News from the Club
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.
GREAT NEWS - COURSE RE-OPENS
Course is open for golf. See 'Golf/What's On?/Weekly Competitions' tab for details of events.
A number of new rules based around the requirements relating to the COVIG-19 virus will apply. As detailed in the emailed Members notice of Tuesday May 12. Further details will be displayed on or available from the Golf Shop.
All visitors to the Club (Non- Members) to play golf must confirm that they have downloaded and have operational, the COVIGsafe App by the Australian Government.
It is important for your well-being as well as those you wish to play golf with, that all currently applied restrictions are complied with..... Not to mention the liability that applies to yourself AND the Club for any failure to comply with such regulations and restrictions.
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!
Benalla Golf Club wins 2020 Summner Pennant Final
Summer Pennant victory against Tocumwal 4.5 games to 0.5 game.
Thanks Linda Hocking for photo.
WILD STORM AND VANDALS PLAYS HAVOC ON COURSE
The wild storm of the late afternoon of Saturday February 1, 2020 has caused considerable damage and destruction on the course.
The photos below provide some evidence of the power of the wind.
Cleanup works are planned to start on Sunday Feb 2 during the afternoon and will continue over the next few days or weeks.
Any assistance Members are able to contribute is most welcome. Some disruption to golfing activities may occur until cleanup works are completed.
and much more as well!
Vandals have caused further damage after a break-in to the workshop and kart storage sheds. Police are investigating this break-in along with the damage of a number of motorised karts which were taken for joyrides around the course and resulting in subsequent damage to the karts!..........................
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:
Ladies Pink Ball Charity Day
The Ladies 2019 Pink Ball Charity Day got off to an early and colourful day Thursday October 31, with event 'Starter' Wayne Hocking.
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.
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
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.