Getting to COVID normal – Oct 26

As of Oct 28, COVID Rules have been further relaxed:

* Golf may be played in groups of 4
* Competition may resume
* The 25 kms restriction will still apply until Nov 9
* Masks MUST be worn at all times whilst on the course
* Social distancing, of course, still applies
* Non contact scoring using MiScore app, sign both signatures yourself
* Preferred lies in bunkers
* Rake the bunker with your foot or club
* Do not remove flagstick

Return to golf COVID Rules – Oct 19

The following rules apply to facilitate our return to golf:

* Social Golf in pairs
* Must live within 25 kms of Brighton Golf Course
* Arrive 10 minutes prior to your tee time
* Leave the course immediately after completion of your round
* Masks MUST be worn at all times whilst on the course
* Maintain 2 club lengths between you and your playing partner at all times
* Non contact scoring using MiScore app, sign both signatures yourself
* Preferred lies in bunkers
* Rake the bunker with your foot or club
* Do not remove flagstick

* Scores can be used for handicapping
* Book your tee times 2 weeks in advance using OneGolf

VALE Marj Wort

Marj Wort died peacefully on September 11, 2020 at the age of 97.

Marj was a Nepean member from the 1980’s until 2011 and was a gentle and lovely lady. She had a particular affinity with our cork oak trees. Whenever a branch came down (usually because of a wayward golf shot) she would take it home to her husband Max to craft the bark into a pen covering.

Rest in peace Marj.

Update from Golf Australia, 6th September, 2020


A message from Nick, our course manager … 3 August, 2020

Covid 19 update 5 …….. 2 August, 2020

Stage 4 Restrictions – Sadly, NO golf until further notice.


Straight from the course … 30 July, 2020

Nick Is out and about ,,,
… rounding up the new ducklings

Covid 19 update 4…….22 July, 2022

Face masks are compulsory as of Thursday, 22 July. This includes all parts of the Brighton Public Golf Course, the car park, the Pro Shop and the course itself. It is expected that members will abide by this directive or subsequently leave themselves open to fines from the Police.

Covid 19 update 3…….10 July, 2020

Further info from our Captain following communication from Golf Australia……….

  • We are not allowed to run Competitions, though we can continue to handicap.  Check out the Leaderboard (MiScore) after your game and you can see how you went in the Non Competition. We can only play social golf (handicapped!!) but will try to mix it up with Par and Stableford and will aim to catch up on some of our major Competitions after this is all over but we are fast running out of time.
  • The Margaret King Matchplay Competition is unfortunately suspended and we will see what we can do about extending the end date and trying to catch it up but it won’t be easy.
  • The Pro Shop can no longer provide any rental equipment. This includes pull buggies, mobile carts (even with a medical certificate) and golf clubs.  If you currently use any of these, unfortunately you will need to make other arrangements.

We will continue to play Nepean golf, in pairs every Thursday as long as we are able. Stay safe and stay focused on the end game!

Covid 19 update 2 …….. 8 July, 2020

Golf Australia have issued the following communication regarding Covid-19. The relevant section being:

“Golf Operations

The Premier of Victoria, Daniel Andrews, has announced that golf can continue to be played in areas that will be covered by Stage 3 restrictions in 2-ball groups from Thursday, July 9.

Clubhouses must also close as of midnight tonight, July 8, for all services other than take-away food and beverage.

Golf Australia and the PGA of Australia will communicate further information as it relates to facility operations, including coaching, Pro-Shops, driving ranges, warm-up areas and other related activities as soon as possible.

We are continuing to work with government on understanding further ramifications of Stage 3 restrictions on golf clubs/facilities.

Our captain is, as always, well ahead of the game with her decision to make tomorrow’s game a Stableford round. Enjoy the freedom of golf!!!!

Covid 19 update ……. 8 July, 2020

There is currently no directive regarding golf from GA however the Pro Shop has indicated that we can only play in pairs. This being the case the Pairs Championship will be postponed and this week’s round will be a handicapped Stableford competition.

Please check Jane’s latest email for the amended timesheet. We will keep you updated as information becomes available.

Welcome to Maria Graetsch

Keep an eye out for Maria and make her welcome.

Vale – Carmel Wonnacott

15.12.1940 – 20.6.2020

Carmel was a regular member of Nepean WGC for over 15 years. Sadly, she passed away, peacefully on Saturday, 20th June, surrounded by her family. Playing golf was very important to her. She enjoyed the fun and camaraderie of playing with her friends at Nepean.  She loved the club and the close friends she made whilst playing in the 9 Hole Competition. Always so elegant, gracious lady, with a beaming smile which we will miss. Even whilst undergoing intensive, rigorous treatment, she continued to play, continued to smile and always with her ‘face’ on! Carmel was an inspiration to us all. We will miss her, but she will be forever in our hearts. Our thoughts are with Barry and the family.
Eleanor Douglas

9 Holers mastering the kiosk

Sue Calill instructing Judy Evans
Dot Stannard in charge of Joyce Filder and Jane Scott-Price

Hole in One – 9th June, 2020

Congratulations to Lorraine Mair.
Hole in One on the 2nd hole at Albert Park on the coldest day this year – 2°

New Handicapping & Booking system

Nepean have signed up with MiClub to be a part of Onegolf, an electronic Handicapping and Booking system.

To enter the system, you click on the OneGolf icon  – located at the top right of any  page on our website.

Clicking on the OneGolf icon will take you straight to the Login page of MiClub.  You will be asked for your Username and Password which Jane has emailed to you.

You can used the system to:-

  •  book tee times, up to two weeks in advance
  • check your Golflink handicap
  • check weekly results

Once social distancing restrictions are lifted, we will have a computer terminal set up in the Pavilion for you to use.  For the next month or so a Match Committee member will be there to assist you.

You can use the system to book your next tee times instead of writing your name on the advance time sheets and to enter your score at the end of the game.

We encourage the use of the free MiScore App which you can use instead of a score card.  If you are able to use MiScore it will not be necessary to enter your scores at the end of the game as your score will automatically be sent through.

Back on The Course 14th May, 2020

Back to golf after 7 weeks isolation …

… all practising “social distancing”

Return to Golf – Yippee!

Premier Daniel Andrews announced on 11th May, that Victoria will take the first steps to come out of it’s Stage 3 Covid 19 lockdown, from midnight Tuesday, 12th May 2020.

It is understood that golfers will be permitted to play in groups of 4, provided strict distancing and hygiene protocols are followed.

Competition will not resume until further notice and socialising outside the Pavilion will be resticted to a maximum of 10 people.

The Course is ready!

Golfing Myths by Travis Harrison

Travis is our “go to guy” when it comes to our golf. He has sent through a video for Nepean members – good to see him wearing his belt!!!
The link to Golfing Myths

2020 VALE Marj Carlos

Marj Carlos passed away peacefully today, 8 April 2020, at the age of 96.  It was just her time and had nothing to do with the current pandemic we are faced with.

Marj joined Nepean in 1983 and was a full playing member until 2010 when she took on social membership.  She was also involved with both Dendy and Wyuna.

She was one of those “little old ladies” that could beat the pants off you in matchplay.  You know the sort, straight down the middle, one chip and one putt and leaving you wondering how the hell she beat you when you outdrove her by miles!  In fact, she played pennant for us during the 80’s and 90’s, captaining her teams in 1988, 1989 and 1991.  Not surprisingly she had a very good win record and in 1989 won all of her matches.

Her support of Nepean came in many different way including trophy donations and trade table goods  … she loved her flowers and would be in her garden constantly, often in later years to the despair of her family due to the occasional fall she had.

She was a cheerful, kind and caring soul who will be missed greatly, particularly by her good friend Flo Box. 

Rest in peace Marj.

Brighton Golf Course Closure

The Brighton Golf Course will close tonight at 6pm – 28th March until further notice.

Golf Australia will review this decision on 13th April but until then the course is not to be used under any circumstance.

LMS will continue to keep us updated.

Please stay safe and well.

Letter from the President March 23, 2020

Hi everyone

Things keep changing very quickly in our day to day lives at present and our Golf competition is no exception. The Victorian Government’s decision to discourage any kind of social gathering means that it would be best if we postpone formal competitions until further notice. We don’t want to put any of our members at risk by encouraging them to join in this kind of group activity. We have also decided to cancel the Getaway that was to be held at Rosebud on the 26th and 27th April.  As well the Charity/Guest day that was scheduled for the 14th May will no longer be held. The Committee will review this at our April meeting and update you then.

We are not in a position to offer any guidance as to whether you should continue to play golf. We are waiting on advice from Golf Australia about whether the Government closures relate to golf. At the moment Brighton Golf Course is remaining open so if you choose you can play social golf. Another option is to join in the handicapped competition run by the Pro shop. You will need to contact the Pro shop directly to book a tee time. Please adhere to the guidelines set by the golf course and Golf Australia. These include leaving the pin in at all times, no touching the rakes (so no need to rake bunkers) and also take your own sand bucket. They have also put foam noodles in the holes so that it is easier to get your ball out without touching the flagpole.

Thanks for your understanding at this difficult time.


COVID-19 update March 20, 2020

LMS have advised us that they are implementing strategies to minimalise the spread of Covid-19. This is to safeguard both their staff and the general public.

Apart from obvious precautions they would encourage the use of payment by card to reduce ‘handling’ of cash.

We will continue to keep you abreast of any changes or recommendations with regard the playing of our game. Our intention is to continue with competitions as long as it is deemed to be safe.

The day of March 19, 2020

The day of March 19 was the day of implementation of Covid-19 guidelines. Table duty is now a hazardous task, valiantly taken on by Fiona ably assisted by Jane.

In all seriousness, Nepean is taking measures to safeguard the health and wellbeing of its members thereby ensuring the integrity of our weekly competitions.
Social distancing …

Unfortunately, while Anne is looking dry her bag and buggy, not so. A gust of wind caught her umbrella on the 18th tee … and the rest is history.

David in his final days at Brighton plays hero
Thank you and good luck in your new venture

2020 Opening Day

The season is off to a flying start following Opening Day on 6th February. A field of 48 players on a bright, warm day. Perfect for golf. The President, Judith Freidin and Captain, Jane Belcher welcomed 55 members, which included 3 potential new members, to the Pavilion for lunch and presentations.

2019-20 Summer Golf

The summer golf season was again a huge success with 136 players over 5 weeks.  Only one week needed to be cancelled due to rain.

All due to the great work of the Summer Golf conveners … Stella Torrance and Geni Brewster.  For the last day and presentations, 30 January, they put on a beautiful spread and the recipe for Geni’s dip is below for those that asked.

Geni’s Tuna Dip

1 large tin of tuna in oil – drained
2 stalks of celery – finely chopped
2-3 spring onions – finely chopped
2 tablespoons of parley – finely chopped
mayonnaise – to taste
salt & pepper

Mix together and add 3-4 hard boiled eggs, chopped.  Lightly mix again.


Our 9 & Dine was held on Friday evening January 10, 2020 … we desperately need rain but did it have to be then.

Not to be thwarted … our 9 & Dine turned into a Wine & Dine … thanks to Rosie and her intepid band of helpers.  All profits will be donated to the Bush Relief.

It was a great evening although a bit of golf would have been good too … a couple of the fellows did go out to play and were rewarded with a golf ball prize for their fortitude (the rest of us were far more sensible).

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