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BEFORE YOU BOOK INTO YOUR COMPETITION, SCROLL DOWN THE PAGE AND HAVE A CATCH UP ON THE SITE TO SEE WHAT IS HAPPENING, AND WHATS COMING UP.  THE WEBSITE AND FACEBOOK ARE THE MEDIA’S WE USE TO HELP KEEP YOU UPDATED AS TO WHAT IS HAPPENING AT THE CLUB.
DRIVING RANGE IS CLOSED AT END OF TRADE ON FRIDAY 26TH SEPTEMBER FOR A WHILE TO ALLOW FOR  UPGRADING WORKS TO BE COMPLETED. 

This Weeks Events

27th October to 2nd November

Monday  27th             Social Play all day

Tuesday 28th               Vets Single Stroke  Monthly Medal

Wednesday 29th         Wed comp – single stableford   – Social play all day

Thursday 30th             Social play all day

Friday 31st                    Social play all day

Saturday 1st Nov         Competition – Single Stableford –  Social play between 8 and 9am or after 3:30 pm

Sunday 2nd Nov          Social play all day

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WHATS COMING UP - October

Saturday 11th Oct – Monthly Medal

Tuesday 21st Oct – Vets Monthly Medal

Saturday 25th Oct – Ambrose Championships

N Q EVENTS  -  OCTOBER

4th – 6th – NQ Match Play Champ Men & Women

Venue  -  TBA

Junior

5th & 6th October – Junior Pennants  -  TBA

TEKOWAI MASTERS

It is once again coming up.  This year the theme will be Hawaiian, so get the flower shirts and board shirts out and the lays and straw hats and come out for a great day.  This will be our presentation day and  dinner.    Due to the huge amount of funds used up on the course and clubhouse this year we will only have a Juke box and maybe some Karaoke later in the evening.   So book in on the website for the three ball ambrose.

THE GREENS.

The temporary greens are now all completed, and some are in play.  The first lot of new grass arrived here on Tuesday 21st of October and we would like to thank the volunteers that came to help spread the scarifying’s onto the greens.   We will only be doing 5 greens this round, and the remainder will get done in December.  This gives us enough time to get  a strike on the first lot of greens, instead of trying to keep water up to all 11 greens and risk loosing the grass. Big thank you to Jason and Jarrod for driving to Brisbane overnight and picking the grass up for us.

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As everyone is aware, we have had a major problem with our greens this year.  The greens have been affected by an E.R.I  Fungus.  This root fungus is not normally found north of Coffs Harbour, and once the greens are affected it  is very difficult and expensive to treat.

After a lot of research, we have decided to change the greens to a new variety of grass called Tifeagle.  The current grass on the greens, Bemuda tifgreen 328, has past its use by date and has little resistance to disease when mown under 5mm.

The process to change the greens to Tifeagle :

1.      We are going to build alternate greens on all the holes, using greenslees park.  Number 1 & number 5 are already completed.

2.     Prepare the current greens for planting.  This will be done straight after our open in September.

3.     Ross and Jason will drive down to Caboolture, and collect the stolens on Sunday 20th October and be back on the 21st and the new surface will be planted on that day.

We will be asking for around 10 volenteers here that morning so that we can get the grass spread on all the greens as soon as possible.

We ask for your patience and understanding through the next few months while all of the work takes place.  We have researched this grass, and it is the best way to go in the long term.

 CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS

All the club championships are now finalised.

Congratulations to our winners

Club Champion 2014 – Matt Chapman

B Grade  -  Colin Dunn

C Grade   – John Coll

D Grade Champion of the World  – Warren Whitfield

RENOVATIONS
An update on the renovations and changes. I haven’t been out on the course yet, will have to do that some time and see what changes are happening out there. The greens are all striking well, so that’s good news. The blocks have come off …the island, and the big machines are in to get rid of it. A retainer wall has been constructed on the driving range from the blocks. A few trees have been cleared to open up the first tee, to make it a lot safer now when teeing off, as you have a very clear view if anyone is down the fairway. The ladies tee has been moved back as well. The club house is all done and painted. Thanks to Russell English, and JB Painting, it looks fantastic. Carpet One is now installing the flooring. I would like thank everyone once again for your patience with all this work going on, but it will be all for the best once it is completed.

 SCANNING YOUR CARD AFTER A COMP.

This is some information regarding your handicap from One Golf, if you register for a competition, and decide not to scan your card, or forget to scan your card. A “No Score  not Approved” is what is recorded on your handicap record if your card is not scanned
Provisional H’cap status Notice:
By default, if a golfer has five or more “no score not approved” entries in their last 20 rounds, their h’c…ap status will be now set as Provisional by GolfLink. This can not be amended within the MiClub system. We will show a red “P” in the players booking cell on the admin tee sheet to identify them. Members will not see this on their tee sheets.
This will mean by default in the MiClub comp mgmt system that we won’t rank the player in the competition leaderboard so that they are not eligible to win a prize though The players score entered will still be loaded for handicapping purposes automatically.
It is a decision of the club that they can overturn this and allow provisional players to be ranked and therefore eligible to win prizes. If this is so; please advise MiClub and we’ll change a property to allow for this. email support@miclub.com.au
Additional info (MiClub have decided that any special prizes will still be applied to Provisional players such as a Hole IN One or Eagle.) If this is not wanted, you can manually remove the special prize for the provisional player from the prize allocation area.So think twice before you decide not to scan your card for whatever reason. You could lose your competition rights.

Vets Comp

The vets played against Pioneer Valley Golf Club on Monday for the Springs Valley Trophy.  We played at Pioneer Valley earlier in the year, and come away 1 point ahead.  On Monday we had 9 Black Springs Players and 14 Pioneer Valley.  Players play a single stableford and the top 8 scores from each club is added up.  Black springs come away winners with a 15 point lead.

Congratulations to Greg Pembroke for his 2nd  Hole in One.  Greg scored holed it on the  9th in the competition on Monday.

  

 

MONTHLY MEDAL WINNERS TO PLAY IN THE MEDALS OF MEDALS FINAL ON THE 15TH OF NOVEMBER.

Monthly Medal winners for the year to compete in the Medals of Medals final on November the 15th.  A division winners are David Patch, Frank Forsyth, Michael Dunn, Paul Lucas, Brad Dunn, Bob Stafford, Stuart McMillan, Sean O’Gorman. B Division: ALex Carson, Andy Davison, Steve Lockhard, John Kelleher, Brian Spencer, Ken Wolfenden, Michael Hurley, Eddie Bullimore.  The ladies Chris Pembroke, Josie Forsyth, Leanne Watson, Kelly Cooke.  The best net score on the day will determine the Mens medal of medal winner and the same with the ladies.  The time sheet is open for this event.

News on the greens, below. 

Course Update

Monday 27th October 2014

Opening Time  7:30 am
Current Competition   no competition
Course    OPEN
Driving Range    CLOSED
Carts    Yes
Social Play  All Day
Closing Time   4:00 pm

Tuesday 28th October 14

Opening Time 7:30 am
Current Competition   Vets monthly medal
Course    OPEN
Driving Range   CLOSED
Carts    YES 
Social Play     Yes
Closing Time  3:00 pm

Wednesday 29th October 14

Opening Time   7:30am
Current Competition  Single Stableford
Course    OPEN
Driving Range    CLOSED
Carts    Yes
Social Play     All Day
Closing Time    7:00pm

Thursday 30th October 14

Opening Time  7:00 am
Current Competition  No Competition
Course    OPEN
Driving Range    CLOSED
Carts    Yes
Social Play  All Day
Closing Time  4:00 pm

Friday 31st October 14

Opening Time  7:00 am
Current Competition  No Competition
Course    OPEN
Driving Range    CLOSED
Carts    Yes
Social Play  All Day
Closing Time  7:00 pm

Saturday 01st November 14

Opening Time  6:30am
Current Competition  Single Stableford
Course    OPEN
Driving Range    CLOSED
Carts    Yes
Social Play Limited – Call ahead for times
Closing Time  7:00 pm

SOCIAL PLAY ON SATURDAY IS LIMITED.  YOU CAN PLAY 9 HOLES, TEEING OFF BETWEEN 8 AND 9 AM, OR AFTER 3:30 PM.

Sunday 2nd November  14

Opening Time  6:30am
Current Competition  No Competition
Course    OPEN
Driving Range    CLOSED
Carts    Yes
Social Play  All Day
Closing Time  6:00 pm

 

Mens and Ladies  Open

Crokers fuel and oils mens open was held earlier this month.  Michael Dunn won the event with  4 under on Sat and 4 over on Sunday, scoring a par round of 140 over the two days.  Adam Medcalf was runner up with 148.   B Grade was won by Brett Martin for the 2nd year in a row, C grade was won by Mick Gidley from Glenden.

The Ladies open was won by Sheree Hasson from Mackay scoring 73,  Chris Pembroke won  Division 2 with 96.

   

Pennants

Going to do some catching up, as its been a busy couple of weeks and I haven’t had much time to update.
On the 19th & 20th of July, for the first time, due to the change in the A grade Pennant format this year, Black Springs had two teams …compete in Pennant at Mackay Golf Club. The Div 1 Team of Adam Medcalf, Jason Grech, Matt Chapman, Michael Dunn, Nev Dyne, Shawn Johansen, Neil Breuer, Sean O’Gorman, Drew Newton come in 2nd for the weekend. The team played Townsville, Rowes Bay and Mackay teams.
The number 2 team competed in Div 3. This team of Nathan Gardner, Russell Gardner, Jack Saunders, Chris Dunn, Rodney Allen, Tim Robinson, Greg Wilson, Brett Scells and Harvey Maritz come away winners, bringing home the Pennant. The team played Townsville No 2, Rowes Bay No 2 and Mackay No. 2 teams. Congratulations to all players.
 
We have also had a couple of memorial days. Jim Wilson’s memorial golf day and the Fatnowna family coming our for a Memorial golf day for Greg. Both very fun days remembering two very wonderful people
 
Jim Wilson’s Golf Day
Greg Fatnowna golf Day
SASHA
We said goodbye to Sasha yesterday. Sasha has been here since we started, when we were only building the driving range. She grew up with the kids and all the members here. She had one litter of the most beautiful puppies. The golf course was here back yard. She had a select few members she would follow around the golf course as well as quite a few vehicle tyres she would try to catch, and nearly s…ucceeded a couple of times. We will miss her looking up at golfers, with those begging eyes, when they are eating, waiting for any bit of food, like she had never eaten. I will miss her chasing the buggies every time I got in to move one. A few of the vets will miss her in the carpark waiting for them and the treats they would normally bring her, like the left over of last nights roast or steak. And the Wednesday groups giving her what ever was left over on the platters. We will miss you Sasha.

 

THE GREENS.

The temporary greens are now all completed, and some are in play.   The first lot of new grass arrived here on Tuesday 21st of October.  A huge thank you to all the volunteers that come to help spread the scarifying’s onto the greens.

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As everyone is aware, we have had a major problem with our greens this year.  The greens have been affected by an E.R.I  Fungus.  This root fungus is not normally found north of Coffs Harbour, and once the greens are affected it  is very difficult and expensive to treat.

After a lot of research, we have decided to change the greens to a new variety of grass called Tifeagle.  The current grass on the greens, Bemuda tifgreen 328, has past its use by date and has little resistance to disease when mown under 5mm.

The process to change the greens to Tifeagle :

1.      We are going to build alternate greens on all the holes, using greenslees park.  Number 1 & number 5 are already completed.

2.     Prepare the current greens for planting.  This will be done straight after our open in September.

3.     Ross and Jason will drive down to Caboolture, and collect the stolens on Sunday 20th October and be back on the 21st and the new surface will be planted on that day.

We will be asking for around 10 volenteers here that morning so that we can get the grass spread on all the greens as soon as possible.

We ask for your patience and understanding through the next few months while all of the work takes place.  We have researched this grass, and it is the best way to go in the long term.

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This is a step  by step instructions on how to book in for a competition.To the left you will see the One Golf  logo, click on that.Your username is  the last four digits of your golf link number, ( not using the 00)  Eg if your number is 4092200013 your username is 13.Your password is the first four digits of your date of birth. Eg. if your DOB is  9th April your password is 0904.  If that doesn’t work it means   I did not have your date of birth so your username will be 0101. If neither of those work phone the club, I have probably put in  an incorrect DOB.Your will then get a box up to tell you to change your password, so do that using 0101 as your old password.Once you are in the site go  into  “My Details “and  update any details that are incorrect or add, DOB, email address etc.To book into a competition click on   bookings in the red box on top .  You are then at the  events page.  Click on Nov ( 2013) and all the events for Nov will come up.Anything that is open you can book in for.    Click on open, and the timesheet will come up.Click on the box with your preferred time on it.   You will come to the timesheet with your name already on that time.If you don’t want to add any other names just confirm that time and that’s it.  You can then go into another competition if you want and do the same.If you want to add other players to your group, go into the time you require and  go to the search section, in one of the boxes put in the person you want to play with.  Just start typing there name and a list will come up and pick the player from that list.  you can add another  3 players to your group.  Once you have the name, click on the small boxes next to each name then click confirm.  All players are now in that time slot with you.You will notice a small x  under each name.  That allows you to delete the name if you wish.  Any of the other players can also delete there own name only in that group.So get on there give it a try and let me know if you have any problems and I can go through it with you here.

B & C GRADE PENNANTS.The B & C Grade Pennant teams travelled to Home Hill on the weekend to compete in this years pennant, both in Division 3.   The B grade team  is Alex Carson, Jack Drefke, Bob Stafford, Stuart McMillan, Steve Kelly, Ken Muckan,  Jez Chyba.  C Grade Ken Wolfenden, Bill Davies, Michael Hurley, John O’Neil, Snow Harper, Warren Whitfield, Angus Young, with Bob Platt from Proserpine filling in for us.  .  The B division will compeate against  Pioneer Valley, Rowes Bay and Lavarack in Div 3.  C Grade will also competed in Div 3  against  Ayr and Magnetic Island.  Both teams come in 2nd. Well done everyone.

                             
B Grade Pennant Team: Alex Carson,
Jack Drefke, Bob Stafford,Jez Chyba, Ken Muckan,
Steve Kelly, Stuie McMillan
C Grade Pennant team: Ken Wolfenden, John O’Neil,)
 Angus Young, Bill Davies, Warren Whitfield, Michael Hurley,
Snow Harper, Bob Platt ( Proserpine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There is a special on the DRIVING RANGE for members and non members!

Every time you buy a bucket of range balls you pay $1 less each time.
Once you have purchased 10 buckets, you pay HALF PRICE for your buckets of range balls FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE YEAR!

Quick Facts

Dress Code: Closed in shoes. No singlets
Competitions: Tuesday, Wednesday & Saturday  ( limited social play available Saturday )
Motorized Carts Yes
Club & Trolley Hire Yes
Length (18 holes) 5778mts
Par 70
Holes 9
Water Hazards Yes
Bunkers Yes
Practice Putting Green Yes
Licensed Clubhouse Yes  ( NO B.Y.O.)
Light Food Yes
Aqua Driving Range Open 7 days from 7am
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