Men’s golf committee executive remains unchanged

The three wise men of golf: John Martin (Hon. secretary/treasurer), Peter ‘China’ Brien club vice captain) and Alec Fraser (club captain) have retained their executive roles on the Men’s Golf committee following the club’s recent annual general meeting. ▪ Photo contributed

The Cobar Men’s Golf committee held their annual general meeting recently with a good roll-up of players in attendance.

All of the previous members of the executive were returned unopposed and included: Alec Fraser (club captain), Peter ‘China’ Brien (vice captain), John Martin (Hon. secretary/treasurer), Bill Fugar (handicapper) and John Collins (publicity officer).

The new Course and Match Committees are both well represented with a couple of new players, John Carlaw and Jarrod Marsden, joining the committees.

Club handicapper, Bill Fugar, informed the meeting that a new handicap system would be introduced in the next few months.

The big news for golfers in the coming season is the Cobar Bowling & Golf Club has applied to PGA Australia to host a Pro-Am event in May. (More information to come.)

A number of matters were raised at the meeting including: changing the normal tee-off time; seeking a new major sponsor (following the withdrawal of long term sponsor Epiroc); and a discussion was had about reducing the Cobar Open event from 27 holes to 18.

The meeting resolved to leave the Open at 27 holes.

There were recommendations that players names be drawn out of a hat to play on competition days and that more working bees were needed.

It was also suggested the club hold more Ambrose events.

These recommendations will be discussed at a future meeting.—Out of Bounds