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BUNKER RENOVATIONS

Bunker renovations are continuing with the redesigned bunkers of Green 6 having 'new' speciality sand placed within then at the recent 'Grey Army' working bee.

Green 15 bunker is being worked on to reshape the bunker in readiness for the placement of new sand.

Thanks Hock, for the photos of the working bee.

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 Green 6 bunker                                Green 15 bunker                        Hard at Work!          

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PASSING OF BOB MUNRO

Members and staff of the Benalla Golf Club are saddened by the passing of our valued and respected Committee Member - Bob Munro.

As well as serving as our Captain for two recent years, Bob was a hard working volunteer - always helping with tasks around the course and Clubhouse. A great mate to us all who will be sadly missed.

Condolences to Helen and family from all at the Benalla Golf Club.            Bob Munro

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LIFTING OF SOME RESTRICTIONS IN REGIONAL VICTORIA!

SOCIAL GOLF ONLY PERMITTED UNTIL FURTHER ADVISED

With the very small relaxation of Covid19 restrictions in regional Victoria from midnight Thursday September 9, the following will apply until further notice:-

  1. Golf Course & Practice facilities and Golf Shop will open Friday 10/9/2021,
  2. MANDATORY Check-in via QR Code system prior to hit off,
  3. Standard Golf limits in place in terms of numbers per group - 4 people maximum,
  4. No cap on numbers on the course at any one time,
  5. NO Competition golf is allowed at this stage, Social golf play only,
  6. Pay $5 to help the club survive and your card will be used for handicapping purposes,
  7. Flagsticks to remain in the holes at all times - installed ball lifters to be used,
  8. Bunkers to be played as "Preferred lies" Rake your footsteps as best as possible with own club or shoes. 
  9. Masks must be worn at all times unless there is a medical reason not to do so. This includes while playing golf
  10. Book your tee time on the time sheet or ring the golf Shop (57 624404)

Please note: we have received conflicting advice on no 4 -there may be a cap of 20 players.  We may not get clarification until the Directions are published early Friday Morning. If there is any cap on numbers we will advise you ASAP
Be vigilant if using motorised buggies on the course. There will still be some boggy areas following the rain this week, so be smart and avoid them at all times.
 
Hopefully we can get back to some competition golf soon, but at least we can get out and enjoy these great spring days.
 
After Golf
Due to patron caps in the clubhouse and alfresco there is limited opportunity for socialising after golf.  You may use the al fresco area outside of meal service times – no more than 20 at a time -seated service only. 

We will continue to offer takeaway meals Wednesday to Saturday along with the very limited (10 inside, 20 outside) seated service meals. Bookings are essential for sit down meals.
The Gaming Room will be open from 10 - 4 on Tuesdays to Saturdays.
The venue will remain closed on Sundays & Mondays.

Please stay safe and hopefully these restrictions will ease further soon.

Also Members please note.

Our Annual General Meeting scheduled for Saturday October 2, has been postponed until late November 2021. Further details will be provided at a later date.

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2021 NEDGA Junior Champion

The North East District Golf Association Championships were held at the Mansfield Golf Club recently.

Benalla Golf Club is proud to announce that the 2021 NEDGA  Junior Champion is Benalla's own LUCAS HALES.

Photographed below with his Trophy is a very proud Lucas.

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Congratulations Lucas from all at the Benalla Golf Club!

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New Heaters & Blinds Installed in Outdoor Eating area

New electric heating bars have been installed on the outdoor eating area of the Clubhouse,

Installation of new adjustable blinds have also been installed to further provide a great alternative meeting facility for the Club.

Well done to the Committee for grabbing this opportunity to further provide excellent facilities for members.

Photograph below shows the installed heaters.....

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MEN's CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL RESULT

2021 Club Championship Final was played over 36 holes of Match Play on a beautiful sunny day on Sunday 23 May.

The 2021 BGC Champion in Andrew Shearer with a winning score of 5 and 3 over former Campion Steve Thomas.

Congratulations to Andrew on Back To Back Titles.

Congratulations to both player for the excellent sporting competition played and the spirit in which the match was contested. Well done guys it was an enjoyable day for those who followed you around the course.

Some photos of the day are included below.... 

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LADIES CHAMPIONSHIPS

Congratulations to 2021 Ladies Championship winner  -  MARSHA WATSON.

Runner Up -  Hazel BRIGGS

And congratulations to all Grade Winners after a well played Championship event

Full results from the both the Men's and Ladies Championships go to 'Golf/Results/Major Event Winners' tab

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Benalla Juniors Runners Up in Pennant Final 2021

Congratulations to our Junior Pennant Team for making the Pennant Final against Thurgoona and on an excellent effort.

Runners Up in the title but well done to our kids on you performance all year,sportsmanship,and team play.your a credit to your family and yourselves. Keep enjoying your golf and let’s make next year our year. Also well done to Lincoln Campbell on his player of the year award.

 

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2021 Crothers Classic Winners

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Winners:  (L-R) Matty Jewell, Ken Muir, Cam McMahen, Robin Close

with Keith and Edith Church Perpetual Trophy Represenative - Sean Young

Another successful Crothers Classic event was held over the long weekend with thanks to Gavin Crothers of Crothers Joinery for the sponsorship.

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Improved Safety for Golfers, Course Staff and volunteers working outside.

Thanks to a Community Grant from the Benalla Rural City Council, the Club has been able to purchase and install a lightning detection and warning system.

Early detection of lightning in the area will enable the Club to warn all people on the course to cease playing and seek shelter back at the Clubhouse. All play (social and competitive) and work on the course will be suspended if lightning is known to be within 15 km and approaching the course.  Play will only resume when there has been no lightning stikes in approaching storms for a period of at least 30 minutes. 

A hand held scanner, primarily located in the golf shop , will be used to determine the proximity of lightning.

If lightning is detected near and approaching the course, two sirens will sound to warn players and staff to cease play or work immediately.

The following signals will be used:

Discontinue play/work immediately   -  One prolonged note of siren ....repeated.

Resume Play/ work                          - Two short notes of siren, repeated.

 HockwithdetectorPhotographed is Golf Shop Proprietor Wayne Hocking testing the new lightning detector.

 

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Air2G2 Machine aids in renovation of Greens!

A new golfing Greens air renovator, similar to the one pictured below, has been in action at the Club.

Injecting a blast of high pressure air into the soil up to 300mm below the Green's surface to break up soil compaction has visited the Club.

Dispite some inital localised problems, all Greens were visited.  The breakup of the compacted layers will assist in the absorbion of water, fertilisers and encourage grass growth to all Greens.

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Penalty Area Rules - new Rules from 2019    Click to read the rules as they now apply!

What are the rules for being in a Penalty Area - maybe even a bunker!           

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New World Handicap System (WHS) - 30th January 2020

 

A new World Handicap System (WHS) will take effect on 30th January 2020. There will be only minimal changes to the current G.A. Handicap System.


Golf’s two international governing bodies, The R&A and the United States Golf Association (USGA), have worked together with the world’s major handicapping authorities to develop a single handicap system for the game. Golf Australia (GA) is one of the organisations that has been closely involved.

Please see attached for more information on the WHS in Australia or click on the following link:

https://www.golf.org.au/whs/

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New Club Document tag

For the benefit of all Members a new tag has been established under "News & Reports" for access to a number of Club documents which will be loaded for member information.

At the June 2019 meeting of the General Committee, a Honorary Life Membership Policy was adopted.  This policy will assist the General Commitee in assessing any application for Honorary Life Membership of the Club.  Previously, no  guidelines or policy existed and this new policy will provide a clearer guidance for any application and criteria for assessment and process for granting of such an honour.

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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.

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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

 

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 Security reminder

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.

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