On Monday 4th March the committee met with 28 Vets representing their clubs for their annual meeting. There were several Reps attending for the first time. After coffee Chairman, Sue Johns, welcomed everyone and introduced the Committee. The committee then outlined their roles and the links with reps.
Secretary, Eve Clements thanked Reps for their support already in 2019 and hoped that paperwork had been printed satisfactorily, queries addressed that the Guidelines are self-explanatory. Hard copies of paper work can be sent on request. Members cards had all now been received by clubs and more were available when needed. The status of Vets NQ under the World Handicap System is being investigated by England Golf
She thanked the Reps for being a valuable link between members and the Committee and they were welcome to contact her with queries as they arise.
Treasurer Yvonne West reported thatsubs are due by 31st March but this does not preclude additional ladies joining during the year. Members lists can be sent in on a spread sheet if it helps
Competitions Pat described the Vets competitions , two at home, three trophy competitions on host courses and one 9 hole event.
Silver players are up to 20 handicap and Bronze players 21-36 . Ladies with handicaps 37-40 may enter but play off 36.
Once the Start Times have been sent out there are no refunds so players are asked to find a replacement but please let Pat know of the changes .
Reps were asked to be very clear when copying out the email addresses and other details of the ladies entering the Competitions. Please give Christian names.
Prizes are presented at the AGM in November, so Reps are asked to encourage Ladies to attend.
Captain Bobbie invited reps to encourage ladies to play in matches and submit lists to her or Vice-Captain Megan by 31st March. They would then meet to sort teams and give everyone at least one game.
Sue reported that the County Website is undergoing an update which will include the Vets pages..
Kit orders can be sent in at any time. A small stock of kit will be held but orders supplied to order.
A lively question and answer session followed including a request to introduce new 9 hole competitions along side the home competitions. The committee is working on the fine detail and reps will then be informed
A list of closing dates for events has now been sent to Reps.
If anyone requires more membership cards to please advise the secretary..
The Website will be updated with details of trophies asap
The Buggy policy remained as in 2018
The meeting closed at 12 noon with we hoped Reps leaving with a clearer idea of their responsibilities than when they arrived.
AGM 5th November 2018 held at Cotswold Edge Golf Club
On Monday 5th November, Cotswold Edge was busy with Ladies for the 53rd AGM of the Veterans’ Section of GLCGA.
Many arrived early and I was able to welcome many of them as they arrived and they enjoyed the opportunity to chat with ladies from other clubs before settling down to an AGM which informed them of the progress made this year with updating the various policies as well as of the meetings the committee had attended.
Due to the fact that a couple of the committee were absent Eve read their reports and the chair thanked them in their absence.
The North Captains’ report had plenty of chuckles included, especially as Rose recalled Bobbie's "pink hair day" and summed up her busy year as lead captain, the difference this year being that Megan had been captain of the day on a couple of occasions, a new trend that is hoped to be used more in the future.
After the Committee was elected there was warm welcome for Yvonne West from Chipping Sodbury as our new treasurer and Megan Mills became Captain North, becoming in fact, Vice captain so she can learn the ropes from Bobbie. This should smooth the path for future ladies joining the committee and unite the county vets under one umbrella.
Thanks were given to the retiring committee members, Annette Murfin, Hazel Blandford and Jacky Watson for their contributions to the Vets' Section whilst in office.
It was lovely to see the spread of Ladies receiving prizes due to the varied nature of our competitions and the splitting into several handicap categories rather than just Silver and Bronze. Our new clubs Lansdown and Alexander Park both featured in the prize winners and all competition winners are listed in the results below in the order they were played during the year, latest first.
Photos of trophy winners who were present are below; the Committee list has been updated and the 2018 fixture list entered on the website so please refer to those for planning your 2019 diaries.
Thank you to all who attended.
Chairman Sue Johns
Summer Bowmaker - Painswick ladies
Angela Woodward, Lorna Sparkes, Sarah Taylor
Autumn Trophies - Winners
Gross - Barbara Smyth - Cleeve Cloud
Bronze Gross - Val Bland - Alexander Park
Home Club Competitions -Winners
Muriel Button - Carole Hatherley- Westonbirt
Millennium Trophy - Marian Fielding -Thornbury
Overall Winner - Vikki Caulfield - Henbury