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Veterans Golf Club of Victoria

March 2017 Newsletter

President:

President Donald welcomed us to Waterford Valley Golf club and asked all present to thank the Club for the use of their excellent facilities. We were all shocked to hear that Noel Manning had taken ill out on the course and was subsequently taken to Monash Hospital by ambulance.

Donald can now report that Noel is comfortable in hospital.

Number of Players:

He said that today we had a total of 53 players including 1 guest Ian Richards, introduced by Neil Wilson. Al Abraham and another guest of Tom Buzza (Brian Keating) were late withdrawals.

Apologies:

A lengthy list of apologies today (15) - Donald Barrett, Lance Bolam, Peter Charlewood, Hugh Churchward, Gary Finnis, Rod Goode, Tom Govern, David Heraud, Bill Heron, Roger Huxstep, Trevor McGilton, Gary Morland, Roger Selwood, Christopher Thorne, Noel Valle.

Guests:

We had 1 guest today and we welcome Ian Richards. I hope you enjoyed the day and will join us as a member. Golf ball to Ian please.

Please note that when members bring a guest along please ask them for their Golflink Number, if they have one, or provide the Handicapper with a guideline to their playing standard.

Starters today:

Donald thanked Peter Ross and Jeff Taylor for a job well done! We cannot proceed without volunteers to run these events every month, so please consider helping as it is a bit of fun and you get to know more members of the club.

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Belated 2016 Prize:

Donald presented Chris Procter with his runners-up prize in the annual Captains Competition.  Well done Chris!

Monthly Competition Prizes:

He reminded us of our sponsorship from the House of Golf (Moorabbin), who are subsidising our winners' vouchers and he urged us to support them. Please go and see Innes at his new super store near DFO at Moorabbin Airport which is now open.

Special Achievements:

Donald informed the membership of the latest success stories of our intrepid golfers. Far and away, the story of the month goes to Ray Desmond for his magnificent hole-in-1 on Saturday March 4th, 2017 at Brighton Golf Club. Ray 'aced' the 150 metre 11th hole.

Terrific stuff Ray !! In addition, we note the following:

Well done gents ! He asked if there were any more good performances but alas, no.

If you do win, please let me know as we sometimes miss the notices.

Membership:

Donald stated that we need to keep bringing along new members. He urged all members to look around and ask their friends to come along. 'Word of mouth' is still our best weapon for new members.

Club Merchandise:

He urged the members to join in with the 'spirit of the club' by making use of the Club Merchandise. Our strength in a social sense is our obvious desire to be part of this great Club. A new addition to Daryl Edwards' fashion line is a ripper hat to shield us from this magnificent Melbourne sunshine. Daryl hopes to bring along a variety of hat sizes so you can find one that fits and then place your order. $20 a hat.

Vets Web Site:

It is up and running and continues to perform well.

Membership subscriptions:

THESE ARE DUE NOW FOR 2017 AND OUR TREASURER WILL GLADLY TAKE YOUR $30. Remember that April 3th at Churchill Park is your last opportunity to pay up.

Question time:

Donald asked the members if they wished to raise any issues. Nothing this month.

He then handed over to our new Captain, Harold Hayes.

Pictures

If you play with the Webmaster you could well receive a free style assessment. For Allan, Colin and Reg - here they are. It would be appreciated if any other members can take photographs and forward them to the Webmaster for inclusion in the newsletter.PicturePicturePicture captain

Captain:

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

Overall winner:

George Giles (35) with 42 points won the Thord Lorich Trophy.

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

Grade winners

A Grade:  John Molloy (20)  38 points

B Grade:  Trevor Spence (21)  34 points

C Grade:  Philip Horsburgh (35)  37 points

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3rd hole: Terry Donohue  8th hole John Hiscock

12th hole:   14th hole: Trevor Spence

Some of us had a hard time at the exams!.

Balls down the line:

36 points  Jeff Stevens (20)   Ray Underwood (18)   Ian Lacey (14)    (18)

35 points  David Vine (15)   Trevor Bottomley (17)

34 points  Laurie Comerford (15)   Terry Donohue (15)

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NAGA Award:

Peter Ross found tree-climbing difficult, but still got the ball away.

Raffle Winner:

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Neil Hills celebrated his good day at Waterford Valley by winning the Picture raffle allowing him and three of his mates to play again at Waterford Valley with carts - which will probably make them feel safer from the snake location advertisements.

Birthday boys for March 2017

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

1st  Jeff Stevens  65

3rd  Derek MacCallum  61

4th  Bruce Keenan  71

8th  Brian Guinane  83

11th  Ian Hoskins  66     Colin Wiseman  69

14th  David Vine  74

16th  Donald Barber  58

22nd  Sam Pilcher  69

23rd  Ron Wells  72

27th  Harold Hayes  72

29th  Bernard de Robillard  63

31st  Bill Frey  81     Daryl Edwards  75

joke

Lunchtime:

An old German Shepherd dog starts chasing rabbits and before long, discovers that he's lost. Wandering about, he notices a panther heading rapidly in his direction with the intention of having lunch.

The old German Shepherd thinks, "Oh, oh! I'm in deep poo now!" PictureNoticing some bones on the ground close by, he immediately settles down to chew on the bones with his back to the approaching cat. Just as the panther is about to leap, the old German Shepherd exclaims loudly,

"Boy, that was one delicious panther! I wonder, if there are any more around here?"

Hearing this, the young panther halts his attack in mid-strike, a look of terror comes over him and he slinks away into the trees.

"Whew!," says the panther, "That was close! That old German Shepherd nearly had me!"

Meanwhile, a squirrel who had been watching the whole scene from a nearby tree, figures he can put this knowledge to good use and trade it for protection from the panther. So, off he goes. The squirrel soon catches up with the panther, spills the beans and strikes a deal for himself with the panther.

The young panther is furious at being made a fool of and says, "Here, squirrel, hop on my back and see what's going to happen to that conniving canine!"

Now, the old German Shepherd sees the panther coming with the squirrel on his back and thinks, "What am I going to do now?," but instead of running, the dog sits down with his back to his attackers, pretending he hasn't seen them yet, and just when they get close enough to hear, the old Picture German Shepherd says...

"Where's that squirrel? I sent him off an hour ago to bring me another panther!"

Next event:

Churchill Park for the Captain-Presidents Trophy starting at 7:15 on 03rd April

 Ronnie Chong ☎ 0431 065 874 Robin Miller ☎ 03 9579 5972 or 0412494100

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