News and Messages

Mon, 12 Feb, 2018

Captains News

The AGM will be held this Tuesday night at 7pm.

I will be standing down as Captain after 2 years and Joel will be standing down as President after 6 years in charge. There will be changes and it's your chance to ask questions in an open forum about the direction the club is heading. I have had a very rewarding and fun term as captain and I would like to thank those within the club who have been supportive of myself and my committee in that time.

Well done to everyone who competed in the Wet Season Cup and to Andy McLean and Michelle Trawinski for handling the conditions the best by coming out on top.

The first working bee of the year will be on Sunday the 18th of February and will be a general course tidy up consisting of light tree trimming, branch removal and root extractions. It is a condition of Honorary membership to participate in working bees. A register will now be kept (sponsors are exempt). The second working bee will be the afternoon of the 3rd of March and the 4th of March for coring greens.

Internal Pennants comp starts 18 March. We need more people to sign up to get teams together. See sheet on the bar.

As always,

Happy Golfing,


Match Committee

Results 10 & 11 February - Wet Season Cup

Graded Field Report
Presentation Report
Handicap Changes

Field Report
Presentation Report
Handicap Changes

Graded Field Report
Presentation Report
Handicap Changes

Field Report
Presentation Report
Handicap Changes

Mens Champion: Andy McLean
R/Up: Mal Richardson

Ladies Champion: Michelle Trawinski
R/Up: Marjorie O'Neill

Badge Draw: Andy McLean

2018 Club Calendar & Weekly Competitions.

Saturday Single Stableford (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 18 March.


Come and enjoy a Thursday afternoon at the Burglars Chook run comp!!. 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 February 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

Results for last week not available.


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 Dave Moss, Gordon Harvey, Billy Elliot, Ian Warby and Greg Worden for working on the course last week.

Working Bee Sunday 18th, general tidy up, clearing branches, roots etc

Mark walker

Volunteer News

General tidy up, clearing branches, roots. If you have chainsaws, whippers snippers, pruners etc, please bring along.

Green coring and sanding

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 competitor was asked to move his marker away from the line of another players putt. When replacing his ball, he inadvertently forgot to move the marker back to it's correct position and holed out. The error was then discovered and the competitor was penalised 2 strokes. TRUE The score with the ball played from the wrong place counts and the competitor must add two penalty strokes to that score.

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

Raffle Winners: Scott Thomson and Adrien Moscheni

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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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