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Round The Traps

Round The Traps - 15th October 2021
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G'day Members,

After a false start 2 weeks ago, Ergon switched the power on to the new Pump House yesterday (Wed 13/10). This means we can finally get the Grundfos specialists on site to commission the pumps. The main line trenches will then commence and we’ll start to see some real action. The contractors need to flush the lines as they go to ensure they are 100% clean as they move away from the pump house. Holes 3 & 4 will be the first to be done.

Course Super Tim Hoskinson and his team have been out on course doing some minor digging this week to plan for the new irrigation install. They have been uncovering some of the existing old infrastructure to enable valves to be installed so we can continue to use the old system whilst the new one is being installed. The minor works shouldn’t really impact too much on your round of golf.

Its amazing just how fast he course is drying out at present. Plenty of players have been commenting about the extra run they are getting off the tee, myself included. It will be interesting to see the course at this time next year with the new irrigation system in full flight.

This week we changed over 10 of the 20 Driving Range mats. We’re trialling 2 different types of mats, one of which enable players to be able to use their own tee. The “tee up” mat does seem a little spongier underfoot than what we are used to, but they are obviously brand new out of the box and we expect them to flatten down a little after a few weeks. The other mat is more like what we’ve had in the past. We’ll be replacing the other 10 mats towards the end of November. We’re also installing more barriers to have all bays individually spaced. Next time you are on the range, have a look at all the dents in the black signage on the barriers between the bays. They are clearly doing their job.

Round 4 of BDO Sunday Superleague is on this Sunday and the course is expected to be very busy with Half Moon Bay GC closed during the morning for the FNQGA Pennants. Superleague is a great opportunity for you to invite your friends who might play at other courses to play at CGC for only $20. Your best 3 rounds out of 5 are used to find the overall winners and there are also fantastic daily prizes on offer. The final round is played on Sunday November 7th with a shotgun start to allow for the presentations. Don’t delay and book your spots asap.

We’ve had another incident of a motorbike making its way onto the course in recent days and also a group of kids stealing driving range balls late at night. I’ve been talking to a few of the local residents and clearly there’s some problems in the neighbourhood. Please keep an eye out for any unsavoury and let us know asap so we can bring the cavalry.

We’ve got a Titleist fitting day coming up on Friday 22nd of October. Contact the golf shop if you’d like to book a spot to test out some great gear.

The Notice of the Clubs Annual General Meeting was sent out on Monday and the full detail is also included below in this edition of RTT. The 3 x Directors positions that are up for election are the President, Treasurer and one of directors’ roles. Both President Peter Winfield and Treasurer Craig Harnett have indicated they will be standing for re-election, so too will Jane Johannsen for the Directors position.
Matt Bolton
General Manager

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Firstly, thank you to all the members who volunteered their time on Sunday to help out with the hosting of round 3 of the FNQGA Pennants season. Your time is greatly appreciated and does not go unnoticed. A special mention to Patrick Donaghy and his daughters Lauren and Jasmine for smashing out the bacon and egg burgers early in the morning.

The Cairns Golf Club Pennants team will be back in action this Sunday at Half Moon Bay Golf Club in round 4. The guys will be taking on Innisfail GC. Good luck to all members playing on the weekend. Tee off is at 8am.

Round 4 of the BDO Sunday Superleague is on this Sunday the 17th of October. Tee times are available all day starting from 6:32am. Registrations can be made via the Cairns Golf Club website or by calling the Golf Shop.

Scores are tight at the top, with only 7 points separating the top 6 in the men and the women divisions. Remember, your top 3 scores from the 5 possible rounds count for your overall score. The 5th and final round will be held on Sunday the 7th of November and will be a 12:30pm shotgun start with presentations and nibbles at the completion of the round.

Over the past month we have had a number of members not show up for their designated tee time. This has resulted in members not getting a game or being left on their own and unable to play in the daily competition. As a member it is your responsibility to remove your name from the time sheet if you are unable to play.
Starting this week, if you do not arrive for your designated tee time on any day of the week, it will be logged in our golf management system. If it occurs 3 times you will be notified by the club and further action may be taken.

We have only 3 spaces left for the Titleist fitting day next Friday if you are interested in getting a fitting please call the Golf Shop ASAP to guarantee your spot.
The Cairns Golf Club Junior minis kicked off last Saturday. This program has been introduced to junior golfers aged 4 to 14 and is a great way to get kids into golf. Sessions are every Saturday morning from 9am to 10am and cost $10 per session. There is no commitment needed, just pay for the sessions you attend.

Sessions are delivered by PGA professionals and will teach the kids the basics fundamentals associated with the golf swing along with developing basic motor skills. Respect, sportsmanship, attitude and behaviour are also key areas of the program.

If you have a child, grand child or friends that you would like to introduce to golf this is a great opportunity.

Also, on the junior front, we have now set up a junior competition every Saturday afternoon from 3:30pm. Juniors wishing to play in the competition must be a financial member of the golf club. A competition fee of $5 must be paid prior to teeing off. All competition fees will be given back in prizes. Please see Anton or Shane for more information. (Memberships are available in the Clubhouse)

Happy Golfing!

Anton and the Golf Shop Team
100s Board:

#70 – Robin, Pete C, Mike & Justin
13th – 19th October
Weekly Sponsor

17th October
BDO Sunday Stableford Superleague Round 4

17th October
Pennants Round 4 @ Half Moon Bay

22nd October
Master Builders Golf Day – course closed morning
Please call Golf Shop for availability

24th October
Pennants Round 5 @ Palmer Sea Reef

25th – 26th October
Green Renovations

29th October
Master Plumbers Golf Day
Please call Golf Shop for availability

5th November
CBA FNQ Hospital Foundation Charity Day
Please call Golf Shop for availability

6th November
Calanna Whole Health Monthly Medal
7th November
Sunday Stableford Superleague Final
12:30pm shotgun start

7th November
Pennants Round 6 @ Mareeba
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Cairns Golf Club

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