Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Next game preview: 15 August at Royal Pines

This is a big event, an opportunity to play on a resort course, where the Australian Ladies Masters is played each year. A beautiful course on the Gold Coast. This year, the Club is able to charge members only $45 for the privilege, nonmembers only $62.50. These prices include an electric cart! Members have priority, as places may be limited. Arrival time is 7.00am for tee-off at 7.20am. Clear all your other commitments so you are free to play. More details later.


Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Big 4 "membership"

Just thought I'd add this offer to the site as it is something I will probably take up.
For $134 you get 4 free rounds of golf, reduced rates for other rounds and an AGU handicap. This means you will be able to access open days at other golf courses and other amateur competitions.
I found out about this through a friend who was singing the praised of the Hills course (Jason Day's old stomping ground) and its ease of access on weekends.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Redcliffe Golf Club Game - 18th July 2010

Red letter day at Redcliffe

A small band of eight ventured out to Redcliffe on a beautiful day to enjoy what I thought was a course in very good nick.
The course condition was not then responsible for the moderately middling scores posted by seven of us, ranging from 11 to 29 pts which is a little below our normal efforts, I think we were all just enjoying a nice stroll in the sunshine & forgot to get quite into the grove, I know I couldn’t (although if it wasn’t for my Driver, bunker play & putting I would have been ok).
The one notable exception to this was Ian Smith, now we all know what a good player he is (being our lowest handicapper) but David, Hilary & myself who made up his group, were left thinking “did he hit any bad shots?” (Well there was one, but he recovered from that) He turned in a PAR first nine & slipped to 3 over on the second nine. We tried to put him off of course, but Hilary’s sand save hole out & my 80mtr pitch into the cup, just seemed to drive him on. I even tried telling him often how well he was doing, telling him his score etc, but nothing fazed him (anti-freeze for blood)
It was great to watch.

Now for the scores.
1st place with 43pts – Ian Smith
2nd place on count back on 29pts – George Chapman
3rd place on 29pts – David Westover

NTP (2nd hole) – Ian Smith
NTP (13th I think) – Owen Wright
Long Drive Mens – Ian Smith
Long Drive Ladies – Judith Chapman (well done Judith)

Congratulations to Ian on a fine round.
Many thanks to the small bands of golfers for making an appearance at our most northerly stop on the calendar.
Hope to see as many as possible at the special game next month at Royal Pines on the 15th of August.

Regards for now Paul (Captain)

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Next game: 18 July at Redcliffe Golf Club

At last! A late start!!

The next game for the year will be held on 18 July at Redcliffe Golf Club in Handsworth Street, Clontarf. This is just off Elizabeth Avenue immediately after you cross the Hornibrook Bridge. The number of the Pro Shop at Redcliffe is 3284 2957.

Arrival time is a civilised 7.55am for tee-off at 8.10am.

Redcliffe is a very pleasant course, with the distinguishing feature that the 9th green is as far as possible from the clubhouse, as I once discovered to my dismay when a round had to be truncated after 9 holes! Fortunately there's a kiosk and toilet that you pass several times during the round.

Please let me know as soon as possible whether or not you will be playing at Redcliffe. If you say you are playing, and then discover you can't play, please let me or Paul know in advance.