JANUARY NEWS CONTRIBUTIONS TO >> [email protected] The Golf Club of Kirkcudbright Remember this? Just a year ago!! BRINGING YOU CLUB INFORMATION // [email protected] Subscriptions Fees for 2015 can now be paid at the office. Full list is on page two of this newsletter. Christmas Social night This year instead of the club Christmas dinner, which has lacked support in the past, we are holding a simple night of celebration. Drink, nibbles and music. This is on the 17th of December from 7pm to about 9pm. Come along and join the merriment. December News. 2014 Contributions for January News to [email protected] THIS IS ISSUE 12 AGM Special The AGM opened with 50 members present and 11 apologies. Captain Bill Roff explained the cost cutting measures of the previous year and thanked the green staff and Adam for the work over the year and singled John out for his maintenance of some of our aging machinery, explaining that there was a programme of replacement. His thanks extended to all who had helped over the year and not forgetting his wife Janet. Pamela Watsons work with the juniors was praised and congratulations on her appointment as South of Scotland Junior Convener. Alastair Millar was also congratulated on his Vice Presidency of the South. All reports from the conveners were accepted and the financial statement approved. The subscriptions listed on page two of this newsletter were approved. Special mention of thanks to our auditor Susan Howes Election of Office Bearers listed on the AGM papers were approved. (see page3) OCB. Requests that the bank adjacent to the first green is kept short. That consideration is given to what is a Hybrid golf club. That a cut/path is made from the front of tees to the fairway area. That consideration is given to a Yearly payment for buggy use. The AGM was followed with the Golfalotto draw. Winners Lizzy Shamash and Maurice McKenna. GOLF NEWS | Issue 2 2 SUBSCRIPTIONS for 2015 Full Member Male/Female over 18 £375 Junior Member 1. Up to 18 Years 2. Playing as Senior (1st class Handicap) £50 £145 Distance Member registered handicap Distance Regular Visitor (Someone who has their handicap with another Club or Country) Non Playing Member Winter Player Junior Winter Player Club Captain Maurice Welcome to my first comments as Club Captain. It is an honor and privilege to be your Captain. This is my second “innings” being Captain in 1988/89. I owe an enormous debt to the work of Bill Roff and his team. Over the past years our club as progressed with the help of some excellent volunteers. We are now one of the premier golf courses in the South of Scotland. This would not have been possible without the dedication of leaders such as Bill. As we move forward into 2015 our financial “firefighting” will continue. Every penny a prisoner, every visitor much needed every new member a life line. You can be our ambassador by spreading the good news, attracting new members and increasing our visitors. Our first priority of 2015 is to make sure our course equipment is up to the job! Over the years we have had to be excessively frugal and now we are working on a 5 year plan of machinery replacement. In the background we have about 35 members giving extra of their time. I would be delighted if you too could give a little of your time. Seasonal greeting to all. Maurice. £180 £150 Discretionary £60 £25 Family Membership £750 (2 Parents/husband/wife/partners plus up to 2 children under 18 playing as Juniors) Twilight Membership Play after 4pm No handicap £200 Visitors Fees 1. Per Round 2. Per Day 3. Per round playing with member £ 28 £ 35 £ 12 Buggy Hire Members (per round) Offer to Members a 6 hire ticket if paid up front. Visitors (per round) Visitors (per day) £14 £72 £20 £25 Club Fee Payment Methods 1 Full payment by the end of January 2 Monthly year in advance scheme 3 To allow members to move to existing monthly year in advance Monthly payments one third extra for three years then move to normal year in advance scheme (2 above) 4 Four post-dated cheques by January (last Cheque dated 1st July) Club Promotional Schemes. Discount Vouchers At the discretion of Management Committee e.g. Opens Adult Introduction. Voucher for four free rounds of golf to be given to any adult who wishes to try golf for the first time. Parent of Existing Juniors Where a junior member of primary school age exists if one of the parents joins the club as a new full member then the junior goes free GOLF NEWS | Issue 2 3 th Christmas Social Dec. 7pm till 9pm 17 . Committee 2015. Captain- Maurice Halliday. Vice Captain -Vacant. Past Captain Bill Roff. Ladies Captain- Helen MacQueen. EGGS rep -Ian McConckie. Treasurer -Willam Watson. Sec/ Minute,- Ivor Waddell Match Sec- Michael McFadyen House -Alastair Crawford. Greens –Adam Gray. Juniors – Pamela Watson. Ladies rep- Mary Robertson. Office Manager. Tony Reason. IT Jon Gibb Smith. Social Media- Malcom Kirkwood. Health and Safety – Duncan Gordon There is also a list of volunteers Club Presidents, Ladies committee, EGGS committee, Junior helpers, Ambassadors, gardening, course helpers, DIY, painters, buggy maintenance, match and handicap assistants, advisors and cheerleaders. Why not come and offer your help, expertise or enthusiasm? n course work. The winter programme has now started and there are a number of things happing just now. The works and reshaping to the right of the first green. This is part of the rethinking of the first hole and will allow more versatility with the out of bounds line to the left of the fairway. Allowing players to play well right of the green, with the natural contours bringing the ball towards the green. A hump has been removed from the second fairway. This will allow simpler cutting and avoid the odd crazy bounce. The path from the 9th tee has always been subject to flooding and this has been remedied with sculpting and sleepers. Bunkering behind the 9th green is replaced by a sloping bank. This area was subject to flooding making maintenance costly. The slope will allow water from the hill to flow in the direction of the burn. Thus improving drainage and in turn the quality of the green. In general the course condition is very good and the staff are always looking at all the possibilities to present your course in the best playing condition. Take time to make positive comments to our staff and refer problems that you incur to our greens convener Adam or the myself by email or at the office. Lastly thank you to Alastair McGown and the wonders of his digger skills. Yes he is at it again. Another win for Donald Shamash. Presented with the Peter Putter from Maurice Halliday.
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