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Bannockburn Golf Club

Bannockburn Golf Club
There have been some changes to the General Committee, with the resignation of Col Gillet and Steve Carty from their respective roles.

The Committee would like to take this moment to thank both of them for their contributions to the running of the club.  Some reshuffling has occurred and as a result, the changes are:
• Henk Kersten resigned from the Captain’s role to become Bar Manager
• Aubrey Joyce resigned from Vice Captain to become Club Captain
• Bert Moritz has stepped into the role of Handicapper
• Gunter Moosbrugger has joined the General Committee
• Wayne Hines has taken on the role of Vice Captain

With the Autumn weather remaining so mild, there has been some fantastic days for playing golf over the last month.  And during this time, the club has been very busy with it’s charity partners.

The Annual Good Friday Appeal Event was very well attended, with the 60 members attending raising nearly $5000 towards the Royal Children’s Hospital.  The generosity of all who attended was fantastic to see.  The weather was beautiful on the day and some great scores were recorded.

The next event saw members of the Inverleigh Golf Club come across to Bannockburn for the Annual Bannockburn vs Inverleigh ANZAC Day Memorial.  Despite the volume of rain the night before, a commemorative service was held prior to teeing off, with the flag lowered, silence held and the anthems of Australia and New Zealand sung.  The challenging playing conditions lead to a clean sweep of trophies by Bannockburn.  Over $700 was raised and donated to Legacy – again another great effort by the 30 members present.

Over the coming month, the Ladies Championships will begin as well as playing out the Golf Victoria Silver Spoon and the men will continue to play out the Eaton Cup and Captains’ Cup events. 

The club will also be starting an introductory Ladies Clinic, to be held every Wednesday for six weeks commencing 17th May, from 1-2pm.  Cost is $5 per person each session (incl. afternoon tea) and all golf equipment supplied.  We encourage anyone who has thought about taking up the game, who is looking for a new hobby or existing players looking to hone their skills, to come and see what we are about.

22nd April 2017  Event: Par/Monthly Medal 
Winners: A Scott +4, C Kitchen sq D Armstrong sq M Pfarrer sq A Dobson sq

Event: Ladies Quartly Medal/Stroke
Winners: A Gulino 99/21/78, V Dobson 117/34/83
Nearest The Pins:  1st A Gulino, 3rd A Joyce

18 Holes: A Scott 38, D Van Den Bosch, 36 A Joyce, 35

15th  April 2017  Event: Stableford 
Winners: D Van Der Bosch 40pts, A Joyce 36 pts, B Harmon 35pts cb
Nearest the Pins:  3rd S Madden;   15th A Scott;   Birdie Hole: S Madden

12th April 2017  Event: Ladies - Par
Winner:  D. Pullen -5, H. Phillips -6
Nearest the Pins:  3rd A. Pfarrer;  Magpie 15th  D. Pullen

5th April 2017  Event: Ladies - Stableford
Winners: J. Peterson 32 Pts., A. Pfarrer 31 Pts.
Nearest the Pin:  1st G. Lowe;  Magpie 15th H. Prince

1st April 2017  Event: Par
Men’s Winners: M McLaren +5, A Green +5. Balls to -3 
Ladies Winner: A Gulino -6 
Nearest the Pin:  3rd M McLaren; 15th M McLaren; 17th M McLaren 
18 Holes: B Hughes 34 points