3rd June 2020

After a long lay off due to the COVID-19 Pandemic it was about time we continued with our Club Championships.

With the first round taking place in March, first round leader Luke Trembath has had a long time to formulate a game plan for round 2, as have you all. Fret not, the wait is over, with the second round of our Club Champs scheduled to get underway on Saturday the 13th of June. This will be followed by the 3rd & 4th rounds the weekend of the 20th and 21st of June.

Also, the 1st and 2nd rounds of the Women’s Weekend Championship and our Junior Championship will also take place on the 20th and 21st of June.

Keep tuned for the upcoming newsletter. Key dates for Championships listed below:

  • Saturday, 13th of June
  • 2nd Round Club Championships
  • Saturday, 20th of June
  • 3rd Round Club Championships
    1st Round Women’s Weekend Championships
    1st Round Junior Championship
  • Saturday, 13th of June
  • Final Round Club Championships
    2nd Round Women’s Weekend Championships
    2nd Round Junior Championship

Golf News Update

After some delay, the 2020 Club Championships finally concluded on Sunday 21st June.

Congratulations to all of the 29 men and 4 juniors who completed all four rounds. Also t the 9 ladies who played in the inaugural 36 hole Women’s Weekend Championship.

Championship Results
A Grade
This year A grade was tightly contested between Mark Corradin and Luke Trembath. After the 18th hole on Sunday, the pair were tied with a 322 gross which resulted in a four hole play off. Defending cub champion Mark Corradin was able to win the playoff by two shots making him the 2020 Club Champion.

B Grade
The B Grade Championship was completed with a convincing win by Will Power. Will finished five shots ahead of his nearest competitor Troy Schlink with a total gross score of 344.

C Grade
The C Grade Championship ended in similar fashion to A Grade. Steve Burns and Ray Bill finished level after the four rounds on 379 gross. A four hole playoff was conducted and Steve Burns has taken out the C Grade Championships. this was a great effort from Steve who started the final round outside of the seeded group and made up 11 shots.

This year as the first time in a few years that we have held a junior club championship. After the 36 holes it was Sam Trembath who took out the junior championship by two shots on 205 over Jayden Geisler with 207.

Ladies Weekend Championship
The inaugural Ladies Weekend Championship was taken out by Rowena Wallace with a score of 163. The runner up was Deb Ryan who finished on 198.

Singles Match play Knockout
The Singles Matchplay knockout qualifiers have been decided and the draw has been placed on the website. This event will commence on Saturday 27th June with the following rounds to be contested on 4th July, 11th July and the final on 18th July. Congratulations to all of those who have qualified.

Upcoming Events
Murray River Junior Masters
The Murray River Junior masters was planned to be held on Wednesday 1st July but has now been cancelled.

Seniors Tournament
We are hosting a seniors tournament in conjunction with Golf Australia on Monday 28th and Tuesday 29th July. The tournament has been well received and capacity for the event has been reached.

Family Tournament
We have organised with Golf Australia a Family tournament to be held on the last weekend September. This format would allow for any combination of family members to play in a 4BB event over 36 holes eg husband/wife, father/son, mother/daughter, mother/son, father/daughter, brother/sister, uncle/nephew, cousins, grandfather/grandson etc. More information will be available soon.

Until we have been relocated, all competition cards will be distributed from the pro shop. We ask that all cards are returned to the card box located at reception in the Sporties.

Michael’s Relocation Sale
The current sale in the pro shop is still ongoing. Please take the opportunity to shop for some bargains that you may never find again!

Golf Cart Usage
As of July 1st it is expected that golf cart restrictions will be eased in NSW allowing two people to share a cart. This will mean that we will no longer be hiring out single use carts however, we will still offer a winter rate of $20 per shared cart for members. The club will be reverting back to its local rule of two carts per group to minimise course damage.

Ladies 9 Hole Competitions
Monday 29th June will see the return of the ladies 9 hole competitions. We will also introduce a 9 hole competition on a Friday mornings as well. These will be starting from 9am.

Pro Shop Restrictions
Just a reminder that everyone is to enter the pro shop up through the normal entry up the big stairs. When leaving the pro shop you must exit through the door that leads out to the 10th tee on the Old Course. There are also red X’s marked on the ground that you must stand on when waiting to be served. As mentioned earlier all social distancing and hygiene requirements set by the Government must be adhered to.

Wayne Gould – Club Captain