Well as we near Christmas, a time to reflect and look forward.
Covid-19 has certainly landed us all with many challenges and a world reminding us that adaptability is a key strength. The priority has been and remains facilitating golf in Cornwall, expanding the interest in the game and our ability to compete outside of the county. My thanks to so many that have contributed to enabling the CGU to deliver an extensive programme, from the under 12s to the seniors and to all the clubs and members for staging events. A special mention must go to all at Truro Golf Club, for embracing County Week and the County Championship, it made for a very successful week.
Sadly, it seems the earlier part of 2022 will be disrupted by the growing risks of the pandemic. The CGU has reverted to online meetings again and we will be running additional webinars, which have proven to be greatly valued. We have set up an initiative for Growing Golf and further support is being made available for coaching and representative matches. We are exploring a 9-hole event, for all levels, to encourage greater participation and golf awareness. Membership numbers have increased significantly in many clubs, and we will work with clubs on initiatives to encourage retention and consider ways we can further support golf in Cornwall.
For now we look forward to running a full programme and if this means we have to move dates or venues because of covid restrictions, then that’s what we will do.
I wish you all a very enjoyable festive season and let’s hope 2022 brings joy and success and a few less three putts.
My very best wishes