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February 2015 Newsletter

On Monday 9 February 2015 we played at Rossdale Golf Club. Our game on the day was a 4BBB event for the Captain's/President's Trophy. Special thanks to our Captain, Donald for putting the pairs list together - quite a challenge.


President Bernie   welcomed all members to Rossdale GC and thanked Rossdale for the use of their course and facilities.

Number of Players:

He said there were 49 starters on the day.


Apologies were received from Malcolm Turner, Robin Millar,George Weaver, Lance Bolam and Lindsay Quennell.

Sick List:



He advised that we had no guests today.

Starters today:

Bernie thanked our starters on the day, John Currie and Gary Finnis as it is not always easy to get a pairs event away.

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 Innes Ireland at the House of Golf in Brighton and tell them you are from the Vic Vets group. 

Also our raffle prizes are quite valuable these days with up to four free games at some courses, so please support the raffle as much as you can.

Special Achievements

He reiterated that there were none that we could see and stated that this is the first time we have not had a winner over the preceeding month. (There was an interuption to the effect that Laurie Comerford had a hole in one on the Rossdale 3rd on 30th Jan)

Vets Web Site

It is up and running - www.vetsgolfvic.org.au. Laurie is doing a great job in slowly improving it and trying to populate it with your names and photos where appropriate. Please get used to accessing it, as later this year it will be where you will read the Newsletter and see your photo when you win. Remember - www.vetsgolfvic.org.au.

65th Anniversary

Shirts, jumpers and caps are still available. See Daryl.


He reminded all that the AGM will be held immediately after the presentations, so he asked them all to please remain with us.

Question Time

He asked whether there were any issues that members would like to raise. If you do not want to raise something publicly, he suggested that people see him later.

Bernie then handed over to Donald. Thank you.


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

Overall winners:

The Captain/Presidents Trophy 4BBB winners were Laurie Comerford (18) and Jeff Taylor (31) with 48 points

They each received a $30 House of Golf voucher for their efforts.

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Nearest to the Pin:

2rd hole:

Mike Bainbridge

9th hole


12th hole:

Ronnie Chong

16th hole

Chris MacGeorge

Balls down the line:

Harold Hayes (21)/
Tom Govern (28)


Malcolm Carter(22)/
Darryl Gangell (28)


John Sutherland/
Ken Smith


Bill Frey(22)/
Alan Millard (27)

42 pts (c/b)

Bunker shot missing

Spending time in bunkers is all part of the fun.

NAGA Award:

Gary Finnis and Donald MacDonald were the skilled winners.

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Birthday Boys for March 2015

Congratulations and best wishes to our members whose birthday falls in March.


Jeff Stevens



Brian Guinane



Colin Wiseman



David Vine



Geoff Cohen



Ken Smith



Harold Hayes



Daryl Edwards



Bill Frey


Caddies are often seen as the font of wisdom - which of their comments applies to you?

Golfer: "I think I'm going to drown myself in the lake."
Caddy: "Think you can keep your head down that long, sir?"

Golfer: "I'd move heaven and earth to break 100 on this course."
Caddy: "Try heaven sir, you've already moved most of the earth."

Golfer: "Do you think my game is improving?"
Caddy: "Yes sir . . . . You miss the ball much closer now."

Golfer: "Do you think I can get there with a 5 iron?"
Caddy: "Eventually, sir."

Golfer: "You've got to be the worst caddy in the world."
Caddy: "I don't think so sir . . . That would be too much of a Coincidence."

Golfer: "Please stop checking your watch all the time. It's too Much of a distraction."
Caddy: "It's not a watch sir - it's a compass."

Golfer: "How do you like my game?"
Caddy: "It's very good sir - but personally, I prefer golf."

Golfer: "Do you think it's a sin to play on Sunday?
Caddy: "I'm afraid the way you play sir, it's a sin on any day."

Golfer: "This is the worst course I've ever played on."
Caddy: "But this isn't the golf course . .. .� We left that an hour ago sir."

Golfer: "That can't be my ball, it's too old."
Caddy: "It's been a long time since we teed off, sir."

Next event

Keysborough for the Thord Lorich Trophy starting at 7:15 on 16th March.


Roger Huxstep and John Molloy

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