may – member update

From the President

Hello Members

A busy few months at the Club with the many board events well underway, completion of pennant for 2017, tournament and ladies’ championships.

All pennant team members are to be congratulated and thanked for giving their time to represent the Club. It is a big commitment. Congratulations to the ladies’ division 1 pennant on taking out the flag again for a second successive year.

Congratulations also to the ladies’ grade champions for 2017 – Dot Christie, Jan Trease and Belinda Angwin. First round of the men’s championships will be held on 28th October.

Work continues around the course with volunteers consistently working to maintain and improve the playing conditions for all members. Thank you to all concerned.

A big thank you also to Roy Beaumont who has donated his time and plant to aerate and thus improve drainage on selected fairways. Captains will advise on drop areas which may be required.

Chris Verboon continues to provide the Club with professional advice and service.
Apart from the weekly mowing of the greens, Chris has overseen the redevelopment of the 14th green and 8th green. All tees are to be renovated in the next few weeks.

Members will also be aware that the course has been sprayed for cape weed over the past weeks and a thank you to Bill Pratt for organising this work.

I called a meeting of interested members to give input into ideas for the use of the Ken Bartlett bequest. The ideas are currently being costed and evaluated by the general committee.

I have organised a day to thank our sponsors for their generosity throughout the year. A day of golf and barbeque is being held on Sunday 28th May, and I urge those members who can, to come out and play a game with them to say thank you. Please give me a call if you are interested in playing on the day.

Hartley Wells Beta Electrical, Leongatha, has also agreed to sponsor a golf event to be held in early December. Check out the advance notice in the Clubhouse.

The footings for the new light towers will be installed Sunday week with the poles to be erected shortly afterwards. This will make our carpark area safer and more accessible at night.

We are also awaiting quotes for improvements to the front of the Club and new signage. New informational boards for tees are currently being made by the Meeniyan Men’s Shed.

John Hattam will also be installing new railing to the front blue stone steps and right hand side of the front veranda to enable safer access for all, including wheel chairs.

The long-awaited defibrillator is now installed in the Clubhouse. Our emergency management plan has been updated with the Captain of the day being in charge in the event of any emergency.

In my second year now as President of your club, I wish to advise members that I will not be standing for re-election at the AGM this year. Members should start to consider who they want to take over the mantle for 2018.

Happy golfing
Paul Robinson