In view of the occurance of the AGM at Rossdale the President did not report on the months activities in his usual fashion. Hence the report this month is very, very short. In fact it's finished here.
Philip Horsburgh (29) with 42 points won the Royce Hollingworth Trophy
He received a $40 House of Golf voucher for his effort.
A Grade: John Sutherland (17) 38 points
B Grade: Chris Moot (24) 38 points
C Grade: John Farrow (27) 38 points
3rd hole: Christopher Thorne 9th hole: Roger Selwood
12th hole: Noel Valle 16th hole: David Vine
37 points Donald Barrett (20) John Killmister (30) Tom Govern (34) Roger Selwood (23) Ian Hoskins (17) John Molloy (19)
36 points Bernie Coyle (19) Mick Kelly (11)
Bill Frey celebrated his good day at Rossdale by winning the raffle allowing him and three of his mates to play again at Rossdale with carts.
'We provide comfort in all situations on the golf course, and, of course, we allow for wet weather'.
Congratulations and best wishes to our members whose birthday falls in February
1st Ray Desmond 75
7th Ian Cornish 73
11th Peter Ross 70
15th Warren Stahel 72
20th Steven Hassan 70
22nd Philip Horsburgh 66
25th Trevor McGilton 78
26th Bill Heron 74
28th Lindsay Quennell 81 John Newby 67
We have now played two Vets events and for most of us various other rounds of Golf since the new rules came into play.
I'll bet most of us has had to be reminded at least once to drop the ball from knee height in that time period.
Some of us will have used the new rule to remove a stone in a bunker, or ground our club in a hazard (other than a bunker)
Putting with the flag in the hole has become very common
However for the writer, the most hard to deal with rule is distinguishing between the allowable actions for balls in yellow marked and red marked hazards. So here are the the official and easy to understand diagrams.
Needless to say, unless there is a nominated drop zone, you must not drop the ball nearer the hole than where it entered the penalty area.
A man walked out to the street and caught a taxi just going by. He got into the taxi, and the Cabbie said, "Perfect timing. You're just like Brian".
Cabbie: "Brian. He's a guy who did everything right all the time. Like my coming along when you needed a cab, things happen like that to Brian, every single time."
Passenger: "There are always a few clouds over everybody."
Cabbie: "Not Brian. He was a terrific athlete. He could have won the Grand Slam at tennis. He could golf with the pros. He sang like an opera baritone and danced like a Broadway star and you should have heard him play the piano. He was an amazing guy."
Passenger: "Sounds like he was something really special."
Cabbie: "There's more. He had a memory like a computer. He remembered everybody's birthday. He knew all about wine, which foods to order and which fork to eat them with. He could fix anything. Not like me. I change a fuse, and the whole street blacks out. But Brian, he could do everything right."
Passenger: "Wow. Some guy then."
Cabbie: "He always knew the quickest way to go in traffic and avoid traffic jams. Not like me, I always seem to get stuck in them. But Brian, he never made a mistake, and he really knew how to treat a woman and make her feel good. He would never answer her back even if she was in the wrong; and his clothing was always immaculate, shoes highly polished too. He was the perfect man! He never made a mistake. No one could ever measure up to Brian..."
Passenger: "An amazing fellow. How did you meet him?"
Cabbie: "No, I didn't. I never actually met Brian.
He died and I married his bloody widow."