2021 AGM

The shot gun start rain out did not prevent 55 golfers attending the 2021 AGM. Congratulations to President Brent for his very capable management of the meeting.

As with all internal club AGMs, the Twin Towns Board was supportive of the meeting with both the Chair and Deputy present. Four other Directors also attended and senior manager Rod Pain gave his time to ensure the venue logistics were managed for the best interest of golf members.

Twin Towns Chair, Brian Brown thanked the Golf Committee for their 2020 management and spoke more broadly about the challenges experienced during the past year. A highlight of Brian’s remarks was the presentation of a Life Member jacket to Ladies Captain, Pauline Ryan. Below golfers can see the glowing pride of Pauline holding her new jacket.

Pauline and partner Max now hold the prestigious Life Member recognition and golfers can reflect on the 50 years plus of service that these two individuals have given to Banora golf.

The President thanked Marlene Wyatt and Penny Martlew for their contribution to administration of the AGM and particularly to Marlene for preparation of the Annual Report which golf members readily voted as being read.

The notice of motion to change the election structure of the Golf Committee was comfortably passed, substantially over the 75% requirement. President Brent announced that counting of the vote would be scrutinised by two Twin Towns lady Directors, setting a Twin Towns first.

The 2021 / 2 Golf Management Committee is
President Brent McLennan, recognised for his golf competition support and allowing Committee members to do their job

Vice President Lis Edwards, the achiever and 2020 not-Secretary while ensuring the Golf Committee complied with administrative requirements

Secretary Penny Martlew, returning to the position with a well-documented history of achievement

Treasurer Peter Waslawek, first time on the Committee and brings considerable financial experience and a strong business background, loves his golf

Men’s Captain Kevin Haddrick, continuing in a role where he has demonstrated passion and the ability to deliver a golf program matching the desire of members

Ladies’ Captain Myra Biggar, long term strong supporter of Ladies golf and her respect by the ladies and beyond suggests ladies golf will run well

Veterans’ Captain Dave Harrod, third year plus as Veterans’ Captain with his blogs having an iconic following, popular and simply delivers the program that the Vets want

Men’s Representative Allan Danks, second year and valuable asset to Men’s golf as a capable knowledgeable player with all the necessary back room skills also brings significant business acumen to the Golf Management Committee

Ladies’ Representative Rosie Connelly, continuing in the role with considerable Golf Committee experience including as Vice President also long-term manager of the flagship Sunday medley competition, great support to Lis with administrative matters.
Below the 2021/2 Golf Management Committee.

Impressive team!
Ken – Immediate Past President

Golf Committee

Golf Gossip

As I know not everyone is into blogging, tweeting etc…
2020 was a year of experiences – Wet, dry, fires, floods, border passes, COVID bubbles, golf, no golf; it’s a wonder we all survived.
Looking back, we have done very well. Our club is in a strong financial position for the 2021 season, our membership is holding to stable figures, the playing numbers are strong and the support we are receiving from members is great.
As you are probably aware, Twin Towns has extended all memberships by three (3) months to take in 2020/2021 renewals. Please check your
membership expiry date as TTSC is not sending reminder notices. The Golf Committee is concerned and is considering ways in which we can remind you.
With 2021 squarely in our face, I bring to your attention our AGM is scheduled for March the 20th and the positions of President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer will be up for election.
We currently have a great committee, working well together but unfortunately some of this committee are not standing for re-election. Therefore, you are encouraged to put on your volunteers’ hat and take up a position.
There will be a motion to alter the constitution put to the AGM, which
concerns the way our committee is elected. Year one (1) is President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer and year two (2) is Men’s Captain, Ladies Captain, Veteran’s Captain and Men’s and Ladies Representatives.
This is considered not good governance and the alteration proposes we mix the playing and executive committee positions in future elections. The Notice of Motion with a more detailed explanation will be found on the notice board.
The course is playing beautifully at present and I encourage all of us to help maintain it in that condition. Filling divots, repairing plug marks and raking bunkers all add up to better playing conditions. Don’t be scared to throw some sand on the tees if you notice wear and tear.
As we haven’t hit COVID over the fence yet, please maintain your vigil, follow the plan (on the notice board) and try to relax and enjoy yourself.
I hope 2021 is a lot more user friendly than was 2020.
Good golfing, cheers,
Brent McLennan (President)

Golf Committee

Vets Monday 7 December

50 in the field today.

Division 1 Winner DAVEY, Darryl with 39, off 9 and Runner Up THACKERAY, Kim with 38 off 12.

Division 2 Winner MCELVENEY, Bob 40 (26) and Runner Up D2 MASON, John 36 (26)

13 in the Rundown which went to 34 all in.