Men’s Golf Wednesday 16/6/21

What a perfect day for golf, 84 players took to the course. Please remember, when out on the course, keep up with the group in front. If you have players in your group who don’t hit far, let them hit first. We are not expecting you to run between shots, but think of the players behind you, and keep the game flowing.

Computer troubles today, if you look up the results you will see it is not showing the, NTP’S, rundown, raffles, Pro Pin . But this is what happened today.

Winners today were Darryl Davey and Patrick Hayes with 62 1/4 off 3 3/4. Runner up were Kevin Haddrick and Wayne Muir with 62 3/4 off 6 1/4.

Ball rundown went to 69 3/4.

NTP’S Division 1 2nd Keith Cooper, 7th Kevin Tooley, 12th Allan Danks, and 16th Brendon Willoughby

Division 2 2nd Nelson Brannigan, 7th Ken Walker, 12th John Edwards, and 16th Michael Walsh.

Pro Pin Allan Danks $78

Raffle winners Roger Pettyfor $25, Peter Malone $25, Peter Wazlawek $25, Brent McLennan $25

Joke of the day

A man and his wife are playing the 5th hole at their Club when he slices his drive so far to the right, it rolls into an equipment barn. He finds the ball and plans to take a drop, when she says, “let me go down to the other end of the barn and hold the door open, then you can hit your ball through the door and back to the fairway”. He thinks this is a good idea, so she holds the door. He takes a big swing, but rather than flying through the door, the ball hits her in the head and kills her.

A year later, the same man and his new bride are playing the same hole when he again slices the ball into the shed. He find it and plans to take an unplayable lie when she say’s, “let me go down to the other end of the barn and hold the door open. Then you can hit your ball through the door and back to the fairway”. He looks at her, shakes his head, and explaines, “no way, the last time I tried that, I took a triple bogey on this hole”.

Hit em long and hit em straight

Kevin Haddrick



Vets Golf.

Monday 14th June 2021.

Brrrrrrrrr a very very chilly winters morning with only 49 brave souls venturing out to challenge the elements. None the less some great scores in with run down to36 all in.

Winner Ken (blender) Wood (26) 40pts.

R/Up Bob McElveney (27) 39pts on c/b.

N.T.P.S. 2nd A.Mason, T.Trevitt. 7th J.Kraus, J.mason 12th P.Hayes, J.Mason.16th J.Kraus, A.Kwok.

Raffles. R.Hedger,S.Wilkinson,J.Kraus,all$25 and R.Pettyfor $50.

B.B.B. Derryk Russell $20. Well done to all winners.

Dingy is walking without assistance and improving daily go Wayne.

Thats all folks good golfing and mental health, time for a nice cup of tea(im on the wagon again) cheers capt Dave.


Men’s Saturday Comp 12th June

Good field of 84 players for a team event (4BBB Stableford) we were extremely lucky with a great day for golf. We saw a great number of birdies for the day, so we done to each of the players.

As the Captain advised on the day there was a hiccup with the green staff re the white tees and this situation will be sorted out. Whilst the handicaps were for the white tees and we played off blues, this was not an event where your handicap was affected.

We noticed that a number of players scored their card for the full round, with this event we only take the best score for the team and if you are unable to beat your partner’s score then pick up.

Congratulations to our winners on the day;


K Berry and N Lawler with 47 points

Runners Up

K Tooley and O McCallum with 45 points on countback

Ball rundown to 41 all inclusive.

NTP 2ndDiv1-Kevin Haddrick, Div2- House

NTP 7th– – Div1-Kevin Tooley, Div2-Stephen Evans

NTP 12th– Div1-Bryan Penny Div2-John McLoughlin

Pro Pin- Bryan Penny $75

NTP 16th – Div1-Grant Treloar, Div2-Michael Coyne

Raffle- S Evans (2), K Hall (2), and T Blair (1)

Barry Birdie Blitz – Stephen Evans


Joke of the Day

Dear Abby,

I’ve never written to you before, but I really need your advice. I have suspected for some time now that my wife has been cheating on me. The usual signs. Phone rings but if I answer, the caller hangs up. My wife has been going out with “the girls” a lot recently although when I ask their names she always says, “Just some friends from work, you don’t know them.”

I always try to stay awake to look out for her coming home, but I usually fall asleep. Anyway, I have never approached the subject with my wife. I think deep down I just didn’t want to know the truth, but last night she went out again and I decided to really check on her. Around midnight, I decided to hide in the garage behind my golf clubs so I could get a good view of the whole street when she arrived home from a night out with “the girls”.

It was at that moment, crouching behind my clubs, that I noticed that the graphite shaft on my driver appeared to have a hairline crack right by the club head.

Is this something I can fix myself or should I take it back to the pro shop where I bought it?

Kevin Haddrick- Captain


Ladies. Golf. 10/6/2

We arrived at golf this morning to see the course covered in frost, what a sight this is the first time I have seen this spectacular in 15 years . The sun was shining but a very biting wind coming from the mountains seemed to chill you right through.

We played a 4BBB versus par and had some very good scores regardless of the weather.

Winners today were. Fran. Janes and. Vivienne Sulejmani with plus 7. R/up. Alison Blair and. Chris Mills. Plus 6

Fran. Also had a eagle on the 18th congratulations Fran

Rundown went to. Plus 1

NTP. Hole 2. Div 1. Fran Janes. Div. 2. Marilyn. Berryman

NTP. Hole. 7. Div 1. Alison. Blair. Div. 2. Chris. Mills

Pro pin Pat. Hodda

Fran, Vivienne, Alison and Chris are eligible to play in the. WGNR 4BBB vs Par Championship Final to be held in Mullumbimby on Friday. 17th. September 20021 so we wish them good luck.

Good luck to our members who are travelling to Iluka for the weekend

Don’t forget our BBQ. On the 24th June

Good Golfing. Captain. Myra.


Men’s Golf Wednesday 9/6/21

Early rain reduced the field from 90 down to 42, but the 42 had great conditions, damp, cool and sunny.

Division 1 winner Tony Brown 37pts .. Runnerup Simon Woolley 36pts on C/B … Division 2 Winner John McLoughlin 37pts .. Runnerup Max Jessop 35pts.

Rundown 33pts.

NTP’S Division 1 2nd Simon Woolley 7th Pat Hayes 12th Nigel Luxton 16th Allan Danks

Divison 2 2nd Michael Walsh 7th Michael Byrne 12th House 16th John McLoughlan

PRO PIN Nigel Luxton $40

Patrick Hayes had an eagle on the 3rd 6 Balls

Bazza’s Birdie Blitz Patrick Hayes $20 Pro Shop Voucher

Raffle winners Michael Byrne $25 Mark Kenny $25

Joke of the week

Michael and Dave are standing on the 18th tee during their Club Championship. They are the Final twosome in the Club Championship and are tied for the lead.

The 18th hole is a beautiful par 4 with a deep Valley descending down to a valley right. Both Michael and Dave hit long, straight, tee shots that disappeared down into the valley. A short time later the caddies appear at the top of the hill and announces that both balls are within 6 inches of each other, but there’s a problem : Both of the golf balls are Titleist 4’s.

Michael and Dave look at each other and realize that they had not informed each other as to what kind of ball they were playing, nor it’s number. They quickly descended into the valley and sure enough, their two Titleist golf balls are right next to each other at the bottom of the valley.

Michael looks at Dave and say’s, “We had better get a ruling from the Tournament Official to straighten this out. This is the Club Championship and we don’t want to be Disqualified for making a mistake for hitting the wrong ball, after all we are tied for the lead.

Soon after, a rules Official appears and examines the two Titleist golf balls. He then looks up at Michael and Dave and asks, “Well, which of you is playing the Orange ball?”.

Hit em long and hit em straight

Kevin Haddrick




Sunday Mixed Foursomes are coming up soon.

27 holes all over in one day

$25.00 each including a BBQ after wards and a drink

Booking sheet will be out next week

A chance for us to get together at last and enjoy the wonderful camaraderie of our club

We’d love to see you there !!



Vets Golf

Monday 7th June 2021.

Cold start but then warmed up nicely .Only 47 players where are all you vets hiding? Wayne Martlew improving daily but looks like he will be in rehab for 7 weeks and welcomes visitors 10am-6pm.

Winner Don Culpitt (31) 39pts.

R/U Ken Walker (20) 38pts.

Run down a very, very generous 32pts all in ,I just love giving stuff away.

N.T.P.S 2nd K.Walker 7th W.Howlett 12th J. bryant 16th S. Irving and T. Trevitt .I won todday with 3 skinners ha ha.

Raffles an excellent result with capt and vice both winning along with R.Telfor P.Wazlawek and J.Kraus all picking up $25. Well done to all winners today. B.B.B. Darryl Davey $20.

Good golfing and mental health red oclock time cheers capt Dave.


Pennant Finals Results 2021

What a perfect morning for the Pennant Finals, and our 2 Finals teams headed to Ballina to take on their opponents.

Our No 3 Team took to the tee first to take on Coolie-Tweed. After our first encounter with Coolie in round 1, which finished in a 3 1/2 to 3 1/2 squared match, we knew we had a good chance of Victory.

Tony Brown started us off with a very tight 1 up win, closely followed by Charlie Huff with a commanding 6/5 win. With losses to Jim Storey and Brendon Willoughby, had the results 2 each, but team Captain Wayne Muir put us back in front with a very nice 3/2 win, then a loss to Nick Davis brought it back to 3 each.

One match still on the course, and Bryan Penny is our hope. With the team not wanting to put pressure on Bryan, they went back to the balcony at the club and wait for a result, I was left to watch the outcome. Bryan 1 down and on the 17th tee put his tee shot 2 foot off the edge of the green but still 45ft from the pin, the Coolie player landed his tee shot on the green and left himself with a 30ft putt. Bryan’s putt was a beauty, and he sunk the monster putt, but the Coolie player also sunk his putt. On to the 18th, PAR 4, Bryan has a 4ft putt left while his opponent is 1ft off the green 15ft from the pin. It is looking like extra holes will be needed, but the Coolie player with a full balcony watching, sinks the putt to give his team a 4/3 victory.

Team 4 took on Lismore. Lismore defeated us last week in the Final round 5/2 but we were confident we could take the major Prize.

El President Brent McLennan started us off well with a 2 up win, and Wil Salter continued his good form, winning 3/1, Skipper Paul Quinlin went down 3/1, but Mick Walsh took us to 3 wins with a very good 2/1 win. Darren Hubery went down 4/3 and Mark Jessop also was beaten in a tight match 2/1.

Here we go again, 3 each and 1 match still out there. Can Jimmy Wood get us home.

As the the 2 players approached the 18th green the balcony was full again but bogeys by both players ensured extra holes had to be played. On to the first hole again. Both players teed off, and as they left the tee they were followed by both sets of team mates. The Lismore player had a par, which left Jimmy a 3 footer for his par, and his put just caught the right edge of the hole and dropped in. On to the 20th hole. Jimmy’s drive caught the rough on the right side of the fairway and his opponent hit one straight down the middle. Jimmy’s next shot didn’t come out of the rough well, he could only move his ball a short distance, but he was still in the rough. The pressure now fell on the Lismore player but he did not respond well, only hitting his next shot about 25mts straight into the fairway bunker, his next shot coming up 10mts short of the green. Jimmy put his next shot on the green and 3 putts later it was all over and Jimmy was swamped by his team mates. Victory is ours, another Pennant flag, what a great team effort.

To all who played Pennant golf, Thank you for representing our Golf Club, and I hope you had a great time meeting other players from the other clubs we played, and also enjoyed the courses that they play on. And most importantly, I hope you will all play again next year.

Kevin Haddrick



Men’s Saturday Comp 5th June

Another Monthly Medal Day comes around and the south east winds are back (two club worth on some holes), fields were good with 86 players.

Scores for the day were quite good seeing 11 players equal to or bettering their handicap, good to see some of the pennant players returning very good scores.

Congratulations to the winners for the day;

A Grade Brad Wilkinson net 70 (10)

B Grade Tony Blair net 67 (13)

C Grade Merv Evans net 67 (33)

Runners Up

A Grade Brendon Williams net 71 (5) on countback from Nigel Luxton and Terry Foster

B Grade Trevor Neil net 68 (14) on countback from Bryan Penny

C Grade Jim Wood net 68 (22)

Ball rundown to 71 net all inclusive.

NTP 2nd– – A-Alan Hubbard, B- Kim Hall C——–

NTP 7th– – A-Dave Killion, B- Trevor Neil C-Perc Dempsey

NTP 12th– A-John Faust, B Colin McLeod- C- James Wood

Pro Pin- Colin McLeod $78

NTP 16th – A- Brian Springfield B- Kim Hall C-Stephen Evans

Lucky Draw – Joe Lehkyj

Barry’s Birdie Blitz- Graeme Johnston

Raffle-S Evans (3), A Hubbard (1), W Fisk (1) and A McGuiness (1)


Joke of the Day

Two friends were playing golf one day. They decided that they would adhere strictly to the rules with no improving their lie.
After a few holes, one guy’s ball landed on a cart path. As he reached down to pick up his ball to get relief, his friend said, “We agreed that we would not improve our lie.”
No matter how much the first fellow tried to explain that he was entitled to this relief, the second fellow would not allow it. So the man went to the cart to get a club.
As he stood over the ball he took a few practice swings, each time scraping the club on the pavement, taking out big chunks of blacktop and sending out lots of sparks!
Finally, after several practice swings he took his shot. The ball took off and landed on the green about 6 feet from the pin.
“Great shot!” his friend exclaimed. “What club did you use?”
“YOUR 7-iron!” he replied.

Kevin Haddrick- Captain


Ladies Golf 3/06/21

Well the Championships are over for another year thank goodness. We had an exciting finish for Div 3 with a 3 way playoff between Marlene Wyatt, Coral Rasmussen and Doreen Rankine, results as follows:-

Div 3 Gross Winner Doreen Rankine 340 R/Up Coral Rasmussen 340

Nett Winner Marlene Wyatt 229 R/Up Pauline Benny 233

Div 2 Gross Winner Penny Martlew 306 closely followed by Nancy Douglas 308

Nett Winner Judith Mount 234 R/Up Glenda Ballard 237 on c/b

Div 1 Our 2021 Champion was Allison Blair with 259 she also won the Rodger Davis Trophy for the best Nett over the field R/Up was Kaye Mills with 266

Nett Winner Pat Hodda 228 R/Up Marilyn Burns 236

Daily Prizes over the field:-

Day 1 Gross Liz Edwards 97 Day 2 Fran Janes 88 Day 3 Desley Harrington 97

Best Nett Day 1 Denise M.Culpitt 71 Day 2 Helen Evans 72 Day 3 Janet Haddrick 75

Congratulations to all our winners and thankyou once again for participating. I must also thank my committee for all your help Judy for arranging for the cake which I think was well received and Barry for serving it also Liz for rushing around to get the roses also Pauline Kaye and June doing the calculating and not forgetting Penny and Diane on the computer.

Not forgetting Rodger for having the course in excellent condition thankyou.

Just remember next Tuesday Hole 15 will now be a par 4 hitting off the 6 twice Index will be the same, Hole 17 will be a Par 5 hitting off a little further back Index will be the same.

It was very pleasing to see Denise, Lucy, and Yvonne come back for afternoon tea.

Until next week Captain Myra