Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Next game: 7 November at Keperra Country Golf Club

The next game is at Keperra Country Club, Duggan Street Keperra 4054, on Sunday 7 November. The Pro Shop number there is 3355 7744. Navigation to the course is tricky; one nameless member failed to find the course last year! Probably the simplest way is to come up Enogerra Road and then along Samford Road, but study the map carefully yourselves before setting off. I think it takes about 20 minutes from Brisbane CBD.

FBOW, I've negotiated a later starting time: Arrival at 7.10am for tee-off at 7.25am. But for only 12 players, so book early!

It's a good country course, with plenty of shade, as I recall.

As usual, please let me know asap if you wish to play. If you have to withdraw, again, please let me know asap.

I look forward to seeing you at Keperra and to a great day.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Real golf club membership

This is a copy of an email I just sent to a friend, that might be of more general interest.

Most real golf club years run from 1 October to 30 September, so if anyone is thinking of joining a real golf club this is the time to do it.

In my opinion, if you want to improve as a golfer you need to be a member of a real golf club and play in regular competitions (and have lessons and practice). Ordinary membership at a good golf club around Brisbane can be had for less than $1000 p.a., 5-day membership is obviously less. There's also a small joining fee. This is good value if you are able to play in a competition once a week. (Although membership means you don't have to pay green fees, you still have to pay $10+ to enter each competition, this goes towards the prizes.) If you're committed to improving, want an AGU handicap, and are able to play every second week or more frequently, I think it's still reasonable value. Joining a club also means joining a community, making new friends, etc., etc.

If you just want to have fun playing social golf more often, even every second week, then there's probably little point in joining a club.

I'm very pleased I joined Carbrook Golf Club 3 years ago, I enjoy the competitions, the company, the course, the improvement in my golf game, just disappointed that my handicap is currently going up not down, haven't really figured out why yet.

Just my thoughts.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Gailes game cancelled

Only eight players had put their names down to play at Gailes. On Saturday afternoon, the weather forecast was for heavy rain and high winds on Sunday. So after several emails and phone calls and text messages on Saturday afternoon, we decided to cancel the game. Ironically, as shown in this radar map at 9.42am, the storm remained off-shore, so, although it would have been cool and damp, it probably would have been possible to play after all. Oh well.

Now only 2 games left for players to catch Ian in the player-of-the-year race.