Prizegiving & Winter League The Club had a friendly Texas scramble followed the annual Prizegiving with a buffet provided by Heathers Restaurant. We were fortunate with the weather for the golf which resulted in some good scoring and over 50 attended the prizegiving afterwards. Thank you to all who attended, Heathers Restaurant for the buffet, the Club Captain Tim Blatchley(who did a lot of the behind the scene work) and all the others who helped but I do not know about (with my apologies!) Due to obvious reasons there was nothing held last year however a full list of winners for 2020 & 2021 can be obtained here http://www.eyemouthgolfclub.co.uk/list-of-winners-2020-2021/ Eyemouth GC Gentlemens Club Champion - M Collin https://www.flickr.com/photos/nc_killie/51626222049/in/album-72157720075920552/ Eyemouth GC Ladies Champion - J Lough https://www.flickr.com/photos/nc_killie/51626222049/in/album-72157720075920552/ Congratulations to all the winners, and apologies for the awful photography! Some photographs of the winners can be found on the link to Flickr here https://www.flickr.com/photos/nc_killie/albums/72157720075920552 Winter League On Sunday was the first Winter League round and the results may be found here http://www.eyemouthgolfclub.co.uk/winter-league-2021-22/
The club AGM was held last week, the minutes of which will be available for members in the near future. Some of the key points were: • Financial status of the club (healthy!) • Election of Office bearers and committee • Revised membership fees, as well as locker rental, green fees • Revision to the Clubs constitution • Thanking committee members standing down Stephen Mcaleese the retiring Captain has presided over the club during times which no-one could have predicted yet the club has emerged strong from all the uncertainty. Elaine Nichol, the Lady Captain is also standing down after serving her tenure. Other people standing down include Mary Gibson, who has served as the club secretary for many years, and Richard Oliver the Greens Convenor. On behalf of the members, thank you for the work you have done over the years! The new officers and Committee members are: Captain Tim Blatchley Vice Captain John Walker Lady Captain Vacant Secretary George Blythe Treasurer Chris Reid Greens Convener Jim Taylor Committee Members Colin Aitchison Alastair Collin William Miller Stephen McAleese If anyone is interested in the position of Lady Captain, please reach out to Tim. We are also looking to have a Junior Convenor to help Michael run the Juniors. We have a large Junior contingent and would like to see them flourish as they are the future of the club. Scottish Golf are running courses to help people in these positions and we will support attendance at these. Anyone interested in this role shoudl reach out to Tim or Michael.
Any members that would like to see the end of year accounts for the golf club are now available through Michael in the Pro’s shop. Also any members intending to attend the AGM (Friday 17th September) to let Michael know in order to help with the logistics on the evening. This will allow us to meet any ‘track & trace’ requirements and also so that we can email out copies of the accounts and the proposed revisions to the Club Constitution and Standing Orders. This will allow members to read them ahead of the meeting. Thank You
Many people will be delighted to learn that work commenced today on lifting and resculpting the 15th green, hopefully to make it a better test of golf, certainly fairer!! I am sure that many people have suffered over the years from the slope of this green, I have many times - most recently when I three putted!! I do not believe that there was a single objection made when this was proposed to the membership. Thank you to Keith and the green staff for making this happen as well as to those members who turned out to help lift the turf - all done without the use of a wedge!! Apologies for distorted photos but you get the gist - 2 people working and lots 'supervising'! Whilst the contractors and greens staff are working on the green the 13 th hole will be played from a temporary tee at the top of the hill. This is being done for health and safety reasons which I am sure you will understand. This will be in play for this week only, and it is expected that the normal tee will be back in use at the weekend. The 15th hole will be using a temporary green for a few weeks, until the new green has 'settled in'. The exact timing will depend on how fast this happens but we will keep you informed.
There are three dates that should be in your diary: 1 - The AGM on Friday 17th September - come along and have your say in the running of the club! 2 - We are planning on having a 'Prizegiving Scramble' on the 23rd October - Watch this space for details!! 3 - Start of the Winter League - 24th October
Annual General Meeting Of Eyemouth Golf Club September 17th 2021 At 7pm Notice is hereby given that the Annual general meeting of the Eyemouth Golf Club shall be held in the club house on Friday the 17th September 2021 All motions regarding the general activities of the club must be made in writing and signed by a proposer and a seconded. These must be in the hands of the Club Captain by close of play on Thursday 9th September 2021. All notices affecting the Constitution of the club must be made in writing and signed by a proposer an a seconded, these must by in the hands of the Club Captain before end of play on Thursday 9thy September 2021. Election of Committee Members Any nominations for posts within the committee must be signed by proposer and seconded, these must be in the hands of the Club Captain before close of play on Thursday 9th September. Any of the above notices can by handed to any committee member or handed in to the Pro shop before the above dates. Get involved in the running of your club and let us hear what you have to say. Club Captain S Mcaleese
All members should be aware that a date has been set for this years AGM. It will take place on Friday 17th September 2021. Further details will be available nearer the time depended on any current restrictions in place for indoor gatherings. it has now been two full years since we have been able to hold such an event so demand could be high and a lot has happened durring those two years. I look forward to seeing you all there
Mr Tim Blatchley has offered to step forward and take over the vacant role of handicap/competitions secretary . I trust Tim will do a great job and would like to wish him all the best and hope we as a club can all support him as he finds his feet. his first role was to reinstate the three club match play competitions usually run each summer and paused last year due to Covid. the restrictions finally now relaxed enough to reinstate these competitions the sign in sheets are now on the notice boards please sign up early as numbers may be limited due to time constraints for each round thanks and well done again TIM
With the start of the summer season and the fact that the Covid restrictions are slowly being relaxed we can now play in 4 ball format and soon will even have a club house to grab a drink after a game (fingers Crossed). Over the next few months many things will be happing in and around the club ,our membership levels are now at a record high and winter maintenance path work has almost been completed ,bunkers will soon be back in play as soon as the sand can be purchased and delivered to us. Many small changes will be happing around the course and remember if anyone wants to help out for a few hours just step forward there is always something to do. Soon we will also be restarting the junior section the relaunch was planed for last Easter however was stopped by Covid we hope to relaunch a regular sat afternoon slot where the kids can have competitions and again if any one would like to help please contact us summer is and has always been busy around the course and this year is no exception so please remember the club is only as good as its members. Thank you all for sticking with us through the past year and here's to hoping the next one is a little easier.
As the summer competitions return and the Covid restrictions remain in place ,we intend to continue with the full summer programme we will however have to remain in the two ball format until the restriction's are relaxed ,due to this we will have to drop any pairs competitions from the program perhaps later in the year when things allow we can slot them back in . in the mean time I thank you all for sticking with it during the lockdowns and helping us maintain the game of Golf at Eyemouth let us hope that this is the start of the end as more of us get the jabs.