Dear Members, The results of AGM held on 4th April 2023 are as follows
The Annual Financial Report of the Club for the year ended 31st December 2022, the accompanying Directors’ Report, and the Auditor’s Report, were unanimously approved.
Election of members to the Board pursuant to the Triennial Rule as provided for in Schedule 4 of the Registered Clubs Act 1976. The following were elected without a vote being required
Treasurer Sam Stalgis
Club Captain Phil Lyons
There were three nominations received for the two Ordinary Directorships. After a ballot was taken the following were elected
Director (for 3 yrs.) Nic Hall
Director (for 1 yr.) Jackie Boaden
- Nominations for Honorary Life Membership.
Marilyn Schott. Unanimously approved
Rob Russell. Unanimously approved
Congratulations to our new Board members and our two new Honorary Life Members
The Club’s website will be updated accordingly in due course.
John Clawley President Shoalhaven Heads Golf Club
Our 2022 AGM will be held at the club on Tuesday 4th April. Full details will be sent out at a later date. The three Board positions due for election this year are:
Nominations for these positions must reach the Secretary no later than 5:00pm Thursday 23rd March. They should be sent to the Secretary, Rev Watson, via email on firstname.lastname@example.org or left in the Club office, in an envelope, addressed to him.
Only fully paid up ordinary members, with a minimum of two years current membership are eligible for nomination.
Nominations forms will be available shortly, in the office and on our website.
For anyone nominating, please contact me so we can discuss what is involved with these positions.
The club has two new By Laws. These policies will soon be on our website.
The first, the Members Protection Policy, is based on the Golf Australia policy. As its definition states, this policy is to ensure our “ members, visitors, guests, sub- contractors, and employees are treated with respect and dignity and are protected from abuse, bullying, harassment, sexual misconduct, unlawful discrimination, victimisation, and vilification.”
The second new By Law, the Code of Conduct Policy, is based on recommendation from the R&A and principally sourced from its “The Game, Player Conduct and the Rules” and that
“all players are expected to play in the spirit of the game”
There will be members who will ask “why do we need them?”. My reply is simple, I sincerely hope we don’t! However, not only must we comply with current legislative requirements, but they provide guidelines for all people attending our Club, on how they should be conducting themselves and the consequences if they do not.
New Members Night.
Just another quick follow up on a recent newsletter. To all members that have joined our Club in the last 1-2years, the Board of Directors invites you to attend a “New Member’s” night in the clubhouse on Monday 6th March 2023 at 7pm. it would be appreciated if you could RSVP by 27th Feb 2023 by either emailing to Rev Watson on email@example.com , or SMS to 0412160857 with your name and a yes or no response to help plan catering.
Once more the bin is overflowing. It will be emptied, and all contents thrown away on Monday 6th March
New Greens Staff.
There are two members who have recently joined the Green Team. We have a new 1st year apprentice, Kane Albert, who first started here by helping move the golf carts back into the sheds at the end of the day. We also have a new Qualified Greenkeeper, Adam Walker. Adam is from Canberra and did his apprenticeship at Royal Canberra. Welcome to the family guys.
Win a Bottle of Wine!
Over the past year or two I have been lucky to sit down and share a beer with some of our long servicing members. When they recall what was happening in the Club’s early days it’s always been educational and entertaining. Sharing these stories would benefit all we newer members, and provide better understanding of what was done to build the Club up to what we all enjoy today.
So it’s competition time!
What do you have to do? Just send in to me your favourite story (or stories) on some event in the club’s past, at any time in the last 40 years or so.
There will be a bottle of wine for the winner each month and drink vouchers for the runners up.
If you need help then just ask me. Or I will find someone to give us a hand with this.
There will be monthly prizes, and the winning entries will go onto our website (where we already have David Lamb’s history of club), and in a newsletter.
So all you budding historians get writing!
Stay safe, Play safe
John Clawley President February 2023
Minutes of Annual General Meeting held on Thursday 28th April 2022 @ 7.30pm
Attendance: Rob Russell, Marilyn Schott, Greg Montgomery , Phil Behan, Alan Davies, John Clawley, Greg Collins, Kevin Huckel, David Lamb, Ian Asbury, John Ditton, Cec Montgomery, Steve Hancock, John Cummins, Geoff Collins, Christine Russell, Rob Edgerley, Rev Watson, Ian Komma, Dale Newton, Jan Wood, Gary Ashford, Dennis Ashford, Jackie Boaden, Ed Szczeponowski, John Schott, Julie Romanowski, Mr Tanner, Kit Tanner, Phil Russo, John Tetley, Rod Cox, Pat Herrick, Paul Feest, Mark Hill, Colin Brown, Paul Manning, Paul Davies, Harry Delany, Scott Barret, Brian Rowe, Noel Schneider, Mick Collins, Suzie Collins, Gary Salway, Keith Pepper, Steve Melocco, Mr Davidson, Mark Johnson, Gary Hoare, Dave Billett, Jeff Evans, Alan Crapp, Gordon Howes, Denis Robinson, Dave Cawthorn, Phil Lyons, Phil Guy
Apologies: Peter Badman, Jo Webber, Jim Byrne, Gary Johns, Rob Willdig, Chris Alison, Ian Bain, Pip Christian, Tim Christian, Rob Calkhoven, Adrian Lutton, Brian Curran, Keith Muller, Pauline Delany, Sue Davies, Terry Lillie, Tony Orford.
Visitor: David Murphy (Booth & Co Accountants)
President Rob Russell opened the meeting and thanked everyone for attending.
Before the meeting formally started, Rob Russell asked everyone to stand and reflect in silence giving thought to the sad recent passing of a few members through 2021.
Rob Russell asked the floor to accept the minutes of the 2021, Greg Montgomery moved the acceptance and David Lamb seconded. The motion was carried 100%.
John Clawley addressed the members as to proposed changes to the Club Constitution and ran through the need for the changes, he pointed out there needed to be a 75% majority vote to pass a resolution to accept the new constitution and asked were there any objections. The motion was moved by John Clawley and seconded by Alan Davies. There were no objections or abstentions, the motion was carried by a 100% acceptance.
All attendees had been provided with a brochure covering the presentation content. Rob Russell presented his report using the content of the brochure as the basis for his talk using a projected power point presentation. The activities of 2021 and the plans for 2022 were the highlights of the presentation with a huge thank you to the volunteer base of the Club, without whom the club could not function. There were special thanks to various individuals within the Club for their hard work. Rob Russell added Damian Spelta had resigned and will leave on the 16th May with interviews planned for a successor soon.
Marilyn Schott, our Treasurer, took to the floor and ran through her report on 2021 with the aid of a slide presentation. Marilyn Schott asked her Accounts be formally accepted by the floor, David Cawthorn proposed the acceptance and Cec Montgomery seconded. The meeting accepted the Accounts with a 100% majority.
John Clawley returned to the floor and explained the changes to Directors and why there was no need for voting.
John Clawley is the New President as he was unopposed, Rob Russell is the new Vice President as was unopposed, Kevin Watson is the new Honorary Secretary having applied as a Director but due to there being no applications for the Honorary Secretary role he had agreed to take up the role, Rob Edgerley will be the new 3 year Director, Ian Asbury will remain on the Board as a new 2 year Director. Finally, Jo Webber will fill the role as a 1 year Director unopposed.
Rob Russell advised the meeting Pat Herrick had been proposed to become an Honorary Life Member by Greg Montgomery, seconded by Trevor Duncan. The meeting passed the proposal 100% and Pat received a round of applause for his excellent work over the years.
Rob Russell asked were there any questions from the floor, there were none.
John Clawley interjected and presented a few words of appreciation, on behalf of the club, for the work of Rob Russell and Greg Montgomery over many years at the club. The attendees were all in agreement and gave both parties a generous round of applause.
Rob Russell thanked everyone for attending and closed the meeting.
Minutes by Membership Secretary
Meeting was closed at 8.25 pm
Attendance: Rob Russell, Marilyn Schott, Greg Montgomery , Rob Willdig, Connie Parrish, Phil Behan, Alan Davies, John Clawley, Greg Collins, Colin Parrish, Mark Henning, Noel Kesby, Charlie & Irene Swyer, Kevin Huckel, David Cawthorn, David Lamb, Ian Asbury, John Ditton, Cec Montgomery, Ed Szczepanowski, Peter McFadden, Steve Hancock, John Cummins, Ed Stauber, Geoff Collins, Bob Bishop, Christine Russell, Ron Thomas.
Apologies: D Brawn, Jo Webber, Peta Griffin.
Visitor: David Murphy ( Booth & Co Accountants)
Seating arrangements were limited with booking imperative, and all seating was laid out to keep 1.5m metre social distancing.
President Rob Russell opened the meeting and thanked everyone for attending.
Before the meeting formally started, Rob Russell asked everyone to stand and reflect in silence giving thought to the sad recent passing of member and great stalwart of the club Colin Waller who will be sadly missed at the Club and in the Shoalhaven business community in general.
All attendees had been provided with a brochure covering the presentation content. Rob Russell presented his report using the content of the brochure as the basis for his talk using a projected power point presentation. The activities of 2020 and the plans for 2021 were the highlights of the presentation with a huge thank you to the volunteer base of the Club, without whom the club could not function. There were special thanks to various individuals within the Club for their hard work.
Marilyn Schott our Treasurer took to the floor and ran through her report on 2020. Marilyn spoke about the financial results of 2020 which she felt were excellent given the struggle with Covid. Government assistance had helped, early on, with Jobkeeper and PAYG rebates. Lack of access to the club for members until early October 2020 had affected bar and food sales, but overall, the figures showed improved cash holdings for the Club. Marilyn explained where particular expenditure had occurred throughout the year on the course and in the Clubhouse. Marilyn thanked a number of people who had helped her throughout 2020 and pointed out that we were now a 1 million dollar turnover club, which is quite a growth and makes the Club a serious business.
Rob Russell returned to the floor and explained the changes to Directors and why there was no need for voting.
Alan Davies, Robert Willdig, Connie Parrish and John Clawley had resigned.
John Clawley had been nominated for Honorary Club Secretary, and as the sole nominee, was duly appointed. Alan Davies will continue to deal with Club Memberships and assist with WHS matters in a non-Board capacity.
John Ditton, Ed Stauber and Peter McFadden had all been nominated to fill the Board vacancies and they all bring long careers in business management to the Board and were duly appointed. All 3 were asked to stand so all attendees would be aware of who all 3 were.
Rob Russell asked David Cawthorn to address the meeting in relation to proposing David Lamb becoming an Honorary Life Member of the club. The proposal had been seconded by Ian King who unfortunately was unable to attend the meeting. David Cawthorn gave everyone a brief history of David Lamb’s work at the club and given David Lamb was member number 1 showed he had been there from day one. It was put to the floor the proposal be accepted and asked for the floor to accept the nomination. There was a unanimous acceptance by all present. David Lamb was now, therefore, an Honorary Life Member of Shoalhaven Heads Golf Club he had helped set up in 1981, followed by years of initial efforts through to the club becoming an18 hole golf club in 2012.
Rob Russell asked were there any questions from the floor.
• John Cummins raised his concerns about the condition of some of the bunkers during play now that the rakes have been returned to use. Rob Russell suggested the Club Captain might address the matter of raking bunkers in his next Club Captain’s report.
• Bob Bishop asked was the introduction of the new sand in the bunkers to continue on a regular basis and Rob Russell confirmed that was the plan.
Rob Russell thanked everyone for attending and closed the meeting.
Minutes by Honorary Secretary
Meeting was closed at 8.20 pm
Better late than never, our annual Open tournament sponsored by the good folk at Macey Insurance was held last weekend. Usually this event is held in the last week of May however due to Covid we had to delay until the slightly windier month of November which caused a few headaches for some players.
Once again we must say a big thankyou to Brendan Goddard and the Team at Macey Insurance. Macey’s has been the naming sponsor of this event since its inception in 2012 and we again thank them for their continued support. Whilst we are thanking sponsors, the team at Titleist have also been on board as prize suppliers and sponsors since the event’s inception and we also thank them for their efforts.
Onto the players of the day and we had 117 people from many clubs in and around the district. We also had a group of 28 players from our reciprocal club The Coast in Little Bay and to all of the guys who travelled to our course we thank you for your efforts.
Scoring was tough on the day and in the scratch event the overall winner with a great score of 70 was Troy Monie from Shoalhaven Ex Services Golf Club. Troy edged out last years winner Colin Mitchell from Links Shell Cove by a shot which was agonising for Colin as he made a disappointing double bogey 7 on the last hole ! The A grade Scratch winner was Nathan Whiteman from Links Shell Cove with a 74 whilst Anthony Elwaw from Gerringong took out B Grade with 85 and Brett Herron from the Heads won C grade with 94.
Runner up A grade scratch with a score of 75 was Alan Davison from the Links Shell Cove. In B grade it was Charlie Swyer from the Heads with 87 and Warren Hogan from the Coast was runner up in C Grade on a countback after shooting 98.
Onto the Net events and the Overall winner with a score of 67 was Doug Turnball from the Coast. He edged out his fellow club member Dominic Romeo by a shot. The A Grade Net winner was Bruce Brownlow from Kiama with a score of 68. In B Grade it was Andrew King from the Coast with a score of 68 on a countback and in C Grade it was Bill Whittlam from the Coast with a score of 73.
The Net runner ups were in A grade Adrian Smith from Shoalhaven Ex Servos scoring 69. In B grade it was Keith Pepper from the Heads scoring 74 whilst Sergio Pertillo from Strathfield took the prize in C grade with a score of 76.
The Novelty prizes for the day were as follows Ntp 2 Michael White Coast Ntp 6 James Hegarty Links Ntp 8 Ross Rees Heads Ntp 10 Troy Monie Worrigee Ntp 11 Paul Manning Heads Ntp 15 Alan Davison Links Long Drive A GradE Sam Stalgis Heads Long Drive B grade Liam Dale Heads Long Drive C Grade Bill Ryan Heads
Thanks again to everyone who played and helped out on the day. We look forward to seeing you at next years event in May 2021
Greg and The Pro Shop Team