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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. 

End of Year Break – ups

All of the end of year breakups are now over.  The vets held there breakup on Tuesday 9th of December.  The 2 Ball Ambrose event was won by Jim Diggerson and Blue Nancarrow.  This was followed by lunch at Sea Breeze Tavern  and presentations.   The vets champion for this year was Ken Wolfenden.  Then it was on to lawn bowls.  We would once again like to thank Slade Point Bowls club for hosting our group of very novice bowlers.  Kev and Jen Powell won the bowls competition.

Tekowai Masters was held on the 13th of December.  Once again the outfits were fitting for the Hawaiian Theme we had.  Alan Scells and Sean O’Gorman won the day from runners up Kev  Chris Ross and Ross Byrnes and going from first last year to third this year was Colin and Lelsie Dunn and John Rutland.  Best dressed team once again went to Nathan Gardners team.

Our Wednesday break up was held on the 17th December.  The two ball ambrose  event was won by Sean O’Gorman and Stephen Grieshaber with 61 3/4.

 

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.

 

 

 

 

2014 Newsetter

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Course Update

Monday 22nd December 14

Opening Time  7:00 am
Current Competition  No Competition
Course    OPEN
Driving Range    CLOSED
Carts    Yes
Social Play  All Day
Closing Time  6:00 pm

Tuesday 23rd  December 14

Opening Time  7:00 am
Current Competition  Vets – Single Stableford
Course    OPEN
Driving Range    CLOSED
Carts    Yes
Social Play    All Day
Closing Time    6:00 pm

Wednesday 24th December 14

Opening Time  7:30am
Current Competition  4 BBB Stableford
Course    OPEN
Driving Range    CLOSED
Carts    Yes
Social Play    Yes
Closing Time  7:00 pm

 

Thursday 25th December 14

CHRISTMAS DAY  – COURSE CLOSED

Opening Time  CLOSED
Current Competition  
Course
Driving Range    CLOSED
Carts   
Social Play  
Closing Time  

 

Friday 26th December 14

BOXING DAY – COURSE CLOSED

Opening Time      CLOSED
Current Competition  
Course   
Driving Range    CLOSED
Carts   
Social Play  
Closing Time

 

Saturday 27th December 14

Opening Time   6-00 am
Current Competition   Single Stableford
Course    OPEN
Driving Range    CLOSED
Carts    Yes
Social Play  Limited
Closing Time  7:00 pm

Social play available between 7:30 am to 10:45 am or after 3pm.

Sunday 28th  December 14

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

 

THE GREENS.

The temporary greens are now all completed, and  in play.   All the greens have now been planet with the new Tif Eagle and are coming along well.  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.

                             

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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