Myrtleford Golf Club Bulletin – February 2nd, 2024
Last Saturday, an excellent field of 32 players played in a par event, it is great that we are having the same visitors from Wodonga on a regular basis - they love our course.
The winner of A Grade was Brendan Wheeler with an excellent +4, runner up Brad Carroll on a countback from David Clark, +2.
Winner of B Grade was Ladies Captain Kerry Newton again with an excellent +4, runner up was a visitor. Kerry hit a magnificent tee shot on the 16th, 50mm from the hole.
Last Wednesday, 17 played including 4 from Albury Commercial. New member Andrew Loftus also played. Welcome to the Club Andrew.
Geoff Veldman was in excellent form with 43 points, runner up Barry Bynon with 41 points.
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Last Tuesday, 22 ladies played in a Stableford event.
Faye McLees continues to whip up the field, 2 Tuesday’s in a row, winning with an excellent 39 points, runner up Liz Orton with 37 points.
9-hole winner with an excellent score of 21 points was Robyn Ternes, runner up Kay McGuffie - your turn will come soon Kay.
Yesterday, 19 ladies played in February Monthly Medal..
Faye McLees continued with her excellent form with a net 67 to win the medal, runner up Kerry Newton with a net 71. Fay has lost two shots in one week – great golfing Faye.
9 hole winner was Penny Dawkins, runner up Suzette Kelly.
Citizen of the Year
Our very popular member Paul Tanner was last week elevated to the position of Alpine Shire Citizen of the Year. Not only a great clubman and a genuinely nice guy, Rosco is a great supporter of our Football Club and Myrtleford Lions. Congratulations Rosco
The programme for the next two weeks:
Monthly Medal 8.00-12.30pm
D Clark, C Piazza
John Wilson 2 player Ambrose
Ambrose, Bring a friend 8.30-9.00am
K Chapman, L Browne, L Orton
Stableford 8.30 – 9.00am
Final Round Rigoni 8.00-12.30pm
P Stewart, A Jose
Opening Day NEDGA
J Bynon, H Street
J Martin, J McPherson
M Curtis, P Dawkins, S Deas
GA Workshop 7.15am
Stableford 8 30- 9.30am
P Tanner, S Hancock
NE Vets Bright.
Recycling Cans and bottles
Thanks to members who have brought their cans and bottles up to the Clubhouse.
Yesterday Jim and I loaded the trailer and we took around 3,000 bottles/cans to Wangaratta – worth $320 to the Club.
My apprentice helped me unload.
Entries are now open - enter via our website.
Over 146 players have already entered.
Australia Day Par 3 event
An excellent field of 62 players played in our annual Par 3 event. Visitors came from Bright, Wangaratta, Yarrawonga, Wodonga, Flinders and Beechworth.
Best results for our Club
Brad Carroll – Scratch winner
Max Currie – Runner up
Harry McKerral - Net winner
Max Currie – net runner up
Wendy Currie – Ladies net winner
Fay McLees won the ladies putting event.
Thanks to the ladies for catering, THANKS. To Heiners for sponsoring, Kerry Newton in the office and supplying the raffle, Barb Welch and Peter Stewart in the bar, Judy Bynon and Marg Curtis for setting up the course and Blackie and Wazza for the presentation of our course.
John Wilson Memorial Weekend
In the year 2009, John Wilson lost his life in the Black Saturday Bushfires, a very popular member and thanks to Club Savoy and Matthews Cleaning, we have an excellent weekend planned for this weekend.
Saturday 3rd February – Monthly Medal - Stableford; Men and Ladies
Sunday 4th – 2 player Ambrose, 9.30-10.00am
Please enter online or via notice board.
NEDGA Opening Day
This year’s opening day is on February 12th at Benalla. It is important that our Club is well represented.
Link to enter : http://www.nedga.org.au/ events
GA Workshop 21st February
Golf Australia Strategic Plan workshop – if you have been involved in the past or wish to be involved in the future in deciding immediate, medium term or long-term goals and actions, this is the workshop for you. The plan will lay out a clear vision for the future of Myrtleford Golf Club, with specific goals and objectives, that will guide our decision-making and operations over the next three years. It covers areas such as membership growth, course maintenance and upgrades, financial sustainability, and community involvement engagement.
I am confident that this Strategic Plan will set Myrtleford Golf Club on a path towards success, both in the short and long term. I invite you all to join us on this exciting journey towards a bright future - Wednesday 21st February 7.15am for two hours. We will have a light breakfast available, then golf.
5 members travelled down to Mansfield last Monday, the course was excellent and the greens very slick.
Best scores for our club were ladies - Marg Curtis with 29 points, best men’s score Geoff Veldman and myself, 27 points.
Next Veterans is at Bright on Monday 26th.
Meeting with Recreation Reserve
Last Tuesday, greens and grounds committee met with the RR exec. They accepted the quote from our contractor for the pipe works on the 3rd and will apply for an extra grant to do capital works on the course drainage system.
Meeting re staffing our office.
A good group of members met to discuss with the Committee, HOW we can manage the office during the busy Christmas/January/Easter period.
The best solution is for members to look after the office, but the recent January period, volunteering has been very disappointing. We need 10 members to put in half a day every fortnight.
Other alternatives -
A member, or their spouse, a university student or anyone willing to work up to 24 hours a week, would occasionally involve Sunday work. A single pensioner can earn up to $504 a fortnight without affecting their pension.
The person could be employed from December to the end of January and Easter, 10 weeks but it could be longer.
Members would still have to support the employee over the busy periods.
If interested, please reply to this email.
Another three truckloads of rubbish were removed last Monday, well done Tony, Jim and Fox. Fox was there again yesterday whipper-snipping around the Club house – thanks Fox.
Great to see Spider cleaning up the tee boxes, thank you Spider.
Working bee, Sunday the 18th, 8.00, to remove branches. Chainsaws, trailers and manpower required.
The course will be closed Monday 12th and 13th, Ladies most welcome to play on the Wednesday.