Malling Area Golf Society

The Committee

The society is governed by a group of members known as The Committee. Each committee member has their own set of tasks and duties to perform to keep MAGS running smoothly. The positions within the committee are reviewed on an annual basis with modifications being voting for at the AGM. The 2017/18 Committee is comprised as follows;

Peter GrayBrian GoodhewDave Verga
Peter GrayBrian GoodhewDave Verga
Tim GrimesPeter TweddellPaul Damper
Monthly EventsHandicaps & Web AdminCompetitions
Tim GrimesPeter TweddellPaul Damper
Steve TothillDerek ReedGraham Nunn
CaptainVice CaptainTrophies
Steve TothillDerek ReedGraham Nunn

Minutes from the 2016 AGM

AGM of Malling Area Golf Society
Held at Broome Park 15th April 2016

There were 27 members present
Apologies from Geoff Mills .Brian Woods.
Meeting Commenced at 08.46

Chairmans Report
Firstly thanks to the outgoing Captain,he has worked very diligent to make his year a success.
The Web site is still continuing progress with Peter Tweddell doing all the hard work.
We have updated our Bank mandate which proved a long and testing process.
The changes to the pairs competition has proved successful and will continue in the same vein.
Costs are under control which means the subscription will remain unaltered.
It is worth mentioning that members cancelling the society Golf day at short notice causes additional work. The introduction of the £10 no show fee is working well. Do remember it is your responsibility if your guest does not show.
The Mags on Tour is well under control and our thanks go to Linda Rowan,although Ian no doubt will want to take the glory. Last years tour was enjoyed by all with the exception of he who came last(not mentioning no names). This year the trip to Portugal has 16 going.
The size of the Committee has been reduced and meets once a quarter. You can speak to any committee member should there be any points you may wish to have raised.
We hope to introduce the new monthly medals soon which will have the Mags logo.
Graham Nunn has agreed to take over the job of chasing the return of trophies and arranging for the engraving Graham has been invited onto the committee.
Any individual who has not renewed their membership by the end of April will be removed from the mailing list.
It is proposed to make Brian Goodhew an honorary member.Brian is not playing Golf at the moment as he is awaiting an Operation,but still manages to turn up on society days and collects the money for the days Golf and settles the balances with the Club. (It was unanimously agreed later in the meeting for Brianto be made an honorary member)
Finally we will be voting for a new handicap system in "Any other Business " which the Committee will be recommending for a twelve month trial. Peter Tweddell has worked very hard re-crunching all the score cards from last year.

Secretaries Report
In future, minutes of the Committee meetings will be made available on the Web site.

There were a couple of minor issues on the issue of receipts which had been resolved. The Bank Balance currently stands at £3.7K.

Paul Damper thanked everyone for completing their games in the designated times.

Course bookings
Courses are mostly booked now for the coming year and the start of next year. If you are a member of a club that you feel would make a good society Golf day,let Tim know. It is difficult to find suitable winter courses.

Election of Captain
Ian Rowan
Proposed - Tim Grimes, Seconded - David Smith

Vice Captain
Steve Tothill
Proposed - Ian Rowan, Seconded - Peter Barrett

Election of Officers
Chairman Peter Gray
Proposed - Paul Damper, Seconded - Dave Verga

Secretary Dave Verga
Proposed - Tim Grimes, Seconded - Dave Catchpole

Treasurer Brian Goodhew
Proposed - Graham Nunn, Seconded - Steve Tothill

Website Pete Tweddell
Proposed - Peter Barrett, Seconded - David Taylor

Golf Days Tim Grimes
Proposed - Pete Tweddell, Seconded - John Burbridge

Competitions Paul Damper
Proposed - Dave Catchpole, Seconded - Trevor Woods

Any Other Business
Gimmes ,putting out are getting longer,there are to be no gimmes anymore.
Lost Balls ,time limited to two minutes then two shot penalty.
Handicaps..The new system suggested by the committee is 0.3 points above or below the days average score per point. A vote was taken and the new system agreed.
The Chairman gave a vote of thanks to our Auditors Peter Self and Graham Nunn.
The meeting ended at 09.06

The 2016 AGM

A copy of the agenda for the 2016 AGM can be found here...2016 AGM Agenda

A copy of the 2015/16 Accounts can be found here...2015/16 Accounts

Minutes from the 2015 AGM

AGM of Malling Area Golf Society
Held at Broome Park 17th April 2015

* The meeting was opened by the Chairman Deter gray at 8.55 AM.
* Apologies for absence were received from Dave Verga (Secretary) and Mark Parsons (Capt Elect)
There were no matters arising from the minutes of the previous AGM.
Peter Self proposed that The Chairman’s report be adopted and this was seconded by Peter Tweddell.
Peter Self proposed that the Secretary’s report be adopted and this was seconded by Peter Tweddell.
Accounts for the year were presented for adoption by Roy Goodhew who thanked Brian Goodhew on behalf of the members for his excellent preparation of them and after a brief discussion about a small anomaly of £12, Peter Barratt proposed that they be accepted and this was seconded by Ian rowan.
Paul Damper reported that the format for organising Pairs competitions and Match Play were working very well and that there was no need to alter anything.
Tim Grimes is to organise a fun day at Leeds castle most likely to by mid June.
Mark Parsons was confirmed as Captain for the forthcoming year with Steve Tothill as his Vice Captain. (proposed and seconded by Paul Damper and Peter Self).

Members of the Commitee:
Chairman. Peter Gray (prop Roy Goodhew, sec Peter self)
Treasurer. Brian Goodhew (pro Grahm Nunn sec Peter Barratt)
Secretary. Dave Verga (pro Tim Grimes sec Steve Tothill)
Event Organiser. Tim Grimes (pro Peter Gray sec Dave Catchpole)
Handicap Secretary. (Graham Nunn withdrew his nomination to stand) Peter Tweddell has accepted the role along with the position of Web Administrator (pro Tim Grimes sec Dave Catchpole)

All agreed that the Handicap system was to remain in place.
And that new members (unless otherwise informed) be automatically started on 26 for the first 3 cards.
It was decided that the Title of Most Improved Golfer be evaluated by the performance in their relative division and then the 3 resulting players voted on via the web site.
It was suggested by Steve Tothill that Peter Barratt, Dave Ware and subsequently Steve Day be awarded Honoury Membership, Paul damper formally proposed the idea and Trevor Woods seconded it, this was well received by all.
Tim Grimes went on to explain the thinking behind Course Choices for the ensuing season and welcomed any constructive suggestions for future courses.

The meeting was closed at 9.30 AM.

Minutes from the 2014 AGM

AGM of Malling Area Golf Society
Held at Surrey National Golf Club
On Friday 11th April 2014

The meeting was formally opened by the Chairman with 16 People present.

Apologies: Tim Grimes, Dave Verga and Steve Tothill.
Minutes of the previous meeting where read and accepted. Proposer Paul Damper, Seconder Chris Lewis.
Matters arising there were none.
The Chairman thanked Peter Tweddell for all his work on developing the website and Roy Goodhew for his work arranging the courses.
There was no secretary's report.
The meeting thanked Brian Goodhew for his hard work in producing the accounts. The Auditors had two recommendations;
The engraving and trophies were very expensive and there was a lack of VAT receipts and therefore we change the engravers. It was agreed by the meeting that we obtain a full price list from the current and alternate suppliers and the committee would then authorise the use of the most cost effective but only suppliers able to provide proper VAT receipts will be considered.
The accounting for the MAGS holiday abroad be taken outside the MAGS Accounts due to the lack of proper invoices from the provider Franco Leisure. After discussion it was agreed that it was not practical to change supplier this year however the committee will write to Franco Leisure requesting proper invoices and not just a hand written receipt to validate costs. This will be discussed with Steve Tothill at the next committee meeting. It was recognised that the next year would probably be outsourced to a separate company as it was to be organised by Ian Rowan. The meeting said that the holiday should remain in the accounts but must be supported by valid invoices.

Paul Damper reported that the competitions had gone well. Peter Tweddell asked the meeting if the final of competitions should be paid for by the society and the result was No. It was proposed that two separate bags be used to pair up members for the winter pairs. Proposer Peter Self, Seconder Graham Nunn, the motion was carried.
The meeting recommendation was to ask Tim Grimes to organise a Fun Day.

Peter Tweddell was elected Captain, Proposer Paul Damper, Seconder Peter Self, motion was carried. Mark Parsons was elected Vice- Captain, Proposer Stewart Ryan, Seconder Roy Goodhew.

The Committee as proposed were elected; proposer Roy Goodhew, Seconder Chris Lewis.

ChairmanPeter Gray
TreasurerBrian Goodhew
SecretaryDave Verga
Golf DaysTim Grimes
HandicapsMark Moore
CompetitionsPaul Damper
CaptainPeter Tweddell
Vice CaptainMark Parsons
Players’ RepPeter Barrett
Trophies and TourSteve Tothill

It was proposed by Tim Grimes that each society game be a set figure ie. £40 and £32 non dining. This would mean the less expensive courses would allow us to play more expensive courses. For - None, Against - the majority. Motion non adopted.
It was proposed that we have a Captains charity hazard at all society golf days (proposed £1 forfeit). The treasurer will look after the proceeds given on an honesty box basis and the money would be donated to the Captains charity at the end of his tenure as captain. The elected Captain to announce charity at his first society day as captain.
Members were reminded that Mick Cocoran has a page on the Web site for MAGS branded attire.
There is an excess of funds and the committee will prepare 3 options for spending the cash. These options will be voted upon by the members.
The meeting was closed at 5.25pm.

Minutes from the 2013 AGM

AGM of Malling Area Golf Society
Held at Surrey National Golf Club
On Friday 19th April 2013

Meeting commenced at 16.10pm.

22 Members present.

  1. Minutes of last Meeting read and agreed. Proposed: Peter Self, Seconded: Dave Verga.
  2. Accounts: The Accounts were submitted by Roy Goodhew and audited by Peter Self and Graham Nunn.
    Roy did query the amount spent on engraving, etc. (an extra £500 this year). Steve Tothill explained that some trophies had to be replaced and that all receipts were to hand. It was decided that costs should try and be kept down next year. The Accounts were then accepted.
    Proposed: Paul Damper, Seconded: Michael Curcoran.
  3. Social Events: Tim Grimes is organising a ‘Fun Day’ at Leeds Castle, possibly on the 25th July. More information to follow.
  4. Election of Officers:
    CaptainTim Grimes
    Vice-captainPeter Tweddell
    SecretaryDave Verga
    All other officers re-elected from last year
  5. Any Other Business:
    1. Mark Moore suggested that to make things fairer, the overall winner on a MAGS Golf Day should be cut by at least one handicap point irregardless of the winning score. Therefore winning with 39 points and below would prohibit a cut of one handicap point, above 39 points would proceed as normal (ie. 0.3 for every point over 36).
    2. Insurance - A long debate then followed over Insurance. Peter Gray informed us that (1) we were not covered abroad for buggies and (2) guests were not covered on MAGS Golf Days.
      Peter Barrett asked whether, under the existing Insurance, MAGS members were covered every day of the year. Roy Goodhew confirmed that we were.
      A vote then took place: Do we keep existing Insurance? The majority agreed that we should. Anybody going abroad should take out their own insurance.
      Brian Goodhew (Treasurer) will have waiver leaflets for guests to sign before paying and playing.
    3. Clothing: Michael Curcoran is now in charge of all MAGS clothing. This can be viewed on our website.
  6. Votes of thanks were then given to all Committee members and organisers with special thanks to Peter Tweddell for the new web page.

The Meeting concluded at 16.55pm.

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