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Monday 1 July 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.

The team at Demaine Partnership Architects

CEMP Announcement

The Committee is pleased to announce that Demaine Partnership Architects has been appointed to produce the Clubhouse and Environs Master Plan ('CEMP') for the Club. 


Seven members, most who joined the same year Apollo 11 made the first manned moon landing, will be inducted into the prestigious 'club-within-a-club' at this year's 50+ lunch to be held on Sunday 14th July.

Thank you to those who have already RSVP'ed. If you've received an invitation and are yet to reply, please indicate to the Club your attendance or otherwise by the 5th of July.

President's cocktail party

Over 140 people attended a very enjoyable President's Cocktail Party with a wonderful atmosphere. President, Julie Hope-Johnstone welcomed guests and gave an outline of the state of your Club.

For those who couldn't attend, click below to see a gallery of photos from the evening.

Member Sundays 

Marg Austin and Pat Lockie hosted three members for the June session during which Ian Newland had an "unofficial" hole-in-one on the 4th from the top tee. Pat said,

"Ian hit a lovely 7-iron up the hill and the ball rolled back into the hole."
While attendance does not guarantee a hole-in-one, the next Member Sunday will be held on the 7th July. Click below to read more about the format for the afternoon and to see how you can benefit by attending. All members are welcome, not just those who've recently joined. Register your interest by calling the Pro Shop (5255 6255).

Member Achievements

Congratulations to member, James Lucas, who was awarded an AM in the recent Queen's Birthday Honours List for significant service to paediatric dentistry, and to professional organisations.

Congratulations also to member, Donald Murphy, who was presented with the Royal Australian College of Surgeons' RACS medal at the RACS ASM in Bangkok, Thailand in May 2019.

The award of the RACS bronze medal was inaugurated in 1976 to recognise singularly valuable and dedicated contributions to the College by Fellows and others. The sole criteria being distinguished service to the affairs of the College.


course update - front six

The Club is trialling a new style of bunker rake on the front six holes...

Winter 2019 rainfall

The Bellarine Times spoke with Assistant Course Superintendent Tom Hogan about the rainfall over the last two months. It was the wettest May and June since the Club began keeping records for the Bureau of Meteorology in 2002...


Club Captain, Frank Webb (pictured centre), has announced that Gary O'Brien (right) has been appointed by the Club to take on the role of managing men's pennant. The Club welcomes Gary into the role and wishes him and the teams he will manage every success in the years ahead.

Club Foursomes Championships

Entries open Saturday 6th July at 3.00pm for the Club Foursomes Championships - (G.C. Adams Scratch Trophy) and (H.F. Tucker Handicap Trophy).

Please note the date for these prestigious events and organise a friend to play with. There are both the scratch and nett events available to all pairs. The best four pairs in each event qualify for match play finals.  These two events are played in conjunction with each other and pairs can qualify for both events.

Victorian Men's & Women's Senior Amateur Championship

The Victorian Senior Amateur Championships have been contested since 1995 (Men) and 1931 (Women) and will be played here at The Barwon Heads Golf Club and 13th Beach in September 2019. Entries via the Golf Australia website are now open.

Assisting Charities

The Club prides itself on its engagement with several charities and through the generosity of members and guests has helped raise much-needed funds.

In late November 2018 GenU held a charity golf day at the Club with proceeds raised going towards the purchase of a ParaGolfer, an all-terrain wheelchair that can be used by people with a high-level spinal cord injury to play golf. Click the video below to see how your charity day involvement has a direct impact.

Community Golf Day

The annual Community Golf Day with proceeds benefiting our neighbours at the Barwon Heads Primary School will be held on Sunday 4th August. (Shotgun start at 1.00pm.). Last year a full field took part so please book early via the Pro Shop.

PLAY 9 - Date Change

The Play 9 event originally scheduled for 23rd September has been altered and the Club qualifying round will now be played on Sunday 18th August with tee times between 1-2:30pm. Come for lunch beforehand and make a day of it. The district final will be on the Sunday 8th September at Queenscliffe.

Winners of the District Final go on to the State Final at Metropolitan on Sunday 24th November 2019 and from there onto the National Final at The Australian Golf Club during the Australian Open on Saturday 7th December. One male and one female winner will then get to play in the 2020 9-hole challenge hosted by the R&A at Royal St George's, England.


Captain Frank's Rules quiz

This month we have another clarification to a rule concerning match play, which is topical with the Hicks 4BBB Trophy and the Leslie Sprague Memorial Cup in progress.

Anne and Sue have teamed up to play in the Hicks 4BBB Trophy. During the match play round, Anne has been advised from her opposition that she played her ball from outside the relief area after dropping from shoulder height rather than knee height, therefore incurring a penalty. Do Anne and Sue lose the hole?

Answer below.

JuLY diary dates

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Aces this sunday

Aces will be on this Sunday 7th July at 1.00pm and we're looking forward to seeing everyone there.


BHGC Juniors Angus O'Brien and Stirling Shier were members of the victorious SWGA Junior Boys team in the Victorian Junior Country Regions Championship at Cobram Barooga in late May.


Limited time $20 Dinner Specials

Two specials will again be available this Thursday to Saturday (4th-6th July). How does slow-braised pork and tomato ragu with house-made potato gnocchi sound? Chef Jules (and Jeff) will give their well-received gnocchi a sauce fit for the depths of winter. The curry sounds good too...

WINE DINNER, Wednesday Golfers' Cup and other events

If you missed the Event eNews sent last week read it here, then make your booking for both the wine dinner on Saturday 27th July and the Wednesday Golfers' Cup dinner on the 31st July.

pro shop


Ping will be here on Wednesday the 31st of July from 10.00am until 2.00pm with their current range of drivers, fairway woods, irons and wedges for both men and women. Please call the Pro Shop to book in a time, or just come along for a hit at your leisure.

On the subject of Ping, they're releasing a new model in their Tour Wedge range which means the Pro Shop will be selling their current demo stock. They have a variety of loft and sole options so get in quick.

The popular junior clinics with Jess Bramble, Marcus Hakkinen and Josh Page will be held these school holidays on the 2nd, 4th, 9th, 11th & 13th July from 1:00pm - 2:30pm.

The cost per session is $25 per junior and places are limited to eight so please call the Pro Shop to book a spot.  Bookings are limited to members and children or grandchildren of members aged 8 - 16 years old.  



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 practising teams play closer to October!

Rules quiz - answer

Answer: No. Rule 23.8a (1) applies and in the example above Sue can continue playing the hole as an individual (and can in fact win the hole).

Rule 23.8 When Penalty Applies to One Partner Only or Applies to Both Partners

When a player gets a penalty for breach of a Rule, the penalty may apply either to that player alone or to both partners (that is, the side). This depends on the penalty and the form of play.

Rule 23.8a (1) Penalty Normally Applies Only to Player, Not Partner.

When a player gets a penalty other than disqualification, that penalty normally only applies to the player and not also to his or her partner. Note: There are three situations where a player's penalty also applies to their partner; including when player's breach helps their partner's play or harms their opponent's play. See Rule 23.8a (2) for more details.

Did you know...In 4BBB match play a side may be represented by one partner for all or any part of the match. All partners need not be present. An absent partner may join a match between holes, but not during play of a hole.

Frank Webb, Captain.


We note with regret the passing of:

Mrs D M (Denise) Johnston.     Member since 1998.


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