On Monday 5 May 2014, we had 47 starters at Cranbourne Golf Club. Our game on the day was a 4BBB Stableford event and we played for the Captains/Presidents Trophy.
Acting President Gary welcomed all members to Cranbourne GC. He said that, 'as always, it's a pleasure to play this course although today we unfortunately haven't had the best of weather. We do however consider this to be one of our top courses of our annual calendar and Cranbourne always makes us feel welcome every time we play here'. He gave a big thank you to the Club for the use of their excellent course, facilities and lunch. He also gave a special mention to the General Manager, Cameron, for all his help.
Apologies were received from Bernie Coyle, Mike Bainbridge, Daryl Edwards, Kelvin Tyler, Alex Johnson, Noel Valle, Reg Davey, Peter Bryan, Malcolm Turner, Harold Hayes, Rod Goode, Alan Baker, Jeff Stevens, Lindsay Quennell, Malcolm Carter and Gerry O'Connor.
Daryl Edwards (knee) and Stan Odachowski (kidney) are on our sick list.
There were no guests playing on the day.
Gary thanked the starters for the day, Ray Reed and himself. He also thanked our Captain Donald, for setting up the pairs and his help getting the groups away.
The raffle prize today was a set of headphones, donated by Donald MacDonald. He thanked Club Secretary, Stan, for helping to sell the raffle tickets on the day.
There were three known special achievements in the past month.
Barry Pollock won at Centenary Park on 17 April, 2 up, off a handicap of 24;
Terry Brownscombe won at Box Hill on 21 April with 42pts off a handicap of 20;
David Vine won at Rossdale on 1 May with 39pts off a handicap of 13;
Gary reminded members that this was our 65th anniversary year and that our Club shirts, Club jumpers and Club hats were available for purchase.
See Daryl Edwards if you wish to purchase any of our range of products.
Gary also reminded members that the 2B Ambrose game at Eagle Ridge is on the 21st of July and costs $40. This includes a cart for the day and 6 point sandwiches for lunch.
We will start to collect monies (up front) for the game at Rossdale GC on 2 June.
No questions were asked, so Gary handed the meeting over to our 'jolly giant' Captain, Donald, to announce the winners for the day.
Captain Donald welcomed members to Cranbourne GC for today's event.
Winners on the day were:
George Weaver (16) and Jeff Taylor (36) were our winners on c/b with 46 points;
They each received a $30 Bunnings voucher for their superb display.
3rd Hole: John Sutherland; 8th Hole: George Weaver;
12th Hole: Nil; 14th Hole: Darryl Gangell
John Currie (23) and Chris Macgeorge (30) 46pts;
Ray Desmond (21) and Darryl Gangell (30) 46pts;
Laurie Comerford (18) and Colin Wiseman (33) 45pts;
Terry Brownscombe (20) and Ronnie Chong (30) 44pts;
Gary Finnis (24) and Ray Reed (27) 44pts;
Roger Parker (8) and Hans Bleeker (39) 44pts;
Ray Underwood and Roger Huxstep were our lucky winners.
The raffle was won by Peter Ross.
Congratulations and best wishes to our members whose birthday falls in June:
12th Chris Macgeorge 66;
16th Ronnie Chong 64;
21st Roger Parker 67
22nd Wayne Troedson 64
24th Gerald O'Connor 69
28th Alan Baker 69; Ken Griffiths 67
30th Alex Johnson 68; Hans Bleeker 76
Earlier this year, member Laurie Comerford was asked to look into the possibility of establishing a Club web site.
At the May Cranbourne Committee meeting, Laurie presented his findings and painted a very positive opportunity for our Club.
Laurie gave an excellent presentation of his work so far and explained how the web site would likely be structured. He demonstrated how the content might look and stressed that this needs to evolve over time. He also provided indicative costs, (thus far), which were small in the context of our annual budget.
Approval was given for Laurie to continue his development of the website.
You need to note this happening and be aware that a website launch is forthcoming and
could be up and running within a couple of months.
Monday 2nd June 2014 at Rossdale Golf Club
Stableford: Keith Allen Trophy - be there by 8.00 am
Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. Good health and happy golfing.