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Veterans Golf Club of Victoria

December 2020 Newsletter

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It a joy to get back to conventional newsletters again where the automated systems do most of the work. Also we're back into a more reasonable time frame for producing the newsletter.

President report

Our game at Rossdale golf club was under overcast skies and gusty conditions to finalise the 2020 year after battling our way through rules and regulations in which COVID changed our way of life.
I should mention that the Rossdale course was in excellent condition with lush green fairways and uniform greens. Like all courses - stay out of the bunkers if you wish to score well.

The field of 62 golfers arrived promptly on their set times for tee off as arranged, and the starters Peter Ross, Harold Hayes, Jeff Stevens with the assistance of Peter Garbellini dispatched the troops with the arranged nourishment. We had 16 apologies for todays event.

It was great to see our club sponsors Innes Ireland (House of Golf) and Chris Thorne on the fairways enjoying the challenge of the course. Members, don't forget to support these sponsors who assist our club.

The next Vets game to commence the 2021 year will be at Keysborough on Monday January the 18th with a 7am start.  Please place your bookings via the site booking sheet, then keep an eye out for emails in the mailbox and spam/junk.

To all members and your families have a great Christmas and a safe New Year.



Overall winner:

Philip Howe (35) with 40 points won the Bob Leverington Trophy

Our winners receive a $40 House of Golf voucher for their effort.

Grade winners

A Grade:  Allan Logan (13)  35 points

B Grade:  Bruce Keenan (21)  35 points

C Grade:  John Matthews (27)  38 points

Nearest to the Pin:

Thanks to the joys of COVID-19 we are unable to measure the NTP values and therefor no NTPs have been awarded

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Balls down the line:

34 points  Trevor Bottomley (9)  Shay McQuade (17)  John Molloy (19)  Jeff Stevens (20)  Noel Valle (24)  Tony Villani (28)

33 points  David Heraud (26)

32 points  John Newby (18)  George Robinson (23)  John Hendrie (36)

NAGA Award:

Ray Underwood

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Door prize Winners:


Ross Rowley celebrated a good day at Rossdale by winning the raffle allowing him and three of his friends to play again at Rossdale.

George Robinson following a careful selection of a raffle ticket will now have clean windows by using the Window Cleaning voucher from Chris Thorne.

John Molloy also collected a couple of balls.


Birthday boys for December 2020

Congratulations and best wishes to our members whose birthday falls in DecemberPicture

5th  Yvonne Daniel  77

8th  Valerie Purves  71

12th  Innes Ireland  54

13th  Terry Donohue  74

16th  Chris Procter  74

17th  Al Abraham  73

19th  Jeff Taylor  79

20th  Christopher Tierney  71

22nd  Tom Buzza  75

27th  George Robinson  78

30th  Donald Barrett  85

Christmas cheer

There was a man who worked for the Post Office whose job was to process all the mail that had illegible addresses.  One day, a letter came addressed in a shaky handwriting to God with no actual address.  He thought he should open it to see what it was about.

The letter read:

Dear God,

I am an 83 year old widow, living on a very small pension. 

Yesterday someone stole my purse. It had $100 in it, which was all the money I had until my next pension payment.

Next Sunday is Christmas, and I had invited two of my friends over for dinner. Without that money, I have nothing to buy food with, have no family to turn to, and you are my only hope... 

Can you please help me?



The postal worker was touched.

He showed the letter to all the other workers. Each one dug into his or her wallet and came up with a few dollars.

By the time he made the rounds, he had collected $96, which they put into an envelope and sent to the woman. 

The rest of the day, all the workers felt a warm glow thinking of Edna and the dinner she would be able to share with her friends.

Grave not found

Christmas came and went.

A few days later, another letter came from the same old lady to God. All the workers gathered around while the letter was opened.

Dear God,

How can I ever thank you enough for what you did for me??

Because of your gift of love, I was able to fix a glorious dinner for my friends.

Grave not found

We had a very nice day and I told my friends of your wonderful gift.

By the way, there was $4 missing.

I think it might have been those bastards at the post office.



Next event:

Keysborough for the Bill Fitzsimmons Trophy starting at 7:15 on 18th January

 Peter Garbellini ☎ 03 9546 4592 or 0408 569 851 Peter Ross ☎ 0418 176 303 Roger Selwood ☎ 0417 323 308

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