GRAPEVINE April 2015
In this edition…
Air Diffusion Legends Pro-Am , 27th April 2015…BOOK NOW
ON THE COURSE…tree trimming, greens, irrigation SOCIAL NEWS…plenty happening
JUNIORS…McMillan Shield results, presentation night
From Bernie…some funny stuff
FROM THE PRESIDENT…Don Johnson
It’s great that the rain season appears to have arrived. More rain along with water from our dams and bores have all contributed to the course being in terrific condition for this time of year. There is no doubt that the new bore has been a winner for the Club. These are positives that we hope will enable us to increase our membership; our main source of income. Following a review of “the financials” for the first 6 months and a forecast for the balance of the financial year it is pleasing to see that we should have a surplus cash flow in excess of $30,000 at the end of the financial year. This is after reducing loans by the way of Principal and Interest by about $40,000. The Finance Committee are continuing to monitor the figures very carefully each month and are also looking at areas where we can save money. Our membership numbers are holding up very well. We are 30 members up on the same time last year but we have to continue to build this number as you may recall the Flexi Membership promotion does expire at the end of September this year. To date 51 people have taken up the $1,495 promotion so it has been decided to continue the promotion until the end of June. We are currently involved with the “Chip In” program set up by Golf SA. This program was started last year with Golf SA taking $1 of each Affiliation Fee and placing it to one side to cover the costs involved. Golf SA then send a person to the Club to look at everything…including finances, course, club house operations and staff. They offer advice where it is possible to improve the way the Club is managed. Adrian Edgar, who was Manager Glenelg and Kooyonga Clubs and also held other important positions in business, started “looking” at us on the 13th April. From our initial discussions I am sure there will some benefits from our involvement which importantly does not have a cost to the Club. On the 4th May we will hold another information night for members and in particular new members who we encourage to attend. There will be further details on this in the next week so keep this night free. From comments I have received I know there will probably be a few questions asked but if you require information that needs to be investigated please send an email or letter to the office. Finally I would to thank Chris the Pharmacist at the Chemmart Chemist at Old Reynella Shopping for his generous donation towards our junior development program. There is no doubt that our Junior Program has been successful and continues to grow. It is donations like this that helps us to further develop the program.
From the Manager…Matt Chesterman (Manager) What a busy time it is here at the moment at the Club! First of all you may notice a couple of new logos above the bar, welcome aboard to Colorado Crash, Chemmart Old Reynella, Dreamland Noarlunga & Helloworld Glenelg. If you have a bingle, get crook, aren’t sleeping very well or just need to escape the upcoming winter get in touch and I’m sure they’ll only be too obliging! Those playing on Saturday mornings will notice that the Bacon & Egg rolls are back! Rod Gorton from Elite Printing Studio & Joe Maiorana from Harcourts Tagni are teaming up to bring you the freshly cooked rolls every stroke medal round on Saturdays. All profits will go toward the Junior Development Fund. On a side note, those who played in the March Special Guest Day sponsored by Joe Maiorana, and purchased a snag or a raffle ticket helped us to raise $729.30 for the benefit of the Little Heroes Foundation. Well done to Joe & Everybody. The countdown to the Air Diffusion Legends Pro Am is on with just over a week to go. There are still just a few spots left in the morning and afternoon fields for Monday 27th of April so I suggest getting an entry form in fast if you are looking to play. Congratulations to Sam Earl & Damian O’Hagan for taking out the A & B Grade Matchplay Championships respectively & commiserations to Mark Potter & Paul Erwin who put up a great fight to make for a tightly contested championship. This is Sam’s 4th consecutive championships which extends his club record even further! Also we wish all the ladies, who are currently fighting out the Ladies Championships, the best of luck. The 36 hole final is from 7.30am this Friday the 24th of April and the ladies welcome all who would like to come out and support the event. Good Luck Ladies. As you may have read on the website, the COM has recently appointed myself as Manager of the Club. It is a great honour to have accepted this position and I look forward to filling the position faithfully & diligently. Should you wish at get in contact with me for any reason you can do so through the club on 8381 1822 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to hearing any comments, questions or concerns that you may have. Finally a big congratulations to Rob, Russell & The Course Team, both staff & volunteers. The feedback I am receiving from both members and guests is exceptional and you should be proud of your efforts to have the course looking as good as it is. Well Done! Good Golfing!
Apology to Harcourts Tagni & Joe Maiorana In the March Edition of the Grapevine it was brought to our attention that we made an error in the name of one of our Sponsors. Joe Maiorana from Harcourts Tagni is your man for all your Real Estate needs. You can catch Joe on 0407 275 960 or have a look at his ad in this edition of the grapevine!
ON THE COURSE… from Russell Virgo (Vice President, Course) Tree Management Programme
The annual Arboricultural Consultant inspection of the trees on the course was performed in mid March 2015. The summary from the report: "The majority of the trees associated with The Vines of Reynella Golf Club are in good condition and the continual annual checks to identify developing faults is the appropriate action to ensure that Best Practice for Tree Management is undertaken by the Club" The items listed for action have been prioritised and will be actioned in the coming weeks and months. As listed in the November 2014 issue of the "ON THE GRAPEVINE" the following holes will have trees trimmed during May 2015 by the green staff.
Hole Hole Hole Hole
3…RHS trim back all branches over hanging the pathway. 4…LHS 180 m from green trim branches over hanging fairway. 10…LHS starting from the Bottle Brush; trim back all branches over hanging the pathway. 17…RHS large tree adjacent to start of fairway trim branches. LHS large tree adjacent to start of fairway trim branches. Hole 18…RHS 100 m from green trim branches over-hanging fairway.
The Members Working Group will continue to review and trim minor areas that will improve the maintenance and appearance of the course.
Greens’ Renovation The greens were renovated in late March 2015 with the new "Rotary Broom" assisting the process by rubbing the sand into the cored holes. This shortened the time between coring and cutting the greens. Greens were cut on the Thursday of the same week of sand application. The weather may have been on our side but the brooming process was a major factor in the recovery of the playing surfaces.
Irrigation Water available for the remainder of the irrigation season has been assisted with the rainfall received over the Easter Weekend of 31 mm and the harvesting infrastructure capturing 3 megalitres. The bores (old and new) have produced a total of 48.5 mega-litres with the fairways showing the benefit of the extra water from the new bore. The bores have now been switched off because our good holding capacity. The efficiency of the new bore has been assisted by the generous donation of time and advice by club members the Bradford Family (Jeffrey, Nathan and Doug) from PUMP TECHNOLOGY SERVICES (SA) PTY. LTD.
Drainage systems for the 10th, 14th and 16th greens have been improved during the summer months. Although there have been periods of inconvenience with the closure of the holes during the construction we will be rewarded during the wetter winter months with the green surfaces draining more efficiently.
Legends Pro-Am on the 27th April 2015 major sponsor AIR DIFFUSION AGENCIES... Please assist the ground staff in preparing for this event by filing in divots (fairway and rough) and ball plug marks on the greens.
Reminder Green Staff have right of way on the course at all times.
A WORD FROM THE GIRLS…from Debbie Gill (Vice President, Women’s Golf) On Tuesday 17th March we celebrated St. Patrick’s Day by playing an Irish Stableford round. Once again we had a number of ladies getting into the spirit of the day by wearing green. Our Golf SA Shylie Rymill foursomes event was held on 24th March. Congratulations to Karen Rama and Mary MacNab for their Nett 72.5. Congratulations also to Jan Threadgold & Kathryn Hender, Jenny Paris & Angela Beaty, Denise Blows & Lil Maddern, Pam Deacon & Lyn Cummings, for qualifying in our Turnbull Salver matchplay knockout event. Good luck to you all for your upcoming matches which, must be played before Tuesday 27th May. Monday 13th & Tuesday 14th April saw our Club Championship Qualifying rounds. Congratulations to the top qualifiers in each grade Cathy Hayward, Chris Schubert and Rose Corbett. Good luck to all of you ladies who are playing in the quarter finals next Tuesday 21 st April. The Finals will be played on Friday 24th April, so come along and support the ladies and see some great golf. Thursday 7th May is our Gala Day. This is a shotgun start and is open to anyone, so ladies give your interclub friends a call and let them know it’s coming up.
We’ll also be having a trading table, so if you would like to make a donation, it would be gratefully received. Our Pennant team are playing their first round on Monday 11th May at Mount Osmond against Tea Tree Gully. Monday 25th May sees our Cleek team play their first round at Westward Ho against West Lakes. Good luck to both teams and thankyou to our sponsor Joanne Bray from Dreamland Noarlunga who has supplied the teams with sleeveless vests.
RULE of the month…explanation …from John Ward
Lew and Dowsky were playing the 11th hole the other day and Dowsky’s ball was lying in the rough close to the fairway but was in a position where it was near an immovable obstruction which allowed him to take relief in accordance with Rule 24-2 b (i), i.e. nearest point of relief, no closer to the hole, and drop the ball within one club length of the nearest point of relief. However, when Dowsky took relief, using the nearest point of relief, he dropped the ball on the
Lew suggested that Dowsky should have dropped his ball in the rough. But, Dowsky was quite within his rights as there is no distinction in the Rules between fairway and rough; both are covered by the term “.through the green”. Once Lew had this explained to him the two “friends” continued to enjoy their round of golf….oh
sure they did.
SOCIAL NEWS…from David Jolly (Vice President, Membership & Hospitality) Hello everyone!
Members draw returns to 6.30pm! Get on down to the club every Friday for your chance to win over $800! If the main jackpot does not go off, you could still win $25 on your house credits account. Happy Hour is 5.30-7.30. Please speak with the committee if you have any Friday night ideas or feedback.
Twilight –The year is over.
Congratulations to Lee Scovell and Andrew Emmett who were the winners of the Eclectic Twilight Trophy! Thanks for all those who participated over the season.
Social Sundays- A change!
Social Sundays have been growing more and more popular, and we now invite and welcome the “OPEN” players to join the fun. So you can now pair as two men, two ladies, or still in the traditional mixed to play in the competition. This new format kicks off our winter season from Sunday 26th April. So please get booking! last Wednesday of every month We still want you!! More people mean greater prizes, and also greater income and fund raising for our club. Why not get a group of golfies and partners or friends together and come along to a Bingo night- I guarantee a laugh! So Vines members, get booking as it would be great to see more members attending. It is wonderful to see so many guests of the local area coming along. 7.30pm for eyes down!
Wizard and Oz - Saturday 18th April- No, don’t go walking down the yellow brick road with
Dorothy and Toto, come along to enjoy a night at the Vines, with the band- Wizard and Oz. Playing music from Elton John, Joe Cocker, Bob Dylan and many more great artists. Enjoy a 3 course dinner and show package for $60, or show only for $25. Book at the Office, with limited seating, get in quick! Saturday 23rd May $10 per person. Tables of 8. Start booking at the office. No bistro on the evening, so we can assure to start on time. 7pm for 7.30pm start. Please bring your own platters.
Marino/Vines turns 90!
This year on 8th June marks 90 years of the Marino/Vines golf club. We are celebrating, with a 90th cocktail party on Sunday June 7th, from 3pm. $10 per person which includes a drink on arrival and plenty of nibbles. Book your own tables for bistro to stay on in the evening for a meal and laugh. We will then be celebrating the official 90 years on Monday, with an Ambrose competition. Detail’s to be provided soon.
Remember members, introduce a member, to receive 10% off your own subscriptions, of their membership. Example, sign up a 7 day member, to receive close to $200 credit off of your own membership the next financial year. Great bonuses for our members to encourage new, and introduce new members to our club. Flexi membership continues to bring in new members to our club, and with recent changes to our constitution, it allows current members to renew as a flexi in the future. Flexi is a premium membership, designed to attract new players, or players who have limited time to play.
We also have extended our promotion for an 18 month membership for $1495. This now will be continued until the end of June. We look forward to welcoming new members to our club, and in turn, keeping all of our golfing fee’s to a minimum. If you know anyone who might like to take up a new membership, please get them to speak with the office.
Having a function? Need a venue? Remember as a member you get to hire our club room for
free for any function you book. Special function packages are available, catering ranges from birthdays, engagements, weddings to baby showers, hen’s shows, social groups. To find out more enquire with Matt Chesterman. He will ensure you have a successful event that you and your guests will enjoy!
See you around the clubhouse soon. Have a suggestion or feedback? Email the office on email@example.com or in person.
SMALL PUMP SHED ON THE 6TH HOLE
Have we all noticed the new pump shed on the 6th hole which has been erected to protect the pipe work and infrastructure above the new bore? This structure shall be treated in the same way as the Irrigation Control Boxes located at many locations around the golf course, these are Immovable Obstructions as is this new shed. You may ask; “Do I get line-of sight relief from this shed?” Answer; “NO.” There is NO PROVISION in the rules for “Line-of-Sight” relief from permanent immovable obstructions and as it is not unusual for this type of structure to be located near fairways there is no need for any special provision to be made for this shed. Naturally if you take relief from this immovable obstruction you will need determine your nearest point of relief, no nearer the hole, mark it, and drop your ball, without penalty, within a club length of that point and in accordance with Rule 24-2.b. It’s always good to know how the rules can be applied to help you enjoy your golf game.
LEGENDS PRO AM COMING SOON…… APRIL 27th
ENTRIES OPEN NOW!!!
It’s here again thanks to Bill and Lenice at Air Diffusion Agencies. The much anticipated Legends Pro Am returns on Monday 27th April. After the success of last year’s event the PGA Legends are coming back to do battle for the $10,000 prize money. Roger Davis, Wayne Grady, Simon Owen Terry Price and Peter Fowler have all expressed interest in the Southern Swing of the Legends Tour. Entry Fees are $20 for an AM spot, or $100 for a PM that includes a 3 course Dinner. Don’t miss your chance to play with one of Australia’s legendary golfers around your home course! Entry Forms are now available and can be found in the Pro Shop.
Sam Earl… Sam is enjoying a purple patch of excellent golf. He finished equal 5th in the recent Golf SA Amateur Classic played over four rounds at Royal Adelaide. An excellent result in a star studded field of top amateurs. Then followed his selection in SA Team to contest the 2015 Australian Men’s Interstate Team Matches…Monday 27th April to Friday 1st May, Huntingdale Golf Club. And now he has again won our 2015 Men's Matchplay Championships.
Well done and congratulations Sam.
JUNIORS…from Wayne Corbett 2015 McMillan Shield (stableford handicap match play) Our Junior Team played the final round of the 2015 McMillan Shield competition at The Grange (East) course on Sunday 15th March against the very strong West Lakes team. All teams teed off at 12.45pm from 3 different tees to ensure all matches were finished early to allow all players to attend the presentation of the Shield to the winning team. We teed off from the 8th tee and it was evident from the first tee shots that the West Lakes players were going to be a real hand full. Each of their players were hitting their tee shots prodigious distances and, despite the difficulties of the East course, were comfortably reaching greens in regulation. Their fire power from the tee was simply amazing. Each of our players certainly gave their best efforts on this difficult course and our number 1 player, Stephen Bartlett was matching his opponent in every aspect. Their game was very tight and, after the 17th, Stephen was just 1 down but unfortunately, he then lost the 18th to lose his very entertaining game, 2 down. Jarred Clarke was again displaying his short game skills, Emily Dunbar was giving her all whilst Ryan Francis could not take a trick. Caitlin Peirce continued her good form to record a wonderful 7 and 6 win as Louis Pretty and Jordan Percey were being overwhelmed by the sheer length and accuracy of their opponents. Our reserve, Ryan Scovell was also having a great game and played some great shots. He finished square with his opponent and will certainly benefit from this experience. Our Team lost this match 6 and 1 but they persisted and certainly gave their best in what turned out to be a very difficult match. The team from Grange won the Shield this year. On Friday evening, 10th April, a Presentation evening was held in the Clubhouse for the 2015 McMillan Shield Team. As each Team member was introduced to a “full house” audience they were presented with a Certificate of Appreciation by our Club President, Don Johnson. The Team, which has received some generous sponsorship from IPMG (Club members, Stephen and Angela Beaty) and the Chem-Mart Chemist, Old Reynella (Chris Tsamandanis) to support the on-going Junior Development Program, received an extremely generous round of applause from the very appreciative audience.”
From the editor… Thank you to all juniors for representing the Club so well and another big thank you to Wayne Corbett (Junior Co-ordinator), Club Professional Steve Krause and Hugh Dunbar for their dedication and support of the Club’s juniors.
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