welcomed all of us to Lang Lang
Golf Club and the stableford competition for the Ken Gangell Perpetual
Trophy. He congratulated all of the members and guests for such a magnificent turnout given the travel time
involved in getting to Lang Lang. It was a lovely morning for golf with
the course in good condition. He asked
all present to thank the club for the use of their facilities, and
their generous donation of our main raffle prize of a voucher for a
round of golf for 4 players. Once
again the warm hospitality we received from Lang Lang was very
pleasant, not least the superb roast lunch enjoyed by all. He thanked
Jeff Stevens, Phil Horsburgh and Chris Macgeorge for their excellent
company on today's round.
On behalf of the members, Donald thanked Chris Macgeorge for his generous donation of a dozen golf balls towards our raffle prizes. Thank you Chris!
Under the stewardship of Daryl Edwards and John Hiscock our raffle continues to be a successful source of club funds.
We had a very good turnout today, with 51 players involved in the competition despite there being a large number of apologies. There were 2 guests today; Roger Foreander guest of Roger Selwood, and Ian Cornish guest of John Newby. Both were warmly welcomed and received a complimentary golf ball. Ian will now join the Club while Roger still has work commitments for the next couple of years. He will look at joining the Vets at that point. Apologies to Ian for the absence of membership application forms as a result of our Secretary, Jeff Taylor having to leave early. I'm pleased to report that Jeff has now recovered and we look forward to seeing him at Cranbourne on the 28th of October. Welcome to the Vets Ian!.
There were 17 apologies noted for this month:
Al Abraham, Keith Aldrich, Donald Barber, Donald Barrett, Hans Bleeker, Rex Buckeridge, Bill Dooley, Bill Frey, Graeme Hallam, Donald Harrowell, Alex Johnson, Karl Lindberg, Trevor McGilton, Warren Stahel, Malcolm Turner, George Weaver and Colin Wiseman.
Donald and the members thanked Jeff Stevens, Philip Horsburgh and Chris Macgeorge who got us all away with a very successful shotgun start. 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')
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 you will get to know so many more members of the club. Please help your Club.
Note: Our November monthly comp will actually be on 28th October.
The slightly earlier date is to create some space in our November calendar month for
the blockbuster meeting at Spring Valley GC on Monday the 18th, on the
occasion of the Club's 70th birthday. Captain Harold has forwarded the
details of the Spring Valley comp to all members recently, with the
request that members pay their dues for this special event at the
earliest possible time. If you have any queries, please contact Harold
by phone text or email. His details are available at our website.
Member 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.
Another reminder that our annual Xmas luncheon and Awards ceremony will take place at Keysborough GC on Monday 9th December, 2019. Details of this event will be circulated by Webmaster Laurie Comerford around the 9th of October, at which point the online booking sheet for this event will also be available.
There was no CoM meeting today.
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!
Congratulations to all our Vets winners.
Thanks as always, go to all those who contributed the information.
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).
There being no member's questions, President Donald then handed over to our Captain, Harold Hayes.
The VVGA teams event is held each year in September and is played by aggregating the stableford scores of the three team members over two rounds.
This year our Club entered three teams:
Largely thanks to Daryl's scores of 33pts and 30pts (each of which put him in the ball rundown) our first team finished 4th overall with 172 points, while the winners had 203pts!
Roger Selwood (33pts) and Ray Underwood (32pts) made it into the ball rundown on the first day
Laurie Comerford with 2 on day 1 and Ray Underwood meant our Club dominated the Nearest the Pins competition on day one, but we couldn't follow up on day 2.
As accommodation in Beaufort was scarce we stayed in Ballarat and dined at the North Ballarat Football Clubrooms where we were served excellent food and with fabulous views of the football and rain. We even had an urn which succeeded in giving us hot water by the third night.
I hope Lindsay will excuse the Editor for using a photo of him winning previously, but we have no current photo.
Captain Harold Hayes welcomed members to 'Lang Lang Golf Club' for today's event.
Lindsay Quennell (26) with 39 points won the Ken Gangell Trophy
He received a $40 House of Golf voucher for his effort.
A Grade: Chris Procter (21) 31 points
B Grade: Philip Horsburgh (27) 39 points
C Grade: David Paterson (34) 38 points
5th hole: Noel Valle 9th hole: Roger Selwood
12th hole: Philip Horsburgh 15th hole: John Molloy
35 points Neil Wilson (29)
34 points Christopher Tierney (26)
33 points John Killmister (27) Reginald Davey (23) Alan Baker (31)
32 points Mike Hoyle (36) John Hendrie (33)
31 points Roger Selwood (23) Ian Richards (35) George Giles (32)
Anthony French celebrated his good day at Lang Lang by winning the raffle allowing him and three of his friends to play again at Lang Lang.
With sufficient ingenuity anything will do.
Congratulations and best wishes to our members whose birthday falls in October
6th Robin Miller 82 John Hendrie 72
9th Noel Manning 78
11th Tony Villani 68
15th David Rieger 80
30th Keith Aldrich 74
A duck waddles in a bar and asks for the landlord.
"Do you have any bread?" He quacks.
"No we don't serve bread" says the landlord.
At the same time the next day the duck, comes in and asks "Do you have any bread?"
The landlord responds "Look I told you yesterday we don't serve bread"
On the third day the duck asks again, "Do you have any bread?"
The landlord fumes "Look I've told you three times now, we don't serve bread. If you come in here again asking for it, I'll nail your beak to the bar".
On the fourth day the duck waddles in "Do you have any nails?" "No" retorts the angry landlord.
Cranbourne, 8am shotgun start on 28th October. The time and start tees will be confirmed by the Captain with his pre-event mailout.