News and Messages

Thurs, 12 July, 2018

Captains News

We have quite a few major events coming up in the next few months and this is just a reminder that there is no practice on the course after 2pm on the Friday before Major Events. You may still practice on Friday afternoons for normal events such as stablefords, but be mindful of any greens staff on the course.

I have emailed GolfNT for a ruling on the state of the course regarding debris and ground damage relating from the cyclone, and as soon as I receive it we will post it on the noticeboards and bar.

We all need to be a bit more vigilant with the temporary rule that we have in place for the above GUR at the moment. Players in the group should all try and keep an eye on other members shots. The markers and other players must be very positive that a ball has landed in the debris to receive a drop with no penalty and nearest point of relief no closer to the hole. If nobody else sees the ball go into the debris, you cannot walk to the spot where you think it went in and try and claim a drop. If you don't see it go into the debris and cant find the ball then it would be deemed lost. If you are unsure where the ball went, play a provisional.!! Nearest point of relief is exactly what it states, you cannot go nearer to the hole and you must take nearest point of relief. This does not always give you line of site to the pin or a clear shot over the debris, it means nearest point of relief from the GUR. This could be backwards, to the left or right. It's disturbing to hear that some players are not playing to this rule. We are all playing the same competition so lets all be fair until the temporary local rule is adjusted.

Some members have been asking what events are in the Eclectic - they are 8 of the Monthly Medals and all rounds of the Club Championships. Eclectic scores are automatically updated at the end of an eligible comp. The Match Committee discussed this on Tuesday evening and we will look at including all stroke events in next years Eclectic to give everyone more rounds to improve.

This weekend sees the Mixed Foursomes Champs on Saturday and Sunday so for those that are playing in this event please ensure that your names are down both days. A single stableford is being run on Saturday for the men not involved in the Mixed Foursomes. Good luck to all players (and be nice to each other)!!

Next weekend we are holding the Dry Season Cup and the conditions of play will be available on Thursday evening. We will also hold the qualifying round for the Pathway to Palmerston on Round 1 of the DSC. This means that the best Nett Scores for Men and Women on that day will be invited to Play a ProAm round of the Palmerston PGA in August.

Also a big thanks to Dom Tartaglia and Al Fanning who have both helped recently to fix the bar fridge and coolroom. It's priceless to have such handy members!!


Greg Worden


Match Committee Results

Monthly Medal

Mens Field Report
Mens Prize Report
Mens Handicap Changes

Ladies Field Report
Ladies Prize Report
Ladies Handicap Changes

GUZZLERS MUG - Mike Walker (64)

NAGA - Tyson McDonald

RAFFLE - Scott Thomson

2018 Club Calendar & Weekly Competitions.

SundayMixed 4Somes Rnd 2

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

Upcoming Special Competitions

Mixed 4Somes Championships 14 - 15 July

Dry Season Cup 21 - 22 July

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.

Eclectic 2018

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


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.

View Burglar 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

$7 entry fee includes the comp, NTP prizes and the entry in 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 (Bargain) Price or Billy Elliot for more details.

View VETS Results


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

No news this week.

Mark walker

Volunteer News

Thank you to the volunteers who turned up on Sunday for the latest Working Bee. The 1st and 18th fairways were cleared of debris. Thanks to Sandie for cooking their brekky!!

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 players ball lands near next to the cage barrier on the 7th tee block and he cant take a swing without hitting the cage. The player is entitled to free relief. TRUE Interference by an immovable obstruction occurs when a ball lies in or on the obstruction, or when the obstruction interferes with the player's stance or the area of his intended swing. The player must lift the ball and drop it, without penalty, from the nearest point of relief and within one club-length of and not nearer the hole.

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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MiClub Updates.

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