The Sunday Times Sports Editor is in receipt of a letter sent by an irate lady belonging to the Ladies Section of the Royal Colombo Golf Club (RCGC) stating about the Annual General Meeting (AGM) held on February 12, 2010.’
“As a leading business woman in Sri Lanka and a member who happened to be at the meeting and walked out in disgust, I am taking the liberty of addressing this letter to you to bring to your notice the conduct of the above meeting and also the despicable behaviour of the lady members which was certainly not short of the “St. John’s Fish Market,” the letter goes on to say. Excerpts from the letter:
This is another sports body that is subject to the usual vested interest of individuals who do not want to let new blood prevail and also compromise the rules and regulations of the game and do nothing for the improvement of the game…
The Ladies Section of the RCGC is also fragmented as follows:
(A) A group of women well over the age of 60 and closing on 80 feel this Ladies Section is their ‘baby’ and still want to hang on with their old ideas and swing decision to suit themselves.
(B) The age group of 40-50 years where there is a wealth of great golfing players/champions who are still very much in the game and could contribute immensely towards upholding the rules and regulations of the game do not want to get themselves associated in the administration of the ladies section of the RCGC due to the conflict that has prevailed with (A) above in the past
(C) This group consists of all ages of the remaining golfing ladies and they are trying hard to band together (A) and (B) above to run a united/trouble free section but with no success.
The RCGC Ladies Section has approximately 255 lady members and the playing fraternity for competitions conducted by the section on a Wednesday which is Ladies Day could be taken on an average of 20-22 ladies: so much for the number of playing ladies from a total of 255 members and who still cannot run the section amicably.
A section of the lady
members of R. C. G. C