GRAPEVINE May 2015
In this edition…
What’s On…plenty of Social Events, so read about it inside
ON THE COURSE…irrigation & water supply, bunker rake trial, repairing pitch marks A WORD FROM THE GIRLS…Bessie Tester, Championships
FROM THE PRESIDENT…Don Johnson
During the past few weeks Members have made mention to me about the Saturday Competition results not being published in the Sunday Mail. Steve Krause has shown me that emails have been sent each Saturday night when the Competition is completed and he now sends me a copy of the emails each week. This is the method that is used by all Clubs and we have to rely on the Sunday Mail getting it right. Following a meeting that Rob Dowling and I had with our Bankers, the ANZ Bank, Rob wrote them a letter requesting that they consider a Junior Sponsorship Package for the Club. I am pleased to advise that they have agreed to purchase 4 sets of clubs to be used by juniors attending clinics held by Steve Krause. ANZ have also agreed to set up the Club as a Commercially Accredited Spotter and ANZ Mortgage Introducer and will pay the Club 0.5% and 0.3% respectively for any loans approved in excess of $50,000. For each Commercial Loan approved they will also donate an additional set of clubs for the juniors.
Please advise the Manager if the Club can make a claim on this offer. All information will be kept confidential.
The Strategic Plan is nearing completion. A meeting will be held on the 2nd June with Jim Sundqvist and his team together with the Committee of Management and all Sub-committee members to discuss the final result. Following this meeting the Plan will be forwarded to members by email. Hard copies will be available from the office. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Jim Sundqvist, Bob Dickson, Russell Virgo and Jan Shaw for their time in completing the Plan. At the last Committee of Management meeting it was decided to appoint a Personnel Committee to deal with Staff Reporting, Job Descriptions and any other matters that need to be dealt with. The Committee consists of myself, Rob Dowling and Jan Shaw. As a result of advice provided via the “Chip In” program the Club will set up a Policy Manual. This will assist any new people taking on positions on various Committees giving them easy access to various decisions that have been made in the past. I believe it is important to have a Manual for easy reference. Currently decisions made are just passed on informally from one Committee to another. We are also updating the Management Handbook to reflect changes that have occurred since it was first produced. I expect both this document and the Policy Manual will be completed in the next couple of months and will be available to any member. Once again the Legends Pro-Am was a great day and well attended by members. I would like to
thank the Sponsors in particular Bill Thredgold from Air Diffusion as without their support this event would not be held.
From Steve Krause…Club Professional
PGA Professionals Championship of South Australia The Vines of Reynella Golf Club – Tuesday, 21st April, 2015 Who Won The South Australian Professionals Championship...? Yours Truly! “I was lucky enough to win the South Australian Professionals Championship this month by a solitary shot from Simon Pope of Links Lady Bay. This has qualified me for the $50,000 National Championship held in November on Hamilton Island. So if you see me out practising later in the year you will know why!!!”
Editor’s Note: Modesty…Steve holed in one on the 14th. Well done Steve.
2015 Air Diffusion Legends Pro Am hailed a success!
The 2015 Air Diffusion Agencies Legends Pro Am on Monday 27th April was hailed a great success from all involved! With two full fields, both AM and PM, and over 50 PGA Legend Professionals from all over the world it would be fair to say that this event is fast becoming a major highlight on the calendar here at The Vines. Thanks so much to Bill & Lenice for their support for the biggest event on the calendar at The Vines. Over 50 PGA Legends took part in the event mixing it with 150 of our members in what was a great day and evening. The winner of the event was South African Chris Williams with a great score of 4 under par 67. Some of the big names that teed it up were Mike Harwood, Rodger Davis, Simon Owen, Mike Zilko, Dave Merriman, and Peter Fowler.
Below are the sponsors of the day that we would dearly like to thank:
Air Diffusion Agencies – Bill Threadgold and Lenice Vayro Lion Nathan – Andrew Smith NHP – Simon Hoey & Andrew Harders MooJooce – Nick Brazil Schweppes McDonald Conveyancing – Don Markwick, Bernie Lewandowski and Paul Whipp
Foodland Happy Valley – Graham Rugless Tony Fagg John Crosby (Life Member) Golf 4U Pty Ltd Acushnet (Titleist/FootJoy). 1979 British Open Runner Up Simon Owen… with some of The Vines juniors… Ryan Francis, Caitlin Peirce and Emily Dunbar.
RULE of the month…explanation …from John Ward
RULE 27 BALL LOST OR OUT OF BOUNDS; PROVISIONAL BALL HOW LONG IS 5 MINUTES? WHAT HAPPENS IF YOUR BALL IS FOUND AFTER SEARCH EXCEEDING FIVE MINUTES AND IS THEN PLAYED? Sorry, your ball was lost after five minutes and is therefore OUT OF PLAY when that five-minute period allowed for the search expired. So you have played a stroke with the ball out of play, you have in fact played the WRONG BALL and incurred a penalty of two strokes in Stroke play (Loss of hole in Match play) . However, in Stroke play if you didn’t correct your error(i.e. go back and play your next stroke from that place you hit the lost ball to where it was found, (Stroke and distance penalty, a total of three penalty strokes) before playing from the next tee you are disqualified . Perhaps your playing partners or your Marker should let you know when the five minutes search period is up so you don’t play the wrong ball and are consequently disqualified.
HOLE IN ONE
Saturday 2nd May on the 6th hole
From the Manager…Matt Chesterman (Manager) What another busy month we’ve had at The Vines with so much to look forward to in the coming months as well! Since our last edition 90 people enjoyed “The Songs of the Legends” on April the 18th. Dave & Dave played some great tunes, Clayton produced a fantastic meal for all and everyone had great night. Given this was our first attempt at this seated music event concept I’m really happy with the feedback we have received. Watch this space for similar events in the future. The “Air Diffusion Legends Pro Am” has firmly stamped its place on our golfing calendar with another successful event on the 27th of April. With nearly 200 players over the day it was enjoyed by a great portion of our membership and we look forward to hosting the event again next year. Big thanks to our Naming Rights Sponsor, Air Diffusion Agencies, and to our Support Sponsors, Hahn Super Dry, NHP, Schweppes, Happy Valley Foodland, MooJooce, McDonald Conveyancing & Reynella Mazda. Coming up we have a social favourite in the Quiz Night on Saturday the 23rd of May. There are only a few tables left so get your booking into Julie in the office soon. The June long weekend is also a date for your diary as the Club celebrates its 90th year. On Sunday the 7th June we are hosting a cocktail party to celebrate the occasion and on Monday the 8th we’ll be hosting a Social Ambrose Event. See the adverts on the following pages for all the information or don’t hesitate to get in touch with Julie or Myself for the details. Our pennant teams have been working hard over the summer and are ready for the action ahead! The Ladies A2 side got off to a flying start with a win over Tea Tree Gully in round 1 and our elite men are champing at the bit for their first crack at the Simpson Cup in over 10 years! All sides would love to have your support with spectators very welcome at each event. Included in this edition is a pennant calendar which will tell you when & where we are playing over the next 2 months. The standard of golf at all of the grades is exceptional and it’s time well spent, spending a Sunday afternoon or a Monday morning watching some great amateur golf. Good Luck to all of our players! Our Membership Drive has reached its target of 60 new members, and with such success the COM have extended the offer. A reminder to members that if you introduce a member to the Club, you’ll receive a 10% rebate off your fees for the following year. With the course in such great condition now is the time to get your friends down to play golf at The Vines. Don’t hesitate to give us a call or pop in if you need a membership information pack to take to friends or relatives, we’ll be more than happy to help. Finally a reminder that the Bacon & Egg Rolls are back! Every Saturday Medal round our Commercial Activities VP & valued sponsor, Elite Printing’s Rod Gorton will be cooking up a storm! All proceeds go towards the Junior Development Fund which supports the future of our golf club! Good Golfing! Pennant Calendar – Get out and Support The Vines! Simpson Cup Sunday 17th May @ Blackwood VS Kooyonga @ 12.10pm Sunday 24th May @ TTG VS Highercombe @ 11.15am Sunday 31st May @ Highercombe VS TTG @ 11.15am Sunday 14th June @ The Grange VS The Grange @ 11.15am Sunday 21st June @ Glenelg VS Royal Adelaide @ 12.10pm Sunday 28th June @ The Vines VS Glenelg @ 11.15am Sunday 5th July @ Royal Adelaide VS Blackwood @ 12.15pm Sunday 12th July FINAL @ Kooyonga TBC
Womenâ€™s A2 Monday 18th May @ The Vines VS Mt Osmond @ 8.00am Monday 25th May @ Blackwood VS Blackwood @ 8.00am Monday 1st June @ The Grange VS Flagstaff Hill @ 9.30am Monday 15th June @ Glenelg VS The Grange @ 8.30am Monday 22nd June @ TTG VS Kooyonga @ 8.30am Monday 29th June @ Flagstaff Hill VS Glenelg @ 9.30am Monday 6th July FINAL @ West Lakes TBC Bonnar Cup Sunday 17th May @ The Vines VS North Adelaide @ 11.15am Sunday 24th May @ Royal Adelaide VS Blackwood @ 12.15pm Sunday 31st May @ Blackwood VS The Grange @ 12.10pm Sunday 14th June @ Kooyonga VS Glenelg @ 11.20pm Sunday 21st June @ North Adelaide VS Royal Adelaide @ 10.25am Sunday 28th June @ The Grange VS Kooyonga @ 12.10pm Sunday 5th July @ TTG VS TTG @ 11.15am Sunday 12th July FINAL @ Flagstaff Hill TBC Cleek 2 Monday 25th May @ Westward Ho VS West Lakes @ 9.00am Monday 1st June @ Thaxted Park VS The Stirling @ 8.30am Monday 15th June @ The Stirling VS Westward Ho @ 10.00am Monday 22nd June @ West Lakes VS North Adelaide @ 10.30am Monday 29th June @ North Adelaide VS Thaxted Park @ 8.30am Monday 6th July FINAL @ West Lakes TBC
ON THE COURSE… from Russell Virgo (Vice President, Course) Irrigation and Water Supply
1. Water Research Programme The introduction of the bore alongside the 6th hole has successfully increased irrigation capacity for the course. The Course Team continues to investigate other opportunities including a discussion with a company on the merits of a "Reclaimed Water System". From this contact an associated company has approached the Club with a proposal to trial a programme of “Ozone Water Treatment" for control of fungi infestation on greens. This process would involve the application of treated water in lieu of chemicals to control fungi etc. The Club has an “Environment - Sustainability of Operations Policy” in the use of chemicals. The policy requires us to look at the use of certain chemicals, constant cost increases, availability and regulations on their use now and into the future. 2. Irrigation Pumps The Course Team is always looking at ways to control or reduce cost. One such opportunity…irrigation pumps use 22 kW of electrical power for each pump when operating. In conjunction with club members the Bradford Family from Pump Technology Services (SA) Pty. Ltd and Course Superintendent Rob, a proposal has been put forward to revise the pumps from existing 22 kW to 15 kW a saving of 7 kW per pump thus reducing the electrical power bill but the new pumps will produce the same output as previous. The Vice President - Commercial Activities (Rod Gorton) has been very pro-active in assisting the Course Team in researching the possibility of grants being available for any power reducing programmes. We thank him for his assistance.
Bunker Rakes Trial
The current club policy (per the Members Handbook) on the position of the rakes in bunkers is as follows… “Rakes are to be left in the flat areas in the bunkers, away from the bunker margins, pointing in the direction of play." Due to the inconsistency of this simple direction and the resultant complaints associated with the rakes left in all sort of positions a trial is to commence in the next few weeks on one or two holes of a cradle type rake holder positioned on the non green-side edge of the bunkers for the rake
handle to be placed but with the claw of the rake at the flat of the bunker.
Members are requested to give this new proposal a trial. The Course Team welcomes and looks forward to your written responses, successful or otherwise.
Members Working Group To assist the Course Team improve the golf course the Members Working Group meet on the third Thursday of the month. Last month they tackled the pine tree behind the 6th green with an excellent outcome. This month, Thursday 21st May starting at 8.30am, they will be trimming trees along the 5th hole and I am sure they would enjoy your company.
Golf Course The appearance and presentation of a golf course can be measured by the detailed preparation that occurs. Our course staff will do the heavy preparation but players can also help. Divots... Sand buckets should be carried and used to fill divots on the fairways and in the rough. If you notice unfilled divots please repair them as in your next round you may find yourself in one. Remember, on completion of your round, to empty the bucket of any remaining soil in the barrel and then place your bucket in the storage rack.
Sand Bunkers... How to rake and leave a sand bunker for other players. Find the best entry and exit point. Enter the bunker with a rake. Play your shot. Smooth over the sand as you back out of the bunker Exit the bunker and complete the raking. Admire your work. Replace the rake in the flat part of the bunker in the direction of the hole being played and as per bunker rake trial. The Putting Green... Rule 16- 1c Repair of Hole Plugs, Ball Marks and Other Damage. The player may repair an old hole plug mark or damage to the putting green caused by the impact of a ball, whether or not the players ball lies on the putting green. Pitch Mark Pitch marks are the "old hole plug or dents" a ball makes when it lands on the green. Left nonrepaired, pitch marks not only make a green look bad, they also interfere with the putts. A properly repaired ball pitch mark takes only a few days to heal. A non-repaired or improperly repaired mark can take weeks! So make it part of your putting routine and start surveying your putt by fixing the pitch mark first. Don't worry, it’s easy to do just follow the steps below. Repair Method... *Use a pitch repair tool (available from the Pro-Shop) or a tee. *Insert it at the edge (starting at the highest side) of the indentation, not the depression. *Don't use the tool like a fork to lift the lower bits. *Work your way around the divot by continuing to push it towards the middle. *Tap down the on the repair with your putter.
A WORD FROM THE GIRLS…from Debbie Gill (Vice President, Women’s Golf) Our Club Championships were held in April. Thank you ladies for participating and congratulations to the winners. What an eventful day we had on the Final Day! With rain halting play and then the A grade players having to walk up the 37th as the light was fading. The situation meant that our presentations were much later in the day, than expected and therefore was witnessed by a full clubhouse. I’m sure we will be speaking about that day for many a year. A big thank you also, to those members who were following all of the grades around during the day. What a great opportunity it was to play in the morning field of the Legends Pro Am on April 27th. Our Pro was impressed with the full field for both the morning and afternoon. He also commented that it was great to see women and juniors playing, as he has rarely seen this at other Pro Ams he has played in. Hopefully we can encourage more to play next year. Gala Day on 7th May was a great success. We had 31 visitors from 12 clubs, who were all very impressed with our beautiful course and great lunch. Thank you to Graham Rugless from Happy Valley Foodland who sponsors this day every year. We appreciate his continuing support and making himself available to present prizes on the day. I asked him how long he had been our Sponsor but he wasn’t sure. Thanks to Jan James’ memory, who was a guest for the day, we established that it was 15 years. Thanks again Graham. The trading table continues to be a popular feature of our Gala Day, thank you to everyone who donated and helped out in any way. A number of ladies will be venturing down to South Lakes golf course on Tuesday 19th May for the annual May Week tournament. Ladies from all over the State converge on Goolwa and have a fantastic time making new friends and socialising. Oh and there is some golf played too!! Enjoy ladies!! Congratulations to our Pennant Team who had a win at Mt Osmond over Tea Tree Gully 4/1 on Monday 11th May. Unfortunately our Hickory Team weren’t so lucky at North Adelaide against Grange on the same day. Monday 18th sees The Vines hosting the Pennants matches and we’re up against Mt Osmond. The Hickory team will be at Mt Osmond playing Westward Ho. On Thursday 21st May our Nomads Team will be playing at home against Flagstaff Hill. The first Cleek Team game will be at Westward Ho against West Lakes on Monday 25th May. Good luck to all of the ladies playing. It would be great for the girls to have spectators, so pop along to one of the venues and give your support. Thanks to all of the ladies and their caddies, who make themselves available to play in our 4 Club Representative teams, it is much appreciated. BESSIE TESTER Bessie turns 87 in October and has been looking after the 9 hole lady players for the last 10 years. Bessie had hurt her back after playing Ten Pin Bowls for a number of years and decided to take up a new sport. She joined the Vines in 1977 on the suggestion from her friend Elsie Pope. She had a hiatus from the Vines from 1990 to 2000. After missing the game for so long and the friendships that come with playing, she re-joined as a 9 hole member in 2000. We’re all very grateful that she came back, as she is a very much-loved identity of the club.
Addition to the Course Family Green staff 2IC Jeff Hull and partner Michelle have proudly announced the arrival of Ella Rose on 24th April 2015, weighing 2.9 kg both mother and Ella are doing fine. A little sister for big brother Thomas. The Course Team congratulates the Hull family on the new addition.
Ladies Championships 2015…congratulations to the winners;
B Grade…Heather Jones
9 Holers…Bessie Tester
A Grade…Ros Brunton
C grade…Eve Schahinger
SOCIAL NEWS…from David Jolly (Vice President, Membership & Hospitality) Hello everyone!
Members Draw! Over $900 to be won with the members’ jackpot! 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.
–last Wednesday of every month Next one is Wednesday 27th may! Get into the club for a fun evening. More people mean more cash prizes up for grabs. Bring your friends. Members, please join us, we need the numbers to keep this night a success!
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. Shotgun start at 1.00pm, however bacon and egg rolls and muffins available from 11.30- included in your golf day, no extra charge, plus a drink on arrival and also follow golf with a roast tea! Great value at only $20 for members to play!
From John Ford… A big game Hunter went on a Safari with his Wife and Mother-in-Law. One morning while still deep in the Jungle, the hunter’s wife awakened to find her Mother gone. She woke her husband and they both set off in search of the elderly woman. In a clearing not far from the camp, they came upon a chilling sight ... the mother-in-law was standing face-to-face with a Lion. ”What are we going to do?” his horrified wife asked. ”Nothing,’ her Husband replied, “The Lion got himself into this mess, let him get himself out of it.”
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From Bernie… Daughter Texting to Dad -- Today's Generation
“Daddy, I am coming home to get married, soon. Get out your check book. LOL. I'm in love with a boy who is far away from me. I am in Australia, and he lives in Scotland. We met on a dating website, became friends on Facebook, had long chats on Whatsapp, he proposed to me on Skype, and now we've had two months of relationship through Viber. My beloved and favourite Dad, I need your good wishes, and a really big wedding. Lots of love and thanks, your favourite daughter, Lilly.”
Dad’s reply ....also by text.
“My Dear Lilly: Like Wow! Really? Cool! Whatever....., I suggest you two get married on Twitter, have fun on Tango, buy your kids on Amazon, and pay for it all through Paypal. And when you get fed up with this new husband, sell him on Ebay. L.O.L. (lots of love), Daddy.”
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