Darrall resigned his franchise and we advertised the post for several weeks and we got a response from Maggie, who already had the franchise at Peterhead golf club
The franchise was awarded to Maggie in August but she only gave it a try for several weeks and left.
A new griddle was purchased for the kitchen.
We readvertised the catering franchise and got a reply from the franchisee of another golf club wanting to expand his business but he failed to get a cook/chef to employ. He’s told us to keep looking for a franchisee and he’ll continue to search for a cook/chef.
Unfortunately we still have no catering; we will continue to advertise for a franchisee. This may not be a quick fix as several golf clubs in and around Aberdeenshire are in the same position as us.
We can still outsource catering for functions etc.
Unfortunately Tracy felt she could no longer continue in her role as bar supervisor and resigned.
We advertised the role on social media.
We received several applicants; one of the applicants was our existing barman Caleb. We decided to offer Caleb the position on a trial basis and so far this has worked well.
We also thank Ian Moir for his continued support by cleaning the draft beer lines every week etc.
The frost damaged apex along the top of the wall on Hospital Road was replaced with flat stone effect coping, thanks to the generosity of local builder Campbell Cartney.
Our thanks also go to George Norrie and Lewis Watt for their hard work mounting all the champion’s boards onto the back lobby wall.
Also thanks again to George Norrie for the book shelves in Ward 19.
PAT testing for the clubhouse and greenkeepers buildings has been completed.
5 yearly statutory wiring inspections for clubhouse and greenkeepers building carried out.
Electrical issues rising from the 5 yearly inspection have been addressed and fixed thanks to local electrician Bob Summers.
Thanks also to Eric Brockie for continued support throughout the year.
The roof has been repaired after thieves ripped off most of the lead flashing.
CCTV has been installed at the rear of the clubhouse following the theft.
The time capsule at the entrance has been changed to reflect the club beginnings in 1927 rather than the building of the present clubhouse.
The pro shop has had a complete refit. Most of the work was done by members Scott Sim and Richard Beattie. The painting was done by member David Heap and member Andrew Penny plumbed in a new sink supplied by member John Willox.
A new laptop was purchased for the pro shop and programmed by John Wilson.
Two new tables with benches were donated for the bar terrace by members Ian Moir and Brian McMillan. The existing benches were re stained by John Gatt.
Ward 19 has had an overhaul by members Gavin Bartlet, Gordon Deans and Euan McIntosh.
New blinds were donated by members for Ward 19.
Four new photographs of snapshots of parts of the course, taken by member Andy Leonard, now mounted in the lounge.
Sandy (pro) is looking at ways to finance a golf simulator to be situated in the existing junior room; various sponsorship packages are being suggested.
Martin Brockie has continued to support the Club in his role as IT support.
Thanks also to Andrea Thomson and Shona Reid for their support throughout the year.
I would also like to thank the Administrator, bar staff, cleaner and the green keepers for all their hard work during what has been a challenging year.
Apologies if anyone has been missed out for thanks, due to the tremendous support from all members it is difficult to keep track.
A D Smith
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