Greens Convenor. Tommy McCurdy has had to step down from Greens Convenor due to ill health and I am sure I am speaking for everyone in wishing him a speedy recovery. Bobby Wallace who has been actively involved in bringing the course to its present good condition has taken over as Greens Convenor to see us through the Winter months.
Course Closure. Present plans are for all the Greens to be given Coring treatment on Tuesday 20th October. The Greens will be unplayable while this is happening and while the turf is re-sanded. This will require the Greens to be out of action until Saturday 24th October. Bobby Wallace is reconsidering these plans and any changes will be posted at the Club. Volunteers are needed to help the work on the Greens, if you can spare a few hours during the planned closure please contact Bobby Wallace or myself.
Kitchen Upgrade. We are required by the Council to upgrade the ventilation over the cookers in the kitchen. The equipment to achieve this has now been delivered and Lee Macfarlane has volunteered to do the work. It has long been considered that the club Main Hall needs a “Servery” which John Scott has volunteered to build. The club is very grateful for the Renewable Energy Fund Committee for allowing funds to be used for these essential works.
A.G.M. The Management Committee are planning as to how the club can conduct its AGM within the present COVID-19 Regulations, that will probably still be in force at the end of January 2021. Considerations are to email/post the Annual Reports along with Nominations for Club Officers. Dickie Scott, Secretary, is working as to how best to achieve this. It is hoped to have more news early in November
World Handicap System. The attention of all members is drawn to the WHS guidance notices and booklets which are placed in the Lobby of the Clubhouse. The system will be effective in Scotland on 2nd November 2020.
Face Coverings in the Clubhouse & Green Keepers Shed. In accordance with recent Scottish Government directives, Scottish Golf have advised that Face Coverings should be used in all workplaces. Please try to comply with this.
Car Parking Area. We will shortly be removing the Sand Storage and piles of rubble and earth from the car park in preparation for work to be carried out to resurface the car park.
Path on the 7th. You will have noticed that we have started building a dry path from the bridge across the burn to the 7th Fairway. This will be progressed as materials become available.
Ladies & Junior Days. The Ladies Day went ahead but was not well supported, but those who attended thoroughly enjoyed the day and benefitted from Ricky Nicol’s tuition. The Junior day was postponed and will be re-scheduled for Spring 2021.
Young Person’s Advisory Panel. We are hoping to create a Panel to give our young golfers a voice on the development of the club. It will be for members aged 12 – 18, anyone interested please contact myself, Jim Smith, Safeguarding Officer.
Jim Smith Club Captain