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Friday 13 October 2023

  • Commemoration Cup & Celebration
  • Super Saturday
  • Course Report
  • Congratulations Dad
  • Sports Bar Action
  • Women's & Lady Veterans' Report
  • Melbourne Cup
  • Movember
  • Junior Camp 
  • Upcoming Events

A Great Night of Celebration

Last Saturday, 7 October the Club was excited to hold the annual 2023 Commemoration Cocktail Party and Presentation for Club Person of the Year - certainly a great night. 

Congratulations to our 2023 Commemoration Cup Winner John Evennett announced by Cup Captain Ben Brown during the evening.

Next we would like to congratulate Russ Fennell who was presented with the 'Club Person of the Year' award for 2023 by our 2022 winner Elizabeth Sung, our Vice President Alex Cicchini and President Mark Mathieson. We were sad not to be able to celebrate this evening also with our other two nominees Norm Spalding and Serg Puz who were both unable to attend. We are very fortunate at the Club to have volunteers such as these three who help make our Club so special, thank you all.

Another winner during the evening was Di Donohoe who was the very happy recipient of the $400 Lucky Door Prize. It was a great evening of music, an endless supply of food, dancing, a few cocktails and laughter amongst friends and fellow members.  Thanks for attending, you all helped contribute to making it a great night.

We look forward to seeing you all in 2024 for this annual event which will actually mark the 75th Anniversary - we are planning on a big celebration!

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Free Live Music, Cash Prizes?
Sounds Like a Super Saturday!

All welcome to join us this Saturday, 14 October for our monthly Super Saturday of FREE Live Music and $1000 Members' (Playing or Social) Cash Draw to be drawn until we have three lucky winners to share the cash! Join us from 4:30pm along with our September Golf winners who will be also be celebrating their wins. Stay to enjoy an easy meal either from our Chinese menu or our New Sports Bar Menu and enjoy the longer twilight as the sun sets across some of the best views in North Ryde.

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Course Report

Spring greens and tee renovations were completed five weeks ago with excellent results in near perfect weather conditions. Cutting commenced on the following Monday at 4.0mm, followed with another cut Wednesday with rolling on the Friday. Greens cut back at the normal height of 3.0mm the next Friday.

Early spring water usage is always high with all greens and tee renovations plus extensive fertilising of fairways and roughs, along with pesticide applications which all require large amounts of irrigation to wash in the products.

Fairway condition has been very poor of late, due to lack of rain fall these last couple of months. Therefore, there have been a number of areas that have been thin for a long time and are still struggling to recover even with regular fertilising, plus an extremely dry Autumn and Winter this year has not helped in the lead up into Spring, hopefully we will get back to normal rainfall patterns in the not too distant future.

Currently fairways have all been fertilised, some areas twice to promote strong growth leading into the Club Championships and beyond. At the moment the results are very encouraging with the surface improving rapidly. All close-cut areas are now back to summer heights and we are cutting twice a week.

  • Dam level is above 85% with a loss of just under 1m of water
  • Monthly rainfall of 24.75mm

Firewood:  The Club still has a stock pile of wood for members to access, almost all timber is cut for immediate use with all being easy to load into a car boot or trailer. Pickup is by arrangement, Monday to Friday only during work hours 5.30 am - 2.00pm.

Glenn Bingham - Acting Superintendent

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Congratulations Dad

This week our staff mechanic/carpenter Taylor who used his creative and carpentry skills to make the beautiful natural eucalyptus timber benches seen around our course has added another string to his bow, becoming a dad as of Tuesday, 10 October this week to a bouncing baby girl.

Congratulations to new dad Taylor and mum Mia, both mum and bub doing well and all very happy!

Best wishes once again on your beautiful new arrival and welcome to little Sienna Christine.

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This Weekend's Action in The Sports Bar

Watch all the action in the comfort of The Sports Bar, sit back with your beverage of choice, with a great range of beers on tap, wines and cocktails and a tasty meal from our Sports Bar menu available for lunch or dinner.  Bring your friends & enjoy live coverage of your favourite sporting events with the backdrop of some of the best views in North Ryde.

This week it may be the Everest Race you will be watching live and loud or catching up on World Cup Cricket match or the Rugby League Pacific Championships, come tune in with us.

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Women's Report

The Annual Captain's team vs President's team competition was held this week on Tuesday, 10 October with the President's team being crowned the victors. Congratulations to the members of the winning team for 2023. Thanks to Marcia Anderson, the members of the Captain's team were consoled by home-made rocky road.

Melbourne Cup, Tuesday, 7 November:   The round for the day will be an Irish Team Stableford with a shot gun start at 8am.  Presentation will be held downstairs in the Halfway Bar where Women sporting a hat will receive a complimentary glass of bubbly by way of thanks for getting into the spirit - your hat can be glamorous, ghastly, gold or gaudy!  

Please place your name on the list in the locker room if you are attending so we can set aside dedicated tables for you.

The Melbourne Cup telecast will be in all bars with food upstairs from the Sports Bar menu available throughout the afternoon.

Trophies:  As we are approaching Presentation Day (Tuesday, 28 November) could you return all trophies. They can be given to a committee member or left at the door of the committee room.

Donations for Christmas Hampers: We will be delighted to accept any donations for the Hampers from now on. Thank you

The AGM of the Playing Women Members was held last week on Thursday, 5 October 2023 with the following women were elected unopposed.

The new 2023-2024 Women's Committee is: President - Eve Sheppard, Vice President - Lynne Jackson, Captain - Barbara Evennett, Vice Captain - Lynn Wells, Vice President (Weekend) - Sue Mezger, Secretary - Carmen Fife, General Committee - Judy Edmiston (Pennant's Coordinator) - Elizabeth Sung, Kathy Coales and Michelle Williams.

Ann Dunlevy and Marianne Mitchell did not stand again for the committee. Anne was a general committee member and then Women's President, giving her time and energy for 7 years. Marianne has been a general committee since the last AGM. We thank them both for all they have contributed.

Eve SheppardWomen's President

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Lady Veterans' Report

The final of the Min Smith Salver was played last Thursday, 5 October.  The day was fine but the wind was blowing a gale, not ideal for playing golf, however our two finalists managed to play some good golf.

The winner was Janet Moffatt who defeated Chris Fisher who was defending the title.

An enjoyable lunch was provided after the final for Janet and Chris, who were joined by last week's two semi-finalists and the Veterans Committee.

Our Veterans' Party Day is coming up on Thursday, 23 November, everyone is welcome to join us for a fun day.

As usual, financial Members will receive a discount, non-members will pay full price for the luncheon. Please place money in an envelope with NAMES in the Veteran's Card box on the bench, in the locker room.

Play 9 holes of golf, followed by the AGM at 12.30pm, lunch at 1pm, presentation of golf winners and trophies at 2pm and lastly the Raffle draw.

Tables of 12, please give names to Cheryl.  Sheets for golf & lunch will go out soon.

Marlene Peters - Delegate

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Free TRIVIA Wednesdays

Come and join us for free TRIVIA on Wednesday nights 7pm in our Members Lounge. Bring your answer to the weekly question above for an extra point for your team for this coming Wednesday, 11 October.

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Melbourne Cup

A Melbourne Cup without the Bells & Whistles

Don't want an overly fancy three course meal? Just want some good food that you can select yourself and enjoy while watching the action of the race maybe with a few drinks, possibly with a few mates or on your own? 

Join us on Tuesday, 7 November 2023 at the Club to watch the Melbourne Cup on the big screens!

No bookings required**

1. Choose your location: live and loud in the Sports Bar with all day racing coverage on the mega screen from 11am OR chill and chat in the Members' Lounge with the Melbourne Cup race on the big screen from 2:45pm.

2. Choose your own lunch: select and order what you want from the Sports Bar or Dragon on the Green (Chinese Restaurant) menus all afternoon* as open between lunch and dinner for Melbourne Cup!

3. Choose your own drink: Maybe a $10 cocktail of the day, a beer from our wide selection, glass of bubbles or a soft drink it's up to you! Plus enjoy Happy Hour drink prices from 2pm - 4pm.

4. Club-wide sweep...on us!: from 2:30pm...everyone present can get a horse with great prizes for the winners and placings.

*Kitchen will be open continuously 11am - 8pm for the Sports Bar menu, Dragon on the Green lunch menu available until 3pm only.
**Bookings will be taken for the 6 person tables in the Sports Bar, however will only be held until 15 minutes after the requested booking time.

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Be part of the Movember movement at the Club this year! We invite all our members & patrons to join in and support men's health through:

  1. Growing a Mo - be clean shaven by 31 October and 'Grow a Mo" for Movember and with a $5 donation to Movember via the Club submit your 'mo photo' by 5pm on Thursday, 24 November to the Club Office so we can vote on 'The best, worst, weirdest, funniest or leaves the most desired' Mo! Maybe your mo will be like golf - sometimes inconsistent, patchy, but every once in a while, someone might produce a miracle, give it a go.
  2. Buy Raffle Tickets - Later this month you will have the opportunity to purchase Movember raffle tickets with up to $2,000 value in prizes.
  3. Movember Presentation Saturday 25 November from 5pm - Join us for a couple of hours with celebrity Presenter Steve Marshall (Channel 9 Current Affairs reporter) to announce our "Movember Mo" Club winners, raffle winners and have the opportunity to bid on some amazing silent auction items such as signed items from Rugby League legend Benji Marshall to help raise awareness and funds for Men's Health. 
Our fathers, partners, brothers and friends are dying too young. The funds you raise are taking on some of the biggest issues impacting men's health:
  • Men's mental health and suicide prevention
  • Prostate cancer
  • Testicular cancer
Join us to be part of the Movember movement this year.

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North Ryde Golf Club hosted a two day junior camp in the September school holidays.

The coaching camp was attended by 45 NRGC cadets and juniors, as well as 6 PGA Coaches, and a PGA chef.

The camp was co-ordinated by our own Head Coach PGA member Alex Emmerson.  The cadets and juniors had two great days of fun, professional tuition and finished up wanting more.

Huge thank you to the Board of North Ryde Golf Club for allowing us to close 9 holes to accommodate the camp. Also thank you to the Veteran Committee for missing their Monday game and the Ladies Committee for playing off 1 tee on the Tuesday, we certainly could not have held the camp without your co-operation.

Our major prizes ( 5 x $50 vouchers) for the camp were donated by Zappi's Pizza at Epping, thank you so much Zappi, very generous. 

We had 6 PGA Members Chloe, Jan, Anthony, Neil, Jake and Alex provide professional coaching for both days, Thank you.

We now have a very healthy 79 cadets and 56 junior members of NRGC and are the envy of many clubs around us.

We hope to hold this camp every year and look to a bright future in pennant matches in years to come, Junior and Major.

Junior Development Committee.

Upcoming Events

FRI 13 OCT- Meat Raffle from 5:30pm, $1,200 Members Cash Draw
SUN 15 OCT - Encourage Shield at home against Northbridge
TUE 17 OCT - Stroke, Women's Championships (Div 1 - 4) Round 1, D Aubrey Trophy Round 2
WED 18 OCT - Free TRIVIA Night 7pm
SAT 21 OCT - Club Championships Round 1 for A, A Reserve, B & C Grades (Players with the 12 best scratch scores in each grade for 1st & 2nd rounds to qualify)

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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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