Club News

April 30, 2021

Message to all members from Committee to address damage currently being done on the course:

Pitch Marks in Greens.

Members should look for their own and existing pitch marks when on the greens. It is important that fresh pitch marks be repaired immediately as they occur, otherwise those marks degenerate and mark the greens until next coring. Use an appropriate repair tool and draw the pitch marks together towards the centre of the indent – and without lifting beneath the indent. A free repair tool is available from Danny at the Golf Shop.


Members should repair their own and existing divots in the course. Closely mown areas and in the rough. Please use the sand provided at every tee to help us maintain the course.  There is good footage available on line that correctly demonstrates repair techniques. Members are encouraged to view as required.

Thank you for your assistance.




April 6, 2021


On behalf of the CERBERUS GOLF CLUB, thank you to to all our members and donors for supporting our Good Friday Appeal Fundraiser last week.
The generosity of the following donors provided us with raffle prizes and items for auction.

• Australian Military Bank

• Ballarat Golf Club

• Centenary Park Golf Course

• Port Fairy Golf Club

• Warrnambool Golf Club

• Mizuno Corporation Australia

• Mercure Ballarat Hotel and Convention Centre

• Lady Bay Resort

• Beach Avenue Wholesalers Pty Ltd

• Sales Net Group

• Somerville Village Meats

• Dainton Beer Brewery and Taphouse

• Beachside Volkswagen

• Magic Hand Carwash at Frankston

• Regal Sleep Solutions at the Power Centre in Frankston

• Breathe Hair Salon at Frankston

• Bayside Chiropractic Centre

• Guitar Village Australia

• Page Bros RV Jayco

• Cignall Frankston

And a big thank you to all our members who generously donated raffle prizes.
Special mention must be made of PETER KELLY, who played a significant part in boosting our fundraising tally by securing numerous auction items and raffle prizes from the above listed businesses.
With your support, Cerberus Golf Club raised just under $3,000 (topped up to 3K by the Club) which has surpassed the amount we have raised in recent years’ Good Friday Appeal event.
As you know, the Good Friday Appeal raises funds to enable The Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne to provide world class care to patients as well as support patients’ families. This includes research to push the boundaries of paediatric care which is essential in transforming the future of children’s health, acquiring the most advanced equipment and technology to achieve the best outcomes for patients, education and training of medical staff as well as patient and family-centred care programs.
Thank you again for your participation in this event and your thoughtful donation. The hospital could not do what it does without the generous support of a caring community.






March 29, 2021

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2021 is well underway as this first newsletter for the year is released to members. There are a few of our members who are unfortunately not in the best of health. Including, Geoff Smith who is currently in hospital; Barry (The Butcher) Vernon who is back at home after fracturing both arms some weeks ago; John Dietrich who I exchanged texts with on Saturday and we haven’t seen since prior to COVID19. There are some other members also going through current medical issues and or recovery including Bruce Klimeck and we wish them all the very best. Please spend some time either by calling or sending a text to give them a boost.


When the last newsletter was distributed we were three weeks into the eventual 12 week lock-down in late 2020. Three months into the New Year and I’m still waiting for my golf swing to re-appear. I live in hope.


Pennant: Pennant Season is well underway for the year. Good win by our Senior Men’s team last week. I am told that given the results of yesterday at home (we had a bye) they need to win well in their final round after Easter to see if they make the finals. Both our Masters (men’s) teams well led by Chris Hurwood and Ed Kennedy are doing well with good wins at home. They will be working on some more ‘away wins’ to get through to the finals. Good luck to all the boys for the remainder of the season and the finals.


Ladies Matchplay: Given moves by GPV this year our ladies are not fielding a pennant team. We will however be playing in the Handicap Matchplay competition that will kick off in a couple of weeks’ time. Good luck to the ladies competing.


Easter: Easter is almost upon us along with another period of school holidays. (You know it is true what Ed Kennedy always says: “You know what’s wrong with being retired? You never get a day off!!!!”. Quite so Ed.


Good Friday Golf: Reminder to everyone that we will stage our annual Good Friday Four Person Ambrose event this week to coincide with the annual Royal Children’s Hospital Appeal. 8.30am for a 9.00 am shotgun start. $10.00 per head; BYO lunch on completion. As those who have been inside the clubhouse recently will have seen the range of goodies for the Easter raffle etc is building very nicely. Proceeds from the day will go to the RCH Appeal. There are two silent auctions being conducted, each including a golf and accommodation package in country Victoria. A couple of Easter hampers with one donated by a major club sponsor - Australian Military Bank. Huge thanks to Chris Krug, Phil Barrett, Peter Molloy, Peter Kelly and other members who have kindly donated prizes for the event. Peter Kelly has put in a lot of work to organise many of the prizes. BZ Peter and thanks. If you are not yet entered please get your team together and jump into OneGolf. The weather forecast looks great and the committee is looking forward to a very successful day – especially for the ‘Children’.


The Course and Our Volunteers: The golf course is certainly in terrific condition coming into autumn thanks to the consistent efforts of all the crew. That is our grounds staff Pat Foy and Dave Hackney, well supported by Murray Sells and our team of volunteers. I will attempt to list all those that are doing their normal weekly chores, along with those who have helped recently either through hand watering, drainage works, the recent coring or some other tasks. (I apologise up front for anyone I miss!) Peter McCoy, Tug Wilson, Col Dowd, Kevin Anderson, Margot Smith, Steve Wilkins, Kath Dowd, Gary Walters, Phil Russell, Cherrie Ridout, Geraldine Prescott, Peter Anderson, Laurie Slocombe, Bruce Thompson, Joe Smedile, Norm Schmidt, Dave Hilet, Bob Kent, Norm Vicum, Kevin Smith, Neil Uren, Leon Moran, Ronald Trinham, Denis Northcote, Rohan Jennings, Dom Carbone and Matt Foy.


Volunteers of the Month: The group of volunteer hand waterers and corers have been recognised by committee as the Volunteers of the Month for March. Thanks to all.


New Course Seating: Next time you pass through the 2nd tee area, take a look at the new seat that has been placed there. Bruce Thompson has recently replaced the first renewed seat with a further three or four on the way. Thanks also to Dirk Rynaard for sourcing a couple of the seats.


Changes to Key GUR Areas: While focusing on the course, members should be aware that a trial alteration of some areas of defined Ground Under Repair (GUR) has been initiated. 1) Part of the GUR to the left of the 7th/16th green has been removed. 2) The ‘green side’ GUR ‘drop zone’ white markers adjacent the concrete drain, crossing through the 1st/10th and 9th/18th fairways have been removed. Changes are reflected in the Local Rules please speak to members of the Match Sub-committee for more information or clarification.


Pat’s Office: The majority of members would have noticed by now that Pat’s former office has disappeared. The very old structure which was formally listed in Defence records as the ‘Canteen’ was finally demolished. Of course Defence being Defence there is no funding for a replacement. This means the club will be furnishing ‘an office come lunch room’ for Pat and Dave amongst the current facilities. We are still awaiting Defence approval to proceed with plans.


Thanks to Danny Shine: After the past turmoils of COVID19 restrictions Danny has had a very busy summer season with good green fees numbers visiting the club. Even last Wednesday with the scheduled power outage the bus load of ‘Old Boys’ kept him on his toes. Danny puts in a great effort performing the role of Club Manager; he works hard; is well liked and well respected by all members and patrons.


Please let Danny, Pat and Dave know that their work is valued by all of us!


Plenty of specials to be had in the Golf Shop. If there is something you need and we don’t stock it – speak to Danny and he will be pleased to assist you.


Members’ Credits: As said in a recent website post to members the club is holding a substantial liability in the form of outstanding ‘Member Credits’. Credits were provided to most members coming out of COVID last year. If you currently have a credit outstanding please see Danny to purchase items from the shop or see if he can order items in for you. From a business sense it is very important for the club to reduce this debt as soon as practicable.


GPV Annual General Meeting – 14 April: Members are advised that this year’s GPV AGM is just around the corner. As with all AGMs some members of the committee will be leaving their roles. Should any CGC member feel they would like to make themselves available please see either our club Secretary Dirk Rynaard or me for details. Members may recall that Rod Hogan-Keogh devoted a few years to the GPV committee as Junior Development Manager. A rewarding period for Rod, while invaluable for all member clubs.


To Everyone – To You and Your Families – Stay Well Stay Safe; and have an Especially Happy Easter!




Steve Wright

President CGC





Seven Day Lady Members Multi Day Event Guidelines -2

UPDATE January 20, 2021

Seven day lady members that choose to participate in the multi day events will by handicapped ONCE, on the day the card is submitted to Golf Link. Scores from play on Saturdays will be manually entered into the Tuesday ladies competition for game calculations and presentation purposes.


Seven day lady members entering the multi day events must pay the nominated ($8.00) entry fee for each competition they intend entering prior to the start of the Saturday round. Players choosing to participate in the Saturdays and the following Tuesday’s ladies event, must have entered the respective competitions prior to play on the Saturday.  Entry into Saturday and Tuesday competitions is optional. Seven day ladies may play on the Saturday without competing in the Saturday competition of the day.


Every endeavour has been made to align the Saturday ladies events with the upcoming Tuesday events. However, in some instances event alignment and therefore the conduct of multi-day events has not been possible.


Weekly, special and board events along with the respective entry open dates are clearly displayed in the annual Club Programme Booklet that will be available shortly.


All seven day lady members will be automatically included in the “Tuesday” ladies eclectic at no cost. Separate Summer, Autumn, Winter and Spring cups will be run for seven day lady members. $2.00 entry fee will apply.


Seven day lady members playing on Saturdays for the Tuesday competition and prizes will not be eligible for the Tuesday NTP’s and 2nd shot on the 2nd green. These prizes are sponsored by members specifically for the Tuesday competitions with no funds allocated from entrance fees. Separate Saturday ladies NTP’s will be introduced.


The winning seven day lady member will normally receive the customary $25.00 winner’s prize. 25% of entrants plus ties will dictate the weekly ball rundown.


Minimum Competitors - All Competitions. A minimum of four (4) competitors is required for any competition. If less than four players are entered entry fees will be refunded and players will play for handicapping purposes only.






11 December 2020


Dear Members,


  1. For some time this year Committee has been focusing on Equality matters here at our club. Following the establishment of an Equality Working Group earlier this year and after receipt of recommendations, a committee Equality meeting was convened on 4 November this year.


  1. This letter is designed to provide all members with advice on decisions made by Committee and the introduction of changes that will come into effect from 1 January 2021.


  •  Committee. There will be no changes to existing management arrangements at the club. The General Committee will continue in its current structure but with the incumbent Lady President and Lady Captain added as defined Officers of the Club on committee as voted in by members at the last AGM. The Ladies Sub-Committee will continue to coordinate all ladies golf at the club.


  • Match Sub-Committee. The present separate Men’s and Ladies match sub-committees will amalgamate into a single Match Sub-Committee.


  • Tuesday Ladies Competition. The traditional weekly ‘Ladies Competition’ will continue as a Golf Australia defined ‘Special Measure’ with tee times for the ladies between 8.30 and 09.30 Tuesday mornings.


  • Tuesday Open Competition. A second ‘open’ midweek competition will be initiated for Tuesdays to provide all members with a further golf competition opportunity. Tee times for this competition will be prior to, or following the ladies field.


  • Thursday Events. The current Thursday nine and 18 Hole competitions will continue to be coordinated through the Manager and OneGolf.


  • Men’s Saturday Competition. The Men’s Saturday competition will continue as normal, managed by the Match (Men’s) Committee.


  • New Saturday Ladies Competition. A New Saturday Ladies competition will be introduced for all seven day ladies. This will be conducted concurrently with the Men’s Saturday events.


  • Introduction of Multi-Day Events. Seven day lady members’ who are unable to compete in the weekly Tuesday Ladies competitions because of work or other commitments, will be eligible to enter and play the following Tuesday’s competition - on the Saturday prior. This sequence will enable the ‘same’ competition to be played across both days – with the events concluding on each Tuesday. Ladies that choose to enter both the Tuesday and the Ladies Competition of the day (Saturday) will be required to nominate prior and pay the standard $8.00 entry for each event.


  • All ladies trophy, board and championship events will follow this format.


  • A minimum of Four Competitors will be required in all club golf events to qualify as a competition.


  • With the decision by Committee to introduce separate competitions for both men and women, on competitions days, and to facilitate the playing of ‘multi-day’ Tuesday competitions on Saturdays for those lady members choosing to enter, Male competitors will compete for the range of current Men’s trophies, prizes and championships – including all board events. While Women competitors in the Tuesday competitions – including those seven day ladies playing events on Saturdays, will compete for the range of Women’s trophies, championships and other relevant Tuesday competition prizes.


  • These changes will come into effect from 1 January 2021. Additional information will be provided in due course. Members with queries are encouraged to speak to members of the committee.



Yours sincerely,




Cerberus Golf Club