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Friday 20 October 2023

  • Course Report
  • Super Saturday Winners
  • MiMembership & Member House Accounts
  • Countdown to the Cup
  • Sports Bar Action
  • Hole in One
  • Women's Report
  • Hunters Hill Physical Culture  
  • Darts
  • Movember
  • Upcoming Events
  • Jokes for the Week

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Course Report

Firstly, let me begin by saying hello from your new Course Superintendent. I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to all staff and members of North Ryde Golf Club for making me feel very welcome on my first few days since starting on Monday, 16 October. I am looking forward to getting to know all Members and staff.  

Around the Course:  Turfing works on the 8th tee is currently in the final stages of being prepared for turfing which includes backfilling the area, setting of irrigation as well as finalising the levels on the tee. Turfing will happen on Thursday, 19 October. The new turf will take a number of weeks to establish prior to the opening of the area.

Taking advantage of turf being delivered onsite, we have taken the opportunity to repair the 2nd right hand green surround. The area has been prepared for turf and will be GUR until the surface is established. Please note this is a high traffic area, so I ask all golfers to please take note of the ropes which will be managing traffic away from the area.  

Irrigation:  Over the coming weeks staff will be performing irrigation audits over the entire course. This process is conducted to identify and repair leaks and faults in the system to make every drop count through an anticipated dry summer.

General:  Staff are busily working around the course preparing the site for the Women's and Men's Club Championships. I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone competing the best of luck.

Luke Telford - Course Superintendent 

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Super Saturday Winners

Last Saturday, 14 October, it was great to once again celebrate the wins of our Golfing members. This time it was a wide age group of winners from September, all with smiling happy faces, as pictured on our verandah making the most of a lovely daylight savings evening in the Club as the usual great live music was being played.

This was followed by our monthly Super Saturday Member's Cash Draw. This time the $1,000 in cash was split between our lucky winning Members also pictured above: Trent Woodley holding the $500 cash prize,  Jessica Hooper with the $300 and Tim McCauley the $200.

Congratulations to all our winners, those who were able to celebrate their wins with us as well as those who were unable to attend. Hopefully we see you at upcoming events such as our next Super Saturday, 11 November - Mark the Date in your Diaries!

MiMembership is Coming Soon!

Your Board & Management are pleased to advise that the Club will be moving to the MiMembership system from 1 November! MiMembership is part of MiClub, which you would all would be familiar with as we already use their golf system, MiGolf.

This move provides the Club and Members with a number of benefits compared to our existing membership system, including more ways to pay your membership subscriptions and membership cards will be able to be accessed from smart phones.  The biggest benefits are behind the scenes, including faster, more streamlined membership renewal process, more user friendly member account management and as the software is “in the cloud” it provides enhanced data security.  

In order to migrate Members House Accounts to the new system and conduct thorough testing before going live, there will be a couple of days when you will be unable to use or top up your Accounts:

Members’ House Accounts will be ON HOLD from 6pm Sunday, 29th October for up to 2 days, they will be back online by the morning of Wednesday 1st November at the latest.

We will at the same time be moving our accounting system to Xero, going live on 1 November, so there are a lot of technology changes happening…and more to come! 

Thank you in advance for your support and patience as we complete these much needed technology improvements. We will provide more details on MiMembership and its benefits to Members once we are live.

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Countdown to the Cup

A Melbourne Cup without the Bells & Whistles

With just over 2 weeks to go to the biggest race of the year, The Melbourne Cup - Tuesday, 7 November, the Club is offering an alternate Melbourne Cup Event. No bookings required**

1. Join us at a time that suits you and 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 (open from 11:30am) 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 menus from lunch to 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. Large rounds also in the Club Lounge.

What is the Melbourne Cup? It's the Race that stops a nation! The Melbourne Cup is an annual horse race which was first held in 1861 and has become the most important Australian Thoroughbred race of the year and one of the most prestigious races in the world.

The Melbourne Cup takes place at the Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne on the first Tuesday of November each year, which is a public holiday in Victoria. Over the 160+ years since its foundation it has become a piece of integral identity in Australian culture. It’s a day where people from all walks of life come together to celebrate not just horse racing but maybe the bonding moment as the nation watches the winning horse cross the finish line. It is a handicap race (where the weight the horses must carry during the race are adjusted in relation to their age) and is open to horses three years of age and older. The race takes place over 1.99 miles (3,200 metres). If you would like to explore a bit more of the History of the race click HERE.

Join us at the Club to watch the Melbourne Cup on the big screens and be here for the magic moment as we all cheer on the winner!

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This Weekend's Action in The Sports Bar

Friday Night, 20 October 7:30pm Australia Vs Pakistan Cricket World Cup, Saturday Night Soccer-League Men Regular Season, Round 1, 7:45pm Sydney FC Vs Melbourne Victory. Naturally, the Caulfield Cup Carnival starting from 12.15pm Saturday should not be missed and will be live and loud on the Big Screen!

Hole in One

Always great to celebrate our Members achievements and especially when a fellow player takes a photo of this historic moment. Our latest Hole in One was achieved by Trevor Edgoose last Saturday, 14 October during Members Competition on the 8th hole. Thanks Frank Bruce for this fantastic snap shot of a very happy Trevor. But wait I believe this is not the first Hole in one for Trevor in fact, August 2022 he also achieved a Hole in One on the 3rd, April 2020 on the 14th, Dec 2019 on the 3rd and in 2016 in March also on the 3rd...maybe there is more on the honor board downstairs, maybe worth checking out. Wow good job Trevor!

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Women's Report

Club Championships:  The Club Championships have begun with Round 1 played on Tuesday, 17 October.  The 3rd and 4th rounds are a seeded draw for all divisions, for the top twelve players only in each division.  As you will see when you click on this LINK, of those who have indicated that they wish to qualify and play on both Sunday's (29 October & 5 November) we barely have enough qualifiers.  Please check the list and let me know if I have left anyone off. 

Players who do qualify and are drawn to play on Sunday in the Club Championships and who do not appear for both Sunday rounds, unless very exceptional circumstances exist, will be suspended from competition golf for three weeks.

Barbara Evennett - Women's Captain

Melbourne Cup Tuesday,  7 November:  The round for the day will be an Irish Team Stapleford, with a shot gun start at 8am. Presentation will be held downstairs in the Halfway Bar, which will be open for service, and where Women wearing a hat will receive a complimentary glass of bubbles by way of thanks for participating and getting into the spirit. 

In the lead up to the race we will be having: SWEEPS, A TRIVIA QUIZ and a PARADE of HATS, your hat can be glamorous, ghastly, gold, gaudy, or golfing!!! Please place your name on the list in the locker room if you are attending.

Trophies:  As we are approaching Presentation Day (28th Nov) could you return all perpetual 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

Eve Sheppard - Women's President 

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North Ryde Golf Club Welcomes Hunters Hill Physical Culture  

Last Thursday, 12 October it was great to welcome all the happy faces with cute tots starting from four years old to mature Ladies who, whilst very competitive, love their sport and the social aspect. This great group of ladies have made North Ryde Golf Club their weekly home base for Thursday evening classes. 

For our Women members, please check out their website as you might like to expand your sports exposure? www.huntershillphysie.com 

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Darts Update from Wednesday 18/10:

B GRADE:  After clinching a 6 all draw away from home at the Garry Owen Hotel last week in a seesawing match which featured  "A Grade average numbers" from Tigers Pedro Costantino (46.58) the boys were back at home last night.

Up against B Grade leaders Nth Ryde RSL, in the local derby the Tigers just couldn't find their mojo and despite good early efforts from Peter Miller and Ryan Bissett the boys went down 8-4 to remain 3rd on the ladder.

A GRADE:  The previous week saw us at home for the 'top of the table' clash against early title favourites "The Humble Birds". Win this and we go 4 points ahead on the ladder... After battling to be only 5-4 down after the doubles - the boys showed their absolute desire to win - rattling off the next 4 consecutive singles matches, nearly all in straight sets to get the 8-7 win in an epic display.  Big Dell again taking down one of the league's hot shots with a 2nd leg 16 darter (93.94 average) good enough to watch on the big screen !!  And WHO ARE THE FAVOURITES NOW !!!

So brimming with confidence and off to Nth Ryde RSL for the other local derby last night, the lads were at it again.  With Greg (The King) Bowen side lined with injury - the boys stepped up to the plate and did what only champion sides do.  Coming from a 6-3 down after the doubles,  they then produced a "Pantheresque" comeback taking 5 of the 6 singles matches stunning the RSL team with an unbelievable miracle 8-7 victory.  Were the RSL surprised?  They were kinder surprised!! With big Aiden smashing out 2 x 21 dart legs (71.57 average) to set up Benny Cutrone who then put the nail in the coffin to win the 8th match and remain top of the ladder.  One of the best team efforts you will see - go you good things !

Greg Warwick -Dean of NRGC Darts

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Free TRIVIA Wednesdays

Come and join us for free TRIVIA on Wednesday nights 7 pm or a little earlier to order some dinner from either our Sports Bar or Chinese (Dragon on the Green) menu in our Members Lounge. Bring your answer to the weekly question above for an extra point for your team for this coming Wednesday, 25 October.

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Movember - Get Ready to Grow Your Mow!

Be part of the Movember movement at the Club this year! We are looking forward to being able to sell raffle Tickets in the Club from next week, so keep your eyes open. We invite all our members & patrons to join in and support men's health through:

  1. 'Grow a Mo" for Movember and be judged by fellow members to win a prize. Only $5 entry and maybe a bit of fertiliser to join in the fun and help raise some much needed funds for a Bro - so give it a go.
  2. Buy Raffle Tickets - purchase Movember raffle tickets with up to $2,000 value in prizes available in the Club next week.
  3. Movember Presentation Saturday 25 November from 5pm - Join 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 helping raise awareness and funds for Men's Health. 
Join us to be part of the Movember movement this year. 

Upcoming Events

FRI 20 OCT- Meat Raffle from 5:30pm, $1,300 Members Cash Draw
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)
SUN 22 OCT - Junior Pennants have a bye as we host this weeks round
                        - Encourage Shield away at Northbridge playing Avondale   
MON 23 OCT - Vets Championships - Round 1 (Stroke)
TUE 24 OCT - Women's Championship - Round 2 (Stroke)

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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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