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Thursday 16 November 2023

  • 2023 Club Champions
  • 14th Green
  • Christmas with a Difference
  • Hole in One Celebration
  • Junior Pennants & Encourage Shield  
  • Women's News
  • Vets' Report
  • Super Saturday
  • Nine & Dine
  • Sports Bar Action
  • Darts News
  • Movember - Raffle Tickets on Sale
  • Upcoming Events
  • Joke for the Week

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2023 Club Champions 

North Ryde Golf Club Men and Women contested the 2023 Championships over four gruelling rounds with the Men playing over three weeks and the Women over four weeks.  The stroke format really sorted out the fields with few surprises in the end.  

Congratulations to all who survived the war of attrition to receive awards!  Thanks to all who participated in this year's championships and thanks also to all those who supported during the rounds and lastly for all in attendance at the prize giving ceremony.

Special congratulations to this year's Men's Champion - Jackson Fennell and Women's Champion - Madi Woodley (for 6 consecutive years) as pictured above.

  • Men's Club Championship: Winner Jackson Fennell, 2nd place Tom Crockart & 3rd place Alex Sghabe.
  • Women's Club Championship: Winner Madison Woodley, 2nd place Fiona Montgomery & 3rd place Hae Ye Lee.
  • Men's A Reserve: Winner Brent Bates, 2nd place Peter Richardson & 3rd place Joshua Xavier.
  • Women's Division II: Winner Misuk Lee, 2nd place Jung Kim & 3rd place Catherine Breen.
  • Men's B Grade: Winner Peter Smirneos, 2nd place Trent Woodley & 3rd place Graham Jones.
  • Women's Division III: Winner Linda Cho, 2nd place Lesley Kneipp & 3rd place Rhonda Fazzolari.
  • Men's C Grade: Winner Paul Simmons, 2nd place Zac Allen & 3rd place Allan Cope.
  • Women's Division IV: Winner Patricia McManus, 2nd place Patricia Cross & 3rd place Marcia Nash.

 Ben Brown - Captain

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CLICK HERE for all the images of our 2023 winners able to join in the fun of Presentations.

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Redevelopment of the 14th Green and Surrounds

In accordance with the Club's Master Plan and the President's message contained in the 19th News last month, the next course project being undertaken is the redevelopment of the 14th Green and Surrounds.  

This project will commence in early January and we are happy to advise that we are utilising the services of the same contractor who completed the work on the 18th redevelopment.  Please see below the artist's impression of the changes which will incorporate pathways and capillary bunkers, in line with the other new bunkers on the course.  The new 14th green will also feature subtle contours similar to ones found on the 9th and 17th greens. 

Also if you click on the following link is the aerial view complete with topography mapping of the area overlaid on the existing layout:   AERIAL LINK

Once the 14th work is complete, one third of the course will have been updated as per the Master Plan.  By way of recap the following holes have been redeveloped: 1, 4, 9, 17 and 18. 

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Book NOW - Sat 2 Dec for the Special Event

This year we have something truly special organised for the annual Club Christmas Celebration Saturday, 2 December 6pm - late. Get your party shoes on, grab friends and family and join us for this magical evening. 

World class entertainment by sophisticated, highly trained performers who will blow you away with their ability to crossover seamlessly between classical, contemporary and musical theatre vocal talents throughout the night, they will certainly WOW you on the night.

Drinks are included until 9pm, starting the three course menu with grazing platters, then mains consisting of a traditional roast Christmas dinner or if that's not your style choose grilled barramundi at the time of booking (up to a week prior the evening). Finish off dinner with a wonderful Christmas pudding and custard. After you have been delighted by performances from these leading Australian singers you can jive to music provided by the DJ into the wee hours. A full evening of top class entertainment and fun.

Only $65 a head for Members, $75 for Non-Members. 

Book Now:  Through the office, via email office@northrydegolfclub.com.au, by phone 9876 8558 ext. 2 or in person during office opening hours. Payment on booking.

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Another Hole in One Celebration in the Club - this time a smiling Colin Bond celebrating his success with friends and our GM Anthony Ryan over a couple of bottles of Rosé .  

Left to Right: Rob Wilkinson, Richard Munge, Colin Bond, Anthony Ryan and Leigh Meakin.

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Junior Pennants & Encourage Shield  

This year we were fortunate to be able to field teams for both competitions and while the success our teams achieved was not necessarily reflected in the scores, they have all improved out-of-sight in comparison to where they were at the start of the season and are much more competition-wise for the experience. 

The Juniors Pennants played in Section 3 against Castle Hill, Stonecutters Ridge, Pennant Hills and Lynwood.  Encourage Shield team played against Roseville, Northbridge, Massey Park, Avondale and Lane Cove.  In summary, all our Juniors got the chance to play with and meet new friends while enjoying the great game and play on some great tracks in various conditions noting the last round of the Encourage Shield to be held at Avondale was washed out. 

Thanks to the coaches Marty, Alex and Chloe.  Thanks also to Managers Greg Sheaves, Ben Brown and Daniel Fazzolari as well as all the parents for giving up valuable weekend time and travelling far and wide.

After such a great foundation year, we look forward to taking it up a gear in 2024! 

2023 Encourage Shield Team:  Patrick Hunter, Luke Johnsun, Matthew Johnsun, Xavier Leung, Eamon Nilan, Elyse Paton, Jayden Quan, Iris Zheng

2023 Junior Pennant Team:  Eian De Mesa, Oscar Guazzarotto, Jaydon Hui, Kai Mandalidis, Lara Mandalidis, Enzo Moon, Hana Shin, Fletcher Thompson, YU Wang

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Women's News

Melbourne Cup was a fun Tuesday, with a team golf event, lunch with bubbles and cakes to follow, some wins and some losses on the Cup and good to see so many of the women participating. Pictured: Is recent new member Alice Wei and Michelle Williams, the newest Women’s committee member celebrating at the Melbourne Cup lunch in style.

Presentation Day Lunch Tuesday, 28 November: $20 per head for lunch, please put your name down for lunch on a table (12) and pay downstairs. Book golf online - 9 holes - one club and a putter. There will be prizes for the best dressed Christmas team, so let's see how creative you can be!

Donations: We are very thankful for the donations for the Christmas Hampers that have been given already, and we would be delighted to accept more. Some suggestions are bottles of wine or bubbles, some delicious Christmas food or something to pamper ourselves.

Thank you too for those of you who have already donated a gift to go with a trophy on presentation day. If you have promised to donate, please could you bring the gift to the committee room as soon as possible.

Women's Hams Day:  Thursday, 7 December is our Ham's Day. Get your partner organised to participate in this great day. The event of the day is a 2 Ball Team Stableford + Individual. The cost is $30 per person (which includes your golf). Book online and pay at Pro Shop on the day

Barbara Evennett - Women's Captain and Eve Sheppard - Woman's President

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Women Veterans' News:

Party Day is almost here, if you haven't put your name on the sheets found on the bench in the locker room, for golf, please do so, even if you are only coming to lunch.  We need to give the caterers the numbers by Tuesday at the latest.  Financial Members $20 & for non-members $29.  Everyone is welcome to join us for a fun day.

AGM at 12.30pm, lunch at 1pm, followed by presentation of winners of the day, presentation of Trophies won during the year & our raffle.

Party Day is our final event of the year, the Veteran's Committee would like to wish you all a Very Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year.

Marlene Peters - Women Veterans' Delegate

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Vets' Report

Vets' Hams Day Monday, 11 December, 2023: This is a reminder of our forthcoming Hams Day in a little under 1 months' time.  Pertinent details are as follows:-

Cost: $30 which includes the game, our renowned Sausage Sizzle, plus 2 drinks of either beer, wine or soft drink.

Game Format: Individual Stableford and Best 3 out of 4 Stableford.  Two tee start.

Ham Qualification: 16 games.  Shortly after our last game prior to Hams Day, namely Monday, 27 November, we will place on the Notice Board, the final list of games each Member has played.  Should you have played 16 Vets games prior to our Hams Day, you will be entitled to receive a ham.  For whatever reason, a person entitled to a ham and who is unable to attend, please ask a friend/playing partner to collect it on your behalf.  Alternatively, let a Committee Member know and your ham will be made available for collection at a later date from the Office/Cool Room.  Collection within a week from Hams Day would be appreciated.

Those Members who unfortunately do not qualify for a ham, please do come and play and then stay for the BBQ.  Our Hams Day game is the final Vets game for the year and this may be the last opportunity to wish those you play with, a Merry Christmas.

Finally, our Hams Day BBQ allows us to present the Plaques to the winners of this Year's Vets Championships.  Well done to all of you and we hope that you will be able to be present to collect your prize in person.  Our first game in 2024 is scheduled for Monday, 22 January.

Scott Beatty - Veteran's Captain

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Super Saturday Round Up 

Another fabulous Super Saturday on the evening of Saturday 11 of November the last one for 2023. As shown above this month's lucky Cash Draw Members were from left to right Cheryle May winner the $500 in cash, Jenny Lee $300 and Annette Sturtridge $200. Also pictured below on our amazing deck overlooking the greens, our winners from October who were able to come and celebrate on the day. We look forward to doing this again in 2024 but hope to see you at one of our upcoming end of year events in the Club like our Christmas Musical and Dinner Celebration on Saturday 2 December.

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Nine & Dine

Twilight Nine and Dine is back as we near approach the Christmas season and the end of 2023, it's time for some fun.  

Please note the changes of date from your fixtures book, with the first date set down, 30 November has been cancelled. The second date will proceed:

Thursday 14 December Twilight Comp. 
Bookings Open Wednesday, 6 December.

Nine & Dine Twilight Evening is $40 for Members and $55 for Visitors which needs to be paid online prior to the event (the sheet will open up 8 days before at 5pm). Details:

  • Shot-gun start using the first 9 holes at 4pm
  • Carts available
  • Drink voucher (value $5) & Food voucher (value $20)  
  • Prizes to be confirmed based on field size
  • Both events will be a mixed 2 Ball - there will be an individual for Women and Men

Please note while you book online if you require any changes including cancellations these need to be made through the Office.

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Just a few highlights of the many sporting options to view this weekend in the Sports Bar:

WED 15 NOV - Cricket World Cup Semi-Final India Vs New Zealand 7:30pm
THURS 16 NOV - Cricket World Cup Semi-Final Australia Vs South Africa 7:30pm
Soccer AFC World Cup Qualifier Australia Vs Bangladesh 8pm
SAT 18 NOV - Horse Racing, Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes 4:25pm
SUN 19 NOV - Basketball, NBL Regular Season, Melbourne United Vs Sydney Kings 4pm
- Cricket, World Cup Final 7:30pm
MON 20 NOV - 
Cricket, Marsh One-Day Cup Group Game WA Vs SA 3:35pm
WED 22 NOV - Soccer, Conmebol WC Qualifier Brazil V Argentina 11:30am
Golf, Australian PGA Championship Royal Qld, Brisbane 12pm
THURS 23 NOV - Tennis, Davis Cup Quarter Final Italy V Netherlands 8pm
SAT 25 NOV - Soccer, A League Round 5 Sydney FC V Western Sydney Wanderers 7:45pm
FRI 23 - SUN 26 - Car Vailo Adelaide 500 Various Times

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Darts News

CLUB HISTORY MADE - A Grade Minor Premiers 2023!! What an achievement in becoming the club's first ever darts team (in any grade) to achieve this inaugural milestone! After the regular season of over 3 months hard work and completion of 12 matches - the boys have prevailed with 9 wins and 3 losses. 

Read More

Last weeks of TRIVIA Wednesdays for 2023

As the end of year celebrations hot up in the Club we approach our last TRIVIA evenings in the Club for 2023. Wednesday, 29 of November is our last event..... Read More     

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Movember Presentation Sat 25 November 5pm

With less than a fortnight to go before Movember Presentations in the Clubhouse on Saturday 23 November 5pm there is still a chance to be in the running to to buy some Raffle tickets either through the Pro-Shop of the Club Office. Buy a ticket for your chance to win some great prizes as well raising awareness for men's health. 

Please join us for Movember Presentation on Saturday 25 November from 5pm - with celebrity Presenter Steve Marshall (Channel 9 Current Affairs reporter) to announce our "Movember Mo" Club winner. Ladies (Mo Sista's) we haven't forgotten you please wear your "Melbourne Cup fascinators" on the night for some prizes. Around 6.30pm the raffle will be drawn.

Upcoming Events

WED 15 NOV - TRIVIA 7pm Club Lounge
FRI 17 NOV - Meat Raffle from 5:30pm, $1,700 Members Cash Draw
WED 22 NOV - TRIVIA 7pm Club Lounge
THUR 23 NOV - Lady Veterans Party Day, 9 Holes (2 Tees) & Lunch
FRI 24 NOV - Meat Raffle from 5:30pm, $1,800 Members Cash Draw
FRI 24 NOV - Weekend Women's Presentation Night 7pm
FRI 24 NOV - Junior Presentation Night
SAT 25 NOV - Movember Presentation 5pm Club Lounge
TUE 28 NOV - Women's Presentation Day - 9 Holes (2 Tees)
WED 29 NOV - Last TRIVIA Night for 2023 7pm Club Lounge

Reminder: The 19TH NEWS is now a fortnightly publication so see you in 2 weeks time.
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Man gets on the bus with golf balls in his pockets - he has  just been to the course to pick up lost balls.

Lady stands beside him sees his pockets - looks away - looks again. 

Man says "Golf balls" while looking at his pockets.

Lady says "Is that as painful as Tennis Elbow??"

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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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