Cairns Golf Club - Phone (07) 4037 6700

Round The Traps - 6th December 2017
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G'day Members,
There has been plenty going on around the club since our last edition of RTT.

The AGM was held and well attended for the first time in a number of years. Thanks to those members that took time out of their busy schedules to attend.

The Members Appreciation Day was certainly a big hit! It was the first time in a number of years that the club has attempted a double shotgun start on a Saturday and I have to admit I was more than a little nervous as changing anything on a Saturday is typically taboo! There was a huge buzz around the club in particular around midday and the changeover. Its been many years since the bar has been 3 deep and many Members commenting to myself and other staff of how great the day was. A big thanks to Steve & Maewa Whanarere for their musical talents for keeping everybody’s toes tapping. Given the success of the day, we’ll look to implement a couple of those types of events into the calendar next year, but certainly not overdo it.

The Clubhouse, Golf Shop and Greens Shed have all successfully switched over to the NBN. The process was relatively painless and has made a dramatic difference to our download speeds which will assist to improve our services. Our download speeds have jumped from a paltry 2.8mb to almost 10 times as much. Our next step in a few months will be to migrate our old ADSL line over to NBN to then offer a free Wifi service in the clubhouse and possibly Golf Shop.

We are still tinkering with the new website, in particular for Mobile devices on the Competition Bookings, View my Bookings and Results pages which appears to cut off some of the details. A simple fix for many users is to simple turn your device sideways which resizes the screen, but we are working to get it to work in portrait mode as well. And don’t forget to download the Cairns Golf Club App from the Apple Store and Google Play. The App is kind of a one stop shop for all information around the club and makes life very easy for even the biggest sufferers of “techno fear”.

The onset of Summer has well and truly seen the heat and humidity levels go through the roof out on course and around the region. Please ensure you take precautions to avoid potential heat stress when out for you game of golf. Here is some information that may assist in keeping you cool this summer!

CGC President Peter Winfield and I headed down to the Gold Coast last weekend to check out the Australian PGA Championships. It was my first ever big golf tournament and I have to be honest it was pretty impressive. It was great to see the big crowds of all ages following the players and a real buzz around the facility. Sergio Garcia & Adam Scott were big drawcards and had the galleries following their every move although Adam Scott did miss the cut! The players were mingling everywhere with the fans which was great but I did learn NOT to ask Sergio for an autograph after he has a double bogey! My Spanish isn’t good, but the bloke who did ask still got the message that it might not have been the best time to stick a pen out after a 7. For the record, Peter and I did pay our own way and couldn’t fit the trophy into our luggage to bring it home.
Don’t forget Friday Nights Members Jackpot draw now stands at $2400. This is going to be our 2nd last Friday Night Jackpot Draw for the year, so get a group together and come in for dinner. Bookings are preferred on 4037 6710 and you can also book via the CGC App. See below for the menu.
Hope to see you Round the Traps!

Matt Bolton
General Manager

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Earlier this week, we had a contractor out on course grinding approx. 15 stumps down below ground level.
The team are now in the process of filling in the holes and returfing etc to speed up the recovery process.
While having the stumps removed may appear to be for atheistic reasons, it actually helps the team when mowing saving us precious time in not having to negotiate around unwanted obstructions.

Tree Pruning:
The team have been continue to prune back low overhanging branches in a number of areas as well as removal of some trees surplus to requirements.
See how well you know the course and if you can spot the changes!

Future Earthworks:
In early January, we will be commencing a few larger projects out on course (weather depending)

Rebuilding the 5th Red Tee block. With funds contributed by the Womens Committee, the notoriously bad 5th Red tee will be raised, levelled and increased in size. This will require a temporary tee for a few weeks while the relaid turf settles, but a little short term pain will be enjoyed for many years to come once complete.
Cleaning up the transition between the 15th green and 16th tee. Project will involve some removal of garden and levelling the problem area with turf to be re-laid to speed up the recovery process.
Front of the 2nd Tee. A small job but will significantly improve the drainage and large puddles that currently cause a great mess.
Congratulations to all the players who qualified for the Summer Cup and congratulations go to Ross Argent and Pieter Prinsloo who play in the final of the Summer Cup this Saturday at 12:30pm. Reminder that this weekend is the Men’s Stroke Championships in Grades. Please be sure to organise a partner and book yourself in for both rounds for a fun weekend of golf.

Max Ford is representing QLD in the Australia Pacific School Games in Adelaide this week, so good luck to Max in the rest of the tournament!

Last Sunday we held our CGC Juniors Xmas party. The juniors played a 2 ball Ambrose with their parents and had plenty of fun on the slide afterwards. Thank you to all that bought raffle tickets to support the junior program and congratulations to Simon King on winning the $100 Golf Shop Voucher. Thank you to Piccones IGA and AAB Office Equipment for their sponsorship of the CGC Juniors. Thank you Cairns Kart Hire & Lasertag, Go Bowling, Allsorts of Sweets, E-Time entertainment and Great Barrier Reef Tuna for their donations of prizes in the raffle.
Jason Roach
Director of Golf
Can’t find the time to play 18 holes try playing in our weekly Quickie comp for only $5. You can play 7 days a week and at any time. So next time you’re out having a hit with friends join the Quickie comp for your chance to win great prizes.
Friday Night Draws:

24th November
$2,200 Cash Draw – Michael Schuele (unclaimed)

1st Prize: Dru Smith
2nd Prize: Ray Greig

1st December
$2,300 Cash Draw – Alan Lynch (unclaimed)

1st Prize: Anne G
2nd Prize: Arthur Jackson

100’s Board:
25/11/17 – Winning #71 – Peter, Colin, Craig, David
3/12/17 – Winning #66 – Jason, Neville, Kieran, Kevin
7th December
Ladies Christmas Party & Presentation Night

9th December
Christmas Party pm in Clubhouse

9th & 10th December
Mens 4BBB Stroke Championships

17th December
Roberts Cup

21st December
Kitchen Closed for Christmas Break
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Cairns Golf Club

Phone: (07) 4037 6700 | Fax: (07) 4054 4709 | Email:
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