Bannockburn Golf Club Newsletter
Bannockburn Golf Club’s vision
‘To provide a positive golfing experience with a country feel to our growing community’
The General Committee held its March meeting on Saturday 13th with the highlight being the approval of 8 new members for this month. These are all new male members which is good however we, as club members, need to find ways to also attract females to come along and play golf and become club members also.
Change to Men’s Fixture and Pizza evening
To fit in the second round of the singles knockout (Captain’s Cup) due to missing a week because of the recent Covid19 lockdown, Captain Max McLaren has advised that the 27-hole memorial event planned for 27th of March will not be played this year. Instead it will be changed to an 18-hole Stableford event and the completion of the second round of the Captains Cup.
Don’t forget we are having a Pizza evening on Monthly Medal days, at the completion of Golf, around 5.30pm. The first of these is planned for next Saturday, 20th of March at a cost of $10 per family. A sign-up sheet will be with the competition entry book for you to put your name and numbers of family attending before you hit off for us to know how many pizzas to order. If you play in the morning you are most welcome to return for pizzas.
Feasibility study to change from Scrapes to Greens
We have had two meetings recently with the consultants from Golf Business advisory Services.
The first was with Jeff Blunden, the Managing Director setting out the framework for the study and the method he will be using to collect data about our current operations and the financial situation of the club. Two surveys are being developed: one to gain more information and thoughts from members and the second so that the broader community can have input into how this project might benefit the local community.
The second meeting was with Ben Davey, a golf course design architect from Golf Course Contours and Peter Frewin, a local, very experienced golf course superintendent. They walked the course checking out the current layout, our infrastructure, soils and watering systems. They commented on the great job that is being done by all the volunteers of our Club given how well the course is being presented. A group of Committee members are planning a visit to a golf course in the Bendigo area that is currently constructing new grass greens by the same course design architect.
Wood leftovers from cut timber areas available to members
The General Committee has decided that the left-over wood from the cut timber area will now be made available to Golf Club members at no charge.
Members will need to gather this wood for themselves from the cut area, with the first area available being the north end of the taped off area adjacent to the 7th tee.
You are asked to drive only on the tracks or use Stephen’s road when collecting the wood as we do not want any damage to the course.
Good Friday Royal Children’s Hospital Appeal Day (April 2nd)
A reminder that the Good Friday Golf Day that raises money for the Royal Children’s Hospital is on April 2nd. It is a 10.00am registration and will be a multi tee hit off. This is a 2 person Ambrose event with afternoon tea and some small raffles planned. Posters for the event should appear shortly. A BBQ will also be available.
May you have many birdie putts!
Dick Van Den Bosch
Mobile No 0417 329 764