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DIGITAL SIGN-IN PROCEDURE (REPLACING THE MANUAL SIGN IN)

Hi folks, to ensure Queanbeyan Golf Club remains in line with the most recent changes to the NSW Public Health Orders, the check-in procedure has been upgraded from the manual sign-in sheet, to the use of a digital QR code system provided by ServiceNSW.

The QR codes require you to download the ServiceNSW app on your smart phone, and you will be prompted to use the COVID Safe Check-in feature.

The process is very simple, and is as follows;

  1. Download the ServiceNSW app
  2. In the app, select “COVID Safe Check-in”
  3. Follow the prompts
  4. Show a staff member that you’ve signed in

If you have ANY trouble at all with this process, please ask one of our friendly staff, who will be very happy to help you out.

Board nominations – 2020/21

Nominations are now open for election to the Board of Directors of Queanbeyan Golf Club. Notices have been placed on the member’s Noticeboard, and in other conspicuous areas around the clubhouse.

Interested members who are entitled to stand for election to the Board, are requested to contact the General Manager (Tony Treeve) to receive their nomination form, and a pack containing relevant information regarding the responsibilities of a Director in the modern Registered Club environment.

Nominations close at 5.00pm on Friday 13th November 2020.

October President’s Message

President’s Message

Dear Members,
 
Once again thank you all for your continued support and adherence to our COVID-19 regulations. It feels like we are nearly there however restrictions remain in place and COVID updates are still provided daily as changes occur.
 
The scores have been very good lately and congratulations to all. 36 pts lucky to get a ball recently…
 
You will all have noticed that your handicap has changed with the new course ratings being applied from October 1 and it will be interesting to see if this has any effect on the scores. The recent rain and definition now on the fairways will no doubt be in the mind of our Captain for the relaxing of the winter rules soon and this should also have an impact on the scores.
 
Thankyou to all those who participated in our recent survey. We had 320 responses out of 460 golf members and the Board are finalising the reports for display and information for you all. There were also a lot of constructive comments re what you all would like to see which the Board will review and take action items to address.
 
Key takeaways from the survey:

  • The overall favourable percentage for the whole survey was approx. 88% that things were satisfactory to well received versus 12% that things were unsatisfactory to poor,
  • The main priorities that people would like addressed are for a new irrigation system and an upgrade to the 11th fairway,
  • Members are very satisfied with the service provided by all QGC Bar, Admin, Pro Shop and Bistro staff,
  • Communication of information to members requires attention,
  • More information about the levy to substantiate why it is still being paid.

In line with the above survey feedback….

We are in the process of finalising a Grant submission for the replacement of our approx. 30 year old irrigation system.  We have a quotation for $600K for the replacement and the Board will review and advise options around the grant and contingencies if not successful. The replacement needs to occur within the next 12 months as the current system is not sustainable and in the event of a drought the course would be at significant risk. We have the best access to water but the worst distribution method. It is anticipated that we will commence and complete this program in May/June/July 2021.
 
Thanks to all QGC Club, Bistro, Pro-shop, and Greens Staff – their quality service is appreciated by you all as evidenced in the survey. One thing I would like to mention here is that if you do have issues please don’t shoot the messenger and take it out on our staff. There have been a couple of reported incidents lately that have been disappointing and I trust it will not occur again.
  
In line with the methods of communication The Board are in the process of reviewing a complete upgrade/update of our website which will include better and more frequent communication for us all.  We have a proposal that has been approved and an implementation date will be advised soon. This is long overdue and will hopefully rectify a number of other issues not only communication.
 
The $18.00 comp fee was again reviewed at the last Board meeting, and as we are still operating at a reduced capacity due to COVID-19, the Board has decided to continue for another month, where it again will be reviewed in line with the changing COVID-19 restrictions. In addition, this month we are processing all outstanding and deferred payments with our financial position to then be reviewed and assessed for the possible cessation of the COVID levy.
  
In addition I would like to provide the below updates for you all:

  • Congrats to Pete Ingram and Andy Ludzioweit for making the final of the A grade match play and best of luck to both in what should be a close match.
  • The school holiday program run by Jake, Matt and Trent has been well received with 25 starters. Great effort and hopefully we will unearth future QGC players from the group.
  • The Dodgers volunteer program continues to amaze with their efforts and achievements. How good do the new pine log garden beds look? I am sure I am speaking on behalf of all members when I thankyou all for your efforts.
  • Our CEO, Tony Treeve, has come through his hip operation well and is expected back at work on Monday 12 October. We wish Tony a speedy recovery and look forward to his improved mobility around the club and course.
  • The Board also approved a new Toro leasing arrangement for some new equipment to enable our Greens staff to maintain our playing surfaces to their high standards. Great job BK, Brendan and Jamie on the greens reno and they will now be supported more by Leigh and Paul as we move into the growing season.

Good luck to everyone in upcoming Club Championships and look forward to some great golf in the coming months as we move into our course being in top condition and warmer weather.
 
  
John Bull
Club President

Captain’s Update – Golf Course Re-rating

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Hi all,

It is with great pleasure that I write this Captain’s report as it seems we have turned the corner on COVID 19 and heading in the right direction. Still in no way back to normal capacity or operations but fingers crossed we do not experience a second wave in our region.

I would like to thank the members for their support and adherence to COVID 19 guidelines through these difficult times. Our plan was always to do what was recommended by Golf NSW, Dept of Health, and State Government guidelines. Even when some of the social distancing rules seemed strange or contradictory, we as a club stuck to the guidelines and I thank you for it.

The unexpected upside of it all is the demand for golf. We have been experiencing large numbers in our weekend fields close to the 200 mark. You will have noticed that we have gone back to a two tee start which will hopefully speed up the pace of play. I have received numerous reports of slow play, please be mindful of our fellow members and keep up the pace of play ‘Ready Golf’.

Change of Handicaps Effective as of 1st October

Andrew Robb- Manager, Game Development, Rules & Handicapping from Golf NSW recently had the opportunity to run a statistical review of the course ratings for Queanbeyan Golf Club. As agreed at the Match Committee meeting and Board meeting, we have decided to implement these changes as recommended.

Why did Golf Australia run the review?

  • When the new course rating process started in 2014 the plan was always to review course ratings every 5 to 10 years, at the time this was going to be a massive exercise of sending physical rating teams out around the country again as happened in the lead up to 2014.
  • Over the last 2 years Golf Australia have had a statistical review process developed and approved by both the USGA and the R&A to replace the need for a physical re-rating of the golf course.

How does the process work?

  • Using actual round data held within golf link a statistical review of the current course rating in undertaken, comparing actual scores with score expected by the handicapping system
  • A revised course rating is then determined, and we communicate this to the club for consideration.
  • NOTE: not all scores are used in the statistical review
    • Only scores by our members who also play away from home and score by visitors to our club are used. This is done so that players who only ever play at home are specifically excluded as the process needs to be able to compare performances and ratings for home and away rounds.
  • Data used is from January 2014 until the present.

Course Rating Review

  • The review of the course Rating for Queanbeyan Golf Club has been performed; the results are as follows:
    • Men’s Blue Tees
      • Decrease the scratch rating by 1, down from 72 to 71
      • Increase the slope rating by 1, up from 131 to 132
      • This is indicating that for all handicaps the course is playing 1 stroke easier than the current rating and that at the same time the higher handicap players are slightly under-represented in the distribution of scores.
    • Men’s Yellow Tees
      • Decrease the scratch rating by 2, down from 71 to 69
      • Decrease the slope rating by 1, down from 129 to 128
      • This is indicating that for all handicaps the course is playing 2 strokes easier than the current rating and that at the same time the higher handicap players are slightly over-represented in the distribution of scores.
    • Women’s Red Tees
      • Increase the scratch rating by 1, up from 74 to 75
      • Decrease the slope rating by 6, down from 131 to 125
      • This is indicating that for all handicaps the course is playing 1 stroke harder than the current rating and that at the same time the higher handicap players are slightly over-represented in the distribution of scores.
    • Adopting these changes will result in a more balanced distribution of scores in line with the expectations of the World Handicap System

Please note that GOLFLINK will be down for October 1 whilst the changes are implemented. We have been advised that this change will be an easy transition, however if you experience any issue, please be patient with us and let myself or Jake in the Proshop know so we can rectify.

The Course is starting to jump out of the ground and BK and his team have a lot of work on their hands, particularly with their preparation for the upcoming Major Club events. Please be mindful and repair pitch marks on the greens even if you did not make them. They have put a lot of hard work into our greens during the recent renovations.

Upcoming Club Events: –

Please keep these events in mind with Entry’s For Club Champs to be available in the coming weeks.

November 1st – Lennock Volkswagen Phillip VW Scramble

November 14th/15th/21st/22nd – Men’s and Women’s Club Championships

November 28th – Queanbeyan Cup

December 5th – Mixed Foursomes Championships

December 19th – Christmas Hamper


Keep Safe
Josh Crockett
Captain Queanbeyan Golf Club

QGC SOCIAL MEDIA POLICY

At the most recent meeting of the club’s Board of Directors, it was resolved unanimously that the club implement a Social Media Policy.

As with most publicly accessible websites, Facebook sites and Instagram pages, Queanbeyan Golf Club is not immune to persons or entities who wish to ruin the social media experience for all participants.

The club has enacted the attached Social Media Policy, which now forms part of the Club’s By-Laws, by which members are formally beholden.

Members are invited and encouraged to read and familiarise themselves with the Social Media Policy. Any member with queries in this regard, are respectfully requested to contact the Club’s General Manager at your earliest opportunity.

2020/21 Membership fees

Hi folks, it’s THAT time of year again. Membership renewal time.

With the 2019/20 season finishing up on 31st July 2020, please assist by renewing your membership in a timely manner. Any and all full payments received before 5pm on 30/6/2020 will receive an entry in to our Earlybird promotion* (You might win a Motocaddy M1 electric buggy, valued at $1499.00!!!)

CONGRATULATIONS TO JENNIE SMITH FOR WINNING THE “EARLY BIRD” PROMOTION!!!

Renewals can be made at Reception, or by completing the form below, and emailing to admin@queanbeyangolf.com.au

Members are respectfully reminded that if membership subscriptions are not paid by 5pm on Friday 14th August 2020, your membership privileges (including playing in competitions) will be deactivated.

Golfers looking to join our fair club for the first time, please complete the Membership Application below, and email it to admin@queanbeyangolf.com.au

Junior Clinics

 

When: 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month during School Terms

Time: 4pm for approximately 45 minutes

Cost: $10.00 per clinic

How to book: Just call the pro shop on 6297 2542 on the morning to confirm you child’s attendance.

 

 

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