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Veterans Golf Club of Victoria

October 2017 Newsletter

Aug 2017 Newsletter VVGC


Vice President Gary welcomed us to Centenary Park Golf Club. He mentioned the course was in great condition, the weather was kind to us so there should not have been any excuses.

Gary then asked members to show our appreciation to the Centenary Park members for the use of their clubhouse and facilities.

Today's field:

We had 34 players today.. Rather a small field compared to other years with quite a number of our members away for one reason or another.


We had 15 apologies noted today.
Lance Bolam, Taffy Davies, Ray Desmond, Daryl Edwards, John Farrow, George Giles, Harold Hayes, Donald MacDonald, Trevor McGilton, Peter Sloan, Chris Thorne, Colin Wiseman, Hugh Churchwood, Peter Ross & Bernie Coyle.


There were no Guests today and Gary reminded members if they are bringing a guest along please ask them for their Golf Link No if they have one. Otherwise give an indication of their playing standard.

Starters today:

Gary thanked the Starters today Jeff Taylor, Colin Wiseman and Philip Horsburgh for a job well done.
He also encouraged members who had not yet volunteered to assist as a starter to have a go at it. It's a good way to get to know other members. We have now added a page to the website describing the tasks carried out by our starters.


Gary also asked the members not to forget and to try and support our main sponsor of our Club "The House of Golf" Cheltenham who provide us with vouchers for our monthly winner.

Special Achievements:

There were no special achievements noted. However Noel Manning was celebrating his 76th birthday today.

Club Gear:

Gary encouraged anyone yet to purchase a club shirt, jumper or hat to please see Daryl who will be only too eager to help you.

He then handed over to our Vice Captain, Jeff Stevens who announced the results for the day.




Overall winner:

Ian Hoskins (19) with 39 points won the Ken Gangell Trophy

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

Grade winners

A Grade:  Trevor Bottomley (19)  39 points

B Grade:  Rod Goode (25)  37 points

C Grade:  Tom Buzza (27)  37 points

Nearest to the Pin:

2nd hole: Roger Selwood  8th hole:

13th hole: Ray Underwood  18th hole: George Weaver

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Only if access to adultery is universal!.

Balls down the line:

36 points  Jeff Taylor (29)  John Sutherland (16)

35 points  David Heraud (24)  Lindsay Quennell (21)  Ken Pride (27)

34 points  Gary Finnis (23)  Declan Stephenson (19)  George Weaver (14)

NAGA Award:

Joe Cirnigliaro

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Joe with his 300m + driver

Door prize Winners:


David Heraud celebrated his good day at Centenary Park by winning the raffle allowing him and three of his mates to play again at Centenary Park with carts.

After these small modifications to the cart David should be quite safe playing in a threesome with Donald Trump & Kim-il-Sung.


Brighton Challenge

The Brighton Challenge event was held on 25th Sep 2017. The Vets were represented by 17 players against Brighton's 18 and for the second consecutive year Brighton won with a score of 182 versus 169 for the best five scores. On an individual basis Al Albraham (25) playing for Brighton beat Bernie Coyle (21) on a countback with 38 points.

Ian Hoskins (21) was the best of the Vets with 37.

Al Abraham had the NTP on the 4th while Malcolm Turner had the NTP with second shot on the 3rd. There was a NAGA award, but sympathy for the winner ensures he remains anonymous to the general reader.

Birthday boys for October 2017

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

6th  Robin Miller  80     John Hendrie  70

8th  Miguel Magana  72

10th  Brendan Cooney  61

11th  Tony Villani  66

15th  David Rieger  78

30th  Barbara Grant  72


Grandma in Court !


In a trial, a Southern small-town prosecuting attorney called his first witness, a grandmotherly, elderly woman to the stand. He approached her and asked, "Mrs. Jones, do you know me?"

She responded, "Why, yes, I do know you, Mr. Williams. I've known you since you were a boy, and frankly, you've been a big disappointment to me. You lie, you cheat on your wife, and you manipulate people and talk about them behind their backs. You think you're a big shot when you haven't the brains to realize you'll never amount to anything more than a two-bit paper pusher. Yes, I know you."

The lawyer was stunned. Not knowing what else to do, he pointed across the room and asked, "Mrs. Jones, do you know the defense attorney?"

She again replied, "Why yes, I do. I've known Mr. Bradley since he was a youngster, too. He's lazy, bigoted, and he has a drinking problem. He can't build a normal relationship with anyone, and his law practice is one of the worst in the entire state.  Not to mention he cheated on his wife with three different women. One of them was your wife. Yes, I know him".


The defense attorney nearly died.

The judge asked both counselors to approach the bench, and, in a very quiet voice, said,

"If either of you idiots asks her if she knows me, I'll send you both to the electric chair."

Next event:

Cranbourne for the Australian Pensioners Trophy starting at 7:15 on 06th November

 Trevor Bottomley ☎ 0427 554 254 Rod Goode ☎ 0412 701 216 John Molloy ☎ 03 9583 5331 or 0430 500 905

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