President Roger in his first outing welcomed 69 starters to the Waterford Valley course where we were playing for the Thord Lorich Trophy. Roger thanked the WVGC for their hospitality and their support to our Vets club. He noted that the course was in fantastic condition, which was shown by the results and the large attendance by members.
Our tee starters of Peter Garbellini, Chris Tierney, Noel Manning with Chris Proctor did a great effort on getting the field away, seeing we only had the two tees.
Our apologies totalled 21 for the day, with ex-President Donald sending his regards to the field, stating he hopes to be joining us soon on the course.
The guests for the day were, John Tetteroo with John Molloy, Ross Rowley with Tom Buzza and Derek MacCallum was introduced by Alan McAuliffe hoping that they enjoyed the experience and look forward to having them as members.
As a reminder don't forget our sponsors:
There is a Gold Fields tournament at the Neangar course, part of the VVGA program in April. At this stage Trevor Bottomley has shown interest.
Our Bush Fire effort from the raffle at the previous golf day at Rossdale resulted in totalling $1025, which was fantastic and thanks for your support to assist the golf clubs in the East Gippsland area, namely Mallacoota and Buchan. It was put to the members of the day that we split the donations to those clubs to assist in the rectification of their course - all in favour.
The annual subs of $30 for 2020 are now payable to David Vine asap.
Matters under consideration by the Committee this month included:
Colin Wiseman (36) with 41 points won the Thord Lorich Trophy
He received a $40 House of Golf voucher for his effort.
A Grade: Mick Kelly (10) 36 points
B Grade: Craig Fitchet (21) 36 points
C Grade: Tom Buzza (28) 32 points
2nd hole: Daryl Edwards 5th hole: Peter Garbellini
13th hole: 17th hole: Stan Odachowski
36 points Roger Selwood (23)
35 points John Marshall (18)
34 points Allan Logan (14) Ron Wells (20)
33 points Donald Barrett (22) Bernie Coyle (20) Ray Desmond (20)
32 points Shay McQuade (18)
Stan Odachowski celebrated his good day at Waterford Valley by winning the raffle allowing him and three of his friends to play again at Waterford Valley.
For the last few months there has been a further major prize winner in the raffle with a Window Cleaning voucher from member Chris Thorne, but reporting of this has been overlooked. Future newsletters should overcome this ommission.
Our raffles often include further winners of miscellaneous items like bottles of red etc.
Now that the newsletter is being proof read by Rod Goode, Rod raised a query on the unusual spelling of Chris Macgeorge's name.
Chris has let us know as follows:
Spelling our surname is correct - Macgeorge. We cannot afford an extra capital letter....????
Congratulations and best wishes to our members whose birthday falls in March
1st Jeff Stevens 68
3rd Derek MacCallum 64
4th Bruce Keenan 74
8th Brian Guinane 86
11th Ian Hoskins 69 Colin Wiseman 72
14th David Vine 77
16th Donald Barber 61
22nd Sam Pilcher 72
23rd Ron Wells 75
27th Harold Hayes 75
29th Bernard de Robillard 66
31st Bill Frey 84 Daryl Edwards 78
A man was walking down the street when he was accosted by a particularly dirty and shabby-looking homeless man who asked him for a couple of dollars for dinner. The man took out his wallet, extracted ten dollars and asked, "If I give you this money, will you buy some beer with it instead of dinner?"
""No, I had to stop drinking years ago" the homeless man replied.
""Will you spend this on green fees at a golf course instead of food?" the man asked.
"Are you NUTS?" replied the homeless man. "I haven't played golf in 20 years."
"Well," said the man, "I'm not going to give you money. Instead, I'm going to take you home for a hot shower and a terrific dinner cooked by my wife."
The homeless man was astounded."Won't your wife be furious with you for doing that?"
The man replied,
Yesterday afternoon anti-virus company Sophos Inc. released a normal anti-virus definition update that managed to detect parts of their own software as malicious code and disabled / deleted sections of their Endpoint security suite, including its ability to auto-update and thus repair itself. For many hours on the 19th, Sophos technical call centers were so busy customers were unable to even get through to wait on hold for assistance. Today thousands of enterprise customers remain crippled and unable to update their security software. Sophos points out that not everyone will be affected: "Please note this issue only affects Windows computers."