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Veterans Golf Club of Victoria

September 2017 Newsletter

Aug 2017 Newsletter VVGC


Acting President Harold welcomed us to Churchill Park /Wav GC. for inaugural competition for the Bernie Coyle Trophy, on a bitterly cold day with very trying conditions, and asked all present to thank the club for the use of their excellent facilities and their generous donation of our main raffle prize plus a magnum of red wine.

Today's field:

We had a total of34 players which included a new member, Declan Stephenson, who joined through our website. He received a complimentary golf ball.


We had 28 apologies noted today.
Alan Baker, Trevor Bottomley, Peter Charlewood, Hugh Churchward, John Currie, Chris Donald, John Farrow, Garry Finnis, Alan Grisdale, Ian Hoskins, Roger Huxstep, Neal Hills, Alex Johnson, Donald Macdonald, Chris Macgeorge, Robin Miller, Michael Montgomery, Roland Neef, Stan Odachowski, Chris Procter, Peter Ross, Roger Selwood, Christopher Tierney, Kelvin Tyler, Noel Valle, Gary Walters, George Weaver & Neil Wilson .

We look forward to seeing the 'boys' back on course soon, includng those members who are currently a bit poorly. We wish you a speedy recovery and look forward to seeing all of you at our next events at Brighton and Centenary Park.

Starters today:

Lance Bolam, Noel Manning, Taffy Davies. Thanks for a great job.

Membership News:

Good to have another new member through the website in Declan Stephenson. Please keep promoting our wonderful Club.

Upcoming events

Brighton is our yearly challenge,which we hope to win this year.
Nhill is a VVGA tournament teams event which our club won last year, hopefully we can repeat the effort this year.
Centenary Park is our monthly event,which will have a early start,because of one tee start.  Good luck for all of those events.

'House of Golf' Sponsorship:

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

Special Achievements:

A quieter month in terms of achievements with only one to report.
Here it is:

Club Merchandise:

See Daryl Edwards who has some good club merchandise and keep Neat and Tidy with good dress code.

Vets Web Site:

An IT expert friend was asked to do a review of the web site. HIs comments were quite favourable although he mentioned the extensive use of photos on the site could make it slow for some users with Smart Phones.
Any one who has found this an issue can advise the Webmaster, Laurie Comerford at:

Question time :

There were no questions.

He then handed over to our Acting Captain, Jeff Stevens.




Overall winner:

Harold Hayes (23) with 30 points won the Bernie Coyle Trophy

Our winners receive a $40 House of Golf voucher for their effort.

Grade winners

A Grade:  Declan Stephenson (20)  29 points

B Grade:   (24)  27 points

C Grade:  Joe Cirnigliaro (36)  28 points

Nearest to the Pin:

Thanks to the joys of COVID-19 we are unable to measure the NTP values and therefor no NTPs have been awarded

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The student's logic could only have come from Microsoft.

Balls down the line:

29 points  Lance Bolam (18)

26 points  John Sutherland (19)

25 points  Reginald Davey (23)  Noel Manning (35)

24 points  Trevor McGilton (36)

23 points  Lindsay Quennell (23)

22 points  Tom Buzza (30)  Jeff Stevens (20)

NAGA Award:

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Even Churchill Park wasn't this wet

Door prize Winners:


Bill Frey celebrated his good day at Churchill Park by winning the raffle allowing him and three of his mates to play again at Churchill Park with carts. To get this chauffer requires an extra hire fee.


Birthday boys for September 2017

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

5th  Peter Garbellini  71

6th  Peter Fischer  69

7th  Gina Thorne  50     Ross Rowley  61

14th  Neil Wilson  68

15th  Robert Franks  74

16th  John Killmister  72

18th  Alan Millard  67

25th  Rod Goode  78

26th  Bill Dooley  71

27th  George Weaver  69



Three aussie blokes working up on an outback mobile phone tower: Mongrel, Coot and Bluey.

As they start their descent, Coot slips, falls off the tower and is killed instantly.

As the ambulance takes the body away, Bluey says, "Well, bugger me, someone's gotta go and tell Coot's wife."

Mongrel says, "OK, I'm pretty good at that sensitive stuff, I'll do it."

Two hours later, he comes back carrying a case of Beer.

Bluey says, "Where'd you get the grog, Mongrel?"

"Coot's wife gave it to me," Mongrel replies.

"That's unbelievable, you told the Missus her husband was dead and she gave you a case of beer?"

"Well, not exactly", Mongrel says.


"When she answered the door, I said to her, "You must be Coot's widow."

She said, "You must be mistaken.. I'm not a widow."

Then I said, "I'll betcha a case of beer you are."

Aussies are good at that sensitive stuff.

Next event:

Centenary Park for the Ken Gangell Trophy starting at 7:15 on 09th October

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