News from the Club
News from the AGM
Following the AGM held Saturday November 18 the following persons have been elected to vacant positions on the Board.
Treasurer Garry Smith
Secretary Pat Claridge
Board Member Nola Jensen
Each position is for a term of 2 years and commences on January 1, 2024.
A special thanks for their past services were extended to retiring Board Members, Ken Dosser, Jo McKean and Tim Symes.
November Tournament Winners
Photographed being presented with trophy by Captain Andrew Hodson is Tony MANN winner of the BGC C A McKenzie Trophy Open Champion.
The best Junior Nett was won by Max Petternon alongside Captain Andrew,
Special Round of Golf
What a Special Round of Golf at the Club on Wednesday September 27, 2023 by Roger COWAN.
Can you play to your age ?
Roger can! ....and he acutally had a score 'lower' than his age!
Roger is a fit and active 84 years of age and on this day had 82 off the stick! ....for 42 Stableford points to WIN B Grade!
Well done Roger!....a real champ!
Victorian Veteran Golfers Association State Championships Held At Benalla Golf Club
Monday & Tuesday September 18 & 19 were two big days at Benalla Golf Club with the Victorian Veteran Golfers Association conducting a round of the State Championships.
Nearly 100 Golfers from all around Victoria, representing all the Golfing Districts in the State gathered for the two day event.
In appreciation of the services provided to the Championships by the Club, an appreciation plaque was presented to reps of the Bistro, Bar and Golfing Departmenrts.
Photographs below show the reps with the plaque and a photograph of the VVGA Presentaion crowd within the Clubhouse.
Proudly holding the plaque are Captain Andrew Hodson, Bistro Chef Leanne McCloud and Bar Manager Jack Mackay with Cam McMahen.
Club Manager Andrew Sheen with Golf Shop proprietor Wayne Hocking and Course Super Andrew Shearer with the plaque in recognition of a well organised event.
Victorian Veteran Golfers Association expressed congratulations to all sections of the Club including Wayne Hocking (Golf Shop) and
Course Super Andrew Shearer and his staff for the magnificant event organisation and presentation of the Course.
Well done to all involved - a great couple of days for the Benalla Golf Club.
Junior Pennant Flag Presented to Club
Junior Pennant Captain Lucas Hales presents the 2023 NEDGA Junior Pennant Flag to Club President Richard deCrespigny,
Junior Players Co-ordinator Wayne Hocking and Club Captain Andrew Hodson.
2023 Club Champion - Lachlan Spinks
Lachlin wins Championship on hole #36 against great competitor Allen Bastin
Images of the day!
The Champ's Presentation
Club President Richard deCrespigny and Captain Andrew Hodson present Lachie with his Club Champion's Trophy.
Benalla Juniors WIN 2023 NEDGA Pennant Flag & 'Player of the Year'
L-R Bryce COONEY, Lincoln CAMPBELL, Lucas HALES (Capt), Cooper RICHARDSON & Rhylee CHAPMAN
Other Team 1 Members who played throughout the year included Declan CAMPBELL and Blake SPINKS
NEDGA Pennant Grand Final was played at Mansfield Golf Club Sunday May 7, 2023.
Congratulations to the Benalla Junior Team 1 for winning the flag.
Congratulations to the Benalla Junior Team 2 for also making the final.
What a great moment for all the Juniors and the Club to have both teams making the district final.
A true reflection of the work the players have put in and to the efforts of the team with Wayne Hocking to encourage and support the players.
Special mention is made of Team 2 Member Jacob CAMPBELL for taking out the ‘Player of the Year’ award from the NEDGA……..
Congratulations and great stuff Jacob!
To all the Juniors, you have done yourselves and the Club proud! …Well done!
DRIVING RANGE NOW OPEN - GROUP SPECIAL PACKAGES
The new Driving Range is now fully operational and is available for Members and Non-Members alike to use.
Members please call into the Golf Shop for a Membership Free Token to 'try' the new facility.
Following the successful application for a Shade Grant from the State Government, a new shade structure has been erected over the driving range tees! NOW!....fitted with lighting!.........See 'Driving Range' tab under 'GOLF' menu tab.
As a Special Driving Range Group Package - Group Special 'Click here' Limited Time Only!
In the meantime..............
Dale Crothers PGA Associate Profesional to Coach at Benalla
Attention Benalla Golf Club Members
(# subject to Dale's availability, but commences back Tuesday September 19 on a fortnightly schedule......
Ring the Golf Shop on 5762 2404 for a booking !......don't be slow!)
Penalty Area Rules - new Rules from 2019 Click to read the rules as they now apply!
What are the rules for being in a Penalty Area - maybe even a bunker!
New Club Document
For the benefit of all Members a new tag has been established under "News & Reports" for access to a number of Club documents which will be loaded for member information.
At the June 2019 meeting of the General Committee, a Honorary Life Membership Policy was adopted. This policy will assist the General Commitee in assessing any application for Honorary Life Membership of the Club. Previously, no guidelines or policy existed and this new policy will provide a clearer guidance for any application and criteria for assessment and process for granting of such an honour.
Benalla Golf Club now on Facebook
The Club advises that you can now access the Benalla Golf Club on social media.
This provides another avenue for advertising and communications throughout the community and with Members.
So next time, if you are using Facebook, search for the club and click that you like the site and/or share with your other friends.
Ever wondered what the Rules are if you are in a sticky situation?
Have you found yourself in a situation where the Rules don't seem to readily apply? Maybe a kangaroo sitting on your ball, or a snake is curled around the ball.......here are the applicable Rules
Members are reminded to secure your cars after parking and as you leave for your round of golf.
All valuables should not be left exposed within vehicles but taken with you or hidden from view in a secure place within the locked vehicle.