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Veterans Golf Club of Victoria

March 2016 Newsletter


President Bernie welcomed all members to a warm Waterford Valley, especially those who have not played here before - he said that this place is a hidden gem in the landscape of Melbourne Golf Courses. He thanked the Club for the use of their course and facilities. He also thanked the noisy trio of Tom Govern, Bill Dooley and John Hiscock for playing with him - he enjoyed it.

Number of Players:

He said that today we had 50 starters - a magnificent result.


Today we have a number of apologies - George Weaver, Alex Johnson, Gerard L'Hullier, Colin Wiseman, John Killmister, Ken Griffiths and Gerry O'Connor.

Sick List:

Only a few on the sick list, which is great to see - Bill Frey(back pain), Ken Pride(flu), Reg Davey and John Farrow for golf only. He wished them all a speedy recovery.


We have one guest today. George Robinson, who is a guest of Roger Huxstep. Welcome and thanks to Roger for bringing George along.

Starters today:

Bernie thanked Jeff Taylor and Lindsay Quennell for their help today, especially for bringing in the NTP markers. We cannot proceed without volunteers to run these events every month.

Raffle Prize:

Bernie also reminded us of our agreement with the House of Golf Brighton, who are subsidising all of our winners' vouchers and urged us to support them.

Jeff Taylor continued the run of Committee members in winning the raffle prize of a game for 4 with carts at Waterford Valley

Sub - an important issue:

Bernie stated that a large number of members had not paid their subs for this year. He stated that they could pay today or their last chance will be next month. ( they are not paid next month members will be ineligible to play and win any prizes).

Special Achievements

Bernie stated that he knew of several this month.

He asked if there were any more but there were none?
If you do win, please let me know as we sometimes miss the notices.


Bernie stated that we need to keep bringing along new members. He urged all members to look around and ask their friends to come along.

Club Gear

He reminded us that the Club polo shirts and jumpers are available from Daryl Edwards.

Vets Web Site

Its development continues thanks to Laurie Comerford - well done Laurie..

He asked if there were any other issues that members would like to raise??
He stated that our Captain, is going to have a few "procedures" done shortly and we wish him all the best.
Bernie then handed over to the Captain.


Donald welcomed members to Waterford Valley Golf Club for today's event.

Overall winner:

Chris Tierney (28) with 41 points won the Thord Lorich Trophy.

He received a $30 House of Golf voucher for his effort.

Grade winners

A Grade:  Laurie Comerford (18)  40 points

B Grade:  Jeff Stevens (21)  39 points

C Grade:  George Giles (36)  40 points

Nearest to the Pin:Donald's joke image

13th hole: George Robinson  17th hole: Laurie Comerford

Balls down the line:

38 points  John Molloy (19),  Lindsay Quennell (23)

37 points  Ronnie Chong (27)

36 points  Bernie Coyle (18)

35 points  Lance Bolam (16)  Neil Hills (27)

34 points  Mike Bainbridge (19)  Bill Dooley (22)

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NAGA Award:

Malcolm Turner carded our third NAGA award for the year.

Birthday boys for March 2016

Congratulations and best wishes to our members whose birthday falls in MarchPicture

1st  Jeff Stevens  64

3rd  Derek MacCallum  60

4th  Bruce Keenan  70

8th  Brian Guinane  82

11th  Ian Hoskins  65     Colin Wiseman  68

14th  David Vine  73

16th  Donald Barber  57

22nd  Sam Pilcher  68

26th  Leo Hiku  70

27th  Harold Hayes  71

29th  Bernard De Robillard  62

31st  Bill Frey  80     Daryl Edwards  74

An artist's explanation

At the National Art Gallery in Dublin, a husband and wife were staring at a portrait that had them completely confused.

The painting depicted 3 totally naked black men.

Two of the figures had black penises, but the one in the middle had a pale pinkish penis. Irish coalminers

The curator of the gallery realized that they were having trouble interpreting the painting and offered his personal assessment.

"In fact", he pointed out, "some serious critics believe that the pink penis also reflects the cultural and sociological oppression experienced by gay men in contemporary society".

After the curator left, an Irishman approached the couple and said, "Would you like to know what the painting is really about?"

"Now why would you claim to be more of an expert than the curator of the gallery?" asked the couple.

"Because I am the artist who painted the picture," he replied. "In fact, there are no African Americans depicted at all. They're just three Irish coalminers. The guy in the middle went home for lunch."

Next event:

Keysborough for the Alf Jones Trophy starting at 7:15 on 04th April

 John Molloy ☎ 03 9583 5331 or 0430 500 905 Peter Ross ☎ 0418 176 303

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