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Minutes of the recent full committee meeting:

Earlston Golf Club 

Minutes of the Committee Meeting 

held at the Black Bull Inn 

on 8th May 2013 

Present: Dougie Bain, James Brotherston, Grant Cannon, Brian Hunter (chair, minutes), Mike Lemmon, Gordon Marshall, Mark Reilly, Michael Scott, Bob Thomson, Matt Whiteford. 

Apologies: Ivor Aitchison, Ron Darling, George Douglas, Brian Thorburn. 

1.    Minutes

     The minutes of the previous meeting were taken as read and adopted. Proposed by Michael Scott, seconded by Dougie Bain. 

2.    Feedback from the Donaldson Trophy competition

The event was well received with the course being in reasonable condition considering the recent weather. The carvery was excellent as ever, and the catering staff were very efficient and attentive. We had to pay an extra 1.50 per head due to a miscommunication between the Kelso GC committee and the caterers. They said they’d let us know whether they’d refund the additional payment but we’ve had no word. All in all, a very good event. 

3.    Arrangements for the Hunter Cup

Brian Hunter is sponsoring the event again, with our grateful thanks. All arrangements are in hand. Duty Committee for the event will be Grant Cannon and Dougie Bain. Longest Drive will be at the 9th; Nearest the Pin will be at the 12th. 

4.    Colin Bain Knockout Cup

Very poor support so far for this event, with only 11 names down after the Committee meeting. We’ll try to drum up support at Peebles on Sunday.

5.    AOCB

The Carrick Outing

There are still apparently 18 people with money outstanding to pay to George Douglas, despite a reminder at the last outing. There have been a couple of dropouts, both of whose places have been filled so there are still 44 scheduled to go. The bus is booked at a cost of 580. The Longest Drive and Nearest the Pin prizes will be funded by the Club unless anyone else wishes to do so. George Douglas will provide the prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd. A meeting to discuss the outing will be held in the Black Bull on Thursday 16th May at 8pm. 


The golf club team of Michael Scott, Harry Moffat and Mark Reilly are playing on Friday 10th May. 

Charity Stableford competition at Torwoodlee

The Galashiels Rotary Club competition takes place on Sunday 2nd June, so clashes with the Carrick outing. Brian Thorburn has replied to decline the invitation. 

Civic Week Monday Night Concert

The theme is now MUSICALS so we’ll need to change our idea. A meeting to discuss will be held in the Black Bull on Thursday 16th May at 8pm, before or after the Carrick discussion. 

6.    Next Meeting

The next Committee meeting will be held on Wednesday 5th June before the following Sunday’s Black Bull Inn Shield outing at Torwoodlee GC. 

The draw for the Hunter Cup was made. 25 will play on Sunday at Peebles GC.