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2010 Country Teams Championship Castlemaine GC

 Tuesday, June 08, 2010

2010 Country Teams Championship


The Association is pleased to advise that the 2010 Victorian Country Teams Championship will be played at the Castlemaine Golf Club on the weekend of October 9th-10th, 2010. 

Selection of the clubs to compete is at the complete discretion of the District, but if no method exists, a roster system is suggested. 

Full details of the event draw, specific team accommodation and player information will be directly forwarded to clubs when their entry is received.  

To ensure that the maximum entry of 32 teams participate in the Victorian Country Teams Championship, each District is invited to nominate an additional two clubs when submitting this initial District nomination.  

It should be noted that direct invitations to compete will be sent to the 2009 Defending Champions (Leongatha Golf Club) and 2009 host venue (Myrtleford Golf Club).

Should vacancies occur through Districts nominating one or no clubs, then a ballot of all additionally nominated clubs will take place to ensure vacant positions are filled.   It should be noted that a change to the previous event conditions states that all players in each respective teams must hold a current Australian Handicap in order to participate.  

Team entry acceptance must be lodged by participating clubs no later than Monday 9th August, 2010.  Complete team entry details must then be received by Monday 6th September, 2010. 

To assist the VGA in co-ordinating the event, District Associations are requested to complete and return the District Nomination Form advising the names and contact details of the two clubs which will be representing their District plus additional club nominations as soon as possible.  

Should you have any queries regarding the 2010 Victorian Country Teams Championship please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Could any club interested in competing, please contact the GVDGA Secretary Mr John Love, on 58242048 or 0458242084.

Entry Conditions

Course Rating Seminar 6th June Bendigo

 Friday, May 21, 2010

Course Rating Seminar - Bendigo 6th June

The VGA and WGV will be conducting a Course Rating Seminar in Bendigo, on Sunday the 6th June, 2010.

The seminar will run most of the day, and further details will be provided to those who indicate an interest in learning how to rate a golf course as per the USGA system.

Mr Murray Cropley will be providing information at the seminar, and it is hoped that each district will then be able to form their own rating teams. This will then allow district teams to rate courses in their own district, and have us well prepared for the introduction of the complete handicapping system.

For those who can make it, the rating team is possibly rating Bendigo Golf Club on the Monday after the seminar, and Neangar park on the Tuesday, these ratings are yet to be  confirmed.

After the seminar, it is hoped that we can put together an infomation pack for all clubs, on what the course rating team would like the course to do, to make the rating session quicker, easier and smoother. When the club has done the pre-requisites, we hopefully may be able to put together a timetable for all courses in the area to be rated.

Background Information

The course ratings be calculated over three markers for most courses, Blue, White and Red.

It is assumed that a male Scratch golfer will hit his drive 230 YARDS and have 20 YARDS of roll. A male Bogey golfer (handicap 20) will drive 180 YARDS off the tee, and have 20 YARDS of roll. A Scratch golfer will then hit his next shot 200 YARDS and have 20 YARDS of roll, a Bogey golfer will hit his second shot a maximum of 150 YARDS and 20 YARDS of roll , 170 YARDS in total. A Scratch golfer is expected to reach a 470 YARD hole in 2 shots, and a Bogey golfer reach a 370 YARD hole in 2 shots. You may ask why the YARDS are in capital letters, this is to make the point that all measurements are in YARDS for the USGA Course rating system, not metres.

At each point where a shot lands or is be made, 12 items are taken into account to determine the rating of the hole.
If you are interested in learning more, could you please contact Graeme Stevens on email, or ring 03 54824910 AH.

Numbers are filling fast and are limited, so please contact me asap if you wish to participate.

Graeme Stevens
Vice President/Web Admin.
ph 03 54824 910
mob 0413 845 375

Nicholson Family win George Cronyn Memorial Trophy

 Monday, May 17, 2010



The Goulburn Valley District Golf Association Mixed Pinehurst Championship was held at Numurkah on Sunday the 16th  May.

Twenty six pairs contested in perfect conditions.

Scratch winners were Numurkah pair Andrew Storer and Jeanette Nelson with 70 while Nick Ludington and Tracey Clouston also from Numurkah was runner up on 72.

The much sought after George Cronyn Memorial Trophy was won by the Nicholson family Tim and Lyn from Hill Top who carded 64 1/2 net. Lyn also featured in the winners circle last year partnering her husband Laurie.

Runner up was Cobram-Barooga pair Ray and Marg Wallace on net 67 1/8.

Ball winners were Jack& Liz Dell, David Cartwright / Jessica Scapin, Chris Tomlinson / Rowena Wallace, Roy Peterson / Jeannette Adams, Nick& Pauline Davies, Jamie Ward & Verity Steward.. Nearest the pins went to Pierre Klassen, Marg Wallace, Nick Luddington and Rowena Wallace.

Thanks to the support of Numurkah Golf Club for the event.

Other clubs represented were Kyabram Parkland, Kyabram Valley-View, Cobram-Barooga, Mooroopna, Axedale and Hill Top.

The next G.V event will be the Sandscrape  Championship to be held at Cosgrove in conjunction with their Annual Tournament on the 1st  August.

Peter Fraser

GVDGA 2010 Fourball Championship - Deferred

 Sunday, April 25, 2010

2010 GVDGA Fourball Championship

The Fourball Championship has been defered to a date to be decided. It was due to be held on the 18th April, but was deferred due to only 6 entries being received by Friday 16th of April.

The event will be rescheduled at the next GVDGA Executive meeting, being held on Wednesday 28th April.

Revised Pennant Draw Winter 2010 22/4/2010

 Friday, April 23, 2010
Division 5 has been altered in teams competing. Merrigum has been added in place of Nagambie in the draw.

If this effects your club, please check the new draw below in the revised article.

Joyce Broadbent Shield 2010

 Friday, April 23, 2010
Cobram Barooga have taken out the 2010 Joyce Broadbent Shield for 2010, full story on Ladies News webpage.

Numurkah Golf and Bowls Club Centenary

 Friday, April 23, 2010

Numurkah Golf and Bowls Club is turning 100.

The Numurkah Golf and Bowls Club is celebrating its centenary this year.

The centenary celebrations will be held on August 28th and 29th 2010, The celebrations will include an 18 hole stableford event and dinner on the Saturday night, and a 9 hole Ambrose event on Sunday, followed by a bbq lunch.

The club is anxious to contact anyone who has been involved wit the club or knows of anyone who may be interested in being involved in the celebrations.

Further informatioon can be obtained from the Nurkah Golf and Bowls Club, PO Box 190, Numurkah Vic, 3536.
You can anlso phone 03 5862 3445, or from Mrs Nola Dalton, email nola.dalton@bigpond.com

Nola Dalton
Numurkah Golf and Bowls Club.

Local Junior makes Interstate Squad

 Friday, April 23, 2010

State Selection, Ashley Blake.

Ashley Blake from the Shepparton Golf Club was recently selected to play in the 2010 Victorian Junior Team to play in Tasmania. The 6 team members will compete in the Australian interstate series in April.

This is a great achievement for Ashley to make the team. With  his great attitude and abilities, he no doubt will see a lot more of the state scene.

Well done Ashley. 

Full Story

GVLGA Junior Girls win Div 3 of Kay Mahlook Shield

 Friday, April 16, 2010

2010 Kay Mahlook Shield.

Local girls have had great success in the Kay Mahlook Shield, check out the results on the Ladies Webpage.

2010 GVDGA Winter Pennant Draw - Revised Draw

 Friday, April 16, 2010

Revised Draw for 2010 Winter Pennant.

Geoff Devine's computer had a touch of the gremlins, and they overlooked a small venue error that effects Division 6 only. Division 5 has also been amended.

Each Division can now be downloaded by clicking on the appropriate link.


Division 1.

Division 2.

Division 3.

Divsion 4.

Division 5. (Revised 23/4/2010)

Division 6.

My computer apologies for any inconvenience.

If you have any comments with the draw, please contact me.

Geoff Devine