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May 2017

2017 Dinner at Kingston Heath

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23 May 2017 – Woodlands Golf Club

Approximately 80 members and their guests attended the 2nd dinner of the year at Kingston Heath Golf Club on Monday May 8th. Guest speaker was Jarrod Lyle who kindly lent us his time prior to departing on a 6.00am flight to Perth the following morning to participate in a series of Pro Ams and the WA PGA Championship.

In a candid and at times emotional speech Jarrod spoke about his return to professional golf after his second bout of Leukemia. Playing in the Australian Masters at Royal Melbourne Jarrod spoke about the lead up to the event, the encouragement he received and the emotional toll it took on him.

Afterwards Jarrod answered numerous questions on topics as varied as his health, professionals playing Pennant, Sergio Garcia and his Masters win, Louis Oosthuizen and the quality of his ball striking and many other topics.

Those who attended were privileged to hear such an honest and open account from a truly inspirational figure not only in golf but in life.

2017 Don Lawrence Trophy

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23 May 2017 – Woodlands Golf Club

The annual Don Lawrence Trophy was played at its regular venue Woodlands Golf Club. This popular 4BBB event was well attended and we thoroughly enjoyed playing in fine autumn conditions.

The field was made up of many regular faces and past winning combinations as well a number of guests.

After play Muriel Lawrence Don’s widow attended the dinner and made the presentations. Sadly this is to be Muriel’s last year of attending, as she is leaving Melbourne to live with her family in South Australia. We wish Muriel all the best for the future and appreciate the contribution she has made to the success of our event over the years.

Results

Winners of the Don Lawrence Trophy

Andrew Thomson and Committee member Tony Rule 45 pts

Andrew and Tony played with guests, young professional Matt Perry currently playing on the European Challenge tour and John Harrington who recently launched a line of Peter Thomson signature clubs and balls.

Best score by non-member/ guests – Tim Maguire and Greg Bain 46 pts
Best 9 out – Mal Fettes and Peter Vlahandreas 25 pts
Best 9 in – Tim Maguire and Greg Bain 23 pts

NTPs 11th (Women) – Virginia Gorrell | (Men) Max Findlay
NTP 17th (Women) – Kim Hastie | (Men) Mark Brasher

President Graeme Ryan thanked Woodlands for their wonderful hospitality and another successful day.

Andrew Thomson John Harrington, Matt Perry and Tony Rule

President Graeme Ryan and Muriel Lawrence presenting the trophy to winner Tony Rule