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DENI GOLF CLUB eNEWS No.7 / 2017

Our new solar panels.

Our new solar panels.

Our 30 Kw solar panel system has been installed and already it is producing enough power to service our facility during the day.

The Community Service Program is progressing well. Further assistance from members for supervision would be most appreciated. Please contact Norm Purtill if you can spare some time even if it is a once off. It doesn’t have to be a regular event.

The Board is currently gathering quotes on a number of Club improvements including replacement of windows in the restaurant and lounge, repair of ceiling in the kitchen, replacement of the air conditioner in the kitchen and upgrading the cool room units in the kitchen. The Board is putting a huge effort into seeking out Funding Grants in order to achieve as many of these improvements as possible.

Trading in September and October should be excellent with a number of functions and a terrific golf program. Our next external function is the Truck Show After Party on Saturday, 9th September. Members are encouraged to join in the fun and put together a table.

The Board is considering introducing the User Pay Fee of $5 during official Club Knock Out Competitions which are played outside normal competition days. (Annual User Pay members who are presently paying $100 per year are of course exempt.)

Thanks to Margaret and John Radeski who look after the front garden and have recently cleaned up the garden beds near the BBQ. John has also cleaned up behind the Eastern Cart Sheds.

Good luck to the Ladies Match Committee and our golfers for the Double Date and Mary Bradshaw Bowl Event coming up this Monday and Tuesday. Entries are on a par with last year. Let’s hope the weather holds up. The House Committee has been busy preparing for the catering which includes dinner on Monday night and several of our male members are assisting as ‘spotters’. A great team effort.

Norm Purtill

COMING EVENTS

Sept 4 – 5  Double Date including Mary Bradshaw Bowl
Sept 9  Truck Show After Party
Sept 11 Deni Vets Senior Open Mens & Ladies Single Stableford 9.30 for 10am shotgun start
Sept 11-13 RLGA Championships in Finley
Sept 17  Rules & Etiquette Session 10am to 11am with Graeme Willoughby
plus MS Golf Day 4 person ambrose
Sept 24 Tee Up For Cancer shotgun start 4 person ambrose
Sept 25 Greens renovations commence

Before and after photos of the area near the 11th green. This is some of the clean up carried out by our Community Service workers.

Before and after photos of the area near the 11th green. This is some of the clean up carried out by our Community Service workers.

COURSE MATTERS

Thanks to the continual cold weather Terry was able to take some holidays and head north for a week of hot dry weather in Townsville. On his return however, nothing had changed – 2 degree mornings and top temperatures of 15 deg during the day. With weather not conducive to turf growth, the only real news is of our project progress.

The 17th drainage job continues with the laying of the concrete pipe ends and replacing the cart track above. Drainage grates have been constructed and fitted. Final shaping of the surface to drain all water to the pits will be carried out last, with some turf sod laying to be involved. Again 30mm of rain in recent weeks has slowed our progress.

Construction of a practice bunker on the practice area is pretty well completed. We only need to finish off the wall with some couch sod, which will be done as soon as the couch kicks off with some warmer weather.

Community service workers are continuing to clear areas along the creek. The area right of the 11th green is a great improvement. Thinning of the trees allows more sunlight but more importantly allows more air flow over the 11th green which continually gives us headaches over Spring and Summer. They continue to clean up along the 6th fairway and will work their way along the 7th and 8th before heading out to the 12th.

Noel Nicholas has done a great job reconstructing some new sides for our tipping trailer making it much more efficient. Thanks Noel.

Thanks also to Noel Porter and Ray Moye for burning the Cumbungi on the 14th pond.

The cheap second hand sprinklers we have purchased to replace our existing (over 50 year old) greens sprays will be here soon.

Jack is off to TAFE next week leaving Peter to hold the fort on his own on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. I will be back on the course on Wednesday the 6th.

Now that the greens are starting to grow a little, could we ask any members who spot the small flat (plantain) weed on our greens to take a moment and flick a few out with either a tee or a plug repairer. The greens are super susceptible to herbicides of any kind and with manual removal by many hands we should be able to control this weed outbreak

Good Golfing
Terry Howe & Ian Fuller

Left: Our new practice bunker under construction. Right: A big crowd of local and visiting golfers enjoyed the recent Vets Tournament.

Left: Our new practice bunker under construction.Right: A big crowd of local and visiting golfers enjoyed the recent Vets Tournament. 

 

RULES AND ETIQUETTE SESSION:  SUNDAY 17TH SEPTEMBER, 10AM TO 11AM

A rules and etiquette session will be held for the learner group on Sunday 17th September but anyone is welcome to attend.
A bacon and egg brunch will be available at the completion of the session.
Enquiries to Graeme Willoughy 0418 577629

DENI VETS SENIOR OPEN: MONDAY 11TH SEPTEMBER

Mens and ladies single stableford
9.30 assembly for 10am shotgun start
Entry $25 includes lunch
Major Sponsor Mitre 10
Entries close 8th September (or when capacity field is reached)
Entry forms are in the Pro Shop. Enquiries to R. Bolton 0412 853584

A WORD FROM CAPTAIN JOHN

We are all looking forward to Spring golf. It is a busy month ahead so please check the Coming Events above.
Our numbers are holding up well with 40-60 players on Wednesdays, around 30 on Thursdays and approximately 80 on Saturdays. We had 14 players in our last monthly 12 hole event.
Knock Outs for both men and women are up to date and are progressing into the semi final stages.
$1 In on the 5th hole in the Saturday and Wednesday Comp is proving to very popular. It certainly adds to the competitive spirit on the day.
Some of the men’s events have been decided over the last 2 months:
Eclectic – Chris Thomson
Life Member’s Cup – Barry Barlow
Bruce Laing Cup – Mick Lyne
George Guy Trophy – Geoff Corboy
Varcoe Cox – Mick Lyne
Congratulations to the winners and many thanks to Geoff Seely for compiling our results.
John Irwin

Our auditorium was the perfect venue for a performance by Sinfonia, 100 extremely talented and delightful public school students from Sydney. The students, aged from 10 to 15, were on tour conducting workshops and performing in Riverina schools with the support of South West Music. They were most impressed with the Club's facilities and appreciative of the delicious dinner prepared by members of our local Rotary Club.

Our auditorium was the perfect venue for a performance by Sinfonia, 100 extremely talented and delightful public school students from Sydney. The students, aged from 10 to 15, were on tour conducting workshops and performing in Riverina schools with the support of South West Music. They were most impressed with the Club’s facilities and appreciative of the delicious dinner prepared by members of our local Rotary Club.

HOUSE COMMITTEE REPORT – AUGUST 2017 

“ HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO US WE ARE 12 MONTHS OLD “

The House Committee came about due to a person requesting the Club cater for a Wake. Since we had no Chef, that was going to be a challenge.
Norm told me of the predicament, I had a little think and told him to say yes that I thought it was about time we had a “House Committee” and we should give it a trial run. Hence the House Committee was born.
The kitchen was very run down and we had absolutely no utensils to work with, no crockery to present our food on, not even one knife.
The next step was to visit our local Vinnies and Salvo stores, we were able to stock our kitchen with a lovely range of goods for around $50.00.
Norm thought we were being very extravagant!!

We did cater for the Wake, 50 guests, and made our very first profit which I could not believe had happened.

May I say a huge thank you to Pat Aitken, Jan Lord & Marg Menadue for being so supportive and the effort each one has given the Committee is absolutely outstanding they are the best.
Prue Grant, thank you for all the lovely food you have baked for us it is appreciated so much. Many times Prue has arrived with baskets of food just at the right time which has helped us immensely.
The Golfing Ladies, what would we do without them they are all fabulous cooks and they donate food to us every time we need it. Also many of the ladies have helped us in the kitchen which we are very grateful for, thanks to each and every one of you.
June is our silent worker she washes and irons for us, helps Norm set up tables and chairs, and anything else we need, thanks so much.
Norm we could not do without you in the kitchen, he is there on the spot if we have trouble with stoves etc, thanks you are appreciated.
On some occasions we need extra help to clean up, the men have come to our aid and have done an amazing job. Thanks to Wrecker, Lordy, Roger, Rocky, John Penna and Mick Sutton.
To all those men that have cooked the BBQ for us, thanks a million.
Our Christmas in August would not have been an event had it not been for Peter Seely coming to our aid at the last minute, congratulations Peter the meal was superb and the night was a great success.
The soups presented to the Thursday Ladies are just so good, thanks Pete we really appreciate all you do for us.

Half way through the year we were lucky enough to have Bronwyn Chappel join our team, she has been a very welcome addition to our Committee, thanks Bronwyn especially for your huge effort on the day of our Indian Dinner, what would we have done without you.
Bev Purtill and Pam Larcombe are our newest ladies to come on board, thanks girls we are very pleased to have you both.

We have catered for Wakes, Birthday Parties, Anniversaries, Seminars, Xmas Parties and many Golf functions.
We have purchased a new stove for the kitchen and many appliances with some of our profits.
To date our total profit for the 12 months is $22,000 which in turn has created a wonderful turn around for our bar sales.
In total we can say that our team and I do include June as one of us, have earned our Club an extra $40,000 plus.

It is so important we keep our kitchen alive, food and alcohol were made to go together.

If you have a little something coming up that requires Finger Food or a Xmas BBQ think of your Club.

Call June or Norm on  58 811325 or Anita on 0414942483.

Anita.

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How would you play this shot?

71bc5093-b46e-4ff0-9047-d97c90ca70bdEchidnas, like some of our members are a little slow. The rule of etiquette is to always keep up with the group in front and then everything will take care of itself. Even the echidna will be happy and calm.
Photo supplied by Jill Jeffries

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