Covi-19 Communication Page
This page will be where I can add any stories, funnies, pics to brighten up your time in lock down at home. Don't be afraid to send anything in, no matter how trivial - it is mainly to keep us golfers communicating through this tough time. There must be more members out there with stories, projects, cooking receipts or photos of what you are doing or have done to keep amused. Please let me use them for us all to share them.
To start us off - Jenny Warren has informed me that 'Cheryl's Effort' is still a goer. Here's her report -
Cheryl's Effort is a monthly raffle, where 100 members pay $2 per month, with monthly prizes of $60 and $30.
It was my honour to accept the challenge when Cheryl Chant retired from the job 4 years ago. Cheryl ran it for approx 12 years. The raffle raises around $1200 for the club every year. That's over $37,000 raised so far!
Cheryl trained me well. Apparently I am also quite persistent and annoying, ensuring payments are up to date.
Unfortunately my annual drive for subs in April has been interrupted by Lockdown. (Damn! I love chasing people for money). But don't worry, draws will continue! I know you will all pay up when I find you later!
Members wishing to withdraw from Cheryl's Effort need to contact me personally, so I can pass your number to another member.
And members who now wish to join the raffle need to contact me to be on a waiting list.
MARCH DRAW - $60 - No 35 - KEN SCARFF
$30 - No 100 - JUDY KNEALE
Stay home, stay safe, and dream about the Golf that is yet to come!
JENNY WARREN - firstname.lastname@example.org
text - 0421 252466
Photos in gallery of a couple of dams now filled after Friday night's hugh downpour Over 100ml was recorded. All dams are now filled & Fred is happy with how the course is looking.
Hank Hancock has also sent through his project - corona virus protector - something everyone needs!
Geoff Bowyer has submitted a memory he had
When my son Charlie was at Uni with way too much time on his hands and playing golf every day and terrorizing our volunteer groundsman( amazing job they all do) I thought I would pull him down a peg with a special golf ball gift and here it is on the 10th hole back in 2015 . Go to the video link below to see what happened to Charlie!
Ian has really taken up the challenge, here is some more from the life of Ian & Jill Mellier -
Hi family and all
Well, today Jill and decided to break the current ‘stay at home’ rule.
Anyway, we have been very good and have been self-isolated here in downtown Golden Square.
We decided to be ‘risky’ and venture out of our exclusion zone!
Jill has being doing family research during this time and discovered her ancestors on the Maternal and Paternal side were in the Taradale cemetery.
SO…..off we go in our car, dog in the back.
Get to the Cemetery………
WHOOPS……"there are hundreds of people here", I thought, as we wandered around (nobody above ground in sight!)
SO, SO, I said too Jill…..”Don’t worry LUV, we are doing the right thing here and keeping at least 6 foot distance away from all of them”!!!!!!
(Pity, though, that our little dog didn’t show respect, and piddled on a few headstones.).
SO, SO, SO……(I am sorry)….this is a confession from me.
We promise not to venture anywhere near any of our ancestors again.
Interesting, though, around 1852 both on the ship Ticoneroga and even before in Scotland/Ireland, her Paternal great grandfathers died of Typhus,
(Google the Ticondera, or ‘Hell Ship’ as it was known then!)
There have been other plagues throughout history also.
Jill’s maternal side came out on that particular ship and other times with many kids.
They started their lives without their husbands who had died on that ship or before. Typhus, it was then.
Since, there has been the Spanish Flu at the end of WW2. It was responsible for 50-100,000,000 deaths!!!!!.
MORE than were killed in both great World Wars!
Soldiers poorly sanitised, underfed and desperately run-down ; no wonder it spread and they also brought the Flu virus with them back to OZ and elsewhere.
COV19 by comparison, is much more benign than Typhus, the Black Death, Spanish and other recent Flu-type viruses.
HOWEVER, despite that, in today’s world, with more dense populations, transport ability, etc., it is vastly different.
Cruise ships/planes, cars, are responsible for much of the spread.
Back in the days of the Pandemics I mentioned, even though they were far more deadly, the ability to spread was much less.
Imagine IF …instead of a 2% death rate (mainly only the elderly and those with pre-existing diseases. Eg: Emphesemia)
IF a Pandemic happened now with a death rate as in other past plagues, that killed all ages at a far, far higher mortality rate.????
THEN, what would be the result??? Potentially, a new virus ….if it occurred….would “knock out” MANY 100’s millions out of our now several billion quickly growing world population!
I am certainly not a pessimist or a ‘doomsday’ person.
We now have modern medicine (in most countries), World leaders and governments have placed restrictions.
Therefore, take care all. Listen to the advice.
Stay away from others as much as possible (well, maybe cemeteries are excepted, unless YOU think you would be safe…6 foot underground!!!!!)
Any jokes received from now on , will be added to the attached pdf at the top of the page.Checkout all images from the Gallery.
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Golf Aust Closes all Golf Clubs - due to COVI-19
SADLY WE ANNOUNCE THAT WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED FROM GOLF AUSTRALIA - ALL GOLF COURSES MUST CLOSE. THEREFORE THERE WILL BE NO GOLF PLAYED SOCIALLY ON OUR COURSE FROM TONIGHT ONWARDS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
Go to website for full Golf Australia information - email@example.com
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2020 Quarterly Program Booklet
As you all must be aware - we have done away with the professional printing of our yearly Programme Book and gone to 3 monthly Program Booklets. This is to try and ensure that the Calendar is more up to date (as the previous printed books were done early in the year, often the program was not always correct).
Edition No 2 is now available - April to June 2020. These are available in the clubhouse near the time sheets. This Edition includes an advertisement for an honorary Assistant Secretary which would be tremendous if we could find someone to fill this position.
Please open the pdf for viewing of this booklet
All members should make themselves aware of our Heat Policy.