Sue Cox has joined the board of directors as a co-opted director until the next agm. You may remember she was proposed before the last agm, but as she is a civil servant she needed permission from her employer. This didn’t come in time and she had to withdraw. We now have a full complement on the executive committee who are all committed to moving the club forward.
Arran Smith has joined Doug as assistant greenkeeper. We wish him well. I hope you agree that the course is looking lovely at the moment.
We now have a security camera up & running in the bar and the executive committee would like to thank Phil Miles for donating it and Adie & Steve Russell for installing it.
88 IWLGA members played at Ryde last Monday and all were very complimentary about the condition of the course. Well done Doug and Arran. You may not know that Tricia Ball is in her second year as IWLGA president and Sara Weech has just started her year as IWLGA Captain.
To tidy up before the Monday competition, last weekend some of the ladies thoroughly cleaned the lounge and Trish Pitts continued to tend the borders around the putting area and the patio, with help from Chris Hall Doreen Perkis and me.
Chris and I swept the area by the front door and the changing rooms. I picked up over 100 cigarette ends! I am sure you will all agree that this is not acceptable. I have put an ash tray next to the bin and it would be appreciated if smokers could act responsibly and use it, and then empty the contents into the bin.
Will Merwood has made, painted and erected bird boxes on the wall facing the patio and some more by the path between the first green and the gates across Ladies Walk. He has spent many hours constructing these. Trevor Wheeler has named the latter Will’s Walk (only as a joke he says – but it might stick! I see the blue tits still prefer the cigarette butt containers that they have used in the past!
Godfrey’s team have finished the hand rails by the 8th tee and they look super. Bill Platt and Trevor Wheeler from the Seniors Working Party have taken on the job of improving the bunkers when possible – Bill with electric Tiller and generator and Trevor with a rake.
Many thanks to all the volunteers who are making a difference to our club.
The cleaner has left the club and until we have a replacement I would ask you all to try your best to keep the club as tidy and clean as possible.
The open day, which was planned at very short notice, resulted in 2 young juniors and a two adults joining. Thanks to Aidie for organising it.
There was a very successful scramble last Saturday bringing all three sections together. Thanks to Darren and Jan and I know they are thinking of organising another – hopefully this summer.
I would like to remind you that :
- subscriptions are due: many thanks to those who have paid early.
- There is a race night on Saturday 13th April
- The Tuesday and Friday 9 hole stablefords start on the 9th April
Finally, if you have any suggestions for improvements to the course or ideas for social events, please mention them to any member of the executive and we will discuss them.