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Men’s Golf Saturday 27h March

The course was yet again rated heavy (no carts) which explained only having 40 braving the elements. It was also good to see a number of members who did not play still come down to the club for a drink, raffles and the presentations.

Now to the golf results, the comp was a vs Par event and as mentioned we had a field of 40 players and only one division for the day

Congratulations to our winner on the day;

Brendon Williams (7) with +4

Runner Up was Daniel Lawler (15) with +3 on countback from David Von Itzstein

Ball rundown to -3 all inclusive

NTP 2nd Phil Coles

NTP 7th Mick Kemp

NTP 12th David Kammer

Pro Pin- David Kammer $36

NTP 16th – Kim Hall

Bazza Birdie Blitz- David Von Itzstein

Lucky Draw Sponsored by North Real Estate—Mick Kemp

Raffle- Kevin Haddrick (1), Teagan Horton (1), Wayne Muir (1), Charlie Huff (1) and Ken Culpitt (1)

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL WINNERS

Kevin Haddrick–Captain

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Men’s Golf Saturday 13th March

In Horse Racing terms the track was rated heavy which explained only having 37 players braving the elements.

In the main event the final of the Matchplay, congratulations to Brian Springfield on his last gasp victory over Jared Brown on the 18th, congratulations to both players who have played great golf over the past 4 weeks.

Now to the golf results, as mentioned we had a field of 37 players and only one division for the day

Congratulations to our winner on the day;

Michael Kemp (6) with 40 points

Runner Up was Bryan Penny (18) with 39 points

Ball rundown to 34 all inclusive

NTP 2ndShane Woolley

NTP 7th Phil Coles

NTP 12th Kevin Tooley

Pro Pin- Kevin Tooley $35

NTP 16th – Phil Coles

Bazza Birdie Blitz- Dave Kammer

Lucky Draw Sponsored by North Real Estate—Terry Foster

Raffle- Kevin Haddrick (1), Allan Danks (1) and John Olsen (1)

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL WINNERS

Kevin Haddrick–Captain

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Men’s Saturday Comp 6th March

 Monthly Medal Day again, field was slightly down with 78 players in the field and another 4 continuing the Matchplay Championship, the final is next week with Brian Springfield v Jared Brown. Good luck guys.

The course was wet in the rough but if you stayed on the fairway it was in good condition.

Scores for the day were quite good taking into account the overall conditions.

Congratulations to the winners for the day;

A Grade Paul Pochodyla net 70 (10)

B Grade Ken Mount net 72 (16)

C Grade Brendon Willoughby net 68 (21) on countback from Michael Payne

Runners Up

A Grade Terry Foster net 73 (6)

B Grade Steve Wilkinson net 74 (16) countback from Kim Hall, Phil Coles and Wayne Stone

C Grade Michael Payne net 68 (24)

Ball rundown to 71 net all inclusive.

NTP 2nd– – A-Terry Foster, B- Daniel Lawler C-Jim Benny

NTP 7th– – A-Grant Treloar, B- Stephen Smith C-Perc Dempsey

NTP 12th– A-Allan Danks, B-Michael McKay- C- Michael Payne

Pro Pin- Brian Springfield $70 (Matchplay player)

NTP 16th – A- Mick Kemp B- Owen McCallum C-Mark Jessop

Lucky Draw – Graeme Johnson

Raffle-S Evans (3) and J Wood (3)

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL WINNERS

Joke of the Week

Two friends were playing golf one day. They decided that they would adhere strictly to the rules, i.e., no mulligans, improving their lies, etc. 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.

To 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?” The man answered, “I used YOUR 7-iron!!!!!”

Kevin Haddrick- Captain

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Men’s Golf Saturday 27th February

We had 75 players on a warm humid day, with another 8 players continuing the Match Play event

We complain about the Banora Breeze on occasions and on the days, there is none, don’t we miss it out on course, keep the water up while you are out there.

Now to the golf results, as mentioned we had a field of 75 players and we saw some good scores, with Mick Tink-Hornett recording birdies on the 12,13 and 14 holes (a Turkey and what I am told you did the dance on the 14th) Well done Mick!!!!

On a social note, we wish Darren Hubery and his partner Kerrie all the best with their wedding next Friday.

Congratulations to our winners on the day;

Div. 1 Paul Pochodyla (11) 40 points

Div. 2 Michael Coyne (33) 38 points

Runners Up

Div. 1 Kim Hall (16) 38 points

Div. 2 Nick Davis (21) 37 points

Ball rundown to 33 all inclusive

NTP 2ndDiv1-Graeme Hopkins, Div2- Nick Davis

NTP 7th– – Div1-Mick Tink-Hornett Div2-Jimmy Cardoo

NTP 12th– Div1- Mick Tink-Hornett, Div2- Wil Salter

Pro Pin- Mick Tink-Hornett $71,

NTP 16th – Div1-Michael Noakes, Div2-Gary Pettit

Lucky Draw Sponsored by North Real Estate—Mick Tink-Hornett

Raffle- Jimmy Wood (3), and Stephen Evans (2)

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL WINNERS

Joke of the Day

On a golf tour in Ireland, Tiger Woods drives his BMW into a petrol station in a remote part of the Irish countryside. The pump attendant, obviously knows nothing about golf, greets him in a typical Irish manner completely unaware of who the golfing pro is. “Top of the mornin’ to yer, sir” says the attendant. Tiger nods a quick “hello” and bends forward to pick up the nozzle. As he does so, two tees fall out of his shirt pocket onto the ground. “What are those? asks the attendant. “They’re called tees” replies Tiger. “Well, what on the god’s earth are dey for?” inquires the Irishman. “They’re for resting my balls on when I’m driving”, says Tiger. “Fookin Jaysus”, says the Irishman, “BMW thinks of everything!”

Kevin Haddrick–Captain

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Men’s Golf Saturday 20th February

On Friday night the possibility of playing seemed remote but we were fortunate to play albeit there were a few areas with casual water, as we only had 53 players for the day, we only ran a one division stableford event which turned out to be the “Michael Kemp Day”, not only did he win the day, he won the pro pin (again) and also pared the course off the stick (gross 70), well done Mick on your effort.

Now to the golf results, as mentioned we had a field of 53 players (with 15 players equalled or bettered their handicap).

Congratulations to our winner on the day;

Michael Kemp (7) 43 points

Runner Up

Kevin Haddrick (13) 41 points

Ball rundown to 36 all inclusive

NTP 2nd– John Faust

NTP 7th– – Allan Danks

NTP 12th– Michael Kemp

Pro Pin- Michael Kemp $47

NTP 16th – Tim Latter

Lucky Draw Sponsored by North Real Estate—Walter Fisk

Raffle- Walter Fisk (1), Michael Kemp (1) and Wayne Muir (1)

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL WINNERS

Please remember the COVID restrictions when you are playing and also in the Island House

Joke of the Day

The room was full of pregnant women and their partners, and the Lamaze class was in full swing. The instructor was teaching the women how to breathe properly, along with informing the men how to give the necessary assurances at this stage of the plan.

The teacher then announced, “Ladies, exercise is good for you. Walking is especially beneficial. And, gentlemen, it wouldn’t hurt you to take the time to go walking with your partner!”

The room really got quiet.

Finally, a man in the middle of the group raised his hand.
“Yes?” replied the teacher…
“Is it all right if she carries a golf bag while we walk?”

Kevin Haddrick–Captain

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Men’s Wednesday Comp 10th February

Good field of 86 players for a team event (2BBB Aggregate), we were extremely lucky with a great day for golf except for a downpour late in the afternoon. There were some good individual scores even though it was a team event.

I believe the ground staff made an error in the placement of tee markers as we were playing off a “blue marker position” for the day, apologies for those who struggled with the loss of 2 shots off their handicaps.

We had a computer glitch late in the day and a number of scores were not loaded and was completed by hand. Once the system is back up and running prize money will be added to your accounts.

Congratulations to our winners on the day;

Winners

Bob McElveney and Owen Snelling, 73points

Runners Up

Peter McCray and Ian Strange, 69 points

NTP 2ndDiv1-Phil Coles, Div2-Ken Walker

NTP 7th– – Div1-Joe Lehkyj, Div2-John Gardiner

NTP 12th– Div1-Terry Baker, Div2-Wayne Howlett

Pro Pin- Terry Baker $71

NTP 16th – Div1-John Bryant, Div2-Nathan Smith

Raffle- J Dalley (2), B Wilkinson (1) and M Walsh (1)

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL WINNERS

We have the first round of the Matchplay on Saturday and good luck to all players.

Can all players please assist with the following;

  • Score Cards are to be exchanged and both player and marker to sign
  • Please Rake bunkers after use
  • Fill in divots on tees and fairways, this will ensure the course is in the best condition it can be.

Kevin Haddrick- Captain

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Men’s Saturday Comp 6thFebruary

 We had a great warm day for our Monthly Medal day which also incorporated our Medal of Medals and also qualifying for the Matchplay Championships.

An excellent field of 92 players our largest for a long time, I hope everyone enjoyed the day and thanks to the players who stay back for a beer in the Island House after play.

The Medal of Medals was won by Paul Quinlin (29) with a net 68 which also included an 11 on the 10th, great round Paul and I would say your handicap will be on the way back down.

Another highlight was a Hole in One on the 7th by Brian Springfield, this was Brian’s 4th hole in one overall and his first at Banora, well done mate.

Now to the main even which was the Februay Monthly Medal and we witnessed some very good scores on the day, the winners were all morning players and the runners up were afternoon players.

Congratulations to the winners for the day;

Medal of Medals- Paul Quinlin net 68 (29)

A Grade Pat Hayes net 69 (8) on countback

B Grade Frank Watego net 65 (18)

C Grade John Olsen net 65 (22)

Runners Up

A Grade Brian Springfield net 69 (12)

B Grade Kev Bartlett net 70 (17)

C Grade Mark Jessop net 68 (23) on countback from Paul Quinlin

Ball rundown to 72 net all inclusive.

NTP 2nd– – A-       Nil     , B- Jared Brown C-Dave Callard

NTP 7th– – A-Brian Springfield, B- Jared Brown C-Nick Davis

NTP 12th– A-Michael Kemp, B Tony Blair- C- Ken Culpitt

Pro Pin- Michael Kemp $81

NTP 16th – A- Dave Killion B- Brian Penny C-Geoff Clarke

Lucky Draw (sponsored by North Real Estate)– Stuart Allwood

Raffle-P Quinlin (2), W Muir (2), K Haddrick (1) and K Culpitt (1)

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL WINNERS

Qualifiers for the Matchplay have been posted in a separate blog, please check for your tee times for next Saturday.

With the Island House and now also the Pro Shop back open, you are able to purchase food and refreshments before and after your rounds, so please support it.

Joke of the Week

Two friends went out to play golf and were about to tee off when one fellow noticed that his partner had but one golf ball. “Don’t you have at least one other golf ball?”, he asked. The other guy replied that no, he only needed the one. “Are you sure?”, the friend persisted. “What happens if you lose that ball?” The other guy replied, “This is a very special golf ball. I won’t lose it so I don’t need another one.” Well,” the friend asked, “what happens if you miss your shot and the ball goes in the lake?” “That’s okay,” he replied, “this special golf ball floats. I’ll be able to retrieve it.” “Well, what happens if you hit it into the trees and it gets lost among the bushes and shrubs?” The other guy replied, “That’s okay too. You see, this special golf ball has a homing beacon. I’ll be able to get it back – no problem.” Exasperated, the friend asks, “Okay. Let’s say our game goes late, the sun goes down, and you hit your ball into a sand trap. What are you going to do then?” “No problem,” says the other guy, “you see, this ball is fluorescent. I’ll be able to see it in the dark.” Finally satisfied that he needs only the one golf ball, the friend asks, “Hey, where did you get a golf ball like that anyway?” The other guy replies, “I found it.”

Kevin Haddrick- Captain

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Men’s Golf Wednesday 3rd February

The weather looked real average first up but it improved to be a good day, the southerly wind was still a good two clubs for the afternoon group. The field was down with only 72 players.

Scores for the day were down on what we have been seeing as players might not have wanted to see strokes coming off their handicaps prior to Saturdays Monthly Medal/ Medal of Medals and also qualifying for the Matchplay (top 16 scorers).

On a housekeeping matter, we have two matters we would like highlight,

  1. Whilst the fairways and teed have been in good condition, we are starting to see a number of divots not been filled in (most likely social players) so if you see any please fill in with sand, that would be appreciated and will maintain the course in good condition.
  2. Please don’t drive your buggies within 15 metres of the green

Now to the golf results, as mentioned we had a field of 72 players

Congratulations to our winners on the day;

Div. 1 Michael Druhala (15) 35 points

Div. 2 Nathan Smith (23) 41 points

Runners Up

Div. 1 Nigel Luxton (10) 34 points

Div. 2 Dave Kammer (25) 34 points on countback from John Gilroy

Ball rundown to 32 all inclusive

NTP 2ndDiv1-Mick Tink-Hornett, Div2- Dave Kammer

NTP 7th– – Div1-Dave Wallis, Div2-John Mason

NTP 12th– Div1-Michael Druhala, Div2-Dave Harrod

Pro Pin- Dave Harrod $61

NTP 16th – Div1-Wayne Stone, Div2- Perc Dempsey

Raffle- Bill McClatchey (2), and Walter Fisk (1)

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL WINNERS

Kevin Haddrick–Captain

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Men’s Golf Saturday 30th January

Another great day for golf, telling by the scores there was a lot of good golf and birdies on the course. We had a good field of 90 players, largest field on a Saturday for a while.

On a housekeeping matter, we have two matters we would like highlight,

  1. Whilst the fairways and teed have been in good condition, we are starting to see a number of divots not been filled in (most likely social players) so if you see any please fill in with sand, that would be appreciated and will maintain the course in good condition.
  2. Please do not drive your buggies within 15 metres of the green.

Now to the golf results, as mentioned we had a field of 90 players

Congratulations to our winners on the day;

Div. 1 Shane Woolley (11) 42 points

Div. 2 Gary Pettit (26) 38 points

Runners Up

Div. 1 Mark Kenny (13) 39 points on countback from Dave Killion and Jared Brown

Div. 2 Paul Quinlin (29) 37 points on countback from Owen McCullum, Mark Foster and Robert Sheppard

Ball rundown to 34 all inclusive

NTP 2ndDiv1-Wayne Stone, Div2- Jimmy Wood

NTP 7th– – Div1-Shane Woolley Div2-Ray Wixey

NTP 12th– Div1-Steve Wilkinson Div2-John Baddeley

Pro Pin- John Baddeley $80

NTP 16th – Div1-Dave Wallis, Div2- Jim Benny

Raffle- Clint Dunn (3), Perc Dempsey (1) and Stephen Caine (1)

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL WINNERS

Kevin Haddrick–Captain

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Upcoming Men’s Events

On Saturday 6th February, we have our Monthly Medal which will also incorporate the following events

  1. Medal of Medals, all previous Medal winners in all grades over the past 12 months will be eligible for this event. Your card will need to marked with a “M”.
  2. Qualifying for the Single Stroke Matchplay (net), the top 16 who would like to qualify will be required to mark a “Q” on the top of their card prior to play. The Matchplay will then proceed over the next 4 Saturdays (full details including rules posted on the board in the Scoring Room.)

As a date saver for all interested players, we will be submitting a number of teams in the NRDGA Pennant Season running from Sunday 16th May to 6th June. The number of teams we provide will depend on the number of interested players.

Annual General Meeting on March 20, the most likely venue will be the Island House (depending on Covid restrictions)

Kevin Haddrick– Captain