Saturday 23rd June – Private Function in Dining Room from 7pm
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Captain’s Newsletter – May 2018
Another month gone already, and the weather still feels like winter, that wind is bitter cold and just when we get one nice day the next is rain or cold, anyone would think we lived in the west coast of Scotland!
I am happy to say that our new chef Simon Comley has transitioned into the role and hopefully most of you will not even have noticed, please let me know your thoughts on the food and the bar service, we are always looking at improving and without feedback we can’t do that, good or bad.
On a similar and related theme, you may be aware that we are running our annual promotion for Social members, I think this is about the 4th year running. I know that at the AGM the committee proposed a reduction in the Social membership annual fees which was rejected by the members, so the committee has decided to run the promotion again for a limited time to try and get new Social members.
On the course the links is looking great and playing really tough, I am sure most of you are enjoying the test, and well done to the winners this year already. There is one thing I would ask everyone to do, if you hit a wayward ball off the 1st, 2nd, 9th or 10th please remember that those people whose garden you may have gone into might have children playing and so please treat it as if it were your garden and as well as reporting the matter once you are back in the clubhouse be respectful to the owners of the property should they speak to you or ask you a question. I understand that the golf course was here before they were, however I would rather have good relationships with our neighbours than bad.
It has been noted that the cupboards opposite the office, where people put items that have been found on the course and clubhouse, are getting into a right state and the committee is going to clean them out this month, so please have a look for anything you might have lost, as it will be going out later in May if no one claims it.
St Cuthbert Day is June 9th this year and we are running a 4-person competition from 8am till 1pm, the competition is called a reverse waltz and works in that the first hole is the best one score then the second is the best two scores, the third is the best three scores and for those who know the waltz, you will know that its 3,2,1 again (and so on). Any combination of players, an inclusive day with prize money for the best score. The fox and rabbit will run from 1pm till last game and the festivities across at the putting green will be on from around 12-1pm till 5pm, including live music and kids play stuff.
As I have written quite a bit on the land sale I have added that at the bottom in case you get fed up reading already.
Dates to look forward to:
May 18th Ladies Open
May 27th St Cuthbert Open
June 2nd Club Function (Legends) – another great night at the club
June 9th St Cuthbert Day
June 10th Mixed Foursomes Open
June 12th Gent & Juniors Foursomes
June 16th Tom Hedges
June 17th Juniors (Captains Putter)
June 20th Ladies Mid-Summer Trophy
Update on Land Sale:
As most of you will be aware the club is proposing to sell some of the land around the practise area and some of the car park.
There has been little or no movement at all in that regard, and the main reason for the delay appears to lie with South Ayrshire Council (SAC) planning department.
Currently we are tied in with Inverdunning and they have sent a proposal to SAC for the “call to sites”, this is basically a draft proposal to SAC along with many others for our proposed land plans in the hope that SAC will look favourable on our option and then give the permission. I have to tell you that this process could still take years to get started.
I am concerned about the club and our potential need for funding, with each passing year as everything increases in price our fees go up to cover those costs, and without some other stream of money there is little if anything we are able to do to stop the increase in fees. And if the number of people who have just not paid their fees (no resignation letter) is as bad as it looks then we need to do something.
I have been approached by one and potentially two other new developers who would like to get into negotiations with us about a different method of dealing with SAC as well as a new and different plan regarding the plot of land and the proposal.
I am quite keen to have a new set of eyes on this and look at what might be able to be achieved, so together with everyone involved including Ben Barrs, Inverdunning, and our solicitor we are looking at where we are.
Nothing can get done without the backing of the members and if needs be we will hold another EGM to get the members opinions; we are still working on it and will keep you informed.
Ian Logan Club Captain
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