The annual Parents and Offspring Tournament for the Secretary's Plate was contested last Saturday with Terry and Phillip Downing defending their title from last year, with a very commendable 43 points. It is a great event and held in high esteem for those of us who rarely get to play with our youngsters. I encourage all members to line up a partner for next year. Our photo shows the winners Terry and Phillip enjoying the accolades. The trophy was presented by our president as the Captain was again AWOL. Congratulations to you both.
Our magnificent ground staff are at it again. Renovations to the back of the 3rd green have been on the planning schedule for sometime. Our Course superintendent Damian Gair picked Tuesday as the day they would start and arranged for 300 tonne of soil to be moved from the mound behind the 4th green to the 3rd. Temperatures have risen however there is no dampening of the spirit of our staff and renovation is proceeding at a rapid pace and should be completed by the weekend. A settling in period with plenty of water should see it ready for a mow in about 3 weeks. In the meantime we will put a drop zone in and the area under renovation can be treated as GUR. Please be patient as the visual effect coming over the hill will be fabulous is it is on the 13th. Well done boys.
For those not aware, Darryl Purchase, from our Pro Shop, joins the Seniors Professional circuit from time to time. He is currently away from the Pro Shop in Noosa and has just won the Noosa Legends with a 7 under par from Peter Senior at 6 under. A great feat of which he should be justly proud. Please offer your congratulations to Darryl on his return.
If there was any doubt about who lives in the hole in the gum tree on the Triple Tee, have a look at the entrance. Skillfully sculptured or an accident of nature, the entrance is an outline of our resident Kookaburra who inhabits this hole each year to raise their young. Say hello next time you pass.