Clubs will now be aware that Scottish Golf Ltd announced on Thursday 26th October that they will not now be proceeding with the EGM scheduled for 2nd December, and instead are 'extending the consultation period' until March regarding the proposed strategy and its implications.
The meeting on 2nd December will go ahead, as an open 'conference style' meeting for clubs, areas and counties as well as other interested parties. Ayrshire Golf Association representatives will be in attendance and will take the collective views of member clubs and The Executive to the meeting.
Going forward, representatives of the AGA and other area and county organisations will be meeting to try to engage with the governing body and influence any future proposals, on behalf of the member clubs.
Although the meeting of clubs arranged for Kilmarnock (Barassie) on Monday 30th October was convened specifically to address the imminent EGM, it is intended to proceed with the meeting in any case as it gives the clubs and Area association an opportunity to discuss the positives and negatives of the strategy proposals, which will undoubtedly form the basis of any new proposals, and will give area representatives a fuller understanding of the issues which are important to clubs, which can then be taken forward to any future area/counties discussions and negotiations with SGL.
A number of clubs had questions on the matter at the recent Ayrshire Golf Association AGM, which were deferred to the forthcoming meeting, and it is only fair that the clubs are still given this forum to discuss the issues.
It is still vitally important that clubs engage in the discussions and the process going forward, as the SGL will come back with revised plans, whether extensively altered or otherwise, before the AGM in March.
Therefore, for the avoidance of any doubt, the meeting at Kilmarnock Barassie on Monday 30th October at 7.00 p.m. will go ahead as planned and we look forward to meeting as many club representatives as possible there.