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Friday Flash 9 November 2018

Topic: Friday Flash

This weather is not helping preparations for tomorrow’s Prodrive City of Wellington Classic but if the latest forecast is correct, it looks like clearing in time for our 9am tee off. We have a field of 88 so it would be a shame if we weren’t able to showcase our course at its best, especially given all the effort by the green keepers to present the course and the Committee organising the event. Fingers crossed!

This Weekend’s Events

Tomorrow the course will be closed until about 2pm given the large CoW field playing in a shot gun start. The PnP though will be open all day. No events are programmed for Sunday when there are plenty of tee slots available for casual play.

Note that the women’s Saturday Club Christmas Cheer stableford event and the men’s Monthly Medal originally programmed for tomorrow will now be held next Saturday.

Murray Halberg Tournament Saturday 24th November

This is the next major event at our club that is open to all members and friends/visitors, being put on by the Eagles Golfing Society to raise funds for the Murray Halberg Disability Sport Foundation which is dedicated to the welfare of disabled children. This is always a fun event, as well as being for a good cause. An entry sheet is on the notice board in the downstairs foyer or ring/email the club.

Eagles Golf / Murray Halberg Trust

Interclub 2019

Our Men’s Interclub Manager, Geoffrey Lee, has been ringing around potential interclub players with a view to forming squads for the 3 teams we plan to enter next year, with the first round of the 2019 season beginning late January. Many of our phone records are out of date so if you are interested and haven’t either been rung or put your name down on the expression of interest sheet on the notice board in the downstairs foyer, email the club to let us know.

Women’s Midweek Club

9 Hole Midweek Women

Our annual Melbourne Cup event saw a large turnout who after the golf enjoyed home baked cakes, a fashion in the field parade, and the opportunity to enter a number of sweeps for the big race later in the afternoon. Congratulations to those who picked the winners.

Men’s Wednesday Club

The India Cup was transferred to the Wednesday Club a couple of years ago to ensure better participation and this Wednesday proved the value of that decision when we were fortunate to have 29 participants despite the cloudy and windy condition. The prizes were donated by club members of the Indian community namely Ramlal, Satish and Arvind.

Thanks to efforts made by Ian Bates and assistance from the kitchen staff, Sarah and Debbie, we all had Indian snacks at the end of the round and a good feed.

The winner was the 9-hole graduate Don Smith with a score of 40, followed by Gerd with 39 points, Ian Bates and Fergus with scores of 38 and Mike Cox, Mike Weaver and Victor with scores of 38 points. The rest of the participants achieved results above their handicaps. The most practised round was achieved by Graeme Crocker and he had to rush off early so could not collect his prize. There were no 2's and the NTP prize was won by Ian Bates who had a fantastic round despite his disaster holes no. 1 and 2.

Raffle prizes were won by Graham Presland again, thrice lucky in the last few weeks, followed by Martin and Terry.

Please mark in your calendar that the Grand Prize Awarding ceremony will be held on Wed 5 December. We will present prizes based on the accumulated scores for the whole year 2018 and this is solely the efforts of our past Wednesday Club coordinator. Chris has painstakingly collected our scores throughout the year and tabulated the results for the prizes based on a certain mathematical model. We are thankful for his efforts and hope he will continue in the future.

Regards, Victor

Team Yip Twilight Golf

It was a dark and stormy night. The wind whistled menacingly through the abandoned trundlers by the 5th Green. Piercing screams could be heard from the creek below the 6th. Where was everyone? A blinding flash of lightning lit up the sky – and then I saw them! Six demented and bedraggled figures slowly dragging themselves out of the creek from below the sixth. In unison six sets of bright white teeth shone out of the gloom and turned my way! Oh no, was this the beginning of the Zombie Apocalypse? NO! The twilight golfers had managed to find Gail’s wayward pink ball. THE END.

Annual general Meeting Saturday 1 December 2018

Hopefully you all have this diarised as its only 3 weeks away. Note that notices of motion need to be submitted by next Friday and nominations for Officers for the 2019 Committee by 23 November. We expect to have at least one Notice of Motion, being the proposal to subdivide for sale a spare section of land.

Upstairs Card Printer

Our new printer is installed upstairs and spitting out very crisp 2 tone scorecards. We will be using it to preprint the scorecards for the CoW tomorrow but if you aren’t playing in that, try it next time you are out at the club.

New Members

We are pleased to welcome the following new members who have joined the club in recent weeks:

Euan Lamont, Jimmy Tie, Barry Wareham, Matthew Grubi, Lewis Goodwin, Liam Bissell, Robert Manktelow, Gabrielle Ruben, Tony Nguyen, Dave Wendon, Stradford Adams, Andrew McWhirter, Chris Crighton, Matt McKone, Matthew Hope.

We look forward to seeing you regularly out on the course – don’t hesitate to contact the clubhouse if you would like us to arrange playing partners, or to raise with the staff or the Committee members any issues you may have.

Sponsor Speak

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Happy golfing, play safely,

Your KGC Committee