Harborne Golf Club

Hi-lighted Committee Minutes - December 1965

The President, Mr F J Evans, was in the Chair

All members of committee were present, and their names are recorded as follows:  D Evans, L J Hales, M C Treacy, J D Roberts, R Lucas, C J Withers, F C L Yeomans, R T Baldwin, F Woodhouse, A J Allen, W S Fraley

Arising out of the Minutes, the Secretary reported that the names on the Honours Boards had been brought up to the date of instructions being given for this work.  There remained some renovations to be carried out.  With regard to Mr C W Wheeler who was considered for membership at the previous meeting, a letter had been received from his previous Club couched in satisfactory terms, and his application, together with others considered at the same meeting had been finalised and subscriptions paid. 

The date of the Gor-Ray Tournament had still to be advised to us. 

A letter had been received from the Ladies Secretary following our communication as to their playing times.  After discussion the Secretary was instructed to confirm to the Ladies that play would be permitted on Saturday mornings – the period of play to terminate at 12 noon. (Mens’ Medal and major competition days excepted)  Also that Ladies with handicaps of 5 and under may play at any time on Saturdays.

The Treasurer reported an approximate loss of £400 for the year completed. 

The Captain made reference to the item in the Suggestions Book and reported that it had been agreed by the Handicap Committee to leave in being for a trial period of one year, the local rule with regard to free pick out from the brook at the indicated positions.  It was agreed that Medals would be tried for a period of one year as three balls, starting from both the 1st and 10th tees.

The House Chairman reported on re-siting of Honours Boards.  It was proposed, seconded and carried, that the large picture in the lounge should be disposed of, and that the small bar be taken down, to make room for boards.  The House Committee were given permission to proceed with new showers at a cost not to exceed £550.

Applications for membership had been received from Mr D J Townsend and Mr R F Gregg.  Introductions and interviews had been effected prior to the meeting and the ballot proved in their favour.

Resignations had been received and were accepted with regret, from A J Price, Mrs H Bairstow, Miss J Bindschandler, S S Chazan and Mrs P Mitchell.

Any Other Business

The attention of the Committee was drawn to a letter sent out by Edgbaston Golf Club inviting donations from their members to the Christmas Box Fund, with a view to our adopting the same procedure in future years.

Arising out of a letter received from the Warwickshire Union of Golf Clubs, Mr R J Baldwin, as the Club’s representative, was instructed that we would not be in favour of playing to full handicap differences in Matchplay and Stablefords.  It was proposed and seconded that in future 7/8 of handicap should be taken in Stableford competitions.  An amendment was proposed and seconded that no change should be made from the present ¾.  The amendment was lost and the original proposition carried.  Strokes to be taken at the holes.  Alterations and/or additions to the Professional shop were discussed in the light of a letter received from the architects.  The matter was left in the hands of the President.

The date of the next meeting was agreed for the 10 January 1966.

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