The Open Championship field has been confirmed and members who purchased a ticket have been allocated their player. Click HERE to view the draw. There are a number of players who are still available to purchase including … Read MoreDemo
2019 Open Championship Competition – ENTRIES CONFIRMED – DRAW COMPLETE – PLAYERS STILL AVAILABLE
The Open Championship field has been confirmed and members who purchased a ticket have been allocated their player.
Click HERE to view the draw.
There are a number of players who are still available to purchase including Tiger, Rory, Speith and many more great players. See below for the list. Contact Jim Martin at the Office if you would like to buy any of these players before 3pm on Thursday.
Good luck everyone!
Below are the prizes on offer…
Golf Carts Not Permitted Until Further Notice
Golf Cart Storage Shed – update
I am pleased to advise members that work will commence on the new Golf Cart Storage shed in the coming weeks and we are very hopeful that it will be completed in time for the start of spring.
We have had a fantastic response from members who, by purchasing Debentures, have contributed a significant portion of the expected cost to build the new shed. Without these contributions the shed would not be built at this time. Debentures are still available for members to purchase at $5000 each. Please contact me for more information regarding Debentures.
The new cart shed will house a mix of club owned and member owned carts, two seater carts and ride on carts, and we have started to compile a list of members who have committed to storing their cart in the shed for an annual rental fee. We still have spaces in the shed for more members carts so please let me know if you would like to store your cart in the shed. The annual fee has still to be confirmed but I expect it will be in the region of $450-500. Remember, you don’t have to purchase a Debenture to be able to store your cart in the shed.
If any members have any questions regarding the golf cart storage shed please contact via email email@example.com or come and speak to me in the office.
This is Red Sandy. Sandy misses all his bucket friends. Help us reunite Sandy with his friends by bringing back any sand buckets that may be in your house/ garage / car boot .
We all have a habit of accumulating these little buckets after a game and forget to return them.
Lets all bring them back to their rightful home in the next few weeks.
Michael Groves-Taylor wins the 2019 Bendigo Bank Sponsors Trophy!
Congratulations to Michael Groves-Taylor on winning the 2019 Bendigo Bank Sponsors Trophy. Michael wins a $600 voucher for his House Account
Extremely tough conditions on the final day made it near impossible for anyone to catch Michael who finished with rounds of 42, 44, 32 & 36 for 154 stableford points. The Sponsors Trophy format is the best 4 round total from 7 rounds of stableford.
Runner up was Steve Winchester on 151pts (wins a $250 voucher) with Ken Bate coming third on 150pts (wins a $150 voucher).
Well done to all participants over the 7 weeks of play.
Once again, a huge thank you to Gary Millen and the Bendigo Bank for their continued sponsorship of this event and their support of the Club.
Please click HERE to view the final leaderboard
Captain’s Corner – July 2019
It has been quite a while since the last Captain’s Corner and I’ll use my knee replacements as a poor excuse for that. Thanks to all who have wished me the best and enquired about my progress. I hope to be back playing next month. I had the knees done at this time of the year so I would only miss the winter golf. However, many of my visits on comp days have been on beautiful sunny days and I have been quite envious of those of you enjoying the milder weather and the condition of our course.
There have been quite a number of positive comments about the state of the fairways and greens which is great to hear. I’m also hearing positive things about the quality of the sand in our new bunkers. It’s good to know, as this sand will be used when we top up our other bunkers around the course.
You will have noticed the yellow flagstick in the middle of our fantastic practice green. We will soon be replacing all of our flags with these yellow ones along with new flags which will provide a brighter, easier to see target for those long approach shots. A point of interest for you is that there will not be measurement strips on the flags on the par threes. This means we don’t need to have specific flags for the par threes, and we don’t have to keep replacing the measuring strips as they deteriorate. We will be providing tape measures when the new flags are installed. I would ask that when you are measuring for nearest the pin that the player holds the end of the tape against his/her marked ball and the marker measures back to the edge of the hole with the flag removed. In that way we will avoid damaging the hole by using it as a starting point.
I would also recommend carefully removing the flag before retrieving a holed ball to avoid the potential of damaging the edge of the hole by reaching in and getting it out with the flag still in.
I know the Maccy G is nearing the pointy end of the competition and wish all of those pairs still in it all the best for your matches. I certainly have missed being a part of it.
Hopefully there will be more sunny days throughout the winter for us all to enjoy our great course. Please remember to help keep it that way by observing the signage and ropes wherever they are. If you see a rope / post laying on the ground please put it back in and tighten up any loose ropes . Repair your divots, rake the bunkers, repair pitch marks and be proud of your club.
Love and respect the game. Love and respect the club.
July Men’s Medal won by Andrew Graham
Gill is our July Medal Winner!
Outdoor Terrace Area – Smoking regulations – reminder
On 1 August 2017 new Government legislation was introduced regarding smoking in and close to areas that are utilised for dining.
The new legislation affected Mornington Golf Club and as a result we had to create an area that could be used for smoking, 4 metres from the edge of where food is consumed.
The area we created was beyond the planter boxes as detailed in the above photo.
This meant that strictly NO SMOKING was permitted on the side of the planter boxes closer to the Clubhouse and includes the covered veranda area. These areas have been clearly marked with signage.
It is important that these rules are followed at all times as there are heavy fines that can be handed out to the Club and also to anyone who is caught breaking the rules.
Staff have been asked to monitor this and will be advising any one who is seen smoking in the non smoking areas to refrain from doing so. Members assistance with enforcing these rules would be greatly appreciated by staff, Management and the Board.
For more information on this legislation please click HERE
For an interesting article on the legislation and how it affects businesses and individuals please click HERE
If any member requires clarification on this legislation please come and speak to me.
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