The Annual general Meeting takes place at 7.30pm on Friday 8 November at the Clubhouse. I look forward to seeing you all there for the meeting and a beer afterwards. The meeting is the one chance in the year for Members to raise any views and make suggestions so it is an important event and every effort should be made to attend. We do have Committee approved nominations for Life Memberships as well as voting for next years Committee.
Nominations have been received for most of the positions and a full list of nominations received to date is on the white board by the bar. The main positions still to fill are President and Deputy Captain. I am surprised no one has offered to take on the Presidents role as it is one of the less time consuming roles on the Committee (Present and Past Presidents may be upset by this!) but the main role is Chairing the monthly Committee meeting, shaking a few hands and saying a few words at the major tournaments and only getting involved in anything they decide not to delegate to another Committee Member. So if you have the interest of Gore Golf Club at heart and would like to have a say in its future let me know firstname.lastname@example.org
Despite the very wet weather the course is still in great shape although a bit muddy in places. Please be particularly careful on slippery banks. I have witnessed over the last month 3 players falling in dongas. Two of them were looking for my ball which must have plugged on the 17th - I had already taken the sensible decision of deciding not to climb the bank and take a free drop! It seems far better to me to lose a ball rather than risk a bad fall which could take time to recover from. As you know the coring could not happen and the preferred option is to borrow the Gore District Councils' scarifier but so far weather has prevented this. Dave is considering options but the time frame is short with the Trilogy coming up.
Mentioning the Trilogy, Grant recently wrote out for a player for one team and 3 people volunteered! If you have a team make sure your entry is in by this weekend and if you would like to play in this very enjoyable event and have not got a team let me know by return and I will sort out teams. The competition takes place over 23/24 November when Gore, Mataura and Wyndham will be closed to anyone else. Entry includes food and prizes worth around $5000 so not only could it be enjoyable but also profitable! If you are not playing in the Trilogy there is every chance you will be asked to help with the event. We need bar staff, BBQ cooks, target hole staff, starters and score checkers. There are already some volunteers but more are needed. Don't wait to be asked reply to this Newsletter now!
You will probably have noticed that the house is now occupied and Robin and Caitlin are locking and unlocking the Clubhouse and are delighted to be living in a house with such a large garden that they do not have to look after. The weekly cleaning of the Clubhouse is being undertaken by Heather Waby who is doing a great job.
Twilight Golf is underway on Tuesdays, although the weather has interfered but please support this as it is a good earner for the Club and a source of new members. A team of 3 including at least one non member is ideal so please encourage any friends to join you. The format of the game is ideal for golfers and non golfers.
Well, that's me done. I have enjoyed writing the Newsletters and being Secretary but I want some time back now and the new Secretary will take over at the AGM. I am staying on the Committee (subject to acceptance at AGM) so will still be involved and carrying out some duties.