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Cobram Barooga has something for Everyone!

 Sunday, March 11, 2018
Cobram Barooga has something for Everyone!

Cobram Barooga Golf Club will be holding two events shortly, which one will you playing?

Friday 30th March to Monday 2nd April, will be the Cobram Barooga Easter Tournament. 
Competitions over the 4 days include individual stableford, stroke (scratch and handicap including the Easter Cup), and 4BBB Stableford.
Entries start at $20 per player. Download the Entry Form here.

As part of the seniors tour through the region, Cobram Barooga will also be holding their Seniors Tournament beginning on Sunday 6th, concluding on Thursday 10th May. Download an Entry Form and more details here.

Accommodation is also available for the early birds, so get those entries in quick!

And the Winners are:..................

 Sunday, March 04, 2018

GMGA Summer 4BBB Final Results:

After four of the matches decided before the 18th, Joel Watson and Aaron Loader were going down the 18th a tRich River West Course, knowing they had to win to keep the match alive, and Rich River's fortunes. Aaron sunk a monster putt on the 18th to square the match, so down the first they went again, then the second, then the third, fourth, and onto the 5th or 23rd hole of the match. Aaron and Joel went on to win the hole, and clinch a 3&2 victory for Rich River Golf Club.

Rich River Division 1 Team, with David Roberts, President GMGA Inc on the far left.

In Division 2, Tallygaroopna and Kialla fought a see-sawing battle all day, and it wasn't until the final putt on the 18th, that Tally got up to win the Division 2 flag!

A Very Happy Tallygaroopna side.

The GMGA would like to thank all clubs and players who participated in the series this year, and it was great to see the young players getting a run in the various teams. We would also like to thank the clubs for the use of their courses and hospitality during the season, and Rich River Golf Club for hosting the finals.

All players commended the course preparation, a big thank you to the ground staff and Andrew Johnson Course Superintendent Rich River GC.

Summer Four Ball Pennant FINAL Results: By David roberts

The finals of the GMGA Division One and Two Summer Pennant competition was played in pleasant condition at Rich River last Sunday.

Division 1
Hill Top Tatura had to take on home team Rich River in what became an enthralling encounter. A big 6/5 win to McCoomb and Dixon set Rich River off to a great start. Tewhata and Scott got another one in for the home team 3/2. Cornelius and Hunter struck back for Hill Top 4/2 and Hill Top’s Risstrom and Miller carded a 3/2 win.  Two matches each.  Watson and Loader for Rich River and Hill Top’s Dryden and Roberts were all square after the eighteen holes.  The match had to be decided and it took another five holes before the steady young gun Aaron Loader was able to return a net par on the 23rd hole while the Roberts par putt lipped out.  Well done to Rich River.

Division 2.
The final was the same clash as the last round as Tallygaroopna took on Kialla. A similar scenario unfolded.  Campbell and Montgomery scored a 2/1 win for Tally, however, Farrell and Hutchins and Campbell and Pettie registers two good but close wins for Kialla. Then Brett and Larson gained a 3/2 win for Tally.  Two matches each.  Last pairing, eighteenth hole and Tally Captain Montgomery and Karl managed the win one up.  The win gave Tallygaroopna their fourth win in five years.

Congratulations to the teams in each division on making the finals.  Thanks to Rich River for hosting the event.  Well done to Rich River and Tallygaroopna, may the pennants fly high at your clubs.

GMGA Summer Pennant Round 6 Results

 Monday, February 05, 2018

Results of the Final Round are now available on the pennant webpage, and also on Team App.

Goulburn Valley Vets Start 22nd Jan

 Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Goulburn Valley Vets

The Goulburn Valley Veterans Association season 2018 kicks off at Parkland on Monday January 22nd so it is time for current members to renew their membership and new members are most welcome.

This day is also the Annual Meeting so there is an early start of 9.00 am assembly for a 9.30 am tee.  Please consider and discuss the possibility of serving on the committee in 2018 and come prepared to submit your nomination.

The annual Central Challenge on 26/02/2018 hosted by Mooroopna Golf Club is not far away.  This event is limited to 60 players from each association and there is no handicap restriction, first in and payed up gets the gig. We would like to finalise our team at this meeting and the $20 entry fee is required upon registration.

All GVVGA results and information is on the website under the "latest news" subpage "Vets" on the menu bar, please check this page out for the latest news from your association.

2018 GMGA 4BBB Pennant Heat Policy revision

 Monday, January 15, 2018

2018 GMGA 4BBB Pennant Heat Policy Revised

As per an email sent to all clubs, the Heat Policy for the Summer 4BBB Pennant Season has been reworded to clarify the intent of the policy.

The new revised wording can be downloaded here 

Graeme Stevens

Men's Captain

2018 GMGA Summer Pennant Update

 Monday, December 25, 2017

2018 GMGA Summer Pennant Update

The Pennant Webpage has been updated with the Team Sheets, Result Sheets, and Conditions of Competition.

Could each team captain please download these forms and information.

This year we have introduced a heat policy in that if the temperature for Shepparton (central area to the district) is expected to exceed 38 degrees C the next day (Sunday), all matches will be halved and points allotted to each team.

The competition will also allow the clubs to field one only player who is handicapped at the club, and also belongs to the PGA. This will allow some club members to play with their siblings.

Please read the conditions, and if there are any concerns, please contact the Mens Captain, Graeme Stevens asap, at menscap@gmga.org.au 

Graeme Stevens

Mens Captain
0413 845 375

Memo to All Clubs from Golf Victoria

 Monday, December 18, 2017

DATE                     18 December 2017

TO                          Member ClubsCountry Clubs

                                Victorian Golf League

                                District Golf Associations


FROM                   Simon Brookhouse – Chief Executive Officer      


SUBJECT               Proposed changes to Land Tax Act 2005


Dear members

 I write to inform you that Golf Victoria has recently been made aware of proposed changes to the Land Tax Act 2005 that may have had an adverse effect on golf clubs.

 In late November 2017, the Victorian Government introduced clauses 22 to 24 of the State Taxation Acts Further Amendments Bill 2017, that featured significant changes to Sections 71 and 72 of the Land Tax Act 2005.

 Under this Bill clause 22 to 24 sought to change the way in which sporting recreational and cultural land owned by certain non-profit organisations are dealt with in terms of land tax. A key point of the changes was to change the test for a sporting organisation to be exempt from land tax for land it owns and on which it conducts its sporting activities. The change in the test was to move from the words “primarily” or “substantially” and replace those words with “exclusively”.

 The impact of this change appeared concerning to our industry as we are aware that many of our clubs operate non-golf related activities hence meaning the change to “exclusive” may have created a land tax liability. Despite assurances from Treasury and the SRO that this was not the intention it was important that on behalf of the industry we had any potential impacts fully explained to us.

 To seek clarity on the issue, Golf Victoria sought advice from both the Premier’s office and the Sports Minister’s office, highlighting the concerns and the adverse effect these changes would have on golf clubs, and other sporting clubs in general. We also worked very hard behind the scenes with Tennis Victoria to push Vicsport into acting on behalf of all sports in relation to this matter, as is their primary role. With legal assistance, Vicsport subsequently met with the Treasurer and the SRO to raise concerns on behalf of the sporting industry.

 It now appears that those concerns have been heard, and, thanks to amendments pushed through by the Opposition, the Greens and cross benchers in the Upper House, amendments to the Bill have now been agreed to, including the omission of clauses 22 to 24. Sections 71 and 72 of the Land Tax Act 2005 will now remain unchanged.

 Golf Victoria would like to thank Tennis Victoria, Vicsport and the many golf clubs who raised concerns with us about this Bill, and worked hard over the past two weeks to have the changes omitted.

 We are subsequently very pleased with the result and if these measures were not dealt with the consequences would have been far worse.

 Should you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact myself, or Government Relations Manager Fiona Telford at fiona.telford@golfvic.org.au



Chief Executive Officer 

2018 GMGA Summer 4BBB Pennant

 Friday, December 08, 2017

2018 GMGA Summer 4BBB Pennant

The draws for the two divisions are available on the website for downloading. Click on the link or go to "Pennant" on the menu bar at the top of the page.

There has been a change of venue for Division 1 matches on the 11th February, all matches will now be played at Mooroopna instead of Rochester.

Graeme Stevens
Men's Captain

2017 Jarrod Lyle Classic - Shepparton Golf Club

 Friday, December 01, 2017

2017 Jarrod Lyle Classic - Shepparton Golf Club

The 2017 Jarrod Lyle Classic Junior Tournament will be held on Sunday 17th December, at the Shepparton Golf Club.

The Tournament is being run by Golf Victoria and the Shepparton Golf Club. It is for all juniors 17 years of age and under, and there will also be several non-handicap player events over 3,6, 9, and 18 holes.

GA Juniors can enter via the Golf Victoria website - click here

Entry Conditions - click here

Non Handicap players can enter via the Shepparton Golf Club website - click here

For a promotional video link - click here

To see a interview video link - click here

They will be having a fundraising day in conjunction for Jarrod's charity "Challenge" all proceeds from the day. sausage sizzle and all products  

If you have any questions, please contact Darren Rodgers, the Head Professional.

Shepparton Golf Pro Shop

15 Golf Drive I Shepparton I Victoria I 3630
P: (03) 5821 2531 I O: (03) 5821 2717 I M: 0438 421 362
W: sheppartongolf.net.au  I F:  Facebook  
W: darrenrodgers.com.au  

Delegates Meeting 23rd November 2017

 Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Goulburn Murray Golf Association Inc

Notice of Meeting

Special General (Delegates) Meeting

Under Section 31 and 33 of the Rules of Association of the Goulburn Murray Golf Association a Special general meeting is called (previously and generally referred to as a “Delegates Meeting”).
Where: Kyabram Club 82 Allen Street Kyabram
When: 6.30pm to 7.30pm Wednesday 23 November 2017

1. Register of attendance of delegates club representation (from 6pm onwards)
2. Welcome and update of commencement of GMGA President David Roberts
3. Apologies
4. Treasurer’s Report Treasurer Alex Howson
4.1 Wind up of GVDGA and GVLGA finances
4.2 Amalgamation of bank accounts
4.3 Special resolution to allow for GMGA Honorariums to be paid
4.4 Special resolution to allow GMGA Affiliation fees to be charged to clubs based on membership numbers are printed in the latest Annual Report of Golf Victoria
4.5 Proposed use of Investment “Junior Golf” fund
5. Captain’s Report Women’s Captain Anne Beveridge
5.1 Summer four ball pennant
5.2 Syllabus of events for 2018
6. Delegates suggestions for GMGA

*** Delegates are requested to bring along up to date “contacts” for their club and any known dates for tournaments and special events to be listed in the GMGA syllabus. ***
Roslyn Seymour Secretary 30 October 2017

Please note: Meals are available to order until 8pm at the KY Club

In accordance with Section 38 of the Rules of Association of the Goulburn Murray Golf Association each member club can be represented by two delegates. Each delegate has one vote. It is most likely that the two delegates will be the Women’s and Men’s Captains of each Club but this representation is not stipulated and Clubs may choose their own delegates.

A member club may appoint another member club as its proxy to vote (Section 34) at the meeting. This must be in writing. If any club wishes to do this please contact the Secretary by email roslynseymour03@gmail.com to obtain the correct form, by 10 November 2017