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Friday 22 September 2023

  • The Sports Bar Grand Opening 

  • Message from the Vice-President 

  • Commemoration Dinner & Club Person of the Year Nominees

  • Club Championships

  • Women's Report

  • Volunteer at the Australian Open

  • Darts


  • Meet Harry

  • Upcoming Events

  • Golf One-Liners

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Grand Opening this Friday - All Welcome!

Our Grand Opening is at last here. This Friday, 22 September we get to show off our amazing new Sports Bar. We welcome you from 11am as we open the doors introducing you to The Sports Bar; your go-to spot for the ultimate sports experience, fantastic cocktails, ice-cold brews, and irresistible food. 

Starting the day off with happy hour all day including $5 schooners for all 12 tap beers available, plus our new Sports Bar Menu on offer from 11am.

  • An enormous 4.5m x 2.4m screen that immerses you in the action 
  • Surrounded by a multitude of 65'' screens so you don't miss a moment 
  • Ice cold beers on tap, cocktails made to order plus a range of spirits
  • 25 Meat Raffles tickets on sale from 5:30pm, drawn from 6.20pm
  • $2000 Members' Cash Draw from 6.45pm - Guaranteed to go on the night (Remember you must be in the Club to Win)
  • PLUS, Happy Hour ALL DAY (11am - 11pm) for our GRAND OPENING! 

Whether you're coming with friends, family, or solo, The Sports Bar will be the place to be for sports enthusiasts and anyone seeking a fun and vibrant atmosphere. We can't wait to welcome you starting this Friday, 22 September

Get ready for unforgettable moments and great drinks as you soak in the electrifying atmosphere on the BIG screen. All welcome all day, but remember to stick around for your lucky ticket in the meat raffle or to possibly win the $2000 Members' Cash Draw and enjoy the official opening straight after.

We can't wait to welcome you!

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Message from the

Greetings my NRGC family 

As you can see above Friday, 22 September 2023, the day is finally upon us for the opening of an exciting new venue not just for North Ryde Golf Club and its Members but for the entire Ryde Municipality community. After a couple of days of soft opening over the last week to iron out any teething problems, this Friday sees the GRAND OPENING of the Club's new Sports Bar.

The Board sees this as not just an exciting new business opportunity to provide the Club with new revenue streams to ensure our future financial stability but something much, much more. It is indeed a beautiful new facility for our.....

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Book Now - Two Weeks to Go!

Only two weeks before the 2023 Commemoration Dinner and Presentation for Club Person of the Year. The best party in town Saturday, 7 October at only $60 a head. Starting from 6:30pm, with a welcoming cocktail drink on arrival, then starting your food selections with sumptuous grazing boards, starring everyone's anti pasta favorites to be followed by an evening of decadent gourmet pizzas rolling into desert. 

We have three worthy nominees for Club Person of the Year with our winner announced on the night. Please come to support your fellow members and friends to celebrate their nomination.

  • Russ Fennell 
  • Serg Puz 
  • Norm Spalding

Let's make it a night to remember. Dinner & drinks with friends and dancing to popular classics with live band and a lucky door prize.  

Bookings are easy and can be taken over the phone 9887 4422 ext. 2 or in person at the Club office. Payment required on booking. Past Captains and Presidents are guests of the club (free). Hurry don't miss out! 

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Club Championships

This year's Men's Club Championships is now 4 weeks away, dates for the 4 rounds are below

  • 1st Round - Saturday 21st of October
  • 2nd Round - Saturday 28th of October 
  • 3rd Round - Saturday 4th of November 
  • 4th Round - Sunday 5th of November 

Unlike previous years if you want to qualify for the final 2 rounds instead of a sheet in the Pro-Shop to put your name on during the 1st and 2nd rounds you need to enter your name on a sheet which you can access through the Fixtures & Booking Page through members section of the website, see image below (Please note this cannot be accessed through the app only the full website).

Please note this is not a booking sheet. You will still need to book your Tee Time for the 1st round.

Ben Brown - Captain

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Women's Report

Stroke Round Tuesday, 26 September:  You will notice when you book for the Stroke round on Friday that there are only bookings available on one tee.  This is a one-off occurrence to accommodate the two-day School Holiday Junior Coaching Camp.

Club Championships:  The Club Championships are coming up in October. This is a stroke play event played over 72 holes in 4 divisions. It is played in October/November on two Tuesdays and two Sundays. The dates are Tuesday, 17 & 24 and Sunday, 29 October with the final on Sunday 5 November. The two Sunday rounds are a seeded draw for all divisions, for the top twelve players in each division.

I encourage you to consider playing in the Club Championships as we need twelve qualifiers in each division. If you wish to qualify you must be able to play both Sunday rounds. There is a link to click on the head of the website bookings screen where you can indicate that you wish to qualify and are available to play both Sunday rounds. Click on the link (See image re: Club Championship Qualifying above) and then click on any of the 'BOOK ME' spots available.  This simply indicates you are available to qualify, not who you are playing with. After confirming qualification, you will still need to book your Tee Time for the 1st round.

Women's AGM Thursday, 5 October at 7pm:  You should have received the Notice of Meeting for the Women's AGM. We hope to see you there. If you are unable to make it, there is a sheet in the locker room for apologies and another sheet where you can indicate that you will be attending the AGM. This will help us with catering arrangements. 

Any items for discussion should be emailed to ladies@northrydegolfclub.com.au prior to the AGM. 

Barbara Evennett - Women's Captain 

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Weekend Women's Report

Sunday, 17 September - Unity Cup:  The Unity Cup is an event for Weekday players to join the Sunday players - play some great golf and get to know each other. The Unity Cup trophy is donated by Mena Rechichi and Brian Townhill.

32 players took to the field, lots of great scores on the day - followed by cakes provided by Kathy Coales, Karen Psaltis and Marcia Anderson.

The Winners on the day, on count back were Janet Moffatt and Antoinette Gannon - 46 points.  Runners up were Julie Woodley and Jennifer Fischer (as pictured).

Individual winners - Div 1: Fiona Montgomery and Div 2:  Carmen Fife. 

Thank you to all for the support of this enjoyable event. 

Kathy Coales and Sue Mezger - Weekend Women's Liaison

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Volunteer at the Australian Open

Volunteering is a fantastic way to get involved in the ISPS HANDA Australian Open. Televised live in Australia and internationally, the event is set to showcase and promote Australian golf to the world, and you have the chance to be a part of the action! 

There are a variety of volunteer roles available for the entire tournament week, with some bringing you right up and close to the all the action on the fairways. Still on the lookout for more people to join the volunteer team with specific needs focused on the two biggest days; Thursday and Friday. Roles requiring the largest number of volunteers include Marshalling; TV Production and Media.

All volunteers will receive an official shirt, hat, refreshments & lunch on each rostered day, along with four any-one day passes for a guest (valued at $120). Volunteers may be invited to play in a golf day post event at the host clubs, with priority given to those who volunteer the greatest number of shifts.

Spread the word around your friends and golf club to get involved in this wonderful event! One of our Members has done this 5 times now and finds it a great experience.

For full detail click HERE or for any enquires email AOvolunteers@golf.org.au

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Inaugural A Grade Victory in Our Stunning New Sports Bar: What a start to Sydney's most impressive new dart facility and how good does it look! 

Up against a very tough Gladesville Gators side this Wednesday, 20 September and with 4 of the regular team out of action, the boys had to scramble just to put a side together. With a phone call to our young pennant golfer and dart enthusiast Dan Fazzolari, along with the return of team member and A Grade Snooker champion Rob Crane (yet another multi talented sportsman in this team) - the line up was now complete. 

With Dan's impressive contribution in the doubles of (46.29 - 3DA = 3 x Dart Average) the team went to a 5-4 lead at the break. With singles to come and needing 3 more wins (of 6) to seal the match, the Gators fought back hard and really applied the pressure to edge in front 6-5, however we still had our big guns to come! Greg " The King " Bowen demolishing his opponent in straight sets single with a match high 3DA (of 59.08) backed up as usual by " The Croc's", with Dell also in a straight sets romp and skipper Tommy bringing home the bacon in a very high standard best of 3 nail biter to clinch an extremely gutsy 8-7 victory and remain the outright A Grade leaders! 

B Grade boys played away to The Misfits hung in for a tight 6 all draw that has kept them in the hunt and remain in 3rd position - so well done to them. 

Most importantly - as per the photo what an impressive looking new darts set up we have in this fantastic sports bar. Our opposition were gob smacked as to how classy it is and our boys just love it. 

We also want to welcome everyone to come along & not just support our teams but we encourage them to also have a throw and enjoy / learn this fantastic game at this fantastic venue!! 

SPECIAL THANKS - to Russ (Rusty) Fennell who in his own time, put our vision together with his exceptional skill, meticulously crafting and making this dart facility into something very special!

Many thanks mate from all of us.

Moon - (El Capit├ín) A Grade Team 

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Free TRIVIA Wednesdays

Come and join us for free TRIVIA on Wednesday nights! Bring your answers to the weekly question within this newsletter for an extra point for your team. As pictured above for this coming Wednesday, 27 September.

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Meet Harry 

New to the Bar this week we introduce Harry Buckley. Harry is a keen Golfer and has enjoyed playing consistently over the last 4 years, currently sitting on a handicap of 12. He started his golfing at the young age of 10 at Concord Golf Club (we won't hold that against him) and having never played at North Ryde is looking forward to being able to, when he is not working at the Club or studying.

Harry is enjoying studying at Macquarie University doing a double degree in Cyber Security and Commerce. Harry also loves to surf the waves, particularly at Freshwater, has a passion for music having played the piano for 13 years and more recently the last 5 years learning the guitar. Have to say with a fair bit of admiration, he's a bit of an all-rounder.

Now that you have meet Harry on paper or rather on screen, say hi when you get to meet him in person.

Upcoming Events

FRI 22 SEPT - Sports Bar Grand Opening - Happy Hour, Meat Raffle from 5:30pm, $2000 Members Cash Draw
TUE 26 SEPT - Stroke, Gold Brooch Round 2, D. Aubrey Trophy Round 1
WED 27 SEPT - Free TRIVIA Night 7pm
THUR 28 SEPT - Min Smith Match Play Salver, Round 3

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  • Golf: a game in which the ball usually lies very poorly, but the player well. 
  • The only difference between driving in golf and driving a car is that when you drive a car you don't want to hit anything. 
  • My uncle, who has golfed all his life, has his own definition of the word G.O.L.F.: Getting Old and Living Fine!

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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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