Thank you for your continued support of The Royal Marines Association Golf Society (RMAGS). If you can spare a few minutes to read this message you will find some useful links contained within.
It’s been great to get back to (almost) normal for most of this year and we’ve enjoyed some great events over the summer. RMAGS remains vibrant with its membership continuing to grow steadily.
My thanks must go to my fellow committee members who always ‘work hard off the ball’ to ensure an enjoyable season for all of us. George continues to do everything, including keeping us all in-line. Rick remains at the financial helm ensuring our solvency (I hope!). Paul looks after the shirts and does loads of other stuff which generally gets ‘dumped’ on him. And, as for David, no more needs to be said other than we look forward to his return to full health thus enabling him to continue to berate us all in his inimitable style. Special mentions for Ian Edwards and Jim Chapel for their quiet and unsung organisational support.
Congratulations to all this year’s winners with a special mention for Al Skilton – the overall season champion (George – please check his handicap). My apologies to Bill Mortimer, this year’s TOP Trophy winner, for failing to present his trophy at the Turkey Trot. In my defence, I have now dropped it round to his house and uploaded his picture to the gallery.
Looking forward, we are well ahead of the curve for next season’s Events with most of our venues booked and added to the website. We hope to kick-off the new season with a Season Opener Weekend in March, and we need your input to decide on the most popular date and venue – just follow the link above.
Along with RMAGS monthly events, the diary is filling up fast with charity and other events. The WestCountry 100 golf day at Exeter Golf and Country Club is scheduled for June and we look forward to supporting this very worthy cause. RMAGS will also be more hands-on next year in the running of the event. The Not Forgotten Association are hosting an event at Yeovil again and those of us that played last year enjoyed a brilliant day – and we came back with new prize (not sure who currently holds the RAF Annual)!
Please continue to feed in your ideas and if anyone wants to join us on the committee you would be most welcome. RMAGS (as a ‘subsidiary’ of the RMA) is a charity therefore we cannot charge for membership. We used to charge £20, and this seems like a reasonable amount for a Donation should you be so inclined. If you haven’t already set-up an annual Direct Debit for your donation, just click the link and find out how.
May I wish you all (an early) Merry Christmas and a happy New Year and I look forward to us all getting back together in the spring.
It was fitting that George received his 'Lifetime Achievement' Award on the day of the Wyvern Trophy - an event very dear to his heart.
For the 8 years RMAGS (and its predecessors) has been in existence George has been a constant positive presence. He has had many different titles over the years, but the titles are irrelevant because what makes the difference is the fact that he is always there. He uses his highly developed management skills and golf knowledge to help and advise all of his fellow committee members with the organisation of events. On event days he is constantly on-the-go sorting things out and corralling us members in his inimitable no- nonsense style. While the rest of us sit around drinking and ‘spinning dits’ after our rounds George is always the one running around entering the scores and correcting our marking errors. In short, George is the man that pulls it all together and makes it work.
The inscription on his award sums it up - "From his fellow members in appreciation of his continuous support to our society" - Thanks George
If you feel able to replace the amount of your former RMAGS subscription (£20) by making a donation to RMAGS it will be very much appreciated.
Below is a summary of the current situation which includes some major changes in the way we generate revenue: