Cairns Golf Club - Phone (07) 4037 6700

Round The Traps
Round The Traps - 9th March 2018
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G'day Members,

Yes the course is wet! Very Wet! With 180mm in the 24 hours to 5am Friday 9th March, we are almost at 1.6 metres of rain this calendar year. The bulk volume water is flowing through the course very well but we’re obviously going to be soft for a while until we get a clear spell. It’s the most water I’ve seen on the course in my 4 years here at the Club! Check out some pictures and videos on the Club Facebook page.

Cairns Golf Club is a finalist in 2 categories at the Qld Golf Industry Award Night. We are in the running for Junior Program of the Year and the much coveted Club of the Year. While I wouldn’t suggest we are favourites to win either category, it is great for our Club to be recognised and is a reward for all the hard work invested by the Board, Staff, Members and Volunteers of the last few years. We do have plenty positive stories to tell now and we hope to continue to create more positive outcomes for our club in the coming years! The Awards Night is held on the Gold Coast on Tuesday March 20.

Earlier this week, we replaced a number of blown flood lights on the Driving Range Poles as well as changing and cleaning all the fluro tubes in the Golf Shop and Range. When combined with the recent power washing of the concrete , the venue looks significantly brighter and better. We’ve also replaced a further 5 x Driving Range Net panels although the bad weather put a halt to completing the job. The Net guys will be back when things dry out.

Our website went offline last Saturday until Monday in an incident totally unrelated to the recent Virus attack. There was an issue with the hosting company caused by a server crash (not ours). Apologies to all for the inconvenience and thanks for not bombarding us with hundreds of phone calls as it was totally out of our control.

We had 3 delegates attend the Mens FNQGA AGM & Delegates meeting last Sunday in Atherton. The big news out of the meeting is that there is to be some discussion around possibly merging the Mens & Womens regional bodies. Apparently is was tried around 10 years ago, but hopefully some middle ground can be found for the betterment of our game overall in the region. Our sport is simply not big enough to be run separately and both Golf Qld & Golf Australia, who were in attendance at the meeting would like to see the merger happen. Hopefully both parties can leave the “history” and “personalities” out of the equation and just get it done.

WORKING BEE – HELP NEEDED (Physical Labour involves digging sand)

When: Monday 12th March & Tuesday 13th March 6am – 10am (you are welcome to attend for shorter time if available)

Where: Meet at the Golf Shop with CGC Staff to escort to the 17th Green

What to bring: Long handled shovel (not necessary), Water Bottle, Hat, closed in shoes

What are we doing: We are making one final push to get all the remaining nova tech turf from the practice putter out onto the course. We’ll be removing contaminated material from the greens and then replacing with clean soil and re-turfing.

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Hope to see you Round the Traps!

Matt Bolton
General Manager

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New Product has arrived at the Cairns Golf Club. We have demos available in the new range of Taylormade M3 & M4 Drivers and fairway woods, New Cobra F8 and the Callaway Rogue series. We also have the PGF status fitting kit where you can have clubs custom fitted and built to you from $79.00 each club. If you can’t find the time to book a club fitting, remember we do have Flightscope Fridays on every week from 4-7pm so come on down and test the latest technology.
We have had a few people (members) taking range balls away from the range and removing them from the premises to use for the next time. Under no circumstances is this allowed and ramifications will follow if you are caught. The driving range is under video surveillance and we will get to the bottom of the amount of buckets being taken from the range each competition day. The range balls are well priced and good value and I thank the members that continually do the right thing. As an example, we have gone from 34 small buckets to now less than 20!!

For those who haven’t read the changes to the new World Handicap System, to be implemented in 2020, follows an extensive review of systems administered by six existing handicapping authorities: Golf Australia, the Council of National Golf Unions (CONGU) in Great Britain and Ireland, the European Golf Association (EGA), the South African Golf Association (SAGA), the Argentine Golf Association (AAG) and the USGA. Please click on the link below to see the full changes.


I would like to thank Piccones IGA and AAB Office equipment for their sponsorship of the junior program. We would ask our members and their friends to get behind these local businesses that are helping the development of the juniors at the Cairns Golf Club

Cairns Golf Club Juniors now has its own Facebook page. Jump onto Facebook and like the page to access all information regarding CGC juniors including news, events, photos, results and junior of the month.

The Sunday Stableford Superleague is fast approaching and the dates for the year have been confirmed. The best 3 scores from the 6 rounds will go towards the overall winners with great daily prizes available each event. Each round is played on a Sunday afternoon with a 12.30 shotgun start and presentations following. The rounds will be on the following dates:
  • 22nd April
  • 20th May
  • 24th June
  • 15th July
  • 12th August
  • 23rd September
Who will win this year’s green jacket? Will Sergio go back to back or could we see the miracle of Tiger Woods returning to the winners list and adding to his major championship victories? The Masters Breakfast is coming up once again on Monday 9th April. The clubhouse will be open from 6am with a hot breakfast served from 7am. Sweepstakes are held on the dag and a 9 hole stableford (Shotgun start) will follow at the completion of the final round. Cost is $20 per person including breakfast and competition fee and $12 for the hot breakfast if you can’t hang around for the competition. Bookings are essential and can be made in the golf shop. Come on down for a great morning of fun and atmosphere on the big screen Previous Cairns Golf Club masters champions include

2013: Keith Slatcher
2014: Peter Winfield
2015: Rusty Carlyon
2016: Eric Palmer
2017: Keith Slatcher
Jason Roach
Director of Golf
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**Ex Demo and 2nd hand clubs available at crazy low prices in the BARGAIN BAG**


Sale ends 21/3/18
2577720.jpgRivers Insurance Brokers Cup

Winner: Erina Williams
Runner Up: Hiroko Stuart

Winner: Betty Tawake
Runner Up: Kelsey Kennedy
Friday Night Draws:

23rd February:
$3,000 Cash Draw – Peter Booy (unclaimed)

1st Prize: Chris Trevenen
2nd Prize: John Famularo
3rd Prize: Ron Barnes

2nd March:
$3,100 Cash Draw – Dave Hartley (unclaimed)

1st Prize: David Court
2nd Prize: Heather Charters
3rd Prize: Don Kerr

*** There will be no Friday night dinner & members draw on the following Fridays due to upcoming functions and Good Friday public holiday ***
16th March, 23rd March, 30th March
The dinner & members draw will commence on Friday 6th April.

100s Board:

16/2/2018 Winning #70 – Sue, Carlie, Lyn & Joan

1/3/2018 Winning #78 – Andrina, David & Dave
23rd March
Party in Clubhouse (pm)
* No Friday night dinner

9th April
Masters Breakfast

21st – 22nd April
Mareeba Open

22nd April
Sunday Stableford Superleague Round 1

5th – 6th May
Schweppes Cairns Open

20th May
Sunday Stableford Superleague Round 2

24th June
Sunday Stableford Superleague Round 3

15th July
Sunday Stableford Superleague Round 4

29th July – 5th August
Rivers Insurance Brokers City of Cairns

11th – 12th August
Atherton Open

12th August
Sunday Stableford Superleague Round 5

18th – 19th August
Kahler Lawyers Club Championships (Men & Women)

18th – 19th August
Gordonvale Open

25th – 26th August
Kahler Lawyers Club Championships (Men & Women)

23rd September
Sunday Stableford Superleague Round 6
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Cairns Golf Club

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