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Round The Traps - 8th November 2019
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G'day Members,

Members Appreciation day is this Saturday the 9th of November and is our little way of saying “Thanks” for your support over the last 12 months. It’s a double shotgun with tee times still available at 7am and 12:30pm. There’s a free sausage sizzle at lunchtime, an afternoon chipping comp and plenty of specials happening on the day.

The Robert Cup (Aussies vs Internationals) on Sunday 15th of December already has 30 players in registered matches for the event. The day is the unofficial Club Xmas party and is certainly a fun day out on the course. So don’t delay, find a competitor and register your match at the Golf Shop.

Last Saturday’s Movie night held on the Driving Range was quite poorly attended, but still is good exposure for our Club. We’ll be looking to give some feedback to Cairns Regional Council ahead of next year’s calendar.

This Sunday sees another Ladies Social Sunday event specifically for our newer players to get out on the course. Tee time is 3pm and registrations are a must via email
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The FNQLDGA are holding their AGM at Cairns Golf Club on Sunday 8th of December at 1pm in the Clubhouse. If you are interested in any Committee positions, nominations close on the 23rd of November. For more information click below:
AGM Notice
Positions Available
Nomination Form
The Cairns Golf Club Director nominations closed last week with only 2 nominations received. Sitting President Peter Winfield and Treasurer Craig Harnett are expected to be ratified at the AGM on Monday 25th of November returning to their roles for an additional 2 years. As no nomination was received for the retiring Directors Position currently held by Mark Moss, the Board is expected to continue as current albeit with 6 Directors. (Constitution permits between 5 and 7 Directors)

While most of the Corporate Day events are finished for the year, we are still seeing significantly more social players on course. Please keep that in mind and ensure you book in and present to the Golf Shop upon arrival.

The greens are bouncing back very quickly from last week’s renovations and are expected to be in tip top shape in no time. Thanks for everybody’s patience and understanding through the process and as I’ve said many times before, some short term pain is definitely worth the long term gain for our playing surfaces. We’re well advanced with next year’s calendar and will be attempting to avoid Monthly Medal Stroke rounds where possible. Sometimes circumstances are beyond our control and the work simply needs to happen, but we do try to minimise as much member impact as possible.

I’d like to give everybody that played in last Saturday’s Monthly Medal a big pat on the back for the Pace of Play. Basically the entire field of 204 players got around in under 4:30. Maybe it was the sanded greens allowing players to bang it at the hole, maybe it was the trial of the 8 minute tee time intervals, but I think the biggest contributor are the members embracing the Pace of Play policy and doing their part. Much appreciated.

We’ve been pretty busy behind the scenes working on a number of different grant applications. We’ve recently applied for a $25K Federal Community Environment grant to create some riparian zones and reroute the treated water pipe. We’ve also submitted 2 rounds of the Qld Community Gambling Benefit fund grants for $35k each to add more Solar onto the Clubhouse roof which would be expected to save the Club approx. $1500 per month. We’ve been successful in getting a Cairns Regional Council “in kind” grant worth $5k to clean out drains ahead of the wet season this year. We’ve also submitted a smaller $2k grant for some more training equipment to be used by players starting our great game. But the big one we are currently working on is a State Govt “Activate Qld” grant worth approx. $450,000 to kick start our antiquated Irrigation system. Keep your fingers and toes crossed for us and if you know any local pollies, let them know you’re a member of CGC and that you hope they can help us!

Hope to see you Round the Traps soon.

Matt Bolton
General Manager

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Congratulations to Christelle and Pieter Prinsloo who are the Mixed Foursomes Champions for 2019. It was a great weekend for the Prinsloos after South Africa’s world cup triumph the night before. Next year the Mixed Foursomes will take place on Sunday April 19th over 36 holes.

Please remember to check online bookings if you are looking at playing a social game of golf at any day of the week. We have had a few members lately who have been arriving at the golf club without a booking whilst the course is booked/full with social play/corporate/charity events. With the recent good weather, we have seen a significant increase in social play so it is important to make a booking to avoid disappointment/delay.

Huge congrats to Erina Williams for winning the 2019 Champion of Champions and to Evie Golightly who won Senior Champion of Champions.

Some may have noticed the change from 7 - minute intervals to now 8-minute intervals on the time-sheets for competitions. This change was planned for the start of 2020 but it did change a couple of events for the remainder of 2019. The reason for this change is to still allow the same amount of players to participate, however it makes it much easier to get groups away on time and it takes away the “starters time” at 12.00pm. We have noticed less congestion so far early in the round and it appears to be assisting in pace of play overall. We will monitor it over the next few months to ensure it is best for our club.
Registrations Now Open via the Blitz Golf App

Blitz Golf will take place at the Cairns Golf Club on Sunday 24th November 2019 @ 12.00 pm. Cost is $35 per players and is open for members and visitors with a GA handicap.

The Tournament Series is played using the 6-3-2-1 format unique to the Blitz Golf AM Series. The number of holes and field size reduce after each round with the odds of progressing getting harder.

Players are split into 2 fields per event. A Shotgun start is used and scores are reset between each round.
  • Round 1: 6 holes, 60% of players advance from each field
  • Round 2: 3 holes, 50% of remaining players advance
  • Round 3: 2 holes, 30% of remaining players advance
  • The Final: 1 hole, Up to 4 players overall - 1 winner!
The winner of each field will advance through to their Regional Final and one step closer to the ultimate experience. At the Regional Finals, the top 2 from each event will advance to the National Final.

The Blitz Golf Application is now available on the App Store (Apple and Android) and events are open for registration.

The FREE app is downloadable below:
Volkswagen Scramble happening again!!! The event will take place on Sunday 8th December from 12.30pm shotgun start. Get your team of 4 players (both men and women allowed in each team) and register today. All registrations are to be done online
Jason Roach
Director of Golf
100s Board:

23/10/2019 – Winning #73 – Liz, Hiroko, Noeleen & Judy
6th – 12th November
Weekly Sponsor

9th November
Members Appreciation Day
7am & 12:30pm Shotgun Starts

12th November

13th – 19th November
Weekly Sponsor


15th November
Floral Art Club Christmas Party

24th November
Blitz Golf from 12pm

25th November
CGC Annual General Meeting – 5:30pm

27th November
CASGC Christmas Party
Midday shotgun start

30th November
Private Function in Clubhouse from 6pm

3rd December
FNQVGA Christmas Luncheon

5th December
Womens Presentation Night
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Cairns Golf Club

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