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Round The Traps - 14th February 2020
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G'day Members,

This week’s “heatwave” has certainly made for some sweltering golf conditions, but it’s better than the rain! This time last year we had been underwater for almost 10 weeks so we’ll happily take the hot weather this time around. Please make sure you all keep your fluids up as the humidity is quite draining.

Recently we’ve made a few improvements in the golf shop moving the some gear around, adding a dedicated hat display and some additional TV’s that are used for promotional activity. We’re also making some minor improvements to the driving range by adding 2 more speakers and changing the PA system to allow the calls to the tee to be heard on the Driving Range. That should be finalised next week and will help range users get to their tee time on time.

Now that the ground is dry enough, the bridge work at the 17th tee is being completed today with the addition of some rock to protect the batters as well as the removal of the old pipe that was also holding water back. The works might not be too noticeable to players but it should considerably improve the drainage around the right side of the 14th under the trees, as well as the drain on the right side of the 17th fairway.

If you’ve been out on course this week, you may have noticed some browning off of the turf around tees and green surrounds. It is intentional, our team are knocking off some weeds and the turf will bounce back very quickly minus the bad stuff.

We do have Greens Renovations booked in for Mon 24th and Tue 25th of February but of course its weather dependant. We’re going a little earlier this year ahead of a very busy golf season to ensure the course is in great shape. We are trying to put more space between the renos and the March Monthly Medal, but if it rains it will be pushed back a week.

We’ve been forced to do a review of a Government regulated Smoking Policy which is going to mean a few changes around the place in coming weeks for smokers. Once the plan is finalised, it will be published for all but some of the changes will be the Driving Range becoming smoke free at all times and some changes to the Designated Outdoor Smoking Area (DOSA) at the Clubhouse. The Government Legislation tends to be written more for bricks and mortar type venues as opposed to 18 holes of wide open spaces, but we need to update our policy and procedures or the Club risks facing hefty fines.

The clear skies is certainly helping to fill competition timesheets, particularly Saturday mornings. If you are booked in and need to cancel, please do so by contacting the shop (Ph. 4037 6777) at your earliest convenience to allow one of your fellow members to jump into the vacant spot. You can also cancel yourself out by using the online booking portal but only up to midnight the day before your booking.

In finishing folks and with a view to how busy the course and Club is going to be this year, could I please ask you all to not forget our basic on course housekeeping. Fill a few divots, repair some pitch marks and don’t be afraid to rake the bunkers after you use them. If we all do at least our own and maybe a couple of others, the course will be in great shape all year round for us all to enjoy. Please keep the motorised carts 10 metres away from the green, even if there is no blue line. It really is quite disappointing to see long term members, people that should know better, basically stepping out of their cart and onto the putting surface. Most of us are doing the right thing, so please don’t be “that” person.
Hope to see you Round the Traps soon.

Matt Bolton
General Manager

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It is good to be back from holidays and see the course has greened up and the sun back out! With the 220+ player and very near full fields we are getting on Saturdays, it is very important that you cancel your booking as early as possible if you cannot make it to allow other members to be able to fill that spot. We are seeing too many times that players are just not showing up (even though the rest of the group has been informed by that player or the player booked had no idea their mates even booked them in). A reminder the timesheets come out 15 days prior to the event so to ensure disappointment in not receiving your preferred tee time, book as early as possible via the CGC app or your computer. It is February, the fields will only get busier, and tee times will be booked earlier for all competitions coming into the dry season.

Even it is pouring down, the Golf Shop staff do need to know if you intend on playing on the day at the tee time you are booked in. This time of year means a lot of reworking the field so that we can send out groups & if you do not remove your name from the tee sheet or call/email the Golf Shop we will be assuming you are going to arrive, which may leave the rest of your group high and dry. We all know it is not ideal to play in a group of 2 or 3 players in a full field.

Well Done to our 2019 CGC Match play Champions

A Grade: Matt Spilsbury
B Grade: Takao Furusawa
C Grade: Bruno Meier

Please understand it is very hot out on course this time of year so maintain hydration with plenty of water/Gatorade and remember to eat consistently to maintain peak energy levels. If at any stage you begin to feel unwell, please do not hesitate to call the golf shop staff and we will arrange to come and collect you from the course. Your health is more important than a game of golf.

Cameron Smyth is hosting the Callaway Fitting Day held at the Cairns Golf Club on Friday 6th March from 1.00-7.00pm. Come down, try the latest Mavrik gear, and compare to your current product in your bag. Bookings are essential through the golf shop so get in quick to avoid disappointment!!
The MyGolf Junior program is now open for registrations with 10 classes available each week with classes specific for all ages/abilities. Classes commenced on the 10th February and run for a period of 8 weeks each term. MyGolf sessions are held on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Book in now for your preferred day and time. Registrations and more information can be found online @

Thank you to all members who have been supporting the CGC junior golf containers for change program. Money raised so far
Jason Roach
Director of Golf
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.
100’s Board

12.02.2020 - Winning #65 - Jessee Oosen
21st February
4x4x4 – 4pm

6th March
Trivia Night

6th March
Callaway Fitting day 1-7pm

7th March
Calanna Wholehealth Monthly Medal
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Cairns Golf Club

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