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Golf Report

Sunday, February 10, 2019


Everything is in place for another successful tournament next week with the 2019 Veteran's Golf Tournament beginning on Monday evening with a Welcome get together at the Club. Most of the contestants will be arriving this weekend, with matches beginning Tuesday morning.  As much as we would love some good rain, let's hope the weather stays kind to the players as well.


This Sunday the Golf Club is having a Fun Golf Day, a 9 hole 4 person Ambrose with a 'Rock & Roll' theme.  So dress up in your old rock & roll gear and get a team together and come down for a fun afternoon.  Following the golf there will be a Fish Fry meal provided by the South Pacific Games team to raise money for their up and coming trip away.  Get those old blue suede shoes out of the closet and come down for some fun, 1.30pm for a 2pm tee off.


It was another very good roll up of players last Saturday for Rd 2 of the "Olive Cafe" Monthly Medal and Lisner Trophy and 1st Rd of the 2019 "Olive Cup".  Once again a huge thanks to Naomi and Johanna for their generous and ongoing sponsorships.


If you have been down to the Golf Club lately for a refreshing drink or a sumptuous lunch from the "Olive Branch" you will have noticed just how dry everything is. The Golf Course is holding up reasonably well with a big thanks to Jason and Neil for their work as the greens staff under these tough conditions.


Competition Results:

As mentioned earlier an excellent field teed off for the "Olive Cafe" Monthly Medal & Lisner Trophy, and some very good cards were returned.  A reasonably new member, Jed Piper, showed us what he is made of with a great 61 nett to win the day easily from 3 players on 66 nett, Mal Tarrant in 2nd place on a c/b to Eric Hutchinson on a c/b to Mat McCaskie.


The Ladies also produced some good cards with Pat McCoy winning the Lisner Trophy with a 68 nett from Caroline Miratana 69 nett and Terry Gray in 3rd place 70 nett.


The Pro-Pin 4th went to Stephen [Cooky] Gardiner [100cm], the All-In 9/18th Beau Magri [220cm], the Ladies 3rd to 2/11th Caroline Miratana [75cm], and the Men’s 2nd shot to 7/16th Cameron Feldman [15cm].


The day also produced 2 Eagles, Mat McCaskie on the 3rd and Eric Hutchinson on the 15th. Well done both of you.


The "Island Plumbing & Gas" Putt Off continues its climb again and today will be worth $45.


Wednesday's Golf had a big turn out with players arriving for next week's Veteran's Golf Tournament and members chasing bonus points for the "2 Drips" Ansbury Christian Cup. Judging by the results from the cards returned there will be quite a few recipients of Bonus points.  Naomi Thompson won the Ladies division with 39 pt's from Pat McCoy 35 pt's and Kerry Robertson 32 pt's. Arthur Keeping, playing good golf leading up to the Veteran's Tournament, won the Men's with 40 pt's from Bruce Lockhart 39 pt's and Beau Magri in 3rd place with 38 pt's. The Pro-Pin 4th went to Tane Cottle [204cm].


Social Golf News:

Veteran's had another small turn out last Tuesday with a few off Island and a couple with minor injuries, but new players are always welcome.  Kevin [Moonie] Christian won the day with 16 pt's. You don't need to be a geriatric to play Veteran's. You do not need to have a handicap, any age around 40 and upwards is most welcome, and so if you feel like a hit of 9 holes on a Tuesday afternoon come down about 2.30pm for a 3pm tee off and join in the fun.


Jared Magri took out first place in the Norfolk Island Mechanical Chook Run on Friday with an eagle on the 6th hole contributing to his good score.  It was good to see another good field enjoying Friday afternoons on the course and on the verandah after golf.  There really is no better place for a Friday afternoon.


Our Juniors also took to the course on Friday afternoon, this week for a 2 person Ambrose for something a bit different.  It was a popular game, with almost everyone enjoying the change and challenge of playing with a partner and making decisions about their game.  The team of Liam Christian-Bailey and Cassie McCoy both played well to take out first place.  Well done to everyone who enjoyed a fun afternoon on the course.


What's on this Week:

Today's Golf is the Annual 'Coppertop Day' sponsored by a few gentlemen in the club with a lack of that curly stuff on top.  Always a popular event on our calendar, a 4 person Ambrose with each team required to have a female player and only one single figure marker.  Tee off times are 8.30am & 1pm and as usual players are asked to have their team cards into the match committee no later than 15 mins prior to tee off.  With many of the players here for the Veterans Tournament there will be a large field so please be early and ready to play. Visiting golfers are always welcome to come down and play, enquiries are welcome at the Pro Shop on 23603.


Sunday – ‘Rock & Roll' Fun Day - 9 hole 4 Person Ambrose - 2pm

Tuesday - 1st Rd Veterans Golf Tournament - 8.00am & 1pm

Wednesday - "Dino's Day" - 2 Person Aggregate Stableford - 1pm

Thursday - 2nd Rd Veterans Tournament - 8.00am & 1pm

Friday - 3rd & Final Rd Veterans Tournament - 8.00am & 1pm

Our Club bar is open Monday to Saturday from 11am and Sundays from 12pm.  Lunch and afternoon nibbles are available at ‘The Olive Branch’ Monday to Saturday from 10am-4pm. 


Enjoy fabulous golf course and ocean views while sampling something from The Olive Branch’s menu, which changes regularly to take advantage of our fantastic local produce. 


The club bar also offers a great selection of beer, wine, cider, pre-mixed drinks and spirits.


Finally…                           


 'A Thought for the Day'

“Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.”

Good golfing everybody,

‘Squirrel’

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The Golf Report

Thursday, January 31, 2019


Where did January go? The day and months just get faster.  With the "Olive Cafe" Monthly Medal & Lisner Trophy upon us again today and the 2019 Veterans Tournament beginning next week this month is also going to whizz past us, and then it will be Easter!


We are all praying for rain to help the Golf course but more importantly put some water back in our tanks.  A big thanks to Jason and Neil for keeping the course in as good a condition as it is under extreme conditions.


The Annual Presentation Day is being held tomorrow (Sunday) lunch time at "Dino's Restaurant" Bomboras Rd, at 12.30pm.


                                              Competition Results:

A very good roll up of players for last Saturday's golf, “BJ’s Jewellers" Day and a very big thank you to Ashley for your very generous sponsorship again.  The play of the day was a 4BBB Stableford with big fields for both morning and afternoon and with warm and sunny conditions for all.  Tommy Greenwood and Caroline Miratana won the day with an excellent 49 pt's with Clayton O'Connor & Shane Evans coming in 2nd place with 47 pt's on a c/b to Robyn & Bruce Lockhart in 3rd on another c/b to James Walden & Aidan Bruce.


The Pro-Pin 4th went to James Walden [260cm], the All-In 9/18th Brad Tierney [358cm], the Ladies 2nd shot to 6/15th [not struck] and the Men's 2nd shot to 1/10th Don Johnston [145cm].


The "Island Plumbing & Gas" Putt Off began its climb again and today will be $30.


Our Annual "Business House Day" was held on the Australia Day Public Holiday.  This is the day we give thanks to our very generous sponsors and it was pleasing to see another good turn out for the 4 person 9 Hole Ambrose.  Winning the day were the team of "Tierney Electrical" consisting of Brad Tierney, Kerry Robertson, Arty Keeping and Ali Clark with a score of 27.13 nett from NI Mechanical and the team of Dave Jeffreys, Paul Brown, Eric Hutchinson & Glenn Elder with 27.75 nett.  3rd place went to the team of Mal [Figgy] Rundle, Matt Kelly, Dylan Quintal-Christian & Taj Quintal on 28.31 nett.


Wednesday's golf, an Individual Stableford, produced some very good results thanks to another perfect summer’s day on the Golf Course.  Tane Cottle won the Ladies division with 38 pt's from Robyn Lockhart 34 pt's & Pat McCoy 33 pt's.  Some very good cards amongst the Men with Chris Magri winning the day with 44 pt's from Dave Jeffreys 41 pt's and Beau Magri in 3rd place with 40 pt's on a c/b to Mat McCaskie.  The Pro-Pin 4th went to Stephen [Cooky] Gardiner [400cm].


                                             Social Golf News:

Veterans Golf was postponed due to most golfers out golfed over the weekend, a disease which creeps in to a golfer’s life at a certain age, and also several players off Island for the week. But most will be back for next week, refreshed.


Friday afternoon once again didn’t disappoint with a good field for both the Norfolk Island Mechanical Chook Run and Junior Choc Run.  Brad Tierney took out first place in the Chook Run with Asher Garden winning the junior comp.


If you’re considering giving golf a go, Friday afternoon is the perfect time for a relaxed and fun introduction.  Give the Pro Shop a call on 23603 for more information. 

                                           What's on this Week:

Today's golf is Rd 2 of the "Olive Cafe" Monthly Medal & Lisner Trophy plus Rd 1 of the 2019 "Olive Cup". Tee off times are 8.30am & 1pm.  All players are asked to have their cards into match committee at least 15 mins prior to tee off. If you are running late please phone the Pro-Shop and a card will be put in the system for you.  Visiting golfers with an official club handicap are always welcome to come down and play.


Tuesday - Veteran's golf - 9 holes - 3pm

Wednesday - Individual Stableford [bonus pt's "2Drips" Ansbury Christian Cup] - 1pm

Friday - "NI Mechanical" Chook run - very social 9 holes - 3pm

                Junior Choc Run - 4 Junior holes  -  4pm

Saturday - "Copper Top Day" - 4 Person Ambrose [1 female player & no more than 1 

                     single figure handicap player per team] - 8.30am & 1pm

Sunday - Rock & Roll Golf Fun Day - 9 hole 4 person Ambrose - 2pm


Our Club bar is open Monday to Saturday from 11am and Sundays from 12pm.  Lunch and afternoon nibbles are available at ‘The Olive Branch’ Monday to Saturday from 10am-4pm. 


Enjoy fabulous golf course and ocean views while sampling something from ‘The Olive Branch’s menu, which changes regularly to take advantage of our fantastic local produce. The club bar also offers a great selection of beer, wine, cider, pre-mixed drinks and spirits.

Finally…                    

'A Thought for the Day'

"The shinbone is a device for finding furniture in a dark room."

Good Golfing Everyone,

‘Squirrel’

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The Golf Report

Thursday, January 24, 2019


The "Olive Cup" is done and dusted for another year and proved that consistency pays off, particularly when you carry the consistency through to the final and very last round.  Well done Stephen [Cooky] Gardiner, although not winning on the day, still had the points to emerge the winner.  This is proving to be a popular part of our golfing calendar, with points accumulated from all Saturday golf.  Another big thank you to Naomi for her generous sponsorship of this event.

While we could certainly do with a good dose of rain, the Golf Course is holding up well, the weather remains good and the Club keeps busy with visitors and locals alike enjoying our clubhouse facilities for golf and/or dining. And it is only going to get busier with The 2019 Veteran's Golf Tournament only 2 weeks away.

                                           Competition Results:

As mentioned earlier the “2018/19 Olive Cup" had the final Rd played out last Saturday with the top 8 remaining contenders competing for the prestigious trophy.  With points awarded depending how they finished the day, any one of the remaining 8 could have won but it all came down to consistency. Stephen [Cooky] Gardiner won the "Olive Cup" for 2018/19 with 180 pt's from a fast finishing Bruce Lockhart in 2nd place on 164 pt's and Pauly Browne 155 pt's in 3rd.

The deciding event, played amongst the rest of the field, was 'Loud Shirt' Day or otherwise known as Diesel's Day, an Individual Stableford.  Brooke Watson won the day with a much improved 42 pt's on a c/b to Lisle Snell and Andrew [Umi] Umlauft 40 pt's in 3rd on a c/b to Mal Tarrant.  Ruth McConnell won the Ladies division with 38 pt's on a c/b to Kerry Robertson and Ngaire Christian in 3rd on 37 pt's.

The Pro-Pin 4th went to Mal Tarrant [170cm], the All-In 9/18th Brad Tierney [459cm], the Ladies 3rd shot to 2/11th Kerry Robertson [50cm] and Men's 3rd shot to 5/14th Tony Scicluna [191cm].

The "Island Plumbing & Gas" Putt Off had another winner with Brad Tierney taking home the cash.  Thanks to Brad the Putt Off today will be worth $15.

Wednesday's Golf attracted another good Wednesday field and another perfect summer day for golf. Robyn Lockhart thought so and easily won the Ladies division with 39 pt's from Kerry Robertson 37pt's and Tane Cottle 34 pt's on a c/b to Edie Christian.  Kim Davies had the best in the Men's on 40 pt's on a c/b to Chris Magri on a c/b to Bruce Lockhart. The Pro-Pin 4th went to Eric Hutchinson [276cm].

                                                  Social Golf News:

Another enjoyable afternoon of Veteran's Golf last Tuesday with Ian [Hussa] Harris winning with 17 pt's from Kevin [Moonie] Christian 16 pt's.

Friday afternoons continue to draw a good field for both the NI Mechanical Chook Run and the Junior Choc Run.  It’s great to see everyone enjoying a fun afternoon of golf!  Shane Evans took out first place in the NI Mechanical Chook Run, and Taj Quintal claimed first place in the Junior Choc Run.  Well done to Shaneo and Taj!

                                           What's on this Week?

Today's Golf is "BJ Jewellers" Day, a 4BBB Stableford and always a popular event on our golfing calendar with thanks to a long standing and respected sponsor.  Tee off times are 8.30am & 1pm.  Players are asked to have their cards into the match committee no later than 15 mins prior to tee off.  Any visiting golfers with an official club golf handicap are always welcome to come down and play.

All golf club sponsors are encouraged to come along for Business House Day on Monday, the Australia Day Public Holiday. It’s our chance to say thank you for all you do for us throughout the year. Please RSVP to nigolfclub@ni.net.nf.

Monday:  Australia Day Business House Day - 9 hole 4 Person Ambrose - 9am & 2pm

Tuesday:  Veteran’s Golf - 9 holes - 3pm

Wednesday:  Individual Stableford - 1pm 

Friday:  "NI Mechanical" Chook Run - very social 9 holes - 3pm

               Junior Choc Run - 4 junior holes - 4pm

Saturday:  “Olive Cafe" Monthly Medal & Lisner Trophy - 8.30am & 1pm

Our Club bar is open Monday to Saturday from 11am and Sundays from 12pm.  Lunch and afternoon nibbles are available at ‘The Olive Branch’ Monday to Saturday from 10am-4pm. 


Enjoy fabulous golf course and ocean views while sampling something from The Olive Branch’s menu, which changes regularly to take advantage of our fantastic local produce. 


The club bar also offers a great selection of beer, wine, cider, pre-mixed drinks and spirits.

Finally...                           


‘A Thought for the Day’

"It is always those who never do anything who never make mistakes”

Good Golfing everyone,

‘Squirrel’

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Golf Report

Thursday, September 27, 2018


On Monday night, the Golf Club had its Annual General Meeting and a good roll up of members ensured that all positions on the Board were able to be filled. The new Board for 2018/2019 are President Paul Kiernan, Secretary and Vice President Wayne Richards, Treasurer Belinda Grube, Men’s Captain David McCowan, Ladies Captain Pat McCoy, Course and Greens Arty Keeping and House and Social Kerry Robertson. Congratulations to the new Board and all the best for the next year.


At the AGM, it was passed that both membership fees and club competition fees be increased to keep in line with increasing costs. Annual membership for full members will be $375, social members $245, Overseas member $215 and Junior members $50. Competition fees will go up to $12 from this Saturday.


Competition Results

Saturday 22nd September was the third round of the Auricaria Building Contractors and Norfolk Island Pest Control Trophy, an individual stableford event very generously sponsored by Mal and Rae Tarrant and Duncan and Terry Gray.  Winning the day in the men’s section was Bruce Lockhart with 38 points from Jess Tierney, 36, Eric Hutchinson 35, Stephen Gardner 35 and Jared Magri, 33. Mal Tarrant also had a great 38 points but as he is the sponsor he couldn’t win his own event. He won a ball instead. Robyn Lockhart won the ladies with a great score of 41 points from Ngaire Christian on 34 on a countback from Terry Gray, who also got a ball. Nearest the pins were won by Bruce Lockhart on the 4th at 172 cms, James Walden on the 9/18th to 1940 cms, Kerry Robertson to 150 cms on the 2/11th and Nathan Walden to 130 cms on the 8/17th. Putt off continues to jackpot and will be $420 this week.


Wednesdays golf was an individual stableford event. Winning the day in the ladies was Honi Wilson with 35 points. Honi also won the nearest the pin on the 4th with a shot to 4.3 metres. David McCowan won the men’s with a solid 40 points from Kim Davies on 38 and Mat McCaskie on 36 points. 


This weeks Golf

Saturdays Golf is very popular annual Foodland Day, an Individual Stableford event. Tee off times are 8-30am and 12-30 pm and all players are reminded that cards must be in at least 15 minutes beforehand. All golfers with an official handicap are most welcome.


Wednesdays golf is an individual stableford event with bonus points for the Ansbury Christian Cup and tee off time is 1 pm.


Friday is NI Mechanical Chook run, a fun 9 hole comp, tee off anytime plus the Junior choc run for juniors over 4 holes.


Every Tuesday afternoon at 2-30 pm is Veterans Golf, a 9 hole event.


Our club is open Monday to Saturday from 11 am and Sundays from 12 pm. Come down and enjoy a lovely lunch or nibbles from the Olive Branch from 11 am to 5 pm.


On Saturday, the 6h October we will be reverting to our summer tee off time of 1 pm.


Cap’n Stumpy 

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Golf Report

Saturday, September 22, 2018


Things continue to be busy at the golf club, with regular competitions and the start of the Club Championship season. Numbers continue to be good which is very pleasing to see.


Please don’t forget the Annual General Meeting at 7 pm on Monday night. We need a quorum of 20 to ensure we can successfully elect a new committee and to approve any business that may arise. We are still looking for nominations for a few positions.


Competition Results

Saturday 15th September was the annual Accredited Pest Control Day, a four ball best ball event very generously sponsored by Ron and Michelle Van Gorph. All reports have been that it was a great day and evening. Winning the day was the team of Shane Evans and Hayley Evans with 47 points followed by Tony Scicluna and Mal Rundell, 44, Aidon Bruce and James Walden, 43, Luke McLeod and Danny Nobbs, 43 and Brooke Watson and Fred Howe, 43. Country Rovers were Arty Keeping and Alistair Clarke with 35 points. Nearest the pins were won by Gary Cooper on the 4th at 372 cms, Bruce Lockhart to 566 cms on the 9/18th, Robyn Lockhart to 281 cms on the 2/11th and Danny Nobbs to 10 metres on the 8/17th. Putt off continues to jackpot and will be $405 this week.


On Sunday, the Mixed Foursomes, the first of our Club Championships was played. The morning round was won by Robyn Lockhart and Eric Hutchinson with a nett  69 from Liat Baddock and Tony Scicluna with 71.5. Ngaire Christian took out the nearest the pin with a shot to 11 metres. Some very hot golf was played in the afternoon with Ngaire Christian and Brad Tierney winning with a nett 64 from Edie Christian and Jason McCoy on 65. Mal Tarrant took out the NTP with a shot to 246 cm. Tommy Greenwood and Caroline Miratana had a very good eagle on the 2nd.  The 2018 Mixed Foursome Champions are:


A Grade: Caroline Miratana / Tommy Greenwood  171

                 Robyn Lokhart / Eric Hutchinson    178

B Grade: Edie Christian / Jason McCoy  188

                 Terry Gray / Dave Jeffries 195

                  Hayley Evans / Nathan Walden 195

C Grade: Ngaire Christian / Brad Tierney 196

                 Kylie Umlauft / Rees Walden


Wednesdays golf was Dino’s Day, a two person Aggregate Stableford event, very kindly sponsored by Dino’s restaurant. Winning the day was the formidable team of David McCowan and Cameron Feldman with 76 points from Paul (Shorty) Kiernan and Julian Tresch with 72 and Tony Scicluna and Dave Jeffries with 71 points.  Jess and Brad Tierney took out the country rover prize with a measley 55 points. Nearest the pin was won by Tony Scicluna with a shot to 158 cms.


This weeks Golf

Saturdays Golf is the third round of the Auricaria Building Contractors and Norfolk Island Pest Control Trophy, an Individual Stableford event. Tee off times are 8-30am and 12-30 pm and all players are reminded that cards must be in at least 15 minutes beforehand. All golfers with an official handicap are most welcome.

Wednesdays golf is an individual stableford event and tee off time is 1 pm.


Friday is NI Mechanical Chook run, a fun 9 hole comp, tee off anytime plus the Junior choc run for juniors over 4 holes.


Every Tuesday afternoon at 2-30 pm is Veterans Golf, a 9 hole event.


Our club is open Monday to Saturday from 11 am and Sundays from 12 pm. Come down and enjoy a lovely lunch or nibbles from the Olive Branch from 11 am to 5 pm.


Cap’n Stumpy 

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Golf Report

Friday, August 24, 2018


It has been encouraging to see our playing numbers on the increase recently and with the winter weather being exceptional and Golf Course in such good condition all looks good going forward. With the 2018 Hardys Wines Pro Am Golf Classic beginning this weekend the Golf Club is going to be a very busy place for the next week and the course will not be open for social play until Friday 31st.


With the "Araucaria Building Contractors & N I Pest Control” Trophy, Rd 2,  played last Saturday also produced a very good roll up of players. We thank our sponsors Mal & Rae Tarrant and Duncan & Terry Gray for their generous and ongoing sponsorship.


Beginning with the Pro-Am tomorrow, Sunday, followed by the BC Excavations Professional Knockout, with 1st Rd of the tournament Monday morning through to the 4th and final Rd Thursday there will be a lot of golf to view from or Clubhouse veranda.


Competition Results:

The "Araucaria Building Contractors & N I Pest Control " Trophy, Rd 2, an Individual Stableford, started the morning with a very dismal wet weather scene with only a very few arriving to play, but by midday it was a totally different picture and eventually a very strong field played out the afternoon in fine sunny conditions.


Winning the day with solid return to form was Richie Cottle with an excellent 47pt's from the ever improving Dave Jeffreys on 46pt's and visitor, Marc Collyer with 45pt's.  Honi Wilson, another showing continual improvement and always amongst the place getters of late had the best of the Ladies with 35pt's from Tane Cottle 34pt's.


The Pro-Pin 4th went to Cameron Feldman [200cm], the All-In 9/18th Honi Wilson [76cm], the Ladies 2nd shot to 6/15th Michelle Collyer [426cm] and  the Men's 2nd shot to 1/10th Shane Evans [205cm].


The "Island Plumbing & Gas" Putt Off continues on its way upwards and today will be worth $345.


“Dino’s Day " returned to our golfing calendar with a 2 Person Aggregate Stableford, and another very good field supporting the event and our sponsors, Dean & Helen Bosley and many thanks for your generous and ongoing sponsorship. Richie Cottle, after an excellent result on Saturday made comment that maybe his normal playing partners, absent on that day, could be holding him back from better golf but teaming up with Paul [Shorty] Kiernan won the day with 74 pt's? 2nd place went to Kim Davies & Barry [Marbles] Soley on 74pt's on a c/b from Steve Foster & Dave McCowan in 3rd place. The Pro-Pin 4th went to Gary McConnell [245cm].


Social Golf News:

Veteran’s Golf attracted another very good field to enjoy an afternoon on the golf course with like minded golf tragics.  Tony Scicluna won the day with 16pt's from visitor Marc Collyer 15pt's and wife Michelle on 14pt's. There will be no Veteran's Golf next Tuesday due to the ‘The Classic’.


Friday afternoon saw another big Norfolk Island Mechanical Chook Run and Junior Choc Run with big fields in both sections making for a great afternoon.  Unfortunately results weren’t available at the time of publication, but we will post the winners in next week’s golf report.


What's on this Week:

Today's Golf is a 4BBB stableford with choice of partner and choice of group.  Tee of times are 8.30am & 12.30pm and players are asked to have their cards into the match committee no later than 15 mins prior to tee off.  With the beginning of the "Hardys Wines Pro-Am Golf Classic” upon us there is expected to be a large field for today and all players to be ready to play and consider at all times the speed of play. Any visiting golfers with an official club handicap are welcome to come down and play on Saturday.


Sunday             -           12.30pm Sponsors Pro-Am (for nominated sponsors and Pros)

-           2.45pm The NIGC Great Ball Drop and the "BC Excavations" Professional Knockout, Amatuer Long Drive & Putting Comps – EVERYONE WELCOME TO WATCH

Monday           -           Hardys Wines Pro-Am Golf Classic Rnd1 - tee off – 6.45am & 11.45am

Tuesday           -           Hardys Wines Pro-Am Golf Classic Rnd 2 - tee off – 6.45am & 11.45am

Wednesday     -           Hardys Wines Pro-Am Golf Classic Rnd 3 - tee off – 6.45am & 11.45am Thursday  -            Hardys Wines Pro-Am Golf Classic Rnd 4 - tee off – 6.45am & 11.45am

Friday              -           NO NI MECHANICAL CHOOK RUN OR JUNIOR CHOC RUN. 

Golf Course and Clubhouse open as usual

Saturday          -           "Olive Cafe" Monthly Medal & Lisner Trophy -  8.30am & 12.30pm.


The Olive Branch Café at the golf club will be operating extended hours for breakfast, lunch and afternoon snacks during ‘The Classic’ as follows:

Sun 26 August | 11am - 3pm

Mon 27 August | 6am - 6pm

Tue 28 August | 6am - 6pm

Wed 29 August | 6am - 7pm

Thu 30 August | 6am - 4pm

Fri 31 August | 11am - 4pm

The menu will feature 'grab and go' options along with more substantial meals.


Dinner will be available on Tuesday night with selections including seafood, beef and chicken, and a special BBQ lunch will be held on Wednesday.

Following 'The Classic' the Olive Branch will return to their normal opening hours 11am - 5pm from Monday to Saturday.


Finally........                            ‘A Thought for the Day’

          “An Investment in Knowledge pays the best Interest”

Good golfing everyone,

'Squirrel'

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Golf Report

Thursday, August 16, 2018


What a great turn out for "Pete's Place Day" last Saturday and another good weather day.  A big thanks to Peter Woodward and staff for their ongoing support and sponsorship over the past years.  All our sponsors are so much appreciated and it is they that help keep the spirit and enjoyment up for the Golf Club members.


The “Olive Branch" kitchen continues to attract a large number of customers, both visitors to the Island and locals, enjoying the food and the panoramic scenery from our Veranda.  Everyone is always welcome!


Today we have more great sponsors on board for Round 2 of The Araucaria Building Contractors and Norfolk Island Pest Control Trophy, an Individual Stableford.  We look forward to seeing everyone there to support and thank our generous sponsors and enjoy our great Club.


Competition Results:

One of our long standing sponsors, "Pete’s Place" did not disappoint again this year with a great range of trophies for all the place getters.  Blake O'Hara won the day with a very good 42 pt's with Steve Foster coming in 2nd place on 41 pt's and Arthur [Arty] Keeping in 3rd place with 40 pt's on a c/b to Jason McCoy. Pat McCoy, with 41 pt's also, had the best of the Ladies from Ngaire Christian 40 pt's on a c/b to Honi Wilson in 3rd place.


The Pro-Pin 4th went to Caroline Miratana and almost taking the Jackpot [51cm ], the All-In 9/18th Jess Tierney [680cm], the Ladies 2nd shot to 6/15th Belinda Grube [170cm] and the Men's 2nd shot to 2/11th Blake O'Hara [320cm].


The “Island Plumbing & Gas" Putt Off has grown to $330. If you put a card in today and you are in the Club for presentations you have a chance to win that. So why not?


Wednesday's golf once again had some very good scores coming in. An Individual Stableford, with that prolific place getter lately, Kerry Robertson winning the Ladies with 39 pt's from Honi Wilson, also a regular amongst the places lately, in 2nd place on a c/b also with 39 pt's.  Ben Richards won the Men's with a superb 44 pt's from Richie Cottle 43 pt's on another c/b to Arthur [Arty] Keeping. The Pro-Pin 4th went to Cameron Feldman [295cm].


Social Golf News:

Veteran's Golf, once again attracted a record number of players. Brooke Watson cleaned up easily with 20 pt's from visitor Mark Coylon in 2nd with 17 pt's and our oldest golf tragic Lou Evans in 3rd place with 16 pt's. Our tee of time is going to remain in the meantime at 2.15pm for a 2.30pm start. Come down Tuesday afternoon and enjoy a casual 9 holes with like minded golfers.


The Norfolk Island Mechanical Chook Run attracted another good field on Friday with some great scores and as always good times on the veranda afterwards.  Congratulations to Brett Carr who took out first place this week.


The Junior Choc Run continues to attract plenty of players also with 17 keen junior golfers taking to the course.  Congratulations to Taj Quintal, who continued his winning form to once again take out first place.


What's on this Week:

Today' golf is Rd 2 of the Araucaria Building Contractors & N I Pest Control Trophy, an Individual Stableford event.  Tee Off times are 8.30am and 12.30pm and players are asked to have cards into match committee no later than 15 mins prior to tee off. Any visiting golfers are always welcome to come down and play.


Tuesday           -           Veteran's Golf    - 9 holes -     2.30pm

Wednesday     -           “Dino’s Day", 2 person Aggregate Stableford -   1pm

Friday              -           "N I Mechanical" Chook Run - very social 7 holes - 3pm

                        -           Junior Choc Run – 4 junior holes – 3.30pm

Saturday          -           4BBB Stableford - choice of partner and group - 8.30am & 12.30pm


Our Club is open Monday to Saturday from 11am and Sundays from 12pm.  Lunch and afternoon nibbles are available at ‘The Olive Branch’ Monday to Saturday from 11am-5pm. 


Enjoy fabulous golf course and ocean views while sampling something from The Olive Branch’s menu, which changes regularly to take advantage of our fantastic local produce. 


Tea, coffee and gourmet cheese plates are available every day along with a great selection of beer, wine, cider, pre-mixed drinks and spirits.


Finally…A thought for the Day…

                        It's better to look back at life and say "I can't believe I did that"

                              than to look back and say "I wish I had done that"


Good golfing everyone,

‘Squirrel’

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Golf Report

Thursday, August 09, 2018


Another top day last Saturday with a very good roll up of members for Rd 8 of the "Olive Cafe" Monthly Medal & Lisner Trophy. These great winter weather days keep rolling on as does the quality of the golf and once again a big thanks to Naomi and Johanna for their generous sponsorship.


With the 2018 A.G.M coming up in September the Club is looking for members who can take up positions in the Club.  Put something back into the Club in return for the enjoyment that you get out of our great little club.  We are so fortunate to have such an excellent golf club with so few members in comparison with Mainland clubs.  You can help keep it that way.


Please note that there are some changes to the fixture book over the next few months, so members are asked to refer to the Golf Report and Club Presentations.  The first of these changes will occur next Saturday 18th August which will be the Araucaria Building Contractors & NI Pest Control Trophy – Rnd 2.  Saturday 25th August will be a 4BBB Stableford with choice of partner and group. 


Competition Results:

The excellent golf keeps coming with some good cards in.  Winning the "Olive Cafe" Monthly Medal for August plus bonus points toward the "Olive Cup" was Danny Nobbs with a 68 nett on a c/b from Shane Evans and Brooke Watson in 3rd place with a 70 nett on a c/b from Eric Hutchinson.


The Pro-Pin 4th was not struck, the All-In 9/18th went to Rees Walden [450cm], the Ladies 2nd shot to 6/15th Pat McCoy [920cm] and the Men's 2nd shot to 1/10th Kim Davies [350cm].


The "Island Plumbing & Gas" Putt Off continues upwards and today will be worth $315


Wednesday's golf, an Individual Stableford event had numbers down due to the morning’s inclement weather but once the rain stopped around midday they began to roll up, and it ended up a pleasant afternoon on the course.  Kerry Robertson turned on another top round to win the day with 41 pt's from Chris Magri 40 pt's and Robyn Lockhart 38 pt's. The pro-Pin 4th went to Fred Howe [380cm].


Social Golf News:

Veteran's golf had another good turnout of players. Steve Foster won the day with 18 pt's on a c/b to Peter Sanders with Brooke Watson in 3rd place with 17 pt's.  Everyone is welcome on a Tuesday 2.15 for a 2.30pm start so come down and enjoy the friendship of like minded golfers.


It was another great Friday afternoon at the Club too with good fields in both the Norfolk Island Mechanical Chook Run and Junior Choc Run.  The young guns are certainly performing lately with Ashante Evans taking out first place in the Norfolk Island Mechanical Chook Run this week.  Well done Ashante!  Taj Quintal took out first place in the junior choc run with another great round – well done Taj! 


It’s so good to see everyone enjoying Friday afternoons on and off the course!


What's on this Week:

Today's Golf is "Pete's Place Day."  Always a popular event, so come down and enjoy this superb winter weather and a Golf Course that is in great condition.  Tee off times are 8.30am & 12.30pm and as always players are asked to have their cards in no later than 15 mins prior. If you are running late ring the Pro Shop 23603 and have your card in on time. Any visiting golfers with an official club handicap are always welcome to come down and play.


Tuesday           -           Veteran's Golf   - 9 holes -   3 pm

Wednesday     -           "Dino's Day” - 4 Ball Aggregate Stableford - choice of partner - 1pm

Friday              -           "N I Mechanical"   Chook Run - very social 7 holes - 3pm

-           Junior Choc Run   -   4 Junior holes -   3.30pm

Saturday          -           Araucaria Building Contractors & NI Pest Control Trophy – Round 2 – Individual Stableford - 8.30 & 12.30


Our Club is open Monday to Saturday from 11am and Sundays from 12pm.  Lunch and afternoon nibbles are available at ‘The Olive Branch’ Monday to Saturday from 11am-5pm. 


Enjoy fabulous golf course and ocean views while sampling something from The Olive Branch’s menu, which changes regularly to take advantage of our fantastic local produce. 


Tea, coffee and gourmet cheese plates are available every day along with a great selection of beer, wine, cider, pre-mixed drinks and spirits.


Finally ...                            ‘A Thought for the Day’

                Life is short; Smile while you still have teeth.”


 Good golfing everyone,

‘Squirrel’

Please 'contact us' for more information.

Golf Report

Friday, July 20, 2018


The “Olive Branch" is certainly increasing the number of people passing through the Golf Club enjoying Nomes’ lunch menu and taking advantage of these balmy  sunny winters days on the veranda with a stunning backdrop of the Golf Course and sea views. Have you sampled the menu yet?


Slight communication breakdown in the event for last Saturday, "Jackpot Day" but it will be played on a date to be advised.


Today the final Rd of the "Kev Wills" Memorial Teams Trophy will be played out to find the winners for 2018.  A big thanks to the Wills family for their sponsorship this event.


With the days beginning to become a little longer and July disappearing means the big event of the year "Hardy's Wines" Golf Classic is fast approaching.  The course is looking in great shape and all goes well for another big week in August.


Competition Results:

The “Jackpot Day" replacement event , an Individual Stableford, once again resulted in some very good scoring taking advantage of the weather and the golf course conditions. That man again, Paul Browne, turned in another great round with 44pt's. Dave McCowan came in 2nd place on a c/b from Jared Magri both on 39 pt's.  Honi Wilson had the best in the Ladies on 36 pt's from Caroline Miratana 33 pt's.


The Pro-Pin 4th went to Eric Hutchinson [168cm], the All-In 9/18th Paul Browne [199cm], the Ladies 2nd shot to 6/15th Caroline Miratana [119cm] and the Men's 2nd shot 1/10th Beau Magri [340cm].


Wednesday's golf was postponed to Thursday with respect to the Snell family.  Another Individual Stableford event attracted a smaller field than usual, probably because of the day change, but another sunny winter’s day made for a pleasant afternoon of golf.  The good scores keep coming in with regular Kiwi visitor Geoff Rothwell winning the day with 41 pt's from Nathan Walden on 39 pt's on a c/b to Eric Hutchinson. Honi Wilson once again had the best of the Ladies with 32 pt's from Robyn Lockhart 27 pt's. The Pro-Pin 4th went to Eric Hutchinson.


Social Golf News:

Veteran's Golf was cancelled due to inclement weather.


Friday saw another great turn up for the Norfolk Island Mechanical Chook Run.  It was a soggy finish for some with passing showers, but the veranda was still the best spot on the Island for that Friday afternoon drink!  Congratulations to Hayley Evans who took out first place in the chook run.  Thanks to Dave and the team at NI Mechanical for their ongoing sponsorship. 


There was also a good field of juniors considering its holidays for the Junior Choc Run.  Most of our juniors made it in before the rain except one unlucky group who returned to the Club very wet.  Congratulations to Cassie Shone who took out the junior comp with a score of nett 9 from runner-up Jade Umlauft on nett 10.  The junior choc run is played every Friday throughout the year (including school holidays).  The Tuesday junior clinics run at 4pm every week during school terms (excluding funerals and public holidays).  If you have a junior golfer interested in joining in either our Tuesday or Friday junior events, call Andrew in the Pro Shop 23603 for details.


What's on this Week?

Today's Golf is the 4th and final Rd of the “Kev Wills” Memorial Teams Trophy, with the best 3 Rd's of the 4 counting toward the winner.  Today's event is a combined Stableford and good luck to all competing for the honour. Tee off time are 8.30am & 12.30pm as usual players are asked to have cards into match committee no later than 15 mins prior to tee off. Any visiting golfers are always welcome to come and play.


Tuesday.......    Veteran's Golf   - 9 holes - 2.30pm

Wednesday....  Sunshine Club Charity Day - Individual Stableford - 1pm (please bring a gold coin donation)

Friday    ....        "N I Mechanical” Chook Run - very social 9 holes - 3pm

                              Junior Choc Run - 4 Junior holes   - 3.30pm

Saturday   .....    Araucaria Building & N I Pest Control Trophy


Our Club is open Monday to Saturday from 11am and Sundays from 12pm.  Lunch and afternoon nibbles are available at ‘The Olive Branch’ Monday to Saturday from 11am-5pm. 


Enjoy fabulous golf course and ocean views while sampling something from The Olive Branch’s menu, which changes regularly to take advantage of our fantastic local produce. 


Tea, coffee and gourmet cheese plates are available every day along with a great selection of beer, wine, cider, pre-mixed drinks and spirits.


Finally........                            ‘A Thought for the Day’

                                      “The happiest people do not have the best of everything

                                               They make the best of everything”


Good Golfing Everyone,

“Squirrel”

Please 'contact us' for more information.

The Golf Report

Friday, July 13, 2018


If you have been down to the golf club lately you should have noticed a change in the kitchen. We have a new caterer, our great supporter and sponsor of our “Olive Cafe " Monthly Medal and the Annual "Olive Cup", Naomi Thompson has taken over with "The Olive Branch" and judging by the numbers in the club and the smiles on their faces all is going very well already. So come down and enjoy the setting and the food. 


Today's golf is “Jackpot Day", an Annual traditional day begun many years ago and sponsored by local business people, Michael and Vicky Jack. Michael used to walk his dogs through and around the Golf Course daily and the dogs became expert at sniffing and collecting golf balls. The amount of balls collected by the dogs was nothing short of amazing and so began "Jackpot Day". Since Michael's passing Vicky still walks her dog regularly around the Golf Course. Many thanks Vicky for your ongoing sponsorship. 


Competition Results: 

Last Saturday was Rd 7 of the "Olive Cafe" Monthly Medal & Lisner Trophy, and once again we thank Naomi and Johanna for their generous sponsorship. Another good field and more good scores, competing for the Monthly Medal but also valuable points for the "Olive Cup".  Relatively new member but a regular over the past 6 months, Paul Browne, won the day and maximum points towards the Olive Cup with a 65 nett.  Arthur [Arty] Keeping came in 2nd place, and is considering giving up the drink, with a 66 nett with Tony Scicluna in 3rd place on 67 nett. 


Robyn Lockhart had the best of the Ladies with a 70 nett from Kerry Robertson 75 nett and Caroline Miratana 77 nett. 


The Pro-Pin 4th went to Chris Magri with a fine shot to 36cm and to claim the Pro-Pin jackpot. The All-In 9/18th Beau Magri [800cm], the Ladies 2nd shot to 6/15th Belinda Grube [15cm] and the Men's 2nd shot to 1/10th Beau Magri [280cm]. 


Wednesday’s Golf was cancelled with respect to the Foster family. 


What's on this Week: 

Today's Golf is “Jackpot Day” an Individual Stableford event. Tee off times are 8.30am & 12.30pm.  All players are asked to have cards into match committee no later than 15 mins prior to tee off. Any visiting golfers with an official club handicap are always welcome to come down and play. 


Tuesday - Veteran's Golf - 9 holes - 2.30pm. 

Wednesday - Individual Stableford - 1pm 

Friday - "N I Mechanical" Chook Run - very social 7 holes - 3pm 

Junior Choc Run - 4 Junior holes - 3.30pm 

Saturday - "Kev Wills Memorial" Teams Trophy Rd 4 - Combined Stableford. 


Our Club is open Monday to Saturday from 11am and Sundays from 12pm. Lunch and afternoon nibbles are available at ‘The Olive Branch’ Monday to Saturday from 11am-5pm. 


Enjoy fabulous golf course and ocean views while sampling something from The Olive Branch’s menu, which changes regularly to take advantage of our fantastic local produce. 


Tea, coffee and gourmet cheese plates are available every day along with a great selection of beer, wine, cider, pre-mixed drinks and spirits. 

Finally...


'A Thought for the Day’ 

"People with poor spelling have the best passwords” 


Good golfing everyone, 

‘Squirrel’ 

Please 'contact us' for more information.



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