Welcome to the latest edition of The Captain’s Report.
We are now into the prime Queensland golfing season, winter. Our greens are starting to speed up and grass growth around the course in general has slowed down. It is also a time when the amount of sunlight during the day does not always dry out certain sections of the course after rain, so please be mindful where you are driving your cart. There are signs around the course directing traffic, and in a few locations, ropes are assisting in trying to minimise the damage in wet / muddy areas. Also please remember to always take a sand bucket with you especially on days when there is a shotgun start, your starting hole may not have sand buckets available on the tee.
This Sunday the finals for all grades are being played. At 7am, two of our best junior golfers are up against each other to determine who will become the Men’s Club Champion for 2019. Both Sam Slater and Conor Whitelock represented Queensland in the Australian Boys Interstate Series earlier this year. It’s been a very long time since both finalists were aged under 18.
In the ladies, Dee Dee Russell and Emily Byrne will hit off at 7.10am for the Ladies Club Championship 36 hole final.
The Plate final at 7.20am sees No. 3 seed James Poulimas come up against No. 8 seed Soorian Raman. James is a previous Plate finalist whilst Soorian won the Midwinter Medal last month.
In B Grade, No. 1 seed and 2019 Sir Leslie Wilson winner David Raman has played solid golf during the quarter final and semi-final stages and will play Steven Kluss at 7.30am.
C Grades sees Nick Kolatsis take on a player many years his junior, 12 year old Charlie Fraser, at 7.40am.
At 7.50am defending Senior Champion Rob Tathem will play former Senior Champion Lloyd Cotterill in the final of the Senior Championships.
John Caris and Jack Evans will play in the final of the Veterans Matchplay at 8.00am.
Ed Trendall won a close semi-final and will play Kevin Hicks in the for the Byneset Trophy starting at 8.10am.
In the ladies B Grade final, Anna Lyons and Leigh Francis are hitting off at 8.20am.
All the best to everyone playing on Sunday. If you have nothing else planned, come out, grab a coffee from the Garden Room and watch some of the finals.I know that the players appreciate your support, even though some pretend they don’t want you to watch them.
Pace of Play
4 hours 15 minutes is the goal. Your position in the field is to keep with the group in front of you, not to stay ahead of the group behind you. A few members are not recognising that the group they are playing in are out of position, and this frustrates the members playing behind them.
I have noticed an improvement in the raking of bunkers the last few weeks, it appears the rakes are being used more often now. Please rake bunkers after playing out of them and leave the rake outside of the bunker. Thank you in advance.
After monitoring and receiving feedback from members, the Tuesday timesheet has been adjusted slightly. By the time you read this, the change will already be in place. There has been no change to the other days. The Ladies Captain and myself along with the Match Committee will continue to monitor and review as necessary.
The blue discs have now replaced the blue stakes defining the relief area in different parts of the course. These are behind the 9thgreen, behind the 13thgreen (this one defines where a penalty relief is to be taken), and short and to the right hand side of the first fairway bunker on 17 close to the concrete path. Hopefully you don’t have to use these relief areas too often.
Hit it where they mow it.
Holes in One’s
The Brisbane Golf Club has a Hole-In-One Club. Membership costs each member just $1 each time a Hole-In-One is recorded in a competition and means that if you achieve a Hole-In-One every member of the Hole-in-One Club will pay you $1. If we have 100 Members in the Hole-in-One Club then an ‘ace’ will earn you $99. To join, simply send an email with your name and membership number to email@example.com. There were two hole in one’s last month. Congratulations to Cameron and Ed.
Cameron Gibson Hole 4 – May 19th and Ed Lucas Hole 11 – May 22
New Reciprocal Clubs
We are pleased to announce that we have recently added three more reciprocal clubs, Royal Hobart (Tasmania), The Grange (South Australia) and The Eastern Golf Club (Victoria). If you are visiting any of these courses please email Reece on firstname.lastname@example.org for a Letter of Introduction.
Monthly Medal April
- A Grade – Tom Deane nett 68
- B Grade – Maxwell Burch nett 66
- C Grade – Robert Swan nett 69
- Best Gross – Tom Deane (72)
Monthly Medal May
- A Grade – Peter White nett 72
- B Grade – John McDonald nett 69
- C Grade – Gunther Braun 39pts
- Best Gross – Sam Howse (74)
Thanks to all that played in this year’s Claiming Cup. For only the second time in the past 9 years, BGC were victorious over Indooroopilly with a 7 to 5 win.
Congratulations to Soorian Raman who won the Midwinter Medal last month. The second round saw quite a change in the weather with an intense 45 minute rain burst curtailing the majority of the afternoon field.
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Two solid rounds of 78 & 81 by Lynne Conroy and Ash Sturmer was good enough to win the 36 hole Mixed Foursomes by 2 shots from Angela Fong and myself. The inaugural Holmes Family Trophy (Best nett) was won by Helen and John Caris.
March Vinidex Captains Challenge
- Winner – Ashley Stewart 36pts
- Runner Up – Nicholas Rosen-Evans 36pts
- Best Lady – Berenice Holmes 29pts
April Vinidex Captains Challenge
- Winner – Paul Potter 40pts
- Runner Up – Scott Richardson 40pts
- Best Lady – Helen Charlton 35pts
May Vinidex Captains Challenge
- Winner – Geoff Crozier 37pts
- Runner Up – Tom Symons 37pts
- Best Lady – Helen Caris 31pts
Vinidex 6 Month Challenge
This season, the Vinidex 6 Month Challenge winner will be the player with the best 4 stableford scores from the first 6 Captain’s Challenges of the year. After 5 rounds, the leaderboard is as follows:
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Thanks to Vinidex for supporting this monthly event.
Friday, 14th June – Nine and Dine
Monday, 17th June – US Open Breakfast
Sunday, 29th June – Men’s Foursomes Championships 36 holes
Sunday, 30th June – Completion of 2nd round G.H. Mocatta President’s Cup
Friday, 12th July – Open Day
Friday, 12th July – Nine and Dine
Wednesday 17th July – Completion of Quarter Finals Oldest Member Cup
Sunday, 14th July – Round 1 Mens Pennant v RQ at RQ