The 2017 Members Handbook is available from the office, bar or Pro-shop. I would like to thank our printers, Ken Street, a new member, of Highland Printing, Alec Dietsch, Barbara Clayton and Robert Eriksson for their valuable contribution and efficiency in allowing us to complete this onerous exercise within a confined time frame. I am sure members will be pleased with the result.
All members will be pleased to learn, we have started renovations to the 7th bunker. While we have the use of a small excavator, course superintendent, Damian Gair, will dig it out to a clay sub-base and remove the ledge which has been a cause of member complaint for sometime. After fixing the drainage problem, the bunker will be shaped by removing the front edge, deepen the back edge and making it a more formidable challenge to protect the green. It will then be lined and refilled with sand. As the staff are doing the work and no further payment is required for the excavator, costs will be kept to a minimum. I am confident members will appreciate the result. Area is to be treated as GUR until renovations are complete.
After a delay of four weeks, due to Alex Mulholland spraining his ankle, the final of the Club Championship was played last Thursday between Alex and John Mulholland. Although it was a wet miserable day and all were in a somber mood due to the passing of Keith Markwell, who incidentally had volunteered to referee this match, father and son took to the course to match their skills over 36 holes. John started with a birdie on the first and you could see his delight and that no quarter would be given. Alex won the second and they were all square after the first nine. Alex took the second nine with some superb golf 5 to 1 to be 4 up at lunch. The second round was a see sawing event however Alex held his nerve and won the match on the 16th, 3 and two. The match was played in great spirit although very competitive. Alex deserved the win and John was gracious in defeat and very proud of his son. This is Alex third Club Championship in a row. That night, Alex had a train ticket to go to Melbourne to continue the next stage of his life's journey. We wish him well for the future. Alex and his brother, Sam have been a credit to themselves, their family and the club and John & Sharon should be very pleased.
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