News and Messages

Wed, 04 Oct, 2017

Captains News

A reminder that the Play 9 Comp is next Sunday October 15 and the Saturday 14th is a Guest Day. Book through GolfNT website.

Monthly Medal and Medal of Medals is on this weekend. See below the list of players who are eligible for MOM. Grade winners on the day will be eligible for next years MOM.

Download Medal of Medals 2017 PDF

Presentation Night is on Friday 17th November. Table allocations are on the bar so get your names down asap. We had a great turnout last year and hopefully we see another great turnout this year!

The ADF Inter-Service Golf competition was held over the last week with 50 competitors taking part. After many hard-fought matches the result was a draw between Army and the Combined RAAF/Navy teams with RAAF/Navy retaining the trophy. Great fun was had by all.

Ladies Pennants had their first game on Sunday at RAAF, however as luck would have it, the heavens opened up just after they began to play. All matches were eventually abandoned as the course became awash. Same thing happened last year.

As always,

Happy Golfing,


Match Committee

Results - Single Stableford

Mens Graded Field Report
Mens Presentation Report
Handicap Changes

Ladies Field Report
Ladies Presentation Report
Handicap Changes

Badge Draw: Ron Hosking

NT Retail Technology Order Of Merit

Go to MiClub Login page and click on the Order of Merit Link. Toggle for Mens or Ladies

Thanks to John Silva from NT Retail Technology for his continued support

Eclectic Leaderboard

Go to MiClub Login page and click on the Eclectic Link and choose Mens or Ladies.


28 September 2017 Burglars Results


RAAF Veterans Golf 26 September 2017

2017 Club Calendar & Weekly Competitions.

Tuesday. Vets (9 holes) tee off from 1400.
Thursday. Burglars (9 hole Chook run) tee off from 1400 - 1630.
Saturday and Sunday. Monthly Medal and Medal of Medals (18 holes). AM and PM Fields

Please click on club logo to the left to access the RDGC webpage, then click on the Events tab to view the 2016 Club Calendar.

Through the Green

Nothing to report this week.

Cheers Mark Walker

Thanks to Huey for watering the course on Sunday!!.

Volunteer News

A great job was done by volunteers on Sunday. Many hands make light work and a better course. If you haven't volunteered this year please do so at the next working bee in October / November.

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.

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


Golf Rules - True of False

A player is permitted to play a left-handed stroke with the back of the head of a right-handed club. TRUE A player can play a stroke with any part of the clubhead, provided the ball is fairly struck at and the club conforms to the Rules.

In stroke play, a player is allowed to bend long grass near his ball so that he can see the ball when playing his stroke. FALSE A player is not necessarily entitled to see his ball when making a stroke. By bending and moving the grass the player will have improved the lie of the ball and the area of intended swing contrary to Rule 13-2.

Play the ball as it lies,
play the course as you find it,
and if you cannot do either, do what is fair.
But to do what is fair you need to know the Rules of Golf.

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.

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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.