President Donald welcomed all of us to Churchill/Waverley Golf Club and the stableford competition for the Bernie Coyle Trophy. He asked all present to thank the club for the use of their facilities, and their generous donation of our main raffle prize. Heavy overnight rain affected the course, in particular the bunkers which were damp and with some casual water present. Donald expressed his hope that all the 'dads' present were spoiled rotten by their families on the Sunday (Father's Day).
Donald also took a moment to thank Chris Thorne on behalf of the
members for his magnificent donation of a monthly prize to our raffle
which entitles the winner to a 'window cleaning package' (valued at
$100) donated by Chris's company. To have such a prize being donated at
every monthly raffle is just so generous. Many thanks Chris!
Also, any members who are in need of such a service may wish to consider Chris's company for the job. As with each member, Chris's details are on our members database. Give him a call!
Under the stewardship of Daryl Edwards and John Hiscock our raffle continues to be a successful source of club funds. These funds are used directly to keep our matchday costs competitive (green fees, lunch) so please continue to support our raffle.
Prior to normal business, our webmaster Laurie Comerford was asked by Captain Harold to explain how members could better insure that they were receiving emails from Committee members (such as Captain or Webmaster) via our website. In most cases, emails arrived at members computers, tablets and smartphones in a straightforward manner and went straight to that member's inbox. However in some cases these emails could either finish up in your 'junk' box or in your 'bundle'box. Laurie stressed that if this is the case in any particular member's email service, then that problem is being caused by how the member's email service has been set up. It has nothing to do with our website. Please check these 'boxes' while looking at your emails. If you find any emails there, then you have to make changes at your end so that emails from the Vets website goes straight to your inbox.
We had a good turnout today, with 50 players involved in the
competition. There were no guests today.
There were 20 apologies noted for this month:
Trevor Bottomley, Don Barrett, Peter Charlewood, Bernie Coyle, Steven Hassan, Bill Heron, Ian Hoskins, Alex Johnson, Karl Lindberg, Allan Logan, Shay McQuade, Alan Millard, Gary Morland, Roland Neef, Stan Odachowski, Ken Pride, Ian Richards, Peter Ross, Warren Stahel &, George Weaver.
It's pleasing to see members using the web site to issue apologies as this helps Captain Harold for event organisation.
Donald and the members thanked Harold Hayes, Noel Manning and Tony
Villani who got us all away with the partial-shotgun start, in good
order. Well done guys! Please take pride in your club and always ensure that you "keep up with the group in front of you". That
is the number one priority we have in terms of efficient golf. ('ready
golf') Thanks were again given to both Harold Hayes and Peter
Ross for their hard work in making the registration of players, and the
speedy efficient dispatch of playing groups such a success.
It is important to note that
the much improved starting process relies very heavily on members being
ready to play at the alloted time, especially those on carts as any
delay causes a domino effect on playing groups. That means that you must be at your nominated tee for the required tee-off time as specified by our Captain.
As previously mentioned, we cannot proceed without volunteers to run these events every month, so please consider helping out as a starter, as it is a bit of fun and it is by far the best way of meeting your fellow Club members.
Note: Our October monthly competition will actually be on 30th September.
It will be at Lang Lang GC for the Ken Gangell Perpetual Trophy. This event is a shotgun start with all players required to be on the tees by
8am at Lang Lang. Our Captain, Harold Hayes will advise us
as to the time he would like members to turn up to ensure a smooth
shotgun start. The booking sheet was circulated during our
Please consider "car-sharing" for Lang Lang given the driving distance involved. 2 or 3 members together on the journey makes a lot of sense in this case.
Would all members please note that our usual November outing to Cranbourne GC has been brought forward by 1 week to better manage our calendar schedule for a busy November. Cranbourne will now be held on Monday 28th October
There are a few major events in the pipeline including, our 70th
anniversary special event at Spring Valley GC on Monday 18th November,
2019. The online booking sheet will soon be open for this special day. Members
costs are ; $60 green fees/lunch and $20 each for those who wish to
share a cart. Please book your carts direct with Spring Valley once you
have agreed on a cart partner. Keep Captain Harold informed by using
the online booking system on our website. Remember that guests are
welcome on the day as usual, however their fees for the day are $85 green fees/lunch. Carts are the same as members.
Also on the horizon is our annual Xmas luncheon and Awards ceremony which will take place at Keysborough GC on Monday 9th December, 2019. Details of this event will be circulated by Secretary Jeff Taylor in the next week or so.
Regrettably there will be no Brighton GC Challenge match this year or in 2020. No decision as yet as to how this schedule gap may be utilised.
This report summarises the business matters addressed by your Committee of Management on Sept 2nd 2019.
In the past month or so these achievements were noted;
We look forward to more success on the golf course in the coming weeks. Go Vets!
The problem of missing emails were ruled out as explained by Laurie (see above). The website continues to underpin the smooth operation of our great Club. Any ideas or queries? Please contact Laurie by email (details on the members database).
Laurie advised that members should expect to get emails from the Club in the following circumstances:
It is the clear intention of the Club that members are fully aware of all their data the Club holds in its database and that this data is as accurate as possible. Other than publishing contact details to other members, the data is not shared with anyone or any other organisation.
There being no member's questions, President Donald then handed over to our Captain, Harold Hayes.
Donald Barber (13) with 37 points won the Bernie Coyle Trophy
He received a $40 House of Golf voucher for his effort.
A Grade: Laurie Comerford (17) 30 points
B Grade: Bill Dooley (24) 31 points
C Grade: John Killmister (29) 30 points
3rd hole: Christopher Thorne 6th hole: Chris Procter
11th hole: Donald Barber 17th hole: John Newby
30 points Gary Finnis (25)
29 points Reginald Davey (24) David Paterson (35) Bruce Keenan (25) Rod Goode (30)
28 points Philip Horsburgh (29) Daryl Edwards (23) Peter Garbellini (15) David Vine (17)
George Giles celebrated his good day at Churchill/Waverley by winning the raffle allowing him and three of his friends to play again at Churchill/Waverley.
With sufficient ingenuity anything will do.
Congratulations and best wishes to our members whose birthday falls in September
5th Bernie Herbert 70 Peter Garbellini 73
6th Peter Fischer 71
7th Ross Rowley 63
14th Neil Wilson 70
16th John Killmister 74
18th Alan Millard 69
19th John Field 72
25th Rod Goode 80
26th Bill Dooley 73
27th George Weaver 71 Steve Thornhill 65
A man suffered a serious heart attack while shopping in a store. The store clerk called 000 when they saw him collapse to the floor. The paramedics rushed the man to the nearest hospital where he had emergency open heart bypass surgery. He woke from surgery to find himself in the care of nuns at the Catholic Hospital. A nun was seated next to his bed holding his hand. After he became fully conscious the nun picked up a clipboard loaded with several forms, and a pen.
She asked him how he was going to pay for his treatment, "Do you have health insurance?" she asked.
He replied in a raspy voice, "No health insurance."
The nun asked, "Do you have money in the bank?"
He replied, "No money in the bank."
"Do you have a relative who could help you with the payments?" asked the irritated nun.
He said, "I only have a spinster sister, who, as it happens, is a nun."
This annoyed the nun who became agitated and announced loudly, "Nuns are not spinsters! Nuns are married to God!"
The patient replied,
"Perfect. Send the bill to my brother-in-law."
Lang Lang, 8am shotgun start on 30th September