Cairns Golf Club - Phone (07) 4037 6700

Round The Traps - 10th January 2018
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G'day Members,
Well I hope all of you had a cracking Xmas and New Year period because the club certainly did! The lack of rainfall over the traditional wet season certainly allowed for plenty of golf and it was great to see many members out on course with their extended families and friends. The huge amount of social play over the break has certainly been a boost to the clubs coffers.

Here is some more good news, this time on the Membership front. We have been seeing a number of new people joining the club in recent months, so I thought I might do a little digging. In the 2016 calendar year, during the period of 1st of October - 31st December 2016, we had a grand total of 3 new members join the Club. For the same period in 2017 we’ve had 40 players join! Yes 40! It’s a big number that we are planning on adding to over the next 6 months. In fact we’ve had a further 5 x newbies join since January 1st 2018. All bodes for a positive year ahead!

Our Range Ball cleaning machine went on the blink on Xmas Eve (perfect timing). This means unfortunately we’ve had to try and do the best to clean the balls everyday manually and some of the balls still have grass on them when given to players. The fix for the machine requires a little higher skillset than available at the club so we have had to wait for a local business to reopen after Xmas. We hope to have the machine back in action soon and apologies for the inconvenience to users of the Driving Range.

In the coming weeks, our Greens Crew is going to attack some of the foreign grass patches in our Novotech Greens out on course. We are going to utilise the “clean” sections of turf from the practice putting green next to the Golf Shop, to transplant out on course. This practice putter green has been much maligned due to its shaping and is definitely the lesser used of our 2 practice greens by our members. We’ll give a more detailed update in the next edition of RTT of specific greens and timings etc.

The 104mm of rain that fell last Friday night sure helped “green” the course back up. I understand many players were surprised just how fast the course dried out and we still had a good size field out for the Monthly Medal the next morning. Less than a week later and the course is looking great again, even if a few players have lost all the “run” there were getting when we looked a little browner!

Our kitchen is still currently closed until next Wednesday with the first Friday Night Dinner and Jackpot draw on the 19th of January. We do still have plenty of sandwiches and pastries available for the hungry golfers over this period.
Hope to see you Round the Traps!

Matt Bolton
General Manager

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Well it’s 2018 already and I hope everyone enjoyed themselves over the Christmas/New Year period. Thank you to the members that embraced the large amount of social play that was present at the club over this time. Generally, it is one of the busier times throughout the year for us not only in the Golf Shop but also on course with social play. This revenue stream is very important to the financials and sets us up for the rest of the year. Fingers crossed the rain stays away again this year.

Chris Lees and Doug Bloomfield will battle it out against Kevan Draper and Danny “Bang” Bohm in the final of the Summer Cup match play. Good luck to both teams involved.

The Cairns Golf Club has new match play champions for 2017.

Congratulations to the following:
A Grade: Pieter Prinsloo defeated Ross Argent 2&1
B Grade: Michael love defeated Ky Rankin 1up
C Grade: Phil Pitts (C Grade champion of the world) defeated Dong Kim 8&6

Max Ford will be leaving Cairns to go to Kelvin Grove College in Brisbane next week. We wish Max all the best for his golfing future and no doubt he will be back up again for our major events throughout 2018.

Can’t find the time to play 18 holes try playing in our weekly Quickie comp for only $5. You can play 7 days a week and at any time. So next time you’re out having a hit with friends join the Quickie comp for your chance to win great prizes.

Jason Roach
Director of Golf
Friday Night Draws:

The first Friday Night Dinner & Members Draw of 2018 will be on the 19th January, the draw will jackpot to $2,600!!

We look forward to seeing you all then!

100’s Board:
31/12/17 – Winning #60 – Noel, Bill, Ron, Kojak
Major Event Dates of 2018

10th – 16th January
Weekly Sponsor
Trinity Links Resort & Apartments

5th – 6th May
Cairns Open

29th July – 5th August
City of Cairns

18th – 19th August
Men & Women Club Championships

25th – 26th August
Men & Women Club Championships
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Cairns Golf Club

Phone: (07) 4037 6700 | Fax: (07) 4054 4709 | Email:
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