121st Annual General Meeting
Wednesday 5th December 2018
Notice is hereby given that the 121st Annual general Meeting of Bray Golf Club will be held in the Clubhouse on Wednesday 5th December 2018 at 8:00pm in order to transact the following business:
1. Minutes of the 120th AGM held on 7th December 2017
a. Matters arising from the minutes
2. Minutes of the Extraordinary General Meeting held on 14th June 2018
a. Matters arising from the minutes
3. Reports
a. Head of Operations Report
b. Management Committee Report
i. Practice Area and 4th Hole development
c. Course Report
d. Members’ Surveys
4. Finance Report
a. Statement of Accounts and Balance Sheet for year ended 30th September 2018
b. Budget for 2018/2019
c. Capex Budget 2018/2019
5. Motions proposed by Management Committee for changes to the Rules of the Club
a. Motion 1 – Amendment to Rule 5.1 which would remove the restriction on outgoing Captains not being able to serve on the Management Committee in the year immediately following their Captaincy.
b. Motion 2 – Amendments to Rule 5.4 which would remove unnecessary wording and would allow the President to select members who will serve for one year should there be no election to the Management Committee.
c. Motion 3 – Amendment to Rule 7.1.7 which would remove the option of auditing the accounts annually and replace it with a requirement to audit the accounts annually.
d. Motion 4 – Amendment to Rule 7.1.8 would introduce a requirement that the Capex budget is to be approved by members at each year’s Annual General Meeting.
e. Motion 5 – Removal of “Appendix No. 1: Investment Fund” and its reference Rule 7.1.11 as the fund is redundant with all its funds having been allocated in prior years.
f. Motion 6 – Amendment to Rule 13 Categories of Membership which would remove the section referring to “Short Term Members”.
g. Motion 7 – Amendment to Rule 13 “Social Members” which would allow for persons with no connection to the club become Social Members and would allow the Management Committee to approve Social Members and not be subject to the procedures in Rule 17.
h. Motion 8 – Amendment to Rule 14.7 which would remove unnecessary wording.
i. Motion 9 – Amendment to Rule 15.7 which would remove unnecessary wording.
j. Motion 10 – Amendment to Rule 18.3.1 which would remove time specific rebates and the option to extend discounts in future years.
k. Motion 11 – Amendment to Rule 18.3.2 which would allow a discount of up to 50% available to all Juniors and/or Youth Members who are children or grandchildren of current playing members of the club.
l. Motion 12 – Amendment to Rule 21.1 which would allow all members to be granted leave of absence based on health grounds should they apply within one month of the incapacity.
m. Motion 13 – Amendment to Rule 26 which would change the Rule title and ensure that the Club operates in accordance with current laws and regulations.
n. Motion 14 – Amendments to Rules 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 and 26 would include necessary changes to paragraph numbering, correcting spelling, acronyms, syntax and standardising descriptive across the rules.
6. Announcement of names of Officers and Members of the Management Committee for 2018/2019.
7. Election of Honorary Members for the year 2018/2019
a. Mr. David Brabazon, Mr. Keith Nolan, Mr. Eddie O’Dwyer, Mr. Paddy Murphy, Mr. Seamus Reynolds, Ms. Katie Taylor
b. The Hon. Secretary and Hon. Treasurer of the Golfing Union of Ireland
c. The Hon. Secretary and Hon. Treasurer of Leinster Golf
d. The Hon. Secretary and Hon. Treasurer of the Irish Ladies Golfing Union
e. The Chief Superintendent of the Wicklow Garda Division
f. The Garda Superintendent of Bray Garda Division
8. Appointment of Auditors
9. AOB

Merger of CGI, GUI, ILGU and PGA

Discussions on the merger of the ILGU and GUI have reached a Proposal. A Guide to the merger will give you a good understanding of the issues involved. A frequently asked questions pack is also available.

This is an important development for golf in Ireland. If you have any comments or queries, please contact the President or Harry McAlinden, who is a Leinster Branch Committee member, via the club office.


2018 Members Survey

 The results of our 2018 survey of members have been prepared. Thanks to everybody who participated. The results are very useful to club management who will brief members of progress on actions items, coming from the survey, at the club's AGM 

Bray Golf Club twinned with clubs in Scotland

The Club are delighted to announce that we have agreed reciprocal agreements with two fantastic Scottish Golf Clubs. We hope that this agreement will flourish into great golfing friendships throughout the years ahead. The two clubs are:

Ratho Park Golf Club:
Peebles Golf Club:
The following Terms of Reference shall apply to this Agreement:
  1. The intent of this agreement is to permit Club Members in good standing to have full playing and clubhouse privileges at the reciprocal club, subject to the respective host clubs local rules, bye-laws, regulations policies and this agreement.
  1. Reciprocal Members will pay green fees at the Members guest rate.
  1. Reciprocal Members are not required to play with or be accompanied by a Member of the host Club.
  1. No signing privileges are allowed.  Reciprocal Members are to pay for all purchases by cash or credit card.
  1. Tee times must be reserved by contacting the host club in advance.  Proof of Membership (Membership card) plus a letter of introduction from the Secretary/General Manager must be produced on arrival. 
  1. A Reciprocal Member shall be entitled to play up to twelve (12) rounds of golf per calendar year at the host club.
  1. Reciprocal Members are not permitted to introduce guests.
  1. Either Club may cancel this Agreement by providing 60 days written notice.