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News Letter December 2016

From the Treasurers desk.
Annual General Meeting:
It was resolved that there would be no increase in annual subscriptions for 2017/2018 year.
Directors for the ensuing year were elected. Returning for another year, unopposed, were:
President: Kevin Desmond. Vice President: Brian Austin. Treasurer: David Parkinson. Captain: Greg Wyper. Directors: Ian MacKenzie and Margaret Austin. New to the Board are Directors: John Goodwin and Robert Flanagan. These two Gentlemen replacing Susan Ford and Mark MacKenzie both of whom chose not to renominate for the positions for this coming year. Welcome John and Robert. Thanks to Susan and Mark for their valued contributions during their respective terms in office.

 Sports Grant Application
The club recently applied for a Sport and Recreation infrastructure grant. The application was to replace the existing course irrigation system with a new, fully automated system. Unfortunately we missed out his time but we will keep applying for any grants applicable.

 Junior News
Harry Atkinson topped of a great year being named the Jack Newton Junior Golf ROOKIE OF THE YEAR. Harry was selected in the NSW Primary Schools State Team that played in South Australia – This team finished equal first. Harry also represented the Hunter River District Golf Association in the Col Johnson Shield against Newcastle, Central Coast and Lower North Coast at Merewether which the Hunter team won.

 Course News
The 17th Tee and Mens 6th tee being upgraded by levelling out and re-turfing.
Club recently purchased (a) a Toro Multipro spray rig to assist in the application of insecticides and fertilisers on the golf Course, and (b) a new John Deere Greens Mower.
The effluent water supply to the course upgraded. The pump shed and pipeline from the Treatment Works to the Golf Course boundary replaced with a larger diameter pipe – approx. 2 km.
Concrete extension and garden near cart shed completed, this was funded by easement compensation monies received from Developer.


Volunteer Groups – ANY ONE WELCOME _ Please come along and help.
Every Monday Morning from 8am till 11 am two groups of volunteers work on the golf course.
The ladies gardening group look after all gardens near the clubhouse and on the golf course. Several gardens have been constructed with some of the plants donated by interested members. The men’s volunteer group work mainly on the golf course. One of the main goals is to remove any dead trees and trim lower branches to allow green staff mower access. The upgrading of cart paths, tee retaining walls, dam wall repair are some of the things targeted.

 From the Manager's Desk.

How time flies, Xmas is upon us once again and another year under our belts.
Kurri Golf Club enjoyed a profitable year, but focus on Golf Course day to day business is key for our survival in these turbulent times. We have a number of enemies which traditionally try and disrupt our golfing season:
Unemployment and the Economy.
Weather is our biggest foe and continues to throw uncertainty at our Balance sheet.

However, all the staff at KGC will endeavour to combat these demons and win the battle of the golfing dollar in our area.
Our Bistro activity has been very busy in 2016 and some further developments are hopefully on the horizon.

The Boards capital expenditure priorities are determined by a Course Maintenance Plan which is discussed at Board level. This plan works in conjunction with our Machinery Replacement Schedule, which is ongoing. As mentioned the Weather plays a major part of most decisions.

 Volunteers: A special mention must go out to Dad’s Army and Mum’s Garden team are both achieving wonderful results on course.

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Hope you all have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.      

Following the 2016 AGM held on 6th December 2016 the 2016-2017 Board is:

President:       Kevin Desmond

Secretary Manager: Shane Lee

Vice President:    Brian Austin

Captain:           Gregory Wyper

Treasurer:       Dave Parkinson

Committee:   Paul Heggie

                       Ian MacKenzie

                       Margaret Austin

                       John Goodwin

                       Robert Flanagan


President Beth Watson
Secretary Anne Parkinson
Captain Ronda Cousins
Committee Patricia Wyper
Committee Margaret Austin
Committee Lyn Hill
Ronda Cousins
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