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Round The Traps - 2nd November 2018
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G'day Members,

I can’t believe its November already! Where has the year gone? We’ve recently had the Auditors through in preparation for the upcoming AGM (Monday 26th November, 5:30pm for 5:45pm start). The financial report certainly make for much better reading this time around, than the last 5 years, but I’ll leave the numbers to the official process.

Well Done to all players for their efforts in picking up the Pace of Play, in particular the Saturday fields. As an example, the October Saturday Monthly Medal Stroke saw the final groups of the day having to suffer through 5 hours and 30 minutes rounds. Just 2 weeks later, with a larger field of Stroke Play, the entire afternoon field (on the 10th tee side) got around in under 4 hours and 35 minutes. There is still room for improvement, so we all need to remain vigilant in doing our part to contribute to more enjoyable, timely rounds of golf.

Congratulations to Course Super Tim Hoskinson and his wife Natalie who recently celebrated the birth of their first child. Dylan David Hoskinson is powering along and Mum and Dad are fine. Tim did manage to break 2 bones in his foot playing touch footy, just prior to Nat going into labour! There’s no truth to the rumour that the break was intentional to try and avoid getting out of bed for those early feeds. Congrats to all 3 of you!
A tip of the cap to long time CGC Member Sue Barnard for volunteering to cleaning out the rubbish that collects in the empty pond on the right side of the first fairway. Every little bit counts to help keep our Course in great shape.

And it’s a big welcome to CGC for new staff member Siobhan Griffin. (Its pronounced Shiv-on). Siobhan’s part time role and has seen dramatic improvement. Siobhan comes to us from Cazaly’s armed with a Marketing Degree and a cracking Irish accent. Make sure you say G’day when you see her around.

Hope to see you Round the Traps!

Matt Bolton
General Manager

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Congratulations to CGC junior members Saxonn Capilos and Angel Pizzichemi on their Junior Golf Queensland awards. Saxonn finished the season as champion of the Boys 18 holes district points challenge and Angel finish runner up for the 18 holes girls. Points were accumulated from selected junior tournaments around the region to determine the winners. It’s great to see our next crop of CGC juniors in the winner’s circle and we wish them both all the best for their next events in NSW and South East Queensland.


Good luck to CGC pennant captain, City of Cairns Champion, Cairns Open champion (and too many more to list but great bloke) Frank Power who this week tee off at the Izuzu Queensland Open @ the Brisbane Golf Club with the Pros. Franky qualified by winning the FNQ regional qualifier at Gordonvale Golf Club which he also got a nice new shiny watch for the win earlier this year. You can follow the live scoring at www.pga.org.au. Good luck mate and plenty of birdies and I’m sure you will do the Cairns Golf Club proud.

It seems to be a common practice of members booking on the 1st tee and not on the 10th tee (Wednesday and Saturday). We have had instances where the 1st tee is completely full and the 10th tee has been only half booked. In this case all players that teed off from the 1st tee will have a slower round than the groups teeing off from the 10th tee at the same time due to congestion. Please be mindful of this help us even out the groups. The Golf Professionals whom act as the competition starters have the right to move groups over to the 10th tee (weather this is preferred or not) to equalise the field and allow an acceptable pace of play and enjoyment of the game for all.


Anyone that has spare old drivers at home they no longer need/want and are happy to donate them to the Golf Club. These drivers will be used for the guests coming to use the driving range facilities. Any generosity will be greatly appreciated. Please drop into the golf shop if this is you.

The Cairns Golf Club is holding another Westco Volkswagen Scramble on Sunday 9th December @ 12.30 Shotgun start. Nominations have already started coming in which is great to see. The event is a 4 person Elimination Ambrose and the cost is $39.50 per player with each participant receiving 6 Callaway Supersoft golf balls as part of the entry fee, and play for a range of fantastic prizes. In addition, official partners ensure that the Volkswagen Scramble participant receives value for money by providing exclusive offers. To register, please visit www.vwscramble.com.au
Qualifiers will advance through to a Regional or State Final where they will be joined by a PGA Professional to make a team of five and compete for the chance to win a trip of a lifetime to the Championship Final on the Sunshine Coast.

This week the Calanna Whole Health Pharmacy Pennant team travel to Mareeba Golf Club to take on Half Moon Bay.
We are now into the final round on the regular season before the finals.
After looking at the results after round 4, it is extremely close and each
match is vital.
A Grade looks pretty safe, If B and C win then they should make it (barring something super extraordinary) Both B and C are still a chance if they lose narrowly but need some other results to fall their way. Well done to the C graders last week who have been unlucky to start the season and were sitting bottom of the table to a massive 5-0 victory to put them into 4th place and right into contention. Well done to the reserves with Trev Anderson and Tanner Ward getting victories. Also Big man Jon Geck for getting his first win of the season ;) This week Ian Lane comes in to make his Pennants debut due to Brandon Vigor being unavailable. The finals are the top 4 teams in each grade (see current points table below) The bus will be leaving at 6am sharp from the Cairns Golf Club so be here at 5.45am to allow time to pack and get yourself ready. Thanks to Colin Harding who was able to organise a driver with a LR licence to drive the team bus this week, your help is greatly appreciated. Ross Argent will be your captain once again this week

The teams for this week are:

A Grade:
Matt Spilsbury
Jamey Redman
Dave Cameron
Ross Argent
Trev Anderson

B Grade:

Colin Harding
Chris Adams
Michael Peters
Dan Bramham
Jon Geck

C Grade:

Rod Swaffer
Bruno Meier
Darren Cripps
Michael Sanders
Ian Lane

Good luck guys, play well but most importantly HAVE FUN!

Jason Roach
Director of Golf
100s Board:

27/10/2018 – Winning #39 – Keith, Pom, Bill & Rob
10th November
The Law Office Individual Stableford

12th – 18th November
Weekly Sponsor
16th November
Floral Art Christmas Party
Clubhouse 9am – 3pm

18th November
Women’s Medal of Medals

26th November
AGM – 5:30pm for a 5:45pm start

28th November
All Sporters Christmas Party

4th December
Vets Christmas Party

6th December
Women’s Christmas Party & Presentation Night

9th December
Volkswagen Scramble 12:30pm Shotgun Start
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