2019 AGM - Olton Golf Club Monday 8th April 2019
The Golf Club Stewards Association held the Annual General Meeting at Olton Golf Club in the West Midlands on Monday 8th April 2019. The central location of Olton Golf Club has been the traditional home of the AGM for many years. The Club provided, yet again, outstanding hospitality and friendliness coupled with a great well-presented golf course that is a challenge for all. On arrival we had coffee and a bacon roll that can only be described as “Half a Pig”. All regions were represented and with 36 members playing and 40 including the Captain from Robin Hood Golf Club for the evening meal it was a solid turnout with a convivial atmosphere.
Unfortunately outgoing National Chairman Phil Beer was unable to attend so Steve Fowler in his first solo outing for an AGM stood in initially as Chairman. The meeting went very smoothly. A new National President was elected following the stepping down of the past President Jason Knapper. Ian Duncan from Stowmarket Golf Club was presented his Chain of Office by Association stalwart and Life Member, Mike Moffitt. Ian thanked the membership for their support and stated that his mission while holding this office is to promote the Association and build the membership.
The President then presented incoming National Chairman, Richard Berry Jnr with his chain of office and Richard then took the reins from Steve Fowler to chair the rest of the meeting. Within the elections of officers Steve Arnold National Vice Chairman, Steve Fowler National Secretary, Richard Berry Snr Treasurer and the Appointement of Steve Brothwell as a Trustee all the business was wrapped up in a reasonable time.
Drinks at the bar were on the New President and New Chairman.
The evening meal was a tasty piece of brisket and various vegitables followed by bread and butter pudding, coffee and mints.
New President Ian was called upon to present the 2018 order of merit trophies to Richard who then presented Ian with the First prize for the Stewards and the two’s.
David Guest picked up the Jack Wiseman trophy for the best placed working Steward present by the Wiseman family
See full results below
Order of Merit 2018:
Winner: Richard Berry Jr:
Jack Wiseman Trophy (for Stewards):
Winner: (Best placed Steward)
NATIONAL GOLF CLUB STEWARDS ASSOCIATION 2018 AGM
Prior to the AGM the Stewards and their guests enjoyed 18 holes around the pretty West Midlands course playing for the Jack Wiseman trophy. Always a challenge the weather was kind with just the odd shower. Following such a wet winter the course was in great condition which was a tribute to the Greens staff. As always at this event the scoring was very competitive with Jim Dobbin second on count back just pipping David Laidler both with 36 points. The winner with an excellent 37 points, playing off a handicap of 1, was Richard Pearson who has now won the prized Jack Wiseman Trophy three times.
Following the Golf the AGM commenced at 4.30 with outgoing National Chairman Tim Pearson, thanking the membership for their support in his successful and enjoyable year. He passed the chain of office to East Anglian section steward Phil Beer from Thetford Golf Club in Norfolk. Treasurer Richard Berry Senior presented the accounts which were unanimously approved. All the resolutions were passed. Mike Wiseman and Roger Parker stepped down as Trustees and were replaced by Mike Moffit and Ken Turney.
Finally Ken Brothwell stepped down after 9 years as National Secretary. All members were in agreement as to what a superb job Ken has done over these years and the amount of hard work and organisation that it takes to organise Stewards events and maintain order. Ken wouldn’t step down until a replacement was found and the very able and experienced Steve Fowler, a former secretary manager at Olton Golf Club, was asked to take over and voted in unanimously by the membership. With a great Thanks to Ken and a good luck to Steve the AGM closed at 5.00.
At the following evening meal we were treated to typical Olton hospitality with a delicious meal followed by a thank you to Olton Golf Club from Chairman Phil and a response from the Olton Captain Nic Heath.
At the prize presentation Steve Brothwell received the 2017 order of merit trophy before the presentation of the competition prizes for the day.
There were no Two’s so this prize rolls over to the next event at Drayton Park Golf Club on Monday 21st May 2018
Nearest the Pin on the 8 - Richard Pearson
Best Guest – Mr Page
Jack Wiseman Trophy
The 2017 Order of Merit
The next National Meeting is a Drayton Park Golf Club, Tamworth Monday 21st may 2018 playing for The Bells Trophy and the Inter Section Cup
30 years at Maxstoke Park for Sheila
Long serving GCSA Midland section member and friend Sheila Cardwell racked up 30 years as Steward at Maxstoke Park Golf Club on the 31st January 2018
Sheila is pictured above second from the right with some of her long standing team members, some of which have worked at Maxstoke for over 20 years and was joined by friends to celebrate at the club on Wednesday
After starting the position in 1988 Sheila took up playing golf, now playing to a handicap of 9
One of the Maxstoke members said, “What a fantastic achievement, I can’t tell you how much I appreciate your relentless positivity, good cheer and incredible service to the club”
General Manager, Andrew Gibbins said,
“I took over as General Manager in October last year, so I have some way to go to catch up Sheila service. It has been obvious from day 1 that Sheila makes Maxstoke Park a warm and welcoming environment for members and visitors”.
And from... All of us
“The Golf Club Stewards Association congratulates Sheila on her superb achievement, well done and here’s to the next 30 years”!
Annual General Meeting
The Golf Club Stewards Association Annual General Meeting took place on Monday March 6, 2017 at Olton Golf Club. Olton have hosted this event for many years and the Association is very grateful for the clubs support.
David Tucker opened the meeting at 4.30 pm. He welcomed everyone to the Ninety Fourth Annual General Meeting. David thanked the Membership for their support over the last year and he had been very proud to have been the National Chairman.
He also congratulated the National Secretary, Ken Brothwell on the organising of all the meetings and his work throughout the year.
The Chairman said he had one more duty to perform before he handed over to the new Chairman.
He said on behalf of the NEC and the Membership it gave him great pleasure to offer an enormous thanks to the Secretary for all his hard work over the past years, and asked the membership to endorse with the NEC in making Ken a Life Member of the GCSA. He also presented Ken with a personal gift for organising his year.
David then passed on the burden of office to Tim Pearson from the Wales & West section. Tim thanked David and said he had enjoyed being his Vice Chairman and he thought his year went well. Tim also thanked the Wales and West Section and the NEC for all their support.
Phi Beer of Theford Golf Club in the East Anglia section was voted in as National Vice Chairman .
Ken Brothwell had given the NEC notice that he intended to stand down as National Secreatary at the AGM 2017. The NEC had taken the appropriate step to address this matter and contacted all sections for nomination to fill these two posts. The NEC selected Richard Berry to be the Treasurer The post of Secretary had not been taken so Ken Brothwell would stay on as Secretary but made it quite clear he would not go past the AGM 2018.
With all the business of the AGM completed the Members and enjoyed the wonderful hospitality of Olton Golf Club with a meal that was then followed by the presentations.
Boyd Weaver won the day’s competition prize and David Guest took the 2016 Order of Merit trophy.
Golf Club Stewards Association 2016 Annual General Meeting
Olton Golf Club – Monday 7th March 2016
The sun shone on the righteous at Olton Golf Club for the Golf Club Stewards Association 2016 AGM, 38 Stewards and Guests played an 18-hole stableford competition with all regions of the association represented. This was prior to the AGM which was followed by a superb three course meal proved by the excellent staff at Olton.
For the first Monday of March the course was as always in excellent condition, the greens were tricky, faster than most of us have been used to recently. Building a good score here needed real golfing expertise and should we be surprised that Richard Pearson was 7 points clear of the field with 38 points off of his 1 handicap, a superb performance.
The AGM followed. Andy Shaw thanked everybody for their support in what had been a very enjoyable year. The members were unanimous in their appreciation of the hard work of National Secretary Ken Brothwell. Jason Knapper succeeded Geoff Wareham as National President thanking the membership for their support and thanking Geoff warmly for all he has done for the Association in this Role.
Geoff subsequently returned to the job that he really excels at….. selling raffle tickets of which he did a magnificent job.
Andy Shaw handed the National Chairmans chain over to David Tucker for the next 12 months, not only weighed down by the challenges of the role but more so by the weight of the magnificent chain of office that goes with it.
At the meal we were joined by our guests for the evening, The Wiseman family , The Secretary, President and Captain from Olton and the Captain & President of Robin Hood Golf Club. David Tucker welcomed and thanked all that had attended and in particular asked that the Olton Club Captain David to pass on our thanks to the Green Staff, Bar Staff, Catering Staff and Management Committee of the club for hosting our annual event. The Olton Captain reiterated the special relationship that the club and our Association have, long may it continue.
The meal was followed by presentation of prizes to the winners. go to the results page for full details.
The Golf Club Stewards Association held its Annual General Meeting at Olton Golf Club near Solihull in the West Midlands. The club has been a great supporter of the Association for many years and Club Secretary Steve Fowler and his team welcomed the membership as they have done for many years with warm friendship and superb hospitality.
As it often is weatherwise on the first Monday in March "a heatwave it was not" but although it was cold it remained dry save for the odd flake of snow. The course was in excellent condition and those who braved the conditions came in with reasonable if not course breaking scores. Go to the results page for presentation pictures and results.
When the incoming National Chairman Andy Shaw and National Secretary Ken Brothwell nominated Les James to run the raffle they must have overlooked the fact that he had been in the bar most of the day and the draw took slightly longer than expected.
There was a good turnout for the AGM and the meeting went very smoothly and with the accounts in good fettle the out going Chairman Steve Brothwell thanks the members for their support throught the year and the National Secretary Ken for all his hard work and superb organisational skills.
Steve handed over the reins and the weighty Chain of Office to the Southern Sections Andy Shaw , who said how much he was looking forward to his coming year as Nationa Chairman. Midlands Dave Tucker was voted in as Vice Chairman
During the meeting there was a proposal to give Life Membership to Nick Jones and his wife Carol for all the hard work and support given to Mike Moffitt in the production of the Centenary Book. The East Anglian section Chairman, Phil Beer read out a proposal that Ray Spencer formerly Steward at Royal West Norfolk and Terry Harding formerly Steward at Great Yarmouth & Caister be made life members in recognition of their support over many years to the Association. From the Southern Section long standing member and Association supporter Roy Martin was also proposed as a life member. All the proposals were unanimously accepted.
Geof Wareham the current President has indicated that he is to stand down at next years AGM and wheels were put in motion to find his replacement.
A fine Roast Beef meal followed after which in an address by the new Chairman, Andy thanked his section for their support in nominating him for his role, new Life member Nick thanked the members and the Olton Club Captain closed the formalities. The presentaions followed.
What a great place to hold our AGM see you all there when we do it again on the First Monday of March 2016.
GOLF CLUB STEWARDS ASSOCIATION - 1912 to 2012
An historic and hilarious masterpiece, a chronical of the first 100 years of the Golf Club Stewards Association produced by Mike Moffitt with the forward from Commentating and Golfing legend Peter Alliss
National Golf Club Stewards Association - 2014 AGM
2013 NATIONAL AGM
CENTENARY BOOK -
Celebrating 100 years of history
Just a taster of all the action at Staverton Park more pictures to follow
GREAT HONOUR FOR OUR PRESIDENT GEOFF
Golf Club Stewards Association AGM (Centenary Year)
"Mike Moffitt has suggested a chapter Mr. Jolly Jack. here is a little taste. Jack, Sir Jack or Mr. Blues whatever you've called him, he is quite simply our President! Jack Wiseman has been a rock and colossus for our Association.Jack's longevity as our President is not merely confined to the world of golf for in football he has been connected with Birmingham City Football Club all hs life. He still attends their home games and is ecstatically greeted when he attends dinners and meetings of the GCSA. He has truly TURNED ROUND AND PLAYED A BLINDER"
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