GRAPEVINE March 2015
In this edition…
NEW SPONSORS...Dreamland and Colorado Crash Repairs
Air Diffusion Legends Pro-Am will be held on 27th April 2015
ON THE COURSE…”keep our course tidy”
FROM THE PRESIDENT…Don Johnson The new bore continues to produce water at 4 megalitres per week. Looking at the fairways it is obvious that this additional water will make a considerable difference to the fairways during the summer months. We are receiving pleasing compliments from visitors (who are not members) after they play the course. I would like to thank Jeff and Nathan Bradford (members), who installed the pump in the bore, for their continued support in monitoring the bore to ensure that we get the best possible result. Joanne Bray and her sister Belinda Ryan, who own Dreamland at Noarlunga, have become sponsors of the Club and will provide the Ladies Pennant teams with Vests to keep them warm during the winter months. If you need anything to do with bedding go and see Joanne and Belinda and I know they will give members a good deal on their purchases
Colorado Crash Repairs have also come on board as sponsors. Jason Jordon and Simon Heatlie both have 20 years’ experience in the crash repair business. Their workshop is located at 2 Colorado Court, Morphett Vale, next to Woodcroft shopping centre. I know one of our members has already been to the workshop and was very satisfied with service he received. I would like to remind members that the Air Diffusion Legends Pro-Am will be held on 27th April 2015 and details will be available shortly. This was a great day last year with the afternoon spots filling quickly. To avoid disappointment, when details are released, make sure you book early. It has been interesting to see the difference in the 15th fairway following the spreading of the “Carbon Booster” on the fairway. This product is supplied by Peats Soil & Garden Supplies under their sponsorship agreement and is being tried and results recorded as it is a new product. Rob Millington will be spreading other areas of the course over the next few days. I know the odour is not very pleasant for a few days but the results justify putting up with it.
(FROM THE PRESIDENT…continued) Looking at the Club’s Financials as at the end of February the figures indicate that we will have a cash flow surplus at the end of the year provided we don’t have any major expense that was not budgeted. Careful monitoring of various areas of income and expenditure will continue and action taken where necessary to ensure that we finish the year with a surplus cash flow.
ON THE COURSE… from Russell Virgo (Vice President, Course) The first week of March is "Keep Australia Tidy". Let’s be part of Keeping Australia Tidy. Members and players are asked to place all rubbish in the bins provided around the golf course. Please treat your course as you would your place of abode by not dropping fruit skins, fruit cores, bottles, bottle tops, cigarette butts, paper wrappers and broken tees anywhere but in a bin. Thank you for your anticipated support. Temperature Monitoring In recent weeks the temperature on each working day at 2.00 pm for Adelaide, Noarlunga and at the Club has been recorded. The average temperature at the Club is 0.5 degrees C above Adelaide and to some it may be surprising that the Club is, on average, 3.2 degrees C above the Noarlunga temperature. On some days the temperature at the club can be 5 degrees C hotter than the Noarlunga recorded temperature. 15th Fairway This fairway has been top dressed with an organic compost product "Carbon Booster" supplied by sponsor Peats Soil and Garden Supplies (member Gary Coombe) and the results are selfevident to the naked eye with good growth over the treated area. The Course Team is to continue with this organic material trial on tees. Application will be determined by the Course Superintendent when weather elements are favourable. During this time certain tees may be closed or relocated so players are asked to be patient. So next time you are in a Garden Centre or Hardware Store and require any garden / soil enriching product look for the PEATS SOIL AND GARDEN SUPPLIES name…you will not be disappointed by the results. The New Bore This bore has now been commissioned and is running 24/7 producing an average of 4 mega-litres a week. As a result we have been able to water fairways 3 times per week. If you haven't played in recent weeks please come and enjoy the golf course with your fellow members, you will not be disappointed. Greens Renovations Commencing on Sunday 29th March at 3.00 pm and continuing on Monday 30th March green staff will be coring and sanding the greens. Members are reminded that Course Staff have the right of way at all times however they will try to keep inconvenience to members to a minimum. The Club has jointly purchased, with two other golf clubs, a "Sweep - n - Fill Greens Broom". This innovative equipment will substantially reduce the recovery time of the playing surfaces. Course Event
Legends Pro -Am on the 27th April 2015 major sponsor AIR DIFFUSION AGENCIES … Let us, the members, assist the Course Team in preparing the course for this special occasion by filling in all divots (fairway and rough) and ball plug marks on the greens. This simple practice will add to the pleasure of a golf at The Vines for you and our guests.
A WORD FROM THE GIRLS…from Debbie Gill (Vice President, Women’s Golf) Hope everyone is enjoying Mad March in Adelaide! The 3rd March heralded the Ladies 2015 Winter Golf season. Congratulations to Chris Schubert (18 hole comp) and June Burke (9 hole comp) who were awarded for having the most ‘gobblers’ in the summer season. Well done to Chris for winning on a shoot-out due to a tie.
(Definition of a gobbler: “a chip in”)
Registrations for our Club Championships in April have been released and we have already received a number of entries. A reminder ladies, to have your entry in by the end of March. The 10th March saw our first Monthly Medal round with a new concept of prize giving. Congratulations to Karen Rama, Leonie Lindsay and Karen Hender, who are the inaugural winners of Monthly Medal shirts. Leonie is a new member and so we are very pleased that her first day of competition has resulted in her being one of those recipients. Not only that, she was the overall winner with Nett 71!! Tuesday 17th March we will be celebrating St Patricks Day by playing an Irish Stableford round. Don’t forget ladies to come dressed up in your best Irish colours and outfits. Our Pennant, Cleek, Hickory and Nomad teams will commence practice sessions soon. We wish all of our girls every success in the coming season.
HOLE IN ONE
Wednesday 4th March on the 6th hole
Bernie’s THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY A married man should forget his mistakes. There's no use in two people remembering the same thing. The nice thing about being senile is you can hide your own Easter eggs and have fun finding them. These days about half the stuff in my shopping cart says, 'For fast relief.'
Hospitality and Events…from Matt Chesterman (Operations Manager) What a start to 2015 for The Vines of Reynella Golf Club! Congratulations to the course team and their efforts to secure a new water source, we look forward to some of the results that Rob and his crew will be able to achieve with the increased water allocation. We recently hosted our very first Fringe show, offering some light comedy to the people of the south. With the event a sell out of 140, two weeks before the show, we can certainly call the event a success. It is clear that there is a market for events like this in our area and we look forward to expanding the offering next year. Coming up on Saturday the 17th of April we are hosting the musical prowess of “The Wizard & Oz” for a night of great music from artists such as Joe Cocker, James Taylor, Elton John & Bob Dylan. Dave & Andrew have performed at venues all over Australia and have received rave reviews from venues and golf clubs nationwide. Tickets for this event are on sale at the office now for $60 including a 3 course restaurant quality menu or $25 for show only standing room. As many of you would have noticed, a breakdown of our 15 year old coffee machine necessitated that we purchase a new one. We also took this opportunity to train all of our Frontof-House staff in the art of making the espresso. From the training, all staff took some new skills away with them and we look forward to them implementing those skills to enhance your experience in the clubhouse. As always I welcome your feedback, both positive and negative, as without this we cannot continue to improve our service and offering. Happy Golfing!
What to do in an Emergency…from Matt Chesterman (Operations Manager) As some members may be aware, Gary Peacock suffered a stroke on the golf course recently. Thanks to the medical staff at Flinders & the Repat, Gary’s partner Michelle reports that he is on the way to a full recovery and should be ready to return home on Friday the 13th of March. Gary’s bad turn is a reminder to us all that it is imperative to get help on the way as quickly as possible when someone has a medical turn on the golf course. While it is likely that we will have First-Aid trained staff on site, we are not paramedics nor do we have the equipment to treat medical issues such as a stroke. Therefore if someone has a serious health issue we ask that you call 000 first to get help on the way immediately. We then ask that someone in your playing group call the clubhouse so that we can then meet the ambulance at the gate and bring them to your location. Please know that we have a defibrillator here at the Club and will send a First-Aid Trained staff member out with it as soon as you have called and we have arranged for someone to meet the ambulance. If you are interested in undertaking First Aid Training yourself visit http://www.firstaidtrainingadelaidecbd.com.au/ their courses start from $89.
Emergency Action Steps
1. Asses any danger to yourself and the patient. 2. If patient is not responding, or you are unsure of their situation, Call 000 for Ambulance and begin First Aid. 3. While on the phone to the Ambulance, ask someone else to call the Clubhouse, on 83811822. Flag someone else down on the course if you have to. Give the staff as much information as possible regarding the location and wellbeing of the patient. 4. Follow instructions from the 000 Operator.
RULE of the month…explanation …from John Ward
RULE 20: DROPPING AND PLACING; PLAYING FROM THE WRONG PLACE
Many club golfers are not aware of the correct procedures on how to drop or place a ball in play, Rule 20 describes what is required when; 20-1 Lifting and marking a ball 20-2 Dropping and re-dropping a ball a. By whom and how b. Where to drop c. When to re-drop 20-3 Placing and replacing a ball a. By whom and where b. Lie of ball to be placed or replaced altered c. Spot not determinable d. Ball fails to come to rest on spot 20-4 When ball dropped or placed is in play 20-5 Making next stroke from where previous stroke made (a) On the teeing ground (b) Through the green (c) In a hazard (d) On the putting green 20-6 Lifting ball incorrectly substituted, dropped or placed 20-7 Playing from the wrong place a. General b. Match play c. Stroke play
All players should have a copy of THE R&A RULES OF GOLF 2012 – 2015 Look up Rule-20 (refer to pages 81 to 87 inclusive) which includes all of the instructions on the procedures and penalties relating to the above rule. It is suggested that all players read this rule and be conversant with what is required when they lift, drop and place or play a ball from the wrong place. In some situations not complying with the rule can lead to the disqualification of the offending player.
SOCIAL NEWS…from David Jolly (Vice President, Membership & Hospitality) Hello everyone! Members Draw! Get on down to the Club every Friday for your chance to win over $600! If the main jackpot does not go off, you could still win $25 on your house credits account. Happy Hour is now 5.30-7.30, and the main draw is at 7pm. Please speak with the committee if you have any Friday night ideas or feedback. Twilight –The last round is March 19th. REMEMBER- there is an eclectic at the end of the season, however you must play at least 2 games on each nine holes of the “Social Twilight” games to qualify for the eclectic. A presentation night will take place late March – potentially on a Friday night. Social Sundays- The next round is March 15th and is a 4BBB Stableford event.
–last Wednesday of every month Bingo is back- and we had a great turn out of over 60 players to our first Bingo. 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! Fringe at The Vines: Adelaide Comedy Showcase – Saturday 7th March: What a wonderful night we had! Over 135 people turned out for the event, the club house was packed! Thanks to Matt, Viv and all the hospitality staff for working so hard on the night. Terry North and his fanfare of comedians were all terrific! Our hospitality committee will definitely be looking at more events for the Fringe in the future. Thanks to all who supported the night. Without your attendance, we cannot host these events. Well done! 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! Membership: 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. The games are still at a premium cost and have been calculated to ensure full membership are getting the optimum value for money. However, flexi still suits the golfing lifestyle of those who cannot get a regular weekly or monthly game in.
We also have a promotion for an 18 month membership for $1495. This has always benefited the Club and resulted in new members. This one is only open to new members, or people who have been away from the Club for more than 3 years. 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, Operations Manager. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or in person.
From Bernie… Children Are Quick TEACHER: Why are you late? STUDENT: Class started before I got here. TEACHER: John, why are you doing your math multiplication on the floor? JOHN: You told me to do it without using tables. TEACHER: Glen, why do you always get so dirty? GLEN: Well, I'm a lot closer to the ground than you are. (I want to adopt this kid!!!) TEACHER: Harold, what do you call a person who keeps on talking when people are no longer interested? HAROLD: A teacher.
Due to current economic conditions the light at the end of the tunnel has been turned off
JUNIORS…from Wayne Corbett 2015 McMillan Shield (stableford handicap match play) Having the previous two rounds cancelled because of the extreme heat, the weather proved much kinder to our Team on Sunday 1st March and they were able to play the 5th round of this competition at Kooyonga against Thaxted Park. As usual, the course, was in immaculate condition and after the first 4 holes 3 matches were square, 2 were down and 2 were up which indicated that our Team was in for a fairly tight contest. Players from both Teams were having difficulty in coming to terms with the pace of the greens and this was evident by the number of three putts noticed. After the first 9 holes were completed, scores had not changed to any significant degree with our Team up in 3 matches, square in two and down in 2. As play progressed, our number one player, Stephen Bartlett, continued with his great play to keep himself within touch, albeit 2 down after the 16the hole. On the 17th he was a little astray with his tee shot but after his recovery, then struck a magnificent 3 wood onto the green to finish very close to the flag. Unfortunately he missed his winning putt to remain 1 down with the 18 th to play. His errant tee shot cost him dearly and let his opponent into to the game to eventually win 2up but it was a great game to witness with fortunes fluctuating all day. Both Emily and Caitlin also experienced problems to eventually lose their games 6 and 5 and 3 and 2 respectively, Lingli Courage, Ryan Francis, Louis Pretty and Jordan Percey were all playing very good golf and consistently displayed some great shots and skills. Lingli recorded a terrific 3 and 2 win, Ryan battled on with determination to square his game, Louis came in with a fantastic 6 and 5 win whilst Jordan also recorded a great 5 and 4 win. Our reserve player, Alex Manton continued with his great form and combined this with the expert guidance and advice of his caddy (father Nick) to record a great 4 and 3 win. Overall we finished the day with a Tied match against Thaxted Park at 3 ½ wins each. After our great result last week at Kooyonga to tie our match against Thaxted Park, we travelled to the Tea Tree Gully course on Sunday 8 March to do battle with the Team from The Grange. Given that this was the long weekend (Adelaide Cup holiday) and with players families away holidaying, we were down in numbers but our Team certainly didn’t lack in endeavour or determination even though our Team had a hard match ahead of them against the very strong, competent and competitive Team. After the first 6 holes our Team was certainly holding its own against the stiff competition. Our players had settled to the task ahead early and were clearly showing the opposition how the game should be played. Our number one player, Jarred Clarke was 3 up, Ryan Francis 6 up, Louis Pretty 1 up, Jordan Percey 1 up whilst Alex Manton was 2 down and Ryan Scovell square. This continued through to the 11th hole where our Team held a comfortable lead in 4 of the games being played with the remaining 2 within close touch at 1 and 2 down respectively. As play progressed deep into the back nine holes, the extremely long tee shots of some of The Grange players were beginning to tell on our shorter hitting players and our match was getting extremely tight. Louis Pretty, who was receiving excellent advice and encouragement from his caddy (our Trainee Pro –Dillon), battled on very gamely but eventually succumbed to the power of his Grange opponent, 2 and 1. Young Alex Manton was also receiving sound advice and encouragement from his caddy (father Nick as well as getting strong support from his mother and sister) but was eventually overpowered 3 and 1. Newcomer to our Squad, Ryan Scovell, playing in his first competitive match for our Club and expertly caddied by his father, Mark, was in great form and played some fantastic shots but was also overpowered 2 and 1.
Throughout this match all of our players displayed some great individual skills which certainly reflects on the coaching and guidance being provided to our Squad by our Club Professional, Steve and his assistant, Dillon. Jarred Clarke was playing some fantastic flop shots, Ryan Francis was hitting great tee shots, Jordan Percey was his usual steady and consistent self, Louis Pretty had bunker shots dancing in and out of the hole whilst, not to be outdone, Ryan Scovell struck a magnificent iron approach into the 7th green, comfortably clearing the trees and bunkers to finally nestle about a metre from the flag. By the end of play, Jarred Clarke had posted a great fighting 5 and 4 win, Ryan Francis won 2 and 1, Jordan Percey won 2 and 1 which meant our Team lost to The Grange 4 and 3. Each Team member remained very competitive to the very end and their endeavour, determination and “never give up attitude” was clearly evident. A great Team effort in a very close match.
Our Junior Development Program and our McMillan Shield team are fortunate this year to receive generous sponsorship and support from Club Members, Stephen and Angela Beaty (IPMG Project Management) as well as from Chris Tsamandanis (Chemmart Chemist Old Reynella).
ELDERS HARCOURTS –
Joe Maiorana Special Guest Day
Club sponsor Elders Harcourts – Joe Maiorana’s Special Guest Day is coming up on Wednesday 18th March. As a proud supporter of The Little Heroes Foundation Joe has decided to raise some money for the charity as part of his day. You will notice Joe at the club on Saturday 14th selling egg and bacon rolls, and again doing the traditional BBQ on the Special Guest Day. All proceeds from these go straight to Little Heroes. Joe is also putting together a special raffle that will be drawn on the 18th. We encourage all members to support Joe and his efforts in raising much needed funds for Little Heroes who support seriously ill children in South Australia.
More from Bernieâ€Ś Hospital regulations require a wheel chair for patients being discharged. However, while working as a student nurse, I found one elderly gentleman already dressed and sitting on the bed with a suitcase at his feet, who insisted he didn't need my help to leave the hospital. After a chat about rules being rules, he reluctantly let me wheel him to the elevator. On the way down I asked him if his wife was meeting him. 'I don't know,' he said. 'She's still upstairs in the bathroom changing out of her hospital gown.'
Irish Road Accident
Paddy phones an ambulance because his mate's been hit by a car. Paddy: 'Get an ambulance here quick, he's bleeding from his nose and ears and I tink both his legs are broken.' Operator: 'What is your location sir?' Paddy: 'Outside number 28 Eucalyptus Street.' Operator: 'How do you spell that sir?' Silence.... (heavy breathing) and after a minute. Operator: 'Are you there sir?' More heavy breathing and another minute later. Operator: 'Sir, can you hear me?' This goes on for another few minutes until.... Operator: 'Sir, please answer me. Can you still hear me?' Paddy: 'Yes, sorry bout dat... I couldn't spell eucalyptus, so I just dragged him round to number 3 Oak Street.'
A man was telling his neighbour, 'I just bought a new hearing aid. It cost me four thousand dollars, but it's state of the art. It's perfect.' 'Really,' answered the neighbour. 'What kind is it?'
Dreamland is an iconic business, known and trusted in South Australia since 1978. The Noarlunga store is owned and operated by a local family, well known to many members of The Vines. We are delighted to come aboard as a sponsor of The Vines Golf Club, in particular the Women’s Golf Pennant team. Our store has recently been refitted with new and modern beds, suites, mattresses & ensembles. Headboards are also available and we have a great range of quilts and pillows to choose from as well. Come down and see us at their new look store on Seaman Drive at Noarlunga – right behind the Noarlunga Swimming Centre. Don’t forget to mention you heard about us at The Vines so we can give you a special discounted price!
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