President Bernie welcomed all members to Sandhurst and thanked the Club for the use of their course and facilities. He thanked Barry Taylor and Jeff Taylor for playing with him - he enjoyed it. He also made special mention of a unique event occurring this week when one of our life members turns 90. He asked Hugh Churchward to stand and all golfers congratulated him.
He said that today we had a great list of players with 52. Thanks for making the effort to come.
We still have a few apologies today as we there are still many travelling - Greame Lewis in UK, Alex Johnson around Australia, Roger Huxstep is in France, Peter Ross and George Weaver are in Vanuata golfing, John Molloy is in Ireland, George Robinson, John Hiscock is in Hawaii, Don Barrett and Trevor McGilton is sick after his recent trip and cruise.
Good to see a much reduced list - Daryl Gangell, Neal Hills, Tom Govern, Ray Reed and John Sutherland. I hope they all improve soon and get to golf.
Two guests today both introduced by Al Abraham - thanks Al. Firstly Trevor Spence and Secondly David Heraud.
Please remember if you do bring a guest please ask them for their Golflink Number, if they have one, or provide the Handicapper with a guideline to their playing standard.
Bernie thanked the Secretary, Jeff Taylor for his help today. We cannot proceed without volunteers to run these events every month so please consider helping!
He reminded us of our agreement with the Innes Ireland at the House of Golf Brighton, who are subsidising our winners' vouchers and urged us to support them. This company has done much for us and we need to make sure that we use all the vouchers given to us as prices and their deals are very competitive. Please go and see Innes.
Bernie stated that he knew of only two 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.
He reminded us that the Club polo shirts and jumpers are available from Daryl Edwards.
Development of the web site is nearly complete. The members booking page is again available under the Members tab in the index. On the day we play we will circulate the green folder as usual, then the Captain will put it on the website the day after and you can then add your name or put in an apology if you need to withdraw. Use of the web will stop the Friday before the following game, after which you will need to ring the Captain, as we need time to allow the starters to prepare the cards for game day. This will be detailed in our next Newsletter.
The continuing work on the site is to proof read the whole site for errors and finalise systems including help files for ongoing input of the newsletter and other Committee related items.
As part of the proof reading process, Laurie will email all current members the details of their membership as held by the Club. Please advise Secretary Jeff if you find any errors in your data.
The Club's green page will continue in use as the main source of bookings for the following events. Members present at an event and intending to pay at the next event should fill in their name on the form.
If you are unable to sign the form for any reason or you wish to change your playing status you can open the web booking page, pull down your name from the name list and select your playing option from: Playing, (the default option) Playing with cart or Apology.
If you have a guest, complete the guest's details and leave yourself listed as Playing (or change to Playing with cart).
Then click on the Register icon. The display will update to show the new information you have entered. If your name is shown as Playing and you wish to withdraw, simply select your name from the list and select the Apology icon, then click on the Register icon.
Also please add your names to the folder circulating today for the annual game against Brighton GC - it is on 19 September at 8am. We need to make sure that our unbeaten record of winning this trophy continues. You need to pay the Treasurer your $40 today.
He asked if there were any other issues that members would like to raise??
Bernie then handed over to the Captain.
Donald welcomed members to Sandhurst Golf Club for today's event.
Roger Selwood (25) with 44 points won the John Coleman Trophy.
He received a $30 House of Golf voucher for his effort.
A Grade: Terry Donahue (19) 39 points
B Grade: Harold Hayes (24) 38 points
C Grade: Rod Goode (34) 40 points
3rd hole: Trevor Spence 8th
hole Trevor Spence
13th hole: Paul haramis 15th
hole: Ray Desmond
39 points Al Abrahams (23)
38 points George Giles (19)
37 points Trevor Spence (24), Chris Proctor (27)
36 points Noel Manning (36), Hans Bleeker (36)
Phillip Horsburgh gladly accepted the NAGA black cap after making a firm prediction that he had won it..
George Giles celebarted his good play at Sandhurst by winning the raffle allowing him and three of his mates to play again at Sandhurst with carts.
Colin Wiseman seemed overjoyed with the addition of a bottle of red to his household and lastly Chris Proctor won a nice photoframe.
Congratulations and best wishes to our members whose birthday falls in September
5th Bernie Herbert 67 Peter Garbellini 70
6th Peter Fischer 68
7th Ross Rowley 60
14th Neil Wilson 67
16th John Killmister 71
18th Alan Millard 66
19th John Field 69
25th Rod Goode 77
26th Bill Dooley 70
27th George Weaver 68 Steve Thornhill 62
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