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Monthly Archive for: ‘March, 2017’

  • DENI GOLF CLUB eNEWS 4 / 2017

    Recently a group of 20 golfers played in the Corowa Bowl and were narrowly defeated. There were some terrific results. Well done ladies!! The Women's golfing network is a strong one and we can expect support for our events from the Clubs that we visit.  Pictured: Kerran Leetham, Gayle Beckton, Felicity McCalman, Annette Danckert, Mandy Phyland & Vicki Hutton.

    Recently a group of 20 golfers played in the Corowa Bowl and were narrowly defeated. There were some terrific results. Well done ladies!! The Women’s golfing network is a strong one and we can expect support for our events from the Clubs that we visit.
    Pictured: Kerran Leetham, Gayle Beckton, Felicity McCalman, Annette Danckert, Mandy Phyland & Vicki Hutton.

    April has been a strong trading month with a couple of functions and good visiting golf numbers and bar trade. We have a few extra expenses in the last month so our profit is not as high as anticipated, but still steady.

    It was saddening to hear of Peter Wilson’s health issues but he is recovering well and will be back with us as soon as he is 100%.

    Sharon our Domestic Maintenance Manager is also suffering some ill health. We wish her a speed recovery and are thankful that her daughter Kristy is able to assist us.

    Our new apprentice Jack is settling in well and learning the job quickly. As discussed last month the new POS System is working well and will have major benefits behind the scenes with membership renewals.

    We are coming into our traditionally slower trading period over winter. However, May will be helped with our Corporate Day and early June we have our Winter Classic to look forward to. From Mid-June we can only hope for a good winter and sensible river management.

    Vince Kelly is doing a wonderful job with our Junior Golf Clinics. He has appealed for the donation of junior golf clubs or clubs which could be cut down.

    Special thanks to Graeme Willoughby and his helpers for running the very successful Adult Learner Clinics also.

    The Board is very pleased with Member response to our monthly eNews and the increased activity on the Deni Golf Club Facebook page. To give you some idea of the ‘reach’ achieved through social media, a recent photo of Terry Howe which was posted on our Facebook page when he had his “Birthday Hole In One”, was seen by 2,892 people!

    Save the Date: Sunday 18th June – Volunteers Day – 10am shotgun start, 9 holes, lunch and refreshments provided.

    Norm Purtill

    It has been Hole In One Fever in April. Jane Armytage is pictured receiving a special badge in honour of her recent Hole In One from the Veteran Women Golfers' Association of NSW. (Presented by Pam Jarrett.) Terry Howe decided to celebrate his birthday with the 3rd Hole In One of his career. Congratulations to them both.

    It has been Hole In One Fever in April. Jane Armytage is pictured receiving a special badge in honour of her recent Hole In One from the Veteran Women Golfers’ Association of NSW. (Presented by Pam Jarrett.)
    Terry Howe decided to celebrate his birthday with the 3rd Hole In One of his career. Congratulations to them both.

  • COURSE MATTERS

    Large social groups, good fields and good weather has seen the course busy for the month of April.

    Sadly Peter has suffered a serious health scare so things have been very hectic with just Terry and a very new apprentice. Thankfully Peter is on the mend which is the most important thing and he will be back with us from 15th May. Young Jack is proving to be a good worker and the volunteers were fantastic again helping with green renovations.

    The coring of the greens has gone extremely well. We have managed to get them cored, cleaned off and top dressed despite an interruption with rain. We are still waiting for the sand and greens to dry out enough for us to work the sand into the holes.  We are amazed at how quickly the greens are recovering. They will get an application of slow release granular fertilizer over the next week. Members need to be aware that in order to maintain top quality greens a further coring will be undertaken in September/October.

    Tees are performing well. Fertiliser will be applied to help recovery from the divot damage. Tees will start to lose some colour over the next month.

    Fairways were fertilised two weeks ago to help sustain growth for as long as possible. The local couch grasses are already losing colour and in some cases density, whilst the wintergreen couch and kikuyu have maintained their vigour.

    Recent weed control has included flat weeds on greens, broad leaf and khaki weeds in the rough.

    Jack Godfrey starts his first block of TAFE this week, so Terry has enlisted the help of John Radeski to mow the fairways, the rest he can cover himself. John has been a tower of strength and an invaluable volunteer!!

    The Board has approved the construction of drainage across the 17th fairway and we are hoping that this will be completed by the end of May.

    The next month will see us getting the nursery green planted, hopefully make some progress on our shed compound fencing, continue to fix our tracks through the course and bring our greens back to optimal quality as soon as possible.

    Our Adopt A Fairway program is more important than ever now in view of being so short staffed. We have plans for the renovation of bunkers on holes 1 and 11 and we anticipate some assistance through the Community Service Orders.

    Thanks again to those volunteers who continue to help out on the course. Your work is very much appreciated. However, we appeal to all members to undertake a “duty of care” by fixing pitch marks on the greens and filling divots on the fairways……even if they are not yours!!

    Good Golfing
    Terry Howe & Ian Fuller

    Terry plus volunteers undertaking the mammoth task of coring our greens.

    Terry plus volunteers undertaking the mammoth task of coring our greens.

    CORPORATE GOLF DAY

    Friday 12th May
    Major Prize: Valued at over $1000. Golf+Accommodation+Meals at the iconic Barwon Heads Golf Club. Many other on course prizes and golf vouchers.
    Gather at 11.30 for a 12.00 shotgun start – 4 man ambrose. A “Putt Off” will be held at the end of play.
    In the evening there will be a dinner for golfers with a unique opportunity to hear one of Deniliquin’s best public speakers, David Grant. Harvey Norman has donated 2 televisions to be auctioned on the night..
    Cost: $1000 for team of 4 or $250 for individual entries.
    This is a major fundraiser for our Club. We wish to acknowledge our generous sponsors and urge members to support these businesses: Tasker’s (our Major Sponsor), Harvey Norman, Rotary, Brian McCleary & Co, Deni Vet Clinic, Tocumwal Golf Resort, Purtills, Browns Rural Supplies, Liefting Constructions, Coach House Hotel Motel, Brian Jennings Accounting Services, Deni Newsagency & Bookstore, Riverina Watermatic, Deni RSL, Cleaner Carpets, Big River Real Estate, Angus McKinnon Painting, Newman’s Plumbing, Francis Kelly & Grant, “Saints Hopefuls” and “Bulldogs Forever”. NTP prizes will be donated by Rodwells and Landmark.

    To register contact the Pro Shop 5881 3333 or Adam Wettenhall 0427 004862.

    Our Ladies' Pennant Teams are looking great and we wish them luck for the 2017 season. Next week they play Finley on our course.  Pictured: Pauline Davis, Anita Gorsuch, Jan Hussey, Ann Bull, Lorraine Kemp Faye Munnerley, Yvonne Holmes, Gayle Beckton, Jane Armytage, Marg Rothwell

    Our Ladies’ Pennant Teams are looking great and we wish them luck for the 2017 season. Next week they play Finley on our course.
    Pictured: Pauline Davis, Anita Gorsuch, Jan Hussey, Ann Bull, Lorraine Kemp
    Faye Munnerley, Yvonne Holmes, Gayle Beckton, Jane Armytage, Marg Rothwell