We got away with another day without rain. 76 players were in today’s competition and the course is drying nicely.

Signing your card or making sure that your marker signs the card is part of the rules of golf. Please don’t forget to get this job done.

Monthly Medal today and the winners were … A Grade David Killion (8) 77 / 69. Runnerup Alan Hubbard (3) 73 / 70.

B Grade David Mills (19) 88 / 69. Runnerup Nimai Strickland (15) 85 / 70 c/b.

C Grade Charles Huff (23) 86 / 63. Runnerup David Kammer (24) 93 / 69.

Ball rundown went to 74.

NTP’S A Grade 2nd House, 7th Michael Tink-Hornett, 12th Alan Hubbard, 16th Pat Hayes.

B GRADE 2nd Nimai Strickland, 7th Jonno Dwyer, 12th David Mills, 16th House.

C GRADE 2nd Luke Chester, 7th Graeme Johnson, 12th Graham Hopkins, 16th Dan Banks.

PRO PIN Jonno Dwyer $70.00

Bazza’s Birdie Blitz was won by Charles Huff $20 Pro Shop Voucher.

Banora Point Real Estate Lucky Draw Dave Killion $20.00

Raffle Winners were Terry Trevitt $50, Walter Fisk $25, James Storey $50.

Joke of the day

Darren was getting his annual physical. His Doctor asked him about his physical activity level, and Darren described a typical day. “Well”, yesterday afternoon, I took a five hour walk for about 7 miles, I went through some pretty rough terrain. I waded along the edge of a lake. I pushed my way through some trees and vegetation. I got sand in my shoes, eyes and hair. I avoided standing on a snake. I climbed several rocky hills. I took a few “leaks” behind some big trees. “The mental stress of it all, left me shattered and at the end of it all, I drank eight beers.” Inspired by the storey, the Doctor said, “you must be one hell of an outdoors man !” “No,” Darren replied, “I’m just a crappy golfer.”

Hit em long and hit em straight

Kevin Haddrick Captain



A beautiful sunny day. It’s been a long time, since we have had no interruption with rain, and it was great. 76 players played in our Single Stableford event.

I hope you all looked at the daily rules board before you crossed the bridge. If you did, and I know some players didn’t, you would have noticed the we have 2 new local rules.

The first one is that, the face bunker on 16 is now played as a G.U.R., so if your shot goes into that bunker, then you take a free drop out of the bunker, keeping a straight line from where you your ball was and the flag stick.

The second one is, you get a preferred lie of 150mm (6inches) if you ball lands on a sand filled divot on the short mown fairway only. This rule is under a month trial. If no sand in the divot, no preferred lie. START FILLING IN THE DIVOTS.

I received a message from Northern Rivers Golf telling us that this season’s Pennant season has been cancelled. This is due to about 6 courses being unfit for play. They hope that later in the year or when it can be organised they will play an Eisenhower Cup style competition played on 1 day.

Today’s winners were, Division 1, Pat Hayes (8) 40pts c/b. Runnerup, Keith Cooper (16) 40pts.

Division 2, Kyle Harrison (19) 40pts, Runnerup Brian Britton (28) 39pts.

Ball rundown went to 34pts

NTP’S Division 1. 2nd Ray Mills, 7th Trevor Neil, 12th Shane Vanderlight, 16th Pat Hayes.

Division 2, 2nd House, 7th Michael Byrne, 12th Ross Telfer, 16th David Harrod.

Pro Pin was won by Trevor Neil $69.00

Bazza’s Birdie Blitz was won by Nathan Smith Pro Shop Voucher $20

Raffle winners were Trevor Neil $50, Keith Cooper $25, Rick Downes $25, Ray Mills $25.

Joke of the day

A golfer is in a competitive match with one of his friends. Down a few strokes, the golfer says to himself, “I’d give anything to sink this next putt.” Just then, a stranger walks up to him and whispers, “Would you give up a fourth of your sex life to make the putt?” The golfer thinks the man is crazy and that his answer will be meaningless, so he says,”Sure.” Of course, he sinks the putt. Two holes later, he mumbles to himself. “Boy, if I could only get an Eagle on this hole, that would put my opponent in a really tough spot.” Again the stranger moves to his side and says, “Would it be worth another fourth of your sex life?” The golfer shrugs and says, “Sure.” A great drive, a well struck fairway wood and a long putt later, he makes an Eagle. On the final hole, the golfer needs to make birdie to win. Though he says nothing, the stranger moves to his side and says, “Would you be willing to give up the rest of your sex life to win this match?” The golfer, incredulous as to how this stranger could actually affect his sex life, says “Certainly.” Another good drive and a solid iron shot later, and the golfer is on the green with a 10 foot birdie putt. Not even worrying about what he’s giving up, the golfer knocks the putt in, Dead center. As the golfer walks to the Clubhouse, the stranger walks up along side of him again and says, ” You know, I’ve really not been fair with you because you don’t know who I am. The stranger confessed with a malicious smirk.” I’m actually the Devil. You made a deal with me and from now on, you will have no sex life.” “Nice to meet you, Lucifer.” Say’s the golfer, “My name is Father O’Malley.”

Hit em long and hit em straight

Kevin Haddrick Captain



I’ve just been informed that this year’s Pennant competition has been cancelled. A number of clubs have notified NRGA that their course is unavailable due to the damage that the floods have caused.

Kevin Haddrick Captain



81 players teed off today, which was a great field after early morning showers.

We are having issues with slow play. The first group out in the afternoon teed off 25 minutes after their allotted tee time. Please keep the group in front of you in sight. Have the shorter hitters hitting of first, once 2 players have putted, have those 2 players to move to the tee and tee off first. Let’s keep the game moving.

The Pennant Teams have been decided , and our Captain’s have been selected, and they are Team 1, Terry Foster, Team 2, Kevin Haddrick, Team 3, Wayne Muir, and Team 4, Paul Quinlin. The draw is being done on Monday, and I will post the draws as soon as I receive it. We will also have a evening, hopefully on Thursday 12th May, where we will hand out our shirts, and for those who didn’t play last year, their caps and we can talk about the rules.

Today’s event was a Single Stableford 2 Divisions.

Division 1 Winner David Killion (9) 42pts. Runnerup Visitor Benjamin Brown (9) 39pts c/b.

Division 2 Winner Luke Chester (29) 44pts. Runnerup Anthony Brown (22) 38pts c/b.

Ball rundown went to 35pts.

NTP’S Division 1, 2nd Frank Watego. 7th Jared Brown. 12th Colin McLeod. 16th David Wallis.

Division 2, Stephen Robinson. 7th Perc Dempsey. 12th Luke Chester. 16th Luke Chester.

Pro Pin David Wallis $79.00

Bazza’s Birdie Blitz was won by Luke Chester Pro Shop Voucher $20.

Banora Point Real Estate Lucky Draw Michael Kemp $20.

Raffle Winners were Michael Wood $50, Perc Dempsey $25, Walter Fisk $25, Ray Wixey $25, Stephen Caine $25.

Joke of the day

As he is lining up a putt, Kevin’s phone starts to ring. He checks and she’s that it is his wife calling. Kevin answers, “What! I’m putting, what do you want?” His wife answers, “The airbags work,” and hangs up.

Hit em long and hit em straight

Kevin Haddrick Captain



Team 1 Garry Dowding Jason Wootton

Alan Hubbard Michael Kemp

Michael Tink-Hornett Terry Foster

Trevor Neil

Team 2 Jared Brown Joe Lehkyj

Kevin Haddrick Todd Cowie

Simon Woolley Nico Neidhart

Bryan Penny

Team 3 Gerry Martin Owen McCallum

Greg Morrison Wayne Muir

Shane Vanderlight Justin Hayes

Rick Downes

Team 4 Darren Hubery Mark Jessop

Jim Wood Will Salter

Michael Walsh Paul Quinlin

Brent McLennan

Kevin Haddrick Captain



“When is this rain going to go away”. Heavy rain falls disrupted both morning and afternoon fields today, but we still had 58 players go out and compete in the Vs Par event.

Thanks to our members, we have got 4 Pennant Teams who are going to represent us in the Northern Rivers Pennant season, starting on Sunday May 15. The draw should be out by May 6, and we are looking at a get together on either May 11 or 12, to receive our PENNANT shirts.

Division 1 Winner today was a Visitor Andrew Murray (14) with +2, Runnerup was Frank Watego with +1.

Division 2 Winner Darren Hubery (20) +4, Runnerup Nathan Smith (22) +2.

Ball rundown went to – 2.

NTP’S Division 1, 2nd Andrew Murray, 7th Trevor Neil, 12th Alan Simpson, 16th Kev Trinne.

Division 2, 2nd James Cardoo, 7th John McLoughlin, 12th House, 16th John Edwards.

Pro Pin was won by Kev Trinne $53.00

Bazza’s Birdie Blitz, Darren Hubery $20 Pro Shop Voucher.

Today’s Raffle winner was John Dalley $75.00

Joke of the day

Perc, complained to his friend and golf partner, a Doctor, that he couldn’t sleep. The Doctor told him that when he went to bed to play a great round of golf in his mind, to help him relax. On the next outing, the Doc asked how it went. Perc said he hit a great a great drive on the first tee, hit a long iron to 6 feet, and made the birdie putt. On the following par 5, he hit the best drive of his life, followed by a massive 3 wood to set up Eagle. The Doc replied, well that had to really relax you so you could get to sleep. Perc rebuffed, saying that unfortunately, he sliced his next tee shot into the woods, and he was up all night looking for it.

Hit em long and hit em straight

Kevin Haddrick Captain



2 Ball Aggregate Stableford was todays event, and we nearly got everyone in before the rain hit us “AGAIN”.. There was 70 players today but the last 2 groups got a little damp.

It was great to see that we have 4 Pennant Teams representing the Club in the Northern Rivers Pennant season.

Today’s results are, Winners Nigel Luxton and Wayne Stone with 75pts. Runners up, David Killion and Paul Pochodyla with 74pts.

Rundown went to 65pts.

NTP’S Division 1 2nd Gerry Martin, 7th Gerry Martin, 12th Alan Hubbard, 16th Jeff Hensby.

Division 2 2nd Wayne Stone, 7th Michael Walsh, 12th Graham Hopkins, 16th James Storey.

Pro Pin Alan Hubbard $67.00

Today I decided to have a different ball Rundown as well, for the best 12 individual scores. Best 12 are David Von Itzstein 43pts, Wayne Stone 38pts, Rick Culpitt 38pts, David Mills 38pts, Paul Pochodyla 37pts, Nigel Luxton 37pts, David Killion 37pts, Simon Gates 37pts, Kym Fiora 36pts, David Callard 36pts, Bryan Penny 36pts, and Ray Mills 36pts c/b.

Bazza’s Birdie Blitz was won by Trevor Neil Pro Shop Voucher $20.

Banora Point Real Estate Lucky Draw Ray Wixey $20.

Raffle Winners were Ray Mills $25, David Wallis $25, Wayne Muir $25, Stephen Caine $25, Perc Dempsey $50.

Joke of the day

Lady Luck wasn’t kind to Dave. Although he had a real zest for life, he was constantly beset by bad luck. He loved Poker, but Poker did not love him. He played the Stock market with great anticipation, but always seemed to be the one who brought high and sold low. His life seemed to be full of more downs than ups. His greatest delight was his Golf game. Not that Dave was a great golfer, in fact, he never managed to break 100, but the odd shot, that some how ended up in the general area he had in mind, was enough to keep his hopes alive. Finally, Dave became ill and passed away. But just before he died, he asked that his remains be Cremated, and his ashes scattered just of the fairway on the ninth hole of his home course. Accordingly, a gathering assembled to carry out Dave’s wishes. It was a bright sunny day, and was going well. Then, as the ashes were being strewn, a gust of wind came up and blew Dave out of bounds.

Hit em long and hit em straight

Kevin Haddrick Captain



Finally we are back to the beautiful weather this area is known for. Very warm today, 30 degrees, and the course is drying out great. But looking at today scores, the course was playing very tough, with only 4 players bettering their handicap.

At the end of today I think we were still requiring one player for the Pennant Teams. If you are available come in and put your name on the list in the scoring room. Saturday is the last day as we need to order our shirts. The Pennant runs for only 3 straight Sundays mornings, but if you make the Final , it will take you into the Fourth Sunday.

Today’s event was a Single Stableford, 3 Divisions.

Division 1 Winner Daniel Lawler (11) 35pts c/b. Runner up Kevin Haddrick (11) 35pts c/b.

Division 2 Winner Owen McCallum (17) 39pts c/b. Runner up Justin Hayes (19) 39pts.

Division 3 Winner Michael Byrne (24) 38pts. Runner up Ross Telfer (20) 37pts.

Ball rundown went to 34pts.

NTP’S Division 1 2nd Jonno Dwyer, 7th Peter McCray, 12th Kevin Tooley, 16th Jonno Dwyer.

Division 2 2nd Danny Minogue, 7th Des Scott, 12th Des Scott, 16th Ken Mount.

Division 3 2nd Geoff Clarke, 7th Wayne Hunter, 12th House, 16th Peter Maybury.

Pro Pin was won by Dec Scott $83.00

Bazza’s Birdie Blitz was won by Nico Neidhart $20 Pro Shop Voucher.

Raffle Winners were Michael Byrne $25. Alan Simpson $25. Nick Davis $50.

Next Event Saturday 23rd April 2 Ball Aggregate Stableford. Pro Pin will be printed on your card. It will be on the 12th hole.

Joke of the day

Bob teed up on the First Hole, and on his down swing, he noticed his wife teeing up on the Ladies tee just ahead. Unable to pull out of the swing, he “Crushed” his drive straight into the back of her head, killing her instantly. Two days later, Bob was talking to the Coroner. “Robert, your Wife died of Blunt Force Trauma to the head.” The Coroner said. “You say you hit your golf ball into her head?” “That’s correct,” Bob responded. “I see, can you explain why we found a golf ball up her backside?” The Coroner asked. “Was it a Titleist 3?” Bob asked. “Yes, as a matter of fact , it was,” the Coroner responded. “Ah, that would’ve been my Provisional ball,” Bob said.

Hit em long and hit em straight

Kevin Haddrick Captain



We had a Single Stableford event today, 2 Divisions. Sorry about the short notice of changing the event from Monthly Medal to Single Stableford. With no carts or scooters allowed on Friday, I thought it best to change it, as showers during the day didn’t look good for Saturday. And also with Preferred Lie through the Green, I thought it was the way to go.

We had 70 players today, and with only 5 players breaking or equalling par this showed the course was playing tough.

Division 1 winner was Jeff Hensby (12) 42pts. Runner up Ian Strange (15) 38pts.

Division 2 winner was David Harrod (24) 36pts. Runner up Frank Watego (19) 34pts.

Rundown went to 33pts.

NTP’S Division 1 2nd Ray Mills, 7th Michael Kemp, 12th Luke Wallis, 16th Kevin Bartlett.

Division 2 2nd House, 7th Greg Morrison, 12th Wayne Muir, 16th Michael Walsh.

Pro Pin Michael Kemp $63.00.

Bazza’s Birdie Blitz was won by Jeff Hensby Voucher $20

Banora Point Real Estate Lucky Draw Mark James $20

Raffle Winners were Wayne Howlett $75, Wayne Muir $25, Mark Kenny $25.

Wednesday Golf 20th April Single Stableford 2 Divisions. Pro Pin 12th hole.

Joke of the day

Big Wayne addressed his ball. He took a magnificent swing. Something however went wrong and a horrible slice resulted. The ball went onto the adjoining fairway and hit a man full force. He dropped. Wayne and his partner rushed up to the stricken victim, who lay unconscious with the ball between his feet. “Good heavens” exclaimed Wayne, “What should I do?” “Don’t move him,” said his playing partner. “If we leave him here, he becomes an immovable obstruction, and you can either play the ball as it lies or take a free drop.”

Hit em long and hit em straight

Kevin Haddrick Captain



The Monthly Medal for Saturday 16th has been changed, and will now be a Single Stableford 2 Divisions.

Kevin Haddrick Captain.