Following a review by the Golf Committee of the field sizes and number of competitions run on Sunday, we will be trialling reducing the number of competitions to running a single Medley 2 Ball competition for the next three months. You may be aware that numbers in the Sunday fields have been down, impacted by Pennants, Weekend Women Pennants and Junior Pennants. The current format of running a Mixed 2 Ball, Men's 2 Ball and Women's 2 Ball mean that with reduced numbers in the fields, the prizes offered, being a reflection of field size are also down.
Therefore, without reducing the actual prize pool offered over the previous three competitions, from Sunday 6 August, to allow a better allocation of the prize pool, we will be trialling a reallocation of the prize pool to the one Medley 2 Ball competition.
We had one of our coldest mornings last Thursday, 21 July at North Ryde Golf Club getting down to a chilly 2.4 degrees.
Due to the low temperature, frost occurred mostly in the low-lying areas like the 1st and 4th fairways.
What happens to our Turf when we have a frost? Due to our fairway grass varieties kikuyu/couch preferring the warmer weather, the colder temperatures will really slow the growth down and the turf will become discoloured (brown).
To help reduce the full effect of the frost we irrigate the turf to slowly melt the frost away. The good news is the frost will not kill the grass, it's purely a cosmetic appearance and as winter turns to spring the grass will re awaken and begin growing again.
Dean Lenertz - Course Superintendent
Super Saturday Fun
Another great Super Saturday event was run last weekend on Saturday, 22nd July. We had over thirty one Golfing winners pictured above. Together with family members, visitors and locals joined us for presentations. It was a great turnout with enjoyable background music by the QC Collective. Adding to the excitement was of course the $1000 Members cash draw split amongst three lucky winners, Jane Choi $200, Soo Ha $300 and Barry Toms winning the $500. Steve Callaghan, Director was assisted with drawing our winners this month by long term member Jacky Parsons. Congratulations all round.
Next Super Saturday is not too far away so put 12 August in the diaries and join in the fun!
2023 Super Senior Pennants Team
The team for the first game for Super Senior Pennants to be held at Oatlands against Muirfield on Tuesday 1 August at 10.30am is:
James Cheeseman, Geoff Rogerson, Warren Clark, Peter Richardson (C), John Yoo, Tim McCauley, Colin Moore, Dave Hyland and reserve David Payne.
Wishing them all the best for their first game of the series of 6 games.
Peter Richardson - Captain Super Senior Pennants
Update - 2023 Eric Apperly Shield
North Ryde Golf Club's Eric Apperly team played against Concord at Oatlands on Sunday, 23 July. Concord won the Eric Apperly Shield last year so it was always going to be a very tough game and although they lost 5 to 1, the NRGC Eric Apperly team played very well and will be better for the experience of playing one of the top teams in the State.
This coming Sunday, 30 July we look forward to utilising our home turf advantage as we play against the Avondale team at North Ryde, 10:58am. So please wish them all the best!
Ben Brown - Team Manager/Club Captain
Leading up to our Charity Day, Tuesday, 22 August Cheryl Ward is collecting any loose change you may have which will go to our chosen charity, the Shepherd Centre. $1,500 has been raised to date, anything you can contribute will be gratefully received.
Match Play: The draw has been done for the Match Play. Warning: Please be aware Players who are drawn to play in the match play rounds and who do not appear on the first tee, unless very exceptional circumstances exist, will be suspended from competition golf for three weeks.
Get your entries in to Win! We will be announcing the winner of the $100 Dinning & Bar Voucher in next week's 19TH NEWS. Watch this space.
In the meantime come and enjoy a glass or two of the "New to the Club" Taylors Winery, Hotelier Chardonnay and Shiraz. Place your receipt with your name in the Taylors Box on the main bar and you never know, your name might be in the next newsletter as the lucky winner.
It's a win, win enjoy a great glass of wine and possibly win $100.
FRI 28 JULY - Meat Raffle and Members $1,200 Cash draw from 5:30pm SAT 29 JULY - Stroke, Monthly Medal (August). Men's Match Play Championship Qualifying Round A, A Reserve, B & C Grades - 8 players with best scratch scores in each grade qualify for match play section SUN 30 JULY - Stroke, Women's Medal Round 6, Grandmothers Perpetual Trophy, Gold Brooch Round 1, Kevin James Round 1 TUE 1 AUG - Women's Match Play Championship Quarter - Finals WED 2 AUG - TRIVIA from 7pm WED 2 AUG - NRGC B Grade Darts play at home