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THE ACGA COMMITTEE WOULD LIKE TO WISH

ALL OUR MEMBERS, THEIR FAMILIES AND FRIENDS

A HAPPY, HEALTHY AND GOOD GOLFING 2018

 

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2018 Fixtures 

7/8th April Major 1 - weekender

The Oxfordshire GC

36 holes

Friday May 11th            Major 2

Burnham Beeches GC 

27 holes

Friday 1st June Major 3

Aldwickbury Park GC

27 holes

Friday 6th July Major 4

The Nevill GC

27 holes

Friday 3rd August Major 5

Moor Park GC

18 holes

20-23rd September

Major 6 - 25th Anniversary weekender

Incorporating the Champion of Champions

Villamoura, Portugal

36 holes

Friday 5th October Captain's Day - Major 7

Knole Park GC

18 holes

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I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all good golfing and a prosperous new year.

This year the new committee will work to represent and instil the values upon which the ACGA was founded.

 It is important to remember that this great association was started by 4 men - Frank Skinner, Tony Johnson, Tony Irish and Daryl Oxley. From their foresight and commitment the ACGA has grown to have a far reaching network of friends, business partners and golf buddies. 

The values for the association are clearly set out within our constitution and a few key points are - competitive golf, good golf courses and to tirelessly seek to improve as golfers and people. 

The association is in a very healthy position and I/we are very fortunate to have a very capable committee to help us achieve those goals and I’m sure that you will join me in showing your appreciation to those committee members who voluntarily give their time, skills and continued dedication to what can be a very difficult task.

We the committee intend to aspire towards excellence on our golf days. We expect that each member or guest of the ACGA will arrive at an ACGA golf event, safe in the knowledge that it will be properly organised and that everyone will conduct themselves in a respectful and considerate manner. As is the tradition at our events the competition will be fair but fierce, and the banter will be acerbic but with good intentions.

We have some excellent golf venues for the 2017 season and I know that most of you will be looking forward to the challenge ahead. Please remember that guests are welcome to attend any society day, just contact our secretary to provide the details of your guest. Please check the website for the incentives scheme we have put together to encourage increased attendances at our golf days.

The committee has also agreed to contact and re-integrate some of our old members, with this in mind, an open letter of invitation has been sent out to all of the old members who for a variety of reasons have not been able to attend.

I look forward to seeing you all over the golfing season.

Regards

Roger Goddard

ACGA Captain

  

 

The 2017/18 Committee

The team of individuals responsible for the management of season's events and activities for the association are nominated and elected by members at the Annual General Meeting with each officer required to serve for a two year term. The committee team work collectively to serve and develop the asssociation during their tenure, with an emphasis on continuing the aims and ethos of the association as a whole.

Captain - Roger Goddard

Vice Captain - Frank Skinner

Secretary - Colin Parson

Treasurer - Sophia Lodge

Handicap Secretary - Tyrone Carter

Social Secretary - Jacqui Harbour

Webmaster - Cassius Browne

Quote for 2017 Membership renewal: “Money is not the only answer, but it makes a difference” Barack Obama

The committee wishes to notify the membership that the annual membership fee has been reduced to £68 which equates to an overall saving of £7 per member. However, in order to take into consideration the demands of running the association, the committee has also taken the decision to limit the number of trophies at each society day to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. There will also be the introduction of an additional nearest the pin prize and a removal of the longest drive trophy. The overall savings in costs will be put towards replacing annual trophies that have been lost or not returned eg DeCosta Edwards and Q-MATIC trophies. This action is taken in line with membership requests at the recent AGM. Could all members please remember to update their contact details (email addresses and telephone numbers) when they re-register.

All renewals must be received by 31st March 2017; failing to renew memberships by the aforementioned date, you will automatically become an associate member and will not qualify to win any MAJORS until you re-qualify by playing 2 MAJORS as a guest. All queries are to be addressed to the ACGA Treasurer.

All payments must be notified to email address This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone to 07702 684 599; Bank transfers are to be sent to Bank Ac 62271036 and Sort Code 401505, all cheques are to be addressed to “Treasurer, 12 Valley Walk, Croxley Green. Hertfordshire. WD3 3SY.”

Thanks

The Committee

                               

Quote for the 2017 Golfing season: “Success is no accident; it is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are learning to do” Pele

Quote for 2017 Growth initiative: “A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events and outcomes, It is a catalyst and it sparks extraordinary results” Wade Boggs (Baseball player; Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees)

2017 ACGA MEMBERSHIP GROWTH

In order, to assist with the much needed growth of the ACGA, it has been agreed by the 2017 Committee to offer the current membership an incentive(s) for introducing new members:

Members who invite a guest to a society day; who then subsequently becomes a full member;

  1. Where the new member is younger than 40 years old, the membership renewal the following year for the introducing member is reduced by £40; or
  2. Where the new member is female, their membership renewal the following year for the introducing member is reduced by £40; and
  3. Where the new member falls outside the categories above, the membership renewal the following year for the introducing member is reduced by £30.

All existing members should let the Vice-Captain at email address This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. know of any intention in relation to the above; all potential new members should download the ACGA application form from the website www.acga.com  and forward to the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   for membership consideration in the usual way.

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Founders

Frank Skinner and Tony (TJ) Johnson 

Two of the founders of the ACGA were recognised and awarded Honorary Life Membership (HLM)

of the ACGA during the presentation ceremony at Harpenden GC. Wilf Solomon was also recognised

and awarded Honorary Life Membership for his contribution to setting up the financial management

of the society that has been instrumental in it running successfully to this day.

Congratulations, huge gratitude and respect from all the past, present and future members.

Coach Carter delivers!!

tye

Tyrone Carter

Our esteemed Handicap Secretary was crowned

Hertfordshire County Seniors Champion

2017

The competition took place at Sandy Lodge GC this week, with Tye coming

out on top after scores of 74 and 71 for an overall total of 145 (3 over)

Congratulations Tyrone, the whole Society is proud of you..

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Overall Position

Player

No of Majors

Total

1st

Colin Parson

6 439

2nd

Frank Skinner

433 

3rd

Terry Morris

6 400

4th

Don McLeod

6 379

5th

Keith Murray

6

372

Overall Position

Player

No of Majors

Total

1st

Keith Murray

6 372

2nd

George Grant

365 

3rd

Gary Cameron

5 365

4th

Randy Plowright

4 345

5th

Raf Roberts

4

320

 

RP - W2012-1London based Richard Payne produced and impressive Even Par 72 to lift the Senior Division Trophy with a 36-hole gross of 149. That was 7 strokes better than 2nd place Michael Haynes (156) and eight better that Oville Alleyne and Ian Codrington (157).

"Congratulations Richard" a consistent performer in the ACGA ranks.

ACGA Webmaster.