Cumbria Union of Golf Clubs

Scratch League AGM

County Scratch League AGM

Penrith GC

7th March 2020

  The County Scratch League Annual General Meeting took place at Penrith GC on Saturday 7th March to a very well attended meeting of Scratch Team Managers and Players. The County Captain, Neville Johnstone, was also in attendance as he had put forward a proposal to help rejuvinate the Scratch League. The Chairman, Alan Mclean, opened the meeting and after apologies and formalities the meeting got on with the agenda. The main point everyone was interested in was the proposal from the County Captain that the teams be reduced in number from a 6man team down to a 4man team. The Scratch League has always had a 6man team policy from the day the Scratch League was started. 

  The 4man team proposal is an effort to revamp the leagues which have become a little stale over the years mainly because the Northern premier league has been dominated by Carlisle Golf Club. The Manchester United of golf in Cumbria, as one golfer put it.The meeting discussed a whole batch of ideas and proposals connected with the Scratch League and a number of other problems were ironed out. Some procedures were also discussed and the delegates all had a valuable input to the meeting. The chairman was charged with a number of tasks as the meeting decided that the 4man team proposal was voted upon and passed by a large majority. All golf clubs in the county are to be contacted and invited to send a team into the County Scratch Leagues. It is hoped that the 4man team scenario will encourage a lot more interest from all clubs.

  Clubs in Cumbria will have until the 21st Of March to register their interest and then the structure of the leagues will be examined to see how they can be improved.It should be an exciting time for team golf in Cumbria.

Alan Mclean

Scratch League Secretary

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