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October 2021 Newsletter

President Report:

It's not good news members, as we all know the Government health and travel restrictions are preventing the club from hitting the fairways since mid August. Thus resulting the cancellations of our tournaments at Rossdale, Eagle Ridge and now Centenary Park.

Through a zoom meeting the CoM discussed the remaining months of 2021 to go all out for our next tournament for Monday the 8th of November hopefully with the travel restrictions being extended to 25k at the end of October.

Vaccination issues

With Royal Melbourne setting the pattern with its early requirement that you cannot access the site without a double vaccination, it is highly likely that all private clubs will have this requirement and quite likely the public courses as well.

This leads us advising you that to participate we request our members to be DOUBLE VAXXED in being able to compete as per GA and host clubs. Where possible store this info on your mobiles in your My Gov app or printed confirmation as this will be requested by the Tee starters of the tournament when checking in.

Treasurer Peter will keep a record of members whose vaccinations have been presented at an event so that our club will only require to see your certificate once. However for at least some of our host clubs, the club may wish to see your certificate, so be prepared to have it with you. Hopefully the host clubs will accept the advice from our starters that our players meet their vaccination requirements. Webmaster Laurie will establish the requirements of each of our host clubs and make them known on the booking sheet.

The CoM is in discussion in relation to our Christmas function for Monday the 13th December and the announcement of a Club Champion and other annual trophy winners.

Our Captain Jeff Stevens will advise further info later in the month on the Cranbourne event and the club's vaccination requirements.

In the meantime enjoy a social game of golf.

Take care - stay safe.

Golf tips

I expect most of our members play golf primarily for the joy of play and socialising, rather than as a serious attempt to be the "improved golfer" and "winner".

The advice here is for those who want to improve and are prepared to put extra effort into doing so.

Without a shadow of doubt the best way to improve is to seek professional help and practice what you learn.

For those who wish to avoid the cost of professional help, there is the Internet.

I used a Google search for golf tips and found: About 1,430,000,000 results (0.64 seconds)

My favoured search engine www.duckduckgo.com did not show the number of results, but clearly it would have been vast.

Some of these web sites offer to send "daily tips" and amongst those which have turned up on my computer are:

  1. GOLFPASS <subscription@email.golfpass.com>
  2. Golf Pro Tips <golf-pro-tips@golf-info-guide.com>
  3. Revolution Golf Weekly Tips <rgweeklytips@e.revolutiongolf.com>
  4. Thomas Golf Tips <golf-pro-tips@thomasgolf.com>

In the early days of them arriving I used to select the link in the email and view the associated video or on-line tips.

After a while the whole scene seemed boring and now I find 147 out of 242 emails since 2018 have not been read, awaiting the time when I have nothing to do.

Event report

Thanks to the joys of lockdown, the event report can only say: We didn't play.

Birthday boys for October 2021

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

6th  Robin Miller  84     John Hendrie  74

8th  Miguel Magana  76

10th  Brendan Cooney  65

11th  Tony Villani  70

15th  David Rieger  82

30th  Barbara Grant  76

The High School reunion

The re-union
The re-union

He was a widower and she a widow. They had known each other for a number of years, being high school classmates, and having attended class reunions in the past without fail.

This 60th anniversary of their class, the widower and the widow made a foursome with two other singles. They had a wonderful evening, their spirits high. The widower throwing admiring glances across the table, the widow smiling coyly back at him.

Finally, he picked up courage to ask her, "Will you marry me?"

After about ten seconds of careful consideration, she answered, "Yes..........yes I will!"

The evening ended on a happy note for the widower. But the next morning he was troubled. Did she say Yes or did she say No?

He couldn't remember. Try as he would, he just could not recall. He went over the conversation of the previous evening, but his mind was blank.

He remembered asking the question, but for the life of him he could not recall her response. With fear and trepidation, he picked up the phone and called her.

First, he explained that he couldn't remember as well as he used to. Then he reviewed the past evening. As he gained more courage, he inquired of her, "When I asked if you would marry me, did you say Yes or did you say No?" "Why you silly man, I said Yes. Yes I will ! And I meant it with all my heart."

Memories are made of this
Memories are made of this

The widower was delighted. He felt his heart skip a beat. Then she continued,

"And I am so glad you called because I couldn't remember who asked me!