The Valley News

Guest Day Stableford 30/05/2015

Results of Golf, Wine Draw @ Raffle

A Grade

Winner  Derrik Farr(13)   =   37

R/Up  Geoff Hammill(13)  =  36

B Grade

Winner Andy Golby(17)   =   44

R/Up  David Bryan(17)   =   37

C Grade

Winner   Col Whittingham(19)   =   37

R/Up  Alan Davies(22)   =   36 c/b

Ball Winners

Bruce Wills   =  36

Ken Greer   =   36

Mike Jackson   =   35

Steve Lord   =  35

Kevin Biggadike   =   34

Matt Herrick   =   34

Vince Iacobaccio   =  34

Norm George  =   34

Nearest the Pins

6th Hole   =  Andy Berkley

9th Hole  =   Matt Herrick

13th Hole   =   Rob Law

17th Hole   =  Frazer Rankine

Super Pin

Winner on the 4th hole was Mike Jackson

Wine Draw

No Winner 8 Bottles next week

Raffle & Norm`s Ramblings

Saturday raffle winners were Dave Mills and Dennis Lanigin who both won Cliffex meat trays. The Crown Lager six-pack was won by Rob di Virgilio.
Every now and again I am asked about the raffle profits: What are they spent on? Who gets the benefit? Does the MMVE Board get a share? In my very early career as a raffle urger at this club, the money was placed in the care of the Board for about five or six months. Prior to that I did a series of trivia nights to enable Bruce Coombs to finish his pet project which was the extension of the bar. Eventually, after adding pressure to the current set-up, and with assistance from Tyrrell McGeever, the raffle was taken over completely by the golf club. The money was released, and the current main room furniture was purchased, along with the big television, at a cost of $6,000.
The MMVE Board does not share in any raffle proceeds, but it does appreciate your buying drinks at the bar at a friendly cost.
In the ensuing three years since taking complete control of the raffle the golf club has been able to purchase an aerator at a cost of $3,000, increased and improved cart paths costing $9,500, a Vertidrainer costing $10,000, and currently is undergoing tee renovations on holes 4, 6, 9 and 13 costing $7,000. The Vertidrainer is an important piece of equipment. Its function is explained by its name, and its use saves the Estate $4,000 p.a. in chemicals (gypsum) and improves the fairways.
As well as the above, my wife and I are able each Sunday to be transported by a chauffeur-driven stretch limousine to the city where we partake of High Tea at The Windsor Hotel. If anyone would like to join us give me a call and we’ll drop you off at the Frankston Railway Station on our way through. Sometimes the hotel invites us to stay, which is very nice, but we cannot manage that because I have to be home early on Monday morning for my hypno-therapy session. For some strange reason my specialist seems to think I am prone to exaggeration, but we all know that I’m not, don’t we?
It was a pleasant surprise after presentations on Saturday night to have golf club President Tony de Corrado catch me by surprise with a gift of wine as a gesture of the club’s appreciation of what I do each week. He spoke in glowing terms, which made me think he may have been thinking of someone else. However, I am quite humbled by such an unexpected event, and can only say thank you to all those who support what I do. I’m not quite sure if the wine was just a oncer, or may be a regular weekly feature of our Saturday get-togethers, but I’ll just wait and see.

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