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Veterans Golf Club of Victoria

March 2021 Newsletter

President Report

President Report:

The members were welcomed to the Waterford Valley tournament by the president who were playing for the Thord Lorich Trophy.  The members thanked the Waterford Club as the course was in great condition and for their hospitality.

The starters, Peter Garbellini, Chris Proctor, Harold Hayes and Roger dispatched the field from a well organized Tee schedule arranged by Capt Jeff Stevens.

There were 57 members who hit the fairways, plus one guest for the day being Graham Reynolds who received one of our complimentary club golf balls.

Our thoughts go to those with health problems and to those having operations being Gary Morland with a knee replacement and Peter Ross with a hip replacement, hoping to see you back after rehab.

During 'Brag Time', we listened to the following members Mike Hoyle, Beverly Jenkin and John Molloy boast about their efforts during the month.

Please advise the President Roger, or the Webmaster Laurie, if you are not receiving your emails into your inbox or junk mail. We will investigate the problem.

Our thanks go to our sponsors, The House of Golf and Chris Thorne's Window Services.


We have been steadily increasing our membership over the last couple of years.  We now have 5 Life Members, 113 Playing Members, 6 Social Members and 2 current online Applicants.  29 of these members have joined through our Online Application form saving the Secretary a significant data entry task.

Next Game

Our next game is at Churchill/Waverley on Monday 29th of March at 7.15am for the Captain/President trophy. Please book online and if you need a cart contact the club to reserve one.




Captain Jeff Stevens welcomed members to 'Waterford Valley Golf Club' for today's event.

Overall winner:

Geoffrey Milne (16) with 38 points won the Thord Lorich Trophy

He received a $40 House of Golf voucher for his effort.

Grade winners

A Grade:  Peter Garbellini (12)  34 points

B Grade:  John Molloy (19)  33 points

C Grade:  Noel Manning (29)  36 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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Not everything gets better with innovation

Balls down the line:

35 points  Bill Heron (33)  Trevor McGilton (30)

34 points  Roger Foenander (13)  Faye Quennell (36)  Joe Cirnigliaro (28)

32 points  George Weaver (12)  Donald Barber (9)  Ian Hoskins (16)

NAGA Award:

Roger Huxstep

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Door prize Winners:


George Weaver celebrated a good day at Waterford Valley by winning the door prize allowing him and three of his friends to play again at Waterford Valley.

Mike Hoyle will now have clean windows by using the Window Cleaning voucher from Chris Thorne.

Faye Quennell won the third of our door prizes, a nice bottle of red.


Birthday boys for March 2021

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

1st  Jeff Stevens  69

3rd  Derek MacCallum  65

4th  Bruce Keenan  75

8th  Brian Guinane  87

11th  Ian Hoskins  70     Colin Wiseman  73

14th  David Vine  78

16th  Donald Barber  62

22nd  Sam Pilcher  73

23rd  Ron Wells  76

27th  Harold Hayes  76

29th  Bernard de Robillard  67

31st  Bill Frey  85     Daryl Edwards  79

Comparing notes - The Priest and the Rabbi

A priest and a rabbi were sitting next to each other on an airplane.

After a while, the priest turned to the rabbi and asked,

Is it still a requirement of your faith that you not eat pork?

The rabbi responded, yes, that is still one of our laws.


The priest then asked, have you ever eaten pork?

To which the rabbi replied, yes, on one occasion I did succumb to temptation and tasted a ham sandwich.

The priest nodded in understanding and went on with his reading.

A while later, the rabbi spoke up and asked the priest, Father, is it still a requirement of your church that you remain celibate?

The priest replied, yes, that is still very much a part of our faith.

The rabbi then asked him, Father, have you ever fallen to the temptations of the flesh?


The priest replied, yes, rabbi, on one occasion I was weak and broke with my faith.

The rabbi nodded understandingly and remained, for about five minutes and finally, the rabbi commented, beats the hell out of a ham sandwich, doesn't it?

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