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PRESENTATIONS took place as follows:-
Golf Ireland A briefing was provided jointly by Tim O'Connor (Chairman of the Golf Ireland Transitions Board) and Transitions Board Member, Fiona Scott. They advised that Golf Ireland will be established on 1st January 2021 and that the GUI/ILGU & CGI will continue to operate as normal while structures for the new organisation are being built.
It was outlined how important volunteers are to the development of Golf Ireland. Nine Sub Committees have been established by the Golf Ireland Transitions Board in the following areas:- Appointment of the CEO; Finance and Governance, Branding, Logo and Website, Property and Office Accommodation, Handicapping, Competitions and Tournament, Models of Club Governance, Organisation Structures and Volunteering. Copy of presentation download here
Order of Merit Winners for 2019Senior (Joint Winners) Rob Brazill (Naas) Conor Purcell (Portmarnock) abroadYouths U21 Paul Conroy (Enniscorthy)Boys U18 Dylan Keating (Seapoint) Boys U16 Liam Abom (Edmondstown) Boys U14 Aiden O'Carroll (Powerscourt)
World Handicap System (WHS)
An update on the WHS was presented by Jerome Clancy (National SSS & Handicapping Convenor). He outlined the key elements and terminology relating to Course Rating & Slope Rating and the formats of play that will count for handicap purposes under the new system.
The Education Schedule was provided as follows:- Club Delegates (2 men and 2 women from each club) will be invited to seminars in the first quarter of 2020 followed by Club Members education by the end of quarter two. Clubs are asked to encourage players to have as many entries on their Handicap Record by 31st October 2020 and prior to the WHS Implementation on 2nd November 2020. Copy of presentation download here
ELECTIONS Officers Chairman – Joe McNamara (The Heath) Hon. Secretary - Dominick Murphy (Kilkenny) Hon. Treasurer – Aidan Marsden (Tullamore)
Provincial Council (Re-elected):- Zone - Dublin South & East Harry McAlinden (Bray) Zone - South & East Leinster David Parle (Coollattin) Council & Zones
Zone - Dublin South & East Tony Goode (Lucan); Harry McAlinden (Bray); Anthony Maher (Charlesland) Zone - South & East Leinster John Cullen (Enniscorthy); Thos Hennessy (Carlow); David Parle (Coollattin) Zone - Dublin North & West Jerome Clancy (Clontarf); Jack Dempsey (Malahide); Kevin Raftery (Forrest Little) Zone - North & West Leinster Michael Delany (Laytown & Bettystown); Brian McCormack (Castle Barna); John McGrath (Royal Tara) Zone - Mid Leinster Ger Ennis (Athy); Michael Geraghty (The Heritage); Willie O'Brien (Killeen)
Trustees Fintan Buckley (Hermitage); Barry Doyle (Carlow); Walter Skelton (The Island)
Auditors appointed Hayden Brown Chartered Accountants, 34 Grafton Street, Dublin 2.
MOTIONS Two Motions of Provincial Relevance were CARRIED. Download here