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Newsletter - January 2014

On Monday 20 January 2014, we had 42 starters at Churchill Park Golf Club. Our game on the day was Stableford and we played for the Bill Fitzsimmons Trophy.


President Bernie welcomed all members to Churchill Park GC. He welcomed back all travellers and those who had been sick in recent times. He also spoke emotionally about the loss of our friend, mate, and life member, Ken Gangell and asked all to stand for a minute's silence as a mark of honour for such a great club member.

He also thanked the Club for the use of their excellent course, facilities and lunch.


Apologies were received from Stan Odachowski (operation), Mike Bainbridge (car issues), Brian Guinane, Neal Bathie, Colin Wiseman, Peter Ross, Barry Pollock and Tom Govern.

Sick List:

Grant Haselgrove and Stan Odachowski remain on our sick list.


We had 5 guests on the day:-

1.     David Schutler was a guest of Bernie Coyle

2.     Chris MacGeorge was a guest of John Hiscock,

3.     Don Barrett was a guest of Peter Charlewood, and

4.     Roger Parker and Peter Maxwell were guests of Harold Hayes.

*All joined on the day - which is an excellent result.

Starters today:

Bernie thanked Lance Bolam and Harold Hayes for being our starters for the day.

Special Achievements:

There was one known special achievements in the past month.

(1)  Gary Finnis at Rossdale - 49pts

Christmas Luncheon:

Our 2013 Christmas luncheon was held on Monday 9 December at the Rossdale GC. Bernie stated that it was a great day with one exception - five members who said they would come, did not and that has cost the club dearly, which we cannot afford!


All papers for the AGM in February 2014 at Rossdale GC have now been circulated.

65th Anniversary:

Orders were taken for our 65th Anniversary polo shirts.

Question Time:

No questions were asked.


Captain Donald welcomed members to Churchill Park GC for today's event.

The CCR for the day was 36.

Winners on the day were:

Bill Fitzsimmons Trophy:

George Giles (34) was our winner with 39 points on a count back.

George received a $30 Bunnings voucher for his superb display.

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A Grade:

Ken Griffiths (18)

39 points

B Grade:

Daryl Edwards (27)

39 points

C Grade:

Hugh Churchward (36)

38 points

Nearest to the Pin:

3rd Hole:

Bill Dooley

11th Hole:

Jeff Stevens

6th Hole:

Donald MacDonald

17th Hole:

Malcolm Turner

Balls down the line:

38 pts

John Sutherland

37 pts

John Molloy

36 pts

Jeff Stevens

Gary Finnis

Donald MacDonald

Harold Hayes

Bernie Coyle

Rod Goode


NAGA Award:

Robin Miller was our lucky winner.

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Raffle Winner:

The raffle prize was won by John Hiscock.

Next Event:

Monday: 10th February 2014 at Rossdale Golf Club

Stableford: Royce Hollingsworth Trophy - be there by 7.15 am

Starters: Robin Miller and Ronnie Chong

Bernie Coyle
(A/Minute Secretary)

Advice for a long life

About 100 years ago an elderly Scottish farmer told his grand daughter,

"Sprinkle a bit of gunpowder on your porridge every morning for a long and healthy life."

It must have worked because she lived to be a sprightly 103 years old.   When she died she left 7 children, 23 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and:

a 20m hole were the crematorium used to be..