News and Messages

Wed, 14 Mar, 2018

Captains News

Well done to those that competed last weekend on the cored greens, they were a little rough and slow but there were some very good scores posted. Hopefully this week they should be a bit smoother and faster after another weeks growth.

A reminder that this weekends comp is a 2 person Ambrose. This means if you have a group of 3, some one must find a partner or drop out - or just play for the fun and mark the card of the 2 people in the comp. A 2 person ambrose does not allow a group to have a swinger.

The club Eclectic and Ladies and Mens matchplay nomination sheets are on the bar. Please put your name down ASAP, if you haven't already, as we need to get enough members to run these competitions and do the draw. These events will start in April. We need 3-4 more ladies to run the Ladies matchplay comp.

Thank you to Nerida Atkins and the Executive committee for running the bar last week. This week it will be myself on Thursday and Saturday and the Executive committee on Sunday. Still no sandwiches, but please let me know when you come in what other food you would like so I can allocate the correct amount. Sandie returns the following week after a well earned break in Japan (sushi will not be on the menu).

The Club is looking to hold an event for the charity organization that is supporting young River Elliott (Billy's grandson) for his cancer treatment. The event will probably be held late May and will be an Ambrose format and a guest day so you can bring a friend to play in your group. We really need Sponsors for this event to make it a success. If you wish to or know someone who may want to have some form of sponsorship in this event contact me or Sandie. I already have some sponsors but need more for the prize rundown and for a monster raffle.

The Internal Matchplay comp starts Sunday 25 March. Please see the attached team sheet. Starts 8.30 for approx 9am tee off. We will need a captain for each team but will sort that out on the day. If you are on the list but unable to play the first round please let Axel or Greg know.

Download Internal Pennants Teams PDF

As always,

Happy Golfing,


Match Committee

Results Single Stableford

Graded Field Report
Presentation Prize Report
Handicap Changes

Field Report
Presentation Report
Handicap Changes

Badge Draw: Greg Worden

2018 Club Calendar & Weekly Competitions.

Saturday 2 Person Ambrose (18 holes). AM and PM Fields

Tuesday. Vets (9 holes) tee off from 1400.
Thursday. Burglars (9 hole Chook run) tee off from 1400 - 1630.
Sunday. PGA (9 Holes) 8am for 8.30am tee off

Upcoming Special Competitions

Internal Pennants - Starting 25 March.

Order Of Merit 2018

For the latest leaderboards, please click on the Order of Merit link at the bottom left hand corner of your MiClub Login page. Select the 2018 Order of Merit link for either Men or Women.

Thanks to John Silva and NT Retail Technology for their continued support.


Come and enjoy a Thursday afternoon at the Burglars "Chook Run"!!. Burglars is a fun 9 hole Stableford comp playing either the Front or Back 9 course (alternating each week). Players scoring 18pts or above win a chook and if you are no good at golf - you could win one in the raffle!!

$7 entry fee includes the comp, NTP prizes and the raffle. Full bar facilities available. Tee off between 2pm and 4.30pm every Thursday - no booking required. (Also open to non-members or people without handicaps). See Dave Price or Billy Elliot for more details.

8 March 2018 Burglars Results


Come and enjoy a Tuesday afternoon at the Vets "Bunnings and Back" comp. Vets is a 9 hole Stableford comp for over 50's golfers using a composite tee format. (i.e. the shortest route around the course). $5 entry fee allows for chance to win a sleeve of balls and NTP prize with after comp snacks provided. Bar facilities available. Tee off between 2pm and 4pm every Tuesday. No booking required. See Dom Tartaglia or Pete Southon for more details

RAAF Veterans Golf 27 February 2018


If you think you play better golf with a hangover - then PGA may be for you! Every Sunday morning they play a relaxed 9 hole stableford comp. $5 entry, but be prepared for the round table "Fines Session" after the game. Good fun and banter is assured especially after a few mandatory drinks. Members, non-members and non-handicapped players are welcome. 8am for 8.30am tee off. No booking required. See Stuart (Uncle) McPherson for details.

Through the Green

Thanks to all volunteers this week.

I will be away next week.

Mark walker

Volunteer News

Thanks to everyone for the great turnout on Saturday and Sunday. The course will be much better for it.

Reminder that it is a condition of ongoing Honorary membership that you contribute to the club. Volunteering at working bees is a great way to contribute, meet other members as well as assist in completing much needed maintenance for the club, without which our club cannot survive.

Tips to improve
pace of play:

• Keep up with the group in front - if you lose sight of them, increase your pace of play;
• Keep an eye on the group behind - if they are always waiting, increase your pace of play;
• Check the score card for the estimated tee time for each hole to see if you are on time or not;
• Limit practice swings and time taken for each shot. (none of us are on the PGA circuit!!)
• Watch where your ball goes and pick a landmark to help locate it;
• Ask someone else to watch your shot if you are unsure where it may go;
• Play a provisional ball if you are AT ALL unsure if you will locate the ball;
• Look for and find a ball within 5 minutes - no more!
• Start walking towards your ball once you have hit it (if prudent to do so);
• Move to next tee block once you have holed out - don't wait for all other players to hole out;
• Tee off before marking score card;
• Walk purposefully.
• If you are having major difficulties, let the group behind play through.

Golf Rules

A player starts his downswing and the clubhead separates from the shaft making it impossible to make contact with the ball. The player is deemed to have made a stroke. TRUE A "stroke" is the forward movement of the club made with the intention of striking at and moving the ball. When the player started his downswing, he had a conforming club.

In stroke play, a competitor concedes his fellow-competitor a short putt and knocks the ball away. Can the fellow-competitor accept the concession and move to the next tee and tee off?. FALSE Putts cannot be conceded in stroke play. If a competitor fails to hole out at any hole and does not correct his mistake before he makes a stroke on the next teeing ground (or, in the case of the last hole of the round, before he leaves the putting green), he is disqualified.

If you wish to improve your rules knowledge, these questions and many, many more are available online at the Royal and Ancient website (also available as an app for smartphones). Click on the R&A logo to access the R&A webpage and rules quiz. Rule Books and quick guides are freely available at the clubhouse and should be carried when playing.

Captains Meat Raffles

The Captain's Meat Raffles are held for each Monthly Medal round. The more tickets sold the more $25 meat vouchers will be raffled. The raffle will be held after presentations so stick around for the draw.

Tickets are available at the bar during the day and will be drawn before presentations. Winning vouchers are available for collection at the bar.

100% of profits go toward funding for the RDGC Men's and Ladies External Pennant Teams

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EFTPOS is now available at the bar. VISA & MCARD only. $10 minimum purchase, $50 max cash out available.

MiClub Updates.

Hardback scorecard holders are available at the bar. Replacements are $5.


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