2014 AGM and 2015 updates

First I would to thank everyone this year for playing in the Geelong Croatian social Golf club and a huge thank you to all out sponsors for 2014 which were

AHD Geelong (Dom)
P&T Plumbing
Statewide Ventilation
CIT Solutions
V&V concreting
Air Con Ezy
Aurum Finance
Bell Park Training
Frank Cosic

Thank you to everyone who attended the AGM a couple weeks ago. We have made some changes which I am listing below.

The new committee is as follows

Adrian Began (President)
Bernie Kozina ( Vice President)
Marinko Pausak (Treasurer and Club Captain)
Stipe Kump (Secretary)
Ivan Stosic (Handicapper)
Joe Cengic (Aus Cro representative and committee member)
Paul Scholz (Committee member)
Drago Pucko (Committee member)
Zdenko Novoselac (Committee member)

Other changes

Monthly Green Fees – The cost to play with the Geelong Croatian social golf club has increased from $35 to $40. This is due to the increase in green fees the golf courses are charging us.

Signature required – A signature will be required next to your handicap. You MUST sign the handicap sheet before starting your round to confirm you are playing and you have seen your handicap. If you do not sign the sheet, you will be ineligible to win any prizes and qualify for the finals.

Cro Open – The Cro open will change from a stableford format to a Par format.

Champ Of Champs – If a player is late to a tee off for the Champ of champs and his group has already tee’d off, he will be disqualified from the tournament.

Champ of Champs – In an event of a tie, the players which are equal leaders will play the 18th hole to determine the winner. The 18th hole will continue to be played until there is a winner. There will no longer be count back.

Vic Cro – The Geelong Croatian socila golf club will be hosting the Vic Cro this year. A date and venue is yet to be detemrined.

2015 Golf trip – The committee is planning a golf trip ( date and venue to be detemrined) for 2015. We will require at least 25 members to attend in order for the trip to go ahead. Similar to past years, we will subsidize some of the costs for the golf trip.

4 man Ambrose – We will try and incorporate a 4 man ambrose tournament in 2015 on a public holiday pending interest. The event will have no effect to your handicap nor will it qualify you for the finals. Just something for a bit of fun :) .

The schedule for 2015 is up on the website and make sure you all pop down to Curlewis on 11 Jan for our first tournament for 2015. Tee off @ 7:30am. This is the first round of the Ivan Marks and will be a stroke format.

Thanks again to all the members and sponsors for 2014. It was a Great year.


Champ of Champs Betting

The odds have been released for the champ of champs

Blairy, Bernie – $2.50
Kevric, Pucko – $4.50
Monx, Eerie – $6.00
Manners, Tyquin, Kumpi, Vrljic, Curly – $10.00
Lefty, Kukac – $16.00
Zdena, Tomo, Medved – $26.00

Place your bets!!!!!

Finals Fever

The Champ of Champ groups have been finalised. Below is the list of players and their groups.

Group 1
Brian Blair (Captain)
Dennis “Lefty” Juraga
Zdenko Novoselac

Group 2
Frank Kevric (Capain)
Troy Kukac
Stipe Kump
Tom Pausak

Group 3
Marinko “President” Pausak (Captain)
Mark Vrljic
Frank Cosic
Drago “mustard pants” Pucko

Group 4
Ivan Stosic (Captain)
Chris Tyquin
Bernie Kozina
Ante Medved

The Champ of Champs will be played at 13th Beach Creek Course on December 7th, 7:30am tee off. Cost is $50 and the club will cover any additional costs.

The hack of hacks will be played at Curlewis, tee off 7:30am. $35 for the round.

After the round, make your way to the dom where we will have a feed, a few drinks and a raffle.

Hope to see you all there.



Curlewis – Rd 3 Ivan Marks

We were greeted to Curlewis with rain and it didnt look like stopping. Thankfully the rain eased up early in the day and we could enjoy the round. As it was a stroke event, add some rain and the greens being cored, The day was going to be hard for some. There were 5 players who disqualified themselves.

Coming in with a huge 65 net and winning the round was Drago “Mustard pants, BANDIT” Pucko. Second was Vlado Tomasevic and Frank Cosic rounding out the top 3. NTP’s went to Miro Stosic, Drqgo Pucko, Vlado Tomasevic and Stipe Kump. Longest drives both went Brian Blair. Naga for the round and the year was awarded to Mark Vrljic.

CHamp of Champ and hack of hacks details will be posted shortly. Remember our end of year function will be held at The dom on 7 December. Hope to see you all there.



Perfect golfing conditions were awaiting the 25 players at Queenscliff. With the kangaroos not to be seen, the greens were in the best condition in a long while. The wildlife was out to put a few spanas in the works. Multiple players were swooped by plover’s and a tiger snake was seen sun baking on the par 3 at the back nine.

Bernie Kozina took out his 3rd victory of the year with 41 points, The president Marinko Pausak coming in 2nd and Mark Vrljic taking out 3rd position. As the top 3 have already qualified this year, Troy Kukac in 4th position sneaks in to qualify for the Champ of Champs.
NTP’s went to Miro Kurtovic and James “jimbo” Finch. Longest drives to Bernie Kozina and Manners. NAGA was awarded to Vlado Tomasevic.

Our next event is @ Curlewis on 16 November, Tee off 7:30am. This is the final round of the Ivan Marks and will be a stroke event.

Don’t forget to text Marinko Pausak or Stipe Kump with regards to the end of year function. As the golf club is getting charges per head, please reply with how many people will be attending.

Hope to see you all there at Curlewis.