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Veterans Golf Club of Victoria

April 2016 Newsletter


President Bernie welcomed all members to Keysborough, especially those who have not played here before. He thanked the Club for the use of their course and facilities. He also thanked Roger Huxstep, Chris Proctor and Robin Millar for playing with him - he enjoyed it, especially as Roger and he struggled to reach the goal of 20pts first. Eventually Roger won!

Number of Players:

He said that today we had 55 starters - a magnificent result.


Today we have a number of apologies -John Killmister, Ray Underwood, Gerard L'Hullier, Kel Tyler, Neal Hills, John Boyce, Chris Donald, Jeff Stevens and Donald MacDonald.

Sick List:

Good to see most of those who were sick last month back playing - well done. Our Captain, Donald, has had his operation for bowel cancer and that aspect is going well - the scan shows the cancer is all clear and he will not need chemo. Great news. But life is not that simple - he is suffering really bad nausea and needs to get that cleared up before he can leave hospital. So he is a lot happier this week but will be glad to get out of hospital.


We have no guests today.

Starters today:

Bernie thanked Peter Ross and John Molloy for their help today. We cannot proceed without volunteers to run these events every month and we really appreciate your assistance.

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.

Allan Millard and John Farrow both won a raffle prize of a game for 4 with carts at Keysborough. These prices are really worth having

Sub - an important issue:

Bernie stated that a large number had not paid their subs for this year. I hope that a lot of you have coughed up your had earned cash today to pay your subs.. (If they are not paid next month, members will be ineligible to play and win any prizes).

Special Achievements

Bernie stated that ten of us went to Heywood last month to play in the 4BBB teams' event over two days. We did not win any major prizes but were only a few shots behind the winners. We won an NTP and quite a few balls in the ball run down.

Laurie Comerford is enjoying his new club at Patterson River and has won for the second time with a 41 of 19 on 13 March

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

It's development continues thanks to Laurie Comerford - well done Laurie. On the web site is the capacity to register or whatever for the next game. Now this is not yet fully operational, as we have not finalised our procedures. So we need to make sure that you put your name on the list circulating at each game or if you miss this, call the captain to be included as a player or an apology or on the unwell list. We will be fully operational electronically later this year, but our primary registration medium for the next game will always be the sheet circulated at each game as this is an important social medium for us vets.

Special notice

As we all get a bit older we may like to sleep in a little in winter. So to help, from our next game at Cranbourne on 2 May, we will be teeing off at 8am, not 7.15 as we did today. It will stay that way until our game in September, when it will revert back to 7.15. Now, I know lots of us may get up early, but 8am means 8am, so please remember to get here in time for an 8am start as it will be too dark to go off earlier and we do not want 50 guys getting cheesed off because they got here too early.

Question time

He asked if there were any other issues that members would like to raise?

Bernie then handed over to a new face getting up to talk to all. So please make welcome, our new man in charge of vice, the Vice Captain, Harold Hayes.


Harold welcomed members to Keysborough Golf Club for today's event.

Overall winner:

Stan Odachowski (24) with 43 points won the Alf Jones Trophy.

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

Grade winners

A Grade:  Gary Morland (18)  39 points

B Grade:  Chris Proctor (25)  38 points

C Grade:  Barry Taylor (36)  36 points

Nearest to the Pin:Donald's joke image

3rd hole: Laurie Comerford  8th hole Terry Brownscombe

12th hole: Ken Griffiths  15th hole: Peter Charlewood

Balls down the line:

38 points  George Weaver (16)

36 points  Harold Hayes (22)  Malcolm Turner (25)

34 points  Phillip Horsburgh (36)

33 points  Terry Brownscombe (20)  Peter Charlewood (29)  George Giles (36)  Robin Miller (36);

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NAGA Award:

Grant Watson carded our fourth NAGA award for the year.

Birthday boys for April 2016

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

1st  Peter Charlewood  78

5th  Dave Cureton  66     Tom Govern  72

6th  Anthony French  69

7th  Geoffrey Milne  66

9th  Roland Neef  76

11th  Faye Quennell  79

18th  Bernie Coyle  70     Shay McQuade  60

19th  John Molloy  69     Marg Holden  64

21st  Lance Bolam  81

24th  Ray Reed  82

25th  Joe Cirnigliaro  72

26th  Reginald Davey  75

29th  George Giles  81


Arthur is 85 years old. He's played golf every day since his retirement 20 years ago. One day he arrives home looking downcast. "That's it," he tells his wife. "I'm giving up golf. My eyesight has gotten so bad. Once I've hit the ball, I can't see where it went.".

His wife sympathises and has a suggestion. "Why don't you take my brother with you, and give it one more try." .

"That's no good,"sighs Arthur. "Your brother is 92. He can't help." Forgetful - who me ?

"He may be 92," says the wife, "but his eyesight is perfect."

So the next day Arthur heads off to the golf course with his brother-in-law. He tees off, takes an almighty swing, and squints down the fairway. He turns to the brother-in-law. "Did you see the ball ?"

"Of course I did!", says the brother-in-law. "I have perfect eyesight."

"Where did it go?" asks Arthur.

"Can't remember.""

Next event:

Cranbourne for the Grant Haselgrove Trophy starting at 8:00 on 02nd May

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