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Wednesday 1 May 2019

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.

Mother's Day

Reserve a table for your mother or grandmother and enjoy lunch at the clubhouse on Sunday 12th May. The Mother's Day menu with prices and other details can be viewed here. Call 5255 6255 to book.

SPrague Cup - Entries open 4th May

The Sprague Cup was presented to The Barwon Heads Golf Club by Mrs Marion Sprague and family as a memorial to her late husband, Leslie Sprague, who was a key contributor to the foundations of the Club. Leslie Sprague was one of the four who played the first shots on the new links and was on the committee for many years. The 4BBB knockout event was first played in 1946. Entries, via the online list, open on Saturday 4th and close on Saturday18th May.

Marrum Cup Week

Of the 45 teams competing in the Marrum Cup in 2018 the Barwon Heads team placed 6th. Can they do even better in 2019?  Spur them on at the Marrum Cup Tuesday night dinner. All members (playing or not) are encouraged to attend - tickets can be purchased at reception.

The Marrum Cup week runs next week from Monday 6th to Thursday 9th May 2019. The full program of events can be viewed here.

ANZAC & Easter Event winners

Congratulations to the following winners:

Saturday 20th April - Geoff Gubbins Memorial Trophy (Men) Brad Fry 40 (C/B Stephen Gough).

Easter Sunday 21st April - Gatehouse Trophy (Mixed Canadian foursomes) Sandy Hunter & Annie Seccull (68.125).

Easter Monday 22nd April - T.E. Bostock Memorial Trophy A-grade: Rob Hunter, B-grade: Roger Dench and Graham Trophy (>65years): Roger Dench; Thornthwaite Easter Bogey Cup (Women): Anna Rothe.

Thursday 25th April Downing Ambrose Trophy (Pictured below L-R): Michael and Anna Tucker & Alex Fenton and Barbara Inglis.

Saturday 27th April The Anzac Cup: Tim Evans; and The Services Cup, pictured above: Peter Hawthorne (9-hole winner) and Frank Webb (overall winner).

bradfield Bucket 2019

The annual 4BBB for men will be held on Saturday 4th May commencing at 8.15am after partners have been drawn at the black-tie dinner and Calcutta the night prior. (Attendance at the dinner is a condition of entry.) More information here.

Enter via the dedicated timesheet - Entries close this Fri 3rd May.

Member Sunday - 5th May

Click here to read more about the format for the afternoon and to see how you can benefit by attending. All members are welcome. Register your interest by calling the Pro Shop (5255 6255) by this Friday.

Fire Brigade Appreciation Days

The next CFA appreciation days are on Tuesday 14th (women) and Wednesday 15th (men) May. On these days a charge of $10 includes your comp. fee and a donation to the CFA. Your help supporting the Barwon Heads CFA is greatly appreciated.

Members not playing golf on these days or at the Club playing bridge can donate at  reception.


Cart USe

At the end of a very dry summer/autumn period, and with the number of approved cart users continuing to increase, it is timely to remind Members of the importance of complying with restrictions on cart usage.

National Heads Trophy

We're happy to report a significant improvement in the Club's performance this year...


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Working bee

The first Members' working bee for 2019 took place on Monday 29th April. The group removed pest plant species behind the first green, left of the second tee - one of the offset areas that have allowed the Club to implement changes to the course under the course development plan.

If you'd like to join the group or seek additional information, please contact Graeme Swinton. The group meets on the last Monday of the month between April and October


Captain Frank's Rules Reminders

As of 2019, hitting the flagstick when putting a ball from the green is without penalty. The intention of the Rule change is to speed up play. But it raises the question - which way of handling the flagstick is best: leaving it in, or removing it prior to putting? This video may help you decide for yourself - and it could even help you hole more putts.  

Frank Webb, Captain.

May diary dates

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Aces this sunday

The Club's Juniors have been putting on a show recently with some excellent results being recorded. These include a Division 1 pennant match win by Angus O'Brien and a Saturday competition win by Stirling Shier. More Junior news will be sent out to via the monthly Junior newsletter in the coming days. (If you don't already receive this newsletter but would like to click here.)

Meanwhile, Aces will be on this Sunday 5th May at 1.00pm and we're looking forward to seeing everyone there.



We're proud to report that reviews from recent house guests have never been better. Most feedback is received via an online survey, but some guests also make their comments public on sites such as Google and TripAdvisor. This one sums up the general feedback well:

If you are considering a conference, celebration or organising a stay and play group, please call reception or make an enquiry via this form.

Birthday Bash

Your birthday voucher is now also valid for lunch. Click the image below to read more about the April birthday bash.

Drinks Cart Timetable

As the cooler mornings take hold the hours the cart operates are changing. The new hours of operation will be every Tuesday from 10.30am - 2.00pm; and Wednesdays and Saturdays from 9.00am - 4.00pm. The new schedule takes effect on Tuesday 14th May.

Please sign your guests in

Club Rule 29.1(d) states that: Where a visitor is invited to use the Clubhouse, the Member must enter their name and the visitor's name and address in the book to be provided for that purpose. These books are situated opposite reception and on the side table near the north entrance to the clubhouse.

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Get to know Josh, the newest addition to the Pro Shop staff; and Jess gives you a big putting tip...


Bridge update

Bridge at The Barwon Heads Golf Club is coming off a very successful summer season with great interest in morning, afternoon and evening sessions.

As we move into the winter/travel-to-warmth period, demand continues to be strong on Monday and Wednesday mornings and it pays to book early for these days. 

Friday morning open bridge continues with good support and of course additional players are always welcome. And while First Friday Evening bridge is now in recess until spring, convivial bridge is played each Saturday afternoon starting at 2.00pm. Please see the bridge page on the website for more details and contacts.

Bay Bridge Classic

This year it is Barwon Heads' turn to host the annual Bay Bridge Classic Teams competition between teams from Sorrento, Peninsula, The National and Barwon Heads, to be held on Monday 14th October. Keep this date in mind - we are planning to extend our winning streak to two and will be practicing teams play closer to October!


entries open soon

Entries open on May 17th for the RV Moon Snooker Handicap, IDW Macdonald Billiards Handicap, Scratch Billiards Championship and Scratch Snooker Championship.

When open, entries may be made via the Billiards page on the website.



We note with regret the passing of:

Mr P M (Peter) Burnett (AM).  Member since 2008


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