Reports 2021

On this page you will find reports from the committee members that were submitted to the AGM 2021. These include the outgoing Captain's report, Secretary's Report and Treasurer's report. The full minutes relating to the AGM 2021 can be read here.



Outgoing Captain's Report 2021
Dave Allen

Good Morning all.

As I come to the end of year 3 as Captain, I’ve been reflecting on how things have changed within our section during that time. We no longer just roll-up, sign up and play. We’ve all had to learn and adopt to the electronic age.

We have welcomed several new members over that period, growing this section into healthy numbers. Welcome to each and everyone.

It was a difficult start to the year, we did manage to play a few rounds of Winter League and the Buckland Rowe before being in lockdown for most of the winter.


On our return we managed to complete the Winter League programme, and catch up on all our fixtures. Congratulations to all the winners!

It was a difficult return to golf in the spring with the new World Handicap System now in operation. Initially, everyone was confused by handicap index, course handicap and playing handicap. Now we all understand the system and wonder what all the fuss was about!


The committee decided that we would make each competition a qualifier, and I am now convinced that it was a correct decision, after six months the handicaps are showing our present playing ability, giving everyone a good chance of winning, except me!

The team matches resumed at the end of June with the visit of Boringdon, everyone still a bit apprehensive about mixing and Covid, but with a bit of common sense, we all managed to stay safe and enjoy some very friendly golf.

We have had some very good results home and away beating teams we normally struggle against, well played team, and thanks to all the members who played this season.

Any member who’s never played in the team matches should seriously consider putting your name forward, it’s great fun meeting and making a lot of new friends, the lists are always posted on our notice board. 

Thanks to Bryan Sibley for standing in for me during my holiday, and to Brian Clark for stepping up to the mark yesterday at Truro.

The Seniors Open was well attended from within our section and club members, and also several visitors travelling great distances to join us on the day - we must be getting a good reputation! Thank you to everyone who helped on the day.

We had a very successful Captain's Charity Challenge recently, raising a lot of money for my chosen charity the Prostate Cancer UK, and boosting the years collection to £519.67. Well done and thanks everyone.


My thank you’s:

I would like to thank all the staff for looking after us week after week.

To all my Vice Captains who help me through the years.


Thank you to every member of the committee for all your hard work during the year, I’m sure a lot of the members don’t realise how much work it takes to run this section.

A big thank you to Alan our Secretary who does most of the work, and made my job a lot easier over the last 18 months.

I would like to say it has been a pleasure and a honour, to have been asked to serve as your Captain,  and I thank you all for your support during that time.

I will finish by wishing the new Captain and his Vice Captain all the best for next year.

Thank you Gentlemen!



Secretary's Report 2021
Al Harmer


1. The winter programme just about got going and several rounds of Winter League were played before the dreaded lockdown re-appeared.   By the time we finally got back to playing at the end of March it had been decided that all club matches should be postponed in the interest of safety.  However, we have managed to shoe horn in all the usual competitions including some from last year, Summer Knockouts. Results!  We even got some inter-club matches in towards the end of the year. I can also confirm that a full programme of inter club friendlies is arranged for next year.


2. Seniors' Individual Open in August went well, even with the atrocious weather conditions 53 players, reduced from 69, still managed to get to play after an hour's delay and we received some very good compliments on both the running of the competition and particularly on the prizes! Mainly from away players but hey! Most important of all we did not lose money on the day and the Section made some profit as did the Club.


3. Rules Relaxed during Covid period.

a. Seniors' Competition Eligibility Test.  6 roll ups or 3 qualifiers. It was decided that the eligibility test for Senior competitions should be relaxed. From today the rules on this will be reviewed and reinstated in some form to cover Senior 3’s, roll ups and other competitions, the Functional Manual will be amended accordingly. 


b. Post-match Dress Standards

It was agreed that the accepted standard should be Smart Casual (No Shorts). Gone away from that and I would urge the committee to return to it.

4. You may recall that a survey was undertaken earlier this year as required by the Functional Manual which ensures that the committee consider what our members want. The following results were established:

 a. 80% of the members responded. Far more than are here today-more accurate!

 b. 79% wish to remain with the nominated Tee Time procedure currently employed.

 c. 85% wish to remain with a Winter League as opposed to the old Winter Eclectic.

 d. 72% want to keep 2 Divisions and do not wish to change to 1 Division.

 e. Questions on competitions:

  1. 61.5% current number of competitions off both white and yellow tees is satisfactory and change is not required.

  2.. 20.5%  there are too many competitions off the white tees, this number should be reduced. 

  3. 18%  there are not enough competitions off the white tees, this number should be increased.  


5. World Handicap System – I think the majority have now settled into this and the one thing we can all be quite sure of is that our handicaps are now, more than ever before, a true reflection of our ability to play golf, sometimes!

   24 qualifying competitions played so far this year as opposed to 14 in 2019, 8 in 2017.

   Some other stats - 803 rounds played since lockdown ended with 539 qualifying rounds making some 67% of the rounds played qualifiers and 48 x two’s have been scored!

While we may not all agree with it – we are definitely stuck with it.


6. Lastly, I have a proposal. Reading through some old senior’s stuff I read that the pairings for the Pairs Summer K/O used to be drawn from two divisions, one higher handicaps and one lower handicappers, rather than selecting your own partner. So in a bid to increase numbers taking part I would like to propose that we return to this selection method, do I have a Second and lets have a little practice for what is coming up – a vote! Vote was unanimous for proposal. Any Questions!



Treasurer's Report
Simon Walker








PLAYING FEES CASH AND CHEQUES                  £1,347.00


PLAYING FEES BACCS PAYMENTS                           £785.00


ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTIONS                                       £175.00


CHARITY DONATIONS RECEIVED                           £583.67


COMPETITION ENTRY FEES                                       £48.00




SENIORS OPEN 2021 ENTRY FEES                         £668.00


TOTAL INCOME                                                    £4,306.67






ROLL UP CASH PRIZES                                             £497.00




CORNWALL AIR AMBULANCE                                 £100.00


BIRCH TRUST FUND                                                 £262.00


AWAY DAY. DAINTON PARK                                  £1,200.00


SENIORS OPEN. VISITORS' GREEN FEES               £162.00


BEER AND WINE                                                       £186.33


EVENTS TEAS                                                             £102.00


ENGRAVING                                                               £120.00


CLUB SOFTWARE CONTRIBUTION                         £157.75


HOLE IN ONE BAR BILL - D.ALLEN                           £64.25


SECRETARY'S EXPENSES                                            £14.97


STAFF GRATUITIES TOP-UP                                          £6.00


TOTAL EXPENDITURE                                          £3,423.78


INCOME EXCESS                                                      £882.89





BANK BALANCE                                                      £2,073.01


CASH                                                                           £171.85







BANK BALANCE                                                     £2,956.53


CASH                                                                          £171.22