Captain’s Log (Star Date: 17,02,325-456)

It has been longer than expected since my last log due to an unexpectedly long mission to another galaxy far, far away (I know, that‘s Star Wars). This mission was fraught with intrigue, trickery, conspiracy and danger from the Romulans and Ferengi but especially the Klingons (who don’t just appear from the starboard bow). My phaser has been re-set to “kill”.

After such a great week of golf during the Championships it was going to be hard to keep the success going through the remainder of the season but between our own competitions and the Open Mixed Foursomes, Junior Open, Gents Invitation Silloth, Lady Captain’s Open, Gents Open, Seniors Open, Professional’s Day and of course the first ever Seniors Championship it was a tremendous year of golf. Many thanks and well done to everyone who helped in the running of all our events and of course congratulations to all the winners.

We the members can not thank enough Scotty and the greens staff who have once again worked hard all year producing and maintaining a course to a consistently very high standard, and, as you can see from the current work on the new bunkers for the 7th, 14th and 18th holes, are continuing to work to improve our course. Well done and many thanks to Brian and his team.

Very recently we welcomed on board David Cree and his Bankhouse Catering team who are providing us all with great fayre, excellent service but most importantly friendly and welcoming service. Hopefully all members will make good use of the catering on offer, not only before or after golfing, but as somewhere relaxed to come for breakfast, lunch or dinner and of course at the various events organised by David and/or the Club.

As to behind the scenes on the bridge much activity, intrigue and disbelief but then what is different. Spock and Uhura were very busy with the Prizegiving and thanks to them and a number of the ladies, it was a tremendous night.

Thanks also to Chekov and Bones and the ladies behind the bar who have looked after us over the year and are no doubt looking forward to the festive season, especially the Children’s Christmas Party!!

The bad news is that the subscription notices are in the post but the good news is that we have increased the subscription fee by only £10. We lost a relatively large number of members at the beginning of this year, however, we have slowly welcomed new members into the main categories which in terms of numbers has for these categories brought us back up to where we were. Unfortunately we are still struggling to encourage Juniors to join the club and if you add that to that the fact that a number of current juniors have turned 18 it is looking to be a difficult year ahead in the junior section. However, we did have three young ladies join the junior ranks so if you see them on the course say hello and make them feel part of the club.

That just leaves me to wish you all a very Merry Christmas.