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GRAPEVINE March 2016



In this edition… 

ISPS Handa 2016 Women's Australian Open…volunteers, photo.

 JSA Golf Day… Monday 18th April 2016  

ADA Legends Pro-Am…Monday 11th April JUNIORS…2016 McMillan Shield Competition

FROM THE PRESIDENT…Don Johnson It is with pleasure that I can advise members that Matt Chesterman has accepted our offer to extend his contract for another year plus the right of renewal for another four years. I am sure he will continue to promote the Club as he has in the past 12 months and assist the Committee of Management to achieve the results that we expect in all areas of the Club. I have previously mentioned people coming to the Club to work for the dole. This is now anticipated to start on the 21st March and they will be at the Club for 6 months. The arrangement on how this would be organised has now changed and it is up to us to supervise these people. Wayne Lines has put his hand to be the leader of the supervisors and he will be assisted by Greg Kemp, Tom Bryant, Bob Dickson, Robert Hicks and John Ward. Wayne would still like to have at least two more people on the team to spread the workload. The people attending will all be over the age of 30 and will work for 15 hours each week. We are expecting about 10 people to attend each day. If anybody would like to know what is involved please contact Wayne or myself. I can assure you that what is required is not onerous. Please give it some thought. Rob Dowling, Rod Gorton and Matt are currently completing the documentation required before lodging an Application for a Grant from the Department of Sport and Recreation. If they are successful it will allow us to complete the refurbishment of the Club House over the next 12 months. There is quite a bit of work to compile and complete this application which has to be lodged by the 11th April. We all have our fingers crossed. There have been a few words said around the Club that “the irrigation system is being looked at”. There have been a few discussions on how some areas could be improved but that is all at the moment.

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(FROM THE PRESIDENT…continued) The Membership Committee are looking into a number of issues in regard to satisfying our long term and all current members. A considerable amount of work has been done and it will take some time before recommendations can be made to the Committee of Management and the members. All matters following the damage caused by the lightning strike in December have now been finalised and our insurers have paid for the damage without any hesitation. Thanks to the Bradford family they had the pumps working very shortly after the damage was done. Dear Members, It is with great sadness that we advise of the passing of Des Milne on Tuesday the 8th of March. Des was a 25 year member of The Vines and served on the Committee of Management as Vice President Social during the early 2000’s and as Vice Captain during 2007/08. Our thoughts are with Jan & Family.

SOCIAL NEWS…from Wayne Lines (Vice President, Hospitality)

Sevens season is almost over, with finals to be completed on Sunday 20th March. Presentations will be held Sunday 3rd April.

Social Sunday…The last round will be played on 20th March. Hopefully the weather will be kind and we will have a large field playing. We still have plenty of openings for members wishing to play.

Twilight golf… Only three rounds to go with the last to be played on 31st March with daylight saving finishing the following weekend.

Friday night members draw is currently at $525. No draw will be held on 25th March with the club being closed on Good Friday.

is back again this year, starting

7.30pm on Wednesday 30th

March. Make a night of it and come along early, but make sure you book if having a meal. Friends most welcome.

Leap Year Baby Steve Beaty turned “14 years old” on the 29th February this year. Channel 7 viewers may have seen familiar faces on the weather reports on Saturday 27th with the broadcast being from the Beaty house. Thanks to Tim Nunan the presenter, who met Steve 20 years ago, the telecast was broadcast live from their house. Obviously Steve left a lasting impression.

A WORD FROM THE GIRLS…from Debbie Gill (Vice President, Women’s Golf) Tuesday 1st March was our Opening Day to the winter season. I’d like to thank Don Johnson and Matt Chesterman who addressed the ladies and updated us on the current happenings around the Club. The 8th March was our first day of the Winter Season but once again the weather was against us and only 9 holes were played. So Tuesday 15th will not only be our St. Patricks Day fun day but it will also be the beginning of our Special Comps and Jokers. Good luck to everyone. Also on Tuesday 15th, a member of St John Ambulance will give us a refresher course on how to use the defibrillator. Club Championships registration forms are currently available. Make sure you get your entries in before 30th March. Once again Happy Valley Foodland will be sponsoring our Gala Day on Thursday 21st April, so ladies, now’s the time to start propagating your plants and planning what you’d like to contribute to our trading table. On behalf of the ladies I’d like to send Jan Milne and her family our love and condolences on the passing of Des. I know he really enjoyed interacting with the ladies on Tuesdays, as he ‘pottered’ around the course. He was a lovely man and will be sorely missed.

ISPS Handa 2016 Women's Australian Open…The Grange GC from John Ford)

Volunteer Hole Marshalls' - Par 3 Hole No.8 L-R: Colin LAMBERT, Marie & Bob HICKS, Nigel COLES, John FORD (Hole Captain), Bob STONE, Rob JOHNS. Absent from photo are Les BUCKLEY & Harald STAMER. Well done Folks over the four days The VINES "owned" the signature 3rd Hole. Watching the pros' hit balls was an experience and a lesson in how to hit a golf ball. Other members involved as separate Volunteers were John WARD (roving Marshall), Heather CHAPMAN (program selling), Karen PARSONS (scoring) and Phil PARSONS (car pool pickups) Already looking forward to Royal Adelaide next year

Matchplay Championship Qualifying Round…Saturday 19th March Round of 16…Sunday 20th March Quarter and Semi Finals…Saturday 9th April Final…Sunday 10th April

Enter NOW!

THE “ODD JOB” WORKING GROUP …from John Ward (on behalf of the Course Committee)

From time to time members (both Male and Female) are provided with the opportunity to give some of their time to undertake some odd jobs around the golf course. Previously “The Members Volunteer Working Group” met regularly on a monthly basis (weather permitting) to carry out predetermined minor works around the golf course. This work is not heavy or arduous but is an important facet of our golf course maintenance program and in turn allows the ground staff to make the most efficient use of their expert abilities. The work duration usually lasts for two to three hours and there is always a coffee or a cool drink and biscuit in the clubhouse afterwards. You need not commit yourself for all of the jobs, but if you are available for the odd “Odd Job” also let me know. Your contact details would be appreciated. At present there is a core group of three members who have been performing the “Odd Jobs” for the previous three or four years, but we are now looking to increase the numbers of volunteers so that the working groups can tackle more jobs more frequently, which in turn will result in a neater and tidier golf course. If any members are interested in getting involved in the ”Odd Job” volunteer group could you please contact me, John Ward, either by phone on 8 298 3658 or by e-mail, or tap me on the shoulder at the Club, and we can discuss what the club has in mind. To give you some idea of the type of odd jobs we take on here are a few examples: repair/unclog open drains at various locations around the golf course  paint seats (green)  cover tree roots adjacent to fairways  dead head the agapanthus  clean and polish the Tee Signs  tree trimming and debris clean up (course staff to provide chainsaw operator)  general course clean up (when required especially after storms etc.)  tidy dolomite paths  maintain garden beds around the golf course (Barry Dicker to oversee)  Any other tasks that the Course Superintendent, Rob Millington requires us to undertake. Of course there are many other jobs that volunteers (both Male and Female) can do and I am sure that when required these volunteers will emerge and rally to the call. All volunteers will need to be briefed by Rob Millington regarding their responsibilities while they are on the golf course carrying out the odd jobs.


JUNIORS…from Wayne Corbett

2016 McMillan Shield Competition (handicap match play) Played at Kooyonga on Sunday 28th February versus Thaxted Park. Our Team was Jarred Clarke, Emily Dunbar, Jordan Percey, Lingli Courage (Vice Captain), Alex Manton, Kyle Dickenson, Lachlan Eckermann and our reserve player was Boston Price. After the front nine holes of play had been completed, Jarred Clarke was 4 up, Emily 3 down, Jordan 5 up, Lingli 4 down, Alex 4 up, Kyle 2 up and Lachlan was square. Our new member to our Club and the team, Boston Price, was playing some great golf and displaying his wonderful skills, held a lead of 4 up. Some of our team made the long ninth hole look fairly easy. The significant birdie highlights witnessed were. Firstly, Jarred Clarke hit a towering 5 wood second shot (200 metres) to just over the back of the green, played an exquisite flop shot and then casually holed the short put. Not to be outdone, both Jordan Percey and Lingli Courage, playing in the same group, each hit great approaches into the green and then easily holed their respective putt to the delight of the many spectators watching around the green. As play moved deeper into the back nine our Team’s fortunes were in the balance. Firstly, Jordan registered a great 6 and 4 win, then Kyle came in with a 5 and 3 win and then Alex Manton provided a 2 and 1 win. Lingli, who earlier had been 4 holes down was now back to square by the 14th but Emily had lost her match, 4 and 3. This gave our team 3 legs in with the Team’s final outcome resting on the matches of Jarred, Lachlan and Lingli. Lachlan continued his good form to record a 2 and 1 win at the 17th. Jarred hung onto his 1 up lead after halving the 18th and Lingli was 1 up after the 17th with the 18th to play to determine the final result of her match. She hit a terrific drive only to see it trickle into the left bunker. Ignoring this, she then calmly played a majestic iron from the bunker onto the green to finish about 6 meters from the pin. Her opponent had missed the green with his second but played a great chip to within 2 metres. Despite losing this hole, Lingli, after her fantastic fight back, recorded a terrific half for the team. Our new team member, Boston Price, playing in his first McMillan Shield competition recorded a magnificent 8 and 7 win and showed that his obvious shot making skills and determination will make him a valuable member and asset to our team.

The final outcome was a fighting win 5 ½ to 1 ½ Played at The Vines on Sunday 13th March versus Tea Tree Gully Our team members were Ryan Francis (Captain), Lingli Courage (Vice Captain), Jordan Percey, Boston Price, Ryan Scovell, Alex Manton, Kyle Dickenson with Charlie Nobbs as our reserve player. The standard of play displayed by both teams was exceptional and each match was very tight with no quarter being given. Even short putts were not being conceded. Individual matches seesawed for most of the first 9 holes without any side gaining an early strong advantage. However, after the completion of 10 holes it was becoming evident that some of our team were starting to hit their straps. Kyle Dickenson then recorded an excellent 6 and 5 win, followed by Ryan Francis with a 6 and 4 win. Jordan Percey then came in with a 4 and 2 win which left the final outcome of the game hanging in the balance.

Lingli Courage was playing well and had fought back from being 4 down to be 1 down by the 14th but unfortunately lost her very entertaining match 3 and 1. Ryan Scovell was also playing some wonderful golf shots to eventually record a solid 3 and 1 win whilst Alex Manton persisted all day but unfortunately lost 1 down. Boston Price, our new team member, battled gamely all day against his much bigger and stronger opponent to record a 7 and 6 loss. Our reserve player, Charlie Nobbs, also played some magical shots and holed some terrific putts in his match to register a 6 and 4 win. After all the excitement and tension, our team recorded a fighting 4 and 3 win to remain

undefeated this season.

Also, it was extremely pleasing for the team to see the many Club members who followed play all day and provided generous encouragement and support. The final round of this year’s competition is to be played at The Grange (East Course) on Sunday 20th March and our team plays the team from West Lakes. The results from this round will determine the winner of the 2016 McMillan Shield. Team standings after this round are:The Vines – played 4 games and won The Grange – played 4 games and won West Lakes – played 4 games and won Kooyonga – played 5 games and won Glenelg – played 4 games and won Tea Tree Gully – played 4 games and won Thaxted Park – played 5 games and won

18.5 matches; 18.5 matches; 18 matches; 15.5 matches; 14.5 matches; 11 matches; 9 matches.

At home on Sunday 13th March…

L to R: Wayne Corbett, Boston Price, Lingli Courage, Charlie Nobbs, Kyle Dickenson, Alex Manton, Louis Pretty, Jordan Percey, Ryan Francis, Ryan Scovell.

Junior Golf Sponsors…

JSA Golf Day, Swing into Action for Mental Health! At The Vines Monday 18th April 2016 – 12 noon shotgun start Get your entry in now, so you are not disappointed!

The day promises to be lots of fun. Our hole sponsors will provide the players with the odd challenge to keep the day interesting. We’ve got some great prizes lined up. There will be raffles and auction items and each player will receive a goody bag at the end of the day. Players can register in teams of 4 or we happily accept individual registrations (the individual players will be “teamed” on the day so they can play the same Ambrose competition). To register, Vines members can call Nicole at the JSA office ph 08 8322 5088 or email

Try our Bistro Dinner Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Sunday from 5.30pm

Lunch Wednesday to Sunday from Midday until 2.30pm As usual bookings are recommended on 8381 1822

RULE of the month…explanation …from John Ward

Lew and Dowski were enjoying a quiet bitterly cold West End draught can after an enjoyable round of golf when Lew asked Dowski what would happen if he had a live insect on his golf ball in play and wanted to remove the insect before playing his next shot. I am sure this happened to all golfers at one time or another. Dowski, who will always try to help his mate on rules matters, proceeded to explain what Lew would need to do in the different situations that could occur when a live insect settled on his ball. First of all the live insect is a “loose Impediment” (see definitions)

If the ball is ”through the green” Lew could remove the insect, but if he moves the ball in doing so he incurs a penalty of one stroke.

If the ball is on the ”Putting Green” Lew could remove the insect, but there is no penalty if he

moves the ball, provided the movement of the ball is directly attributable to removing the insect (loose impediment).

If the ball is in a ”hazard”, the insect is considered to be in the hazard and Lew may not touch

or physically remove the insect from the ball. However, as the live insect is animate Lew may take any other action that encourages the insect to move. If the insect moves, there is no penalty, provided Lew has not touched the insect while it is on the ball, if Lew causes the ball to move or he physically moves the insect he incurs a penalty of two strokes. After that explanation Lew thanked his mate Dowski and went to the bar and purchased two more bitterly cold West End cans.

Steve Krause…Club Professional

From Bernie‌ Why Teachers Drink... Some really creative and well thought out answers, many will seek a career in Politics! The following questions were set in an examination. These are genuine answers (from 16 year olds). Q. Name the four seasons. A.. Salt, pepper, mustard and vinegar (this kid is a genius). Q. What guarantees may a mortgage company insist on? A.. If you are buying a house they will insist that you are well endowed. Q. How can you delay milk turning sour? A.. Keep it in the cow (Simple, but brilliant). Q. What is the fibula? A.. A small lie (he will be a Brilliant barrister). Q. What does 'varicose' mean? A.. Nearby (too easy). Q. What is the most common form of birth control? A.. Most people prevent contraception by wearing a condominium. (That would work). Q. Give the meaning of the term 'Caesarean section'. A.. The caesarean section is a district in Rome. Q. What is a seizure? A.. A Roman Emperor. (Julius Seizure, I came, I saw, I had a fit). Q. What does the word 'benign' mean? A.. Benign is what you will be after you be eight (brilliant). Q. How is dew formed? A.. The sun shines down on the leaves and makes them perspire (logical). Q. What happens to a boy when he reaches puberty? A.. He says goodbye to his boyhood and looks forward to his adultery (So true). Q... What happens to your body as you age? A.. When you get old, so do your bowels and you get intercontinental (or a Hilton). Q. What are steroids? A. Things for keeping carpets still on the stairs (Shoot yourself now , there is little hope).

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