Out of the Rough

Monthly newsletter of the Queanbeyan Golf Club

August 2019


President's Message


You may or may not be aware that at the QPRC council meeting held on 24 July a motion was passed for the proposal to close Brown St. This now means that there is 1 more step for finalisation and official notification for the closure to occur. A final decision is anticipated prior to the end of August. This will be a momentous occasion for QGC and we eagerly await.

QPRC minutes of the 24 July meeting are on the notice board should you be interested. They are also available at the below link

The QGC course plan will be displayed in the club for information from Tuesday August 6 along with the Course Plan Executive Summary. Apologies for the delay in publishing as there were technical issues in obtaining the correct file and associated format. All feedback welcome.

The key priorities from the plan remain

  • the upgrade of all tees to be levelled and turfed with Santa Anna couch - Program and schedule to be approved this month
  • 11th fairway levelling and reshaping - Program and schedule to be approved this month
  • Closure of Brown St
  • Tree Management Plan
  • Potential Future Works

We were scheduled to meet the Deputy Premier Mr Barilaro this month, however the meeting was postponed to Friday August 9 and we look forward to his continued support in maintaining the further development of our Golf Club and course.

Your Board has diligently completed Club Director training this month, which was a requirement of Clubs NSW.

The Board also welcomed Jordie De Smet and the recent addition to the Finance committee Liz Clark who will work to establish our QGC Strategic Plan. Thankyou both for your participation and we look forward to your contributions.

Yours in Golf

Vice President and acting Chairman

John Bull


The Captain's Desk

Match Committee
Our new financial year begins and we are only a month away from spring and the hope for warmer days and good golf scores. The course will be closed from Monday 19th to Wednesday 21st August for annual course maintenance. The mid week Pro Comp will move to Thursday 22nd and will be a medley competition to accommodate those who missed normal competition days.

Players are reminded to bring a few extra gold coins to golf on Saturday, $1 for the increase in entry fee and others for the special “DoingItForJarrod” day. The small increase in comp fee from first competition in August will be divided into voucher value increase and club fee and there will be a need to allocate for GST. The 3rd August monthly medal round will be “DoingItForJarrod” day. Players are reminded to wear yellow and the Pro Shop will have promotional material on sale.

        A Grade Winner
       Anthony De Jongh

The Matchplay Championship Finals have now been completed with A Grade winner Anthony De Jongh defeating Tasi Lolesio for second successive year. Last year Anthony won 2 up and this year the match was tight again with Anthony winning 1 up.  In the B Grade Damien Bowles recorded a 3/1 win over Len Holdsworth.    

  C Grade Winner John Doyle (r) with Anthony Wrate      

C Grade was a match between friends with John Doyle defeating Anthony Wrate 4/3 and the friendship will continue at least until they next play against each other.
A couple of issues affecting play:

  1. The possible damage when retrieving ball from cup with the flag still in. Bryan has a detailed article elsewhere in newsletter and players are asked to take the care mentioned.
  2. The complaint for both slow and fast play has the committee looking into ways of recording times within the Touch Screen. Recording times on the card may help but has limitations. Players are reminded of their place in the field and if only playing as a two, remember you do not automatically have right of way.

September reminders
The special day for Wal Harrison on Saturday 7th September and we will welcome Pete Harrison with a group of eight for this special day.
Visitors from Tathra to compete against a group from our club on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd September
Volkswagen Scramble – Sunday 22nd September, check details with Pro Shop

Gail Goiser, Captain


Tips from the Tour


Only 6 weeks to go until the Volkswagen Scramble is on!!! Get your team of 4 together for the longest running Australian Team event, being held on Sunday the 15th of September. You can enter your team here: https://www.vwscramble.com.au/event#/competition/2069390/info

Entry fee includes lunch

Jake, Mat, Trent, Lachlan, Jacko and Harry


CEO Update


Hello again members.
Winter is nearly over … honestly. Trust me!
Members are courteously reminded that as at 1st August (this year, and every other year), membership privileges are temporarily suspended for those who have not renewed PRIOR to 31st July. This action is not taken lightly by management, however, is necessary to protect the integrity of those members who properly renew on time.
If you have simply forgotten to renew on time (or your private secretary has gone on leave), please contact the office ASAP to arrange payment, so that we can get you back in the Club, and/or back on the golf course! (We can also arrange counselling for your secretary!)
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 admin@queanbeyangolf.com.au.
This is the time of year when some of you maybetossing the coin
Members who may need assistance in determining which category of membership best suits them, NO MATTER THE CIRCUMSTANCES, 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.
Whatever reason you can think of to join another Club, we can match it, or do much better!!!
(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)
How good do our new tee signs look?
Even more better looking are the sponsors (new and old), who put their logos and hard-earned cash into sponsoring the signs. PLEASE assist by using the goods and services that our sponsors provide, in recognition of their support of our great golf club. “You scratch my back …..”
See you next month, when the birds are chirping.
As always ….. may the breeze be at your back, and every putt be your last!!!

Brighton Lakes Visit


The Brighton Lakes visit is on the 21st and 22nd of September there are still a few spots remaining.

If anyone is interested in going get in touch with Steve Dwight on 0423 296 167.


Be Careful After  'MAKING THAT PUTT'

Although putting with the flag in seems to have improved the pace of play, an unintended consequence has been noticed of the edges of the holes incurring more damage.

Golf course staff have noticed golfers inadvertently damaging the edges of the hole with their hand when retrieving the ball with the flagstick in the hole. Other damage has occurred when players try to remove their ball with the flagstick or even inserting their putter alongside the flagstick and causing damage.

Whether the flagstick is in the hole or not, golfers should carefully remove the ball with their hand. Never use the flagstick as a tool to remove the golf ball. Never remove the ball with a retriever attached to a putter without first removing the flagstick.

Tee Signage

Why not add a Tee Sponsorship as part of this upcoming year’s inclusions? Tee Sponsorship ranges from $1000.00 to $1500.00 per annum, depending on location. (see example below)

If you are interested in becoming a Tee Sponsor, please contact me Tony ASAP on 6297 1669 or ceo@queanbeyangolf.com.au as spots are dwindling very quickly!!!

Women's Captain

Congratulations Amber for winning the July Saturday monthly medal with 70/69 nett.
That July weekend a huge contingent of Queanbeyan women golfers ventured south for the annual Merimbula Challenge Bowl and Open. Suffice to say another fun weekend was had with winners across the field,  unfortunately Pauline Jeffery lost in the playoff against Maggie Hayes from Bermagui for the Merimbula Cup.
Emily Hurt Pennant has finished for another season. Our women performed very well but didn't make the final. Megan Lynch the youngest member in the team broke her opponents heart with a Hole in One on the 16th at Federal to win her match. Some of us are still waiting to achieve that goal.

Four women went to Goulburn for their Motor Neurone charity day. Unfortunately none of us shone other than winning a ball. Goulburn women always put on a scrumptious spread and the greens are always good given the difficult water restrictions.
The Royal Canberra Golf Club Challenge Bowl was Thursday 25 July with Shirl Weber, Tania Haslam, Jacqui McMillan and Gill Maiden representing Queanbeyan Golf Club, but Braidwood GC won on the day with a combined total of 140 points.
Finally some winning news, Sue Korth won the Drummond golf day Friday 26 July with 39 points to now compete at the Victoria Club in March 2020. 
Gill Maiden with 2 of her teammates won the Stoney Creek Challenge at Fairfield GC and went onto the regional final to now be competing at Hamilton Island in September 2020..
Anyone else notice the magpies getting a little more aggressive when opening some food? Maybe it's time to stop feeding them.
Chloe Thornton has rejoined as she is not going back to Kennesaw University in America, so look out for her on the course.
Congratulations Amber Thornton who won the Catalina GC Open Men and Women’s Colt Division. Amber shot an even par round to beat a hot field.
By now our members will have rejoined for the coming year, don't forget the extra $1 for competition fees starting this month.
From the Home of Bruce

Karaoke is Back & Trivia is Thriving

On the last Friday of the month Karaoke starts from 8.30pm.

Trivia is on the first Thursday of the month

Junior News

Junior Pennant
The junior pennant team will have the opportunity to play in the Interstate Junior series in the next few months. The first match will be played against the winner of the Riverina region at a neutral venue before the 30th of September, the next match will be played against the south coast region and then off to Newcastle for the final series.
Junior Week of golf
The winter leg of junior week was held over 4 different courses with 2 of Queanbeyan’s juniors contesting this tournament, Georgina Oak played on Monday at Murrumbidgee and Harry Smith all 4 days Monday to Thursday. There were some great results for Harry coming 4th at Murrumbidgee, 2nd at Belconnen, 1st Yass and 3rd at Federal. Harry finished 2nd overall gross a great result.
Catalina Junior Open
Sunday 28th July was the Clyde Auto Junior open held at Catalina country club, Queanbeyan had 2 golfers in the under 24s classic division, Lachlan Tisma with 76 Gross 75 Nett and Amber Thornton 74 Gross 72 Nett. Amber won the girls gross and runner up Nett. Well done Amber.
Junior Clinics
Reminders there are junior clinics run by our Pro shop at 4.00pm on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month. Mat Rainsford and his side kick Harry Smith put together a fun filled and basic skills clinic, if you have a son, daughter, grandchild, nephew or niece bring them along. - Cost $10.

                                             “Remember practice makes perfect”


Jerry Smith 
Junior Committee 


Sand Buckets

While it was getting better our golfing members seem to have slipped back into old habits.
We have 2 designated areas, near the 8th tee and at the back of the 18th green to put the Sand Buckets after you have finished your round?  Invariably a large percentage of them are left full.  Let's make an effort to:
A) put them in the designated area after each round, and
B) empty them on your last hole that you play as I am sure there are plenty of opportunities to do so. 

Divot Boxes


We could definitely improve in this area as well. Holes 5, 6, 8, 12, 15 and 17 are where we have Divot Boxes placed  to fill in divots made.

If you are playing with someone and they take a divot and don’t fix it, Can you either fix the divot with the sand and seed mix or nicely suggest that they do so. 

Can please make sure you keep the lid closed after use as this stops the seed from germinating inside the box.


With today being 1 August all Clubhouse and Golfing members are reminded that memberships that have not been renewed will need to ASAP to use the Golf Club facilities - unless your Clubhouse Membership is through until 2020 or 2021.

Just a reminder that the club is required under law to follow regulations that don’t apply to restaurants outside of licensed clubs.

Please be advised that patrons who reside within 5 kms ("as the crow flies") must either be members, or signed in by an accompanying member. If you live outside of 5 kms, you must provide residential identification and then complete the Temporary Members register. Much easier to join as a social member. $5 gets you until 31/7/20, or $10 gets you until 31/7/22.

Reward Points
The other reminder is that all your membership reward points will be zeroed as of 1 August, so please use up your points this month.

Junior Clinics

The 1st clinic for 2019 was held on the 6th of February 2019
When: 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month during School Terms
Time: 4pm for approximately 45 minutes.
Cost: $10 per clinic
How to book: Just call the pro shop on 6297 2542 on the morning to confirm you child's attendance.

Bookings & Competition Results on Mobile Devices

To view comp results, log in as if you are making a booking. Press on the menu bar on the top right.  A menu will come up.  Click on Results 2nd from the bottom. 
If you are still having problems viewing the results:
  • On iPhones, if you open Safari and click to open a new browser page there is a Private button on the bottom left of the screen.  Same is the case on an iPad.  The Private button should not be highlighted, otherwise the page is in Private browsing mode.
  • On Android devices, this is called Incognito Browsing, and this is turned on or off via the browser menu.

Ladies come and try golf (note earlier start time)

  • Sunday afternoons at 1.45pm for a 2.00pm. No experience needed. No need to book.
  • Play 8 holes in an all Beginner Women’s Comp. Cost only $10. Meet and pay at the Pro Shop.
  • You will learn about golf in a friendly and non-threatening environment with help to enjoy the game at whatever level you would like.
  • If you are only available on another weekday and would like to give golf a go then phone Pauline (see below) and see what can be arranged.
  • Professional lessons available from Jake Nagle and his team at the Pro Shop. Ph. 6297 2542. Check for Ladies clinics and packages at affordable prices.
  • Membership for women available in all categories. Get a handicap and play in the Women’s competition on Tuesday, Saturday and medley Sundays.
It’s fun and you will be helped all the way.

Phone Pauline Jeffery
6285 1846 or 0422 204 988
Email: paulinejeffery@hotmail.com


from 5.30pm

Enjoy our full range of meals from juicy steaks to our mouth-watering pizzas

(Pizzas not available Mondays)

More specials on the blackboard.

What's on at the Club

  • Happy Hour is 5.00pm to 6.00pm Monday to Friday
  • Wednesday meat tray raffles @ 5pm and 7.30pm
  • Thursday Trivia from 7.30 - 1st Thursday of the month
  • Friday raffles meat tray raffles tickets on sale at 6 drawn @ 7.30pm
  • Karaoke is on the last Friday of the month from 8.30pm
  • Friday night euchre starts @ 6.30pm
  • Members draw after the Raffles on Friday night
  • FREE WIFI Ask the bar staff for details

Cart 20 Card

Cart 20 Card – A prepaid cart pass is now available from the pro shop. The pass will provide for 20 9/18 hole rounds for the discounted price of $475. Carts are subject to availability. 
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