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 MoreDemo
June is the Medal of Medalist for 2019!
Mitch’s stirring comeback wins him the 2019 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.
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
PRES RELEASE – An update for Members from President, Roger Crossland
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
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
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.
Ladies Foursomes Champions!
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!
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|
|41||Tony du Preez||37||28||65|
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.
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|
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|LADIES PROGRESSIVE TROPHY – RD 5 LEADERBOARD|
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