2017 AGM

Welcome to the 2017 AGM of Glasgow University Staff Golf Club.

 Held in The Bothy, Ruthven Lane on Friday 16h March 2018

Chris brings the AGM to order, and introduces our 2 new lady members.

Apologies : Captain Gavin Halbert (Ski Holiday), John Oliver (cruise), Alan McGregor (Lanzarote), James McGoldrick (weekend away), Henry Elliott and Alison Thomson (In Rome watching Scotland clinch 6 nations glory against Italy), Iain Thayne (Golfing in Malaga), James Hay (Australia), Mary McLean (Ski Holiday), Gordon Lindsay (Manchester), Ian Gardner (prior engagement – an engagement party), Bob Lamb (recovering from operation), Robert Frame, Scott Girvan, James McSheaffrey, Bobby Gault, Sean McKee (granddaughter performance), Ian Reid (Spring training camp in Costa Blanca)

Last year’s Minutes

Minutes of the 2016 AGM, held on 17th March 2017 having now been posted on the Club’s website where read in full and then Proposed by David Still and Seconded by Bernie Hoey as a full and faithful record.

 Matters arising

  1. ‘ready golf’, and avoiding slow play at outings.  Main points to be added to website.
  2. Competitions incomplete.  It is made aware that finals haven’t been played, but the weather (snow) has made it difficult.
  3. Outings.  A list of past outing venues was printed and handed out to assist with choices for this years outings (to be pondered during the evening).
  4. flyers.  Gavin had flyers made up to raise awareness of the staff club, and hopefully encourage new members.  Dave agreed to put one at Ross Priory, and other members will place on suitable noticeboards.

Captain’s Report:

Barassie: Great start to the season with over 20 enthusiastic members in attendance on an excellent course.  Thanks to Alan Gebbie for arranging a good deal.

Results: Brian Eden 37pts, Gavin Halbert 35pts, and Hugh ‘one putt’ Elder 34pts.

NTP: Brian Eden and Campbell Griffith.

Glasgow Gailes: Lovely sunny day in May.  Thanks to John Oliver for arranging good deal, and Bob Lamb for his camera work  including Sam getting out of a bunker.  Photos on the website.

Results: Bobby Gault 37pts, Gavin Halbert 35pts, and Alison Thomson 32pts.

NTP: Campbell Griffith and Bobby Gault

Kingsbarns: only 12 attended, but great outing on amazing course

Chris Taylor 35pts, John Oliver 31pts, and Ian Reid 30pts

NTP: Chris Taylor, Gavin Halbert, and Moira Still.

Cathkin: Joint Outing with Edinburgh on wettest day of the year. Despite the weather everyone loved the course and still managed the 2nd round.

Ratho Park: glorious summers day, and best lunch ever! Sausage rolls, quiche, soup and sandwiches.

Results: Gavin Halbert 39pts, Ian Gardner 39pts, Henry Elliott 35pts.

NTP: Gavin Halbert

East Renfrewshire: Testing wet and windy conditions with the Quaich up for grabs.  Thanks to Gordon Lindsay for organising.

Results: Bobby Gault 33pts, Gavin Halbert 31pts, Chris Taylor 31pts.

NTP: Andy Forbes and Tim Montgomery.

Lanark: Final outing of the season on a favourite course that we always return to every few years.

Gavin Halbert 41pts, Bill Sutherland 34pts, Brian Eden 33pts

NTP: Gavin Halbert


Treasurer’s Report:


Balance Feb 2017£3093.39  
subs X50£1250
Ferguson Bequest£1000Balance Outing Subs (1)£1281
surplus from AGM£20green fees finals£222
Deposit '17 AGM (held feb '18)£200
deposit for ancients match (to be refunded in April)£760
Deposits 2018 outings£480
Balance C/F Feb 17£2058.31
(1) Outing subs Notes£1361
Glasgow Gailes£180
Ratho Park£144
East Renfrewshire£180
Anne Terry (Treasurer)Year to: 28 Feb '18


Secretary’s Report:

Ancient Universities Golf Match

The 78th Scottish Ancient Universities match took place on 5th & 6th April 2017.

Glasgow team: Ian Salt (Captain), Alistair Bonnington, Chris Taylor, Neil Bulleid, Ian Reid, and Derek from Aberdeen in a deadline day loan move.

Round 1 at Montrose GC, then retired to the burn for evening meal and a glass of Ian Salt ‘firewater whisky’ from his very own cask.  Followed by Round 2 at Edzell GC.

Final Result:  Aberdeen 8.5 vs Glasgow 3.5.

 Senate Match

The Senate Match was played on 9th June 2017 at Cruden Bay Golf Club.  With both teams kitted out in Aberdeen Asset sponsored caps, and with the gift of a miniature whisky and 3 prov1 soon to be set free on the bay, both teams were raring to go.

Glasgow team : Iain Thayne (Captain), Bernie Hoey, Alistair Bonnington, John Oliver, Ian Salt, Anne Terry, Anne Cumberland, and Chris Taylor.  Wins for Bernie (great scoring) Anne Cumberland (usual 8 and 7 victory), and Chris Taylor, but not enough to beat the might of Aberdeen. Thanks to Aberdeen captain Jamie weir who done a great job bringing the event together along with our own captain Iain thayne, and Aberdeen Asset Management,

Final Result:  Aberdeen 5 vs Glasgow 3

 East v West

 The match was played at Glen Bervie on 29th August 2017

Glasgow team: Chris Taylor (Captain), Bernie Hoey, Ian Gardner, Anne Terry, Brian Eden, Ian Reid, Jim Steele, and David and Moira Still.

Finally!! A victory for a Glasgow team as we retained the trophy for the ‘West’.  The match got off to the worst start possible with a ‘tanking’ in the morning fourballs.  After some soul searching and a bit of name-calling at lunch, the troops were ready to take on the might of the ‘East’. The afternoon saw Glasgow unleash it’s secret weapons of Bernie and ian gardner (who were playing gents final in the morning). In a comeback to surpass ‘The miracle of Medinah’, the ‘West played a blinder in the afternoon winning almost all the singles ties and somehow making a clean getaway with the trophy.

Thanks to Edinburgh for a great match, and Duncan for organising such a successful event.

Morning Fourballs: West 0 v 4 East.

Afternoon Singles: West 6.5 v 1.5 East.

Final Result:  West 6.5 v East 5.5

Election of Office Bearers:

None required

Presentation of Prizes:

Club Championship – Colin Gribble Cup

Still to be played:

Alistair Bonnington vs Bernie Hoey/Bobby Gault

Gents Singles – Rutherglen Cup

Winner: Ian Gardner

Runner up: Bernie Hoey

Ladies Singles – Ferguson Rosebowl

To be played:

Anne Cumberland vs Mary McLean

Fourball – Hetherington Cup

To be played:

Ian Gardner and Gordon Lindsay vs Bob Lamb and Bill Sutherland

Jubilee Quaich

Bobby Gault