Hello again members.
That time of the year again. Subscription renewal time!
A huge thank you to all of the 88 members who took advantage of the “Earlybird” promotion, by renewing their golfing membership during the month of June. Congratulations to Stephen Clyde-Smith, who won the fantastic golfing package, which was on display in the clubhouse for the duration of the promotion. A HUGE thank you also to our newly acquired and renewing club sponsors, many of whom upgraded their annual commitment to include one of our brand-new tee signs (due to be “planted” over the next week or so). Members are encouraged to support our sponsors as much as possible, so please mention that you are a QGC member when you make the call.
A courteous reminder that membership fees are due and payable prior to 31st July 2019. Cash payments can be made during normal office hours (see notices around the club for further details), or you can choose to complete your renewal notice, provide your card payment particulars, and place your completed form in the box at Reception, hand it to the bar staff, or scan and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Members who may need assistance in determining which category of membership best suits them, are invited to contact me at the Club at any time, to discuss the wide variety of options available to continue your golfing enjoyment of QGC. (Please also remember that “Pay As You Golf” is provided as a monthly payment option. Please contact the Club if you require any further information in this regard)
USE THEM OR LOSE THEM!!
Please also be reminded that your membership card loyalty points MUST be used prior to 31st July 2019, as the Club undertakes its annual purge in preparation for the new financial year which commences on 1st August 2019.
THE MORE YOU PLAY, THE MORE YOU WIN!!
Golfing members are hereby advised that the Board has recently resolved to increase competition fees from $12.00 to $13.00 per round, effective from 1st August 2019. This $1.00 increase (8.3%) provides for a very generous 16.8% increase in the prize pool for each competition.
GOODBYE JIMMY, HELLO TOM!!
Farewell and good luck to our highly respected and much-loved Assistant Superintendent Jimmy Maher, who leaves us on 11th July to pursue interests outside of golf course greenkeeping. On behalf of the Board and management, we thank Jimmy for his dedication, skill and hard work over the past 3 ½ years and wish he, Lauren and family the very best for the future.
Commencing his duties a few days prior to Jimmy leaving, we welcome Tom Griffin to the role of Senior Greenkeeper. Tom is a Queanbeyan local (lives just a few doors down from his new co-worker Jamie), and joins us from his most recent position at Royal Canberra GC. Tom brings a wealth of turf management experience to Queanbeyan GC, not the least of which includes stints at venues such as The Old Course at St Andrews, Jack’s Point GC in New Zealand, as well as tending to the lawn courts of The All England Tennis Club at Wimbledon. Please join me in welcoming Tom to our team, and taking time to have a chat with him when you cross his path on the course.
Until next time. Good golfing, and may the breeze be at your back, and every putt be your last.