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20 December, 2021

Golf club welcomes new committee

The Gilgandra Golf Club held their annual general meeting on Sunday, November 28, ushering in several new board members to steer the club into some exciting times in 2022.

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Gilgandra Golf Club’s new executive and board was elected at their annual general meeting held late last month. Pictured are Geoff Lummis, Russell Anderson, Marie Townsend, Bill Welsh, Gladys Harvey, Tony Wilson, Todd Meyers, Stanley Doyle, Mick Wilson and Ian Ferguson. Photos supplied.

The committee boasts some familiar faces, however, they farewelled outgoing president Andy Harris, who was praised for his dedication to the club and his role, both on the board and his contributions to the course in recent years.

The committee also includes new members Marie Townsend, Gladys Harvey, and Bill Welsh, who bring a variety of knowledge and experience, with the ladies providing strong representation.

The full executive and board members include: President Mick Wilson; vice-president Russell Anderson; secretary Todd Meyers; treasurer Ian Ferguson; captain Geoff Lummis; publicity Tony Wilson; directors - Tony Wilson, Bill Welsh, Gladys Harvey, Marie Townsend, Mick Johnson, and Stanley Doyle.

The new board are excited about the golfing year ahead having concluded the year strongly by running the club championships and hosting the annual Western Districts Golf Pennants for the second year in succession.

Grade results for the championships for 2021 are:

A Grade - Garry McKenzie

B Grade - Jacob Wilson

C Grade - Mick Hannelly

Women’s Champion - Lyn Wong

Junior Champion - Jacob Wilson T

he club also enjoyed pennants’ success with the handicap team consisting of Geoff Mills, Bob Dwyer, Mark Barwick, and Tony Wilson winning their event in a hotly contested field of golfers from across the district.

Tony Wilson also claimed the B grade scratch prize with 77 off the stick.

Under the guidance of Nick White, the club also promoted women’s golf recently by coordinating a successful ladies and girls, Golf Her Way evening on Thursday, November 25, [as reported in last week’s edition] with 13 women enjoying a social get together with some basic coaching followed by nibbles and drinks.

Future events to continue the promotion of ladies in golf will continue in coming weeks under the guidance of Golf NSW and we encourage any mums, daughters, and ladies interested, to come along and join in.

From the annual general meeting, the committee also endorsed the addition of a new level of membership for social golfers, to be implemented soon.

As the summer months approach, we look forward to reintroducing twilight golf and the possibility of including a business house teams style competition.

The numbers of social golfers hitting the course is great to see and the committee are very keen to cater for the needs of these groups.

By Tony Wilson

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