Out of the Rough

Monthly newsletter of the Queanbeyan Golf Club

November 2019


President's Message

Hi All,
November has arrived and the Club Championships have been completed. Congratulations to all participants for surviving the 4 days of counting them all.

A group of Board members and invited guests attended the recent NSW Golf Industry Awards night in Sydney. You may or may not be aware that Queanbeyan was a finalist in the Country Cub of the Year and Pro Am of the Year. Whist we were not successful in winning it was a great achievement for QGC to make the final and my thanks to all members, employees and volunteers for their efforts in getting QGC to be considered at such a prestigious event. I would also like to specifically call out the efforts of our CEO Tony Treeve, PGA Professional Jake Nagle and  MasterChef Victor Prineas, whose efforts have greatly contributed to the QGC success in the last 12 months.

The closure of Brown St unfortunately continues as a work in progress to finalisation. After presentation of a path inclusion to allow safe pedestrian access to the course without impacting golfers, QPRC have notified us that the November meeting will now determine completeness of the process.
Initiatives being pursued by your Board currently include
  • 2 Day Pro Am scheduled for 16/17 March 2020. This year’s event to include some extra items in the agenda which will be confirmed and communicated soon.

Further discussions re the 2020 National Boys Championships with Golf Australia Note the dates in your calendar. 
  • Outgoing Board of Directors and transitioning of New
We have a number of Board members not standing for re-election. I am sure that you all join me in thanking them all for their commitment, support and valuable contributions and wish them well in their future endeavours. 
  • Gail Goiser
  • Ray Dorsett
  • Jerry Smith
  • Lee Maiden
Yours in Golf
A/g President
John Bull

The Captain's Desk

Club Championships 2019

The 2019 Club Championships are now finished and the winners are to be congratulated. Helpers who, I felt sacrificed their games are especially thanked. Leigh Blyton who played early each day and then spent the rest of the day making sure all was going well on the course.

Weather watch started very early on Sunday and Leigh had the siren at the ready if needing to call a halt to play. We had some wet players in the afternoon but none of the dangerous weather conditions predicted. Ian O’Donnell and Ray Dorsett were “spotting” on the course each day before their own games. Thank you also extended to Ian Wallace for spotting both weekends, Glenda and Nick Loades and Jan Haskins all doing sessions of spotting.

The joint presentation of trophies had to start a little earlier than advertised, players were wet and I apologies to anyone who arrived at the later time.

Photos of all winners are on facebook and thank you to Jake for this.

Club Champion – Lachlan Tisma – 286 (70, 70, 74, and 72)

B Grade – Paul Morshead 336 (81, 83, 84, 87)

C Grade – Peter Rayment 380 (96, 94, 98, 92)

Junior Champion – Harry Smith 302 (76, 71, 76, 79)

Veterans – Glenn Hart 307

Nett Winners – A Grade – Graeme McLennan 287 and was Medal of Medal Winner with 67 nett

B Grade – Prize awarded to Mark Welsby 291 – prize limitation

C Grade – Ian Sommerville 291 and was runner up gross in this division, just 2 strokes behind Peter Rayment

Sister Campbell Trophy (best 4 day nett) – Paul Morshead

On the final day Match Committee had to send six players out in final of C Grade because of tied scores after three rounds.

Congratulations to Lauren Maher, Fran Miller and Samantha McLintock who were Women’s Championship winners.

Events coming up
1) Queanbeyan Cup 16th November – members to enter own names and visitors will be entered by Jake or club captain.

2) Mixed Foursomes Championship on Saturday 23rd November, a 27 hole event.

3) Hamper Day on Saturday 14th December

Club Presentation Evening
Match Committee is to discuss this event next week and then with club management as soon as possible after that for suitable date.

Pennant 2020
I have received the first draft of Sunday pennant with at least two dates that will need to be changed. The Sunday pennant season will start on 9th February, but the draw for Thursday games not yet received. A number of players have already indicated their interest but remind that other players who wish to be considered need to contact me soon.


Gail Goiser, Captain

Tips from the Tour

Congratulations to everyone involved in this years Mens and Women’s Club Championships, and obviously to all our Champions. A special congrats to Lachlan Tisma and Lauren Maher on being crowned Club Champion!

25% OFF all Odyssey and Ping Putters in Stock

Jake, Mat, Trent, Lachlan, Jacko and Harry


CEO Update


Hello again members.


Thank you to those members who nominated for the Board of Directors for the upcoming year. Nominations closed on Friday 8/11/2019 at 5.00pm, with the sole nomination of John Bull for the office of President, and the sole nomination of Scott Cameron for the office of Vice President. These gentlemen will have their offices confirmed at the upcoming Annual General Meeting. Congratulations to both!

The position of Captain did not receive a nomination, therefore a further call for nominations will be made from those eligible members in attendance, at the upcoming Annual General Meeting.

There were seven (7) nominations received for the six (6) available positions of Director. This has prompted a ballot for the election of the final six.

Voting in this election will take place on Tuesday 26/11/2019, Wednesday 27/11/2019 and Saturday 30/11/2019, between the hours of 10.00am and 2.00pm daily. (Please refer to member’s notice board for full details)


The Green’s Committee are currently drafting a Vegetation Management Plan (VMP), to assist the performance of the club’s existing Golf Course Presentation Standards. The committee in seeking input and assistance from various sources, internal and external, to create a plan that guides the club in establishing and maintaining the best possible standards of vegetation management for our golf course.

If you, or someone you know, is an arborist, horticulturist, or has significant knowledge and/or experience in this area, please contact me at ceo@queanbeyangolf.com.au to arrange a meeting. Any and all positive contributions are very welcome.


The club’s auditors are close to signing off our accounts for the past financial year, so that means that the AGM must be just around the corner!

Pencil the evening of Monday 9th December 2019 (at 6.00pm) in your diary, as that appears to be the likely date … if the auditors are happy. Which I am certain they will be!!!

Keep an eye out on the member’s notice board for the confirmed date, as well as the next issue of the Club Newsletter.

As always ….. may the breeze be at your back, and every putt be your last!!!



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 Tony ASAP on 6297 1669 or ceo@queanbeyangolf.com.au as spots are dwindling very quickly!!!

Live Music

Women's Captain

Friday 4 October 2 teams entered the VW scramble in Goulburn. The team of Pauline Jeffery, Liz Smyth, Fran Miller and Sam Mclintock were .3 off coming first.  Queanbeyan Golf Club will be holding their Womens VW scramble on Monday 24 February 2020. So pencil that in your diaries.
Saturday 12 October Liz Clark won the Monthly Medal with an impressive 83/68. That handicap is going in the right direction.
Amber Thornton was one of the team members to represent Queanbeyan in the first round of the Far South Coast State Junior Pennant Championships at My Broughton. Due to a tie in the matches, it fell to the # 1's to have a playoff. Amber won the first playoff hole with a birdie and that was that, end of story.
Also on 20 October we had a contingent of women playing in the regional finals of the 2 person Ambrose. Shirl Weber and Julie Meskell came 2nd by .25,  Dee Rodgers and Jacqui McMillan came 4th.
The Australian Seniors was at Nelson Bay Golf Club. Pauline Jeffery, Liz Smyth and Nicky Moon from Federal were representing the ACT unfortunately they didn't fare so well in the team match and NSW won by 1.
Liz Smyth made the finals in her age flight but was defeated by Nicky Moon.
Even with super caddy Pauline Jeffery it wasn’t enough.

Liz also was 3rd in the Super Senior Order of Merit. Congratulations.
Golf NSW Medal Playoff was held at Belconnen Golf Club. Those that qualified were Fiona Doyle, Chris Kawamata, Sam Mclintock, Julie Seaman, Jacqui McMillan and Faye Corbett. Well done for qualifying but bad luck for not going through to the next round.
The Canberra Shield was at Federal Golf Club on the last day of October. We had 8 players from Queanbeyan representing our Club. One of our newest members was a standout Anne Pratt with a 4/3 win. Liz Clark, Kerry Mynott and Sue DeSousa also won their matches  Jo McKenzie, Kerry Smith, Leanne Griffith and Trish Ziebell may not have won their matches but didnt give up. RMC won the Canberra Shield for 2019.
The Club Championships 2019 are done and dusted for another year.

What a tussle at the top in all divisions. 

Congratulations to all the winners, Lauren Maher, Fran Miller and Sam McLintock including Last 36 holes winner Lauren Maher, Long Marker winner 30-45 Maureen Van Maanen, Medal of Medals winner Fran Miller and  Best Veteran Karen Ebsworth who by the way did a mammoth job of compiling all our scores into a spreadsheet for all to see.
Thank you to the greens staff for keeping the course in such good condition given the trying circumstances you are constantly dealt.
Dates to remember Womens AGM 7pm Monday 18 November and Womens Presentation night Tuesday 3 December also 7pm.
You may have already met or played with our newest members but please make yourself known to them if you haven't already  Lynda Carbone, Anne Pratt and Jan Lewandowski.
From the home of Bruce

Don't forget Karaoke & Trivia 

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

Trivia is on the first Thursday of the month

Junior News

Junior State Pennant Jack Newton Junior Golf
Our region’s state pennant championship match was played at Mt Broughton golf course on Sunday 20th October 2019 against a representative team from the far south coast, with the score locked up at 3 all Amber Thornton playing number 1 had to play sudden death golf eventually winning on the first play off hole. With the victory our team will travel for the finals series to Newcastle either 12-14 or 19-21 of January 2020, when JNJG have finalised the draw we will be notified of the correct date.
The DJ Homes pennant team L-R. Patrick Mitchell, Harry Smith, Lachlan De Jongh, Harrison Palic, Angus Knox, Amber Thornton and Josh De Jongh.
Junior Club Championships
The club championships were played over 4 rounds with windy conditions the first 3 days and rain on the final day. Harry Smith won the gross Junior Champion with a score of 302 and finishing 3rd in the overall men’s competition, Lachlan De Jongh won the Junior Net competition with a score of 296 and Patrick Mitchell 3rd Nett with a score of 300 and Amber Thornton was runner up gross in the women’s club Championship’s. Well done.
Active Kids Vouchers NSW Government
The NSW Government is helping kids get active with the Active Kids program. The Active Kids program provides two $100 vouchers for parents, guardians and carers of school-enrolled children to use towards sport and active recreation costs each year. From 1 July 2019, parents, guardians and carers can apply for the second $100 Active Kids voucher. Voucher 1 is valid January to December and Voucher 2 is valid July to December.
 $100 Active Kids voucher, can be used for golf membership through the club or golf tuition through the Pro shop.
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                  



Jerry Smith 
Junior Committee 


Sand Buckets

How good are we getting at this?  Really good. 
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

With the new couched tees it is very important that we fill in divots made on the Tees as the couch is a "running grass" and grows best on level ground. 

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 provided in the Divot Boxes or nicely suggest that they do so. 


Practicing on the Course

Just a reminder to golfers that we have practice facilities and that the golf  course is not a place for a myriad of balls.  A member was seen practicing with his "shag bag" of balls this week.  please refrain from doing this and keep your practice to 2 balls whilst on the course


A reminder to all Clubhouse and Golfing members 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.

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.

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.

Superintendent's Report

Congratulations to all winners in the club championships. Conditions weren’t easy, yet some very good scores were achieved by many. Well done to those members.

Disappointingly, with the new tees in play totally the second weekend, many, roughly a third of participants didn’t repair their divots. I insist that a small amount of sand is placed in each divot, and smoothed out with your foot. This will assist in re-growth and enable greenstaff to spend valuable time on other tasks. Warmer weather coming into summer will aid growth, so please take good care of the tees. The odd warm spell has resulted in more frequent irrigation needs. Please bare with the odd wet areas, its all beneficial in maintaining good growth and soil moisture.

Good golfing BK 

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 @ 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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