Information for Members from September Committee Meeting

Finances
As the finances are very tight until we finish paying off the loan to The Common Good Fund for the club house, it was agreed that we could not warrant the expense (in the region of £750-1000) of making a practice putting area, so this would be put on hold, while we focus on more fund-raising.

Green Convenor’s Report
The greens have now been fertilised, cored and sanded with help from Ian Scott, Bob Towers and Archie Anderson, and are now ready to get their final autumn dressing.
In order to keep course maintenance costs down, and the course looking at it’s best, we decided to organise a working party for next season, to keep bunkers tidy, stake trees and do various other ground maintenance jobs.
Ian had noticed that not all the ladies tees had information relating to that hole on them, and is going to get boards made to put on the tees that are missing out.

Mixed Open Competition.
Having had to re-schedule this, plans are well ahead for the re-run on Oct 10th, with 25 entries received so far.

Junior Report
Aileen Scott Aiton reported on a very successful end of season Musselburgh Quaich Competition for pairs consisting of a junior member and an adult member – won by Aron Gunn and Keith Robertson.
Tom and Linda Hogarth have given a new trophy – The What’s On Scotland Trophy for Junior Champion, which was won this year by Angus Dun. In light of this new trophy Aileen and John McDougal have decided they will work on including all the older junior members in more club activities and competitions. They are aware that whilst they can give coaching to the younger juniors there is not much for the older ones. Aileen hopes to acquire the services of the Club Golf Scotland Roving Pro next year, to meet this short-fall. This comes free of charge, so we hope that Club Golf Scotland will look favourably on us and give us some sessions

2016 Fixture List
Work needs to start on putting this together. Wendy Bryson is to sound out her ladies committee, and bring their needs to the table.