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June 2021 Newsletter

President Report:

Members, as you are already aware, due to Government Covid regulations our game at Keysborough was cancelled in June, where we were supposed to be playing for the David Vine trophy.

Our next game on Monday 5th July will be a shotgun start at 8am at the Southern Golf Course. We will be governed by regulations regarding masks and availability of using the Club house.

At this tournament we will be playing for the Ray Underwood trophy. The cost will be $60 for lunch including our monthly draw.

During the presentations our half yearly major draw will take place.

As previously advised, you will need to register on line if not already done so, along with booking a cart with the pro shop if required.

My thoughts to those members who have health problems at this time, wishing you well.

Stay safe.

Rules of Golf

The rules of golf are many and varied as are the playing intentions of most golfers. Golfing intentions range from a desperation to win, not just one major but many, through to "It's and nice day for walk in the fresh air and socialise. I'll do it on a golf course and swing at a ball from time to time."

One of the great strengths of golf is that this whole range of ways of enjoying golf are available.

Where do our golf club members sit in this spectrum of intent?

We play in a competition against each other with an ancillary addition of adjusting our Golflinks handicap to allow us to compete fairly in other competitions at our home clubs or elsewhere.

A commonality of playing in competition, whether at the highest or lowest level is that the play must be be according to the rules.

Being an expert in the rules in beyond the needs of most club golfers where the time required to study them far outweighs the potential need to know.

If you are interested in learning more of the details though, there are links on our web site to the best sources.

Principles of golf - my view.

The general idea is that with a set of specifically designed and regulated implements you hit a ball from one place to another with the intention of the ball ending up in a small hole - and repeat 17 more times, while counting and recording the number of hits on each hole.

The ball should always be hit from where it landed from the last hit, but for various reasons this may not always be possible and where this happens the rules allow you to take various relief actions which normally include counting and extra hit or two.


A tradition of golf through its history is to be courteous to the people around you.

This can be done in several conventional ways:

  • by standing well clear and still while a player is hitting the ball;
  • by remaining quiet while a player is hitting the ball;
  • by avoiding foul language when you do not hit the ball where you intended;
  • by playing quickly. Proceed to where your ball is expeditiously and do not spend inordinate time before playing. If you are near your ball and realise a playing partner is looking for their ball, hit your ball, then take your equipment with you when proceeding towards the search area;
  • by placing your equipment nearest to the next tee when moving onto a putting green.

Birthday boys for June 2021

Congratulations and best wishes to our members whose birthday falls in June.Picture

3rd  Mark Pearson  64

8th  David Paterson  71

9th  Ian Richards  68

28th  Alan Baker  76     Trevor Bottomley  69

30th  Hans Bleeker  83     Alex Johnson  75

Snow ploughing

Editor's note: As written this joke invoked scorn on one of the standard members of the joke denigration class. For the boredom of the Corona virus lockdown it has been sanitised to minimise offending anyone.

Snow plough in action

On a bitterly cold winter morning a couple were listening to the radio during breakfast. They heard the announcer say, "We are going to have 20 to 30 inches of snow today. You must park your car on the even-numbered side of the street, so the snow ploughs can get through"
so the car was moved to the safe side of the street.

A week later while they are eating breakfast again, the radio announcer said, "We are expecting 25 to 30 inches (Editor's Note: use of imperial units implies this happened in a backward country like the USA) of snow today. You must park your car on the odd-numbered side of the street, so the snow ploughs can get through" Again the car was moved.

The next week they are again having breakfast, when the radio announcer says, "We are expecting 12 to 14 inches of snow today. You must park...."

Then the electric power went out. The member of the denigration class was very upset, and with a worried look said, "I don't know what to do. Which side of the street do I need to park on so the snow ploughs can get through?"

Snow plough in action

Then with the love and understanding that all members of the superior class exhibit, the reply was:

"Why don't you just leave the car in the garage this time."

While searching for a snow plough image I found lots of fascinating ones. Here are some of them:

Large snow plough
Industrial scale
Medium snow plough
Pensioner scale
Cheap snow plough
CEO scale
Cheaper snow plough
Updated industrial scale
New large snow plough
Third world scale
Elegant snow plough
European Union scale