We’ve got all the results in now and the ladders have been updated. There were three 5-0 whitewashes yesterday, with Belvoir Park taking out two of them!
Round 3 will be played at Bendigo and Belvoir Park Golf Clubs on 11th April.
We are still waiting on some of the Division 3 and Open results to come through, but in the meantime here are Division 1 and 2 results and ladder.
The GCV Sunday Pennant season kicked off today in extremely wet conditions. Despite Division 1 and 2 golfers hitting the course in Heathcote, the relentless rain eventually won out and most matches had to be cancelled and teams awarded a draw.
In slightly better conditions at the Kyneton Golf Club, Division 3 and Open were able to complete all of their matches. Well done to everyone who battled the conditions. We haven’t had a wet round for a few years, and we are hoping for a few sunny weeks ahead!
Note: Two of the contests in Division 1 have been updated in accordance with Pennant Condition 12, as 4 matches had been completed in each contest. This hasn’t impacted on the results, as in both cases the contests were 2 wins and 2 losses.
Both courses hosting Rd 1 of Sunday Pennant have confirmed that they haven’t received much rain overnight and this morning and will be fine to play. The forecast looks like there is some rain on the way, but will hopefully stay north of both Heathcote and Kyneton. Round 1 is on! Play well!
The 2021 Sunday Pennant draw is now available. Clubs are asked to review and confirm course availability.
Clubs are reminded to get their entries and course availability in for this year’s Pennant season. The closing date has been extended to 19 February as the dates for the Monday Pennant (Women’s and Sand Greens) have been pushed back by a couple of weeks.
Just a reminder that the Open Division in Sunday’s Pennant has changed a little bit this year, with teams being made up of men and women (or all men or all women). The World Handicap System allows handicaps to be equalised for different courses, and this has meant that women that aren’t able to play mid week can still get their pennant fix!
After cancelling pennant in 2020 due to COVID-19, the GCV Pennant season is back for 2021! There are some minor changes being made in 2021 which will bring both the men’s and women’s seasons closer together and providing an opportunity for mixed teams to play in Open Divisions on either Sunday’s or Monday’s.
Pennant entries forms have been sent to club’s, but can also be downloaded from the GCV website. Entries and course availability needs to be submitted by 5 February 2021 to enable course scheduling and draws to be prepared. Final team lists are not needed until the start of the season.
Our junior golfers have been on fire in recent weeks with Jazzy Roberts and Archie Alston taking out individual wins at the Vic Country Junior Regionals played in Ballarat. Jazzy won the girls gross and Archie the boys net. Also competing in the North West Super Region Team were Flynn Anderson, Campbell Boyd and Tom Roberts. Everyone played really well and got to play in some challenging conditions!
This is on top of an outstanding result in this year’s Vic Junior Pennant, which was played as a virtual competition, where team members played on their home course and scores were submitted against another team. Our team took on heavy weight golf clubs Woodlands, Yarra Yarra, Cranbourne and Eastern, and were undefeated in their four matches! Awesome work team!
GCV member club’s are encouraged to send through your tournament dates and flyers so we can pop them onto the golf calendar.
The GCV AGM will be held at the Neangar Park Golf Club at 6pm on 3 December 2020. Nominations are now being sought from golfers across the district to sit on the Executive Committee. All positions are open.
If you are interested in growing the game across the district and helping get district events up and running again in 2021, please consider nominating. Nominations should be received by 8 November 2020.
While the events page is looking a little bare at the moment, some clubs are starting to once again hold events that are open to visitors. Events need to be held in accordance with the regulations and restrictions of the day (which can change quickly), and be consistent with your clubs COVIDsafe plans.
All GCV events are still postponed until we get back to more normal playing conditions.
If your club is looking to host an event, please send the details and flyer through and we will pop it on the events page.
As clubs grapple with the effects of COVID-19 on their recent and ongoing operations and the impact on members, Golf Australia has provided some preliminary advice on the issue of refunds. While clubs should seek their own legal advice, this information might be helpful.
Make sure you are regularly looking at the Golf Australia website for the latest advice for golf clubs at www.golf.org.au .
GCV has decided to follow Golf Australia’s advice and has suspended all GCV events, such as Men’s and Women’s pennant and District Championships, until further notice. GCV encourages our 21 member club’s to also consider Golf Australia’s advice and suspend “open” club tournaments and any events that are highly frequented by visitors from other communities. Golf Australia’s advice is that golf clubs should continue to play regular competitions and social golf in accordance with the safety measures outlined by the Australian Government. This advice may change, so please keep an eye of Golf Australia’s website at www.golf.org.au .
Our club’s are encouraged to use the email@example.com email to alert us of any changes to events, cancellations and proposed revised dates. We understand that this is an unprecedented event and there will be significant disruption to our club’s. Please contact us if you have any issues.
Congratulations to Neangar Park’s Lucas Herbert on winning his first European Tour event, the Omega Dubai Desert Classic! Needless to say, a lot of GCV golfers were up late watching every shot. We are all very proud of you Lucas. Well done and well deserved!