News from the Club
Golf Recommences from Wednesday July 28
If the ball lifters are in the holes -don’t touch the flagstick, if the rakes are in the bunkers they are in play. Keep your own card unless advised otherwise. Remember to check the board for updates.
Don’t forget your mask and remember to sign in before you play.
You can use the club facilities after golf -but please do not move furniture as it has been set out to conform with current density and venue limits. These limits may mean staff may need to ask you to leave to accommodate bistro bookings.
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.