President Donald welcomed all of us to Waterford Valley Golf Club and the stableford competition for the Bob Leverington Trophy. On a cold,windy morning, the course in pretty good condition, the members faced a tough test of golf. He asked all present to thank the club for the use of their facilities, and their generous donation of our main raffle prize, a voucher for a round of golf for 4 players at Waterford Valley.
Under the stewardship of Daryl Edwards and John Hiscock our raffle continues to be a significant and 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.
We had a very good turnout today despite this being a busy time of the year for the members. We had 56 players involved in the competition even though there was a large number of apologies. No guests today.
There were 23 apologies noted for this month:
Al Abraham, Keith Aldrich, Alan Baker, Donald Barrett, Rex Buckeridge, Peter Charlewood, Bernie Coyle, Reg Davey, Gary Finnis, Anthony French, David Heraud, Mike Hoyle, Karl Lindberg, Chris Macgeorge, Bruce McMaster, Stan Odachowski, David Paterson, Ken Pride, Ian Richards, Kelvin Tyler, Ray Underwood, Noel Valle & Ross Wilson.
Donald and the members thanked Noel Manning, Chris Procter and Peter Sloan who got us all away in good time. Excellent work guys!
The President reinforced the need for all competitors to arrive at the host club and be ready to play golf at the stipulated time especially those on carts. Late arrivals cause unnecessary difficulty for the starters. We ask the starters to get the groups away in the least possible time to ensure another cause of "slow-play" is removed. A lot of planning work goes into making sure groups are optimally selected for matchday. Please do your part by being on time!!
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. ( play 'ready golf')
That means that you must be at your nominated tee for the required tee-off time as specified by our Captain. The starting times are clearly indicated in the Captain's email which is circulated to all members a day or two before the event.
We had a magnificent event for our 70th Anniversary Medal at Spring Valley GC on Monday 18th November which was a beautiful sunny Melbourne day. We had a field of 72 competitors.
Outstanding! Once again our thanks to Captain Harold for putting it all together.
>Donald reminded us again that our annual Xmas luncheon and Awards ceremony will take place at Keysborough GC on Monday 9th December, 2019 with a 12 noon arrival for a 12.30pm start. Currently we have a total of 100 attendees. All members will have received the flyer which details this event. Costs are $40 per person, If you have any queries, please contact our Secretary, Jeff Taylor.
Our 2020 season kicks off in January with a stableford competition for the 'Bill Fitzsimmons' Trophy at Keysborough.
This will be followed in February at Rossdale GC by our 2020 AGM. The AGM will follow on from the golf competition for the Royce Hollingsworth Trophy. The date for Rossdale is Monday 3rd February, 2020. Papers for the AGM will be sent out to each member by email or direct mail as appropriate. Please ensure a healthy attendance at the AGM as we drive the club forward into the next stage of development.
Every second month this report summarises the business matters being addressed by your Committee of Management.
There was no CoM meeting on 2nd December, 2019. Next meeting Monday 13th January, 2020 at Keysborough GC.
In the past month or so these achievements were noted;
We look forward to hearing of more success on the golf course in the coming weeks.
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. About the website, if you have any ideas or queries, please contact Laurie Comerford (Webmaster) by email (details on the members database).
There being no member's questions, President Donald then handed over to our Captain, Harold Hayes.
Shay McQuade (21) with 41 points won the Bob Leverington Trophy
He received a $40 House of Golf voucher for his effort.
A Grade: Peter Garbellini (15) 35 points
B Grade: Harold Hayes (23) 39 points
C Grade: Rod Goode (30) 38 points
2nd hole: Peter Bywaters 5th hole: Shay McQuade
13th hole: Ian Hoskins 17th hole: John Newby
37 points Bill Dooley (24)
36 points Bruce Keenan (25) Lindsay Quennell (26)
34 points Donald Barber (13) John Killmister (29) Laurie Comerford (15) Ian Cornish (35)
33 points Peter Bimbi (14) Jeff Stevens (24) John Hendrie (35) Bill Heron (36)
John Killmister celebrated his good day at Waterford Valley by winning the raffle allowing him and three of his friends to play again at Waterford Valley.
With sufficient ingenuity anything will do.
Congratulations and best wishes to our members whose birthday falls in December
5th Yvonne Daniel 76
8th Valerie Purves 70
10th Mick Kelly 71
12th Innes Ireland 53
13th Terry Donohue 73
16th Chris Procter 73
17th Al Abraham 72
19th Graeme Hallam 76 Jeff Taylor 78
20th Christopher Tierney 70
22nd John Matthews 73 Tom Buzza 74
27th George Robinson 77
30th Donald Barrett 84