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Turkey Trot – Week 7

By |November 25th, 2018|

TURKEY TROT no 7   

24 / 25 November 2018

O/WINNER      RON KELLY 39pts

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A GOSSE                     38pts (L6)

GWYN JONES              38pts

STEVE   DAVIES           36pts (B9)

13+

WAL BROWETT           36 pts

GLYN HUMPHREYS     35 pts (B9)

K TURNER                   35 pts

 

TWO 3 £8.00   LLOYD JONES 1  IAN LEWIS 1  JOHN LEWIS 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                      

 

 

 

 

Turkey Trot – Week No 6

By |November 18th, 2018|

TURKEY TROT no 6      17/18 November 2018

O/WINNER      GARETH WILLIAMS 64-3=61

0-12

G Lowe                   76-11=65 (B9)

Tony Jones           76-11 =65

P Corbett               77-11 =66

 

13+

H Birch                   84-21 =63

R Kelly                   80 -15 =65

Gareth Pierce     81 -15 =66

 

 

 

Two’s   7  –  £3.00 Per Two

E Fitzsimmons 1     Phil Evans 1   M Price 1     Neil Roberts 1

A Syme 1   Mike Parton 1     Gareth Williams 1

TURKEY TROT HANDICAPS.

GARETH WILLIAMS 3 -1     GARETH PIERCE 15-1 4   R KELLY 15-14   H BIRCH21-20

G LOWE11-10 TONY JONES 11-10   P CORBETT 11-10

 

Turkey Trot – Week 5

By |November 11th, 2018|

TURKEY TROT no 5   10/11 November 2018

O/WINNER      E FITZSIMMONS 39pts

0-12

J LL WILLIAMS           36pts (B9)

T FOULKES                 36 PTS

GARETH WILLIAMS 35pts (B9)

13+

GWIL   ROBERTS       36 (B9)

GARETH   PIERCE     36 PTS

ARFON JONES         35 (B9)

 

TWO’S   6 £3.00  PER TWO

E FITZSIMMONS 1   GWIL ROBERTS 1 JOE JONES 1 R COWELL 1

A PADMORE 1 GARETH WILLIAMS 1 //   NEIL ROBERTS LAST WEEK £2.00

 

KURKEY TROT HANDICAPS.      J LL WILLIAMS 3-2   GWIL ROBERTS 13-12

T FOULKES 12-11   GARETH WILLIAMS 4-3     GARETH PIERCE 16-15

ARFON JONES 20-19         E FITZIMMONS 10-8

 

 

Minutes of the Management Meeting 18th September 2018

By |November 5th, 2018|

Minutes of the Management Meeting held at 7.00 p.m. on Tuesday 18th September 2018 at the clubhouse.

  1. Present: Oswyn Roberts, Gwilym Roberts, Ian Vaughan-Evans, John Ll Williams, Alan Foster, Ian Lewis, June Brady, Graham Hardinges, Kim Webb, Catherine Parton, Wendy Roberts
  2. Apologies: Brenda Roberts, Eddie Fitzimmons, Susan Kilday, Mike Whear, Clive Davies
  3. Confirmation of the minutes of the meeting held in the clubhouse on the 15th May 2018.

The minutes were proposed by June Brady and seconded by Graham Hardinges and agreed as correct by all present.

  1. Matters arising from the minutes of the meeting held on the 15th May 2018.

The Secretary had sent a reminder to Members regarding GDPR and had received a few more responses. There were still twenty members who had not responded and he would continue to chase these.

Alan Foster had procured new straps for the broken trolleys although one had already been stolen.

Graham Hardinges had prepared a paper on Corporate Membership which would be discussed later in the meeting.

  1. Treasurers Report

The Treasurer had circulated a report prior to the meeting highlighting that income from membership was down this year and expenditure was up due to previous commitments (e.g. roof repairs etc). The outlook to the end of the year was favourable provided we did not encounter high unexpected expenditure.

  1. Secretarys’ Report

The Secretary reported that he had received a report from Premium Credit that they had been subject to a Cyber-attack. He would be contacting members who were using Premium Credit.

The Secretary was asked to remove the out of date telephone list from the notice board as this contravened Data Protection.

  1. Sub Committee Reports

7.1      House

Report attached to end of minutes.

The report was accepted and the following comments received

The suggestion to rotavate and seed the area cleared to the rear of the clubhouse by G Teeson was agreed. This area could also be used as additional parking area on busy open days etc.

It was agreed that the Chair should discuss the Cleaner vacancy with the Member who had expressed an interest and proceed with the appointment if appropriate.

It was suggested that the clubhouse floor be varnished early in the New Year when the club was generally quiet.

The Electrician we had been using had ceased trading and we would need to source a new electrician.

7.3      Greens

Report attached to end of minutes.

The report was accepted and the following comments made: –

The bunker nearest the 6th green should remain and be renovated.

The bunker in front of the trees on the 6th hole should be removed.

The bunker in front of the 7th green should be reduced in size by approximately 50%

The bunker to the left of the 8th and right of the 7th green needed attention to stop balls running straight through and to prevent people putting out of the bunkers.

Additional sand as to be bought to ensure there was a consistent amount of sand at the base of all the bunkers.

The bushes in front of the Ladies tee on the 9th are to be removed – the Ladies are currently unable to see the green from the tee.

The gap between the 7th tee and green and 8th tee and fairway has reduced considerably again and further trimming of the trees is required.

There were no other sub-committee reports.

  1. Captains Report

The Captain reported that his Captains day had been very well attended with 66 members and 12 guests playing.

 

The Away day at Aldersley green had also been a great success with 40 members attending.

  1. Junior Section Report

A number of sessions had been held since the last meeting and had continued over the summer months.

The services of a golf Professional from Wrexham had been secured and Lewis had provided a number of lessons to the juniors and was due to attend further sessions over the next few months.

The lessons would move from a Monday evening to Sunday afternoon from the beginning of October.

Additional volunteers are needed to help with the sessions.

Catherine will be attending the Level 1 Coaching Course in October (the cost of this is covered by grant funding).

The Chair thanked Catherine Parton for her excellent work and perseverance.

  1. Correspondence

None

  1. DGU

Ten pairs from Pwllglas had played in the County Captains’ day and twelve players were going to the Autumn DGU meeting at Llangollen.

Four DGU matches had been played against Old Colwyn, Abergele, Clays and Moss Valley.

  1. AOB

12.1 New handicap software

Kim Webb had been asked by the Chair to review the handicap software we were currently using and provide an update to the Committee. Kim presented the results of his research to the Committee and it was agreed that a small group would be formed to review and proceed with the purchase of new software. The group would consist of Kim, Mr Captain, Catherine Parton, Brenda Roberts, Sue Roberts Eddie Fitzimmons, Ian Vaughan-Evans, Steve Davies and Dylan Jones.

Alan Foster reported on a successful Seniors Open and AM AM which had both been profitable.

June Brady reported that the Family Trophy had been very successful with 32 adults and children taking part.

Catherine Parton advised the meeting that Speed golf was becoming popular and this may be something the club should consider in the future.

Graham Hardinges presented a paper on a number of options for Corporate Membership. Graham was to circulate the paper and a small group consisting of the Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer would meet with Graham and provide recommendations to the next meeting.

  1. Date of next meeting was set for Tuesday the 30th October 2018.

Action Points from Management Meeting.

  • Secretary to inform Members using Premium Credit of the Cyber-Attack.
  • Secretary to remove out of date telephone list from noticeboard.
  • Chair to discuss Cleaner vacancy with interested Member and proceed with appointment if appropriate.

Greens Chair notes to Management 18th Sept 2018

All the normal day to day work, mowing , strimming, spraying and other green keeping procedures have taken place as necessary throughout the Summer. Summer aeration of the greens with the fine slitting blades was completed.

Top- Dressing

At the time of the last Management Committee meeting, Tuesday 15th May we had just top-dressed the greens. It went very well, the weather was favourable, growth was good and the greens recovered well within 7 days. The following Tuesday 22nd we were visited by the Denbighshire Past Captains and they were very complimentary about the course and the greens.

 

During June we had a heat wave and the course became burnt. We top- dressed the greens again at the end of June during the hot weather, it went well but possibly contributed to further drying the greens. During the hot weather the greens were watered for several hours during the day and late into the evenings watering by hand and by using the pop up sprinklers. Areas of the greens where the rock is close to the surface suffered most and became damaged as the rock beneath heated up. In July Francis repaired and re-seeded the most damaged areas.

 

Further re-seeding took place during Course Maintenance Week in August when three major and important procedures took place. Verti-cutting, over-seeding and top-dressing of the greens. On the 13th of August all the greens were verti mowed with mowing units borrowed from Major Owen. Verti mowing removes the thatch that collects near the surface of the green. Thatch which can absorb and prevent water reaching the root system. All the greens were then over-seeded to further repair the damage caused by the hot weather. On Tuesday and Wednesday the greens were top-dressed.

We hope to apply a further top-dressing ,starting Monday 1st October which will provide a firm putting surface for the Winter months and into early Spring next year.

 

Maintenance week

 

The timing of such major work during August was questioned during the recent ‘walk the course’ greens sub-committee especially since global warming contributes to warmer Septembers.

It is essential that major maintenance work is done during strong growth conditions to ensure a rapid recovery time.

Over-seeding and top-dressing are procedures which must be done during good weather periods providing good germination temperatures and strong growth. August is the most reliable month to provide these conditions.

Points to consider,

  1. Difference in weather conditions and temperature between mid August and mid September.
  2. Top-dressing material needs to be dry and/or have drying time prior to matting or brushing.
  3. We are advised that late applications of top-dressing will promote disease in our climate.
  4. August is the quietest Summer month on the golf course as families take holidays and spend more time on family activities. Even on coastal courses in holiday areas, e.g. Llandudno, green fees and golf shop retail figures take a dip in August. June, July and September are busier.
  5. Six or seven lighter applications of top-dressing, applied between April and October might be less disruptive. However that would mean 6 or 7, (Tue,Weds,Thurs) would be affected.
  6. We would still need one major maintenance period. A compromise has been achieved in recent years to be able to include ‘maintenance Week’ in the fixtures diary. It is not ideal from a green keeping point of view to have dates put in place (the weather could be more favourable the week before or the week after) however it is useful for members to arrange matches and for the Opens to take place without disruption.
  7. A review of the fixtures would need to take place.

 

Bunkers

 

Bunkers probably cover less than 1% of the course but take up to 10% of Green keepers time to maintain.

Reports from members regarding bunkers have been a concern this Summer. We decided to take one bunker out of play on the 6th hole following reports that dangerous stones were showing through.

All the bunkers on the course are constructed on limestone which is brittle and breaks up over time.

Bunkers and bunker sands have a limited lifespan and need renovation. Bunkers can become contaminated over time with silt, stone and clay particles. Sand splash, wind blow and foot traffic contribute to the decline of bunkers.

Our bunkers have become tired and are in need of attention.

20 ton of sand at a cost of £550+VAT would go a long way towards improving the bunkers.

We need to have consistency. The same sand and same depth of sand within a bunker and from bunker to bunker throughout the course.

The sand we have in our bunkers is no longer available, however very similar sand from Eaton Hall quarry is recommended to be compatible with the sand we have.

We must be aware that the ball will sit deeper in fresh ‘fluffy’ sand.

We need to take a good look at the contribution bunkers make to our course before investing into renovating them. You can determine which bunkers are valid and can be renovated and which can be removed.

Decisions need to be taken based on consideration for all golfers not just on one category of golfer.

 

Points raised during ‘walk the course’ sub-committee,

  1. Two bunkers to the left of the 6th fairway should be removed. No need to renovate the bunker with stones showing through. The other is placed in front of trees, i.e. two hazards together, all the bunker does is prevent the ball rolling into the trees.
  2. Inconsistency of sand within bunkers. The face of some bunkers have too much sand while there is not enough sand at the base.
  3. The ball plugging in the face of some bunkers is difficult to play without building a stance which breaks the rules.
  4. Face of the bunkers should be left solid and not raked so the ball rolls to the bottom. We are aware that various sands and the shape of sand particles make a difference, e.g. sand particles with angular shapes have different properties to round particles.
  5. Unfair bunker short left of the 8/17th Bunker is considered by some to be too shallow when the ball can be putted or chipped onto the green. This bunker is doing what it was meant to do, catch a thinned ball from running onto the green. Some think it should be removed or made deeper and more punishing.
  6. Sand in some bunkers has become contaminated and stones are showing through.

 

Work on bunkers can proceed as agreed by Management.

 

Tees

 

Several tees suffered in the hot weather. We can just about get the hoses to some but we need to get water to the 2nd tees, 3rd tees, 9th tees and 5th tees. Ideally the 6th and 8th as well.

Woodland work starting September.

 

Flail mower acquired during the Summer will be used where appropriate.

Members working parties will continue with clearing as agreed last Autumn. Some areas can be considered to be wildlife habitat.

All working activity must always be discussed and agreed with Francis before work can commence.

If agreed by Management work can be done over the Winter.

Ladies 3rd tee needs more light and air. Removal of some trees.

Also five trees on the 9th fairway can be removed and replaced with short rough.

Remove trees forward of 8th/17th tee.

 

 

 

Short rough

Can be cut back four meters to fairway to the right of the 2nd/11th hole. Can be cut back to fairway short of the 2nd/11th green. Also right of the 5th fairway.

Look at the consistency of cut in some areas especially fairway edges.

 

Advice and Guidance

Consider inviting STRI to provide a review of the course condition and offer advice in relation to ongoing maintenance, top-dressing and bunker renovation. Last visit by STRI was June 2010.

Cost is likely to be in excess of £1k.

House report to Management Committee September 18th 2018

During the Summer we’ve had Edwards Bros roofers, Liam Williams electrician, Garry Teeson , Mike Jones and Neil Roberts working in and around the Clubhouse.

Some of these jobs have been quite expensive but are good and necessary investment in our clubhouse.

Edwards Bros have replaced the flat roof covering between the clubhouse and locker rooms. They removed all the old covering and the old roof boards and replaced them with new moisture resistant OSB3 boards covered with Firestorm EPDM rubber which has a 20 year Guarantee (with a 50 year + proven life). They also fitted new UPVC edge trim and gutter drip systems.

Liam Williams replaced the emergency lights in the clubhouse as advised by the fire inspector from Snowdonia. They now comply with regulations. He also replaced the strip lighting in the men’s locker room with LED fittings which are compatible with the sensors. The lighting has much improved and working well for the first time in years.

Mike Jones the plumber arranged for the manufacturer to fix the boiler. So we should have hot water and heating again this Winter. He also replaced the taps in the Ladies locker room. He still needs to fix the showers in the men’s locker room.

Garry Teeson arranged for two men to spend two days with hired machines (while he had them) to clear 28 tree stumps from the car park and scrape around the Ladies porch. GT and his team had such a good Sponsors day he agreed that he would not be invoicing the club for any cost for the work. He has asked that in return the club allow him to entertain 8 colleagues to a round of golf on Friday 21st September at 2 pm.

Management please discuss, spraying weed killer on the area cleared now, rotovate it later, pick out the larger stones and seed it in the Spring so that the gang mowers can be used at the same time as mowing the practice ground.

Neil Roberts has had a busy Summer however he has been able to make a good start on the lean-to behind the Greens shed and when he can, will continue with that project. Several other members have also been involved with various projects over the Summer. Thank you all.

At the end of August our cleaner Heather Lloyd told us that for personal reasons she would no longer be available to clean our premises.

Management please discuss employing a cleaner. Time and motions/cleaning schedules etc.

We have not found time to varnish the clubhouse floor.

Liam Williams has had a look at the outside lights and can replace/repair it and place it on a timer.

Turkey Trot – Week 4

By |November 4th, 2018|

TURKEY TROT no 4   3/4 November 2018

O/WINNER      HAYDN ELLIS 44 pts

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NIGEL ROBERTS     38 PTS

SIMON GILL           36 PTS (B9)

NEIL   ROBERTS       36 PTS

13+

GARETH   PIERCE     40 PTS

GWIL   ROBERTS     39 PTS

JOHN   WILSON        39 PTS

 

TWO’S   9 £2.00 PER TWO

V GILL 1   STEVE DAVIES 1   J LL WILLIAMS 1   GWYN JONES 1     S GILL 1

NEIL ROBERTS 1 NIGEL ROBERTS 1   D AMISON 1   GARETH PIERCE I

 

TURKEY TROT HANDICAPS

HAYDN ELLIS 19/17   GARETH PIERCE 17/16   GWIL ROBERTS 14/13

JOHN WILSON 13/12   NIGEL ROBERTS 9/8   SIMON GILL 12/11

NEIL ROBERTS 10/9

Pressentation Night

By |October 30th, 2018|

Pressentation Night

Ruthin Pwllglas Golf Club proudly hosted our annual Presentation Evening. It was an enjoyable night with many awards given out to richly deserving competitors.

Congratulations to every player on their award, we hope that you enjoyed the evening.

 

 

 

 

We would like to thank all members, for either competing
in the different cups or for attending the event.

 

Cancer Charity and British Legion Competition 27th – 28th OCTOBER 2018

By |October 29th, 2018|

Cancer Charity and British Legion Competition

27th – 28th OCTOBER 2018

 

WINNER      Alan Padmore 79 – 14 – 65

 

Our donation to the above charities totalled £194.00

 

Many thanks to all who took part.

Turkey Trot No 3 – 20/21 October 2018

By |October 21st, 2018|

TURKEY TROT  No 3   20/21 OCTOBER 2018

O/WINNER      Richard Cowell 70 – 7 – 63

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Gareth Williams           69 – 5 = 64

Phil Evans                    77 – 12 = 65

Mr Captain                   69 – 4 = 65

13+

Ron Kelly                      80 – 16 = 64

Alan Padmore               77 – 13 = 64

Arfon Jones                   86 – 21 = 65  

 

TWO’S    

R Cowell 1   Phil Evans 1   Steve Davies 1       I V Evans 1  

Mr Captain 2   Merion Williams 1   Wal Browett 1   O Roberts 1  

John M Hughes 1   Mike Brady 1

11 TWOS = £2.50   PER TWO

Handicap Reductions

Richard Cowell 7 – 5 : Gareth Williams 5 – 4 : Phil Evans 12 -11 : Mr Captain 4 – 3 : Ron Kelly 16 – 15 : Alan Padmore 13 – 12 : Arfon Jones 21 – 20 :

Mike Price 9 – 7 : Kim Webb 10 – 9 : Steve Davies 11 – 10 : Clive Davies 14 – 13 :

Adam Stubbings 16 – 15 : Steve Davies 11-10 :

 

 

 

TURKEY TROT no2   13/14 OCTOBER 2018

By |October 14th, 2018|

TURKEY TROT no2   13/14 OCTOBER 2018

O/WINNER      Mike Price 70 -9 – 61

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Kim Webb                     72 – 10 = 62

Steve Davies                 74 – 11 = 63

Mr Captain                   70 – 5   = 65

13+

Clive Davies                  76 – 14 = 62

Arfon Jones                   85 – 22 = 63

Adam Stubbings        81 – 16 = 65 (B6)

 

TWO’S    

Dave Edwards 3   Gwyn Jones 2   Mike Price 1       Arfon Jones 1  

Mr Captain 1   Adam Stubbings 1   Wal Browett 1   W Roberts 1  

Bob Mason 1

12 TWOS=£1.00   PER TWO

 

Handicap Reductions

Mike Price 9 – 7 : Kim Webb 10 – 9 : Steve Davies 11 – 10 :

Mr Captain 5 – 4 : Clive Davies 14 – 13 : Arfon Jones 22 – 21 :

Adam Stubbings 16 – 15:

 

 

 

 

Minutes of the Management Meeting held at 7.00 p.m. on Tuesday 15th May 2018 at the clubhouse.

By |October 13th, 2018|

Minutes of the Management Meeting held at 7.00 p.m. on Tuesday 15th May 2018 at the clubhouse.

  1. Present: Oswyn Roberts, Gwilym Roberts, Clive Davies, Ian Vaughan-Evans, John Williams, Mike Whear, Brenda Roberts, Alan Foster, Ian Lewis, Susan Kilday, June Brady, Graham Hardinges, Kim Webb.
  2. Apologies: Wendy Roberts, Catherine Parton, Eddie Fitzimmons.
  3. Confirmation of the minutes of the meeting held in the clubhouse on the 13th March 2018.

The minutes were proposed by Brenda Roberts and seconded by Alan Foster and agreed as correct by all present.

  1. Matters arising from the minutes of the meeting held on the 13th March 2017.

The Secretary had circulated details of all sub-committees to Members.

  1. Treasurers Report

The Treasurer had circulated a report prior to the meeting highlighting that income from membership was £10k down this year and expenditure would be up this year due to previous commitments (e.g. roof repairs). Whilst sufficient funds are available to cover the shortfall this year careful consideration needs to be given to income generation for future years, if the trend of reducing income from membership continues.

  1. Secretarys’ Report

The Secretary reported that 54 of the data protection forms had been returned. He would be sending a reminder to those members who had not replied.

  1. Sub Committee Reports

7.1            Health and Safety

The slope up to the Ladies’ third tee had been quite slippery over recent months and was being monitored. 

7.2 House

Work on the new roof was due to start shortly.

Carey Kearns has arranged to have the cooker professionally cleaned; Carey, Brenda, and Marion have deep cleaned the rest of the kitchen.

The Plumber was struggling to fix the boiler. The manufacturers are involved now and will be sending someone out to resolve the matter.

The Plumber has been asked to have a look at the taps in the ladies’ locker room.

The Snowdonia Fire Inspector recorded a ‘fail’ for the emergency lighting in the clubhouse and quoted a price for fixing them. Our Electrician quoted £50 less.

The Electrician has also had a look at the sensor light in the car park and will replace the strip lighting in the men’s locker room with LED fittings which are compatible with sensors.

The Chairman had discussed clearing tree stumps in the car park with Garry Teeson. Garry will produce a plan which will also address some of the drainage issues at the bottom of the practice ground and front of the Ladies locker room.

The alarm system is working again after failing for several weeks. New batteries have been fitted to the transmitter in the workshop which is connected to a fitting in the ceiling of the ladies’ locker room.

7.3            Greens

The greens sub-committee have not met for the usual ‘walk the course’ meeting this May. Most of the members of the sub-committee had been away on holiday during the last few weeks. A meeting will be arranged in June and report prepared for the next meeting.

The greens staff finally got to work on the course following a very wet early season. The greens were aerated by hollow coring which helps to remove thatch and gets air and oxygen to the roots and just as important, the cores are left open for a while to let unwanted gases such as Carbon Dioxide to be released. This was followed by verti draining with the new machine, relieving compaction and further increasing space for good air and water deep into the roots.

The first top dressing of the year went very well yesterday, all the greens were dressed and matted. The weather was good for the job and the staff stayed late to get the job done The greens should be smoother next week. The greens won’t be cut with the best blades now until the sand has gone into the ground. They won’t be cut tomorrow and unless we get rain to wash the sand in they won’t be cut for the weekend.

We are slowly getting rid of the Fusarium disease. Francis has been managing it by various methods. The warmer weather helps. We still brush the dew off every day which helps a lot, but have failed to get volunteers for Saturday mornings.

We’ve had vandals on the course the last two weekends. Two flags lifted but left close by, several signs removed around the course but none lost. A bit of damage to the back left of the 18th green which Francis has started repairing. Most damaging to the machines were rocks thrown in the rough. We spent an hour picking up rocks in the rough on Bank holiday Monday.

The shooters reported to Eddie Fitz that they had seen two people trying to get on the course on a quad bike from the bottom gate. Also the alarm was set off under the club but nothing more.

There were no other sub-committee reports.

  1. Captains Report

The Lady Captain reported the Spring Open had been held in March and many compliments had been received regarding the condition of the course.

The Ladies Scratch team was doing very well having won two matches and drawn one.

The Laird team had won one match and lost two.

The Charity quiz night had been a great success and £442 had been raised.

The Lady Captain had arranged a sleepover at Patshull Park golf club.

The Captain reported that his drive in had taken place before the Captain v Vice-Captain match which had been won by the Captain.

£360 had been raised for charity via the various sweeps and drive in.

The mens’ team had lost to Mold and Llangollen but had beaten Denbigh.

The recruitment evening for local sports clubs had gone well with nine attending and a further evening is likely to be arranged soon.

  1. Junior Section Report

Two taster sessions for the juniors held during the Easter Holidays.

Junior Golf sessions are being run on a Monday throughout May by volunteers from the committee. A rota has been set for the rest of the month to cover these sessions.

The club currently has 5 paid up junior members.

Catherine, Graham and Gwilym attended the Safeguarding and Protecting Children workshop at Holywell GC last week and Gwilym is hoping to attend the Time to Listen workshop next week. A review of some of our policies/paperwork is now required.

Junior helpers have all had DBS checks too.

Catherine & Graham also hope to attend the Level 1 Coaching Course in October (the cost of this is covered by grant funding)

We have been successful with two Grant applications. We have access to funding via the ‘New to Golf’ scheme and have also been awarded £1011 via Community Chest. The grants will cover the cost of courses for helpers, equipment and some professional coaching hours.

Ian V-E has been in touch with Jason from the Driving range at Trefnant. Unfortunately, he is unable to help with any PGA coaching but had suggested Jake from Denbigh golf club may be able to help.

An email had been received from Kim Ellis (Golf Development Wales) saying that the following may be able to assist us –

Lewis Harper – Plassey GC (Wrexham), Lewis – Wrexham GC (Assistant to Sam Griffiths), Jake – Denbigh GC (Assistant to Ben Brierley)

A further junior committee meeting is to be held before the end of May to make plans for June sessions.

  1. Correspondence

None

  1. DGU

The DGU past Captains day was being held at Ruthin Pwllglas on Tuesday the 22nd May 2018.

  1. AOB

The Green fees for visitors had not been changed during the last ten years whilst Member subscriptions had risen in line with inflation. Members considered that Green fees should be raised proportionally and agreed that Green fees should be £25 at weekends and bank holidays and £20 during the week. Guests playing with Members would have a reduction to £20 at weekends and £15 during weekdays.

Alan Foster reported that straps on the trolleys available for use were broken and he would look into finding replacements.

Alan also reported on a successful Mixed open; although numbers were slightly down the open had generated a good income for the club.

Graham Hardinges asked whether an agenda item regarding Corporate Membership could be added for the next meeting. He agreed to prepare a paper for discussion.

Clive Davies reported that he had nearly completed the work to the Ladies porch

IVE on behalf of the Competitions Secretary asked whether there was a need to engrave all trophies as space was very limited. The Committee agreed that this did not have to be done

IVE had been asked by a few Members whether the flags on the greens could be black and white with an indicator showing whether the flag was front, middle or back. The Committee did not agree to this request as flags had recently been replaced.

  1. Date of next meeting was set for Tuesday the 18th September 2018.

Action Points from Management Meeting.

  • Secretary to send reminder to Members regarding Data

Protection.

  • Alan Foster to source replacement straps for the broken trolleys.
  • Graham Hardinges to prepare paper on Corporate Membership
    for consideration at next Management meeting.