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April 2013



In this edition… 

AIR DIFFUSION Pro Am…results

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…Wednesday 24th April ON THE COURSE…plenty happening


Thursday saw the return of the Vines Pro Am with the Air Diffusion Vines Junior Development Pro Am. Steve Krause was the driving force behind the event and he deserves a special thank you for working hard to recruit sponsors and make the day a great success. The event was underpinned by our naming right sponsors, Bill Threadgold and Lenice Vayro from Air Diffusion and we thank them along with all our other sponsors. Bill has already committed to next year’s event so we look forward to another wonderful day and I encourage all members to patronize our sponsors whenever possible. Support those businesses that support the club and more than likely you will get the best deal. Members may have noticed two new air conditioning units in the Garden Room thanks to the Air Diffusion team. Bill Threadgold’s generosity is greatly appreciated so if you are in need of any heating or cooling call Bill or Lenice and I’m sure they will help you. They are experts in the air conditioning field. Over the past couple of months Simon Hoey, a member of our Commercial Activities Committee, has been investigating the feasibility of installing solar power in the Club. Simon is an electrical engineer by profession and along with our VP Finance, Graham Softley, is working through a proposal that would see us owning the system in 5 years. We also expect that we would enjoy an overall saving on power against lease costs. Members may have noticed in our most recent e-news that we have decided to randomly use course marshals in an attempt to ensure all players on our course pay their way. The COM believe there are people using the course without payment and we therefore require all on the course to be showing either a current membership bag tag with a 2012/13 sticker or a green fee receipt. Please be aware that marshals will not personally know all members so please accept any query with courtesy. Congratulations must go to our course staff regarding the condition of our greens after the recent renovation. They have come back very quickly. Please continue to repair plug marks on greens and divots on fairways and in the rough. Last Thursday I played in the Pro Am with a young professional, Clint Rice, Ron and member Graham Dolling. Clint played some great golf and our group had a wonderful game. Clint goes to Canada next week to play in a number of tournaments and we wish him luck. I’m sure he will be a great ambassador for Australian golf.

(FROM THE PRESIDENT…continued) While talking to Life Member Greta Haylock recently, she mentioned that her husband Bill joined our Golf Club at Marino on the 12th May 1953 and is still a member after 60 years. Thanks for your support Bill. Although not playing any longer Greta and Bill still hold a keen interest in the Club and usually are at our AGM. With the end of daylight saving, another successful season of Twilight and Seven’s Golf has concluded. We have received some feedback from members and I will be organizing a meeting to review the 2012/13 season and plan for 2013/14. The 2013 Vines Week will run from Saturday 9th to Friday 15th November and entry forms will available shortly. A number of the visitors from last year were keen to be back in 2013 and intended to spread the word around their clubs so members should get nominations in early. Seven day members will get priority on Saturday but will need to nominate early. More detail later.

A WORD FROM THE GIRLS…from Rose Corbett (Vice President) & Denise Walters The ladies lounge and locker rooms have now received the final touches, with the addition of 3 large photo frames. The ladies committee members feature in the lounge area and the pennant/cleek teams, together with photos of our fun days, are located in the locker room.

Some of our ladies have had hospital stays recently and it is lovely to see Chris Crease back and playing 9 holes. Coralie Harrison is also back playing 9 holes. Cath Brennan too, is back for our Tuesday lunch. Jill Coppock is making great progress at the Repat Hospital, after a big operation. The ladies committee have recently introduced a new "dollar draw" at our Tuesday lunch, as a new way of fund raising. The ladies can win back half of the raffle money as prizes. We also wish to produce a Vines Recipe Book as an added new alternative to raise funds. We encourage all lady members to bring in all those special recipes and have it, and your name, included in the book. It could be anything from mum's favourite casserole to Aunt Mary's boiled fruit cake, appetiser to zucchini bake! We look forward to lots of varied recipes. Congratulations to all the ladies who played in the recent Pro-am. It was encouraging to see so many ladies out in the morning and the afternoon rounds. Well done Steve, it was a fun day. Happy to note that Rose Corbett, Helen Allen and Denise Blows were not too disappointed in missing out on their request to play with professional ‘Adam Scott’. Last week saw the start of the Club Championships. We had 40 plus entries in grades A, B and C. Top qualifiers were: Mary O’Hagan, A Grade; Jenny Paris, B Grade; Linda Pearce, C Grade. Quarter Finals will continue on Tuesday 16th April, Semi Finals on Thursday 18th with Grand Final on Sunday 21st April along with the Men’s Finals. Presentations and nibbles will follow at the end of play, so if you have a spare few hours, come along and support the finalists and stay on for a social get together. Wishing everyone good luck and good golfing. Pennant and Cleek squads will start their pre-season practice sessions on Monday 15th April. These will continue until the season proper in late May. We wish all those representing our Club the best of luck for a successful season.


Full list of Sponsors:

Air Diffusion, Reynella Mazda, Allen Jewellers, Happy Valley Foodland, IPMG, Paramount Fitness Centre, Thorn Lighting, JSA Accounting, NHP, Coca Cola, West End, Titleist, Lighthouse Books and Office Supplies. On Thursday 11th April more than 40 professionals teed it up with the amateurs. About 14 groups played in the morning with the larger afternoon field hitting off at 12:30. A very enjoyable day…with a sausage sizzle to start, wonderful playing conditions, cunning pin placements, great expectations, elation, disappointment, pleasant company, some terrific scores, nice nibbles after, generous sponsors, good event organization, and joy for the winners. AMATEUR RESULTS… Morning WINNER – Chris Gibbie 35pts RUNNER UP – Jeremy Astill 33pts c/b THIRD – Lee Barker 33pts c/b Afternoon WINNER – Mike Salkeld (IPMG) 41pts RUNNER UP – Mike Windows 40pts THIRD – Steve Handley (West End) 39pts c/b

PROFESSIONAL WINNERS… 1st: Thomas Bond 66 gross 2nd: Ryan Haywood 67 gross

McMILLAN SHIELD COMPETITION – 2013…from Wayne Corbett (Vice Captain) On Friday evening 22nd March, the junior members, who represented our Club in the recently completed McMillan Shield competition, were acknowledged before a large crowd gathered in the Clubhouse. Each player was presented with a “Certificate of Appreciation” by our President, Jan James. Whilst our team finished a creditable 4th this year we were denied the opportunity of finishing higher because the final two rounds of competition were cancelled because of the extreme heat. Also, 5 of our 8 team members had not experienced handicap match play before nor had they played on any of the courses we visited. Players in this year’s team were Kyle Dickenson, Jarred Clarke, Stephen Bartlett, Alex Jung, Tyson Price, Chris Gibbie, Dylan Capone and Luke Noble. The players were thanked for the manner in which they played their respective games and for the manner in which they represented our Club. Parents and family members who attended

games in support or as caddies were also thanked. Their support of the team is always appreciated.

ON THE COURSE…from Russell Virgo (Vice President, Course)

With the change of season now approaching and some welcome rain (?) and the completion of the Chipping Green the course staff can direct their efforts to the ongoing maintenance programme. Happy Valley and Ernest Crescent Catchment… On Tuesday 16th April 2013 work will begin in preparing both locations for the harvesting of water. To maintain efficiency and achieve maximum harvest of water through the water collection system we will remove the build up of unwanted silt in and around the pump pick up at both locations. The job usually involves the use of our front end loader and manual labour (with shovels) followed by the disposal of the unwanted material. This year we are using a different method…a suction truck. This method eliminates the need for green staff to dispose of the unwanted material and the need for a check for any contamination in the material. Tree Management Programme… This programme, which seems to be popular with the playing members, is back on the work list. During April the following trees will be trimmed or removed… On the 18th April the Members Working Group will remove the dead pine tree on the RHS of the 4th fairway and tidy up the area under the bottle brush bushes so if any of these are giving you a problem why not come out and give a hand as all volunteers are welcome. On the 29th April greenstaff will trim back the overhanging branches on the LHS of the 10th hole adjacent to the pathway. This should bring a smile to all of us who like to play away from the bunker??? Also on the 29th April a continuation of the safety part of the tree programme will see further trimming of branches along the roadway in the area north of the rose garden and the removal of a branch overhanging a neighbour’s property. Weed Control… This season our weed control programme for Kikuyu and Parramatta grasses has produced positive results. Volunteers have been spot spraying surrounds, tees and fairways with larger areas of infestation being sprayed by green staff. Rough Height… To achieve greater definition between fairway, 2nd and 1st cuts, the height of the rough is to be revised from the current 1st cut of 6.5cm (2.5 inches) to 7.5cm (3 inches) and the 2nd cut from 4cm (1.5 inches) to 5cm (2 inches)…for a trial period. Members Entrance and Staff car park… A sump has been installed in the area to assist with the dispersion of the water that collects in the area after any rain. Also the staff vehicle parking has been increased by relocating two Committee of Management vehicle parks and the allocation of Ladies Captain and Ladies Vice Captain vehicle parks opposite the rose garden. Members are requested not to park in these locations.

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Next on Wednesday 24


Come on down…Enjoy a meal at The Club before the call commences. Meals available from 6.00 pm………………book a table. Eyes Down…7:30 pm.

Please note the change of day…now the last Wednesday of each month. Bring along some of your club mates, neighbours, relatives, friends for a fun night.

HOW ABOUT BECOMING A VOLUNTEER… Our Club is always on the look out for more people to assist with the work needed to provide all of our members and visitors with the best possible experience at The Vines of Reynella Golf Club. We are fortunate to have a large group of members who regularly contribute in various ways to the success of our Club.

Members Working Group…

Meets as a group on the 3rd Thursday of the month to tackle a variety of projects recommended by the Course Committee.


You may prefer to work at a time that is convenient for you and tackle a specific task that you are comfortable with and suits your attributes. There are numerous projects to suit everybody including the following: maintenance around the clubhouse.  painting.  garden maintenance: watering, fertilising, weeding, pruning around the clubhouse and course.  path and drain maintenance.  raking up sticks etc. in selected areas of the course.  sanding divots on tees.  tree trimming.  ki kuyu spraying and paramatta grass control.  greens rolling.  rough cutting.  twilight competition, junior golf, pennant team support.  fund raising and social.  Saturday morning muffins.  special events; e.g. Vines Week.  Plus those items that have been missed.  All work carried out on the course is under direction of the Course

Superintendent for control and safety reasons.

How about volunteering. Find a task that you will enjoy and make an enquiry. You will get a lot of satisfaction. Talk to Neil MacKenzie or Russell Virgo.

Wanted... Handy Man

Good news… The position has been filled by club member Mark Williams.

Lil Maddern recently decided to “retire” from volunteer work for the Club. What a long “career” Lil had in volunteering her time and energy for our Club. Over many years Lil has involved herself in many activities…just to name a few, fundraising and social activities, garden care and maintenance, photographing many of the women’s events. Club President, Jan James recently made a presentation to Lil while thanking her for her contribution.

From The Manager…Neil MacKenzie Sunday Smash The Club is introducing a 9 hole competition on Sunday afternoons from 2pm to 3pm. Rolling starts will take place from the 1st tee and everyone, including juniors and non members, is welcome. Entry fee will be $5 for members and $20 for non members. The Sunday Smash starts on Sunday 5th May and you must book a tee time with the Pro Shop 8381 3300. Members' Information Pack A small information pack for members is available in the pro shop. The pack gives you information on member’s benefits, on eating drinking and having your party at The Vines and on our sponsors. There are a few cards promoting membership and our function centre for you to pass on to your friends as well. In the first instance the packs can be collected when you pick up your competition score card otherwise they can be collected from the office. Uncollected packs will be posted later in April. Adelaide Entertainment Book We're selling the 2013/14 Entertainment Book again. You can buy your copy at the office. The Entertainment Book costs $65. Junior Holiday Coaching Steve will be holding coaching courses for juniors during the Easter holidays. The courses will suit beginners as well as our more experienced junior members so bring a friend. The courses run over two days - 18th and 19th April - from 9am to 3pm and the fee of $30 per day includes lunch. Make sure you bring sun cream and a hat and it’s always good to have a snack and a drink as well. To book, please call Steve on 8381 3300 Bag Tags Marshalls will be checking green fee receipts during the autumn and winter. All members should have a sticker for their bag tag so if you don’t have one please visit the office. Please be aware that the marshal may not know you so please offer them all courtesy. From 1st October all members must have a current bag tag. Chef Wanted On the 5th May after 2.5 years of working at The Vines we will be saying goodbye to Trevor and Belita Catering. An advert for a casual chef looking for 20 to 25 hours per week has been placed on Seek so if you know anyone that may be interested they should contact Matt on 8381 1822.

Try our Bistro.

Open Wednesday to Friday from 6pm to 8pm. Saturday lunches and Sunday breakfast. Full bistro menu. Bookings recommended

"Having a party? Please consider holding it at The Vines. Members do not pay a hire fee and friends introduced by a member receive a 50% discount. Talk to Matt about catering options."

STRANGE BUT TRUE…the unexpected happened !!!!!!! Recently Greg Gill was playing the 17th hole when the unexpected happened. He was about 150 from the green and had just settled over the ball. As he gripped down on his trusty wedge for what would be a simple shot to set up the birdie put (OK not true…more like a five iron). Anyway while about to hit his ball he got the shock of his life when the club face of his iron was struck by a stray ball hit from the second tee. I’m guessing that a rather apologetic player soon appeared to claim the errant ball. Yes, Ed Oniszk did have a bad lie on the 2nd tee.

Also recently, Wayne Corbett was playing the 7th hole when the unexpected happened. Wayne had smashed his drive down to the 150 mark and was alongside his ball contemplating his next shot to the green…wind direction, club selection, helpful hints and supportive comments from one of his playing companions, Allan Johnston. Bernie Lewandowski was about twenty metres behind on the fairway but on a line that would not endanger Wayne…unless something went seriously wrong. The green cleared and Bernie was ready. He struck the ball, but instead of it rising into the air and flying towards the green, the ball scuttled at serious speed along the ground, striking Wayne’s ball and sending it thirty metres to the left, leaving another of Wayne’s playing companions bewildered and wondering what had just happened. Yes, Wayne did replace his ball and as cool as a cucumber caressed an iron onto the green for a two put par.

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