Annual General Meeting
held on Tuesday 28 February 2023

Our Chairman, Richard Hone, welcomed everyone to the meeting.  There were 57 members present and 43 of them braved the cold, wet conditions to play the back nine competition.

AGM report 2022
The 2022 report was published on line prior to the meeting.

Review of the year
The committee secretary, Irene Mitchell reported on the year’s events.  This included:
a generous contribution of £1500 to the charity ECHO

an average of 70 players a week

the winter eclectics 2021/22 winners where Jean Durrant (stableford), Paul Barns (nett) and Stuart Murry (gross)

this year the top four winners of prices ranged from £59 to £84

Terry Crofts won the Singles Matchplay Knockout (George Pawson trophy)

Brian Stocks and Helen Whitehand won the Pairs Matchplay Knockout (Jack Crabtree trophy)

Our lady Champion is May Cox-Brown and our men’s Champion is David Sheath

Finance Report
Peter Wilson spoke about the accounts and how winnings are distributed and highlighted some of the main expenditure areas.

Competition Review
Our standard weekly format continues this year and the vast majority of players enter their scores online, which is a great help with the admin process.  As always, Richard reminded members about their responsibility in maintaining the pace of play, keeping up with the group in front, repairing pitch marks and raking bunkers.

The top three money winners this year were Richard Juby, Beresford Bell and the most successful Richard Moskwa.

This year’s analysis of the winnings shows a reasonably fair distribution over the range of handicaps, although a very slight dip in the share of winnings for the lower handicaps has been noted (compared to previous years) and will be monitored.

Monthly special events
Terry Crofts is taking over the management of the monthly events this year. The number of participants has been reducing since Covid and costs have been rising, so this year’s away events will be reduced.

Continuation of pre-bookings
Richard explained his reasons for continuing the pre-booking system for the foreseeable future.  There is a small number of players who strongly object, so the situation will continue to be carefully monitored especially with regard to “no shows”.

Charity 2023
For this year the club will be supporting two charities that have been chosen by the Main Club Captain (Sachin Kanaiya) – Maggie’s Cancer Care and Emanuel House.

No proposals were submitted this year.

Committee for 2023
After ten years on the committee, Ron Coles is stepping down.  He has worked incredibly hard organising all the monthly events, which have been much appreciated by the committee and our members.

Terry Crofts will be taking over the monthly events schedule this season.

AGM 9 hole challenge – Graham Bowles was the winner.