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Veterans Golf Club of Victoria

January 2021 Newsletter

President Report


We're off to a great start to our Vets 2021 season with a great turnout to Keysborough Golf course with 74 members facing the challenge trying to win the Bill Fitzsimmons trophy.

To be able hold our Presentation formalities within the clubhouse completed the day.

The start of 2020 saw the East coast of OZ engulfed with bush fires, then the Covid-19 hit our shores changing all our lifestyles with lock downs, social distancing, wearing masks and border closures.

Several of our members have battled health problems throughout the year and lets hope 2021 is a better year.

Tributes were given to members we lost during 2020 - Hugh Churchward, John Currie and Stan Odachowski.

We had 5 guests who were introduced by members and have decided to join the Vets club, namely Yvonne Daniel, Valerie Purves, Colin Holmes, Geoff Milne and Pat Ryan.  Welcome and enjoy the friendship as we play some of the best courses Southeast of Melbourne.

Congrats go to Jeff Stevens and Phil Horsburgh for their win of the VVGA B Grade 4BBB tournament in Colac in March 2020 with a nett score of 62.

Our next game will be at the Rossdale course on Monday the 8th of February with a tee time of 8.40am.  On the completion of the round the CoM will conduct the Vic Vets AGM for 2021.  Please register to play and those who require a cart make sure you conduct Rossdale to book a cart for the day.

It is very important that all members attend this vital meeting as we have proposed changes to our format going forward in implementing a two tier course fee structure to maintain our Veteran golf club of Victoria as a major club within the VVGA program.

Nomination forms for committee or proxy forms have been emailed to all members or are available on the web site, and lastly by contacting the secretary - Jeff Taylor.





Captain Harold Hayes welcomed members to 'Keysborough Golf Club' for today's event.

Overall winner:

Bruce Keenan (24) with 41 points won the Bill Fitzsimmons Trophy

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

Grade winners

A Grade:  David Vine (16)  38 points

B Grade:  John Matthews (30)  41 points

C Grade:  Tony Villani (31)  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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And - I'll walk home if that's OK

Balls down the line:

38 points  Trevor Bottomley ()  Taffy Davies ()

37 points  Noel Valle ()

36 points  George Weaver ()  Derek MacCallum ()  Bill Dooley ()

35 points  Daryl Edwards ()

34 points  Donald Barber ()  Harold Hayes ()  Roger Selwood ()  Philip Howe ()

NAGA Award:

Alex Johnson

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Just ensure the line is clear

Door prize Winners:


Colin Rangitonga celebrated a good day at Keysborough by winning the door prize allowing him and three of his friends to play again at Keysborough.

Gary Finnis will now have clean windows by using the Window Cleaning voucher from Chris Thorne.

Pat Ryan won the third of our door prizes, a nice bottle of red.


Birthday boys for January 2021

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

14th  Taffy Davies  72

17th  Peter Bimbi  61

20th  Laurie Comerford  81

23rd  John Hiscock  71

27th  Spiro Sparsi  69

28th  Allan Logan  60

29th  Mike Bainbridge  70

Price of gas in France

Needing money, an impecunious thief in Paris found he could steal some paintings from the Louvre.

Paris not found

He got past security, stole the paintings, and made it safely to his van. However, he was captured only two blocks away when his van ran out of gas.
When asked how he could mastermind such a crime and then make such an obvious error, he replied, "Monsieur, that is the reason I stole the paintings."

Monet not found

I had no Monet

Degas not found

To buy Degas

van Gogh not found

To make the Van Gogh.

de Gaulle not found

See if you have De Gaulle to send this on to someone else.

Toulouse not found

I sent it to you because I figured I had nothing Toulouse..

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Next event:

Shotgun start at Rossdale for the Royce Hollingworth Trophy starting at 7:40 on 08th February Be there 30 minutes earlier.

 Harold Hayes ☎ 03 9570 4759 or 0408 558 260 Peter Ross ☎ 0418 176 303 Roger Selwood ☎ 0417 323 308

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Last updated: 22 June 2021