News from the Club
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.
Green 6 bunker Green 15 bunker Hard at Work!
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.
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:-
- Golf Course & Practice facilities and Golf Shop will open Friday 10/9/2021,
- MANDATORY Check-in via QR Code system prior to hit off,
- Standard Golf limits in place in terms of numbers per group - 4 people maximum,
- No cap on numbers on the course at any one time,
- NO Competition golf is allowed at this stage, Social golf play only,
- Pay $5 to help the club survive and your card will be used for handicapping purposes,
- Flagsticks to remain in the holes at all times - installed ball lifters to be used,
- Bunkers to be played as "Preferred lies" Rake your footsteps as best as possible with own club or shoes.
- Masks must be worn at all times unless there is a medical reason not to do so. This includes while playing golf
- 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.
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.
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.
Congratulations Lucas from all at the Benalla Golf Club!
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.....
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....
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
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.
2021 Crothers Classic Winners
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.
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.
Photographed is Golf Shop Proprietor Wayne Hocking testing the new lightning detector.