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Veterans Golf Club of Victoria

February 2019 Newsletter

President's report Feb 2019 - VVGC

President's report

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.




Overall winner:

Philip Horsburgh (29) with 42 points won the Royce Hollingworth Trophy

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

Grade winners

A Grade:  John Sutherland (17)  38 points

B Grade:  Chris Moot (24)  38 points

C Grade:  John Farrow (27)  38 points

Nearest to the Pin:

3rd hole: Christopher Thorne  9th hole: Roger Selwood

12th hole: Noel Valle  16th hole: David Vine

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Rational behaviour will save us.

Balls down the line:

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)

NAGA Award:

Robin Miller

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Our winners day could have felt like this

Door prize Winners:


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'.


Birthday boys for February 2019

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

1st  Ray Desmond  75

7th  Ian Cornish  73

9th  Jack Rydel  63

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  John Newby  67     Lindsay Quennell  81

Rules changes and memory

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.

With red you have three options. 
1 - From where you hit the ball in the hazard,
2 - in line with the point of entry and the flag.
3 - within two club lengths of the point the ball entered the hazard,
With yellow there are two options. 
1 - From where you hit the ball in the hazard,
2 - in line with the point of entry and the flag. 
The option of play within two club lengths of the point where the ball entered the hazard is not available.

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.

Perfection ?


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".

Passenger:: "Who?"

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."

Next event:

Waterford Valley for the Thord Lorich Trophy starting at 7:15 on 04th March

 Noel Manning ☎ 03 9889 0588 or 0408 638 978 Jeff Taylor ☎ 03 9592 0196 or 0423 916 131 Colin Wiseman ☎ 03 5971 4206 or 0427 048 490

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