Club Defibrillator: This has now been moved to the entrance door to the bar by the bowls green room for easier/quicker access for both members and the public. The location is to be publicised and the unit registered so that anyone can obtain an access code by ringing the emergency services.
Thanks to Alan, Roger, Dave and Trevor – our wonderful volunteers, we now have a sparkling clean fleet of buggies!
After constant use the interiors were in a sorry state with loads of rubbish left in them. Members and guests are reminded to make sure that, on return, all belongings are removed and litter deposited in the bin provided in the buggy ranch.
Following a number of requests for the return of our famous quiz nights Patsy and Sarah have organised a quiz and supper night for Friday, 28th January at 7pm as per the attached flyer which will be posted in the bar together with the sign up form. On this occasion, we are limiting the numbers to 40 which will be 10 teams of 4
Please sign up in the bar, on the notice board by the hot drinks machine. The cost is £10 per head for the quiz and Steak and Ale Pie and chips.
regards to all
|Good morning all,|
On behalf of Ladies Captain Lucy, Seniors Captain Adrian and myself thank you very much for your endorsement to be your Captains for the 2022 season, assisted by Vice Captains Phil, Bella and David we will do our very best to uphold all the great work carried out by our predecessors.
In conjunction with the staff, we are fortunate to have great support from the team on the Golf Committee, Pro Shop, board of directors and a number of volunteers who give up so much of their time free of charge for our club.
We will be trying to continue to keep you all updated and have a few topics lined up to share with you all early in the New Year but wanted to drop you a line to wish you all the very best for the festive season.
We have our first meeting with Richard on the 6th January and look forward to sharing with you some of the ideas that he already has in mind for next year. Once again congratulations to Richard on his appointment and a shout out to the team and volunteers for all their valued contributions.
It is the season of good will, as we all know at this time of year daylight is very limited for 18 holes of golf. To be fair to all members particularly at the weekend, tee times should ideally be filled with 4 balls where possible. If there are vacancies in your booked tee time, it is quite reasonable and fair for a Member to book onto that tee and we would hope their booking would be accepted in the friendly spirit of the Club.
If you do expect to have 4 players in your booking, please ensure you put their names in the allotted slots. However, please remove them from the booking if there becomes a vacancy so the space can be used by a Member looking for a game. The BRS system allows the Club to make efficient use of available tee times, so your co-operation in this matter is appreciated.
As you have no doubt seen there is an initiative being driven by England Golf to get back to the traditional custom of members declaring their intent to enter a score before they commence their round, this is an automated system that can lead to penalty scores being added to your score history, we clearly are keen to try and help you all from receiving such penalties so will be sending you further information over the next couple of weeks and will of course do what we can to assist. Any questions please drop us a line
firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
We are most grateful for all members that have helped us adopt the revised charging platform this is a great help in streamlining some of the administration and enables us to more readily automate competition entry. We are working on ways to try and provide a little more visibility and make payment easier for all. In the meantime we are reducing the overdraft limit to £7 which from our observations will not impact on too many of you but helps us keep any overdue balance to a minimum, please continue your sterling efforts in this regard.
2022 GOLF DIARY
We are pleased to advise that the new diaries are now available from the Pro Shop, please make sure Stuart/Mitch make a note if you collect one so that we can make sure that all members can get hold of one. As previously mentioned these have the telephone numbers of members that approved their submission so makes a very valuable resource for contacting fellow members for example when arranging matches. Thanks to IPC Alan and Sharren and all involved in its creation.
And finally ……….
We would very much like to continue to make Ramsey a warm and welcoming Club to play Golf, Bowls, Snooker as well as all the activities that take place, so as Christmas rapidly approaches our final thanks go to all our great membership (Golf, Bowls, Snooker & Social) who have supported the club so well in 2021.
We wish you all a very Happy Christmas and look forward to a much better 2022!
Hoping you all stay safe.
Paul Judge – Captain RGC
2022 MEMBERSHIP FEES
For 2022 the Management Board have decided to increase membership fees by 3%
across all categories. The extra income generated from this rise will not cover the
anticipated increase in expenditure that the club is budgeting for in respect of next
year but the board believe that a modest increase goes some way in recognising the
loyalty of members over a very disturbed two years with the pandemic and the flood
at the end of 2020 and maintains the club’s price competitiveness against the local
With regard to this year, the club’s finances have performed better than budget and
will deliver a revenue surplus which will further increase our reserves at the year end,
the primary areas where we have seen improvements being membership revenues,
visitor income, course expenditures and a covid return to work grant. These
improvements have delivered a significant improvement in the club finances which is
very welcome news and worthy of celebration – HURRAH !!!
Over the past couple of months we have lost a number of members which is
concerning as it means that, despite the growth in membership over 2020 and 2021
the club still does not have adequate members to ensure that the club’s income is
sufficient to meet the club’s operational expenditures without the efforts of members
under the volunteer programme ranging from those helping with the running of the
different sections on committee’s, competitions, matches etc, on the golf course and
bowling green and in the restaurant and bar.
In finishing I would like to wish all members a very happy Christmas and prosperous
new year and to thank all members for their continued support of the club and the
many volunteers working on behalf of the club
Finally a huge thank you to our people from Richard and his team to Stuart and his
team, to Sarah, to Judith and to Bex
Chairman, Ramsey Golf and Bowls Club
Winner: John Dunham 38 Points
Runner-up: John Rush 37 Points OCB