Week Ending 10th June 2017

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Hi reader,

We have 28 members heading north to Maryborough next Tuesday, 13th June 2017.  If you are riding on the bus you need to be at the clubhouse by 6:30 am for a 6:45 am departure.  Please park cars in the street rather than the car park as there is a women's competition on Tuesday morning.

Another reminder that our shotgun starts at Cooroy are now 8:00 am unless otherwise advised. 

Errol Radley and Kevin Olsen called on their previous winning experience to take out the 2017 Vets Pairs Matchplay Championship from Michael Loe and Chris Nielsen - congratulation to both pairs.

Michael Loe quickly put the matchplay loss behind him to take out the A Grade Monthly Medal on Wednesday with a very good 62.  New comer, Mike Kent put in a great performance to take out B Grade with 60 although, as Grant pointed out, perhaps not wise to beat both the captain and vice captain in the same competition.  Lance Horn maintained his recent form to take out C Grade with 66.  

PACE of PLAY has been a topic of conversation for a long time.  In a effort to move from discussion to a practical way forward we have been trialling 8 minute starting intervals on our time start days. 

Unfortunately, whilst initially showing some promise, real improvement has not materialised.  In fact, the outcome is that it has added to the time it takes for our average field of 80 to complete a competition without any real improvement in pace of play. 

In the circumstances we are reverting to 7 minute intervals and will be more closely monitoring pace of play with penalties being introduced if necessary.

We recognise that we are all veteran golfers looking to enjoy a round of golf that flows smoothly without constant waiting. Of course, as veteran golfers, it is necessary to make allowances for physical ability and limitations so common sense expectations need to be adopted.

The simple rule is that individual players take responsibility for the speed of play of their group. Self assessment, and maintaining a general awareness of what is going on around you on the course is the key.

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John Madill Toyota

VETS: Newsletter week ending 10th June 2017

SHOTGUN STARTS A reminder that shotgun starts are now 8:00 am unless otherwise advised. 2017 PAIRS MATCHPLAY Congratulations to Errol Radley and Kevin Olsen on taking out the Pairs final from Michael Loe and Chris Nielsen. RESULTS for 7th JUNE 2017 Event: Stroke - Monthly Medal Prize Donor: John Madill Toyota Field: 82 Thanks to our sponsors, John Madill Toyota.  …

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