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AGM update as of 10 September, 2021

All CGC members are advised that due to COVID19 restrictions including current numbers permitted inside, the 2021 AGM listed for 21 August is postponed until furhter notice - date will be advised once future easing of restrictions becomes clearer.

Members are reminded that the nomination sheet for committee is placed on the clubhouse notice board; six day and seven day members may be nominated.

Please see below for revised notice of meeting:


ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING - date to be advised

Notice of Meeting

Cerberus Golf Club Members are advised that the Annual General Meeting will be held in the clubhouse on a date to be advised - 9:00am for 9:30am start.
The purpose of holding the AGM is to conform with the requirements as an Incorporated Association (CGC) under the terms of the Department of Consumer Affairs Victoria. The ordinary business of the AGM will be to:
(1) Confirm the Minutes of the 2020 Annual General Meeting;
(2) Receive Committee reports from the President, Captain and Treasurer regarding Club operations during the previous Financial Year;
(3) Elect Officers of the Club and General Committee Members for the year 2021/2022; and
(4) To process/discuss any business, including Notice of Motions, that are placed on the agenda by Members a minimum of 21 days prior to the AGM.

Committee Nominations

Nominations for all Committee positions (except that of the President) are requested from Members to reach the Club by Saturday 7th August. Nominations are to be recorded on the nomination sheet posted on the in-house club notice board. Nominations are to contain the name of the nominee; the position nominated; the names of the Proposer and a Seconder. It should be noted that Seven and Six Day Members may be nominated.
The following positions are available:
Captain; Vice-Captain; Secretary; Treasurer; Assistant Treasurer; Handicapper; Social Secretary and up to eight general Committee members.
D. Rynaard
Cerberus Golf Club Inc.



Greetings and the Very Best of Wishes to All Members and Patrons.

As everyone is well aware we are all currently in our Lockdown No 5. A further restriction to our daily lives and separation from family, friends and the various interests that we all have including ‘a love of golf and the associated mateships’.  No good grizzling we just need to “shoulder arms and get on with it” until the hierarchy says it’s ended this time around.

The Course: The course is doing fine lapping up the current rainfall. The drainage put into the bottom of the ninth (2020) and the bits added to the 3rd fairway (2021) are all working a treat. Rainfall locally during May and June respectively was 54mm and 77mm; to date in July so far about 52mm. Might get to use the new winter tees at some stage yet. This week on the course Pat and Dave’s work has included placing an additional sprinkler line to water the men’s 6th tee extension put in a couple of months back.

New Cushman: Some members would be aware that the club recently allocated funds to a replacement ‘Cushman’ vehicle. That is the smaller orange coloured 4 wheel tipper work horse used in spraying, coring, drainage works and just about every other task bar mowing on the course. Interestingly, the purchase cost after the return of GST will make it a cheaper purchase than the previous Cushman bought back in 2009/10. Don’t know whether the treasurer (Gary Harrison) is walking around with a smile or a grimace!!!!

Pat’s Office: Pat’s new office is well up and running. Great work by Dirk Rynaard in coordinating the workforce. Thanks to all the workers involved including: Jamie and Tim Wilson, Scott Drummond and Joe Smedile.

Contact with Mates: Good time during COVID restrictions to catch up with mates by giving them a call. Probably provides a little cheer during these difficult times. A special hallo to John Dietrich, Barry Vernon and Miles McKinnon who we haven’t seen around the club for a while. Hope you are all doing well!

The Passage of Time: Members would be interested to know that today (22/7) is the third anniversary of the passing of our great mate ‘Biglew’ Wayne Lewis. Larger than life itself the big fella is truly missed including around our club. Our thoughts are certainly with Pat, Amy, Andrew and family.

Volunteer of the Month: Our volunteer of the month for July is none other than Kris Kelly. Many may not know that she has recently adopted the club’s Facebook publisher role including the sharing of golf competition scores. Well done Kris and thank you on behalf of all members who use Facebook.

Pennant Season 2021: Well done to all (men and ladies) who represented the club again this year. While we didn’t quite carry off any silverware, we did come very close with Ed Kennedy’s masters team of warriors going down to the Mornington GC team at Rosebud a couple of weeks ago. There is next year of course and hopefully GPV might show some sense and change the GA handicaps being employed in competitions back to use of the ‘slope ratings and Daily Handicaps’.

Golf Shop Specials: When we get back to golf there will still be plenty of specials to be had in the Golf Shop. Danny has made some great stock purchases and still has a wide range in winter season jackets. They all look very smart and of course the prices provide very good value.

Christmas in Winter Luncheon 8 August: Members are advised that given the current lock down requirement that the luncheon that Vicki Rynaard was organising for 8 August will now be postponed. Please watch this space and support the event when rescheduled.

Practice Nets Re-opened: The practice nets were repaired a few weeks ago thanks to the efforts of Dirk Rynaard, Murray Sells and Dave Hilet. Well done boys your work is appreciated and I feel sure they will get plenty of work once we can get back to the course.

Golf Program Changes: Without pre-empting our men’s Captain Dave Hilet and ladies Captain Margot Smith there will be some forced changes in the golfing program once we have confirmed future open dates and the level of restrictions. I ask that all members please be patient with the usual ‘shifting of deck chairs’ as we come out of lock down this time around. Our captains’ roles are not easy at times.

2021 Annual General Meeting: Members should be aware that this year’s AGM is scheduled for Saturday 7 August. The event has recently been advertised to members IAW our Club Rules. Given the current lock down because of COVID the AGM date will be shifted right in the program. The reason being that sufficient member numbers are likely not to be permitted ‘indoors’ when restrictions are eased. Once government communicates future COVID restriction changes committee will promulgate a revised date for the AGM.

Payment of Membership Fees: Just a reminder to any members who may not have paid their membership fees for 21/22 that they are due to be fully paid no later than 31 July 2021. IAW the Club Rules all fees must be paid prior to 1 August 2021. Thank you to all members.

Free to Good Home: I don’t normally include such items in the newsletter, but there is certainly no reason not to if anyone else would like to avail themselves the opportunity in the future. I have a few new ‘inkjet printer cartridges’ coloured as well as black for anyone that may be able to use them. Just get in touch with the club/Danny and he can let me know. The cartridges are 564XL.

To everyone in these continuing COVID times please take care of yourselves and your family – Stay Well Stay Safe and See You Back to Golf Soon!



Steve Wright

President CGC



This award recognises the member considered to have contributed the most to the camaraderie of the club.  Written proposals with a seconder should be forwarded to the Club Secretary via the club email or dropped into the blue box inside the club.  Any queries should be directed to Steve Wright or Dirk Rynaard.  Nominations will close on 3 July, 2021.

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Current COVID Times: As I write this newsletter to members we again find ourselves in COVID19 lock down, and restricted from playing our much loved golf. No good griping about things I guess – we just need to “shoulder arms and get on with it” for what it is. Hopefully this will be a brief restriction on golf and life in general and we can shut this latest outbreak down in its tracks.

COVID Jabs: Speaking of all things COVID I recently had my first dose of the AZ jab and I can state that ‘touch wood’ this is no different to any other inoculation that many of us have had over past years. If you qualify and are for some reason hesitant to get yours, I would encourage everyone to get inoculated when permitted. The Hastings Family Clinic next to Aldi in Hastings is close by and very efficient in dispensing the jabs.

Members With Illness: Very special greeting to those members who may be battling health issues. It was great to see Geoff Smith appearing so well and back on the course a couple of weeks ago. We are still yet to see the return of John Dietrich. Hopefully he has had the knee or hip surgery that he has been waiting for. Exchanged texts with Barry Vernon the other day and he is making good progress and may be back after winter.

Pennant Season: This year’s pennant and match play season is nearly done and dusted. There have been many good performances and probably none better than Ed Kennedy’s Masters Pennant team who will contest the final on Friday 11 June down at Rosebud against Mornington. Well done to all who have represented the club this year and very good luck to Ed’s boys in the final ahead. Go Doggies!

Good Friday Four Person Ambrose Event: Although this event was a while ago now it is fitting to thank all the members who attended the day or supported the event in some way. It was great to get back to staging our customary events particularly this one in support of the Royal Children’s Hospital Appeal. $3,000 was the overall contribution to the children which was the largest amount for some years. Well done to everyone concerned.

On The Course: The golf course remains in great condition thanks to our staff, our team of volunteers and the prevailing autumn weather. I am amazed after all the years many of us have been members and yet we still seem to witness substantial improvement in the course condition year after year. Great credit to all involved.

New Wet Weather Tees: The newly established wet weather tees are bedding down nicely and will serve us very well if needed during the normally wetter weeks ahead. Dave and the Match Sub-committee have done the new course distance calculations and course ratings have been sanctioned by Golf Australia. This means we can commence playing official handicapped competitions from the shorter tees at any time we choose. Overall a great initiative by Dave and the team.

New Course Seating: As reported previously Bruce Thompson has been rolling out the renovated seats across the course. The latest one to appear in the last few days is on the rear of the 15th men’s tee. The new seats certainly all look great, although I don’t know about the Geelong colours though!!!!!!

Volunteer of the Month: Our volunteer of the month for May is none other than Bruce Thompson for his efforts with the seating and also his restoration of a couple of Ladies Tee Markers that were damaged some time ago.

Pat’s Office: When members return to the course after this lock down you will notice a distinct change in what was the smaller workshop space next to the first tee. The buildings internal space has been completely removed to be totally restored as Pats new office and lunch room. This work of course is at the club’s own expense and not funded by the Commonwealth. The new facility will serve the club for many years to come.

Golf Shop Specials: Plenty of specials to be had in the Golf Shop. Danny has restocked the shop with a wide range in winter season jackets. They all look very smart and of course the prices provide very good value.

Members' Credits: A reminder to members with outstanding credit that the club is currently holding a substantial liability.  ‘Member Credits’ owing can be seen by logging into OneGolf or by checking directly with Danny. To assist the club in lowering this liability all members are again requested to consider speaking with Danny and making purchases from the shop. If there are items not currently stocked if you speak to Danny he will be more than pleased to assist you where he can.

Membership Renewals: Annual Membership subscription invoices will be forwarded in June, payable by the end of July.  Please ensure your correct billing address is up to date on Onegolf or alternatively contact Danny to advise of any changes.

Practice Nets Temporarily Out of Action: The practice nets are currently closed for use while required repairs are being organised and completed. Apologies for the inconvenience.

Golf Program Change: Dave would like to advise everyone that the Monthly Medal competitions that were due to be played on Saturday 29 May will be transferred to the start of June. There will now be two MM competitions played in June.

To everyone in these continuing COVID times please take care of yourselves and your family – Stay Well Stay Safe and See You Back to Golf Soon!




Steve Wright

President CGC



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