The Goulburn Valley Veterans Golf Association, at this time, is unable to resume the 2020 syllabus under the revised emergency health restrictions announced on May 11.
Although golf clubs have been able to make adjustments to resume play for local golfers these arrangements would not work for the gatherings of GVVGA.
There is a possibility that GVVGA events may be played under stage 3 of the current “relaxation plan,” and the indications are that stage 3 could be introduced in July 2020.
Our scheduled program at Merrigum on June 1 and Hill Top on June 22 have been cancelled.
It is probable that further cancellations will follow.
The GVVGA Committee will review its position when new announcements are made by the State Health Authorities as recommendations are subject to constant review and may change.
We would like to thank our sponsors for their continued support throughout this crisis and ensure our host clubs that we will do our best to support them now and into the future.
The weather wasn’t as nice as the previous Saturday but it was still great to be out having a hit at Lockington on Saturday for a par event.
Visitor Jason Verbeek showed the locals how to play the game with a super score of +5 to win the McColls Milk Player of the Day award.
Stuart Newton played some excellent golf to finish with +4 to win both the Privilege Cup and A grade honours.
Gary Milligan’s good form continued with another solid round of +1 to finish runner-up in A grade.
Captain Mark Lyons won B grade with a fine score of +1, on a countback from Steve Holt, thanks to a better inward -9.
Tony Brooke romped to victory in C grade with a terrific +2, well clear of runner-up Tom Scurrah (-2).
NTP: 17th – Grant Humbert; 2nd shot 11th – Grant Humbert (A), Ray Brereton (B); 2nd shot 18th for the 8-pack smack – Steve Holt.
Spike’s Longest Drive on the 2nd, sponsored by Hot ‘n’ Cold Plumbing – Grant Humbert (A), Blake Humbert (B – two weeks in a row), Matt Higgins (C).
Neither the Echuca CIH eagles nest on the 3rd, nor Captain Bricka’s yardstick prize on the 16th was won.
Upcoming events: Saturday May 30 – “Super Saturday” – Stroke – Qualifying Round Handicap Matchplay Championships – 1st Preliminary Round Club Championships – 1st Preliminary Round Gartside Cup – Monthly Medal. Duty: Blake Humbert, Jeff Carnie.