2017 AGM

DYFED GOLFING UNION

Secretary Chairman President Treasurer

Jeff Harries Robert Walters John Evans Brian Newcombe

Ffynnonwerdd Derllys Court Golf Club Penrhos Golf Club Derllys Court Golf Club

Station Hill, St. Clears, Carmarthen

SA33 4DQ

Telephone 01994 230634

E-mail: harries4dq@btinternet.com

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Match/Competition Secretary Elaine Rees 4, Gwaun Henllan, Bonllwyn, Ammanford, Carms SA18 2FD Tel. 01269 59394 e-mail jelaine27@aol.com Internet www.dyfedgolf.co.uk

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING held at CARMARTHEN GC on Thursday 30/11/2017

  1. Present: R Walters (Chairman, Derllys Court), M Williams (President, South Pembs), J Evans(Vice President, (Penrhos), D Evans (Vice-chairman, Cwmrhydneuadd) J. Harries [Secretary, Carmarthen],D Latham [Treasurer], E Rees [Competition/Fixture Secretary,Glynhir), D Lindquist, R Payne,[Newport Links], P Jones,J Edmunds(Aberystwyth),T Phillips, L Brown,(Milford Haven), M Fenney, I Marks,T Harries(Carmarthen]), J Curry (Cwmrhydneuadd), Rh Walters,G Parry, B Newcombe, Ll Davies (Derllys Court), D Baker (Glyn Abbey), J M Jones, A Davies(Cilgwyn), J Allen (Haverfordwest), H Dixon, I Thomas (Ashburnham), P Ward, H Malloy(Cardigan), D Blackmore, R Ormond, N Thomas (Tenby), J Dunn, W Fowler(Garnant Park),D Harry, P Grimwood, S Bourne (South Pembs), W Lloyd, A Harris, G Hammond, N Davies (Machynys), G Scotcher, A Thorne(Trefloyne).

  1. Apologies: R Harry(Tenby), P Evans(Priskilly).

  1. Minutes of 2016 AGM: Held at Carmarthen Golf Club on 24th November 2016 were proposed by D Lindquist and seconded by J Curry, the minutes being taken as read. This was unanimously approved by the members present. There were no matters arising.

  1. Chairman’s report: Robert Walters reported in detail on the successes of DGU players throughout the year particularly Luke Harries of Tenby who represented GB and I in the Jacques Leglise trophy at Ballybunion and winning the County championship for the second time. For the first time in the history of the DGU we have all three Welsh champions in the various age groups namely Jamie Dean (Carmarthen) U14, Bryn Thomas (Cilgwyn) U16 and Luke Harries(Tenby) U18. The Welsh Seniors Greensome champions are Davies and Whitehouse(Tenby). He congratulated the League winners namely; Div 1-Carmarthen, Div 2 Haverfordwest, Div 3 South Pembs, Div 4 – Cardigan. Super 6 champions – Cardigan – Jeff Harries Bowl KO winners – Carmarthen. He also stated that the future was bright with excellent talent within Dyfed with numerous players having been chosen for coaching in the GUW squads.

  1. President’s report: Michael Williams stated it had been a privilege and an honour to serve as President in his final year in office. He thanked the Chairman, Secretary, match/fixture Secretary, Media officer, Junior Organizer and team captains. Special thanks to Dafydd Latham the retiring treasurer after three years in office and wished him well for the future. He also thanked Carmarthen GC for hosting the Annual dinner and AGM and Derllys Court GC for hosting Officers meetings. He heartily congratulated Jeff Harries on his Presidency of Wales Golf.

  1. Treasurer’s report; In his final report Dafydd Latham presented a detailed summary of the income and expenditure account for 2017 resulting in a deficit of £6685. He explained in detail that extra expenditure on Junior coaching of £2600 was within the agreed 3 year contract. Extra kit for teams and players ties had been purchased for the next few years resulting approximately in a further £2000 cost. Extra matches had also been played by most of the County teams. A significant increase in the number of participants in County championships was a positive sign. Surplus income of £18,418 remains in the treasurer’s account. The report was unanimously accepted by all delegates.

  1. Junior report; Junior organizer, Henry Malloy gave a detailed account of the individual and team competitions held throughout the year. He congratulated Carmarthen GC on winning the Junior club championship and the six players who had played for Wales in 2017. He thanked Rhys Harry the Junior County coach for his services. He also mentioned the significant number of players who have been identified and included in the GUW Winter coaching squads. He was congratulated on organizing the second Junior dinner recently held at Cardigan GC which was well attended.

  1. County team report; Ian Marks reported he had thoroughly enjoyed his first year as team Captain. The team won two and lost the other two matches. Despite a depleted team Dyfed was awarded bronze medals for third place in the Welsh Inter Counties final at Borth.

  1. Senior County team; Huw Dixon gave a detailed account of the five matches played winning against stronger opposition and losing to weaker opposition resulting in a halved and winning match against Glamorgan. A disappointing seventh place in the Welsh Inter Counties was reported. He encouraged clubs to forward names of Senior players with low handicaps to boost team numbers.

  1. Brian Newcombe of Derllys Court was unanimously approved as the new treasurer.

  1. The motion by Aberystwyth GC that League fixtures should be played on the first and third week of every month was referred to be discussed at the next meeting to discuss the possibility that all clubs are to fulfill at least two fixtures per month. The motion to reduce the pairings in Div 1 and 2 from nine to seven pairs was defeated by 14 votes to 12.

  1. The motion by Trefloyne GC to reduce the pairings in Div 1 and Div 2 from nine pairs to eight pairs as from 2018 was approved by 16 votes to 14.

  1. The motion by Garnant Park that confirmation of tee times for League matches be placed on the website by the Match secretary was agreed by 16 votes in favour and 3 against. Its motion that League teams to comprise seven pairs in all divisions was lost by 6 votes to 17.

  1. Election of officers; Robert Walters(Glyn Abbey) was unanimously elected as chairman for his second year. Dai Evans (Cwmrhydneuadd) was elected as Vice Chairman for a second year. John Evans (Penrhos) was duly elected as President. David Lindquist(Newport Links) was elected as the incoming Vice President. Jeff Harries(Secretary), Elaine Rees(Match/Competition secretary), David Blackmore(media/press officer), Henry Malloy(Junior organizer), Ian Marks(Carmarthen) and Seniors Captain Huw Dixon (Ashburnham) were all unanimously re-elected.

  1. The President and Chairman made the draw for the first round of the Jeff Harries Knock Out Bowl Competition 2018. First team drawn plays at home.

Machynys v South Pembs

Aberystwyth v Ashburnham

Tenby v Cwmrhydneuadd

Derllys Court v Milford Haven

Cilgwyn v Trefloyne

Carmarthen v Newport Links

Cardigan v Glynhir B

Haverfordwest v Glynhir A

  1. Chairman Robert Walters thanked the 18 clubs for their attendance at the AGM.

Jeff Harries Secretary DGU

02/12/2017

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