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Winter Pennant By-Laws Update

 Thursday, June 15, 2017

Winter Pennant By-Laws Update

The GVDGA Winter Pennant Bylaws have been updated, please download the latest version as it contains changes to this years conditions of competition.

Ross Campbell

2017 GVDGA Winter Pennant Information

 Tuesday, May 30, 2017

2017 GVDGA Winter Pennant Information

The Draws, Bylaws, Team sheets, and Results sheets are now available on the website, simply click on the Pennant webpage link on the Menu bar at the top of the Latest News page.

New Rules of Golf Seminars

 Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Regional Information Sessions for the New Rules of Golf

Golf Victoria have sent the following memo to all clubs in the GVDGA, if your club hasn't received it, please pass the information on to the Club Captains or Match Committee representatives.

During June & July this year Golf Victoria will be conducting a series of regional information sessions. These sessions enable Golf Victoria to provide country districts, clubs and golfers with information regarding proposed changes to the Rules of Golf in January 2019. The R&A and USGA are asking for feedback on 33 items from golfers worldwide via their respective websites. Golfers will have until late August 2017 to register their feedback before both bodies refine and approve the changes to be implemented 1 January 2019.

With the above in mind, below is the upcoming date and venue for the forum:

Monday 17th July       Mooroopna Golf Club                      3pm – 5pm

Tuesday 18th July       Wangaratta Golf Club                       6:30 – 8:30pm

Other topics to be discussed will include but not be limited to the new online Level 1 Rules Accreditation program, Multi-Tee / Multi Gender Single competitions and Pace of Play.

We would strongly encourage that all clubs, where possible, send at least two representatives to this information session. Ideally, attendees would be operational staff and/or committee members of the club who will disseminate this information.

For seating purposes please RSVP by Friday 30 June to your Regional Development Officer Megan Carr via megan.carr@golfvic.org.au or by phoning 0410 605 359.

Golf Victoria looks forward to your participation in these sessions and hopes that they will be beneficial to your District or club.

For those golfers wanting to know what the 33 changes are, here they are.

Kind Regards,                                                                   


Business and Technical Services Manager 

2017 GVDGA Sandscrape Championship Winner

 Tuesday, May 23, 2017

2017 GVDGA Sandscrape Championship

Ross Campbell (Capt GVDGA) with Lee Hicks 2017 GVDGA Sandscrape Champion.

The 2017 Sandscrape Open Championship was played at Rochester Golf Club on Sunday the 21st of May in sunny conditions.  The event was played over 27 holes and the course was presented in great condition.

A number of clubs were represented and these were Kialla, Strathmerton, Valley View, Nathalia, KY Parkland, Numurkah, Mooroopna, Lockington, Castlemaine, Rushworth, Neangar Park and Rochester.

The GV Champion for 2017 was local member and club captain Leigh Hicks from Rochester and the runner up also from Rochester was James Walsh.

B Grade was Bernard O’Hare from Nathalia from Ap Kuiper from Rochester.  C Grade was Chris White from Steve Mallee both from Rochester.

A grade Handicap was Tim Kuiper from Mooroopna, B Grade was Kelly Cheong from Rushworth and C Grade was Andrew Christie from Kialla.

The 18 hole morning event in A Grade was won by Garry Hosie from Numurkah on a count back, B Grade was Brad Major from Rochester and C Grade was Ross Campbell from Kialla on a count back.

The Nearest the pin winners were Ian Clarke from Rochester on the 5th, James Walsh also from Rochester on the 8th, Andy Purdy from Valley View on the 12th and James Walsh again on the 16th.

The GV Golf Association would like to thank Rochester Golf Club for hosting the event and also the support from their sponsors.  Thanks also to the club for providing a morning and afternoon tea and lunch for all the golfers during the event.

Ross Campbell

2017 Gray Barton Results

 Monday, April 24, 2017

2017 Gray Barton Results

The 2017 Gray Barton Stableford team’s event was played at Cobram Barooga Golf Club on Sunday the 23rd of April in near perfect conditions.

The event had a 48 golfers from Cobram, KY Parkland, Kialla, Shepparton, Numurkah, Hill Top, Rich River and Wodonga Golf Clubs.  2 Clubs were unable to attend and passed on their best to the winners.

The winners for 2017 were a mixed team with Gary and Brandon Hosie from Numurkah and Jamie and Austin Baker from KY Parkland with 137 points from a team from Cobram on 133.

The A grade individual winner was Matt Miller from Hill Top with 38 points from Colin Rankin from Cobram on 37 points.  B grade was won by Mark Jaensch from Cobram with the highest score of the day with 40 from Matthew Jaensch from Wodonga with 37 points.

The Nearest the pin winners were Dale Casley from Cobram on the 8th, Paul McInnes from Ky Parkland on the 6th (who was attacked by a Bee), Freddy Barton from Cobram on the 17th and Geoff Hall also from Cobram on the 12th hole.

Balls down the line went to Tim Dickinson, Andrew Wallace, Alan Lowndes, Dale Casley, Jonty Jeoffreys, Slick Bovalino, Ross Campbell, Paul Dickens, Bryan Miller, Freddy Barton, Geoff Hall and Jim Mallis.

The GV would like to pass on our appreciation to Cobram Barooga Golf Club for hosting the event and running a very successful day for all the golfers.

Ross Campbell

Upcoming Tournaments in the GVDGA

 Thursday, March 30, 2017

2017 GVDGA Sandscrape Championship

The 2017 GVDGA Sandscrape Championship will be held at Rochester Golf Club, on Sunday 21st May.
Hit off is from 8.30am until 9.30am

Entry fee is $25 per person which includes lunch and afternoon tea.

The event is being run in conjunction with the Rochester 27 Hole Open Championship

There are Open Scratch, Scratch, and Handicap sections, along with NTP's.

Please download your entry form and further information from the link. 

Nagambie 2017 Annual Championship

This years event will be held on Sunday 7th May, with entries closing on Thursday May 4th.

Entry fee is $18 per player. with Scratch and handicap events to be contested in A, B and C grades
Costa is the major sponsor.

A shotgun start will be held with assembly at 9.30am

Further details can be obtained from the Entry Form.

Proposed Changes to the Rules of Golf in 2019

 Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Proposed Changes to the Rules of Golf in 2019

As some of you may be aware, the R&A and USGA are tinkering with the Rules of Golf, and have come up with some proposed changes.

These changes relate to many things like speeding up the pace of play by only allowing three minutes instead of five, to look for a lost ball.
Water Hazards will be replaced by a new definition of "Penalty Areas". Dropping a ball will be allowed from any height, whether that be 1cm or 1m.

They are also reducing the number of rules (might be a good thing!!).

For a more complete rundown, download the information from here. It makes interesting reading.


2017 Gray Barton Trophy Cobram Barooga Golf Club

 Friday, March 17, 2017

2017 Gray Barton Trophy Cobram Barooga Golf Club

This years event will be held at the Cobram Barooga Golf Club, on Sunday 23rd April.

Entry is $80 per teams of 4 players.

Three events will be conducted on the day:

Event 1     Gray Barton Aggregate Stableford – Team of 4

Event 2     Individual Stableford (Grades according to entries)

Event 3     NTP Trophies

Afternoon tea will be provided.

Entry Form

Conditions as set out in GVDGA By-Laws apply.

Golf link No must be provided with entries.

Entries to :-    Cobram Barooga Golf Club Justin Speirani 5873 4372

Or Ross Campbell 0411 131 251

2017 Summer 4BBB Pennant Results

 Monday, February 13, 2017
Rich River and Tallygaroopna win GVDGA 2017 Summer 4BBB Pennant Finals

More details and photos on the Pennant webpage.

GVDGA Summer 4BBB Pennant Finals

 Tuesday, February 07, 2017

GVDGA Summer 4BBB Pennant Finals

Again what a week in summer Pennant, and then it rained.

In Section 1 again the top 2 teams both lost and then and Rochester held on to get a place in the final.  Rochester last won a flag back in 1995.

This also ends Kialla’s change of getting 4 in row.

In Section 2 Rushworth lost against Hill Top but Rushworth also held on to get a place in Final.  

Tallygaroopna is the only team from last year’s finals to play in the finals this year.  Last year they lost in the final. 

Full  results are on the Pennant webpage.