As the season fast approaches, I thought it would be good to start with a pre-season update.
Our AGM had a disappointing attendance from the membership which is something we must improve on for next year. Maybe the day the AGM is held needs to change perhaps but I look forward to having a chat with some of you to get an idea on why the attendance was low. We did manage to hold the meeting by meeting the needed quorum by 1 member. There has already been an email sent out giving an update on all the things discussed so I won’t go over it in this update but if you have any questions on any of it please get in touch with myself or any other Committee Member.
I am looking forward to my time as Captain of Scoonie and hope to continue with the great work that Tom Goodsir has done up until now, I am sure however they will be big shoes to fill. He has been an active member in the club by taking on almost all of the roles available and he will be missed from the Committee but hopefully now he can look forward to just enjoying his golf.
First up in the official start of the season we have the Captain Vs Vice Captain which will pit myself and Tam King against each other in matchplay. As with previous years teams will be randomly picked so all you need to do is enter as normal, stating your preferred teetime in the notes. This season will see the introduction of a few new competitions with two new memorial competitions and two new scratch and handicap competitions. We are also introducing a split in sweep and two’s with two division’s as well as introduce new trophies for some of these competitions. There has always been a healthy discussion around this to make it possible for the lower handicap players to have more of a chance to win anything so this should help. We hope that this will encourage more of you to enter the sweep and two’s for the Saturday medals and make it more competitive.
At the end of March there will be two pre-season medals to get you back in the swing of things before the start of the season in April. I am hoping to send out monthly Captains Updates to give you updates on things moving forward but I will try and keep them brief. It will hopefully be an exciting year ahead and I look forward to seeing you all out on the course. If there is anything that the Committee can help with please do not hesitate to get in touch. We are always keen to hear from the membership on all aspects of the club.