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Golf Report

Friday, September 06, 2019


A lot quieter down at the Golf Club this week as things return to normal after a big week, following another very successful “Hardys Wines” Pro-Am Golf Classic. And judging by the comments from many of the contestants from the Mainland, most will be back again next year.


What a difference a week makes. How blessed Andrew & Kylie and fellow golf club members where with the weather over the period of the tournament, as conditions have certainly changed since.


Our normal golf fixtures continued on last Saturday with the “Accredited Pest Control” Day and we send a big thanks to Ron & Michel Van Gorph for their years of sponsorship, with the news that this will be their last as they have sold the business to fellow member Pauly Browne. We thank Ron & Michele for their generous sponsorship over many years and wish Pauly every success moving forward.


Members are reminded that the A.G.M will be held on Monday 16th September at 7pm. All positions are open for nominations and must be lodged with the Club Secretary 7 days prior to the meeting.


Competition Results:

As mentioned earlier, how different a week makes in weather as things changed last Saturday for the “Accredited Pest Control” Day, a 4 BBB Stableford. The weather had a big effect on morning to afternoon play with the last hour of play copping a big spill.  Eric Hutchinson & Kerry Robertson won the day with 44 pt’s on a c/b to Gary McConnell & Shane [Snapper] Blanch on a c/b to Fred Howe & Eric Sweeney.

The Pro-Pin 4th went to Mitchell Smith [56cm], the All-In 9/18th Kealan Tierney [252cm], the Ladies 3rd shot to 2/11th Kerry Robertson [73cm], and the Men’s 2nd shot to 8/17th Dominic Falk [30cm].


The “Island Plumbing & Gas” Putt Off begins its regrowth and today will be worth $45.


Wednesday’s Golf, as on previous days, was affected by the weather determining the size of the field and the results.  Play of the day was the “2 Drips” Individual Stableford with bonus pts toward the Ansbury Christian Trophy.  Pauly Browne won the day with 38 pt’s, very good considering the appalling conditions of some sunshine, lots of wind and rain all afternoon . Stephen [Cooky] Gardiner came in 2nd place on 36 pt’s and Ben Richards in 3rd on 35 pt’s. Kerry Robertson had the best in the Ladies division with 27 pt’s from Teresa Cook 23 pt’s. The Pro-Pin 4th was not struck.


Social Golf News:

Veterans Golf had an enjoyable afternoon of golf until the rain arrived for the final 40mins of play. But most carried on playing with Brooke Watson winning the day with 17 pt’s from Kevin [Moonie] Christian in 2nd place on a c/b to Rory Brennan both on 15pt’s.


There was no Norfolk Island Mechanical Chook Run or Junior Choc Run last Friday due to the Classic. We look forward to seeing everyone back on the course this week though for a fun Friday afternoon. Remember, everyone is always welcome!


What’s on this Week:

Today’s Golf is the “Olive Café” Monthly Medal & Lisner Trophy, Rd 9. Tee Off times are 8.30am and 12.30pm and players are asked to have their 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 of social golf with good mates - 2.30pm

Wednesday - Individual Stableford - 1pm

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

                AND Junior Choc Run - 4 Junior holes - 4pm

Saturday - Administrators Cup Rd 2 – 2-person Aggregate Stableford - 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’ Tuesday 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.  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 Week’

“I watched a dog chasing his tail and I thought how easy a dog can entertain itself,

but then I was watching the dog.”


Good Golfing Everyone,

‘Squirrel’

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The Golf Report

Thursday, August 29, 2019


Another great week at the Golf Course this week, with the running of the 2019 “Hardys Wines” Pro-Am Golf Classic.  The weather has been perfect for all 4 days. Another Professionally organized tournament by Andrew and Kylie Umlauft and judging by the happy faces of all the competitors all will be back for another crack at it next year.  Great to see so many faces from years gone by back again. With a full field of 144 players participating some great golf was experienced by players and spectators alike.  Naomi and her “Olive Branch” kitchen staff have done a great job of keeping everybody fed with good local food. The Golf Course has been maintained in great condition by Jason and Neil and well done to both of you.  A big thank you to all players, who stopped play on Wednesday afternoon during the funeral, with respect to the Randall family. A Tradition of respect that we have on Norfolk Island. The Presentation & Dinner evening was held last night at the Paradise Hotel and all results from the week of Golf will be found elsewhere in this issue.


Competition Results:

Last Saturday the “Administrators Cup” Rd 1 was the play of the day, a 2-person Aggregate Stableford.  A big thank you to Eric Hutchinson for his generous sponsorship of this event. Caroline Miratana & Dave Magri combined well to win the day with 74 pt’s on a c/b to Fred Howe & Eric Sweeney. Fintan & Kealan Tierney came in 3rd place with 70pt’s on a c/b to Danny & Jeht Nobbs on a c/b to Sean Ellard & Shane Evans.

The Pro-Pin 4th went to Richard Lee, the Ladies 3rd shot to 7/16th Belinda Grube, the Men’s 2nd shot to 8/17th James Rogers [an Eagle] & the All-In 9/18th Glen Kelly.


There was no “Island Plumbing & Gas” Putt Off due to the Welcome Party commencing at the Castaway Hotel and everybody wanting to get away for that. Today it will be worth $30.


With the Hardys Wines Pro-Am Golf Classic on during the week there has been no other Golf played to report on.


What’s on this Week:

Today’s Golf is the “Accredited Pest Control” Day, a 4 BBB Stableford event with choice of partners. Tee Off times 8.30am & 12.30pm. You will be all able to have a sleep in today after all the early starts during the week. Players are asked to have their cards into match committee no later than 15 mins prior to tee off. With many players still around after the Classic, it should be a large field, so even more important to have cards in early. A phone call to the Pro Shop is all that is required to get your card in early. 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 [bonus pt’s “2 Drips” Ansbury Christian Trophy]  – 1pm

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

Saturday - “Olive Cafe” Monthly Medal & Lisner Trophy - 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’ Tuesday 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. 

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 Week

          “Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new”.

Good Golfing everyone,

‘Squirrel’

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Golf Report

Thursday, August 01, 2019


The “Araucaria Building Contractors” and “NI Pest Control” Trophy Rd 2 was played last Saturday on another fine winters day and the golf represented the weather with some excellent results coming in.  A big thanks to Rae and Mal & Terry and Duncan for their generous and much appreciated sponsorship.


Captain Bruce announced that Meg Wills had confirmed her continuing sponsorship of her memorial to her late husband Kev and we thank her for that.  All our sponsors are much appreciated and valuable to the running of our club competitions week in and week out.


We welcomed back on Saturday Pauly Browne and Melissa Neil our Club Operations Manager, from their trip to Ireland, and whilst away Pauly & Melissa announced their engagement.  We wish them well and all the very best going forward in life.


As mentioned last week the “Hardys Wines” Pro–Am Golf Classic is now only 3 weeks away and the amount of fairway divots and pitch marks on greens is not acceptable. It is our responsibility to carry a bucket of sand and repair all divots, whether yours or somebody else’s, it is not that hard.  Have pride in your Golf Course, that is paramount in keeping the course in pristine condition for the biggest tournament of the year.

Once again many thanks to those who are repairing their divots and pitch marks. It is most appreciated by our course and greens staff.


Competition Results:

As mentioned earlier Rd 2 of the “Araucaria Building Contractors & NI Pest Control” Trophy was the play of the day last Saturday with the afternoon players having the best of conditions as the scores showed, with all pm players amongst the place getters. Stephen [Cooky] Gardiner had a blinder with 43 pt’s but only just from Jared Magri with another excellent result on 42 pt’s and Bruce Lockhart in 3rd place 41 pt’s, but only after a 3way c/b between Fred Howe and Cameron Feldman.  Pat McCoy had the best amongst the Ladies with 37 pt’s from Robyn Lockhart 35 pt’s.


The Pro-Pin 4th went to Cameron Feldman [100cm], the All-In 9/18th Aidan Bruce [405cm], the Ladies 3rd shot to 8/17th Edie Christian [167cm] and the Men’s 2nd shot to 6/15th Jess Tierney [168cm].


Wednesday’s Golf had a complete change in weather conditions from Saturday with a cold blustery breeze and the odd shower, and play being Stroke & Putting, thrown in just for good measure with the clubhouse a welcome sight after a cool 18 holes of golf.  But the weather did

not bother one player with Arthur [Arty] Keeping turning in a superb card with a Gross 80, nett 62.  Well done Arty for such a fine effort for such an ordinary day.  Arty is like Scotch Whisky or Red Wine, he just improves with age.  Stephen [Cooky] Gardiner was a distant 2nd with a 72 nett from Paul Porter 73 nett.  Pat McCoy once again had the best in the Ladies division with a 75 nett from Edie Christian 77 nett. The Pro-Pin 4th was not struck.  And just to make it his day Arty won the putting with 23 putts, another fine effort.


Social Golf News:

A slightly smaller roll up from last Tuesday but still an enjoyable 9 holes of social golf with like minded friends.  You can join us too on a Tuesday at 2.30pm for a relaxing 9 holes of golf, no handicap required and age is not relevant even though we call ourselves Veterans. That is only so we can act our age.


Friday saw a very good field for the Norfolk Island Mechanical Chook Run and Junior Choc Run.  Brett Carr took out first place in the Chook Run, well done Brett.  Lachie McCoy was the winner in the juniors, well done also to Lachie.  Keep enjoying your golf! 


Friday afternoons are very social and everyone is encouraged to join in the fun.  Enquiries can be directed to the Pro Shop 23603.


What’s on this Week:

Today’s Golf is Rd 8 of the “Olive Café” Monthly Medal & Lisner Trophy, with bonus pt’s also available for the “Olive Cup.” Tee off times are 8.30am & 12.30pm and as usual 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 [bonus pt’s “2 Drips” Ansbury Christian Cup] - 1pm

Friday - “NI Mechanical” Chook Run - very social 7 holes - 3pm

                 AND Junior Choc Run - 4 Junior holes - 4pm

Saturday - “Pete’s Place Day” - Individual Stableford - 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’ Tuesday 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. 


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’

 “Sometimes you find yourself in the middle of nowhere,

   and then sometimes, in the middle of nowhere, you find yourself.”

Good golfing everyone,

‘Squirrel’

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Golf Report

Friday, June 28, 2019


A big thanks to my fill in script “Bumby” for helping out whilst off Island on my short trip away. Our wonderful weather of late keeps keeping on with the odd shower to keep everything fresh. With the cooler weather upon us and the shortest day been and gone we can all look forward to longer, hopefully, warmer days.


The Club Administration is pleased to announce our new electronic processing of player cards and statistics is moving ahead well and with donations towards the cost flowing in from members. Thank you all for the support so far. We have a specialist technician arriving on Island next week to begin installation and training for match committee members. Startup date should be early July.


There have been some small changes to the Fixture book for the next couple of rounds with the “Commonwealth Bank Day” postponed to another day soon with the “Araucaria Building Contractors & N I Pest Control”  Trophy Rd 1 being played today and we welcome back our valued sponsors Mal & Rae Tarrant  and Duncan & Terry Gray for another year.


Competition Results:

A big thank you to our new sponsors Fraser & Teresa Cook for last Saturdays event “The Norfolk Forwarding Challenge” Rd 2, attracting another very good field and some excellent golf scores again. Dylan Quintal-Christian turned in a blinder with 43 pt’s to claim the day from Jess Tierney 42 pt’s and Sean Ellard 41 pt’s on a c/b from Mat McCaskie.  Robyn Lockhart had the best in the Ladies division with 34 pt’s from Edie Christian 31 pt’s and Caroline Miratana 29 pt’s. 


The Pro-Pin 4th went to Stephen [Cooky] Gardiner [71cm], the all-In 9/18th Tommy Greenwood [192cm], the Ladies 3rd shot to 2/11th Tane Cottle [200cm] and the Men’s 2nd shot to 8/17th Jess Tierney [280cm].


The “Island Plumbing & Gas” Putt Off once again remained elusive and today will be worth $275.


Wednesday’s Golf, a Stroke and Putting had a slight weather change from our normal sunny days of late with a fresh south-easter blowing across the course, but a good size field braved the conditions.  Robyn Lockhart won the Ladies Division with 75.25 nett from Pat McCoy 76.33. Chris Magri had the best amongst the Men’s with a 69 nett from Arthur [Arty] Keeping 71 nett on a c/b to Dave Jeffreys.  Arty also claimed the Putting with another master display of 26 putts. The Pro-Pin 4th went to Sean Ellard [298cm].


Social Golf News:

Veteran’s Golf had the usual tragics turn up on Tuesday for an enjoyable walk around our beautiful golf course, but did we do it justice, absolutely no.  The beer sure tasted good afterwards though. Ian [Hussa] Harris had the best of an ordinary 9 holes with 15 pt’s. The rest are not worth mentioning. Whilst we call ourselves Veterans we are just another social golf group who enjoy a relaxing 9 holes of golf on a Tuesday afternoon with fellow golfers for the friendship and companionship that golfing brings to us. So, come down next Tuesday 2pm for a 2.30pm tee off and enjoy the fun.


Mal ‘Figgy’ Rundell took out first place in the Norfolk Island Mechanical Chook Run on Friday.  Well played Figgy.  Our juniors played a pairs competition in the Junior Choc Run with the team of Jonah Sheridan and Kayden Judd taking out first place.  Well played boys!  Everyone is welcome to join in the fun of social Friday afternoons; enquiries can be made to Andrew in the Pro Shop 23603.


What’s on this Week:

Today’s golf, as mentioned earlier, is R1 of the “Araucaria Building Contractors” & “N I Pest Control” Trophy, an Individual Stableford event. Tee off time are 8.30am & 12.30pm and as usual players are asked to have their 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 [bonus pt’s Ansbury Christian Cup] - 1pm

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

                AND Junior Choc Run - 4 Junior holes - 4pm

Saturday - “Olive Café” Monthly Medal & Lisner Trophy Rd7 - 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’ Tuesday 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. 


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

“Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will”

Good Golfing Everyone,

‘Squirrel’

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The Golf Report

Thursday, June 13, 2019


We were back into golf again this week after a short break.  All golfers that played this weekend had the privilege of playing in a 2 day competition supported by great local sponsors.


The weekend started on Friday night, for those who attended and supported the opening night for the Castaway Hotel Bounty Open Tournament.  There were great pizzas made by our sponsors Tony, Sarah and Stella and everyone enjoyed the night which was a great start to the weekend ahead.

Competition Results:

Last Saturday’s golf was the Olive Café Monthly Medal and Lisner Trophy Round 6 sponsored by Naomi Thompson and Joanna Lisner, and also the first round of the Castaway Hotel Bounty Open Tournament sponsored by Tony, Sarah and Stella Watts.

Results of the days play:


Olive Café Monthly Medal Round 6 – Aidan Bruce

Lisner Trophy round 6 – Pat McCoy

Castaway Hotel Bounty Tournament Day 1

Pro Pin  – Cam Feldman 7m, All In 9th/18th - Clayton O’Conner 571 cm, Ladies 2nd shot 6th/15th – not struck, Men’s 2nd shot 2nd/11th – Tommy Greenwood 62cm.

Ladies 1st Pat McCoy 34pts, 2nd Honi Wilson 31 pts, 3rd Naomi Thompson 31pts

Men’s 1st Aidan Bruce 40 pts, 2nd Richie Cottle 39 pts, 3rd Jared Magri 35 pts, Mat Kelly 35 pts

The Island Plumbing and Gas putt off was $230.00 and did not go off so will be $245.00 next week with thanks to Andrew Barnett of Island Plumbing & Gas.


Sunday was the second round of the Castaway Hotel Bounty Open Tournament


Pro Pin Matt Norton, All In 9th/18th Naomi Thompson, Ladies 3rd shot 8th/17th Terry Gray 54cm, Men’s 2nd shot 6th/15th Bruce Lockhart 270 cm

Ladies 1st Honi Wilson 35 pts, Naomi Thompson 35 pts, Pat McCoy 34 pts

Men’s 1st Mat Kelly 43 pts, 2nd Eric Sweeney 39 pts, 3rd David Magri 39 pts, 4th Lisle Snell 39 pts

Overall Winners for the 2019 Castaway Hotel Bounty Open Tournament are:

Ladies Overall Gross – Pat McCoy 178,

Men’s Overall Gross 1st Matt Norton 157, 2nd David Magri 158

Ladies Overall Stableford 1st Honi Wilson on countback 66pts, 2nd Naomi Thompson 66pts, 3rd Caroline Miratana 58pts


Men’s Overall Stableford 1st Mat Kelly 78pts, 2nd Richard Cottle 75pts, 3rd Jared Magri 73pts, 4th Rory Brennan 71pts winning the countback over Arty and Clayton.


We all enjoyed cheese platters made up by our sponsors Tony, Sarah and Stella which went down very well and everyone is grateful for their generous support.


Thanks again to all the sponsors for all competitions over the 2 days.


Results of the Wednesday competition - Individual 6 hole match play


A good day was had by all to trial a proposed new format for a tournament down the track, and sponsored by The Pro Shop.  Thanks to everyone who took part in the day.


Pro Pin - Cooky 237cm


1st Fred Howe winning the countback +6, 2nd Clayton O’Conner +6, 3rd Pat McCoy +5, 4th Liat Baddock +5, 5th Judy Spicer +4, 6th Cameron Feldman +4


Social Golf News:

Tony Wilkinson took out first place in the Norfolk Island Mechanical Chook Run on Friday.  Congratulations Tony.  A good round from Kayden Judd saw him take out first place in the Junior Choc Run this week, well done Kayden!    It’s great to see our regular Chook Runners and Juniors taking to the course on Fridays, even as the weather cools off.  Remember that everyone is always welcome to join in the fun.  Enquiries to the Pro Shop 23603.

What’s on this Week:

Today’s Golf is the Kev Wills Memorial Trophy Rd 3 – Canadian Foursomes

Tee off times are 8.30 am and 12.30 pm and players are asked to have their cards in to match committee no later than 15 mins prior to tee off.

Visiting golfers with an official club handicap are always welcome to come down and play.


Tuesday - Veterans Golf - 9 holes – 2.30 pm

Wednesday - Individual Stableford – 1 pm

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

            AND Junior Choc Run - 4 Junior Holes - 4pm

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

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

Good golfing everyone, see you on the course.

‘Bumby’                

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Golf Report

Thursday, June 06, 2019


An unusual week for the Golf Club with no golf due to funerals, with the greatest of respect and our condolences to the Smith family on Friday, the Partridge family on Saturday, the South family on Sunday and The Yager family on Wednesday.

Today we have a dual sponsored event with the “Olive Café” Monthly Medal and Lisner Trophy combined with the 1st Rd of the “Castaway Hotel” Bounty Open, played over today and tomorrow, Sunday.  As always we thank our generous sponsors, Naomi & Johanna for the Olive Café Monthly Medal & Lisner Trophy, and Tony and Sarah for the Castaway Hotel Bounty Tournament.

Last night we all enjoyed a ‘Welcome’ gathering at the Castaway Hotel as a forerunner to the beginning of the Castaway Bounty Tournament today. A big thanks to Tony and Sarah for their generous hospitality and tasty nibbles.

Donations sought:

The Golf Club is looking at a new golf program to run our weekly competitions. The program will print the cards with the name, handicap & sponsor in the Pro Shop when you pay your comp fee.

After the game when all scores are entered the program will check all cards, do count backs & display the scores in order on the TV screen. This will eliminate the match committee from having to manually check the cards. The handicap will also be updated saving the handicapper from having to do it manually.

The cost of installing the software & purchase of the hardware is substantial. This program will bring us in line with mainland golf club programs.

A number of members have already donated some funds towards this cost.
If any member would like to contribute to the cost of this installation there is a link attached to the email version for payments via debit or credit card, or you can contact Bruce Lockhart (51895) or Andrew at the Pro Shop (23603). 

                                                      Social Golf News:

Veteran’s Golf had a small turn out with the weather threatening, as it did and gave those who played a soaking. But that’s golf, at least for some who braved it. So, no result was recorded.

The Norfolk Island Mechanical Chook Run and Junior Choc Run were cancelled out of respect to the Smith Family.

                                                What’s on this Week:

Today’s Golf is as mentioned above, a combined event The “Olive Café” Monthly Medal & Lisner Trophy (postponed from last week), and the 1st Rd of the “Castaway Hotel” 2019 Bounty Tournament, with both events being Stroke/Stableford competitions.  Tee off times are 8.30am & 12.30pm and as usual players are asked to have their 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.

Sunday - 2nd Rd “Castaway Hotel” Bounty Tournament - 8.30am & 12.30pm

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

Wednesday - Individual Stableford - 1pm

Friday - “NI Mechanical” Chook Run - very social 7 holes - 3pm

              AND Junior Choc Run - 4 Junior holes - 4pm

Saturday - Kev Wills Memorial Trophy Rd 3 – Canadian Foursomes - 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’ Tuesday 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. 

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’

“Never be afraid to try something new…

 An amateur built the Ark that lasted forty days and forty nights;

 professionals built the Titanic that only lasted a week and sank.”

Good golfing everyone,

‘Squirrel’

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Golf Report

Friday, April 26, 2019


Another successful weekend of Golf with the “NIO” Easter Tournament played last weekend. The weather was perfect, the player numbers were great and the weekend capped off with a superb Fish Fry dinner followed by a Disco for those who still had some energy left in their body. The team travelling to the South Pacific games would have been happy with their effort and the numbers who turned up to enjoy the Fish Fry dinner.  We wish them all the luck in their efforts in Samoa.  And once again a big thanks to Terence [Tet] Grube and the staff at NIO for their generous sponsorship and support, and it was great  to have you down at the Club Sunday night to present the trophies to the winners.

The Clubrooms are slowly returning to some form of reality with painting still continuing but still functional, with the popular “Olive Branch” kitchen attracting plenty of happy customers and the great view from our veranda enjoying this great weather and food.

                                              Competition Results:

The “NIO” Easter Tournament Rd 1, a Stroke/Stableford event, began on Saturday in perfect conditions. Sean Ellard won the day with a very good 40 pt’s from Danny Nobbs 39 pt’s and Eric Sweeney 37 pt’s. Caroline Miratana had the best in the Ladies division with 37 pt’s from Kerry Robertson 35 pt’s.   The Pro Pin 4th went to Murray Devantier [48cm’s] plus the Jackpot. The All-In 9/18th Chris Magri [286cm], the Ladies 3rd shot to 5th /14th  Honi Wilson [76cm] & Mens 2nd shot to 1/10th Jared Magri [296cm].

Once again the “Island Plumbing & Gas” Putt Off remains and today will be worth $150.

The “NIO “Easter Tournament Rd 2 continued Sunday in similar conditions. Wayne Richards had the best in the Men’s division with 38 pt’s on a c/b to Sean Ellard [again] and Mat Kelly in 3rd place 37 pt’s on a c/b to Andrew [Umi] Umlauft.  Naomi Thompson had the best in the Ladies with 37 pt’s from Kerry Robertson 36 pt’s.   The Pro Pin 4th went to Mat McCaskie [271cm], the All-In 9/18th Murray Devantier [530cm], the Ladies 2nd shot to 7/16th Caroline Miratana [320cm] and the Men’s 2nd shot to 6/15th  Nathan Walden [161cm].

The overall results to the “NIO” Easter Tournament are as follows :-

               Men’s Gross   -          1st - Andrew [Umi ] Umlauft  153 gross.

                                                   2nd - Michael Sterling                155 gross

                                                   3rd - Danny Nobbs                      161 gross       

            Ladies Gross   -            1st    Caroline Miratana              178 gross

       Men’s  Stableford  -       1st   Sean Ellard                            78 pt’s

                                                 2nd   Mat Kelly                             71 pt’s

                                                3rd     Lisle Snell                             71 pt’s c/b

      Ladies Stableford -        1st     Naomi Thompson                71 pt’s on c/b

                                                2nd    Kerry Robertson                  71 pt’s

Wednesday’s golf had another good turnout of players and great weather again. It was “Port for Mort” Day, a memorial for a late member, Mort Rutledge.  An Individual Stableford, the event for the day and Kerry Robertson had the best in the Ladies division with 32 pt’s from Edie Christian on a c/b.  Stephen [Cooky] Gardiner won the Mens division with 38 pt’s from Ben Richards 37 pt’s on a 4 way c/b from Richie Cottle, Paul [Shorty] Kiernan & Dave Jeffreys.  The Pro-Pin 4th went to Kerry Robertson [289cm].

                                              Social Golf News  -

Veteran’s Golf had a much better roll up Tuesday and so good to see more turning up for an enjoyable couple of hours of social golf. Tony Scicluna won the day with 16 pt’s on a c/b to Murray Devantia.

                                                    What’s on this Week:

Today’s Golf is Rd 1 of the “Kev Wills Memorial Trophy” and this month a 4BBB Stableford. Tee off times are 8.30am & 12.30pm. All 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 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 -     “N I Mechanical” Chook Run - very social 6 holes - 3pm

                   Junior Choc Run - 4 Junior holes - 4pm

Saturday – “Olive Café” Monthly Medal & Lisner Trophy Rd 5 - 8.30am & 12.30 pm

Our Club bar is open Monday to Saturday from 11am and Sundays from 12pm.


Morning tea, lunch and afternoon nibbles are available at ‘The Olive Branch’ Tuesday 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’

“I don't approve of political jokes… I've seen too many of them get elected.”

Good Golfing Everyone,

‘Squirrel‘

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Golf Report

Friday, April 05, 2019


Squirrel’s back at the desk and what has happened during my absent. The heavens have opened up and delivered us some excellent rain turning the golf course into a blaze of green. With the warm sunshine that followed probably not the best for our greens staff who have had to keep up with amount of grass that followed on. But the course certainly looks a lot healthier.


But that’s not all, the Clubhouse had to be closed for urgent repairs forcing our members to a make shift tent /clubrooms.


But wait, that’s not all, no ships able to unload precious cargo in particular our liquor stocks, so alas we are almost an “An Island with no Beer”.  But fortunately the club spirit still exists with members making the most of the minor hick ups to our, after golf, social life.  Hopefully within a couple of weeks all will back to normal.  Big thanks to our staff who have had to endure unusual work conditions, and to our members who respect the unusual situation that we have found ourselves in.


A big thanks to Mal for keeping the news flowing in my absence.


Players are reminded that today, Saturday, is the return to winter tee off times for Saturday’s play only, 12.30pm.


Competition Results:

The Annual “Country of Origin” was played last Saturday with teams from Australia, New Zealand & Norfolk Island competing for the honor in an Individual Stableford format.  Australia were able to field 31  players to win the day with an average of  31.53 pt’s from New Zealand  8 players and an average of 31.126 pts and Norfolk Island 9 players and 26.6 pt’s.


For the Individual Stableford play of the day Eric Hutchinson won the day with 39 pt’s from Arthur [Arty] Keeping 36 pt’s on a c/b to Tony Scicluna . Honi Wilson had the best in the Ladies division with 39 pt’s from Jade Umlauft putting in her 3rd  h/cp card on 34 pt’s.


The Pro Pin 4th went to Mat McCaskie [208cm], the All In 9/18th  Lisle Snell . Both the Ladies 2nd shot to 6/15th and the Men’s 2nd shot to 1/10th were not struck.


The “Island Plumbing & Gas” Putt Off remains intact after being contested on an unusual putting situation, the 9th green adjacent to the Tent / clubrooms, and today will be worth $150.


Wednesday’s Golf, the “2 Drips” Individual Stableford with bonus pt’s toward the Ansbury Christian Cup was our first day back into our clubhouse, and whilst the painting is not quite complete it was good to be back inside. The bar stocks still a little low but we are making do.

Pat McCoy won the Ladies division with 32pt’s, from Honi Wilson 30pt’s. That man again, Paul Browne, keeps winning and improving, even with a lower handicap, and won the day with 40pt’s from Alan Chrastecky 39pt’s and Dave Jeffreys 38pt’s. The Pro-Pin 4th went to Julian Tresch [390cm].


                                                   Social Golf News:

Veteran’s attracted a small field possibly because of the situation with our clubrooms and bar facilities. But I am sure once those impediments are overcome all will be back to normal. Two keen golfers from the mainland, Coralie from Randwick and Karen from Adelaide enjoyed 9 holes with two of our members Steve and Bob.


Friday golf managed to roll with the punches and it was another good field for the Norfolk Island Mechanical Chook Run and junior choc run.  Dylan Quintal-Christian took our first place in the chook run, while Tighe Judd took out first place in the juniors.  Congratulations to Dylan and Tighe. 


Don’t forget that everyone is welcome to join in our social competitions on Tuesday and Friday. 


                                           What’s on this Week:

Today’s golf is Rd 4 of the “Olive Café” Monthly Medal and Lisner Trophy with double points available toward the “Olive Cup.”  Tee off times are 8.30am & 12.30pm [note the beginning of our winter tee off times for Sat play only]  Players are asked to have cards into the 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 - Veterans Golf - 9 holes - 3pm

Wednesday - Individual Stableford - 1pm

Friday - “N I Mechanical” Chook run - very social 9 holes - 3pm

                AND Junior Choc Run - 4 Junior Holes - 4pm

Saturday - 4 person Ambrose - choice of team- non golfers welcome – 8.30am & 12.30pm

Our Club bar is open Monday to Saturday from 11am and Sundays from 12pm. 

Morning tea, lunch and afternoon nibbles are available at ‘The Olive Branch’ Tuesday 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 fact that there is a ‘highway to hell’ and only a ‘stairway to heaven’,

says a lot about anticipated traffic numbers”

Good golfing everyone,

‘Squirrel’

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Golf Report

Friday, March 29, 2019


The golf course is looking very green and the grass is growing fast.

We have a new marquee club house at the moment down by the 9th-18th green.

Our main building should be re-opened on Wednesday 3rd April. 

Competition Results

Last Saturday’s golf was Trading Post Day, a sponsored 4BBB Stableford with choice of partner.  A big thank you to Bebs for sponsoring this event over many years with a great 41 players enjoying the day and showing their support of the sponsor. 

1st Tommy Greenwood & Clayton O’Conner 45 pts,

2nd Chris Magri & David Magri winning a 4 way count back on 43 pts

3rd Dave McCowan & Lisle Snell 43 pts,

4th James Walden & Aiden Bruce 43 pts,

5th Nathan Walden & Jess Tierney 43 pts,

Country Rover John Kane & Jed Piper

Pro Pin Aiden Bruce 255cm

All in 9th/18th James Walden 282cm

Ladies 2nd 6th/15th Mrs Not Struck

Men’s 2nd 1st/10th Clayton O’Conner 132cm

An Eagle on the 6th for Alan Chrastecky, claiming the Eagle’s Nest sponsored by Eric Hutchinson.  Thanks Eric and congratulations Alan.

The Island Plumbing and Gas putt-off did not go off, so today will be $135.00.

Social Golf News

A wet Friday afternoon didn’t stop our regular chook runners taking to the course and enjoying a fun afternoon following.  A slight disruption with the Club closed, and a heavy shower going through, but otherwise it was business as usual.  

Tim Pulsford took out first place in the Norfolk Island Mechanical Chook Run, and Vinnie Martinovich took out first place in the junior choc run.  Congratulations Tim and Vinnie.

Everyone is always welcome to join in the fun at the Club on a Friday afternoon. 

A reminder to parents of the Junior Choc Run, that supervision is required for the comp to operate, so please be sure to have your turn walking around with a group to enable the kids to be safe and enjoy the game.  Enquiries to Andrew in the Pro Shop 23603.

What’s on this week

Today’s Golf is Country of Origin – NI/AUS/NZ - Individual Stableford.

Tee off times are 8.30 am and 1.00 pm and players are asked to have their cards in to match committee no later than 15 mins prior to tee off.

Visiting golfers with an official club handicap are always welcome to come down and play.

Tuesday - Veterans Golf - 9 holes - 3pm

Wednesday – Individual Stableford with bonus points for 2 Drips Ansbury Christian Cup – 1pm

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

              and Junior Choc Run - 4 Junior Holes - 4pm

Saturday 6th April - Olive Cafe Monthly Medal and Lisner Trophy Rd 4 Stroke

Big thanks to Naomi Thompson and Joanna Lisner for their sponsorship for this day

Please note that on the 6th April we will commence the winter tee-off time of 12.30 pm

Something for everyone!

Our Clubhouse will be closed for maintenance this week, but will be re-opening and freshly painted as soon as possible.  Follow the Club’s Facebook page for updates. 

Once re-open, it will be business as usual with the bar open Monday to Saturday from 11am and Sunday from 12pm offering a great selection of beer, wine, spirits and pre-mixed drinks.

Lunch and afternoon nibbles are available at The Olive Branch Tuesday 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.  There’s something for everyone at the Golf Club, and everyone is always welcome.

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Golf Report

Thursday, March 14, 2019


Good Luck to our Volkswagen Scramble Team.  Our Scramble Team are away at the moment and are representing the Norfolk Island Golf Club at the Regional Final of the Volkswagen Scramble at Pelican Waters on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast tomorrow.


The team is Danny Nobbs, Beau Magri, Sean Ellard, Mal Rundell and will also have the Club’s Professional Andrew Umlauft joining them.  Good Luck Team.

Competition Results

Last Saturday’s golf was a club sponsored day, a 4BBB Stableford – invite a non-golfer.

We had 45 players and some great scores were had.  1st Michael Bruce & James Walden 51 pts, 2nd Jade & Andrew Umlauft winning a 3 way count back on 50 pts, 3rd Fred Howe & Allan Chrastecky 50 pts, 4th Warren Mathews (visitor) & Mal Tarrant 50 pts, 5th Tony Scicluna & Mat McCaskie 46 pts, 6th Naomi Thompson & Liat Baddock 45 pts winning a 4 way count back.


Pro Pin Alan Chrastecky 236cm

All in 9th/18th Cooky 310cm

Ladies 2nd 6th/15th Kerry Robertson 538

Men’s 2nd 1st/10th James Walden 76cm


Congratulations to all the winners especially Jade for her first 18 holes in a competition and getting on the card many times helping her dad out.

The Island Plumbing and Gas putt-off did not go off this week so today will be $120.00


What’s on this week

Today’s Golf is Country of Origin – NI/AUS/NZ Individual Stableford.

Tee off times are 8.30 am and 1.00 pm and players are asked to have their cards in to match committee no later than 15 mins prior to tee off.

Visiting golfers with an official club handicap are always welcome to come down and play.

Tuesday - Veterans Golf - 9 holes - 3pm

Wednesday - Stroke and Putting – 1pm

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

and Junior Choc Run - 4 Junior Holes - 4pm


Saturday 23rd Golf event is Trading Post Day – 4 BBB Stableford – Choice of Partner, tee off 8.30am and 1pm.  A big thanks to Bebs for his sponsorship of this event.


Our Club bar is open Monday to Saturday from 11am and Sunday from 12pm


Lunch and afternoon nibbles are available at The Olive Branch Tuesday to Saturdays 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 also offers a great selection of beers, wine, pre-mixed drinks and spirits.

Please 'contact us' for more information.



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