President's June 2020 Newsletter
Hello members and welcome back!
I would like to thank all members who have adjusted to the changed conditions of golf whilst we comply with the guidelines of the current Covid-19 restrictions. I know that we are all hoping that we will be back to normal, sooner rather than later.
The Greens staff and volunteers have been busy with a lot of work being done around the course during the break... as can be seen. Cleaning up, drainage, top dressing, tree removal and now commencing the pathway project. The purchase of a 3 link rotary hoe was made and has already been of great use. The course is looking fantastic. Fred has recorded over 230mm of rain during April & May. We are at full holding capacity which led to turning the incoming supply off early in April.
Competition numbers have been outstanding on returning, keeping the Captains busy. Joan processing fields of 80/90 on Wednesdays and Geoff having up to 150+ on Saturdays. Members please note that time sheets are currently out for both competitions a week prior - make sure to get your name down early.
Jan & John will have the yearly Membership invoices coming out this week via email. If you do have a financial issue due to current circumstances or need a hard copy of the invoice, please contact Jan, John or myself so we can assist or help work something out with you.
John Pollock, as mentioned above, has taken on the roll to help out with membership, but we are still seeking someone to assist Jan with her secretarial duties. If you or anyone you know, may have an interest, please don't hesitate to enquire.
Looking for club information? Results (Bendigo Advertiser not publicising results anymore), upcoming events, communicating with other members & a whole lot more...all can be found on Belvoir Park Golf Club’s, ‘TeamApp’. It’s free to download from Google Play or Apple Store and runs along side with our website. Get on board and never miss out!
Finishing up, I’d like pass on a big thank you to our ground staff & volunteers, along with a mention to our valued suppliers -- Stramit Building Products, Pearce Concrete and Coates Hire. Their services and products were used by our volunteers for the construction of the 15th cart pathway.
Good golfing and stay dry.
Our 'Good Samaritan' volunteers !!!
There are many times when some of our golfers just seem to 'go missing' and often that golfer may be hospitalised, unwell or going through some tough times. Over the past couple of years we have a wonderful couple who have taken on the volunteer role of our 'Good Samaritans'.
Frank and Merrilyn Kinsman, both long time members of our club (40+ years member medallists), have been quietly keeping in touch with many of our sick or missing members and letting them know that our Club does care for all our members.
Anyone who has received a phone call from either Frank or Merrilyn will know just how good they are at working in this position. Their phone calls are unobtrusive and always in such a kind & caring manner that recipients certainly feel that they are being thought of and as valued members, their presence is certainly missed from our club.
We have many members volunteering for many jobs around the club but this role is sure to be unique to our club. It is one that we need to embrace and feel proud that we have two members who are so good at the 'Good Samaritan' role.
To assist Frank or Merrilyn, if you know of any member who may benefit from a phone call - please let them know - they often have to rely on other members letting them know of anyone's ill health/fortunes.
Frank and Merrilyn Kinsman's contacts are -
Phone number is - 5447 8161 or email firstname.lastname@example.org