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Rick will use Shanks' Pony in a Prostate Fundraiser

We’ve got a fair number of Nagahs who’ve been through or are going through the prostate cancer journey. Prostate cancer will affect 1:5 men by the time they are 85. It’s the 2nd biggest killer of men after heart attacks.

I’m walking 25km in a week starting June 6 to help raise awareness. Early detection via regular prostate checkups (PSA blood test and digit up the date) are key.

Advanced prostate cancer treatment with radiation, chemo, hormone therapy or a combination of these is a tough journey.

Any small contribution would be much appreciated if any Nagahs feel inclined.

Rick

Click on the following link if you wish to help Rick in his fundraiser for this great cause:

https://www.walkforhim.org.au/fundraisers/rickgole/walk-for-him?fbclid=IwZXh0bgNhZW0BMQABHabHF3iVoN0Q2NYcJy6Mf-q_GfQL1bJ_FHc7l00F5vVq9sZmQ6hEbkUvjA_aem_Ab396qU3eP1L3rA4q6hFu53TGIWNpMh3TrB7hbyUrzuWFTNJdXz1AJ4h4mwM1g3zv9hLaHkxFrZkqaMWrhOV8V50

Next Game

Date
Course
Tee Times
Green Fees
Players
Entries Close
Melways
Address
29 July
Morack
TBA
$32 (concession $22)
Phil, Geoff, Peter O, Rick, Nick S
21 July (only reply if playing)
63 B6
Cnr Morack & East Roads, Vermont South
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Notes for the above game

Phil enquired about green fees at Rosanna and Heidelberg but they were asking $80 and $70 respectively on a non-reciprocal basis.

Phil has now made the decision to play at Morack in Vermont South where green fees are much more modest. He will try to get the concession fee, but will check when he makes the booking after 21 July. Don’t forget to reply by this date.

Last Game Results

Settlers Run

  • 1 July 2024
  • Stableford competition
  • Slope 136
  • Par 72
  • DSR 72
Name
Phil
Nick R
John L
Nick S
Ian
Peter
Geoff
Chris
H'cap
17
34
28
13
21
23
10
36
Nett
33
32
31
29
23
23
22
15
Points
7
6
5
3
0
0
0
0
Total
22
24
5
3
20
6
12
2
OOM
3
2
9
10
5
T7
6
11

Winter golf!

Once again, the course got the better of us with few scores above 30 points.

Weather was cool but fine and the course was quite damp which meant preferred lies. Fairways had lots of rabbit holes and bunkers were in poor condition (Peter will second that comment). The greens were lightning fast – especially on downhill putts and there seemed to be lots of borrow.

We played off the 10th hole and most players seemed to struggle over the first four holes although I noticed Nick S had a nice par on the 12th hole. In fact, the best score on holes 10 to 18 was Nick S with 15 points.

The highlight in group two was a 4/4 by Peter on the 15th hole after his great chip and one putt. In group one Geoff and Nick S scored excellent pars on the difficult uphill 14th hole. I note that only 3 out of the 8 players scored on the uphill 18th hole. Although he didn’t have his best day on the course Chris does get the prize for sinking a couple of monster putts.

We left Nick R looking for balls in the mud on the 18th hole and we had finished the hole before he emerged from the slush. I thought he must have picked up at least a dozen balls from the mud but when he finally arrived on the 1st tee, he declared he had only picked up 1 ball. He spent the next few holes trying to clean the mud off the rest of his equipment.

Scores did improve for some of us on our second nine with Phil 20 points, Nick R 19 points and John L 17 points. Ian scored 11 points on his first 13 holes then 12 points on his last 5 holes. I’m not sure if I heard him say that he wanted to keep playing!!!

NEXT GAME: Either Rosanna or Heidelberg (depending on green fees) or maybe Morack if too expensive on the first two courses. Watch this space. Next game is scheduled for 29th July. Please let Al know if you are a starter by Sunday 21st July so I can make the booking on the Monday.

Phil

Monthly Schedule

Date
5 February
26 February
25 March
29 April
27 May
1 July
29 July
26 August
30 September
28 October
25 - 26 November
Golf Club
Rosebud (North Course)
Brighton
Centenary Park
Waterford Valley
Yarra Bend
Settlers Run
Morack
Yering
Cranbourne
Gardiners Run
Mornington Peninsula