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Friday 18 September 2020

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Temporary 12th & Short 13th holes

Please note that due to the pathway upgrade with the temporary 12th and short 13th holes currently being played, competitions on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday did not get handicapped by Golf Link.

NSW Golf has now provided us with a new "Temporary Course Ratings" that will come into play from Saturday the 19th September that will allow us to handicap each competition.

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Summer Smart 

The Hot weather is on its way! As you start to enjoy golf in the warmer weather one of the most important things to do is stay hydrated. Keeping your body hydrated during exercise helps replace the water lost from sweating and prevents fatigue and poor physical performance. So, for a good game and good health keep your water bottles filled and with you during your game and use frequently. This is especially relevant now during COVID-19 conditions when water is not available on the course.

Plus remember to hit the fairways "Sun Protected" it's the old slip, slop slap routine - cover up for the sun, wear your hat and apply your sunscreen. Once again due to COVID-19 restrictions there is none available on the greens. There is a SUN SMART app available you can download that tells you the hottest times of the day and UV.

Play smart this summer - get into the habit as hydration and sun protection are the key.

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Sporting Reincarnations

"The Paddock", the name for the track of land that now makes up the majority of North Ryde Golf Club has had many reincarnations.

In the early 1920's "would-be" entrepreneur, Frank Kelly staged footraces of varying distances aimed at attracting some of the country's most outstanding athletes. Sadly, the venture was doomed as the ground's rough and hilly surface proved entirely unsatisfactory with many of those brave enough to take on the challenge limping off the track with serious leg injuries.

In 1929 following the closure of Chatswood Motor Cycle Club's raceway another layout was developed at "The Paddock" and North Ryde Speedway was built in the natural amphitheatre. A typical meeting comprised of 30 events of ten laps each, from the hill on the north side of the course, fans would follow their daring heroes.  This was possibly the first sightings of fan clubs in the North Ryde area, many of them following local Ray Taylor who's first dirt track race meeting was at North Ryde. Ray Taylor the "Mick Doohan" of that period went on to become an Australian Solo Speedway Champion and an International speedway star of the 1930's and 1940's.

The track closed around 1935 when the Chatswood club merged with the Willoughby Motor Cycle Club. "The Paddock" was then reincarnated again for another sporting activity "Golf", perhaps less flamboyant but certainly no less intense in nature. 

References:  A Vision Unfolding - Celebration of North Ryde Golf by Allan Wilson
Speedway and Race History - Official History Website for ASDRA inc. 

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We want to take this time to thank you for your help through these uncertain times of COVID-19.  North Ryde Golf Club is a COVID Safe venue and is following the NSW Health advice and monitoring this daily to ensure your health and safety whilst visiting us. 

Please take note of a few essential conditions and remember if you are at all unwell please stay home and do not visit the club. Please ensure you are following the requests of our staff and COVID-19 Marshalls.

Only one person per cart unless in the same household, maximum of 10 in seated groups, all patrons must be seated and remember 1.5 social distancing at all times.

Check below for the latest updates NSW Government updates.
NSW Health latest COVID-19 news and updates.

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Standout Events

September 19 Sat - Father & Son Trophy

September 26 Sat - Members Foursomes Championships Round 1 (A, B, C & D Grades)

October 4 Sun - Mixed Foursomes Championships Round 1, 12 pairs with lowest scratch score to qualify for final round

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Thank you to our sponsors

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North Ryde Golf Club
Twin Road, North Ryde, NSW 2113

P: (02) 9887 4422
E: office@northrydegolfclub.com.au


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