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NEWSLETTER

EDITION 4 DECEMBER 2021

Presidents Message

As we approach the festive season, we at the Riverside Golf Club wish all our members a safe and Happy Christmas and a Joyous New Year – with plenty of good golf!

Thanks again to the Grounds staff and Dave and the Bar Staff for their efforts over the course of this year.

Thanks to the outgoing Committee, including new Life Member Alan Connolly (see website for details some of Alan’s contributions) and departing Ladies’ Captain; May Connolly – safe travels.  Thanks to Maeve Fraser and Pat Riordan who have been great contributors to the club.  

We will welcome the new committee and look forward to the year ahead.

As always, thanks to all those who sponsored the club and contributed financially.

Finally, and very importantly, thank you to the Volunteers who are really the heart of the club.  So much work is done by so many.  I hope that your enthusiasm continues and that you continue to reap the rewards of your efforts.

See you in 2022.

Best Wishes,
Michael Holcroft      

Tankard Dental Men’s Club Championships

The Tankard Dental Club Championships were played in splendid conditions over the 4 days culminating on 5 December 2021.

The course was presented in fantastic condition.   Ashley Whitehouse shot a 4 under 68 on the final day to move through the field and prevail over Steve Wilmann by one single shot.

Ash was crowned Riverside’s Champion Golfer for 2021.  This was his third victory in the event.

For all Scratch and Nett results check out the website.




Ashley Whitehouse
Club Champion
Veteran & Senior winners
Ashley Whitehouse & Ian Dickason
A,B,C,D & Seniors Club Champions 
Ian Dickason (Seniors),  Ashley Whitehouse (A), Grant Giddings (B), Josh Lee (D) and Clinton Barry (C )

New Staff Member

We welcome Linda Donaldson to our team.

Linda will bring a wealth of knowledge and business experience to the club, she and (RGC Member) husband Jamie Donaldson ran a successful motel business in Mildura of 19 years.

Please give Linda a warm Riverside welcome when you see her on duty.


Liquor Licensing Reminder

A friendly reminder to all members that our club is not licenced for BYO alcohol.

Please support your club by purchasing any alcohol for consumption on course from the Club, I believe our takeaway prices are more than reasonable, thank you for your understanding and compliance with this.

David Gardiner – Manager and Licensee.
 

Back to Front Draw

The Back to Front Draw was finally held on Saturday 4th December after 2 previous postponements due to Covid.

Thank you to all the members that supported this major fundraising event. The night was a great success and all who attended the night had a good night. The major winners were, Gary Van Steenis & James Taylor, 2nd prize went to Ula Henry and 3rd prize went Peter Schroeder, who generously donated his winnings back to the club.

A big thank you to Bill Sauer for doing a wonderful job of as MC on the night, keeping everyone entertained with his light hearted jibes throughout the night.  Thanks to the  ladies committee as usual did a fantastic job of catering and many positive comments were received about the food they provided.

Thanks to all other committee and members who contributed.


Membership

Riverside Golf Club would like to welcome the following new members to the club who joined in November,

Full Members – Charlie Cheng, Maggie Duan, Roland Tankard, Dom Vartuli, Mark Alvey, Dora Stewart, Damien Murphy, Lincoln Howard, Jenna Yetman and Cameron Peters.

Intermediate Members – Jarryd Eason, Caleb Conner, Don Pisconeri, Josh Valentich, Joel Trevaskis

Country Member – Trent Ferris

Junior Member – Brodie Collins

The Committee and Management would like to welcome all the above as part of our friendly club and trust that your membership will be a happy and rewarding experience with us.

 

From the Red & Blue Tees – Kendall Marchment (Club Captain)

January – Saturday One Timesheet & One Tee

During January with the warmer weather and holiday period the Saturday competition will return to a ‘One Tee All Day Timesheet’.

This decision has been made to allow for flexibility with the warmer weather and the number of holiday visitors in the area during this time.

Members will have preference to book the ‘primetime’ tee times from 7:30 – 8:30am & 11:44am – 1pm, until Thursday morning. Visitors wanting to play in the competition will then be allowed to book during these times.

Green fee players will be allocated times at the discretion of Clubhouse Staff.

Program 2022

The Program for 2022 is currently being put together. As a match committee we are looking for a program that is shows consistency throughout the year with Wednesday and Saturday competitions.

Saturday competitions will run through the month: Stableford, Par, Stableford and Stroke (Monthly Medal).

Wednesday competitions will be: Stroke (Monthly Medal), Stableford, Par and Stableford.

If there is a 5th Saturday or Wednesday in the month, we will try a different event (eg: 4BBB, Ambrose, Red Tees or other suggestions)

The program will be adjusted to accommodate Perpetual Trophy events throughout the year.

We look forward to your participation – Kendall.

Committee Update

Thank you to all of the outgoing committee members of 2021.
It is with great pleasure we announce the following Committee members were appointed at the AGM on Tuesday Nov 29th for the coming year.

Michael Holcroft – President
Leigh Fuller – Vice President
Lyn Thompson – Treasurer
Lisa Garioch – Secretary (New)
Kendal Marchment - Captain
Craig Jervies – Vice Captain
Carol Benning – Ladies President / General Committee (New)
Andrew Forbes – General Committee
Jason Marks -  General Committee
Peter Schroeder – General Committee (New)
 

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On behalf of the Riverside Golf Club Staff & Committee

We'd like to wish you and your loved ones a very Merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year.

Our next newsletter will be in February 2022.

Committee Meeting Minutes

The Committee Meeting Minutes are available to all members in a folder near the bar. The most recent minutes will be added after being ratified and accepted at the following meeting.

Thank you,
Your Riverside Golf Club Committee

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