It is pleasing to note that the Sports Bar development has been funded out of current cash reserves and is already contributing revenue. I also note that some Members felt that more communication was required and your Board will strive to do so, as we move forward. As an aside, I'd like to congratulate the Architects, Builders, Management and the Construction Working Group (especially Anthony Ryan, Steve Callaghan and Ross Donaldson) for the fantastic result that has been achieved on time and on budget.
Next week you will see some changes taking place to the kitchen reception and entrance passage to modernise and enable easier access,
The next 2 projects your Board is considering are:
- Redevelopment of the 14th Green and surrounds, as per the Master Plan and
- Repurpose of the old gaming area, into a child-friendly area.
These are being scoped and planned for the next 6-8 months and Management will pin-up artist's impressions and plans as they become available.
For many years now, the 19th News has been published weekly. From 1 November this will change to fortnightly, to relieve some of the administrative burden, but also pivot slightly to be more golf-oriented with increased content on rules, etiquette and competitions and reduced advertising which will be done mainly through social media, the onsite TVs and the external display screens.
As we move into the busiest time of the year, which is also likely to be dry, may I please ask you to take special care of the course? Repair your pitch and divots marks, keep carts and buggies away from greens and worn areas, exit to the back of greens (not via the front worn areas which also holds up play) and keep up the pace of play to reduce the general wear and tear on the course.
Happy golfing and enjoy your time on the course as it springs into life.
Mark Mathieson - President