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Cairns Golf Club - Phone (07) 4037 6700

Round The Traps - 13th June 2018
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G'day Members,

Please accept my apologies for the delay with this edition of RTT being a week late. We have been incredibly busy around the club in recent weeks and I’ve been running out of time to get a few things done.

Our Corporate Golf Season is well and truly thriving with a large number of groups out on course at this time of year. I’d like to give a big tip of the cap to our entire staff who really roll up their sleeves to make these events run as smoothly as possible. These events are not only great revenue drivers for our club, but they showcase our facility to many people who may not have seen the venue for a number of years.

With the weather being absolutely unbelievable of late, we’ve also had plenty of social play out on course which is also great for the club’s coffers.

It was great to see the numbers for last weekend’s Foursome Championship at 92 players, well up on the 58 from last year and about 40 from 2 years ago. It’s definitely a different format than we usually play but it was great to see the support from our members on the day. If you didn’t play this time time around, please read the little story below as told by Sue Barnard.

Foursomes is well known for testing friendships and temperaments. The winners of the women’s foursomes championship last weekend decided to start the 36 hole event with an extreme test of both friendship and temperament. Rogo’s tee shot was ok but finished in the fairway bunker on the first hole. Evie pulled the 2nd shot into the left green side bunker. Rogo failed to get out of that bunker on their 3rd shot, so Evie played a little more aggressively and fired their 4th shot clear across the green into the right green side bunker. Rogo failed once again to get out of this bunker, (5th shot), Evie finally succeeded (6th shot) and after a very easy 3 putt they had carded a NINE for the first hole of the event. How many people ever get to use all three bunkers on our very straightforward first hole, let alone two single marker players of this calibre having FIVE bunker shots? Once everyone in the gaggle had finished laughing hysterically, Rogo and Evie settled down to the business of winning the championship with a lot more laughter and a never say die attitude. Well done girls. Never, ever give up!

Our Greens Crew have been pretty busy of late working on a number of little projects around the place that might not be the most prominent, but are definitely building us a better golf course. You may have noticed some the drainage grates in the bottom of bunkers have disappeared. We also had a long arm excavator in recently deepen the area around the Irrigation extraction point near the Pump Shed. We were having some problems sucking unwanted material into the Irrigation system, which required the area to be dug deeper around the suction point. While the excavator was on-site, we got them to clean out the small pond on the 13th fairway side (near the 12th green).
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Next Monday & Tuesday, we have contractors scheduled to fix the sinking bridge between 11th green & 12th Tee as well as rebuilding the 5th Red Tee. We’ll have some directional signage in place to ensure worker and player safety but the bulk of the works is expected to be completed for Wednesday’s play. Obviously we’ll need to utilise a temporary Red 5th Tee for a few weeks until the turf settles in. We are also removing a few problem trees around the course and utilising a stump grinder to finish the job properly, where required.

We are also in the process of finalising our new Computer Server migration. Its been a careful process but the changes will be a significant upgrade to our system. After the Malware attack earlier this year, it truly showed just how reliant we are on our server and the importance of having a decent unit. There has also been some changes to our website hosting and adding of an SSL Certificate to make our site more secure. The Free Wifi is now also operating in the Clubhouse and Golf Shop so you can tell all your social friends about how great your round of golf was!


And just a friendly reminder to present your Membership card in the Golf Shop, in particular for UCU (Unlimited Cart Usage) & Platinum Members. The staff have been instructed to swipe all cards so please take it in with you, just like at the bar to receive your discount etc.

Hope to see you Round the Traps!

Cheers,
Matt Bolton
General Manager

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The Cairns Golf Club had a junior fun day last week playing 9 and 6 holes of 2 ball Ambrose. Just under 40 of our current juniors had a great afternoon of golf and it’s great to be able to see so many kids out on course on a Sunday afternoon. The scores and some of the shots hit were incredible and we can certainly say the next generation coming through is looking very positive.
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Congratulations to Evie Golightly and Rogo Horrocks and also Ross Argent and Pieter Prinsloo whom are the 2018 Foursomes champions. In a closely fought contest, both winners got up by 2 shots. We had 92 players participate in the event (almost doubling last year’s numbers) which was great to see. A little birdie tells me that Rogo and Evie started with a 9 on the first hole of the championship but managed not to get too angry with each other and play well for the remainder 35 holes. Ross and Pieter come flying home after a first round 81 to overtake the runners up Jamey Redman and Damon Caldwell with a fine round of 2 under par 70 in the afternoon which is an impressive effort. Well done to all winners and thanks to all players that participated in a fun team’s event.
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The Cairns Golf Club is hosting the annual Gala Club fitting day on Friday 15th June from 1.00-5.00pm. All the big brands will have their expert club fitters here for you to try the latest equipment. Limited spaces are available and bookings are essential and can be made in the golf shop or by calling 40376777. We will have representatives from Ping, Callaway, Taylormade, Mizuno, Titleist, Cobra, Srixon and Cleveland. First in, best dressed so make your booking now to avoid missing out

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Welcome to new staff member Brie Webb who has joined the team in the golf shop. Brie is a PGA Professional and has travelled up from Brisbane where she completed her trainee-ship. Brie has extensive knowledge in golf products and services and will be able to handle any questions you have and point you in the right direction. Here is a little bit more about our latest Golf Pro.

Name: Briony Webb
Nickname: Brie
Favourite Food: Any! I’m a closet fatty (my body just doesn’t know it yet)
Favourite Music: Hip Hop & RnB
Interests/hobbies: Camping & 4WDing, because napping & eating don’t count apparently
Other sports: Netball & Surfing, though just golf now
Tell us a bit about your golfing career: I moved to Qld at 15 to attend Hills College where I graduated from in 2012 with a handicap of 1, I started my PGA Trainee-ship in 2014 and after a rocky start I graduated at the end of 2017 as the 2nd ranked female in Australia and 1st in Qld, finishing 19th in the overall Qld Order of Merit. I’ve worked at Hills Golf Course, McLeod Country Club & Gailes Golf Club so have seen my fair share of the different operations around Brisbane Golf Clubs.
Sporting teams followed: Geelong Cats & Melbourne Storm (loosely)
Favourite athlete: Any elite professional athlete really, I have the utmost respect for anyone that has that level of dedication to their craft.
Countries visited: America & Indonesia, to represent Australia for golf
Favourite golf course: PGA National
Best golf shot you ever hit? Either one of my hole in one, the 8th at Hills and 2nd at Carbrook. Or maybe the eagle I had at PGA National… I’m not sure, I’ve hit a LOT of golf shots.


Jason Roach
Director of Golf
 
 
 
 
 
 
100s Board:

19/5/2018 – Winning #100 – Chuey, Rakey, Slatch, Peter.W
30/5/2018 – Winning #41 – Claire, Zola, Deb, Pom
 
15th June
Master Electricians Golf Day
Call golf shop for availability

19th June
IGT Shootout 10am (50pax 9 holes only)
Call golf shop for availability

22nd June
HIA Golf Day
Course open after 1:30pm

24th June
BDO Sunday Stableford Superleague Round 3 – 12:30pm shotgun start

29th June
Lane Orthodontics Golf Day
Call golf shop for availability

7th & 8th of July
2018 Golf World FNQ Championships @ Gordonvale GC
CLICK HERE for more info

15th July
BDO Sunday Stableford Superleague Round 4 – 12:30pm shotgun start

29th July – 5th August
Rivers Insurance Brokers City of Cairns Amateur Golf Week

11th – 12th August
Atherton Open

12th August
BDO Sunday Stableford Superleague Round 5 – 12:30pm shotgun start

18th – 19th August
Kahler Lawyers Club Championships (Men & Women)

18th – 19th August
Gordonvale Open

25th – 26th August
Kahler Lawyers Club Championships (Men & Women)

23rd September
BDO Sunday Stableford Superleague Round 6 – 12:30pm shotgun start
 
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Cairns Golf Club

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