MINUTES OF A
MEETING OF THE COMMITTEE OF THE CARSWELL GOLF CLUB SENIORS SECTION HELD AT WYCHWOOD GOLF CLUB ON THURSDAY 3rd
Richard Tucker (Captain)
Brian Reid ( Vice Captain)
Peter Ellen (Treasurer)
Terry Clark (Match Secretary)
Bob Howard (Away Day Secretary)
Tony Dyet (Club Handicap Secretary)
Peter Pitts (Past Treasurer)
1 APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
Apologies received from John
Ordish (Secretary) and Bill Baker (Competitions Secretary)
2. MINUTES OF THE LAST MEETING
The Minutes were taken as read
3. MATTERS ARISING
4. OUTLINE OF EVENTS Current Situation. D&C Golf Ltd , the Carswell Management company, is going into voluntary liquidation and has ceased trading. Its liabilities considerably exceed its assets. It’s lease of the course and buildings has reverted to Gerry Lisi but he appears to have decided not to reopen the Club. The Club for all intents and purposes no longer exists. The members appear to have accepted this and many are joining other Clubs. A meeting with the Mens Section Committee achieved nothing. TD is finding out how to transfer Carswell handicaps to other clubs and will inform members if there are any problems. The Future. The Captain reported that a vast number of Seniors have said they want to retain links with each other and the best way to do this is to form a Golf Society. Everyone concurred with this proposal.
5. NEED FOR GENERAL MEETING.
Because the membership is so
spread it seemed impractical to hold a General Meeting and all matters
requiring members’ approval is to be put to them by way of an email vote.
6. FINANCIAL APPRAISAL AND
RECOVERY OF SENIORS ASSETS.
The Treasurer is to assess the
total assets of the Seniors that include cash, money at bank, pa system,
camera, laptop, printer, bench. RT and BR are to attend Carswell Friday 4th
October to retrieve trophies. There are unresolved problems about what
to do with the trophies if we can recover them.
By the time bills for
outstanding activities are paid there is unlikely to be a large amount of
cash outstanding. It will be necessary
to allocate money for the remaining
prizes, 6 medals and glass mementoes It was agreed to put to the members of the Section by way
of email vote that remaining assets be transferred to the proposed Society
7. FORMATION OF CARSWELL
SENIORS GOLF SOCIETY
It was decided form a Society
with those attending this meeting to be responsible for its formation. RT will ballot
members of the Seniors Section. The
Society to meet for the purpose of playing Golf approximately monthly. Membership of the Society to be eligible to
members of the former Section. The
probably name will be the Carswell Castaways Golf Society. PE volunteered to be the Treasurer of the
Society as having this offer in existence was essential to the
shall be a joining fee of £10 – also to be put to the members by email vote (RT).
8. REMAINING ACTIVIES OF THE
The Match at Witney on Thursday
10th October will proceed.
The Captain will attempt to join a few other players into this match.
The Captain will enquire with
the Captain of the Ladies Section whether the planned match will go ahead but
this is unlikely.
The Captain v Vice Captain
subsidised match will go ahead and will become open to all members. The date is Thursday 17th
will try to find a venue firstly at Drayton then at Witney.
The Presentation Evening will
proceed with the intended date being Friday 13th December 2019. Likely venue is the Wantage Comrades Club
in Wantage. Likely cost will have to
cover the band Wipe Out (already booked), hire of rooms (£50) and food. TC will make
enquires of the Comrades Club. RT and
BR to look at other possible venues such as Southmoor Village Hall or
RT to ask John Ordish to look after the provision of medals and
The Colin Pedley competition
will not be played this year.
The website will continue initially
as a resource for the members of the Section and then to support the new
D&C Golf suggest enquiries relating to the liquidation of D&C Golf Ltd. be made to Robert Day and Co at firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here for the circular issued by Robert Day outlining the procedure to make claims.
Direct Debits to D&C Golf – make sure they are cancelled NOW.
Credit Card Payers – Contact your card provider. You should should be able to get a refund. Nationwide for instance have said to tell them that contact with the merchant D&C Golf has failed there being no reply on the phone or at the clubhouse. You will need proof of purchase (basically your statement). With Nationwide you can do the rest by email or they will send you a form to fill in. A useful link is http://www.theukcardsassociation.org.uk/individual/section-75-for-credit-card-purchases.asp However there may be a problem if you are not the primary card holder so beware.
There will be a Meeting of Seniors Committee on Thursday to (a) Find out what is happening after asking Gerry Lisi and Liquidator of D&C Golf Ltd (b) If Club is finished to decide what to do with Seniors property.
The Captain of the Mens Section met with Gerry Lisi on Monday 30th Sept 2019. The green keepers have been made redundant. The course is closed unless a buyer can be found. However the gates will be open this Friday 4th October for members to collect any clubs etc that they own.
If you need a handicap certificate (i e to confirm your membership of CGC) go to Howdidido, click on more, click on handicap, up come your qualifying results, and there just above your qualifying results (on the top left) there’s a star for certificate, click and up comes your handicap cert which you can now print.
28 players took part in this weeks roll up playing Individual Stableford with 21 playing in the MMM.
Gordon and his wife Jacqui are off to pastures new, Gordon
has been a member for 15 years and was involved in the introduction of the
system we currently use at the roll ups, I’m sure you all join me in wishing
them both all the very best for the future.
Last week we welcomed Doug Varney into the Seniors,
Doug has been a member of the club since August 2018.
New (trial) member
Chris Scotcher game along today to sample what the
Seniors have to offer, hopefully Chris will become a member before long.
Just over two weeks now before we play at Wychwood, there has been a sudden surge of members paying so if anyone is still undecided remember time is fast running out. CLICK HERE TO SEE IF YOU HAVE PAID.
Dates for the diary
October 11th Race night
November 15th Quiz Night
December 13th Christmas Wipeout
Division one 2019 Winner
Casuals 2019 Winner
Winner September Medal
Roll up results
Change to Next Week’s Format
Orange Ball death
Similar rules as Yellow ball, Orange ball plus one
other scores, as the names are displayed on the TV screen that is the order of
play, however failure to return the Orange ball results in Disqualification so
make sure you remain focused when in the hot seat!!
39 members turned up this
week playing “shambles” which appeared to be well received, I understand that
Brian Stepney had two chauffeurs driving him around the course until the 17th
when he had to take the matter into his own hands when they both went off
All members who intend playing this year must ensure
that payment has been made by no later than June 16th so that the
draw can be made and communicated to all participants.
If anyone wishes to sponsor one of the holes please
let Brian Reid know a.s.a.p.
We would also like some raffle prizes donated to help
raise funds for our chosen charity this year.
Inter club matches
The game against Bicester on the 30th of.
May resulted in a draw
52 members turned up this
week playing 2s & 3s, with this number of players it meant that two pairs were
offered the option to either play individual stableford or use the calculation
of a “ghost” player, the latter was chosen.
To explain how this
The joint score of the pair
is divided by two, this then provides the mean average which becomes the score
of the “ghost”.
Player 1 scores 3 points
Player 2 scores 2 points
Ghost allocated 3 + 2 = 5
divided by 2 = 2.5
On par 4s and 5s The two best
scores count therefore
Player 1 scores 3
Ghost scores 2.5
If playing a par three hole when
all scores count
Player 1 scores 3,
Player 2 scores 2
Ghost scores 2.5
When scoring the actual
figure scored is entered and is not to be rounded up on each hole.