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Newsletter - February 2014

On Monday 10 February 2014, we had 53 starters at Rossdale Golf Club. Our game on the day was Stableford and we played for the Royce Hollingsworth Trophy.


President Bernie welcomed all members to Rossdale GC. He welcomed back all travellers and those who had been sick in recent times.
He thanked the Club for the use of their course, facilities and lunch.


Apologies were received from Stan Odachowski, Lindsay Quennell, George Weaver, Bill Dooley, John Currie, Gerry O’Connor, Colin Wiseman and Tom Govern, Don Barrett, Barry Pollock, John Molloy and Roger Huxstep.

Sick List:

Stan Odachowski, Colin Wiseman, Mario Andreola and Hans Bleeker remain on our sick list.


We had 3 guests on the day:-
1. Roger Huxstep was a guest of John Molloy;
2.  Wayne Troedson was a guest of Peter Charlewood; and
3. Ken Chamberlain was a guest of Noel Manning.

Starters today:

Bernie thanked Robin Millar and Ronnie Chong for being our starters for the day.

Special Achievements:

There were three known special achievements in the past month.
(1)  Alex Johnson won at Brighton off 28 with a net 57;
(2) Ray Desmond came equal first at Brighton in the Monthly Medal(playoff required); and,
(3) Bill Dooley won B grade at Brighton off 18 with 42pts.


He mentioned that the AGM would be held after these presentations and urged all to stay.

65th Anniversary:

The 65th Anniversary polo shirts have been delayed and will be available at Keysborough.

Question Time:

No questions were asked and he handed over to the Captain.



Captain Donald welcomed members to Rossdale GC for today's event.
The CCR for the day was 37.

Winners on the day were:

Royce Hollingsworth Trophy:

Laurie Comerford (19) was our winner with 43 points;
Laurie received a $30 Bunnings voucher for his superb display.

Grade winners

A Grade: Ken Griffiths (17)  36 points c/b
B Grade: Noel Manning (26) 37 points
C Grade: Terence Colpo (33) 40 points c/b

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Nearest to the Pin:

3rd Hole: Peter Maxwell; 12th Hole: Chris Proctor
9th Hole: Ray Underwood; 16th Hole: Roger Parker

Balls down the line:

Barry Taylor 40 pts; Neal Hills 39 pts; Robin Millar 38 pts;
Ken Smith 38 pts; Darryl Gangell 37 pts; Stan Klofa 37 pts;  
Bernie Coyle 36 pts; and Hugh Churchward 36 pts

NAGA Award:

Donald MacDonald was our lucky winner.

Raffle Winner:

The raffle prize was won by Robin Millar.

Next Event:

When & where: Monday:  3 March 2014 at Keysborough Golf Club  
What: Stableford:  Thord Lorich Trophy – be there by 7.15 am
Starters:  John Sutherland and Jeff Stevens  

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.
Good health, happy golfing and again apologies for the layout and typing!

Bernie Coyle

(A/Minute Secretary)

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