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ULSTER GOLF GOLFING UNION OF IRELAND-ANNUAL DELEGATES MEETING THURSDAY 30 NOVEMBER 2017
The 2017 Annual Delegates Meeting has taken place at Shandon Park Golf Club. The Results of the meeting are as follows:
Election of Chairman - John
White (Co.Armagh) Pictured above: Ulster Branch Chairman - John White (Co.Armagh)
Elected Branch Officers:
Pictured above: Hon Secretary: Norman Bennett (Holywood)
Pictured above: Hon Treasurer: Alasdair Gibson (Knock)
Pictured above: Hon Match & Handicapping Secretary: Brian Hutchinson (Donaghadee)
Elected at ADM:
Graham (Castlerock), Terry Magee (Clandeboye), Tony Cassidy (Dunmurry) &
David Heaney (Scrabo)
Tom Jones (Belvoir Park), David McNeill (Cairndhu),
Damian Montague (Fintona), Nick Agate (Malone), Sam McBurney (Massereene),
Diarmuid Logue (Portsalon), Colin McNeill (Rockmount) & Roy Archibald (Shandon
& Handicapping Committee
Elected at ADM
McCaffrey (Enniskillen), Billy McCaul (Greencastle), John Doran (Letterkenny),
Jason Wilson (Loughgall), Michael Leonard (Portsalon) & Jeff Forde
Derek Ervine (Greenisland), Keith Hanna
(Greenacres), Trevor Lewers (Faughan Valley), Kenny Logan (Edenmore), Mervyn
Marshall (Mahee Island) & Derek Powell (Roe Park)
Notices of Motion of PROVINCIAL RELEVANCE for Decision
“That Ulster Cup tournament condition 6.c be
amended to increase the minimum number of returns required, in the previous
calendar year, from Four to Ten, to be effective from 1 January 2019”
“The deletion of all Ulster Branch Byelaws, last
amended at the Annual Delegates Meeting in November 2015, to be replaced with
the document entitled “Ulster Branch Bye-Laws as at 30 November 2017.”
Motions of National Relevance
The results of Motions of National Relevance will be announced on Friday
1st December at 2pm after all four Annual Delegates
Meetings have taken place.
Club Rating Review
Information was provided on the Rating Review,
currently being undertaken by the Department of Finance & Personnel at
Stormont. Further details to be circulated to all clubs under separate cover.
One Governing Body
An update was provided on the emerging proposals for a One Governing Body in
Ireland, following two years of work. Details of the draft proposal have
been presented to the Boards of the GUI and ILGU however work is required to
further develop the emerging proposal over the coming weeks. If the
Boards are happy with the draft proposals, it will be issued to the four
Provincial Councils for feedback.
It is intended that once the final proposal has received the support of the GUI
Board that a comprehensive series of briefing sessions will take place for
clubs, to address any questions they may have on the new body. When complete, a
vote of clubs, will be taken at an EGM of the GUI. A similar process will take
place within the ILGU and it will require the approval of both organisations
for the new body to replace those organisations, as well as CGI, on a date
which is yet to be agreed.
Confederation of Golf in Ireland
Rory Leonard updated the meeting with information about the work of CGI in
particular the drive to attract new male junior golfers to clubs and the
requirement for clubs to buy into this process. An update was circulated on
ongoing development work that is being carried out by the CGI together with
survey, which was completed by Delegates on the night.
CONGU Changes 2018
The National Handicapping Committee is scheduled to meet on Wednesday 6th
December and will consider the recently announced CONGU changes for 2018.
Order of Merit 2017:
The 2017 Order of Merit presentation also took place on the night. The presentation was carried out by John McKinstry (Ulster Branch Junior Convenor) Eamonn O'Connor (Ulster Branch Chairman) Andrew Morris (Sponsor) and Peter O'Hara (Ulster Branch Trustee) this was Peter O'Hara's 50th Annual Delegates Meeting.
Pictured above: Eamonn O'Connor (Chairman) Peter O'Hara (Trustee) Reece Black (Hilton Templepatrick) and Andrew Morris (Sponsor-Andrew Morris Golf)(Photograph courtesy of Peter O'Hara Photography)
The results of the 2017 Order of Merit are as follows:
Boys Winner Reece Black (Hilton Templepatrick)
Pictured above: Reece Black (Hilton Templepatrick)
(Photograph courtesy of Peter O'Hara Photography)
U16 Winner Aaron Marshall (Lisburn)
Pictured above: Aaron Marshall (Lisburn)
U14 Winner Joshua Hill (Galgorm Castle)
Pictured above: Joshua Hill (Galgorm Castle)
The Boys all had a fantastic year and Reece Black (Hilton Templepatrick) won the Boys Order of Merit with a
fantastic score of 133 points. Reece’s most significant victory this year came in the
East of Ireland Championship where he became the youngest ever winner at 17
years of age. Aaron Marshall (U16) from
Lisburn finished in 2nd place with 118 points.
Aaron then went on to Win the U16's Order of Merit with 136 points,
118 of which were earned in U18 Boys
events, a fantastic statistic. Aaron won the
Munster & Leinster Boys titles and also came second in the Irish Boys.
winner of the U14 Order of Merit was Joshua Hill
(Galgorm Castle) with 118 points. Joshua earned a fantastic 32 points in U16
events across the country and came second in the Irish U14 Boys.
The Order of Merits were again kindly sponsored by Andrew Morris
Golf. Our sincere thanks go to Andrew
for all his support for Junior Golf in Ulster.
Pictured above: Andrew Morris (Sponsor) Aaron Marshall (Lisburn) Reece Black (Hilton Templepatrick) Joshua Hill (Galgorm Castle) and John McKinstry (Ulster Branch Junior Convenor)