News > November 2021 Member Update

Published 01 Dec 2021

Monthly Report - November 2021

Upcoming Events

Shoot Out – Sunday November 28th. Women tee off at 10.00 and men 10.30, bring a plate to share at the conclusion please.

Christmas Cheer – Saturday 11th December. RBGC Playing Members only, entry list is up on the noticeboard. We are offering two tee time choices, a morning slot at 9.00am and afternoon at 1.00pm. Both options are a shotgun start. Remember a shared afternoon tea so please bring a plate. We will also be celebrating our Champions and prize winners of our main club golf. More details on our website here.

AGM Sunday 12th December at 10.00am in the Clubhouse. All members welcomed and encouraged to attend, please see more details on our website here and also attached PDF of the AGM handbook.

Happenings in the past month

Women’s Open – another very successful weekend with glorious weather. There was much discussion around holding it again in October but our fixtures calendar is proving too full to accommodate this, so it will be moved to slightly later in September.

Labour Weekend Ambrose – Another full field of competitors and an enjoyable afternoon.

Club Championship Finals – these were played in atrocious conditions, thanks to the even braver souls that came out to watch. Silver women – Karen Barbour from Vicki Moss, Bronze Women Dawn Goode from Penny Stonyer. Senior Men - John Strahl from Dave Neve, Intermediate Men - Paul Coltart from Simon Johnston, Junior Men – Pete Thomas from Stu Cookson.

Shirley and Colin Simpson 27-hole stableford – due to the poor weather, this event that is usually run in conjunction with the Finals of the Championships, was rescheduled to the following Saturday and played in fine hot conditions with some good scoring, the winner Women – Maxine Moss and Men - Malcolm Steele

Matchy Matchy – Courts and Corks mixed doubles tennis tournament, this is being rescheduled, a confirmed date will follow. Our main tennis events planner Kate Twigg has had to take leave from the Committee due to personal reasons, but others are stepping up in her absence. We thank you for your work, Kate, and look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Committee Meeting Notes

  • The tennis court renovations just need the netting attached; all new signage is being developed.
  • The Committee looked at the concept plans supplied by the two architects we engaged and decided to go with Aspect Architecture for the further development of the plans for the clubhouse. We have a working group that will now drill down into some details and we are hopeful of having some draft plans for discussion and input by the membership during the summer break
  • Our annual accounts are back from the auditor and are included with the AGM documents. Nomination sheets for the Main Committee are on the noticeboard, we would love to have you join us, please add your name and find a nominator. If you have any questions, please call Karen Barbour.
  • As from the 1st Dec we will be introducing an increase in the bar pricing, we have not had any changes in our pricing since 2018 but, due to increased overheads in both product and staffing costs, it is timely that we put a small price increase in place. This will be an average of 10% across the board.
  • The programme for 2022 is in the pipeline and should be completed and available shortly.
  • Remember this year’s subs are now due, to the 60% that have already paid, thank-you!
  • COVID Vaccination Policy – the committee is investigating this option and have requested member feedback. Please look out for separate email relating to this.
  • Susie Simcock Leadership Award – In its inaugural year this scholarship has been awarded to our very own Bec’s O’Neale for the 2021/2022 year. We as a committee know her value and now others have recognised it as well. Congratulation’s Bec’s.

See you all around the Club Soon!

Karen Barbour, Club Captain

Summer Bar Hours & Meal Service

Well, it's coming up to that time again and we are all counting down to the Summer holiday period and waving goodbye to 2021. It's been a funny old year and, true to form, has provided a bit of a clash with our bar and meal nights over the holiday period.

We know that you have all been patient, followed the rules and allowed us to do the same - even when it was a bit tricky - so thank you! It is appreciated. Management and the Committee have made the decision that we want to look out for our staff, so with this in mind have decided to make a couple of tweaks to our usual offering;

Friday 24 December (Christmas Eve) - no meal service will be available. The bar will be open from 4pm - 8pm, early closing to allow our wonderful staff to go home and enjoy some time with their families.

Saturday 25 December (Christmas Day) - the clubhouse and bar are closed.

Sunday 26 December (Boxing Day) - the bar reopens at 4pm on a daily basis from this date through to Sunday 9 January.

Wednesday 29 December - meals available on this night

Thursday 30 December - meals available on this night

Friday 31 December (New Years Eve) - no meal service will be available, the bar will be open from 4pm - 8pm. We have provided alternative meal dates as above.

The office will be staffed daily from 26th December through to 8th January, please continue to book your tee times online as it really does help to manage the course during this very busy period.

Thank you all for your support over the recent year, we are all hoping the traffic light system brings a return to 'normality' in time for summer. Look forward to seeing you at the Clubhouse!

Bec O'Neale, Club Manager