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Remember that if you want to enter any Club competitions, you can do so through the ‘Bookings’ tab on How Did I Do? or contact the Competitions Secretary, Steve Yemm – [email protected]

CLUB NEWS JANUARY 2022

COMPETITIONS

Happy New Year to all our members!  While the course is a bit damp in places, there are plenty of players out there, and for the first time for several years it was possible to hold a January stableford competition.

Congratulations to the winners of this:

Division 1 – Billy Russell (also overall winner), runner-up Phil Gardner

Division 2 – Brian Webb, runner up Bob Preston, third Matt Adlam

Division 3 – Nick Scanlon, runner-up Phil Warden

The Committee has now completed a review of all the specific terms of competition, which are published on the ‘Club Information – Competitions’ tab on the Club News page of the website, where the details can be found.  The major changes that will impact on players are these:

  • there are requirements that members – other than those in their first year – who play in competitions must have a recent record of playing qualifying rounds
  • we will no longer be running midweek medals or 9-hole qualifying competitions: now that players can play qualifying 9 or 18 hole rounds at any time, there is no need for these competitions.
  • several more pairs competition, such as the Jim Brady Cup, will be open to mixed pairs.

CLUB ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING, OFFICERS AND PRESENTATION NIGHT

These events are set for 6.45 for 7.15 on Friday 25 February – a (very) short AGM followed by the presentation of the 2021 prizes.  Those attending will have their first drink and sandwiches/chips paid for from Club funds. We hope to see as many of you as possible – Gerry Payton will be in touch directly with details.  We are looking for members who would be willing to stand as Mens’ Captain and Vice-Captain.

Congratulations to Julian Brand, our new Seniors Captain, and his Vice-Captain, Cyril Amos. Our retiring Seniors Captain, Ken Roffey, has now raised more than £700 for the Dolphin Club in Newent, and will continue to do so until all the new Captains are in place – please feed the jar on the bar.

TRAINING ON THE USE OF THE DEFIBRILLATOR

Julian Brand is hoping to organise training on the use of the defibrillator for any members interested, so please contact  him (j[email protected]) if you would like to join this.

JUBILEE BENCH

The Committee have decided to go ahead with the purchase of a new bench to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. 

CALENDAR FOR 2022-23

Dates for all competitions in the 2022-23 season are now being finalised, and all members will receive a personal copy when they renew their membership in March and April.  In advance of that, there will be a copy of the calendar on the Club noticeboard during February.

CLUB ANNUAL INCOME AND EXPENDITURE 2021  (1/1/21 – 31/12/21)

INCOME

 

2021 INCOME2020 INCOMEEXPENDITURE

 

2021 EXPENDITURE2020

EXPENDITURE

MEMBERSHIP81206055AFFILIATIONS52013828
CLOTHING ETC150 (1) CLOTHING ETC150 (1)0
CLUB EVENTS060INSURANCE107105
 ADMIN COSTS1453 (2)1068
CLUB EVENTS0200
CLUB CAPTAINS0160
MEMBER EXPENSES00
CLUB SOCIALS00
CLUB REPRESENTATION446 (3)308
DONATIONS00
CAPITAL EXPENDITURE021
OTHER INCOME SUNDRIES00
COMPETITIONS33441983COMPETITIONS2780 (4)1849
MEDALS (GROSS)882788MEDALS840600
MENS COMPS1407741TROPHIES & VOUCHERS930719
SENIORS369378SENIORS330380
LADIES61176LADIES330150
OTHER750PRESENTATION NIGHT350 (5)0
SUB TOTAL116148098SUB TOTAL101377539
CHARITY758 (6)165CHARITY60 (6)3034
SENIORS ACTIVITIES94550SENIORS ACTIVITIES94550
TOTAL133178313TOTAL1114210623
SURPLUS/(DEFICIT) OF INCOME OVER EXPENDITURE   2175(2310)
BANK BALANCE AT 1 JANUARY 2020    1331315973
BANK BALANCE AT 31 DECEMBER 2020     1507113313

 

NOTES ON THE ACCOUNTS FOR 2021

Introduction

The Treasurer and Committee continue to present the accounts in a way that better demonstrates to members how their money has been spent.  This is achieved by showing the accounts in four sections:

  1. Income from subscriptions and other sources and spending against that income – chiefly affiliation fees.
  2. Income from competition entries and spending on prizes and related items, such as signwriting for the honours boards.
  3. Charity income
  4. Seniors activities – the Club account is used as a holding account for these activities (away trip/s and Christmas dinner) so the income and expenditure must balance.

By providing a sub-total below items 1 and 2, members can better see how their subscriptions have been spent.

Notes on income and expenditure

  • This item was a donation from Gloucestershire Golf Union for a Slope Chart.
  • The major item under this heading is the subscription for How Did I Do? to maintain members’ handicaps, analyse competition results: £880 in 2021. In addition, spending on the printing of fixture lists (£190), costs for accreditation for Safe Golf (£75) and £150 for the annual Christmas gift to ground staff is included here.
  • Club representation costs are for individuals and teams to play in competitions organised by GGU and NAPGC
  • Competition expenditure: the attribution to the different sections is approximate, as the expenditure includes the cost of engraving perpetual trophies across all sections. In addition, the Club currently has a stock of monthly medals that were purchased in a previous year and are currently shown as costing the Club nothing. In 2020 and 2021, the income from Seniors’ competitions barely met expenditure; the Seniors’ Committee has therefore determined to increase entry fees for competitions that include at least two rounds.
  • Presentation Night costs normally include complementary refreshments for those attending and the cost of signwriting of the Honours Boards. In 2020 and 2021 no event was held and the signwriting was completed for both 2020 and 2021. Assuming an event is held in February 2022 and complementary refreshments provided, the costs of these should be set against 2021 competitions income.
  • Charity funds: a further £60 was donated from the bottle collection for Multiple Sclerosis; £698 is held for the Senior Captain’s current charity, the Dolphin Club of Newent.

 

Notes on balances

The Treasurer inherited figures that showed a difference between annual income and expenditure and the change in the bank balance – hence the slight discrepancy between these figures.

The ‘trading’ surplus for 2021 – ie excluding funds held for charity and, when relevant, seniors’ events – is shown through the figures in italics: £13317 – £11142 = £2175. There are some potentially committed expenses (Presentation Night and repairs to the Trophy Cabinet) but nonetheless this demonstrates that with a healthy membership, of at least 200, and prudent management, annual subscriptions and current competition fees are sufficient to meet club expenditure.

R.W.Wolfson

Treasurer

2 January 2022