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Temporary Local Rule

Local Rule – Preferred Lie  – from Saturday 24 May until further notice

“When a player’s ball lies in a part of the general area of the 1st to the 18th hole cut to fairway height or less, the player may take free relief once by placing the original ball or another ball in and playing it from this relief area:

  • Reference Point: Spot of the original ball.
  • Size of Relief Area Measured from Reference Point:  one hand span from the reference point, but with these limits:
  • Limits on Location of Relief Area:
    • Must not be nearer the hole than the reference point, and
    • Must be in the general area.

In proceeding under this Local Rule, the player must choose a spot to place the ball and use the procedures for replacing a ball under Rules 14.2b(2) and 14.2e.

Penalty for Playing Ball from a Wrong Place in Breach of Local Rule: General Penalty Under Rule 14.7a. 

The General Area is the area of the course that covers the fairway only.

EXCEPT for the other four defined areas:

1-   The  teeing area the player must play from in starting the hole

2-   All penalty areas

3-  All bunkers

4-  The putting green of the hole the player is playing

Pennant News

For the the first time in Albert Park Women’s Golf Club’s history we won both division  2 and 7 in the Women’s VGL Pennant Season. Having finished on top of both divisions during the preliminary matches, Ro Lockyer and Kris Holden led their teams to victory at Werribee Park Golf Course for the final match play against Yarra Bend Golf Club and Ivanhoe Golf Club respectively. Both teams were victorious – 3&half / 1&half. Congratulations to the following players: Division 2: Ro, Fiona, Glen, Liz, Losa, Belinda, Melita, Robyn, Anna & Jane M.  Division 7: Kris, Phil, Lorraine, Julie T, Inger and Siobhan. 

New Name for Lakeside Ladies Golf Club

At an Extraordinary General Meeting held on Tuesday 12 March members (including committee members) successfully voted via a secret ballot to change the name of Lakeside Ladies Golf Club to Albert Park Women’s Golf Club.  The vote was in excess of 75% as per our constitutional obligations.  

Vale Therese Caine

Our members were saddened to hear of Therese’s passing yesterday after a long illness.   Therese was a member of the Club from 2002 to 2018.   

Her professional skills in risk management ensured she maintained a detailed and sharp focus as our Treasurer in 2007 and 2008.  And as a proficient golfer, Therese could proudly boast at least two hole-in-ones!  A feat many of us can only dream about.  But her warm and welcoming manner put new players at ease and made her a very popular playing partner.  Her golf cart driving skills were something different though – let’s just say she left quite an impression (in the pro-shop window) at the RACV Cape Schanck golf club a few years back. 

But most importantly, her kindness, generosity, sense of humour and love for life was infectious to all of us who knew her.   

Our thoughts are with Lyn and their family and many friends.

Stella Effort

Congratulations to Stella Torrance (pictured) who joined the exclusive HOLE IN ONE Club during Round 5 of the LLGC Summer Cup on Tuesday 22 January 2019 on Hole 2.  Well Done Stella, you are a star.