent safety measures in place. Guidance on these is expected from the FPGA. Players will only be allowed to arrive 15 minutes before their tee time and are expected to leave 15 minutes after the conclusion of the game. Rui will organise how the course is set up and what measures need to be in place for the safety of staff, members and visitors.
4. Upcoming competitions
4.1. When play is possible, and during the period of Covid 19 restrictions, it was suggested that all competitions should be four balls and that members should be required to play with other members only. Any visitor will still be welcome to join our competitions but will be asked to play with other visitors, or with members who are willing to play with visitors, this is to protect our members from needing to play with people they don’t know. No money will be taken for the competitions.
4.2. All the major competitions will, if possible, be postponed until later in the year, these include the Taca de Liberdade, Past Captains, Captain v Vice Captain, Club Championship, Ladies v Men.
4.3. The Knock out competitions are cancelled.
4.4. All members will be emailed as soon as definite details are known about when we can play again and how competitions will be organised.
5. Treasurers Report
5.1. There is nothing to report as no financial transactions have occurred since the last meeting.
5.2. An extension of six months is to be given on vouchers issued from March 2019.
6. Captains Update
6.1. The course is in fantastic condition and Nelson and his staff have been working very hard to maintain and improve it. Hollow tining has been done on the front 9 and the back 9 will be done soon. Should Members Day go ahead in June it will be a charity competition with all the money raised going to the GSA staff.
6.2. The Captains Away trip is still planned for November, should it prove necessary it can be postponed to a later date. The Captain has given full details in his current blog on the website.
7. AOB
7.1. There were no matters raised under this heading

Next meeting: to be arranged.
Meeting closed at 11.15
Distribution: Geoff Harnett, Mike Abbott, Giles Fox, Linda Anthony, Peter McDonagh, Brian Newsham, Rod Smith, Mary Berry.

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