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RUSSELL VALE GOLF AND SOCIAL CLUB NEWSLETTER OCTOBER 2013

FEBRUARY 2014

Provisional Handicaps

Under the new Golflink Score Status Options, players who return 5 or
more cards No Score Not Approved within the last 20 games recorded will be
automatically classified as having a provisional handicap making them
ineligible to participate in competitions. No Score Not Approved means; cards not returned, NCR without justified
excuse etc.

Soft Spikes

Members are reminded that soft spikes should be used in club events.
Greens are being severely spiked for players playing in later groups on
competition days. Spike marks cannot be repaired if they may assist the player
in his subsequent play of the hole.
On completion of the hole by all players in the group, damage to the
putting green caused by golf shoes should be repaired.
The IVGA Vets Championship
will be played at Wollongong and The Links on 29th and 30th June. There will be
grades with A Grade playing stroke and B and C grades playing Stableford.Grade
and entry fees will be available soon.
Nominations for players interested in representing the club in the Trevor Bell Shield are
now open and a list is posted on the notice board. This event is for veterans and involves a game each month from April to December. Teams of 8 from each club play an aggregate Stableford at each venue. See Veterans Captain Ian Morris or put your name down early for this very popular event.

Presentation of Event Trophies

Presentation to the winners of some annual events will take place on Friday nights this
year. The first will be the Stan Roberts Memorial Day winners, and this will be
held on Friday night 28th February at 6.30pm. Winners are requested to be
present and pay your respects to Stan’s family who will be present, as well as
the sponsors of this event. Bookings are required if you are having dinner.

Succession Plan Meeting

Members are reminded of our Succession Plan meeting to be held at the clubhouse on
Sunday 6th April commencing 10am.
We are all aware that this club survives on volunteers, and volunteers have a use
by date. For this reason we need to prepare for the time current administrative
volunteers need to be replaced.
Sunday 6th April has been scheduled, commencing 10am, for this gathering. Interested
members are invited to discuss options with any of the directors.

Illawarra Veterans Golf Association News

The IVGA Vets Championship will be played at Wollongong and The Links on 29th and 30th June.
There will be grades with A Grade playing stroke and B and C grades playing Stableford.
Grades and entry fees will be available soon.
Nominations for players interested in representing the club in the Trevor Bell Shield are
now open and a list is posted on the notice board. This event is for veterans and involves a game each month from April to December. Teams of 8 from each club play an aggregate Stableford at each venue. See Veterans Captain Ian Morris or put your name down early for this very popular event.

More Bushranger Volunteers

More volunteers are required for our Bushrangers team to continue the great work
being performed around our area of the club. We are about to embark on work on
the Southern end of 11th tee, to be followed by the surrounds of the 11th tee when the new fence comes along.
Just 2 hours, from 10am to midday on a Wednesday, followed by a beer, and you will go home
satisfied that you have contributed.

Junior Promotions Officer

Due to the resignation of David and Patrick Bell, replacements are required. If you are
interested in helping in any way with our Juniors, please contact Captain Alan Sellers.

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