President Bernie welcomed all members to beautiful Cranbourne, especially those who have not played here before. He thanked the Club for the use of their course and facilities. He also thanked Don Barrett, Peter Charlewood and Laurie Comerford for playing with him - he enjoyed it. A special welcome back to our Captain, Donald MacDonald.
He said that today we had 48 starters - a magnificent result.
Today we have a few of apologies - Harold Hayes, John Hiscock, Chris MacGeorge, Stan Odachowski, Robin Miller, Gary Finnis, and Ian Lacey.
Good to see most of those who have been ill back with us playing. As we all age a little we seem to hear stories every week about one of us who is ill. This month we have Alan Millard with the flu, Neal Hills with pneumonia, Rob Bailey, Daryll Gangell and Paul Haramis all ill. We wish them all a speedy recovery. He said that he hoped you have all had your flu shots for this year.
Today we have three guests. Trevor Bottomley who is a guest of Ray Underwood. Stan Oliver who is a guest of Ronnie Chong and finally, Neil Street, who is a guest of Peter Ross. Welcome gents, I hope you enjoyed today and may consider joining us. Special thanks to Ray, Ronnie and Peter for bringing these guests along. Footnote - Trevor and Neil joined today.
Bernie thanked Peter Ross and Rod Goode for their help today. We cannot proceed without volunteers to run these events every month and we really appreciate your assistance. Please consider helping - if you are worried about doing so, then don't be, as would roster you on with someone who has done it before. You will enjoy the experience.
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.
Ray Desmond (again) won the raffle prize of a game for 4 with carts at Cranbourne
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, as did Ray, Ronnie and Peter today. He urged all members to look around and ask their friends to come along.
He reminded us that the Club polo shirts and jumpers are available from Daryl Edwards.
Site sevelopment continues, thanks to Laurie Comerford . Our only method to register for the next game is on the sheet being circulated today. 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.
New things on the web this month include:
As we all get a bit older we may like to sleep in a little in winter. So to help, until September, we will be teeing off at 8.15am. Did anyone forget today and get here at the old time??
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 MacDonald for the results of today's game..
Donald welcomed members to Cranborne Golf Club for today's event.
Ronnie Chong (27) with 39 points won the Grant Haselgrove Trophy.
He received a $30 House of Golf voucher for his effort.
A Grade: Lance Bolam (16) 35 points (c/b)
B Grade: Don Barrett (20) 35 points
C Grade: Noel Valle (28) 36 points
3rd hole: Bill Dooley 8th hole Ken Griffiths
12th hole: Gary Morland 14th hole: Al Abraham
35 points Bernie Coyley (19), Hans Bleeker (36)
34 points Brian Guinane (33)
33 points Al Abraham (20), Terry Brownscombe (18), Neil Street (16), Ray Desmond (24)
32 points Barry Taylor (34)
Ken Pemberton carded our third NAGA award for the year.
Congratulations and best wishes to our members whose birthday falls in May
2nd Allen McAuliffe 59
7th Colin Holmes 56
9th Ray Underwood 77
12th Ross Wilson 69
17th Gary Morland 64
19th Roger Huxstep 69 Karl Lindberg 75
24th Eric Ferraro 58
25th Johannes Tetteroo 65
27th Bill Cribbes 67
31st Donald Harrowell 68
Amy, a blonde city girl married a Queensland cattle farmer.
One morning, on his way out to check on his stock, the farmer says to Amy, " The vet. is coming over to impregnate one of our cows today. I drove a nail into the 2 by 4 just above the cow's stall in the shed. You show him where the cow is when he gets here, okay?".
The farmer leaves for the paddocks. After a while, the vet. arrives where-upon Amy takes him down to the shed.
They walk along the row of stalls and when she sees the nail, she tells him, "This is the one right here."
The vet., assuming he is dealing with an air head blonde, asks, "Tell me lady, 'cause I'm dying to know, how do YOU know this is the cow to be bred?"
"That's simple. By the nail over its stall", she very confidently explained.
Laughing rudely at her, the vet. says, "And what the hell is the nail for?"
The blonde turns to walk away and says sweetly over her shoulder,
"I guess it's to hang your pants on."