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Friday 1 November 2019

Dear member

Welcome to the eight new members who were elected at the Committee meeting held last night.

This eNews is the monthly 'Member Update' which keeps members informed of general Club news.

If you're not already logged in to the member area of the website, please log in now so the links in this newsletter open automatically. 

Annual General Meeting

A reminder that the Annual General Meeting of The Barwon Heads Golf Club Inc. (A0028733P) will be held at the Clubhouse, Golf Links Road, Barwon Heads on Saturday 16th November 2019 at 5:30pm. Click here to read the full Notice of Meeting.

Click below to view the magazine version of the 2018/2019 Annual Report.

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Shaw Foursomes 

The Shaw Foursomes, one of the premier events at the Club, will be held on Sunday 17th November beginning with an 8:30am shotgun start. The Committee would like to encourage all members to participate in this honour board event (now in its 63rd year) and the bookie/sweep dinner the night prior.

Ian Wall father & son

Entries open on Saturday November 9th for this year's event which to be held on the morning of Sunday 24th November. A significant increase in player numbers occurred last year after eligibility changes came into effect. So long as one of the players in the pair is a member, then they are eligible to compete (along with member/member combinations).

Veteran's Championships - RESULTS

L-R: Graeme Swinton (gross winner), Dawn Macdonald (gross winner), Bronnie Robson (nett winner) & Chris Burgess (nett winner)

The semi-finals were held on Thursday 31st October and the finals earlier today to determine the Veteran Champions. Congratulations to the winners and to all who took part.

Summer events Program

The program for 2019/20 including January's Junior Golf Week and the Summer of Tennis has been published. Most entries opened at 9.00am this morning.

For the booking links to open seamlessly from the electronic versions of the program, you will first need to be logged in to the member area of the website.

PDF Link

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SUmmer Cart Timetable

From Sunday 3rd November until the end of May 2020 the operating hours and days for the cart are as follows:

  • Wednesday & Saturday from 9.00am
  • Tuesday, Friday and Sunday from 10.00am

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THE Longest Day - 9th December

Technically it's not the longest day of the year but Monday 9th December will feel like it for member, Ray Quinlan. He'll be playing 72 holes (four rounds) in one day to raise funds to support the work of the Cancer Council.

Ray thought he'd "give it a go." Click below to read more about him and the other members who are participating.


Applications are now open for a wide range of volunteer roles. Detailed descriptions of each role are available at


With the onset of warmer weather, the chance of encountering a snake on the course increases. Click below to learn more.

The President vs Captain teams match was first played in 1965

President vs Captain Teams Match

To be played on Saturday November 16th, entries close on the 9th. All members are welcome to play in this annual 4BBB match play event. Teams will be selected by the President and Captain the week prior. Place your name on the entry list for selection below.  

Captain Frank's Rules 

Dear all,

After two years of supplying quizzes and conversations on the rules of golf (which I hope you've found useful) this is my last.

Earlier this year we witnessed the most widespread changes to the rules of golf in 30 years, providing me with plenty of topics to base my quizzes on. However, rather than a quiz to end my tenure as Captain, I thought I'd draw your attention to one of the weirdest rule controversies of 2019*. (I'd like to thank Hugh Brodie for drawing this to my attention.)

All the best for your future in golf.

Captain Frank Webb

*No matter how well the rules of golf are thought out, there is always one that challenges the R&A.

Pro receiving penalty for NOT taking a mulligan is the weirdest rules controversy of 2019.

During the final round of the SAS Championship, Jesper Parnevik missed a short bogey putt that horseshoed around the hole and ultimately hit his foot. From there, Parnevik tapped in what remained for his double.

Only to find out that he really carded a triple.

That's because Parnevik was entitled to replay the original bogey putt under Rule 11.1.b, Exception 2.

When Ball Played from Putting Green Accidentally Hits Any Person, Animal or Movable Obstruction (Including Another Ball in Motion) on Putting Green: The stroke does not count and the original ball or another ball must be replaced on its original spot (which if not known must be estimated). However, because Parnevik failed to do so, he incurred a penalty.

The situation was so rare, according to rules official Brian Claar, that the USGA couldn't recall the incident happening in a professional tournament.

calendar icon SUNDAY 24 November


Golf Victoria Family Championships

staff Christmas gratuity fund

To reward staff in all departments on their excellent work done throughout the year, Members can express their appreciation of their services by contributing to the Staff Christmas Gratuity Fund. An email will be sent soon providing members with methods to do so.

Wellways Charity Day

A record $13,207.18 was raised on Monday 21st October for Wellways at the Club's annual charity golf day. Thank you to everyone who played and/or donated prizes, auction items, money, their time and effort, or made contributions to the hamper. It was a very enjoyable and successful day.

MOwING With Mo's

The course staff will be looking more hirsute again this month as they're participating in the great awareness campaign that is Movember. Keep an eye out around the golf course for their new moustaches and please take the time to donate and together we can make a difference.

There will be a BBQ held at the maintenance shed on Friday 29th November with awards for the best moustache. Members can attend if interested, during which time a shed tour can be included. RSVP your attendance by email to Course Superintendent Adam Lamb.

November diary dates

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Junior Pennant

The Juniors have been performing extremely well over the last two weeks. If you've been too busy to read the latest pennant reports, you can read last week's via the link below.


Aces is on this Sunday 3rd November.  Start preparing for January's Junior Golf Week.

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 Sunday1st.

Junior Vic Open

Entries close on Monday 2nd December at 5.00pm for the Victorian Junior Open (to be co-hosted by BHGC and 13th Beach GC and played from the 16th-19th December). Click here for more information. 


January Holidays

How about a real summer holiday for a change?

To a place where parking hassles and crowds won't make you even hotter under the collar.

A stay in the clubhouse could be just what you or your friends need. Stay for five or more consecutive nights in January 2020 and receive 33% off our standard B&B rates. 

Member Sunday

The bext Member Sunday is this Sunday 3rd November. The Membership Sub-Committee look forward to seeing you there.


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