May 24th, 2013
A few weeks ago on a Saturday morning, a group of members on the first tee (group of four) were preparing to hit off when it started to rain. A lot of activity followed as the players pulled out their wet weather gear to protect themselves and their equipment from the rain.
The first player then quickly walked on to the tee and hit off. He was quickly followed by the second player. It was only when the third player bent over to put his tee into the ground that he realised they had both hit off from the white markers and not the blue markers.
The third and fourth members of the foursome hit off from the blue markers and the first two players then went and teed off again, this time from the correct tees, with a 2 stroke penalty of course. What a way to start your round.
My question is, given they made a mistake by teeing off the wrong teeing area, did they do the right thing by then teeing off again from the correct teeing area?
The answer is YES. See Rule 11-4b on Page 61. Well done to those players on doing the right thing.
Let’s move onto the green, where a player is asked to move her marker as it is in the line of another player’s putt. She moves it a putter head away, but when she replaces the ball, forgets she had moved it and proceeds to putt out from the wrong place. After putting out, one of the other players realises that the ball was not replaced in the correct place.
My question is, does she have to replace the ball on the correct spot and putt out, and apply a penalty?
The answer is NO. The putts from the wrong place count and she must add a two shot penalty to her score for that hole. See Rule 20-3a (especially paragraph 4) on Page 84.
May 13th, 2013
Some wonderful results came out of last weekend’s NT Women’s and Girls’ Open. Ellen Davies-Graham finished 2nd in the championship while Kirsty Hodgkins finished 5th. Kirsty’s result placed her 3rd in the Girls’ Championship.
Congratulations girls on fantastic results.
It was good to see Taylor Macdonald back at the weekend. Following success in the Interstate teams event recently, Taylor has been selected in a Golf Australia team to contest 2 events in Malaysia. We wish him all the best for those events and will follow his progress closely.
May 8th, 2013
Congratulations to the ladies’ Gold Pennant team that successfully defended its Number 1 Pennant. It’s hard enough to win one of these flags but to make it 2 years in succession is a remarkable feat. Great work girls!!
Two of our members have performed very well in the recent Australian Interstate Series. Ellen Davies-Graham was a member of the QLD team which placed 3rd, while Taylor Macdonald was part of the victorious QLD team.
Interesting stats for Taylor shows that he is currently ranked no. 5 amateur in Australia and is at no. 50 on the world list. WOW!
Those who follow the handicapping system closely will be interested to know that as from the 14th May, the number of strokes a player’s handicap can increase in a calender year will increase from 4 to 5.
Trevor Pryor – Mens Captain
May 2nd, 2013
SATURDAY 25 MAY 2013
6.18am – 1.00pm Comp Single Stroke – 2nd Round B Grade Championships Handicap 11-18
12.00 Noon Sub Juniors
1.00pm Social Play
May 2nd, 2013
Anyone wishing to play in this years club championships needs to advise the captain, Chris Robson. If you are not qualifying you are still eligible to play in both rounds. Qualifying dates are Tuesday the 21st and 28th May.
May 2nd, 2013
Notice to Members regarding Trophy Accounts, Ball Rundown and Nearest the Pins please click here
April 29th, 2013
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April 26th, 2013
Thank you to the following members who made donations to the ANZAC DAY trophies;
- Nev Barnes
- Richard Coutts
- Daphne Faithfull
- Digger Davies
- Chris Dewar
- Gil Greig
- Lindsay Hoffman
- Mike Nuttall
- Paul Barber
- Rick Strang
- Rod Smith
- Brian Swan – Redcliffe Pro Shop
April 17th, 2013
In the first round of the Easter tournament John Campbell overcame extreme adversity to return a great net 67.
He was struck by a stray ball on the practice fairway prior to teeing off. On the 4th his carry bag was hit by another ball. While in the trees on the 10th, a snake fell onto his bag and tried to gain entry.
Feeling safe and within sight of home from the 17th, another snake reared up at the now fragile golfer. To return such a great score showed something special.
Well done John!!
April 15th, 2013
Two separate competitions will commence this month, one for Wednesday competitions and one for Saturdays. Each competition will be conducted on selected events over the period from March through until October.
There will be a $2 registration fee (once only payment – not each nominated Wednesday or Saturday) for each event (Wednesday and Saturday) and there will be a net winner and runner up for each event. Any ties will be decided on a countback conducted after the final event and using the handicap applicable on that day. SOME MEMBERS ARE CONFUSED YOU PAY ONE YEARLY FEE OF $2.00 FOR SATURDAY ECLECTIC AND $2.00 FOR WEDNESDAY ECLECTIC.
The first eclectic round following registration will form the base round and after each subsequent round completed, adjustments will be made for improved scores on each hole. The final gross result will be subject to a reduction of half the player’s handicap on the final day of competition.
Members are asked to indicate their involvement on each competition to be considered by placing a large E at the top of each card to be considered.
Upcoming Eclectic Dates;
25-26/5/13 C’ship only
April 15th, 2013
What a great morning for Aussie golf!
However Saturday was not as good. The second and third rounds of the Autumn Trophy, which include the two rounds of the Seniors’ Championships, will be conducted on the next two Saturdays, 20th and 27th of April. The final round of the Trophy will be conducted in conjunction with the Monthly Medal on May 11th.
April 13th, 2013
These youngsters certainly live in a different golfing world to most of us.
After the final 2 rounds, Kirsty Hodgkins finished tied for 10 in a field of 60 with an average of 4.5 over par for the 4 rounds. What a great effort for this 15 year old! Even so, Kirsty finished 31 shots behind the winner who is ranked No.3 junior in the world.
We wish Kirsty all the best as she moves to the interstate junior matchplay series.
Doug Klein maintained his 6 over par score through the final 2 rounds to finish in 25th position in a field of over 130. What a super effort! Doug was only 22 shots behind the winner on -16!!
Well done to our 4 juniors and thanks to Brian Swan for taking the boys on this trip. What an experience!
April 12th, 2013
After the 2nd round of the Australian Boys’ and Girls’ championships in WA, Kirsty Hodgkins is in equal 6th position, 5 over par.
Doug Klein made the cut in 34th place (3 over – WOW!). Jarrod Stirling and Ronan Davies finished outside the top 60 In what is obviously a very strong field.
Kirsty and Doug will contest the final 2 rounds today, Friday (12th)
April 9th, 2013
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April 8th, 2013
To view the draw for the mixed fourball knockout please click here
March 28th, 2013
This was, and still will be, a message to send best wishes to three of our juniors who set off next week to the Australian Boys’ Amateur Championships at the Pinjarra GC in Perth.
Ronan Davies, Doug Klein and Jarrod Stirling will be contesting the Championships and we wish them all the best. We will follow their progress with great interest.
However this afternoon (Friday) I snuck out for a couple of holes practice and was joined by a delightful, 15 year old lass, Kirsty Hodgkins. As soon as she teed off I realised that she was someone that I had heard about.
Kirsty is also going to Perth to contest the Australian Girls’ Amateur at Mt Lawley GC and so to her we add the wishes of the club for her success.
Kirsty will be staying on as part of the Qld Junior team to contest the Australian Girls’ Teams event and again we will watch Kirsty progress with interest.
It is wonderful to have such talented youngsters representing our club on the wider stage.
March 26th, 2013
To all that bought tickets and helped contribute to this fundraiser, George and his family sincerely thank you for your support. The total funds at the end of the raffle were $1185.00 ! So, once again we thank you for your support.
Here are our lucky winners:
1st Prize: Trish Henry
2nd Prize: John Waugh
3rd Prize: Noel Brockie
4th Prize: Patricia Wilson
5th Prize: Paul Sutton
6th Prize: Vicki Pollock
7th Prize: Doug Cregan
8th Prize: Jennifer Bavage
9th Prize: Hayden Kilsby
March 25th, 2013
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March 20th, 2013
Please be aware that there are certain areas in the carpark that are now “no parking areas” which have been marked with yellow lines.
Also the directional arrows have been made bigger, please follow arrows when entering or exiting the carpark.
March 8th, 2013
Golf Queensland has named its representative teams to compete in the Australian Men’s and Women’s Interstate Teams Matches from 30 April – 3 May 2013.
Tasmania will host the event with the Men’s event being played at the Tasmania Golf Club and the Women’s event being played at the Royal Hobart Golf Club.
Golf Queensland’s Head Coach, Tony Meyer said both the selected teams have an excellent opportunity to win the Championships.
“The selected players have had fantastic results over the past few months and thoroughly deserve their places on the teams,” he said.
The Australian Men’s and Women’s Interstate Teams Matches are Australia’s pinnacle Amateur Team Golf Championships.
Men’s State Team:
Viraat Badhwar (Indooroopilly)
James Gibellini (Emerald Lakes)
Taylor MacDonald (Redcliffe)
Jake McLeod (Royal Queensland)
Kevin Marques (Indooroopilly)
Cameron Smith (Royal Queensland)
Simon Viitakangas (Palmer Gold Coast)
Aaron Wilkin (Indooroopilly)
Cory Crawford (Sanctuary Cove)
Men’s Team Manager – Matthew Toomey
Men’s Coach – Tony Meyer
Women’s State Team:
Ellen Davies-Graham (Redcliffe)
Jaimee Dougan (Beaudesert)
Gennai Goodwin (Indooroopilly)
Ashley Ona (Gailes)
Ali Orchard (Surfers Paradise)
Nadine White (Pacific)
Lauren Mason (Headland)
Girls’ Team Manager – Hayley Wilkinson
Girls’ Coach – Richard Woodhouse