We are definitely living in changing times, how our life styles are facing challenging outcomes due to COVID. So please stay safe and healthy, following the guidelines of the powers to be.
Our email with news of our day at Southern has been delayed so I took the chance to disappear over the NSW border late on the Monday after a very wet round at Southern.
We had a great field of 72 who faced the challenge of the wet conditions for a sand belt course. It was appreciated by the starters, that members arrived for their round on time with the envelopes marked accordingly. Unfortunately Southern made us cap the numbers for the day and I thank those who stood down for the round, Southern delayed our start but we must remember we are guests of these clubs.
To Captain Harold & Vice-Captain Jeff thanks for arrival and Tee time schedule. This format may have to continue in our coming days of golf.
There were some great scores even though the course was not at its best. Congratulations to our trophy winner George Giles who had 44 points, an outstanding effort, maybe the handicapper will have some say in your next outing.
It was great to see 3 news members join us - Colin Rangitonga, Peter Hameister and Phil Howe, welcome to the club enjoy your golf in our tournaments.
Now the disappointing news as you are all aware of is that the next two games have been cancelled - Eagle Ridge and Devil Bend. Please watch for information through Captain Harold and Vice-Captain Jeff as they try to arrange replacement games during August.
More importantly over the next weeks is to please stay safe and healthy adhering to the regulations as the Government have made in the community interests.
Although the Committee has not been in a position to meet under the current community rules, there has been a lot of email activity planning to deal with future issues of the Club
Items of interest are:
Webmaster Laurie has remained remarkedly active in preparing items of interest in the Keep in touch pages on the web site with over 100 separate items posted already. There is still lots of scope for members to contribute.
Remembering the problems many members have with passwords our web site was not designed to keep out serious hackers, but its security is certainly adequate for its purpose. Those who notice such things will have observed that the web site address is now at "https" c.f. the old "http". This implies there is a much stronger level of security of data supplied by members.
George Giles (34) with 44 points won the Alf Jones Trophy
Our winners receive a $40 House of Golf voucher for their effort.
A Grade: Donald Barber (15) 36 points
B Grade: Jeff Stevens (25) 41 points
C Grade: Colin Wiseman (36) 39 points
Thanks to the joys of COVID-19 we are unable to measure the NTP values and therefor no NTPs have been awarded
38 points John Matthews (32)
36 points Bill Heron (36) Bill Dooley (26)
35 points George Weaver (18) Christopher Tierney (26) Mike Hoyle (36) Trevor McGilton (36) Marg Holden (36)
34 points Bernie Coyle (22) Tom Buzza (31)
Bill Dooley celebrated his good day at Southern by winning the raffle allowing him and three of his friends to play again at Southern.
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.
Congratulations and best wishes to our members whose birthday falls in July
2nd Donald MacDonald 74 Mike Hoyle 71
17th Patrick Ryan 69
19th David Heraud 62
20th Rod Seach 70
30th Roger Selwood 73
31st Tess Killmister 72
A motorcycle policeman stopped a driver for driving through a red light.
The driver was a real ratbag, demanded to know why he was being harassed by the Gestapo!
So the officer calmly told him of the red light violation.
The motorist instantly started a tirade, questioning the officer's ancestry, sexual orientation, etc., in rather explicit offensive terms. The tirade went on without the officer saying anything. When the officer finished writing the ticket he put an "AH" in the narrative portion of the ticket. He then handed it to the motorist for his signature.
The bloke signed the ticket angrily, and when presented with his copy pointed to the "AH" and demanded to know what it stood for.
The officer said, "That's so when we go to court, I'll remember that you're an ar#####le."
Two months later they're in court. The defendant had a bad driving record with a heap of points on his licence, and was in danger of losing his licence, so he hired a barrister to represent him. On the stand the officer testified to seeing the man drive through the red light.
Under cross examination the barrister for the defence asked, "Officer is this a reasonable facsimile of the ticket that you issued to my client?"
The police officer replied, "Yes, sir, that is the defendant's copy, his signature and mine, same number at the top."
"Officer, is there any particular marking or notation on this ticket you don't normally make?"
"Yes, sir, in the narrative there is a red 'AH'.
"What does the "AH" stand for, officer?"
"Aggressive and hostile, Sir."
"Aggressive and hostile?"
"Officer, are you sure it doesn't stand for ar#####le?"