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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.

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Golf Report

Friday, March 08, 2019


The course is looking very green and the grass is growing very fast.  It will keep the boys busy down there looking after the golf course!

Last Monday night the Golf Club hosted the visiting rugby teams on the Island at the moment.  They are the Bathurst Bulls and the Orange Emus and also a few local Creaky ol Convicts attended.  The food was great thanks to the girls at The Olive Branch and a great job by Cynthia for working the bar.

Competition Results

There were 40 players for The Olive Café Monthly Medal and Lisner Trophy RD 3 on Saturday, with a big thankyou to Naomi and Joanna for their sponsorships. 


The winner of the Lisner Trophy was Naomi Thompson with a nett 72 and Caroline Miratana in second place also with 72 nett but losing the count back.


The Olive Café competition and Men’s Monthly Medal was won by Mal Tarrant with a 68 nett, winning the count back from Sean Ellard in second also with 68 nett. Third was Dave Jeffreys 70 nett, fourth Chris Magri 72 nett and fifth Dylan Quintal-Christian 74 nett.

Pro Pin Aidan Bruce 458cm

All in 9th/18th Dave Magri 183cm

Ladies 2nd 6th/15th Pat McCoy 308cm

Men’s 2nd 1st/10th Jimmy Quintal


Caroline Miratana had an EAGLE on the 8th well done.


Congratulations to all the winners and to the players who got double points for the Olive Cup.


The Island Plumbing and Gas putt off did not go this week, so today there will be $105.00 up for grabs.


Wednesday’s golf was an individual Stableford with bonus points for the 2 Drips Ansbury Christian Cup.  Results will be published in next week’s Golf Report.

Social Golf News

Friday afternoons continue to see plenty of players on the course and in the Club for the Norfolk Island Mechanical Chook Run and Junior Choc Run.  Brett Carr took out first place in the NI Mechanical Chook Run, and Tighe Judd had another good round to take out first place in the Junior Choc Run.

Well done to everyone who played.  Don’t forget if you are interested in golf, the social Friday afternoon 9 Hole Chook Run is a great place to start.  Enquiries can be directed to Andrew in the Pro Shop 23603.


Good luck to our Volkswagen Scramble Team

Our Scramble Team will head off on Tuesday, ready to represent Norfolk Island Golf Club at the Regional Final of the Volkswagen Scramble at Pelican Waters on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast next Sunday 17th March.  The team of Danny Nobbs, Beau Magri, Sean Ellard and Mal Rundell won our local qualifying event and will now team up with Club Professional Andrew Umlauft to compete at the next level.  Good luck team and enjoy the trip!

 

What’s on this week

Today’s Golf is 4BBB Stableford invite a Non-Golfer.  Tee off times are 8.30am and 1pm and players are asked to have their cards in to the 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

Friday - N I Mechanical Chook Run - Very social 9 holes - 3pm

               

Junior Choc Run - 4 Junior Holes - 4pm

Saturday 16th - Country of Origin NI/AUS/NZ - Tee off 8.30am and 1pm

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.


Good Golfing to all.

 

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Golf Report

Friday, March 01, 2019


Life at the Golf Club quietened down this week after our very successful Veteran's Golf Tournament concluded, but there are still plenty of things happening around the Club.  The rain was certainly a blessing and great to see a little bit of green returning to our sun scorched fairways.

Members are reminded that the 2019 Eclectic commenced Sat Feb 2nd and if you feel birdies are going to be part of your game this year get your name and $5 to Steve Foster, our handicapper, who will ensure all your birdies are recorded (Saturday play only).


A special request from our course maintenance shed for the person who borrowed the Golf Clubs water blasters please return it immediately.


                                           Competition Results:

Our Annual Match Play Qualifying, a Stroke event was played last Saturday with the top 16 net scores making the list for the 2019 Match Play eliminations. If you made the top 16 please ensure you get your match played before the due dates which are all up on the Clubhouse Notice Board.


Dave Jeffreys won the day with a nett 67 from Danny Nobbs on nett 68 and Dave Magri nett 70 on a c/b to Eric Hutchinson.  Naomi Thompson had the best amongst the Ladies with 70 nett from Edie Christian 72 nett.


The Pro-Pin 4th went to Danny Nobbs [450cm], the All In 9/18th Jess Tierney [850cm], the Ladies 3rd shot to 2/11th Pat McCoy [17cm] & Men's 2nd shot to 1/10th Jared Magri [132cm].


The top 16 are, in qualifying order -:  Dave Jeffreys, Danny Nobbs, David Magri, Eric Hutchinson, Naomi Thompson, Brooke Watson, Fred Howe, Aiden Bruce, Stephen [Cooky] Gardiner, Mat McCaskie, Jared Magri, Pat McCoy, Brad Tierney, Tony Scicluna, Rees Walden & Honi Wilson.

The "Island Plumbing & Gas" Putt Off continues on it’s upwards growth and today will be worth $90.


Wednesday's Golfers had to contend with very blustery, windy conditions which challenged all players in the individual stableford and made it especially challenging for the Pro-Pin 4th, with no one making the green.  A good sized field challenged the conditions with Jared Magri winning the day with 39 pt's from Alan Chrastacky 37 pt's and Pat McCoy 3rd on 35pt's.


                                                   Social Golf News:

Veteran's Golf had a better roll up this week. Ian [Hussa] Harris won the day on 17 pt's from Tony Scicluna 14 pt's. If you feel like a bit of extra exercise there is nothing more enjoyable than a relaxing game of golf with like minded friends, so come down next Tuesday 2.30pm for a 3pm tee off over 9 holes.


Friday afternoon saw another Norfolk Island Mechanical Chook Run and Junior Choc Run with a good field in both comps taking to the course.  Nate Magri took out first place in the Norfolk Mechanical Chook Run, congratulations Nate!  Asher Garden claimed first place in the Junior Choc Run, well done Asher!  Friday is another great afternoon on the course, and is a good opportunity for a very social afternoon of golf.  If you’re interested in joining in the fun, call Andrew in the Pro Shop 23603 for more information.


                                         What's on this Week:

Today's Golf is the "Olive Cafe" Monthly Medal & Lisner Trophy Rd 3, with bonus pt's toward the "Olive Cup". Tee off times are 8.30am & 1pm 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 - Veteran's Golf - 9 holes - 3pm

Wednesday - Individual Stableford [bonus pt's "2 Drips" Anbury Christian Cup] - 3pm

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

               Junior Choc Run - 4  Junior holes - 4pm

Saturday - 4BBB Stableford - invite a non-golfer - 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’ 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'

"A glass of beer shortens your life by one minute, a glass of wine by two

minutes, and a day of work by seven to ten hour

Good golfing everyone,

‘Squirrel’

Please 'contact us' for more information.

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’

Please 'contact us' for more information.

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’

Please 'contact us' for more information.



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