2013 Annual Report/Minutes

Prince Edward Island Golf Association 

Minutes 

Meeting was held on Saturday, Oct 19, 2013 10:30 am  – 12:00  pm Board Room at Confederation Ctr.   The following were in attendance:  Ron McNeil – Executive Director, Wayne Levy– President,  Kathy Sheppard – Secretary/Treasurer, Jim McQuaid, Brenda McIlwaine , Bob Corrigan, Dallas Desjardins, Cliff Goodwin, , Debbie Buchanan, & Tim Yorke    Not in attendance: John Schurman, and Blair MacPhail.

The minutes from the Aug 29th meeting were emailed and put up on the website.

FINANCIAL REPORT;  Year end statements will be available Oct 31, 2013.  Ron asked for any outstanding bills to be submitted in the next 10 days.  Dallas advised he will follow up on the invoices for Junior Sponsorship with A&S Metals and Carline Muffler.

ATLANTIC CHAMPIONSHIP 2014 – Being held at Bell Bay in Cape Breton Aug 15-16, 2014.  We will be sending 3 men, 3 Mid Am Men, 3 women, 3 senior men, 3 super senior men, 3 senior women and 3 super senior women.   Practice round will be Aug 14, 2014.  PEIGA will cover all costs for the 21 players. PEIGA will pay for bus, rooms, etc.  The tournament will abide by National standards.

The winners in each division at the Atlantics will get an exemption and all expenses paid to Nationals as their prize.  We will retain our provincialexemptions which will be made available to players wanting to  attend Nationals at their own expenses based on criteria to be determined for each group. 

UPDATE:  Press release will be going out from all four Atlantic Provincial Golf Associations next week.  Discussions were held on the championship and it was felt the committment was there and it will go ahead.  Wayne, Brenda, Debbie, Cliff, Dallas, Tim and Ron will meet to determine what we do next year in regards to funding, who qualifies etc.   They decided to meet next week to discuss these issues along with the Island Amateur being extended to 3 day tournament. 

PEI GOLF INDUSTRY STRATEGY:  A motion from the AGM April 20, 2013 to have the Province support a study in regards to the Golf Industry on PEI.   Ron has had discussions with the Province and ACOA in the past few weeks.  Some of these discussions were on state of the industry, courses talking together, values in the industry.   An industry led process such as a one day work shop on making golf better in the province with the courses, PEIGA and Golf PEI. Communications with Golf PEI, PEIGA, PEI Gov’t and ACOA via website are now being done to define our roles in the industry.

A steering committee has been set up comprising  Steven Birt, Karen Currie, John Anthony Langdale, representatives from the Province, Golf PEI and PEI Golf Association.   They will look at all aspects of the golf industry on PEI.   Handout was passed out on the strategic plan for this study to the PEIGA executive.  The study will be done by a consultant outside of PEI.

UPDATE:  The steering committee will be meeting Oct 28th to choose the consultant with the five who responded from the request for proposals that went out across the country.

 

 

GOLF CANADA BOARD MEETING:   The board meeting will be held in Ch’town Oct  3 – 5, 2013.  Oct 3 

 
 
 
 
2013 Minutes
Prince Edward Island Golf Association 
Minutes 
 
Meeting was held on Thursday, Aug 29, 2013 6:00  pm – 9:00  pm at Sport PEI.   The following were in attendance:  Ron McNeil – Executive Director, Wayne Levy– President,  Kathy Sheppard – Secretary/Treasurer, Jim McQuaid, Brenda McIlwaine , Bob Corrigan, Dallas Desjardins, Cliff Goodwin.    Not in attendance: John Schurman, Debbie Buchanan, Tim Yorke, and Blair MacPhail.
The minutes from the May 22 meeting were emailed.
 
FINANCIAL REPORT;  Ron presented the General Ledger Report from June 1 to July 31/13.   Balance is $76,704.08.   All courses who are members are all paid up to  Aug 28, 2013.   As of this date we have $116,000.00.   We are anticipating that we should have a surplus of $60-70K.  It seems that the new fee structure is working fairly.  We have 2400 card holding members an increase from last year.
 
50/50 FUNDRAISER:  50/50 tickets are being sold as a fundraiser from a firm in Halifax who run this online.  They get 15% for handling the tickets and transactions.   The tickets are purchased through their website  5050pe.com/golf.  The company is Fifty/Fifty Tickets from Dartmouth, NS.
 
JUNIOR GOLF – Dallas Desjardins reported on the Junior Golf Growth and Development programs.  He will send the report electroncially.  The Golf in Schools Program is going well.
The Order of Merit has 50 kids at $200.00 each and have participated in 9 events and 8 different courses.  Top 4 in points will be on the Provincial  Development Team.   John Schurman has helped Dallas and parents have been happy with the program.
 
JUNIOR NATIONALS – Quinton Gorman was an alternate player at the Junior Nationals.   He did not finish and withdrew from the second round.  It was suggested by the Executive that we have Tara Costello draft a letter to Quinton on behalf of the PEIGA for us to review.  The letter will be CC’d to PEIGA, Dallas and John.
 
CANADA SUMMER GAMES 2013 – 22 participants were cut to 14 who became the Development Team.   Strength training twice a week and the use of the Holland College facilities was helpful.  There were 10-12 mental coaching sessions. Other training sessions were held 3-4 times per week.  We must carry a development team from here on in for the next Canada Summer Games 2017 in Winnipeg.  Kathy and Dallas reported the juniors were well behaved at the games.
FUTURE LINKS MOBILE CLINICS – Poor interest in the clinics.  Dallas and John are going to look and review the clinics as to what can be done to increase numbers.  One item would be to advertise more in the paper.
 
JUNIOR GOLF DEVELOPMENT CENTRE –  Summerside Golf Course has been certified as the centre in PEI.  The goal is to have one in each province by the end of 2013.  All coaches are certified.  The centre is in place to educate junior players and parents on the learn to play program.  What golf can do for the participants.  It also helps in competative route, if they decide to golf competatively and show the ability they will be on the development  team and have access to trainers and the sport DNA program (Trackman).  Golf Canada will pay college tuition if they are on either the National or National Development  team.
Tickets are being sold as a fundraiser for the Centre for $2.00 and all Juniors are selling tickets as well as Scotiabank who are helping to promote the tickets.
 
JUNIOR ATLANTIC CHAMPIONSHIP – Discussion was held on funding Juniors more for the Atlantics.and not the Nationals.
 
ATLANTIC CHAMPIONSHIP 2014 – Being held at Bell Bay in Cape Breton Aug 15-16, 2014.  We will be sending 3 men, 3 Mid Am Men, 3 women, 3 senior men, 3 super senior men, 3 senior women and 3 super senior women.   Practice round will be Aug 14, 2014.  PEIGA will cover all costs for the 21 players. PEIGA will pay for bus, rooms, etc.  The tournament will abide by National standards.
The winners in each division at the Atlantics will get an exemption and all expenses paid to Nationals as their prize.  We will retain our provincial exemptions which will be made available to players wanting to  attend Nationals at their own expenses based on criteria to be determined for each group.  
 
PEI GOLF INDUSTRY STRATEGY:  A motion from the AGM April 20, 2013 to have the Province support a study in regards to the Golf Industry on PEI.   Ron has had discussions with the Province and ACOA in the past few weeks.  Some of these discussions were on state of the industry, courses talking together, values in the industry.   An industry led process such as a one day work shop on making golf better in the province with the courses, PEIGA and Golf PEI. Communications with Golf PEI, PEIGA, PEI Gov’t and ACOA via website are now being done to define our roles in the industry.
A steering committee has been set up comprising  Steven Birt, Karen Currie, John Anthony Langdale, representatives from the Province, Golf PEI and PEI Golf Association.   They will look at all aspects of the golf industry on PEI.   Handout was passed out on the strategic plan for this study to the PEIGA executive.  The study will be done by a consultant outside of PEI.
 
GOLF CANADA BOARD MEETING:   The board meeting will be held in Ch’town Oct  3 – 5, 2013.  Oct 3 PEIGA will host a round of golf at Glasgow Hills, and 7:30 pm dinner at Simms.  Oct 4th at Confederation Ctr Golf Canada to host reception.  Oct 5th Presidents & Vice Presidents of all provinces to meet behind closed doors privately at Holman Grand.   There will be a facilitator at this meeting.  Our concern is to have 10 Presidents  on National Board and the handling of Amateur golf in general.  Membership models are also an issue along with lack of support from Golf Canada.  Everyone should be on the same page.
 
YEAR END AWARDS – The player of the year awards will be held on Saturday, Oct 19 or 26th luncheon for 40-50 people and the media will be invited.  Brenda McIllwaine will book a place with a podium.  Ron will look after the trophies.  You are asked to let Ron know by Oct 10th who your Players of the Year are.  We are also going to present the volunteer of the year award.
 
NEW TROPHIES – Discussion was held on the men and women amateur trophies which are 80 years old.  The descision is to keep the exisiting trophies, because of their history and have them refurbished.  All members agreed.
 
MEETING ADJOURNED.