January is over the nights are gradually getting lighter and hopefully the worst of the weather is over…..
Another busy month at the Golf club and some headway made with our early plans.
The Survey is going well. We now have over 100 replies and these are being painstakingly collated and the results will be shared with all the members towards the end of February. There are some interesting trends coming through.
Probably the biggest change during January is the Committee decision to take the catering in-house (the announcement will be made shortly) as our team have provided some excellent fare over the festive period and during the early functions such as the Burns Supper and Past Captain’s dinner. They are all excited and brimming with new ideas as to how they can play a significant part in getting back the ambience and buzz that Williamwood was once so well known for.
Glen Ballantyne has been appointed as Catering Convener (new post to reflect this significant change) and Glen will be the liaison person between the management committee, Diane and the catering staff. They will report to Diane on a daily basis for all aspects of their jobs and Glen will ensure that the objectives set by Committee are on track. Karen as Front of House Supervisor will bring together the Bar team and Kitchen team as one and Karen will continually seek feedback as the service gets underway.
We will shortly install a Pizza oven which will provide another dimension to the service and is expected to be particularly popular with families, juniors and football events. If you would specifically like to see something delivered, please, drop Diane an email and she will pass it on. Our dining room is already becoming a livelier place at weekend evenings.
There will be special offers on for all sporting events going forward and the most recent burger and pint was a great success last weekend. Some of the new catering ideas going forward…. Theme nights, pre-theatre menus, pasta and pizza family nights and tasting menus with appropriate wines.
On the course those of you who have ventured out will have noticed a lot of the winter programme is well underway. The area in front of the 2nd tee has been cleared, which will greatly assist shots from the yellow and white tees. A temporary bay is being created in the trees at the 3rd hole so that Matthew is not prevented by the weather from carrying out his coaching. The Committee are considering a more permanent bay structure which is dependent on design, planning and funding.
Everyone is working hard for the future of the club.