GCMA Chilterns and Home Countries

Chilterns & Home Counties Region of the Golf Club Managers’ Association

Captain 2019 - 2020 Ray Grant

Northwood Golf Club

Regional Manager 2018 - 

David Cook

07976 921601

Vice-Captain 2019 - 2020

Paul Keen

Verulam Golf Club

The meeting of the C&HC Regional Committee, held in

Woburn Golf Club Clubhouse on Monday 9th March at 08.30.


COMMITTEE         Ray Grant                             Captain

                              Paul Keen                             Vice-Captain

                              Stephen Bryan                     Vice-Captain Elect

                              Clive Bailey                           Committee Representative

                              David Cook                           Regional Manager

Apologies – Richard Hall
Previous Minutes and Matters arising – duly agreed
Agreement of accounts:

The accounts had been previously distributed and there were no questions. They were accepted and agreed.
It was agreed that the members regional subscription would be reviewed at the Autumn meeting as this has not changed in many years.

It was agreed to review the Secretaries Honorarium at the Autumn Committee meeting as this has not changed for some years.

Head Office personnel update:

It was reported that Bob Williams would be leaving his role as the GCMA CEO in September 2020 and the Board have begun to source a replacement
Craig Cotterill has been appointed to source more corporate partners, thus increasing revenue for the association.
Gavin Robinson has been appointed to continue and increase the education offering of the GCMA.

National Committee Meeting:

Being held at Moortown Golf Club on the 20th April – DC to feed back.

National Golf Day:

Being held at Bristol and Clifton Golf Club on Monday 8th June, sign up is via the GCMA website.

2020 Fixtures:

The Committee reviewed and look forward to the regional matches and the various venues that have been offered for the regional meetings.

New Match

It was requested that a new regional match could be set up and BB&O was suggested. DC spoke to John Kennedy from BB&O and he stated that BB&O was not looking to take on any more matches. It was further suggested that a match could be arranged with the Midlands Region? DC to speak to their Regional Manager.

Secretaries matters

DC updated the Committee about the concerns that have been raised by some Clubs about a Chinese’s virus call Covid 19. This is an unknown virus and we should monitor the situation.
Managers Knock Out Competition – DC to mail Managers and the draw to take place at the Spring Meeting.
Additional Sponsors. DC confirmed that the region could benefit from more sponsors and any assistance through your Clubs would be welcome.
Regional Website- It was still DCs intention to work with HQ to overhaul the Regions website which was clunky and dated. Work in progress.
Business meeting February 2021 – DC stated that every other year the region holds a business meeting, where industry speakers would address managers throughout the day.

Perhaps a Mind Coach, a rep from Fever Tree, Staff Trainer, Posterman (re Northwood), Fire/insurance presenter, presenter on Mental Health

DC to source a venue once the Captain has agreed a date

Any Other Business – There was no other business

Date of Next Meeting – 16th September 8.30am Hadley Wood Golf Club

David Cook


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