Raffle Result 22/4
Slab of Beer : N Shelley
Meat Tray : J Crabbe D55
On Line Time Sheets
All members please note the on line
system is not live yet but will commence on the 13th May and please
feel free to continue to practice booking and cancelling yourself into and out
At this time all competitions
bookings must be booked on the paper sheets at the office until the 13th May.
Internet booking timesheets will be
available 9 days prior to the date of play for instance you can log on the 5th May
at 00.01am to book for the 13th May.
If you know any members that have not
supplied an email please encourage them to do so they cannot be entered onto a
timesheet until they have done so.
For any member who has not got an
email please contact myself so we can work together on how we get you onto the
Robert McFarlane - General Manager
Barwon Valley Golf Club
is leaving soon
Liam, who has been manning the Office on Saturday mornings, has decided
that he needs some "sleep ins" and will be working his last shift on
Saturday 13th May.
I'm sure you'll join me and the
Committee in thanking him for all he has done and wishing him all the best in
Dean Rossack will be taking over the
Robert McFarlane - General
Round 3 Ladies Pennant - 21/4 - both our teams had good wins
Division 3 BVGC defeated Lonsdale 4/1 at Anglesea
Division 7 BVGC defeated Lonsdale 4/1 at Barwon Heads
Mens Pennant - 23/4
Division 1 - Barwon Valley had a good 5/2 win over Portarlington at 13th Beach today.
Division 3 - Colac defeated Barwon Valley 6/1
Ladies Golf Clinic
our women members are currently participating in a 6 week clinic conducted by
Brad Lamb, which covers all facets of the game. They had their first
session on 20/4 and picked up a lot of good tips to help take their
games to the next level.
Have you ever heard of, or thought about
joining, the Club's Golden Oldies??
I joined about 8 years ago and can
honestly say I really look forward to game day each Thursday.
The group, of which 30 or so rock up
each week, couldn't be more friendly, and you get to play with different
guys each week, numbers being drawn at the 8.50a muster to decide who plays
Most choose to play in the 18 hole
competition, but there is also a 9 hole competition for those that don't feel
up to 18 holes or have other commitments. The weekly entry fee for either is
To save time, 18 holers start on the 1st
and 10th tees, while 9 holers usually play the back nine.
There are some special handicapping and
playing rules which are for the general benefit of all players and also help
even things out.
When you join you will play off your
club handicap for the first game, and depending on how you go it may be reduced
next time around. If you win one of the two grades your handicap will come down
by three, second place will cost you two shots and third or fourth one
shot. Thereafter, you will go back out one shot each week until you reach your
club handicap again (max permissible)
Stableford is played each game, and
preferred lies are allowed through the green.
After the game, is always a fun time in
the Club house. Most stay for the presentations over drinks and a sandwich and
you can rely on lots of fun banter, story-telling and good natured stirring.
(Golf balls) are awarded to the winners and placegetters in each grade, as well
as the 9 hole competition. You can also win a ball for nearest the pins on the
3rd (2nd shot), 5th, 10th, 13th & 17th (2nd shot). If you haven't picked up
some of these balls you are also in the running to win a best 9 in or out.
Twice a year we also play the RSL in a challenge game which is another
If you'd like to come along one week you
can count on being made most welcome.
However, to be eligible to join us, you
must be a club member or prepared to pay normal green fees. You must also be
over 55 and not working full time to satisfy "golden oldie"
We'd love to see some new faces join us.
So if you are interested simply come to the clubhouse at about 8.15am any Thu
or speak to your 'Golden Oldie" mates. You may also contact Ivor
Denison, who is the chief organizer on 5221 6733
For those that
aren't aware, the club has two Automated External
Defibrillators (AED's) for emergency use if someone has a Sudden
Cardiac Arrest i.e. abrupt loss of pulse and consciousness.
There is one in the Main Office which
is accessible during open
hours, and one in the Clubrooms.
The AED’s are portable, safe and easy to use - you
don't need any prior training.
Once you turn them on, you simply have to follow the step-by-step
via voice prompts. Written instructions are also provided with the units for
It would be appreciated if you can let all your
playing partners know about the availability
and location of the devices.
Using an AED within minutes of the start of Sudden
Cardiac Arrest may restore a normal heart rhythm.
Every minute counts. Each minute of SCA leads to a
10% reduction in survival.**
Club 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 I'd love to hear
from you. Simply email details through to 'firstname.lastname@example.org"