Myrtleford Golf Club Bulletin – February 9th, 2024
Last Saturday, an excellent field of 34 players played in the Monthly Medal, this event was conducted as part of the John Wilson weekend.
The winner of A Grade was Craig Piazza with an excellent 40 points, 3 over the card, runner up was Paul Evans with a great 39 points.
The winner of B grade and the monthly Medal was Robert Wheeler with an excellent 40 points, runner up was Jon Harrington with 38 points. The countback on the medal had to go down to the second run to find a winner.
Last Wednesday, 16 played in beautiful conditions.
Brian Caldwell was in good form with a great 35 points, runner up Tony Chapman with 34 points. Bruiser lost two shots off his handicap, no doubt looking for his lost form from 20 years ago.
Working bee to remove branches, February 18th, 8.00am, chainsaws, trailers, lets knock it over in a couple of hours. James McPherson has secured his father’s tip truck, Simon and Matthew Crisp are supplying their cherry picker, Ben Holmes to drive and Rocky is bringing over his excavator. More hands make light work. Our firewood in Bynon’s paddock has been sold.
The course is closed next Sunday afternoon and Monday for coring of the greens.
The Correctional Centre are coming down for two days next week, cleaning up the coring on Tuesday and will make a start to paint the outside of the Clubhouse.
Last Tuesday, 40 ladies played on their opening Day with 7 newcomers to the game. They all enjoyed a magnificent lunch provided by our amazing ladies. Thanks to all concerned and to the crew who prepared the room the previous day. Great to have life member May Newton and Jean Arden present enjoying catchups – a lot of fun and laughter in the room!
Scratch - Robyn McGrath, Terri O'Callaghan, Anne Hazeldine and Jan Harper.
Handicap - Kerry Newton, Rhonda Van Heek, Annie Wilson, Suzette Kelly.
Runners up for both the above: Sandra Piazza, Kerry Chapman, Carol Ames, Wendy Caldwell.
NTPS - 1st Kerry Newton, 14th Marnie Broz.
Yesterday, 19 ladies played in wonderful weather.
Judy Bynon was in excellent form, hitting 40 points, runner-up Jan Harper with 38 points.
9 hole winner was Betty Newton, runner up Penny Dawkins.
Our Club receives wonderful support from our sponsors.
This month we welcome RBI Plumbing as our prize sponsor. Thanks to Riley Ivone.
We have new tee sponsors, Tom’s Tree Rural Service, Tom’s tee sign will replace 3NE on the 7th.
Myrtleford Foodworks have also updated their Nearest the Pins sign, not sure how old they are.
I should have taken the photo after straightening the post!!
Recreation Reserve Meeting
This week I attend the monthly meeting of the RR.
We are now applying for an extra $80,000 to upgrade our drainage and repair the flood damage on the 15th. In our quote for the 15th included is the replanting over 100 trees and laying rock in the washout. A decision on the funding will be made at the end of the month. The total funding could amount to $140k. from DEECA. A huge thanks to Jim Martin for his work.
The RR is hosting an Australian Caravan group in April. There will be around 50 caravans, could be an opportunity for the Club to host them one night, dinner, bar and a floor show. Date 16th-22nd April, Friday night they are going to the Bowls Club, what do you think ladies?
Bright Golf Club
It was interesting to read on Facebook that Bright is trialing a new prize system.
There will be only one first prize, no grades. No doubt some of their members complain that they have very good scores and do not receive a prize. Golf is always about the handicap, but I have put it on the agenda for next week’s meeting.
Recycling Cans and bottles
Thanks to members who have brought their cans and bottles up to the Clubhouse.
The men have a disc raffle where your playing group agree before hit off, the losing pair will buy a disc for the four in the group, $5 a disc.
Last Saturday all discs were sold, so the raffle was held.
First prize No 3 – Andrew Roseby, Rocky Rockliff, David Clark and Karl O’Shaughnessy, $30 each
Second prize No 34 – Stooge Piazza, Jim Martin, Brad Carroll and John Costello.
There could be a chance that the ladies could join in and make it 100 draws.
The Club receives $100 as well.
The programme for the next two weeks:
Final Round Rigoni 8.00-12.30pm
P Stewart, A Jose
Opening Day NEDGA
M Broz, C Prowse
Stableford 8.30 – 9.00am
J Martin, J McPherson
GA Workshop 7.15am
Stableford 8 30- 9.30am
P Tanner, S Hancock
NE Vets Bright.
B Newton, J Harper, S Kelly
Monthly Medal 8.30-9.00am
J Roseby, L Dwyer, H Mummery
The program books are now available, ask at the office for your copy.
John Wilson Memorial Weekend
70 players played in hot conditions in the John Wilson Ambrose. We had many visitors, ensuring the success of the day. Bob Toal spoke on his experiences with Willow, including Willows eagle on the fourth many years ago was no fluke, he hit an eagle himself on the same hole last Sunday. So many players commented to me how terrific our course is, thanks Blackie and Wazza. Thanks to our sponsors, Club Savoy and Matthews Cleaning, thanks to Dick and Marnie in the office, Dick and Barb Welch for cooking the roasts, Kerry Newton donating 2 roasts, our wonderful ladies in the kitchen, Rod Newton and Darby Arden driving the drink cart and Jim Martin in the bar.
Runners up Men’s Scratch – Bob Toal and Jim Bowden
Men’s Handicap winners – Doc Rossato and Craig McKerral
Runners up – Brian Caldwell and Paul Green, welcome back Bruiser.
Mixed Handicap Runners up – Robyn Davies and Rocky Rockliff.
Next Ambrose March 10th, Myrtleford Rotary Club.
Entries are now open - enter via our website.
Over 152 players have entered. Entries close on February 16th.
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.