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Friday 23 December 2022

  • President's Message

  • Win a Christmas Ham Tonight!

  • Last  Minute Gift

  • Holiday Opening Hours

  • Golf Bag Winner

  • Member Subscriptions

  • Merry Christmas, What's On in the Club & Christmas Joke

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President's Message

Surprisingly, it is six months since I last wrote to you in the regular 19TH NEWS. That was the Friday 24 of June, the week of the Winter Solstice and this week was the Summer Solstice - the longest day of this year (December 22). It is great to see how well this publication has gone since its early days and thanks to Graham, Anthony, the Admin Team and especially Michelle who contribute significantly to its success.

The year has, in many ways, flown past and for the first time in some years it really feels festive this month. Perhaps it is because Christmas Day is on a Sunday; perhaps it is because we have settled into the new normal; or perhaps it is because Alex, Ross, Steve and Gordo have taken the unprecedented step to have a fourth Hams' Raffle tonight. Go up and wish them well from 5:30pm - they work tirelessly to provide you with a community spirit and raise funds for Legacy in doing so.

This year saw the 3rd wave of that thing I don't like talking about, and the wettest period in living memory with our Course closed for 73 days. As you settle into your Festive Season, spare a thought and maybe a penny for those not going so well around NSW, Australia and the World with floods, fires and war.

Your Club has continued to flourish, despite the headwinds, and we are privileged to enjoy one of the best presented courses which is in magnificent condition - thank you to the Course Staff and special thanks to Dean Lenertz who stepped in for Ron Duffy as he moved towards retirement. Dean will formally become Club Superintendent on 1 January.

We wish Graham Dale all the very best as he prepares to retire on March 3 and Anthony Ryan has already shown your Board that he has all the skills necessary to succeed in his new General Manager role, starting 1 February. Thanks to the Bar and Catering Teams for their hard work during trying times.

Thanks also to Marty and the Pro Shop team, who have had one of the busiest Decembers ever and always have a smile and warm welcome to our Club.

To my Team; Glenn Woodley (Captain), Alex Cicchini (Vice President), Ben Brown (Vice Captain), Henk van Diggele (Chairman FTAA), Steve Callaghan, Ann Conway, Ross Donaldson and Greg Sheaves; thank you for your leadership, courage and commitment without which our Club would not be what it is.

On a personal note, I would like to thank Members for their patronage, kind words and support over the year - it makes a difference.

Wishing you all a wonderful Festive Season and a bright and prosperous New Year. Look after each other, stay safe, and I look forward to sharing your Fairway soon!

Mark Mathieson - President

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Be Here - Last Chance to Win a Christmas Ham!

15 Hams are being raffled off tonight - a perfect addition to your Christmas Tables! Friday nights are always a great night at the Club, come join tonight's festive Friday night raffle, enjoy the amazing views from our deck while you sip on a drink, looking out at our gorgeous greens. Stay and have a easy meal at the Restaurant and escape the Christmas rush. Don't miss out on the fun & your chance to WIN. Friday night meat raffles will re-commence 3 February.

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Last  Minute Gift

Left some of your gifts to the last minute? That is certainly me this year. How about a Gift Voucher for Golf? This can be a great gift for the avid golfer or new comers to the game.

Vouchers can be used for online tee bookings, hire equipment, golf lessons from one of our excellent professionals or selected items in the proshop.

Either print at home or email directly to the lucky recipient. Click on the link below to create your personalized eGift Voucher.

It's the perfect way to say Happy Christmas!
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Merry Christmas - Our Golf Course and Club House is closed on Christmas Day, please see above changes to Clubhouse operating hours and other closures during this holiday period or click on this link

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Golf Bag Winner

Talking about gifts, one of our lucky Members Phil May came in to the Clubhouse this week to claim his "early Christmas present".

Phil was the winner of the Coopers Golf Bag Giveaway Competition announced at the Club's recent Christmas Dinner Dance.  

This Callaway Bag was heading home to Phil's place to be wrapped and put under his Christmas Tree, rather than ours. 

It is certainly an unexpected and great gift looking at Phil's smile.

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2023-2024 Membership Subscriptions 

Dear Members the 2023 to 2024 Membership Subscriptions are now being emailed out and should be coming into your inboxes.

If you don't receive it please check your junk boxes in particular those Members with gmail or outlook email addresses as these servers tend to block bulk emails.

Any questions don't hesitate to ask the "Team".

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“Wishing all our Members and Guests  the warmest thoughts and best wishes for a wonderful Christmas, a Happy New Year and the chance to do lots more Golfing!” Best wishes for the Holidays!"

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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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