Course Open

AGM at Portmarnock Links  March 6th 2017.

An excellent attendance of 32 members turned out for  our 2016 AGM at the newly renovated Portmarknock LInks. Serious investment has been made in the course and Hotel and everyone was impressed with the end product. Niall Carroll is assuming the title of " IGCMA Best Golfer" and no one can quibble given that he plays off a handicap of 2. He scored 38 points  and was followed home by Barry Ramsey with 35, playing off 21. Eoin O'Sullvan was third beating Michael Walsh on the back 9 for 33 points. The meeting was convened by our President Jim Melody. He proposed Michael Moss as incoming Vice President.

The rest of the committee was duly elected and is as follows

Honorary Treasurer/ Secretary : John McCormack CCM, Casstle G.C.

Education; John Lawler CCM The Island G.C.

Golf: Ronan Smyth CCM, Old Conna G.C.

Strategy: Cathal O'Sullivan, Macroom G.C.

PRO/Membership: Niall Carroll St.Annes G.C.

 Honorary Auditor; Hilary Madden, Monkstown G.C.

Executive Officer: Michael F Walsh CCM

While the accounts showed a significant deficit for 2016, the view expressed from the board  was that by increasing our annual subscription, providing less subsidy for international  matches plus some new members  and additional sponsorship, the association would be back on a more solid  financial  footing over the next two years. Significant effort and funding had been expended on manager education over the past  few years, to the benefit of those who had participated. The MDP program, Level 1, in conjunction with the CGI had been most successful. International matches had been expanded during 2016 with the additional match against the Swedish Managers(GAF)