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Special General Meeting Result.
Many thanks to all of our members who attended our Special general meeting held on Sunday the 21st of August. The business we attended to was in voting for the adoption of our revised Consitition. Very pleased to state that the Constsition was adopted and we will continue on with our work around the club.

It was very pleasing to me and the committee to see so many of you turn up on a Sunday to attend to this matter and it reinforces to me that our members have a great deal of passion and interest in our club.

Congratulations to you all

Gerard Squire
BVGC President
Course Open but no "Ride On's"

ride on.jpgAs the course is still very wet and soggy, please note that an early decision has been made to disallow ride on equipment until next Sunday at the earliest.

Robert McFarlane 
General Manager

Sun 11/9  - Tab & Doris Adams Trophy - 4BBB Stableford

Sun 16/10 - Jim Lane Trophy   Mixed Pinehurst Foursomes

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Don't forget to check the Local Rules Board on the arch to the entrance to the 1st tee each competition day, to ensure you keep abreast of any changes

Ian Knell - Club Captain

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To enable us to continue to build on our successful Junior Golf Programs we are looking for 2 people to assist as coaches of our MyGolf Program in Term 4 2016 & Term 1 2017.

Interested people would be required to complete the online Community Coaching Course which would be paid for by the club. There is no handicap requirement for people to become a coach. 

Anyone interested in helping out or requiring more information, please contact Chris Crabbe on 0422 005 320.

computer image.jpgClub Web Site is a great way to find out the latest news on things going on around the club as well as checking out match results which are usually available on the site the same day or early next.

Can you please let your golfing buddies know about it and how to log on. The more we get using the site the better. If you have any "newsy" items you'd like to submit we'd love to hear from you. Simply email details through to '"  

As it's hard to catch up with everyone, if you haven't had your photo taken, it would be great if you can email one, so that it can be included with results,  

 Repairing Pitch Marks 

Pitch mark.jpgHow lucky are we to have such excellent greens. We owe it to Colin and his staff as well as fellow members to do our best to look after them. Repairing pitch marks is one way we can assist in this regard. The marks can cause the grass in the depression to die, leaving not just a scar but also a pit in the putting surface. Done properly and promptly the mark will normally heal within 24 hours- otherwise it could cause more damage and take 3 or more weeks for the grass to recover. So let's always fix our pitch marks and, if time allows, any others we notice on the green, Don't forget too to  fill any divots on and off the fairway.

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Never insert the prongs into the depression itself, but at the rim of the depression. Pushing the bottom of the depression upwards only tears the roots and kills the grass.

It would be appreciated if everyone could be mindful of the need to keep up a good pace around the course to mimimise hold ups for groups behind. 

This is especially important given our ever increasing number of players

Ian Knell
Club Captain

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