June Update - 8/6/2019

WARWICK GOLF CLUB

OCCASIONAL UPDATE June 2019 

Our club continues to prosper. Our fields are holding up nicely. Captains Mary and Tony have sponsorships and comps running smoothly. (Thanks to Liz and Eamon for filling in while both captains are currently tripping overseas). Our finances are such that treasurer Trevor is happy.

All of our volunteers continue to assist in many ways, and our greens staff have the course in great shape. The Australia Day and Labour Day club charity events have proved to be good days out as well as good fundraisers. The Ladies Pennants/Adam Falconer Shield was held at Warwick last week and many compliments were given by the visitors on the successful organization and quality of the course. Well done Judy, Mary and their band of helpers.

The club’s Volkswagon Scramble team of Sam the Pro, Neil, Caleb, Chris and Rhys have done us proud by coming a close third in this national event. Sam has also won the qualifying round at Twin Waters which will see him compete at Hamilton Island for a place in the Australian PGA.

Kris McLennan, our club champion, is also doing us proud, having won three open carnivals in the last 12 months – Tenterfield, Dalby and Pittsworth, all with shots to spare and including a couple of sub-par rounds. He’s also gone through the Division 2 pennants season undefeated this year. Well done Kris and keep up the good golf.

Our men’s clinics (sponsored by Qld Sport and Recreation) are reaching their final couple of sessions and we are looking for some members to act as assistants to guide these potential new members around the course. Please contact Garry Adcock (0412987643) if you would like to help beginner golfers around a few holes, teaching them about etiquette, procedures etc.

Another project  sponsored by Sport and Recreation has been the new toilets. Judy and Mary’s submission for funding has proved to be a really worthwhile project and are kept sparkling clean by Joely and Vicki.

This year we have purchased some new items of greenkeeping equipment:- a second hand ute, a Toro fairway and greens blower, and a Kubota RTV500 all-terrain vehicle. These items of equipment are in regular use and were made available by the generosity of Gunter Nicklich and Sporters Golf Club.

Money has been spent in upgrading the electricity supply to the top three buggy sheds. There should be no more power failures from overloading the circuits, unless an individual member’s charger in one of the sheds is defective.

Steve Domjahn, manager of the Condamine Sports Club, advises that 250 new chairs for the clubhouse are on order . We look forward to the lift that this will give to the appearance of the clubhouse interior. As well, the Condy has spent in excess of $25000 on a large solar system to boost supply for when demand is too high for our mains electricity source. These two initiatives are well over and above the agreed $20000 that the Condy needs to spend on/in the clubhouse over each of the three years of this term of their lease.

 

SOME HOUSEKEEPING

*A suggestion box has been fixed to the wall near the confectionary vending machine. If you have an idea that you would like to put forward, please make use of the box. However, any suggestion should be signed so that the committee can give you feedback with reasons for support or otherwise of your idea. 

*The Proshop has asked that all members make use of the timesheets so that the fields can be organised more effectively. If you make a late decision to play, please contact the proshop to advise them that you will be looking for a game. This applies to all types of weekend games.

*Greenkeeper Craig is asking that early morning golfers in carts use the sides of the fairways till the frost (if there is one) has melted. Tyre tracks on frozen green fairways will injure the grass and leave permanent marks.

Thanks again to all of our volunteers and committee members who do such a wonderful job to keep our club on the up and up. Thanks also go to the members who support the club’s Friday night raffles, very successfully run by Brendan, Kris and Rob.

 

Don Stewart

Pres WGC