Winning Comp Vouchers
Please note that your yellow winning competition vouchers can be redeemed in the Pro Shop, behind the Club bar or for paying membership or competition fees.
You need to be aware that the voucher is ONLY VALID FOR 12 MONTHS from the date of issue.
QR Code Tracing
Victorian Government has issued an updated direction that most businesses (and that includes our Club) utilise the Victorian QR Code System.
You would be all aware that we have had QR Code signs in the Pro Shop, under front Patio and on both doors to the clubhouse along with paper forms in Pro Shop & on the table in front patio.
They are now making it compulsory that everyone who spends more than 15 mins at the club is required to sign in to the QR Code System and are asking that the digital form be the preferred form.
This means that, even when you are playing in competitions (or volunteering) at the club, you are required to use the QR Code System.
It is logical that the digital form is the better means, as contract tracing has to be so much simpler if or whenever it may be needed. The paper QR sign-in form would be quite painstaking to backtrack on contact tracing.
We are asking that members with phones be prepared and upload the ‘Service Victoria’ App onto your phone, (either via Google Play or App Store) ready to quickly enter when you come to the clubhouse.
We have put smaller versions of the QR digital sheets at the sign in computers in the clubhouse also.
We do ask that you all make an effort as this is compulsory with a $10,000 fine to club and $1500 individual fine for non compliance.
Thanking you for your support.
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 email@example.com
Life Member, Eric Anderson & past Pres Don Goode passes away
- Sadly we advise that our long serving Life member, Eric Anderson has recently passed away.
Eric joined the club way back in 1972. He had been honoured as a Life member of the club for his dedication on many Committee positions and received a 40 year badge in 2013. He had taken on Presidency, Captain, Treasurer & A/Secretarial positions over his time on Committee.
He would always be one of the first to put his hand up for any volunteering job required at the club. (See pic - Eric on sewing machine sewing hessian sheets to cover the newly laid greens).
Although Eric hadn't been seen much around the club lately due to being unwell, he always liked to be kept informed on happenings around the club and could often be relied upon for his past knowledge of people, dates or events.
Eric & wife Ede (also BPGC member, now deceased) in their younger days constantly travelled around the countryside, proudly representing BPGC at any tournaments that were on.
Our club has lost 'one of the best'
Don Goode has just recently passed also. Don has had stints of being past President back in 1970's & 1980's. He is remembered as being a fun person who who always in the fore front of arranging social nights at the club. He is survived by his wife Nancy, also an past member of our club.