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Tuesday 2 April 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.

eighty Years of Membership

You won't find their names in 'Heads, You Win', nor all that often on silverware or gold-painted honour boards, but two members deserve recognition for reaching a milestone that (according to our records) no other member has achieved. Click here to read more.

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Tony Street


Dick Collins


A warm welcome to 16 new members who have become part of The Barwon Heads Golf Club after being elected at last Friday's Committee Meeting. Among them are two juniors - perhaps future 80-year members...

Pennant Report

The third round of the men's SWGA 2019 pennant season was held on the weekend and the women's season is now also underway. Click here or the image to read this week's report.


We wish everyone a very happy and safe Easter. We hope to see you on the course or in the Clubhouse over the (busy) Easter weekend.

Easter Events

Entries open as usual, 8 days prior at 3.00pm.

Saturday 20th April - Geoff Gubbins Memorial Trophy (Men) 

Easter Sunday 21st April - Gatehouse Trophy (first played 1975) (Mixed Canadian foursomes)

Easter Monday 22nd April - T.E. Bostock Memorial Trophy (first played in 1963) and Graham Trophy (>65years first played in 1972) (Men), Thornthwaite Easter Bogey Cup (Women).

Member Sundays

Good news! As of the 5th May, Member Mondays will become Member Sundays.

The idea behind this initiative is to help all new and existing members who may not be quite comfortable with the understanding of playing etiquette, scoring, general course management (e.g. raking bunkers, etc.) and all other facets of the Club. We want all new and current members to enjoy their golf, meet other members, and gain the confidence to play in and enjoy regular weekly competitions and other events.

Click here to read more about the format for the afternoon and to see how you can benefit by attending.

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Anzac day events

Anzac Day falls on Thursday 25th April and the always popular Downing Ambrose Trophy will be held on the day with a 1.00pm shotgun start. Entries open eight days prior.

The Anzac and Services Cups will be played the following Saturday 27th April.

Members who have served in any of the three services, including those who served as part of national service are eligible to play in The Services Cup (first donated by JC MacKinnon in 1935 for ex-servicemen). Play will be off the red tees and the field will tee off between 10.00-10.30am. Please call the Pro Shop to book. Please note that due to declining numbers, the traditional Anzac flag raising and bugle ceremony will not take place. 

The Anzac Cup (donated by the Ocean Grove and Barwon Heads sub branch of the RSL) will be played off the blue tees. Book for the Anzac Cup as a normal Saturday competition. Members who are not ex-servicemen are eligible to win the Anzac Cup. Presentation of the Services Cup will take place in the bar at the conclusion of play while the Anzac Cup will be presented at a later date.

Knockout draws - results

In addition to scrolling down on the My Details page, the 'real-time' results associated with matchplay events can now be viewed from the Knockout Draws & Leaderboards page. If you're unsure where to find this page click here for instructions.



Member and six-time Club Champion John Owen has claimed his first NSW Senior Amateur Crown in a thrilling finish at Murray Downs Golf and Country Club.

GOLF SW Survey

**Closes 5th April** A high level of participation would be most welcome to assist the SWGA in the future planning of golfing support for our district. More information in the PDF link below.


Coast Beard - Heath

Following a dry and warm summer, many parts of the course are feeling the strain and the suffering is evident.

bradfield Bucket 2019

The annual 4BBB for men will be held on Saturday 4th May commencing at 8.15am (Shotgun).

A black-tie dinner and Calcutta will be held at the Clubhouse the night prior on Friday 3rd May at 6.30pm where partners will be drawn. (Attendance at the dinner is a condition of entry.) Cost of $120 per player includes a three-course meal including beverages pre and during dinner - plus snacks after golf on Saturday.

Entries open via the dedicated timesheet on Saturday 6th April. Click here to view the flyer.


Captain Frank's Rules Reminders

I'd like to clarify one of the new rules introduced in January this year. It concerns your relief options for a ball unplayable in a bunker.

When a player decides that his or her ball in a bunker is unplayable, the player has four options as per Rule 19.3 shown in the diagram below:

  1. For one penalty stroke, the player may take stroke-and-distance relief.
  2. For one penalty stroke, the player may take back-on-the-line relief in the bunker.
  3. For one penalty stroke, the player may take lateral relief in the bunker.
  4. For a total of two penalty strokes, the player may take back-on-the-line relief outside the bunker based on a reference line going straight back from the hole through the spot of the original ball.

A video I've found helpful regarding the new rules is titled the '20 Most Important Changes' and is introduced by International Rules Official Yves C. Ton-That. He explains the four options near the 4'26" mark of this video below.

Frank Webb, Captain.

April diary dates

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Aces will be on this Sunday 7th April at 1.00pm and we're looking forward to seeing everyone there. For those interested The Sands Junior Tournament is on Friday April 12th. Entries here.

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Discover Marcus's new website; Jess helps you out of a divot; and if you're thinking of booking a school holiday golf clinic - book now!


Thank you

Maintenance to the Clubhouse exterior is currently underway and members are thanked for putting up with the cherry-picker and noise associated with painting preparation.


Back for the Easter long weekend.

Membership Cards

To assist the efficiency of our bar staff and the accuracy of our member accounts, please use your member card whenever purchasing items at the bar.

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We note with regret the passing of:

Mr M B (Michael) Robinson AO. Member since 1960.

Mr M A (Michael) Hynes. Member since 1999.


Barwon Heads Golf Club

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