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June Newsletter

On Monday 2 June 2014 we played at Rossdale Golf Club. Our game on the day was a Stableford event for the Keith Allen Trophy.


President Bernie welcomed all members to Rossdale GC and said that, 'it was great to be back with you all'. He thanked the Rossdale GC for the use of their course, their good facilities and lunch.

Bernie said that it was sad to report the passing of one of our members on Friday 30 May - Terry Colpo. He asked all members to be upstanding for a minutes silence out of respect for our member and friend.

Number for players

Bernie advised that there were 49 players on day - a great roll up he asked the group welcome secretary Stan Odachowski back to our playing list.


Apologies were received from Mike Bainbridge, Daryl Edwards, Kelvin Tyler, Peter Bryan, Rod Goode, Neal Hills, David Shutler, George Giles, Don Barrett, Colin Wiseman, Ken Smith, John Molloy, Laurie Comerford, Bill Dooley and Lance Bolam.

Bernie also tabled an apology for Malcolm Turner for our previous game at Cranbourne.

Sick List:

Marketing Manager, Daryl Edwards is having a knee replacement on 6 June and we wish him well. Lance Bolam has had another procedure and we hope he will be back playing soon.


There were no guests playing on the day.

Starters today

Thank you to our starters today, John Currie and Peter Ross.

Bernie said "Thanks to you guys, for volunteering as this is a very important role and I need to encourage more to volunteer and undertake this role. It is made a lot easier with the information sheet now supplied by the Captain to starters showing them what to do".

Raffle Prize:

Bernie thanked John Hiscock who volunteered to run the raffle whilst Daryl gets his replacement knee. If you get a chance, please help John, as many hands make light work.

The Club needs your individual or pooled donations - so please help us.

Special Achievements:

There were three known special achievements in the past month.


Members were reminded that this was our 65th anniversary year and that our Club shirts, Club jumpers and Club Hats were available for purchase.

See Gary Finnis or Bernie if you wish to purchase our range of products.

Web site:

The web site is coming along and will be a very welcome addition to our club. Thanks to Laurie Comerford. Hopefully this will help as a recruiting tool and also be of great use to us all.


As mentioned at the AGM, we are looking at modernising our handicapping system so that we can use our GA handicaps (for those on Golflink) and also cater for those who do not currently possess a GA handicap. This project is coming along nicely and Bernie hoped that we will have our new system up and running soon.

Eagle Ridge in July:

Please note the start time is 8.15 so we need to be there at 7.45 to get the carts organised.

Question Time:

No questions were asked, so Bernie handed the meeting over to Donald to announce the winners for the day.


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

Donald thanked Jeff Taylor for donating his Bunnings prize from the game at Cranbourne GC, John Currie for his donation of a 'golf gift box' and Tom Govern for donating a golf ball monogram tool and 6 golf balls.

Keith Allen Trophy:

Keith Allen joined our Club in 1976 and remained so until 2003.

He was made a Life member in 1996.

Winners on the day were:

Our Keith Allen Trophy winner was Jeff Stevens (26) with 44 points;

Jeff received a $30 Bunnings voucher for his stunning display.

Jeff's picture not available

Grade Winners

A Grade:

Bernie Coyle (21)

41 points

B Grade:

John Farrow (27)

36 points

C Grade:

Darryl Gangell (30)

38 points

Nearest to the Pin:

3rd Hole:

Roger Parker

12th Hole:

Jeff Stevens

9th Hole:

David Vine

16th Hole:

Chris Procter

Balls down the line:

David Vine (15)

Peter Charlewood (27)

George Weaver (16)

Robin Miller (39)

Tom Govern (30)

40 pts

35 pts

35 pts

35 pts

35 pts

John Sutherland (15)

Roger Parker (8)

Brian Guinane (28)

Ronnie Chong (30)

35 pts

35 pts

35 pts

35 pts

NAGA Award:

Malcolm Carter was our lucky winner.

NAGA image not available

Raffle Winner:

The raffle was won by George Weaver.

The raffle prize was a couple of bottles of wine donated by Daryl Edwards.

Birthday Boys for July 2014:

Congratulations and best wishes to our members whose birthday falls in July:





Donald MacDonald

Malcolm Carter

Mario Andreola

Peter Maxwell





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Next Event:

Monday, 7th July 2014 at Southern Golf Club

Stan Odachowski


Today's Joke - 'Thanks to Jeff Taylor'

A group of guys lived and died for their Saturday morning round of golf until one transferred to another city... It wasn't the same without him.

A new woman joined their Club. She overheard the guys talking about their golf round.

She said, "You know, I used to play on my golf team in college and I was pretty good. Would you mind if I joined you next week?"

The three guys looked at each other.

Not one of them wanted to say yes, but she had them on the spot. Finally, one man said it would be okay, but they would be starting early - at 6:30 a.m.

He figured the early tee-time would discourage her.

The woman said this may be a problem, and asked if she could be up to 15 minutes late.

They rolled their eyes, but said okay.

She smiled and said "Good, I'll be there at 6:30 or 6:45."

She showed up at 6:30 sharp, and beat all three of them with an eye-opening 2-under par round. She was fun and a pleasant person, and the guys were impressed.

Back at the clubhouse, they congratulated her and invited her back the next week.

She smiled, and said, "I'll be there at 6:30 or 6:45."

The next week she again showed up at 6:30 sharp. Only this time, she played left-handed.

The three guys were incredulous as she still beat them with an even par round, despite playing with her off-hand. They were totally amazed.

They couldn't figure her out. She was again very pleasant and didn't seem to be purposely showing them up.

They invited her back again, but each man harboured a burning desire to beat her...

The third week, the guys had their game faces on. But this time, she was 15 minutes late, which made the guys irritable.

This week the lady played right-handed, and narrowly beat all three of them.

The men mused that her late arrival was due to petty gamesmanship on her part. However, she was so gracious and so complimentary of their strong play,they couldn't hold a grudge.

Back in the clubhouse, all three guys were shaking their heads. This woman was a riddle no one could figure out.

They had a couple of beers, and finally, one of the men asked her point blank, "How do you decide if you're going to golf right-handed or left-handed?"
The lady blushed, and grinned. "That's easy," she said. "When my dad taught me to play golf, I learned I was ambidextrous. I like to switch back and forth.

When I got married after college, I discovered my husband always sleeps in the nude. From then on, I developed a silly habit... Right before I left in the morning for golf practice, I would pull the covers off him. If his Old Fella was pointing to the right, I golfed right-handed;She is late if it was pointed to the left, I golfed left-handed."
The guys on the team thought this was hysterical. Astonished at this bizarre information, one of the guys shot back,

"But what if it's pointing straight up?"

She said, "Then, I'm fifteen minutes late."

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