We have reached the Winter Solstice, the day of the year, when we are furthest from the Sun… no wonder it feels cold on the first tee. Hopefully some warmer and drier days ahead.
Recent rains while being relatively light falls (13 mm and 17 mm) has resulted in a very wet course and unfortunately carts cannot be used on the course till it dries some more.
As usual, I have a drainage update below... some good news.
Landscaping Materials Wanted...
If you have surplus and unwanted landscaping materials, such as fence posts, timber railing, concrete blocks, pavers, stones etc please send me an email email@example.com with the details of what you have. We are keen to build up a stock of material for our continuous improvements to the course.
Golf Course Update
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After a few weeks wait, the council contractor arrived this morning to clear the blocked stormwater drain under the 15th fairway. The truck has a high pressure water pump (plus 200 metres of hose) which drives a steel cutter and sprays to cut through the tree root which had completely blocked the drain.
In addition, our drain from the dam spillway to the 13th pond was also cleared of tree roots.
A successful morning with both drains flowing freely.
With 45 points the winners were John Mulholland & Darryl Purchase and the runners up with 44 points David Stanley & Ashley Southon. Eagles Nest went to John Buchanan; the 11th NTP won by Warwick Andrews and the PRO PIN was won by Glen Walsh. Individual winner was David Stanley.
Saturday - Fifty-six players endured the conditions for the Harry Murdoch Trophy. The field was down due to carts not being available as the course was very wet.
The trophy winner was Peter Whittall, well done, with 35 points.
Thomas Madigan, Country Member, won the day with 38 points.
Terry Downing was NTP on the 11th and Shaun Martyn (former BGC member now at Narooma) was the PRO PIN winner.
The fire in the Club House was put to good use after the round.
What's coming up??
We are nearly half way through the year soon with the July Monthly Medal on Saturday the 3rd of July.
The Captain's Trophy is coming up on the 17th of July.
This competition is off and running and final entries close this Friday. The sign up sheet will be in the Pro Shop till then.
There is a slight problem with the last entry on the sign up sheet, all of the cytologists in the club have not been able to break the code and determine who this member is!! See below, if it is you or you know who it is please contact the Pro Shop and get included. in the competition.