Dragon's Tooth Golf Club

Minutes of Annual General Meeting

Date
Time
Venue

27th March 2019
19:30 hours
Dragon's Tooth Clubhouse

 
       

Present:

   

Terry Goodwin (Treasurer), Kate Ward (Committee), Kim Topping (Ladies VC), Judy Bigham (Committee), Carl Stubbs (Captain), Bridget Allen (Ladies Captain), Graham McGeachan (Men’s VC), Jonny MacNeil (Committee), Nick Hough (Handicap Secretary), Joe Newson (Secretary), James Young (Glencoe Activities, Callum Young (Glencoe Activities) plus members.

Apologies:
Dave Crilley (Greens Convenor), Jonny Henshall, Mary Michie.


Agenda

Minutes of Annual General Meeting of 22nd March 2018
Agreed and signed by Carl Stubbs and Bridget Allen.

Men’s Captain’s Report

Carl reported that the competitions this year had gone well, following an increase in the number of qualifying competitions from 7 to 40.  The club had held two open competitions which had again been well attended.  He reported that efforts were ongoing to set up a new Glencoe Activities Texas Scramble competition.  Carl was pleased to see that members had risen following the introduction of the special membership rates for Club members, and that the Club and Glencoe Activities had once again worked well together.  He also commented on the fine condition of the course for the time of year, and gave an update on imminent works on the greens.

Carl announced that he was standing down as Mens Captain due to reaching the limit of tenure as per the Constitution.

Ladies Captain’s Report

Bridget reported that there had been 20 lady members this year, with 2 new ladies joining and one moving away.  Gina Hough won the Ladies Open, Ann Munro won the Ladies Senior Open, and Judy Bigham won the Ladies Shield this year.

Three away days – to Killin, Crieff and Newtonmore – had been enjoyed by all who attended.

Bridget thanked Jonny for his hard work in getting the course in such great condition, Carl and Terry for all their work, the clubhouse staff for their efforts and hospitality, and all the lady members of the club.

Bridget announced that she was standing down as Ladies Captain.

Treasurer’s Report
Joe reported that the rules for the matchplay competition would be amended to avoid a logjam if players were unable to complete the matches in the stated period.

The drop zone by the 8th/17th green had been reinstated at member’s requests, for use when the boundary fence obstructed players.

Secretary’s Report
Joe reported that membership was up by just over 10% compared to the previous year, with a few more members anticipated prior to the end of March.

He advised that as in previous years a reciprocal green fee discount was expected to be confirmed with Fort William Golf Club although that was properly a decision for James and Callum Young to make.

The Course had received a mention in the Visit Scotland Guide to Golf alongside St. Andrews and other esteemed courses as one of Scotland’s finest 9-hole courses.

Greens Convenor’s Report
In Dave’s absence, Carl provided a summary of Jonny’s comprehensive work carried out on the course over the winter and spring and upcoming works.

Handicap Secretary’s Report
Nick gave an update about handicaps and some new features of Handicap Master that would be available this year.  He reminded the meeting of the new 2019 rules and the emphasis on ‘ready golf’.

Election of Officers
Carl Stubbs and Bridget Allen stood down as Mens and Ladies Captains respectively, while Dave Crilley stood down as Greens Convenor, and Liam Devine stood down from the Committee.  All were thanked for their contributions.  Members present were invited to put their names forward for the Committee and make proposals. 

John Ross was proposed and seconded as Mens Captain, Gina Hough was proposed and seconded as Ladies Captain, Graham McGeachan was proposed and seconded as Greens Convenor.  The remaining current office bearers were proposed and seconded to continue in those roles.

The vote for election of officers was taken en bloc and passed unanimously.

The 2019 Committee is therefore: -

Captain                      John Ross
Ladies Captain          Gina Hough
Vice-Captain              Kim Topping
Treasurer                  Terry Goodwin
Junior Convenor       John McNeill
Greens Convenor      Graham McGeachan
Handicap Secretary  Nick Hough
Secretary                  Joe Newson
Committee Member    Kate Ward, Judy Bigham, Bridget Allen, Angus Morrison


Other Business

Graham Hayden enquired if new features of Handicap Master would be available and Nick confirmed they would.

Ken Armson asked if the midweek medals could be played on Tuesday and Wednesday rather than just Tuesday, to give more opportunities to members to play.  This was though a good idea and agreed.

Terry reminded members that fees were due by the end of March.

Kim suggested that the Mixed Pairs event could be held several times through the year rather than once, which will be looked at. 

Carl presented the matchplay trophy to David Wilson.


The meeting closed at 2035 hours