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Thursday 17 August 2023

  • Super Saturday Winners 

  • Men's Match Play

  • Dragon on the Green - Thursday Lunch Returns

  • Super Seniors Pennants

  • Vets' Date Change - 25 September

  • Rakes & Bunkers

  • Women's & Women Veteran's News

  • Trivia

  • Meet Lucas Nadile

  • $100 Winner

  • What's On - Upcoming Events

  • Joke of the Week

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Super Saturday Winners

Wow, what a really 'Super Saturday' event it was last Saturday, 12th August, with an amazing Quarter-Final win by the Matildas to add to the list of winners being celebrated on the night! It was a super atmosphere, with a large crowd there to cheer on all the winners. The presentation to our monthly golfing winners was made, as pictured above, and our Members' Cash Draw was held. The three winners of the Cash Draw were (pictured above, left to right):  Robert Stubbs - 2nd prize winner of $300, Anna Mun -  1st prize winner of $500 and Dave Thompson, 3rd prize winner of $200. 

An impressive night which was juggled well with the band, soccer, presentations and a cash draw. Well done Steve & Alex! 

Put the date in your diaries for the next Super Saturday event: 9th September.

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Men's Match Play

Congratulations to all our Match Play Championship finalists and to the overall winners who were decided following their concluding match last Saturday, 12th August. It's always a hotly contested competition and this year was no exception.

The winners were as follows (pictured above, from left to right):

A Grade - Jackson Fennell (runner-up Alistair McKie), 
A Reserve - Peter Richardson (runner-up Russ Fennell), 
B Grade - Keith Van Epen (runner up Alex Jamieson), and 
C Grade - Peter Sexton (runner up Paul Simmons).

Well done all! 

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Super Seniors Pennants

Last Thursday, 10th August, on yet another perfect day for golf, we played Asquith at Muirfield.  Both teams played well, but it was Asquith who won 5-3. We came close to winning, losing games on the 17th and 18th holes. The winners for North Ryde were Graham Onley, Geoff Rogerson and Warren Clark. 

This week, Monday, 14th August, we played Monash at Bayview.  Monash are the top team in our division, with handicaps ranging from 1 to 8! They were far too good for us, winning  8-0.  John Yoo played well, losing on the 18th.

Next Thursday, 24th August we play Oatlands at Asquith. Good luck to all players.

Peter Richardson - Super Seniors Pennants Captain

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Vets' Date Change

Would all Members please note that our game on Monday, 25 September is cancelled. It will be held instead the week before, on Monday, 18th September.  

This change has been made necessary by a two-day School Holiday Junior Coaching Camp being held at the club, beginning on Monday 25 September. 

Would you all please update your Fixtures Book accordingly.  Thank you.

Scott Beatty - Veteran's Captain

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Rakes & Bunkers

Fair to say that while we don't intend for our ball to land in the bunker, if it does land there, you want to be given the best chance of correcting the shot in (hopefully!) one stroke.  This challenge will be magnified if the person before you hasn't raked over their footprints/shot, or if they leave the rake in the wrong spot.

Of course, everyone already rakes over their footprints and shot - that is normal etiquette and goes without saying. So, onto rake placement.

While there is no hard and fast rule relating to the placement of rakes in bunkers, the generally expected practice at North Ryde is to leave the rake in the middle of the bunker facing in the direction of the hole, the most flat part of the bunker.  In that way if a ball does enter a bunker, it is less likely to be impacted by a rake facing the same direction and movement of the rake to take a shot is less likely to move the ball.

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Women's News

Pennants:  Bronze 1 Salver team had their final game at Muirfield last Friday, 11th August with a 3-2 win over Ryde-Parramatta.  The team has had a very successful season with 3 wins, 2 squares and 1 loss making them Runners-Up overall.  What an awesome team and result!  

The team:  (Pictured left to right) Kylie Fennell, Jane Youm, Karol Hwang, Kerry Attenborough (Field Captain), Misuk Lee and Judy Ro. 

Congratulations to you all and a big thanks for giving up your time to represent the Club.

Women's Match Play Championships:   The Match Play Championships final was held this week, Tuesday 15th August.  The winner of Division 1 was Alison Stubbs, who defeated runner up  Karol Hwang 1 Up.  Division 2 winner was Sue Currie who defeated the runner up Cathy Breen 3-2.  Division 3 winner was Marcia Anderson who defeated Amy Chan 3-1.  Division 4 winner was Tricia McManus who defeated Jennifer Fischer 3-2.  Congratulations to everyone.

Charity Day for The Shepherd Centre, Tuesday 22nd August:  is an 8am SHOTGUN START. Please arrive at least 30 mins prior to tee off to allow you to get to your starting hole in time to start, and to purchase your $5 cheat sheets, which will be available outside the Pro Shop upon arrival.  You can use cash or EFTPOS to purchase your cheat sheet.

Bring along some Gold coins for the 6th Hole.  For a gold coin donation, you will be able to place your ball on the circle on the green for a chance at a Birdie.

Lunch will be served immediately after play has finished. Raffle tickets and silent auction items will be available on the day and can be paid for with cash or EFTPOS.

Barbara Evennett - Women's Captain & Eve Shepard - Women's President

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Pictured left to right Women's Match Play Champions:
Division 1 Alison Stubbs, Division 2 Sue Currie, Division 3 Marcia Anderson and Division 4 Trish McManus presented prize vouchers on the day by Lynn Wells - Executive Committee

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Women Veterans' News

The Women's Veteran Foursomes event will be played on Tuesday, 29th August.  Trophies won will be presented at our Party Day in November.

Only financial members are eligible to win the following trophies:

Mrs. T. Horn Salver - Best Nett score overall.
Mrs Vi Atkinson Shield - Runner-up to the best Nett score.
Mrs. Edith Murphy Plate - Best Gross score overall.
The Min Smith Salver - This is a match play event played over 4 rounds, starting on Thursday, 14th September. This trophy is for Veteran Women aged 70 years and over. The Entry sheet will be on the bench in our locker room. There will be a draw of 16 players, the entry fee is $10 which must be paid before the 1st round. Entry money to be placed into the Veteran's box, in an envelope with your full name on it .

The next event of the VWGA is the Metropolitan Championships at Asquith Golf Club on Friday, 22nd September. The entry form is in our Veteran's folder on the bench in locker room, entry fee is $47.

If you are not a member of the North Ryde Women's Veterans and wish to join, please see Cheryl Ward of myself for an application form.

Marlene Peters - Delegate

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TRIVIA Wednesday

After a one week break, so we could all watch the Matilda's in their historic World Cup Semi-Final match, our weekly FREE Wednesday night TRIVIA is back once again on 23rd August. Grab your friends and family and join us for fun night with friends! Bring your answers to the above question for an extra point. 

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Meet Lucas Nadile

This week we welcome new staff member Lucas to our Team. Another mad soccer player also playing for his Alma Mater, Holy Cross, alongside Michael, another of our new staff members. Lucas has discovered another passion, (though soccer remains his No 1!) 'Property Economics', starting his degree at UTS this year and loving it.

Lucas is also a local lad with his family home just up the road next to Top Ryde, making it an easy commute to the Club. Although, Lucas will not be walking to the Club for a couple of weeks as his love of soccer has led to a total knee reconstruction. We wish him a speedy recovery and look forward to him being back with us again soon!

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$100 Winner

Last Friday we had the pleasure of meeting Allan Bradley, and presenting him with the $100 Dining and Bar Voucher from the Taylors Winery 'Buy a glass of the Hotelier' competition run last month. 

Allan confirmed the Hotelier is certainly a nice drop, having sampled a couple of bottles with friends at the Club, allowing him the chance to enter the competition. 

Next time you are in the Club and would like a glass of Shiraz or Chardonnay, try Taylors' Hotelier.

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Upcoming Events

FRI 18 AUG - Meat Raffle and Members $1,500 Cash draw from 5:30pm
SUN 20 AUG - Women's Stroke, Kevin James Round 2, D Aubrey Trophy Round 2
SUN 20 AUG - Stroke, Junior Championships (Boys & Girls) Round 2
TUE 22 AUG - Irish Stableford (best 3 out of 4), Women's Charity Open Day (Shotgun Start)
WED 23 AUG - TRIVIA from 7pm
THU 24 AUG - Dragon on the Green now OPEN for lunch on Thursdays
FRI 25 AUG - Sydney FC Golf Day
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Another Golfing Mishap

One fine day, Jim and Bob are out golfing. Jim slices his ball deep into a wooded ravine. He grabs his 8-iron and proceeds down the embankment into the ravine in search of his ball. The brush is quite thick, but Jim searches diligently and suddenly he spots something shiny. As he gets closer, he realizes that the shiny object is in fact an 8-iron in the hands of a skeleton lying near an old golf ball. 

Jim excitedly calls out to his golfing partner 'Hey Bob, come here, I got trouble down here." Bob comes running over to the edge of the ravine and calls out "what's the matter Jim?" Jim shouts back in a nervous voice "Throw me my 7-iron! You can't get out of here with an 8-iron!"

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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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