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2017 GVDGA Winter Pennant Information

 Tuesday, May 30, 2017

2017 GVDGA Winter Pennant Information


The Draws, Bylaws, Team sheets, and Results sheets are now available on the website, simply click on the Pennant webpage link on the Menu bar at the top of the Latest News page.

New Rules of Golf Seminars

 Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Regional Information Sessions for the New Rules of Golf


Golf Victoria have sent the following memo to all clubs in the GVDGA, if your club hasn't received it, please pass the information on to the Club Captains or Match Committee representatives.

During June & July this year Golf Victoria will be conducting a series of regional information sessions. These sessions enable Golf Victoria to provide country districts, clubs and golfers with information regarding proposed changes to the Rules of Golf in January 2019. The R&A and USGA are asking for feedback on 33 items from golfers worldwide via their respective websites. Golfers will have until late August 2017 to register their feedback before both bodies refine and approve the changes to be implemented 1 January 2019.

With the above in mind, below is the upcoming date and venue for the forum:

Monday 17th July       Mooroopna Golf Club                      3pm – 5pm

Tuesday 18th July       Wangaratta Golf Club                       6:30 – 8:30pm

Other topics to be discussed will include but not be limited to the new online Level 1 Rules Accreditation program, Multi-Tee / Multi Gender Single competitions and Pace of Play.

We would strongly encourage that all clubs, where possible, send at least two representatives to this information session. Ideally, attendees would be operational staff and/or committee members of the club who will disseminate this information.

For seating purposes please RSVP by Friday 30 June to your Regional Development Officer Megan Carr via megan.carr@golfvic.org.au or by phoning 0410 605 359.

Golf Victoria looks forward to your participation in these sessions and hopes that they will be beneficial to your District or club.

For those golfers wanting to know what the 33 changes are, here they are.

Kind Regards,                                                                   

BRIAN HILL

Business and Technical Services Manager 

2017 GVDGA Sandscrape Championship Winner

 Tuesday, May 23, 2017

2017 GVDGA Sandscrape Championship


Ross Campbell (Capt GVDGA) with Lee Hicks 2017 GVDGA Sandscrape Champion.

The 2017 Sandscrape Open Championship was played at Rochester Golf Club on Sunday the 21st of May in sunny conditions.  The event was played over 27 holes and the course was presented in great condition.

A number of clubs were represented and these were Kialla, Strathmerton, Valley View, Nathalia, KY Parkland, Numurkah, Mooroopna, Lockington, Castlemaine, Rushworth, Neangar Park and Rochester.

The GV Champion for 2017 was local member and club captain Leigh Hicks from Rochester and the runner up also from Rochester was James Walsh.

B Grade was Bernard O’Hare from Nathalia from Ap Kuiper from Rochester.  C Grade was Chris White from Steve Mallee both from Rochester.

A grade Handicap was Tim Kuiper from Mooroopna, B Grade was Kelly Cheong from Rushworth and C Grade was Andrew Christie from Kialla.

The 18 hole morning event in A Grade was won by Garry Hosie from Numurkah on a count back, B Grade was Brad Major from Rochester and C Grade was Ross Campbell from Kialla on a count back.

The Nearest the pin winners were Ian Clarke from Rochester on the 5th, James Walsh also from Rochester on the 8th, Andy Purdy from Valley View on the 12th and James Walsh again on the 16th.

The GV Golf Association would like to thank Rochester Golf Club for hosting the event and also the support from their sponsors.  Thanks also to the club for providing a morning and afternoon tea and lunch for all the golfers during the event.

Ross Campbell