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Friday 8 February 2019

Dear Member

This eNews is the monthly 'Member Update' which keeps Members informed of general Club news. To open some of the links you will need to be logged in to the Members' area of the website.

Australia Day Honours

Three members received awards in the recent Australia Day Honours list, joining a small group of other members who have been recognised in previous years.

Emeritus Professor Richard G. Larkins AO (2012) was awarded the Order of Australia Companion (AC) for "Service to medicine and medical research, to education through academic leadership, to public health care, and to the community." This is the highest award possible. Also recognised this year, with an Order of Australia Medal (OAM), was Dr. Nigel W. Hocking for "Service to medicine as a paediatrician" and Judy Vanrenen, who members would see in the directory listed as Judith Prasser. She was awarded an OAM for "Service to the hospitality and tourism sectors." 

Richar LarkinsNigel HockingJudy Vanrenen

JUNIOR GOLF WEEK: 91 years and still going strong

Click here or the image below for the full recap of the week and to view the photo galleries.

Summer of TENNIS:

The seniors had some serious fun and the juniors showed enterprise on and off the courts... Click here or the image below for the 'Summer of Tennis' recap.

other events held during January


The Junior Golf Week opening BBQ proved a big hit. Click here or the image below to see Aimee Lipscombe's beautiful photos.

Peter Hay Trophy

Congratulations to Cynthia Thomas who is the 2019 Par 3 Champion and winner of the Peter Hay Trophy.  Championship grade winners can be viewed by clicking here.

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Cunningham Trophy

Three pairs finished with 33pts but after count-backs it was Richard & Caroline Larkins who won the Cunningham Trophy from Dianne Burns & Stephen Gough, and Rosemary & Michael Dowling.

Mae Hill picked up the prize for nearest the pin on the 4th and Steve Gubbins for the longest drive on the 18th.

The Cunningham Trophy, a Canadian mixed foursomes Stableford event, was first played in 1977 and is held every January in aid of The Red Cross. Thank you to all who played.

E.L Hayne Trustees Putting Final

Congratulations to Ed Coppe who won the E.L Hayne Trustees Putting Final on Sunday 6th January.

Click here for photos.

Preferred Lies

Thank you to authors and special guests Charles Happell and Mike Clayton who entertained a room full of members and guests at the January book talk. Thanks also to Andy de Crespigny who did a great job facilitating the evening.

Course and Match

MEn & Women's Club Championships

Men's entries are open until Sunday, 17th February. Women's entries are open until Sunday 24th February. Click this link for more information.

Golf Programmes / Diary

There was an unfortunate occurrence during the design/proofing process that resulted in the omission of the 'year joined' category in the list of members. The printers have agreed to reprint a quantity and these will be delivered to the Club in the near future. Please let reception know if you need a replacement. In the meantime, the list that includes the 'year joined' column can be found in the Club Document Library in the PDF titled Diary 2019 / Member Phone Numbers.

If you're yet to collect your diary please remember it is available in different formats. Click this link to learn more.


Local RUle on the 15th

To assist interpretation of the local rule concerning the red penalty area on the 15th, the following information has been provided by David Blake, Manager, Rules & Events, Golf Australia... more

General Course Update

Work will commence on Monday 4th February on modifications to the 11th fairway drive bunker. The CDP plan can be viewed here.

Greens renovation will take place after the Club Championship long weekend on Tuesday 12th and Wednesday 13th March.

South African couch eradication from 3rd fairway: - Excavation is required to remove the sprayed areas of South African couch grass in the third fairway. The soil will be replaced and re-turfed with native couch grass, harvested from the third or fifth fairway. It's likely that work will be carried out at the same time as the greens are renovated on the 12th and 13th March. Soil may be excavated from the third tee to fairway carry area.

FEbruary diary dates

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Aces was due to return this Sunday 3rd February, however the event has been cancelled due to the hot weather forecast. Aces will return on Sunday 3rd March.

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Jess helps out with that daunting first drive; and Ping will be here on Wednesday 13th February...


By using your GolfLink number a complimentary pass has been provided to all Victorian golf club members through the online ticketing system at

See this post for instructions.


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