Another season been and gone … didn’t that year fly by. On Thursday December 5th, we all got together for our annual Christmas lunch at the Brighton Savoy. As usual it was a great day with Raylene busy snapping photos.
Huntingdale “C” Grade Champion
Why, we wonder, is this on our website. Well, the Huntingdale “C” grade Champion is none other than our Life Member, Raylene Grapsas. Go Raylene!!!!
Champion of Champions
On Monday November 25th, Venora and Yvonne went out to Waterford Valley Golf Club where Venora was playing in the Champion of Champions event and Yvonne in the League Championship.
Both represented Nepean admirably and Yvonne did manage the NTP prize.
Well done girls.
Our AGM was held at the Pavilion on November 14 – 52 members attending.
The most important part of the meeting was the election of a new Life Member Maureen Stewart for outstanding contribution to the club over her 21 years at Nepean.
She has held the offices of Vice President, President, Trustee, VGL Delegate and most recently Almoner.
In the words of her granddaughter Lucy – she is “Hands down the most elegant, kind, moral, funny, resourceful, decent and exquisitely kind and wise woman I have ever, and will ever know. A class act, in the true sense of the expression”. We think that covers our Maureen and we are proud to have her as our newest Life Member.
The new committee was elected with 2 members retiring – Raylene Grapsas and Judy Evans, with Carole Schmoll and Noeleen Dix joining the committee.
After the completion of the AGM, the 2019 prizes were awarded by outgoing President Rosie McLean.
Brighton Shield 2019
Congratulations goes to Brighton but damn, we lost it. 17 matches were played – Brighton winning 7, Nepean 6 and 4 squares.
Jane did a great job of organizing the day along with Robyn, Brighton’s captain and well done all Nepean girls.
XVII Australian Masters Games
An intrepid trio from Nepean ventured across the border to compete in the Masters Games in Adelaide. They only really wanted a game or two at the Grange.
However it was our illustrious capitano Jane who starred on 2 of the days
GOLD MEDAL followed up by SILVER
Well done Jane – backed up admirably by Ann and Anne.
Club Champion 2019
Congratulations to Venora SMITH
EXCITING NEWS – Nepean’s first Nine & Dine
The Committee are planning to hold an inaugural twilight game on 10th Jan 2020, @ 5pm.
Further details to come – its still very much in the ‘planning phase’.
The ‘New’ Pavilion
On the 1st August we celebrated the refurbishment of the Pavilion.
The kitchen has undergone a transformation and to our absolute amazement and delight, they have installed a reverse cycle air conditioner!
Our thanks to the Pavilion Trustees who liaised with the Bayside Council to expedite this project with minimal inconvenience.
The Queen’s Birthday Honours
Noeleen Dix has been awarded an AM for services to Australian Netball.
Postie Fashion Parade – P & C Lunch
|Judith – playful||Stella – elegant|
|Ann – cheeky!||Yvonne – the facilitator!|
|Judith, Stella, Ann and Yvonne|
|Finally, we have Gold domes on ALL tee boxes.|
Charity Guest Day 2019
|The Starters … Raylene & Jane||The big Brass … Jane & Rosie|
|The Boss giving instructions||& we all listened !!!!!|
The players competing for the Sandra Ritchie Plate … won by Yvonne Lord 35 points. Congratulations Yvonne!!!!!
Not to Mention the “Magic” Dress up evening
|I Dream Of Geni (Brewster)||Marcel Marceau (Lorraine Mair)|
|The Golf Fairy (Yvonne Lord)||Our leader (Maryanne O’Connell)|
The Pennant finals were held at Werribee on Monday 29th April.
Unfortunately Nepean lost the Division 4 final to Burnley – 3 games to 2.
New toilets AT LAST!
|No not these … they are our stopgap||… but here shows some action|
|and a finished product||a long time coming|
Opening Day 2019
|The Pavilion ready for Opening Day|
|Our President & Captain||New Members Sandy, Sonya & Robin|
|Hot but a very happy gathering!|
Summer Golf wind up!
A massive thank you to these two wonderful ladies, Stella & Geni for their organisation of our Summer Golf Programme.
New Gold Markers
There are now new Gold markers – domes and tombstones on the 9th, 11th & 18th holes.
The course has been rerated – Slope 118 & Scratch 70
All the other holes will continue to be played from the previously blue tombstones which are now coloured blue & gold.
|New Gold domes & tombstones||New blue/gold markers|
Congratulations to Stella Torrence
Hole in One at Albert Park with Lakeside Ladies Golf Club
VALE Judith Helen Barrett Palmer
5th Dec 1941 – 10 January 2019
Nepean Captain 2001/2002
Rest in Peace
Recipe from “the Queen of Florentines”
By popular demand, our “Queen of Florentines” Maryanne O’Connell has released her secret recipe. This all came about because a certain life member just had to taste them and scoffed the lot, leaving none for Christmas. Her plea was to find the “queen” of these baked beauties and get this recipe so her family would be none the wiser.
So here it is with a preparation time of 15-30 minutes (depending on your talent for or ineptitude of baking).
1 1/4 cups of sultanas
1 1/4 cups of slivered almonds
3 cups of cornflakes, lightly crushed
1 cup of chopped glace cherries
1 tin condensed milk
125 g chocolate
- Combine all ingredients except chocolate in a large bowl
- Line baking trays with baking paper
- Drop mixture in small heaps onto trays
- Bake in moderately slow oven for 15-20 minutes
- Allow to cool before lifting off trays
- Chop the chocolate and melt over a saucepan of hot water
- Spread melted chocolate over base of biscuit
Trays must be lined with paper, not foil, otherwise the biscuits are hard to remove.
Florentines will keep for at least 2 weeks in an airtight container.
With the red and green cherries they look great to serve at Christmas time.
Our Christmas lunch was held at the Brighton Savoy on Thursday 6 December which ends the official Nepean season for 2018. As always the Brighton Savoy provided us with a delightful venue and lunch.
Photos are in the Gallery page – we golfers scrub up quite well!
VGL Championships – Minor Champion
Venora Smith, representing Nepean as our Club Champion, continued her fabulous golfing year with the Minor Championship at Waterford Valley Golf Course on Monday 19 November.
Congratulations Venora, great golf.
|Venora receiving her trophy||Before the round with Cathy|
Brighton Shield 2018
Remains where it should in the Pavilion. Results were Nepean 6 wins, Brighton 3 wins and 2 squares.
Great work from all the girls that played and all that were behind the scenes working to make it all happen smoothly.
The 66th AGM was held in the Pavilion on the 8th November with 45 members attending.
The new committee was installed with 3 new faces – Marian Naidoo as Assistant Treasurer, Hilary Williams as Co-Handicapper and Amanda Ford to General Committee.
If you wish to know who does what on the committee, please refer to the Committee page.
As always the AGM was followed by the yearly presentations of the major trophies and these photos have been put in the Gallery.
2018 Club Championships
Our Club Championships started on 6 September in windy and slightly wet conditions.
The next two weeks of competition were played in brilliant sunshine and some great scores were recorded. Congratulations to the winners!
(from left) 9 Hole Champion Pam Carney, B Grade Champion Cathy Linklater, 2018 Club Champion Venora Smith and C Grade Champion Margaret Gobolyos
VGL Foursomes Champions
On Monday August 27 at Southern Golf Club, Fiona Harvey and Sue Rowell won the VGL Foursomes Championships. Just to top it off, Fiona managed to also win the NTP.
Well done girls.
President’s & Captain’s Lunch
On Thursday 14 June we celebrated our President, Rosie McLean and our Captain, Fiona Harvey. These two have made a formidable team over the last 2 years and the club has thrived under their leadership.
It was a lovely day with great company, highlighted by a quiz to see how well we knew these girls, won by Marg Gobolyos.
More photos in the Gallery.
Pink Day in aid of Breast Cancer Trials
Our annual “pink day” to raise money for Breast Cancer Trials was held on Thursday 10 May and was a great success with a field of 40.
Breast Cancer Trials is a group of world-leading breast cancer doctors and researchers based in Australia and New Zealand with a commitment to finding better treatments and prevention for people affected by breast cancer through clinical trials research. Find out more on their website.
Fundraising visors will be on sale in the Pavilion from 10 May for $10. Perfect for golf!
Annual Nepean Getaway
Hilary Williams was the winner of the inaugural Sandra Ritchie Plate and Jane Belcher the runner up.
Pennant – Nepean Runners-up in B Grade final
We were runners-up (1-4 matches) to Yarra Bend Ladies in the B Grade Pennant final held on April 30 at Werribee Park Golf Club.
All matches were decided on the last few holes. Well done to all the players and their caddies and thank you to the spectators who cheered us on.
The team: Cathy, Raylene, Fiona, Elaine and Brig
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