Minutes of Looe Golf Club Seniors Committee 20th November 2018


            Present: D Allen Capt, A Holland Treas, A Harmer Sec, A Beer VCapt. R Butler Past Capt, J Rees, B Weston

            Apologies: Nil


Discussion and decisions

Action by



Captains Address: Dave opened the meeting at 0845 and thanked all for attending this his first meeting since taking over as Captain. He explained that his involvement with the RBL had taken up quite a lot of his time during November and he thanked his V Capt. Andy Beer for standing in as required.



Minutes of last Meeting (Sec) – Non available



Matters Arising (Sec) - Nil



Secretary: 3 changes to diary - Section handbook 25th April Staddon Heights match is away and not home as stated. On June 6th the Seniors & Ladies Greensomes will be played and the Birch Ward Trophy will now be played on 13th June. 

Decision: As no club rep present Sec to update Club copy of Handbook








Treasurers Report: stating he is satisfied with Senior’s finances.  No committee questions. The Captain asked for committee members to solicit ideas from members to be presented and considered at the next meeting on how to reduce the amount of funds held.



Seniors Open 2019 – post discussion regarding the organisation of the 2019 event.

Decision: To form an organising Sub-committee consisting of Treasurer, Vice Capt, Jeff Rees and Bob Weston.  Sec offered his services should they be required.




03/08/19 Sub-Com


Birch Ward Trophy. After much discussion it was decided that:

1.   due to time constraints we will open this year’s Birch Ward Trophy competition to all male Looe Golf Club members over 55 years of age,

2.   advertise through posters/notices within the Club.  Secretary

3.   future plans to expand the event further into 2020 will be discussed at meetings during 2019.





Mid April


Seniors Away Day. Decision: Captain to select where and Treasurer will arrange.


Capt, Treas


Knockout Trophies 2019. After discussion it was decided that

1.   Entry lists will be posted by End of January 2019.

2.   Closing date for entry 28th February 2019.

3.   Pick own partners for Buster Trophy. Players must ensure either

       matches are played or amicable decision made as to which pair go through to the next round.






Seniors Section Functional Manual: Secretary explained Draft copy will be complete shortly ready for consultation period.  Decision

1.    Two draft copies in available in the club/one on web site and one    

         electronic copy with all committee members by end of November. 

2.    Document to go live after next committee meeting.



Sec-End Nov



1.     Jeff Rees requested coloured flags relating to flag position on greens. Decision:

       1.   Sec to e-mail Club Sec regarding flags.

      2.   He also re-iterated position on both player’s handicaps and the    

            importance of not keeping visiting teams waiting on tee times. Captain

            agreed and insisted both would be monitored and acted upon    


      3.   Discussion relating to Eclectic divisions teeing off at separate times, this was dismissed.






Vice-Captain has two Fourball tickets for Whitsand Bay which he intends to raffle at the Christmas Lunch. Proceeds 50% to owner who is not a golfer and 50% to Captains Charity. Decision: Raffle at xmas lunch.



V Capt


Captain suggested donating a staff Christmas gratuity. In the Treasurers absence the Sec. proposed that a limit of which the committee can donate/gift to any entity without member authorisation should be set. The Committee decided a limit of £50.

       1.   The Staff gratuity was agreed up to the committee’s maximum limit.

       2.     Secretary to document the amount in the Functional Manual









1.      Date of next meeting 17.01.2019

2.      Meeting closed at 0950hrs.






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