Last Saturday 20/5 saw a good field of 17 men play a Stableford sponsored by the Club.
Some very good scores came in, even though the greens were cut fairly high at 5 mm after the recent renovations. They were very dewy and slow for the morning players.
The winner was Paul Tattam with 41 points on countback from Shane Parmenter. Third was Al Gould with 39 points on countback from Keith Marshall.
Nearest Pins – 2/11 Pro Pin, 6/15, 8/17 & 9/18 – A Rose, 3/12 Beers Nest & 7/16 – A Singh, 4/13 – A Gould, 5/15 – J Cockle (New Member), 1/10 – Not won.
This Saturday is a Single Stableford sponsored by North Coast Machinery. Tee off from 7.30 am and from Midday.
Wednesday and Friday social comps are played every week with Tee off at 1pm and from 3 pm onwards. All are welcome.
In club news;
Peter Birchley broke his leg recently so I can’t guarantee the greens will be mowed every Saturday morning.
It will depend on my shifts and they will be cut on Friday arvo if I can’t do them on the Saturday morning.
President Des has had his knees replaced in the last week so we wish him well in his recovery.
Lombo is back on his new knees but still a few weeks away from playing. The question is whether he will make the Championships to defend his title.
Our Club Championships are on 17,18 and 24, 25 of June.
The last two days are afternoon tee off only with a seeded draw for each grade.
The club has been successful in receiving a grant of about $33,000 from the GCBF to install air conditioning.
The Southern Vets are playing at Innisfail this Tuesday 30/5 with an 8 am tee off.
All golfers over 55 years are welcome to have a game.
We need volunteers to help with making sandwiches and running the bar so please call Andrew Rose on 0407616917 if you can help out, even if for only a few hours.
The course was recently renovated with thatching and top dressing with a finer sand than previous years.
Slow release fertiliser was also spread and the greens let to grow longer than normal.
They have come back beautifully and are probably the nicest surface we’ve had in years.
They are deceptively fast given the amount of grass on them.