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Round The Traps - 7th June 2019
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G'day Members,

Well at the 3rd attempt we finally got our Cairns on a Fork Food Festival away last Friday. It was a cracking night with somewhere between 1000 – 1500 people attending. The overcast skies did scare away a few punters and food vans at the last minute, but we were very happy with the outcome. These style of events are not only trying to show off our facility to different demographics, but to give our members a different reason to come to the Club. We’ll definitely be looking to run similar styles of events again in the future.

The weather has beaten us again forcing the postponement of tonight’s Free Family Movie on the Driving Range. We have rescheduled to Friday the 27th of September which is in the School Holidays.

Renewal notices have been sent in the mail this week for Members with June 30th 2019 expiry dates. There has been a price increase of 5% which still only equates to about $1 per week more than last financial year. Members may also notice the information when logging into the Bookings portal.

The deck outside the clubhouse has been finished and is ready for use. We’ve got a little more to be done with the addition of some barrier signage and large umbrellas, as well as replacing some tops on the stools. The new deck is now level with the front veranda tiles and removes the trip hazard encountered with the old deck. In the coming weeks, the garden in front of the deck will also undergo a transformation.
Coming up on Sunday 16th of June is the Foursomes Club Championships. It’s a great day out, played in teams of 2 taking alternate shots with the same ball. You’ll seriously see some places of the course that you never knew existed! We unashamedly make it a great price of only $30pp to get people to play which includes a motorised cart to help get you around the 36 Holes. Last year we had about 90 players involved, so its a cracker fun day out.

Those with a keen eye may have noticed the team from Ergon scratching around out front of the Clubhouse this week. They are installing overhead street lighting at the hairpin corner next to the driving range which is long overdue. A big thanks to local Cairns Regional Councillor Cathy Zeiger who has been pushing that barrow for us and the residents of White Rock.

We believe the Results page on the website (and App) has now been fixed. If its still not working for you, please let us know so we can investigate further.

During the week we also put Brookvale Union Ginger Beer on tap in the Clubhouse. Apparently it’s all the rage around town, but please be warned, its an alcoholic Ginger Beer that kind of sneaks up on you (if you know what I mean)

Hope to see you Round the Traps!

Matt Bolton
General Manager

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On Friday 14th June 2019, we are hosting our Mega Fitting day with all the major suppliers sending up their expert fitters here on the driving range at Cairns Golf Club. Bookings are essential and first in best dressed, we have over 25 bookings already and spots will be limited. The event is free of charge with great deals on the day.
The 2019 Foursomes championships take place on Sunday 16th June teeing off from 7am. The cost is $30 per player including the motorised cart for 36 holes. For those that do not know, Foursomes is alternate shot between you and your partner until the ball is holed. A foursomes round of 18 holes generally only takes approx. 2.45-3 hours so it is very fast. There is enough time to have a break and refresh after 18 holes then go back out for the second 18 holes. Presentations will take place at the conclusion of the event. Get yourself a partner and book in through the golf shop for a full filled Sunday golf day. Due to the significant growth of the event and it also being an honour board event, the course is closed for social play and no Sunday Stableford competition will take place.
The next installment of the 4x4x4 will take place on Friday 21st June from 3.30pm. Due to the success of the event, we have increased players numbers with the event to start half an hour earlier. We have had three full fields and the events have been successful with lots of laughs, interesting choices of clubs and the uses of the mulligan. You are required to play 4 holes, use 4 clubs only and you must take 4 mulligans. We have presentations at the conclusion of play. Bookings can be made online or by calling the golf shop on 40376777. Spots are limited so get in fast for a fun Friday afternoon at the Cairns Golf Club.
Congratulations to Cheryl Loxton on her Hole in One during last Thursdays Stableford competition on Hole 5. A fantastic achievement Cheryl!!

Members, Please be aware we have nearly 80 juniors participating in weekly golf lessons during the term at the Cairns Golf Club. The range will be slightly impacted from 3.30-5.00pm on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday afternoons whilst we coach them. This gives you a great opportunity to work on your putting also. Safety is our number one priority so please be aware whilst the junior coaching is on, you may be required to move to the other side of the driving range on the grass. We do apologise for any inconveniences caused as the juniors are the future of this golf club and we hope you understand.

The Cairns Golf Club match committee has not introduced the stroke and distance rule in regards to Out of Bounds. This decision, along with other rules were discussed in match committee meetings and it was decided we would hold off with the change currently (many other clubs have decided to also do this with approx. only 30% of club Australia wide enforcing the new rule). We have decided to review this decision for 2020 and see how it has influenced positively or negatively towards the club and playing members from the clubs that have trialled this local rule. So currently, if your ball is out of bounds, you will be required to play from the original position with penalty. Also due to the stroke and distance rule not being introduced to the CGC local rules, if your golf ball is not found outside of the penalty area after 3 minutes, you must treat this as a lost ball and go back to the original position with penalty. This includes if you think your golf ball is plugged.
$$ Come see us for a great price $$
ROUND 3: Sunday 23rd JUNE
Cost: $20 per player (no green fee)
Open to all players from all clubs
Best 3 scores out of 6 rounds
12:30pm Shotgun Start
Fantastic daily Men’s & Women’s Prizes plus overall prizes @ the last round.
Bookings can be made online or call the golf shop on 4037 6777

Well done to all players in making a conscious effort in the competitions to ensure an acceptable pace of play. We have received much positive feedback in regards to the improved pace of play from members and visitors. Whilst we are not perfect we are heading in the right direction as the average time taken to play has come down significantly. The Cairns Golf Club Pace of Play Policy (POPP) is now in place and has been developed for the betterment of the club and the enjoyment of your game (nobody likes a 5 hour game). We have allowed 4 weeks’ notice in December and 6 weeks grace in January/February. Penalties will now be given if it is found a group has breached the POPP. With increased members and player numbers in each competition, it is important your group makes a solid effort to play in an acceptable time and get to the tee on time. It only takes one group to slow down the entire competition field and I have heard every excuse under the sun as to why their group was slow (there are no excuses) but it is up to the lowest handicapper in the group to ensure the speed is acceptable and act as the captain. We have groups that have higher handicaps still completing the round in 4 hours and 10 minutes on a Saturday so it can be done if every group kept up to each other. I do understand it is warmer but all groups are playing the same course and conditions. Marshalls will be on course to keep an eye and ensure the speed is acceptable and the enjoyment of everyone’s game. Pace of Play not just at our club, but nationally is a problem and its one we are all looking to improve. I thank all groups that have being doing the right thing and making a conscious effort. Please familiarise yourself with the POPP document below to help fix this problem.
Jason Roach
Director of Golf
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5th – 11th June
Weekly Sponsor

7th June
AFL Cape York Golf Day
Please call Golf Shop for availability

7th June
FREE Family Movie Night
Driving Range – movie starts at 7pm

12th – 18th June
Weekly Sponsor


14th June
Bulls Master Golf Day
Please call Golf Shop for availability

14th June
Biggest Fitting Day 1pm-5pm

21st June
Housing Industry Association Golf Day
Please call Golf Shop for availability

21st June
4x4x4 @ 3:30pm

23rd June
Sunday Stableford Superleague
12:30pm shotgun start

26th June
CASGC Mid-year Christmas Party & AGM
Midday Shotgun Start

28th June
Distributors Cairns Golf Day
Please call Golf Shop for availability

30th June
FNQDLGA Matchplay
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