News and Messages

Wed, 17 May, 2018

Captains News

Well done to those that have already played their opening rounds of matchplay, but there are still some members who have nominated for these events but have not paid their entry fee of $10 (per event). You also need to be a financial member of the club. With round 2 starting very soon IF YOU HAVE NOT PAID THE ENTRY FEE BEFORE YOU PLAY THE NEXT ROUND YOU WILL BE DISQUALIFIED FROM THE EVENT or if you are not a financial member of the club the same rule will apply. Please check with Sandie if you haven't paid and do so ASAP, so the sheets can be removed from the bar and avoid any possible disappointment.

River Elliott Charity Day

Remember the River Elliott charity day Ambrose is on this Sunday 20th May. Please note the time will be BBQ lunch at 12 noon then shotgun start at 1.00pm. It's a Guest Day so bring a friend along. A booking sheet is available at the bar. Please put your your names down ASAP this week so we know how many to cater for.

Jackpot Hole

The Jackpot Hole on the 14th was a big success. Well done to Matty Bowen for taking out last week's pool of $94. (1.5m from the pin). He obviously has this hole sussed out as he had the hole-in-one a few weeks earlier!!


Greg Worden


Match Committee

Single Stableford

Graded Field Report
Presentation Prize Report
Handicap Changes

Field Report
Presentation Report
Handicap Changes

Badge Draw: Peter Blake

2018 Club Calendar & Weekly Competitions.

Saturday Stroke (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

River Elliot Ambrose - 20 May

River Elliott's Charity Day (proceeds to CHAILIS)

Sunday 20 May

3 Person Ambrose.

$20 Entry per player

12noon for lunch then 1pm for Shotgun start.

Booking sheet at bar.

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.

10 May 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 08 May 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

No news this week.

Mark walker

Volunteer News

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

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

For Sale

Brand New King Cobra 3 & 4 rescue Clubs plus 5-pw irons.
$450 ONO. (retail $799)
The clubs will be available to view at the clubhouse on Saturday.
Contact Greg Worden 0418 819 273

News Material and Pics

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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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