News from the Club.
Mens Championship Winners
2018 Championship Men Winners
L _R Bob Munro Eclectic Winner, Travis Hocking 2018 Club Champion, Lucas Hales Junior Champion, Club President Norm Cook, Adrian Squires Open Runner Up, A Grade Net Champion and Founders Cup Handicap 54 Hole Winner. Congratulations to all winners.
Club Championship Final Images
2018 Men's Final 36 Holes Matchplay Championships images
Travis Hocking vs Adrian Squires
Congratulations to Travis Hocking on becoming the BGC Mens Champion 2018.
Ladies Club Champion 2018
Congratulations to Hazel Briggs for winning the BGC Ladies 2018 Championship.
Hazel proudly holds her Championship trophy
Ladies Championship Winners 2018
Ladies 2018 Championship Grade Winners
L-R Val Wood D Grade, Lindy Wrest C Grade, Lynn Symes B Grade and Hazel Briggs A Grade
Congratulations to all the winners.
Passing of Life Member Les Bromley
It is with sadness that the Club learned of the passing of Life Member Les Bromley on 21 May, aged 82 years.
Les dedicated decades of service to the Benalla Golf Club. He held roles of Junior and Senior Vice Presidents for five years, Chairperson of Course and Greens and President for three years.
Les was one of the prime movers to install an automatic watering system on the course, countless hours of volunteering on the project, with advice and assistance being only one week prior to his death, in his capacity as an electrician.
Over the years, Les was well supported by his wife, Betty, who passed away two years ago. Also a loyal Member of the Club, Betty for some years ran regular dinner nights raising substancial funds for the Club.
Benalla Golf Club is appreciative of the services of Les for many, many years and extends heart felt sympathies to his family.
NIGHT GOLF A SUCCESSFUL EVENT
Friday 13 April saw up to 60 competitors take part in a Night Golf Challenge playing in a 2 person Ambrose in the dark.
Photos below show Reg Symes and Brian Hubble driving off into the unknown with Paul Hazel (Club Captain) about to putt into the hole somewhere in darkness.......and he did too!....great shot Paul!
And another group enjoying their golf, caught by the flash!
Marion Aces the 13th
Congratulations to Marion Cowan who recently 'aced' the 13th Par 3
After playing golf for over 61 years the 'Ace' occurred after using a 4 iron from the "T", with the flag tucked away in the back right hand corner of the Green. Playing partners commented that "it was never in doubt" after a great tee shot.
Marion commented that it was a day to remember and one of her greatest achievements in golf.....and it's never too late!
Marion is photographed below receiving her 'Hole In One' Trophy from Club President Norm Cook and then proceeds to 'ring the bell' at presentations as part of Ladies Opening Day on Thursday Feb 15.
"SUNSMART DAY" recognises our Sunsmart Policy and Sun protection.
Golfers on Saturday February 3 took part in the "Sunsmart Day" Monthly Medal events.
As past of the golfing day recognition of the importance of sun protection was highlighted with the distribution of some hats and sunscreen to those participating on the day.
Five new shade sails have been erected around the course, particularly at the Par 3 holes but also at the 10th Tee waiting area and in front of the golf shop. The shade sails were erected following the receipt of a State Government Grant of up to $20,000 for which the golf club is very appreciative.
"Our Shade Sails"
New Par 3 competition has commenced - SUNDAY's from 9:30am
As part of the Club's development of Members benefits and to encourage new Members to golf, a new 9 hole Par 3 layout has been implemented on course. Located on the front 9 holes only, new tees have been established to allow Par 3 social and competition golf to be played.
Events is planned for every Sunday morning from 9:30 - 10:30 am tee off time.
New Rules For Golf Proposed
Major Changes to the Rules Of Golf are proposed by the R&A and the United States Golf Association for 2019 to modernise the game of golf with an announcement recently.
The announcement includes an explanation of each of the 30 major proposed changes.
Details of the announcement are available from the following page of the Golf Australia website – www.golf.org.au/modernisation
R&A: We want your Rules opinion! The R&A has vowed to hear all concerns and views as golf’s governing body announces sweeping changes to the Rules of Golf.
David Rickman, the R&A’s executive director of governance, said all feedback great and small would be welcomed as part of the Scottish-based body’s rules modernisation process, announced jointly with the USGA today.
New Golf Rules from January 1, 2017
Local Rules : Accidental Movement of a Golf Ball on the Putting Green
The Local Rule is an option for adoption as a Local Rule by all Golf Clubs and where such a Club has not made such a ruling, the ruling will still apply from January 1 under the Royal & Ancient Golf CLub. The Benalla Golf Club has accepted the new rule and as such this Local Rule will now apply.
How It Works
When preparing to make a stroke, a player accidentally causes the ball to move ...No Penalty and the ball must be replaced.
A Player accidentally drops his/her ball, which hits and moves the ball-marker ......No Penalty and the ball-marker must be replaced
A Player accidentally drops his/her ball-marker which hits and moves the ball ......No Penalty and the ball must be replaced
A Player accidentally kicks and moves his/her ball.............................................No Penalty and the ball must be replaced.
Benalla Golf Club now on Facebook
The Club advises that you can now access the Benalla Golf Club on social media.
This provides another avenue for advertising and communications throughout the community and with Members.
So next time, if you are using Facebook, search for the club and click that you like the site and/or share with your other friends.
Ever wondered what the Rules are if you are in a sticky situation?
Have you found yourself in a situation where the Rules don't seem to readily apply? Maybe a kangaroo sitting on your ball, or a snake is curled around the ball.......here are the applicable Rules
2014 - Centenary of The Beginning of World War 1 - Commemoration
The Benalla Golf Club, along with many other sporting and community organisations, will be commemorating the Centenary of World War 1.
The Australian Government is encouraging such bodies to participate as part of a national commemoration of this significant part of our history.
The club would like to hear from any Members, and the general public, with historical details of any family members who may have been Members of the Benalla Golf Club at the time and who served in any capacity during the 1914 - 1918 world conflict.
Photographs, along with any details available of the serving Member, that the Club would be permitted to use on this web site and for possible display within the Clubhouse at times yet to be determined over the next four years, would be appreciated.
The Benalla Golf Club commenced in 1903 -well before WW1- and as records of golfing members at the time of the conflict are scarce, we seek your support in this project.
Any information you seek to contribute please address as 'WW1 Commemoration' and may be
- mailed to the Club at PO Box 205, BENALLA Vic 3671
- dropped into the Club at 170 Mansfield Road, BENALLA 3672
The Marketing Committee of the BGC are researching this project with the contact person being Norm Cook.
Thank you for your support in this significant project.
"Lest We Forget"
Members are reminded to secure your cars after parking and as you leave for your round of golf.
All valuables should not be left exposed within vehicles but taken with you or hidden from view in a secure place within the locked vehicle.