News from the Club
Exciting Junior News - Blackbull Golf Course - Yarrawonga
North East and Murray District Junior Golf Program.
This year we have delivered a 6 week program which began in October, for our North East and Murray District juniors and will conclude on Sunday the 8th of December at the Black Bull. Glenn McCully and Penny Graeber (PGA Professionals) have very kindly offered their time and helped facilitate the coaching during this program. It has been great to see over a 50% increase in numbers this year, with an average of 26 juniors in attendance on most of the scheduled days.
Sunday the 8th of December will be the final day of the juniors program and will see the running of a new initiative known as the “Super Skins Final”. Those players who qualify for the Super Skins Final will have needed to have played in at least 3 out of 5 of the junior days and have an official GA handicap. The final will be comprised of 4 players, playing 9 holes with some prizes on offer. The 3 best scratch scores and 1 best handicap score will qualify for this event. Tee off time will be at 12.24pm and presentations (light refreshments) will follow in the Bull Pen .
Greg and Denise Rigoni
(NEDGA Junior Co-ordinators)
CLUB WORKING BEE MONDAY DECEMBER 16
An open invitation to all Club Members (Men & Women) at 8:30am Monday Dec 16 if you are available to assist.
What to bring ...chainsaws, trailers, rakes & shovels
Work to be done...cleanup tree branches/twigs after some cut n drop tree branches on holes 8,9,11 & 18
Members welcome to remove any wood for personal use.
Further details please contact Brian Hubble on 0400 057 456
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.
News from the AGM - Saturday October 5
The BGC Annual General Meeting was conducted at the Clubhouse on Saturday October 5, commencing at 5:00pm.
Result of Election of Office Bearers for 2020.
President: Norm COOK
Senior Vice President: no nomination - position vacant
Junior Vice President: Alan MOORE
Secretary: Jo McKEAN
Treasurer: Ken DOSSER
Captain: Robert MUNRO
General Committee (3 Positions - 3 Year Term)
Elected were - Darryl QUIN, Gavin HARRISON, Dave SENIOR
Casual Vacancy (1 Position - 1 Year Term)
Elected was - Brian HOLLINS
Continuing General Committee Members are - Wayne HOCKING, Andree KLOPSTEINS, Adrian PAPWORTH, Andrew HODSON and Richard De CRESPIGNY
Congratulations to all newly elected Office Bearers and a special welcome to new Committee Members, Dave Senior and Brian Hollins.
Play 9 Event Regional Finals
Congratulations to Captain Bob Munro and past Club Champion Steve Thomas for making the Regional Play 9 event final at Yarrawonga Golf Club over the last weekend.
The picture below shows the finalists who earned a chance to compete in Melbourne in the State Final.
Congratulations to Steve Thomas for making the State Final and good luck and best wishes from BGC to you, Steve.
Regional Final contenters at Yarrawonga GC.
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.
CONGRATULATIONS TO GRAEME BUDD OAM
Congratulations are in order from all at Benalla Golf Club to Graeme Budd on being awarded an OAM in the Queen Birthday Honours.
CLUB CHAMPION 2019
Adrian Squires has won the Club Championship for the first time after defeating Steve Thomas with a score of +1 after a come from behind win on the 36th hole.
Receiving Trophy from Club President Norm Cook
Some images from the Final
Was this the final putt?... no!, but it was close enough to enable a short putt to square the hole and win the Championship....well done Adrian!
Other Championship results
A Grade Lachlan Spinks
B Grade Brendon Booker
C Grade Blake Spinks
Vets Reg Symes
Junior Handicap Blake Spinks
Congratulations to all winners
Ladies Championships 2019
The 2019 Ladies Championships have bee held successfully and the our new Champions determined.
Ladies Club Champion is Marsha WATSON, winning her fourth Championship at the Club. Congratulations Marsha.
B Grade Winner Katrina BAILEY
C Grade Winner Liz MADDEN
D Grade Winner Bernadette O'SHANNESSEY
John & Beryl Roe Trophy (54 Hole Handicap) Katrina BAILEY
Master Trophy Sally SYKES
Photographed ( L to R ) Bernadette O'SHANNESSEY D Grade , Liz MADDEN C Grade,
Marsha Watson Club Champion, Katrina BAILEY B Grade and John & Beryl Roe 54 Hole Handicap Trophy
Congratulation to all the winners.
A new drinking fountain has been donated by the Bromley family in dedication to the late Les Bromley.
Photographed at the short ceremony on May 22, are long time 'mate', Len Sherlock and Wayne Bromley, son, of Les.
Les was a long time dedicated member of the Club and is recognised as being the architect behind the watering system on course.
2019 Junior Pennant Champions
Congratulations to our 2019 Junior Pennant Champions.
Pictured above are the winners - Lucas Hales, Lachie Spinks, Josh Highland, Blake Spinks, Tyson Booker and Taylor Horan
Undefeated through the season and now champions. The Benalla Juniors team took out the Murray North-North East Association Pennant Flag for 2019.
Lachie Spinks was awarded player of the year after finishing the competition undefeated.
The Club also wishes to thank Vaughan Cowan and Wayne Hocking for their great contribution to the Junior Teams success.
2019 Crothers Classic Winners
Crothers Classic Winners Brett Dosser, Les Cairnes, Dave Dunster and Steve Collinson
NEDGA Opening Day held at Benalla
Sunday February 17, 2019 saw over 100 golfers enjoy a great day at Benalla Golf Club for the opening of the golf season.
a view of the presentations
Benalla General Committee Member Andrew Hodson had an interesting shot to play after his drive on the 8th didn't quite make it into the bunker!
2019 New Rules of Golf
for summary of new Rules, Click here
For more details including video clips on each rule change, visit Golf Australia Web Site.
Rule books are available for all golfers at the Golf Shop or Clubhouse.
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.
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.