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The ladies who won a Monthly Medal in 2019 played for the Medal of Medalist trophy on Tuesday. June Tickell was the winner with a Nett 77 from one shot from Anita Barton. Congratulations June on another fantastic … Read More

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June is the Medal of Medalist for 2019!

The ladies who won a Monthly Medal in 2019 played for the Medal of Medalist trophy on Tuesday.

June Tickell was the winner with a Nett 77 from one shot from Anita Barton.

Congratulations June on another fantastic victory!

The 2019 President’s Trophy Final was played in very testing conditions on Saturday afternoon between Roger Crossland and Dave Mitchell. Roger got off to a great start playing some very good golf and was 2 up at the turn and … Read More

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Mitch’s stirring comeback wins him the 2019 President’s Trophy

President’s Trophy Finalists, Dave Mitchell & Roger Crossland with Captain Glenn Holbrook

President’s Trophy Winner Dave Mitchell with Runner up, Club President, Roger Crossland

Dave sipping some amber nectar from the President’s Trophy

The 2019 President’s Trophy Final was played in very testing conditions on Saturday afternoon between Roger Crossland and Dave Mitchell.

Roger got off to a great start playing some very good golf and was 2 up at the turn and 3 up after 10.  Enough was enough for Dave as he started to claw back the seemingly unassailable lead.  A fantastic birdie on the 19th leveled the match with 3 holes to play.  A half on 15 and Roger knew he had to win 16 as he was giving Dave a shot on the 17th.  A steady 3 from Roger put him 1 up with one hole left to play. On 17  Dave did just enough to win the hole and they headed down the first extra hole.

On the 1st extra hole both players were 12 feet from the pin in 3 and Dave stepped up and confidently rolled in the putt to pile the pressure on Roger who had to hole his tricky putt to half the hole.  The putt agonisingly slipped past the cup and Dave was deservedly crowned the king of singles matchplay and the 2019 Presidents Trophy winner.  A great match and it was a shame someone had to lose.

Congratulations to Dave on his win and well done to Roger for getting to the final.

A celebratory sip of beer from the trophy capped off the day and kick started Dave’s celebrations.

 

Members should familiarise themselves with the updated Temporary Local Rules located outside the pro shop in particular the new rule relating to relief from bare areas on fairways. This new rule was brought in to enhance the enjoyment of golf … Read More

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TEMPORARY LOCAL RULES – UPDATED 18/10/19

Members should familiarise themselves with the updated Temporary Local Rules located outside the pro shop in particular the new rule relating to relief from bare areas on fairways.

This new rule was brought in to enhance the enjoyment of golf at the time of year when the fairways are recovering from winter.  The new rule was approved by the Match Subcommittee and is effective from 18 October 2019.

The revised TLR can be found by clicking HERE

Glenn Holbrook
CAPTAIN

Dear Members, Recycled Water update… Go Go Go…

I am pleased to announce that recycled water for Mornington Golf Club is about to become a reality. Work has commenced on the laying of the pipe from … Read More

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PRES RELEASE – An update for Members from President, Roger Crossland

Dear Members,

Recycled Water update… Go Go Go…

I am pleased to announce that recycled water for Mornington Golf Club is about to become a reality. Work has commenced on the laying of the pipe from Emil Madsen reserve on Wooralla Drive, Mt. Eliza to the main dam at the club. As I mentioned in my previous Pres Release a few months ago, we engaged a local Mornington company, Irrigation Management to begin work on the planning and permits for the scheme. The speed that this the contractor has managed this has been fantastic and as a result the Board have appointed them as the contractor to project manage and complete the pipeline. This is a historic moment for the club and will ensure that the club is drought-proofed going forward and give us access to essentially unlimited water for this coming watering season and into the future.

The work has commenced close to the start of the pipeline in Mt Eliza with 400m of directional boring completed. The laying of the pipe will consist of approx. 60% directional boring and 40% open-cut trenching. Over the next few weeks the work will progress to the course where the pipe will be laid from the Nepean Highway to the main dam. Dad’s Army have already done some work near to the 12th tee in preparation for the contractors starting work on the course.

As well as the completion of the pipe, there is also significant electrical upgrades and pump installations at Emil Madsen reserve where we are accessing the recycled water to be completed.

The purchase of the pipe and early phases of the project has been funded through cash reserves, but we will need to borrow money to complete the project in the next few months. You will have noticed the Special General Meeting notice that went out last week. I encourage all members to come to the meeting to vote in favour of the loan or leave a proxy vote at the office.

Subject to approval by the members of the loan, we expect the project to be completed and the water to start flowing in early 2020. This is significant in terms of planning for the watering of the course by our superintendent Kevin Toebelman. At the moment we have full dams and Kevin has been given direction to water the course as much as is required during spring and early summer.

In my last update I also mentioned that we were trying to access funds through a government grant. We have completed an application with our local MP Greg Hunt for Federal funding from a regional development fund. If successful, this will allow us to also do some significant upgrades to our irrigation network. This will result in an increase in the area irrigated and an increase in the amount of water we can pump on the course each night. The grant will also significantly reduce the borrowing on project as a whole. Hopefully we will hear something positive in the next few weeks regarding this.

We hope to have an information booklet regarding the project for members very soon. This will have the specifics of the route, flow rates, irrigation upgrades and lots of other information for those who like the detail.

If anyone has any questions regarding the project, please don’t hesitate to ask myself or Craig.

The Board, management and I are very excited by this news. I truly believe this is a historic moment in the history of the club and enables the club for the first time to have the water resources to present the course in the best possible condition year-round.

Yours in golf

Roger Crossland
PRESIDENT

Congratulations to our Mornington 2 Women on winning the Green Division Midweek Matchplay Flag. Over 5 weeks our Women have played so well with each team member giving their all in every match.  Topping off a fantastic series … Read More

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Mornington Ladies are Midweek Matchplay Winners & Runners up!!

Congratulations to our Mornington 2 Women on winning the Green Division Midweek Matchplay Flag.

Over 5 weeks our Women have played so well with each team member giving their all in every match.  Topping off a fantastic series was a superb win at home today against Devilbend 3-2 to ensure the flag will be proudly displayed here at MGC

Our ladies in Mornington 1 Yellow team had to win their final game of the season against Cardinia Beaconhills but unfortunately came up a bit short and the flag went to Mt Martha.  Bad luck girls but a great effort to come runner up.

Well done Ladies the Club couldn’t be prouder!

Please click HERE for all the results and final ladder

 

PING –    8th NOVEMBER    9:30 – 2:30 TITLEIST –   15th NOVEMBER    1:00 – 5:00 TAYLORMADE –   6th DECEMBER    1:00 – 5:30 With the new models and series of clubs recently released this is the perfect time … Read More

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CUSTOM FITTING DAYS:

PING –    8th NOVEMBER    9:30 – 2:30

TITLEIST –   15th NOVEMBER    1:00 – 5:00

TAYLORMADE –   6th DECEMBER    1:00 – 5:30

With the new models and series of clubs recently released this is the perfect time to upgrade with the help of the Fitting Experts from each company.

Please book your time with the Mornington Pro Shop.

Today was the final round of the Ladies Foursomes Championships and were played in fantastic conditions. The winners of the Championships for the 2nd year in a row were Marg Blackmore and June Tickell with a 36 hole score of … Read More

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Ladies Foursomes Champions!

Marg Blackmore & June Tickell –  Ladies Foursomes Championship Winners

Ladies Foursomes Runners up – Lorraine Theofanis & Gill Lawrence

Ladies Foursomes Nett Winners – Sue Martin & Sandra Bate

Today was the final round of the Ladies Foursomes Championships and were played in fantastic conditions.

The winners of the Championships for the 2nd year in a row were Marg Blackmore and June Tickell with a 36 hole score of 177.

Runners up were Lorraine Theofanis and Gill Lawrence with 179

The Nett winners were Sue Martin and Sandra Bate with Nett 157

Congratulations and well played to all!

After the second round of the Spring / Summer Challenge, Ron Male and Heath Cay lead the way with 76 points. With the best 4 stableford scores from 6 rounds this event is still wide open, a level … Read More

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SPRING / SUMMER CHALLENGE – 2ND ROUND LEADER BOARD – SPONSORED BY BENDIGO BANK

After the second round of the Spring / Summer Challenge, Ron Male and Heath Cay lead the way with 76 points.

With the best 4 stableford scores from 6 rounds this event is still wide open, a level of consistency at the right time will be the key.

Pos. Name Rd. 1 Rd. 2 Total
1 Ronald Male 35 41 76
2 Heath Cay 39 37 76
3 Grant O’Donnell 33 40 73
4 John Pearson 35 37 72
5 Graham Savage 37 35 72
6 Leo Hakim 37 35 72
7 Tim Warren 38 34 72
8 Colin Weir 38 34 72
9 Michael Bailey 39 33 72
10 Jason Peters 36 35 71
11 Andrew Grigg 37 34 71
12 Stuart Browning 30 40 70
13 Mark Scarpella 37 33 70
14 Henry Altenkirch 37 33 70
15 Glenn Holbrook 38 32 70
16 Scott McCullough 34 34 68
17 Aaron Pasquill 35 33 68
18 Tony O’Donoghue 36 32 68
19 John Muller 36 32 68
20 Mark Sinclair 37 31 68
21 Dennis Walker 37 31 68
22 David Fenwick 34 33 67
23 Andrew McDonald 34 33 67
24 Mike Iredale 35 32 67
25 Sam Garo 35 32 67
26 Aaron Couper 40 27 67
27 Mark Woods 30 36 66
28 Craig Corfield 31 35 66
29 Jeff Maxwell 31 35 66
30 Jim Marconi 34 32 66
31 Tony Perrin 34 32 66
32 Martin Poole 35 31 66
33 Ken Coombes 36 30 66
34 Gerry Stacey 37 29 66
35 Andrew Wilkins 30 35 65
36 John Forster 31 34 65
37 Mervyn Williams 31 34 65
38 Paul Willan 31 34 65
39 Allan Callaway 32 33 65
40 Bob Cheasley 34 31 65
41 Tony du Preez 37 28 65
42 Trevor Morrison 37 28 65
43 Andy Stephenson 28 36 64
44 Robin Packham 29 35 64
45 Alan Caldicott 32 32 64
46 Trevor Huf 33 31 64
47 Peter Treseder 33 31 64
48 Ben Smith 35 29 64
49 Cameron Taggart 32 31 63
50 David Macdonald 35 28 63

There is now a rope free area on the new putting green that has been designated for practicing small chip shots. Members should take due care when chipping from this area that other golfers are not in the … Read More

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Designated Chipping Area

There is now a rope free area on the new putting green that has been designated for practicing small chip shots.

Members should take due care when chipping from this area that other golfers are not in the area.

Please note that it is meant for a few small chip shots for warm up, not for hitting large numbers of balls.  Any divots must be repaired and sanded as normal.

We hope Members enjoy using this area.

We are now through 5 rounds of the Sunday Progressive Trophy for both Ladies and Men. With 4 rounds still to go the competition is very open. MENS PROGRESSIVE TROPHY – RD 5 LEADERBOARD RD 1 RD 2 RD 3 … Read More

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SUNDAY PROGRESSIVE TROPHY LEADERBOARDS

We are now through 5 rounds of the Sunday Progressive Trophy for both Ladies and Men. With 4 rounds still to go the competition is very open.

MENS PROGRESSIVE TROPHY – RD 5 LEADERBOARD
RD 1 RD 2 RD 3 RD 4 RD 5 RD 6 RD 7 RD 8 RD 9 TOTAL
1 Andrew Burgess 36 31 29 31 39 166
2 Gerard Conlon 29 33 33 34 33 162
3 Gary Lane 36 27 32 32 30 157
4 Rick Platenkamp 34 40 31 34 139
5 Gavin Stollery 22 29 32 28 111
6 Ken Laird 33 31 36 100
7 Michael Harrison 38 33 28 99
8 Bob Leatham 27 36 34 97
9 Jamie Smith 30 29 33 92
10 Ronald Griffett 30 31 31 92
11 Tom Sims 29 27 32 88
12 Ken Coombes 21 26 32 79
13 Graeme Littlejohn 36 38 74
14 Rob Stevens 35 38 73
15 Dennis Pratt 27 42 69
16 Mike McCann 34 33 67
17 Tom Whybrow 29 35 64
18 Paul Appleby 34 30 64
19 James Whelan 29 30 59
20 John Burton 31 27 58
21 Michael Howell 25 28 53
22 Tim Atkin 22 30 52

 

LADIES PROGRESSIVE TROPHY – RD 5 LEADERBOARD
RD 1 RD 2 RD 3 RD 4 RD 5 RD 6 RD 7 RD 8 RD 9 TOTAL
1 Lea Stass 25 37 41 103
2 Marg Blackmore 35 33 31 99
3 Cindy Leatham 29 29 35 93
4 Helen Laycock 31 28 31 90
5 Teresa Laird 31 33 23 87
6 Annette Coombes 29 31 26 86
7 Pauline Burton 21 30 30 81
8 Jude Quinn 34 33 67
9 Jane Littlejohn 30 34 64
10 Abby Coombes 32 32 64
11 Kay White 35 27 62
12 Yvonne Howell 35 25 60
13 Brenda Atkin 28 31 59
14 June Tickell 30 29 59
15 Lorraine Theofanis 33 26 59
16 Sue Pratt 23 34 57
17 Jill Appleby 26 31 57
18 Nancy Alderson 31 25 56
19 Marg Hancock 26 29 55
20 Heather Mushet 18 35 53
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