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Sunday 1 September 2019

Dear Adam 

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.

a different view

Member John Snell shared these images captured by his son-in-law recently. They're aerial views of the wetlands connected to Murtnaghurt Lagoon, adjacent to the 14th.

"I couldn't believe the difference in the colours between adjoining ponds, they appeared as muddy expanses from the shoreline." Charlie Maslin.

Women's Invitational Challenge

Monday 19th and Tuesday 20th August saw the hosting of one of the premier events on the women's golf program here at Barwon Heads: The 2019 Women's Invitational Challenge.

Eighteen reciprocal and associated clubs competed for the coveted trophy and it was wonderful to welcome players from as far afield as Royal Selangor GC (Malaysia)...

Vincent Cup

Once dubbed "the men's Marrum Cup', the Vincent Cup is an invitational four-member men's team event and has been played since 1931 when a trophy was donated by a former President of the Club, Mr. Robert Vincent (1929-1930).

This year's Vincent Cup was played on Sunday 25th August 2019 and congratulations go to the No. 2 team from Bannockburn who won the event with a score of -14.


Sunday 11th August 7.34am. This is the 7th green. Click below to see more photos.

Junior Vic Open - December

Please note that playing times at the Club have been altered slightly and differ from the 2019 diary/programme. There will now be no availability for players on Monday 16th December as the course will need to be closed for the entire day. However, Tuesday 17th and Wednesday 18th December 2019 will revert to normal Tuesday and Wednesday timesheets.

course update - Late August 

Post-renovation greens recovery, irrigation maintenance, bunker rakes...

Victorian Men & Women's Senior Amateur Championship

Volunteers are sought to direct players to their starting holes for this Golf Australia event to be held here and at 13th Beach GC from Monday 16th (BHGC) to Wednesday 18th September.

BHGC volunteers are only required on Monday 16th September at 7.45pm and 1.00pm for the two multi-tee starts. If you can help, please email the Club's Golf Operations Manager, Narelle Alford.

Good luck to all members playing in the tournament.

Newbold takes GA Reins

Congratulations to member Andrew Newbold who is the new chairman of Golf Australia. Please click here to read the full article on the Golf Australia website.

Andrew is an accomplished golfer having won multiple trophies and a summer quarterly medal at the Club.

Composite Event

The annual BHGC & 13th Beach composite event is being held on Friday 4th October 2019, beginning here at The Barwon Heads Golf Club.

This event is for Members only and will be held over 18 holes, incorporating holes from both clubs. 

An entry list will open on Friday 20th September at 3pm.

Captain Frank's Rules Quiz

This month's quiz comes straight from the source - the R&A.

How well do you know the Rules of Golf? Test your knowledge to find out whether you're a novice or a master then challenge your friends to do the same! Click what you feel is the most appropriate link below to begin an 18-question rules quiz on the R&A website.

Frank Webb, Captain.

september diary dates

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calendar icon Save the date: Monday 21st October

Wellways 4BBB Stableford Charity Golf Day

Aces Postponed until Sunday 8th

Today (1st September) is Father's Day, so Aces won't be held. Instead, play the par-3 this morning with Dad and then take him out to lunch!

September Aces will instead be held at 1pm next Sunday 8th September.

To assist the organisers, it would be very helpful if you could click here to send an email to let them know you're planning to attend on Sunday 8th.

In the meantime, click the link below if you're yet to read the latest news from the Juniors (August 27th). It features news and photos from the highly successful Community Golf Day that raised circa $6,500; the State Primary School Championships (well done Campbell and Claudia); and information about a MyGolf girl's camp...

"Hands down the best..."

What makes a great clubhouse?

Australian Golf Digest recently put the question to 190 of their course-rating panellists and came up with a list of the 25 Greatest Clubhouses in Australia. Barwon Heads was at the top of the list.

Much mention of the building itself is made in the article, but let's also congratulate the staff for making the experience so highly regarded. Well done!


At the time of writing there are two places available.

bUSINESS LUNCH - Friday October 18th

With Alison Watkins (pictured above) - BHGC member and Coca-Cola Group Managing Director.

In the business world there's little Alison hasn't achieved. She's also an accomplished modern mother and yet somehow, she still manages to find time for golf.

Come along to this very special Q&A-style lunch with one of Australia's most impressive leaders. Strong interest has already been shown so please book early.


Golf & Bridge Biathlon

The annual golf and bridge biathlon is on again and promises to be great fun for enthusiasts of both games. Morning golf (4BBB pairs) on Sunday 8th September will be followed by lunch, then pairs bridge in the afternoon.  It doesn't matter which is your strongest suit, the day is all about having fun.

Bay Bridge Challenge trophy

Played between Barwon Heads, Sorrento, Peninsula Kingswood and The National, this year's Bay Bridge Challenge will be played at The Barwon Heads Golf Club on Monday 14th October. Barwon Heads will be defending the trophy.

To express your interest in playing please enter your team on the timesheet. Individual entries will also be considered.


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