Out of the Rough

Monthly newsletter of the Queanbeyan Golf Club

December / January 2019


President's Message


Hi All,

Thank you to all those who attended the AGM and contributed to the acceptance of our financial statements and annual reports. I trust that you have all read them to see how well the club is actually going.

I also would like to thank our departing Board members Gail Goiser, Lee Maiden, Ray Dorsett and Jerry Smith for their significant contributions towards our successful 2019 and wish them well in their future endeavours.

We required an election for new Board members due to the fact that we had 7 outstanding nominations for the 6 available positions. The election process was run by our Returning Officer Dave Elton and I thank him for his efforts and time

The result as you all are aware meant that there was 1 person to miss out and that was Sue Korth who I have thanked personally for her nomination and look forward to her continuous support.

I welcome all incoming/exisiting Board Members and look forward to working with you all in maintaining the positive momentum and progression of Queanbeyan Golf Club in 2020.

Tom Darmody

Jordie De Smet

Cathy Hanrahan

Wendy Lynch

Guy Kennedy

Ray Hart

Vice President Scott Cameron

Captain Josh Crockett

We had our first Board meeting Tuesday 17 December 2019 in preparation for the year ahead.

On behalf of the Board I would like to wish our “Staff and Volunteer Team” here at QGC and all members a safe and merry Xmas and a happy new year for 2020.

We look forward to your continued support

Yours in golf and how good is the back right hand side of the 6th tee looking


John Bull

Tips from the Tour

Merry Xmas from the Pro Shop!
A big thank you to our wonderful members for all their support this year. We hope you all have a happy and safe Christmas and New Years with friends and family.

Christmas Specials:
•20% OFF all ECCO golf shoes in stock
•Callaway MD5 JAWS wedges only $199 Save $60
•25% OFF all Odyssey putters


Jake, Mat, Trent, Lachlan, Jacko and Harry


CEO Update


Hello again members.

With Christmas just around the corner, and still plenty of last-minute trips to the shops, there are a few dates that everyone needs to jot down in your diaries.

First off the rank, the Club and the golf course are both closed on Christmas Day (Wednesday 25th December). Merry Xmas everybody!!!!!

Victor and his hard-working Bistro staff will also be enjoying a well-deserved break over the festive season. They will be serving lunch only on Christmas Eve (Tuesday 24th December 2019), and will re-open in time for lunch on Thursday 2nd January 2020. Have a nice and relaxing break guys, you thoroughly deserve it!!!!

In terms of what’s on over the Chrissy break, the clubhouse will be trading relatively as normal. Closing times may vary due to the level of trade, and also due to the fact that the kitchen will be closed for dinner. (If you are contemplating a late evening drink, maybe call ahead first to avoid disappointment)

Jake and the lads in the Pro-Shop have got pro-comp’s on almost every day (except Xmas Day), so there’s no excuse to stay home and listen to grandpa snoring, or Uncle Dave’s annual contribution to politics, religion and climate change.

Due to overwhelming popular demand, we have decided to move our acoustic entertainer from Sunday afternoon at 4pm, to Friday nights at 7pm. Sadly, these fantastically talented singers and musicians were getting baked by the hot, westerly sun on the balcony, so we’ve decided to bring them inside where it’s nice and cool. So, why not bring your friends and your family and make Friday nights YOUR night out at the golfie!!!

From my family to all of yours, please have a very merry Christmas, and a safe, happy and prosperous New Year.

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


Friday 20/12/2019          Mark Thompson
Friday 3/01/2020            Purc Randall
Friday 10/01/2020          Mitch Canas
Friday 17/01/2020          Minh Ha
Friday 24/01/2020          Bill Olson
Friday 31/01/2020          Levi Thompson

PLEASE NOTE:    There will be nobody playing on Friday 27/12/2019 as the bistro will be closed.

Women's Captain

Since our last newsletter, our 2019 Club Champion, Lauren Maher, broke the course record on Saturday 2 November with a brilliant 68 gross, which was only recently broken in July by Amber Thornton with a 69. Some of us can only dream of such achievements.

The ACT Seniors event was held at Gold Creek, Federal and of course our very own Queanbeyan Golf Club. The Colleen de Costa trophy was won by Jacqui Morgan from Monash Golf Club. Pam Sasssella won the nett at Queanbeyan, Deb Baker won the nett the next day at Gold Creek and Liz Smyth was the winner of the gross at Federal. Pauline Jeffery came 3rd in the 54 hole gross.
Our Queanbeyan Cup on Saturday 16 November was won by Cathryn Husdell with gross of 80 including an eagle on the 4th, Lorraine Greenwood won the nett with a very nice 67.
The Mixed Foursomes was won by Pauline Jeffery and Matt Doyle with a 6 shot lead from Julie Reid and Stephen Dwight. The nett winners were Julie and Ian Seaman with only ¾ of a shot from Meg Lynch and James Brown.

Our CSGA district gala day at Fairbairn Golf Course was 'a day at the races' it was fun to see all  the women getting into the spirit of things. Wendy Lynch and Catherine Husdell won the gross with 85 followed hot on their heels by Pauline Jeffery and Fran

The Women's AGM on Monday 18 November welcomed 2 new committee members Kerry Smith and Deb Shand. Outgoing President and Vice President were Linley Huish and Pauline Jeffery. Thank you once again for all your efforts. We members often don't see the hard work that goes on behind the scenes.  Yvonne Heslop will now be President, Deb Shand Vice President, Jacqui McMillan Treasurer/Secretary the other positions have remained the same.
Our ever travelling senior Deb Baker attended the Tasmania senior Matchplay and was runner up in the nett. Certainly gets around our Deb.
The Womens presentation night was another great success thanks to the committee, congratulations to all the winners and everyone who played throughout the year without you it wouldn't have been such a success. The Clubwoman of the Year was a very deserving Aina Blyton, many thanks especially in recent times for mentoring on the 10th during our Championships.
After our final day for the year on 7 December we will revert to a pro comp so no women's presentations and all cards please put in the slot below notice board at the entrance to the club. Our first days back for 2020 are Tuesday 4th and Saturday 8th February.
Last but certainly not least the women would like to thank the green staff for all their work keeping the course looking so good in very trying conditions, the bar staff in always having a smile together with helping hands, Jake Nagle our very competent pro who is always the women's go to for any information regarding the club or course and the women's committee who do a lot of work in front and behind the scenes.
Wishing everyone a very Merry and Safe Xmas and bring on a fantabulous 2020.
From the Home of Bruce

Junior News

Googong Anglican High school
Years 7 and 8 of the Googong Anglican High School started a golf program with Jack Newton Junior Golf which ran from October 15th to the 3rd December with Trent Britton Queanbeyan Golf Clubs trainee professional hosting clinics twice a week at the oval next to the school. The morning of December 3rd the school’s students came to Queanbeyan GC for the final clinic with Trent with his assistant Harry Smith utilizing the driving range for hitting long balls, chipping, putting and bunker practice. Hopefully some of the students take the next step and start playing on a regular basis.

Junior State Pennant Jack Newton Junior Golf
There have been some last minute changes to the junior pennant state finals with the venue now being at the Horizons golf resort Port Stevens in NSW on Monday 20th and Tuesday 21st of January, with all the states winners in attendance should be a good challenge for our team.


Royal Canberra Junior Open
ACT MONARO DISTRICT GOLF ASSOCIATION will be hosting the junior open Thursday 16th January The link below for entry. Further information a flyer can be found on the Queanbeyan GC notice board.

Use Link - https://tourentry.golfbox.dk/?cid=2214288 

Entries open Thursday 5 December at 6 am

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

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

The current drought  we are experiencing is putting us all to the test. Irrigation during this period has been constant with additional areas being watered during the day. Whilst it may seem wet at times, it takes very little time to dry out, consistently high winds has made our job more difficult. Lets hope we receive some relieving rain soon. With the extremely hot weather of late, moisture content in the ground is at a minimum, native trees are stressed and others dying. In the last 3 weeks several large limbs have fallen. I urge that even on extremely hot days, avoid walking in the shade and the tree line. There are no "warning signs" and consider your own safety when enjoying playing golf.

The Greenstaff wish all members a happy and safe Christmas and look forward to seeing you all again in 2020.

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


Please note that the Bread ‘n’ Putter Bistro will be closed over the Xmas/New Year period. Dates as follows:

  • Tuesday 24th December 2019  - close after lunch at 3.00pm
  • Thursday 2nd January 2020  - re-open for lunch at 11.30am

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 - back in February
  • Friday raffles meat tray raffles tickets on sale at 6 drawn @ 7.30pm
  • 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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