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December 2014 Newsletter

On Monday 1 December 2014 we played at Long Island Golf Club. Our game on the day was a Stableford event for the Ken Gangell Perpetual Trophy.


President Bernie welcomed all members to Long Island GC and how good it was to see everyone again. He asked members to put their hands together to show their appreciation for the Golf Club here for allowing us to use their facilities.

Number of Players:

There were 57 starters on the day.


Apologies were received from Colin Wiseman, John Boyce and Peter Charlewood.

Sick List:

Peter Charlewood had the flu, and could not play.


We had two guests today: Ian Furneaux, guest of John Hiscock and Ian Lacey, guest of Gerry OConnor.

Welcome, and thanks to John and Gerry for bringing them along.

Starters today:

Bernie thanked our starters on the day, Jeff Taylor and Malcolm Turner. He thanked them for volunteering as we appreciated their help.

Raffle Prize:

He reminded members that we now have an agreement with the House of Golf at Brighton whereby they are subsidising all our winners vouchers, so please support the House of Golf at Brighton and tell them you are from the Vic Vets group.

Special Achievements:

There was one known achievement in the past month:

65th Anniversary:

Members were reminded that this was our 65th anniversary year and that our Club shirts,

Club jumpers and hats were available for purchase.

See Daryl Edwards if you wish to purchase our range of products.

Web site:

The Club's web site is now up and running. It has been updated with next years courses and some of our Honour Board details.


Laurie Comerford has done a fabulous job setting our site up and he will happily address member access problems. See him if you have any concerns.

Christmas Lunch:

To be held at Rossdale on 8 December at $40 per head at 12.00 for 12.15.

Stan has the attendance sheet so please add (or remove) your name.

Question Time:

No questions were asked, so Bernie handed the meeting over to our Captain, Donald MacDonald, who announced the winners for the day.


Captain Donald welcomed members to Long Island GC for todays event.

Overall winner:

Our Ken Gangell Perpetual Trophy winner was Bill Dooley (24) with 37 points

Bill also received a $30 Bunnings voucher for his efforts.

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Grade winners:

A Grade:

George Weaver (20)

36 points c/b

B Grade:

Roger Selwood (24)

34 points

C Grade:

Ronnie Chong (30)

30 points c/b

Nearest to the Pin:

Hole Player Hole Player

3rd Hole:

John Molloy

9th Hole:

Reg Davey

12th Hole:

Roger Selwood

Balls down the line:

Ray Underwood


Peter Ross


John Molloy


Reg Davey


Stan Klofa


Brian Guinane


John Sutherland


Chris Macgeorge


NAGA Award:

Alan Millard was our lucky winner.

NB: Our Club policy is that no player can win the NAGA more than once per year.

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Birthday Boys for January 2015:

Congratulations and best wishes to our members whose birthday falls in January next year:


Darryl Gangell



Laurie Comerford



John Hiscock



Grant Haselgrove



Michael Bainbridge


2015 Game Schedule:

Please note the date change on our 2015 Challenge match at Brighton GC.

The game will now be held on Monday, 21 September 2015.

Brighton GC members requested this date change to allow them to enter a stronger team.


The raffle was won by Daryl Edwards.


Two Mexican detectives were investigating the murder of Juan Gonzalvez.

How was he killed asked one detective. With a golf gun the other detective replied.

A golf gun. Whats a golf gun?

I dont know, but it sure made a hole in Juan

Next Event


19 January 2015 at Churchill Park Golf Club


Bill Fitzsimmons Trophy be there by 7.15 am


Lance Bolam and Harold Hayes

Stan Odachowski


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