Course status - 26/9
- Driving range open -2 token limit. May need to be closed again later in the week with more heavy rain forecast, and will be closed Saturday, Grand Final Day.
- Course remains closed, until further notice.
- All competition, including next Saturday's, cancelled until further notice.
- There will be no Golden Oldies competition this Thursday.
Robert McFarlane - General Manager & Ian Knell - Club Captain
While our course is closed:
East Geelong Golf Club has extended an invitation to our members to join their competitions. $15.00 covers green and comp fees. Please contact them if you're interested.
Point Lonsdale has invited us to play in their competitions for just a $10 comp fee. Mens comps are Wed & Sat and ladies Tue, Thu & Sat. For bookings pls phone 52581523 and select Pro Shop
Lara Golf Club has invited us to play in their competitions - $5 entry fee. Mens comp Wed and Sat and Women's Tue morning. Ph. 52822955 for bookings
The Sands Torquay Golf Club has also offered for our members to play there at Members Guest rates
THIS "CAT" IS KICKING GOALS!!
A contractor began clearing all the sediment from the 4th fairway today (Mon)
ELECTION OF COMMITTEE MEMBERS 2016 - 2017
In accordance with Rule 50 of our new Constitution I am calling for nominations for all Committee positions that become available at the next AGM to be held on the 4th December, 2016.
The positions available are as follows –
- President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Captain, Vice Captain, Handicapper and
- 4 General Committee positions
On Monday 26th September 2016, nomination forms will be made available in the Club House *foyer, and those interested in nominating for any of the above positions can apply, and then place their completed form in the ballot box provided in the foyer.
Nominations will close on the 11th October 2016 at 5 pm.
Please ensure that your nomination form is clear in its intention and duly signed and dated.
Club Secretary - BVGC.
14th September 2016.
* Due to the flood problems & the course not being playable at this point I have arranged with Robert that he will open the foyer each morning & close each afternoon when he finishes for the day.
Looks can be deceiving!!
Those of you have dropped down to have a look at the course in the past few days will have been pleased to see how things are beginning to look. However it's not until you go down and check out around the 3rd and 4th holes in particular, that you can see how much still needs to be done to get the course fit for play.
The fairways on these holes are still very wet and covered in a layer of sticky sediment which can't be removed until it dries out enough to enable some earth moving equipment to be brought in.
Clean- up Operations
The clean-up begins. One of the teams clearing sediment from the greens on Mon 19/9.
Further work was undertaken on Tuesday to hose down the greens and remove any remaining silt.
Any assistance with further clean-up operations would be welcomed. If you can make it down, even if for just an hour or two, it would be great.
Special thanks from Robert McFarlane, Colin Foster and the Committee, to everyone who has been working hard the past few days to help bring the course back to normal.
Good feed of chips put on for volunteers by Robert McFarlane on Tuesday - Only Joking A nice BBQ lunch was enjoyed by all!!
But if you want a carp you'd better get down to the course before the pools of water dry up. There are some decent sized ones still kicking in the shallows.
The "Barwon Ladies" haven't let the course closure stop them having a good time. They took the opportunity today ( 21/9) to socialize and enjoy lunch a little further down the "Barwon" at Barwon Edge.
Two teams of Barwon Valley players went down to Beeac today (Sun 11/9) to support the local Golf Club and have a crack at winning the 4 man Ambrose "Beeac Shield", presented to the team with the best nett score.
Both teams did themselves and Barwon Valley proud:
Jeff Crabbe, Tim Hedley, and Geoff and Matthew Kennedy (L-R above), got to hold the Shield aloft and bring it home to Geelong with them. They finished with a fantastic nett 54
John Crabbe, Shane Clark, Kevin Oldham and Denis Schwennesen (Clockwise L-R above) also teamed well to win the Scratch event with 67 off the stick. Denis also picked himself up NTP on the 5th hole.
Well done guys!!