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July 2021 Newsletter

President Report:

Our Winter tournament at Southern Golf Club had our members playing for the Ray Underwood trophy. The course was in good condition considering the amount of winter rain we have had recently.  Members thanked the club for their hospitality.

We had 65 members today, with one guest, Spiro Sparsi, who has requested to join our Vets Club.

Thanks again to Captain Jeff Stevens for the shotgun preparation with the starters Noel Manning, Peter Ross, Peter Garbellini and yours truly dispatching the field in an orderly manner.

A special congratulations to Alex Johnson who received an OAM in the Queens Birthday Honours in June. Earlier this year Alex moved to Maffra to be close to family, and therefore being able to enjoy the country life in reasonable health.  His nomination was for Services to Golf and Community Services.

An extact from the Warrnambool Standard


At the conclusion of the presentation our half year major draw took place with all members eyes affixed to the large screen.  The lucky winner of the first prize drawn on the automated system was David Paterson, who received the $500 House of Golf voucher, and who was just moments before had been awarded the NAGA for todays play. Then the second prize of a $200 House of Golf voucher went to David Reiger, who had joined the Vets club earlier in the year. Another new member, Roger Foenander won the third prize of the $100 House of Golf voucher. Congratulations gents. Enjoy your shopping spree.

Our next game is on the 19th of July at Eagle Ridge with an 8am tee off where all members will play in carts within the game fee $60. The booking sheet for Eagle Ridge is now open.

Please mark on your calendar Monday the 2nd of August - this is when we play at the Rosebud Country Club where we have a full 18 holes available for our 8am shotgun start.

Members please support this day.

Web site and booking sheet.

Since development of the web site booking system, the booking sheet has always automatically provided access to the Club's next event whatever that may be. Currently it is the Eagle Ridge event.

As the Rosebud event follows soon after, it would only have a very short window time frame for booking. To overcome this difficulty, at the suggestion of Captain Jeff, Webmaster Laurie is rewriting the Member's index page to provide access to booking sheets for the next two events. This enhancement will be available in the next few days (or earlier if it rains in Coffs Harbour).

Captain Jeff Stevens welcomed members to 'Southern Golf Club' for the Ray Underwood Trophy event.

Results from 'Southern'

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Overall winner

Allen McAuliffe (24) with 39 points won the Ray Underwood Trophy

Allen received a $40 House of Golf voucher for this effort.

Grade winners

A Grade:  Donald Barber (13)  37 points

B Grade:  Taffy Davies (23)  38 points

C Grade:  Colin Holmes (36)  36 points

Balls down the line:

38 points  Roger Selwood ()

37 points  Eric Ferraro ()

36 points  Jeff Stevens ()  Bernard De Robillard ()

35 points  Allan Logan ()  Peter Bimbi ()  Daryl Edwards ()

34 points  Ray Desmond ()  Trevor Bottomley ()  Geoffrey Milne ()  George Weaver ()

33 points  Ian Hoskins ()

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David can now get the relevant wedge and a lesson from Phil Nicholson

NAGA Award:

Winner David Paterson won a House of Golf 30 minute lesson.

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The USA solution to all problems - shoot it.

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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Door prize Winners:

Rod Goode celebrated a good day at Southern by winning the door prize allowing him and three of his friends to play again at Southern.

Winning his second draw for the day

Roger Foenander will now have clean windows by using the Window Cleaning voucher from Chris Thorne.

Trevor McGilton won the third of our door prizes, a nice bottle of red.

Birthday boys for July 2021

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

2nd  Donald MacDonald  75     Mike Hoyle  72

17th  Patrick Ryan  70

19th  David Heraud  63

20th  Rod Seach  71

30th  Roger Selwood  74

31st  Tess Killmister  73

Smart boy

A first-grade teacher, Ms Brooks, was having trouble with Harry, one of her students. The teacher asked, "Harry, what's your problem?"

Harry answered, "I'm too smart for the 1st grade. My sister is in the 3rd grade and I'm smarter than she is! I think I should be in the 3rd grade too!"

Ms. Brooks thought this outrageous. She took Harry to the principal's office.

While Harry waited in the outer office, the teacher explained to the principal what the situation was. The principal told Ms. Brooks he would give the boy a test. If he failed to answer any of his questions he was to go back to the 1st grade and behave. She agreed.

Harry was brought in and the conditions were explained to him and he agreed to take the test.

  1. Principal: "What is 3 x 3?"

    Harry: "9."

  2. Principal: "What is 6 x 6?"

    Harry: "36."

  3. And so it went with every question the principal thought a 3rd grader should know.

The principal looks at Ms. Brooks and tells her, "I think Harry can go to the 3rd grade."

Ms. Brooks says to the principal, "Let me ask him some questions."

The principal and Harry both agreed.

  1. Ms. Brooks asks, "What does a cow have four of that I have only two of?"

    Harry, after a moment: "Legs."

  2. Ms Brooks: "What is in your pants that you have but I do not have?"

    The principal wondered why would she ask such a question!

    Harry replied: "Pockets."

  3. Ms. Brooks: "What does a dog do that a man steps into?"

    Harry: "Pants."

    The principal sat forward with his mouth hanging open.

  4. Ms. Brooks: "What goes in hard and pink then comes out soft and sticky?"

    The principal's eyes opened really wide and before he could stop the answer,

    Harry replied, "Bubble gum."

  5. Ms. Brooks: "What does a man do standing up, a woman does sitting down and a dog does on three legs?"

    Harry: "Shake hands."

    The principal was trembling.

  6. Ms. Brooks: "What word starts with an 'F' and ends in 'K' that means a lot of heat and excitement?"

    Harry: "Firetruck."

The principal breathed a sigh of relief and told the teacher,

"Put Harry in the fifth-grade, I got the last six questions wrong!"