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.
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.
Bernie thanked Lance Bolam and Harold Hayes for being our starters for the day.
There was one known special achievements in the past month.
(1) Gary Finnis at Rossdale - 49pts
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.
Orders were taken for our 65th Anniversary polo shirts.
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:
Nearest to the Pin:
Balls down the line:
The raffle prize was won by John Hiscock.
Monday: 10th February 2014 at Rossdale Golf Club
Stableford: Royce Hollingsworth Trophy - be there by 7.15 am
Starters: Robin Miller and Ronnie Chong
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..