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Captains Newsletter: January 2022

Welcome to my first newsletter of 2022. It has been a fairly dry January in more ways than one! Who would have thought we would be playing 18 holes in January? I certainly cannot remember too many occasions when this happened over the past twenty odd years. I think you will all agree the course is looking really good at the moment. A reminder to all, out of respect for your fellow golfers, please repair divots on the fairways, pitch marks on the greens and rake the bunkers; it is really not that difficult!

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a member, male or female, to join the club council as the competition secretary. The current position holder, Paul Lloyd, is aiming to spend some time cycling in Italy this summer. Paul has kindly agreed to assist in setting up the competitions for the coming season. Therefore, anyone who takes on this important role will be able to have a handover with Paul before he cycles off into the distance. Anyone interested in this position please contact Paul or myself to discuss the scope of the role. While the position of competition secretary is an important one, it also provides the post holder with an introduction into the workings of the club council. As a member of the club council you will be in a position to make a positive contribution to the future development of the members section.

As mentioned in previous newsletters, the club council has been updating the club constitution. The final draft will hopefully be approved at the club council meeting in February. Once approved by council, the constitution will be published for members to view and make comments via the notice board and hopefully the club website. Details on how to submit comments or questions will be circulated at this time.

The removal of the majority of Covid-19 restrictions means we are able to hold the Captains Last Supper dinner dance. This Black-Tie event was introduced during the captaincy year of Chris (Trig) Jones and Dawn Thompson. Obviously, due to Covid restrictions we have not been able to hold this event for a couple of years. It is important that this and similar social events become embedded in the social calendar of our golf club. This event will take place on Friday 25th March. Posters in the clubhouse give full details of the event with tickets available from Haley in the bar. Included in the £25 ticket price is the usual banter, good humour, a three-course meal and a disco.

Finally, enjoy your golf while the good weather is with us. Stay safe.

Dave Palferman

Captain 2021