Presidents Patter – July 2022

Published on 11th July 2022 in Committee, Members News

Well, we can certainly say that July has seen some very cold weather!! Our course is standing up well to the elements and is testament to the hard work of our grounds staff.

This Friday I will be attending the Golf Awards dinner at Joondalup Country Club with some of our staff members, our GM, Club Captain Errol and Women’s Captain Lorna, it should be a great night postponed from earlier in the year due to Covid. Word has it that we are in the running for a couple of Awards and I look forward to sharing this news with you post the 15th of July.

I would like to remind you all that our now regular mid-year briefing will be held at the Club on Wednesday the 20th of July to which you are cordially invited.

 One of the big upcoming tasks for the Club in coming months will be the formulation of the next 5-year Development Plan. This will be a critical task for our Club and I am delighted that the Community Development Officers of Harvey Shire will be assisting us in the consultation process and workshops with members.

 More information on this will be relayed at the briefing. It is very pleasing that the Club has achieved all of the objectives of the current plan and, in my view, our Club really ideas stand at a crossroads in terms of how and where we see ourselves in coming years. Exciting times!

I am very pleased to advise that our old Honour Boards have been given a new home in the Club’s ‘Meeting Room’. With projected ‘thanks’ to Ned Golem our volunteer handyman extraordinary, who will be hanging them up in coming days where they will then be given a polish and clean up. These Boards really are a direct link to the past history of the Club and it is fitting that they should be housed respectfully. I am mindful that it was these sorts of things that Bridgetown lost in the recent devastating fire and can never truly be replaced.

Club Superintendent Dave will be returning from a well-earned holiday very soon, I hope that his time away will have been a refreshing one for him as it has been a number of years since he had a decent break. I hope he is prepared for the weather change compared to Florida!

In his place Mike (‘Spud’) has been doing a great job as Acting Superintendent and I thank him on behalf of the Board for his efforts at this time.

I look forward to seeing some of you on the 20th July here at the Club and in the meantime, I wish you ‘happy golfing’

Rob Litttlewood



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