Sunday, August 26, 2012

Golf: 9 September at Gainsborough Greens

Hello everyone

A good day of golf at Sanctuary Cove...all had a steady day....and well done to Mark Coster and Dan Williams in taking out the Shield. Now the Captain has been humbled we can get back to some normal play!

This next round is to be held at Gainsborough Greens on Sunday 9 September, arrival at 8.10am for tee-off at 8.36am. Remember this round is priced at $49.50 per head and includes carts so no need to call the Pro Shop (the Pro Shop number is 5546 6003 just in case you need it).

The address is Yawalpah Road, Pimpama.  

Directions from Brisbane City are, enter the M1 motorway and proceed approximately 48kms toward the Gold Coast. Take Exit 49 and proceed through the roundabout, and then take the second exit onto Yawalpah Road. Proceed along Yalwalpah Road for approximately 2 kms. The entrance to Gainsborough Greens Golf Club is on your right.

I look forward to hearing from you soon and remember to check the club blog for news updates.

0432 676 681

Monday, August 20, 2012

Shield Game, Sanctuary Cove, August 19th 2012.

Shield Game, Sanctuary Cove, August 19th 2012

Wow! That seemed like a hard slog to me I’m not sure about the rest of you?

Sanctuary Cove lists itself as “Designed to challenge players of all abilities”. Well it certainly did that. Perhaps yellow tees may have been kinder, but that wouldn’t have helped with those hard fast non flat greens.

Myself, I hit shots I felt really good about, only to see them roll through, down into hollows, into traps/water, onto rough & back off the greens down the fairways.

In near perfect weather conditions, the course was the winner; the top scores were hard fought for, so well done to all those players whom tamed the beast.

Nearly all groups ended up within 3 points of each other so well done everyone & I hope you all enjoyed the random draw for this game. Don’t forget in the normal games if you have a preference for being in a particular group, I’ll always try to accommodate (just let me know pre-Tee off).

Did everyone enjoy the scenery on the long drives from car park/pro shop to 1st tee & then to car park & back to new club house (for the second class seating option) then back to your cars again?  There’s a good chunk of your lives you’re not getting back.

Here are the results for Sanctuary Cove:

1st place on 39pts – Dan Williams and Mark Coster
2nd place on 39pts – Rodney Topor and David Coster (after count back)
3rd place on 38pts – Karen Greedy and Owen “swinger” Wright

(Last year’s game as a comparison produced 50pts/47pts & 47pts, just to show how much harder this course was.)

NTP on the 6th – Chris Walker
NTP on the 16th – Ian Smith
Men’s L/D 12th – Ian Smith
Ladies L/D 12th – Jane Hughes

Paul (Captain)
(Next game 9th Sept, at Gainsborough Greens)

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

IMPORTANT UPDATE Golf: 19 August at Sanctuary Cove Resort

Hello everyone

Just an update to the round at Sanctuary Cove Resort (the Palms course ) on Sunday 19 August, arrival at 7.10am for tee-off at 7.30am.

The address (I was rightly corrected by Rodney - who clearly takes notice of this stuff far more than I do!!) is Sanctuary Cove Golf and Country Cub: Vardon Lane, Hope Island. The number is 5699 9000. Carts are booked and represent a part of the $75 (the $80 I quoted in the previous email as incorrect - sorry!!!) per head fee for the club. We will also be subsidising 'paid up' members to the tune of $25 per head. Therefore, members green fees on the day will be $50 per head.


"Dress code must be adhered to at all times. All players must be dressed in neat, casual attire and a collared shirt is compulsory. Denim, cargo, singlets and brief shorts not permitted on the course."

Directions from Brisbane City are, enter the M1 motorway and proceed approximately 56kms toward the Gold Coast. Take Exit 57 (Tamborine/Oxenford Rd) and follow the signs to Hope Island. This will lead you to Santa Barbara Road. Follow this to the second roundabout (approx. 500 metres) then take the second exit to Sanctuary Cove Boulevard. After the next roundabout turn into Vardon Lane. Follow this for about 500 metres and turn left into the entrance of the Golf and Country Club. Follow the signs to the Golf Pro Shop and find parking nearby. Remember to park at what I call the golf valet service. The friendly staff will whisk away your bag for loading to your cart.

We currently have 12 people (with perhaps a couple more members joining up) so we can now invite guests. If anyone has any person they wish to invite please let me know asap (don't forget guests will pay the full $75). I look forward to hearing from you soon and remember to check the club blog for news updates.

0432 676 681