News and Messages

Friday, 21 Sep, 2018

Captains News

Hello Members

Well this weekend is a normal stableford and some very good scores are being posted in all grades at the moment, so best of luck to those that are playing this weekend.

The following Saturday 29 September is the PLAY 9 HOLE COMP STABLEFORD. We needed to include this into our calendar, in conjunction with Golf NT, as this could give a lucky player the chance to travel and play in the Australian Play 9, if you have the best score in the NT. For those wishing to play 18 holes you can do this on our old score cards and your handicap will be submitted on Sunday morning. If you only want to play the 9 hole comp simply fill out your MiClub scorecard. If you are playing 18 holes you still need to fill in the miclub card for the 9 hole comp. Cost will be $13 with NTPS ON ALL PAR 3s and long drives on the 6th as well as the Flight Path Pros Approach and a sausage sizzle will be provided as well after your game.

The Match Committee are seeking any members that may be interested in setting the course on Friday afternoons. This is a very important role as we need the pins and tee boxes changed for each comp. At this stage there are only a few doing it and we say farewell to Andy McLean in December, so we need more people to help out in this field.

The Ladies Pennants team had a draw last week against Darwin Frillies which was a terrific result as we were only able to field 5 players. Well done girls!!
Mens Pennants kicks off this weekend and the teams are playing at Humty Doo on Saturday afternoon and RAAF on Sunday morning at 8am, so if you have a bit of spare time to have a look I am sure the guys would appreciate it. If you are wishing to play socially on Sunday morning, make sure you tee off before 8am.

8th Tee Bridge
The bridge over to the 8th tee block has been deemed unsafe as the metal structure under the concrete has rusted away in some parts. So for the foreseeable future, the 8th tee block will be closed until a solution can be found. A temporary tee will be in place next to the bridge.

Cheers

Greg Worden

Captain


Match Committee Results

Single Stableford

Men

Graded Field Report

Presentation Prize Report

Ladies

Graded Field Report

Presentation Prize Report

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Handicap Changes

BADGE DRAW - Mal Richardson

2018 Club Calendar & Weekly Competitions.

Saturday(18 holes). AM and PM

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

Men's External Pennants Rounds 1 and 2 - 22nd and 23rd of September

Play 9 Event - Saturday 29th September

Through the Green

If anyone is available to occasionally mow greens please let me know. We need a bigger pool of volunteers so that the work isn't always being done by just one or 2 people.

Cheers
Mark walker

Volunteer News

Thank you to the volunteers who worked on the course this week.

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.

For Sale



2007 48V Yamaha Drive Golf Cart with brand new batteries.

• Runs excellent, looks good, current body shape, always garaged and well maintained / looked after.
• Brand new zero maintenance Absorbed Glass Mat (AGM) technology batteries installed just 2 weeks ago. New AGM batteries with warranty will give you years of zero maintenance golf, no matter what the weather conditions.
• Green colour.
• Chrome look wheel covers.
• New Bag cover for wet weather golf fitted mid 2017.
• Seat reupholstered mid 2017.
• Sand bucket holder and a sand bottle holder fitted.
• Custom made aluminium cooler holder and 5L cooler included.


Wet season is almost here, its much more comfortable playing golf in a cart and makes getting in a practice round quicker and easier.

$5250.
Contact John Humphreys
0403 430 184

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.

Burglars

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

Vets

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

PGA

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.

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.

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