Governance Information document members –  AGM 2019

The Captain and Lady Captain want to bring the following to members in advance of the AGM of Dec 5th. 

Governance Information document members –  AGM 2019

A Governance subcommittee was set up in late 2018 to review current management structures in Beech Park and make recommendations to the Management committee.

The amalgamation of the two governing bodies the ILGU and the GUI into a single representative body, Golf Ireland, prompted Beech Park (BP) to look at its own governance structure and management practices and identify if any changes might be appropriate for the long term viability of the club.

The principle aim of the subcommittee is

  • To identify potential changes that would streamline the governing structure in BP to manage the business in a more efficient and effective way.

Current Structure

The current management structure in BP places great pressure and responsibility each year on the Captains of both Gents and Ladies section:

  • The onus is on the Captains to fill positions on management, golf and sub committees annually.
  • The Captain has the added pressure of chairing the monthly management committee meetings.

There is also a lack of continuity in the Officer roles on the management committee as each Officer serves a one year term (with the exception of the Vice President and Vice Captains) and is dependent on the members for re-election at the Club AGM annually. This risks fragmenting the committee each year leading to disruption for future business planning.


  • Change the role of President from an Honorary role to Chairperson of the Management committee.
  • Extend the term of service of the President /Chairperson and the Hon Sec and Hon treasurer to three years on the management committee with re-election annually at each AGM.
  • The Role of Vice- President is envisioned to cease for 2020 in preparation for 2021 role of New Chair format.
  • A nominations subcommittee to be set up
  • To identify potential candidates for President/Chair of the management committee who need not have been an Officer of the Club and who has experience of management / business.
  • To identify future officers for both Ladies and Gents golf sections.
  • A liaison committee would be set up between the Ladies and Gents section to manage issues of golf that involve both sections, e.g. Open days, Open week, Diary schedules, Mixed competitions.
  • Both Captains would continue to run their respective golf sections.
  • All Officers would have clearly defined roles and duties.
  • All sub committees would have clearly defined duties and objectives with clear goals identified for each committee.
  • These recommendations will be presented to the next management committee meeting and if accepted at this meeting appropriate motions will be put to the to the Club AGM .
  • Any proposed changes ratified at the Club AGM will require amendment of the Constitution of the Club.