IG171 October 2019

October 2019 www.insidegolf.com.au CLUB NEWS 12 S URFERS Paradise Golf Club’s women’s Division 1 and Division 2 pennant teams scored historic wins in the Women’s Golf Gold Coast Mid-Week Pennant last month. Mind you, it was a close-run thing as both Surfers Paradise teams needed to win their final round contests to make history for the club. After the completion of the penultimate round at Coolangatta and Tweed Heads Golf Club, Surfers Paradise Golf Club’s Division 1 team was the outright leader by the slender margin of one match over Sanctuary Cove. The ladder was so tight that there was only one match separating first from second, second from third and third from fourth place. It was the same story Division 2 with the Surfers Paradise team just one match ahead of Sanctuary Cove. Playing on The Pines course at Sanctuary Cove, Surfers Paradise’s Division 1 team won its five matches against Women’s Golf Gold Coast – a composite team of clubs that do not have enough players to form a club. Surfers Paradise Golf Club’s Andrea Davis turned up with her A-game and easily swept aside her opponent 9/7. Surfers Paradise finished the season on 35 points – a massive six points ahead of Sanctuary Cove. Coolangatta and Tweed finished third. “A huge thanks goes to the team’s junior member, Shannon Tan, who remains undefeated in her five matches,” Surfers Paradise spokesperson Dianne Whish-Wilson said. Surfers Paradise’s Division 2 team met Arundel Hills in the final round and was able to hold their nerve to win 3½ to 1½. Surfers Paradise remained on top of the leaderboard from round one to finish the pennant season with 34 points – four ahead of nearest rivals Sanctuary Cove. Arundel Hills finished third. “This is the first win for Surfers Paradise Division 1 team since 2013 and the first win for Surfers Paradise Division 2 team since their only win in 1999,”Ms Whish-Wilson said. “The season was played in the true team spirit that is district pennant.” PACIFIC Harbour Golf and Country Club has thrown down the gauntlet to club golfers to challenge themselves on the course by contesting a number of important and challenging events this month and next. Located on beautiful Bribie Island, mid-way between Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast, the highly-regarded Troon Golf-managed Pacific Harbour GCC tees off with the Tee off for Breast Cancer Charity Day on Friday, October 11. In its fourth year, the club is aiming to raise a five-figure sum for breast cancer research. “We are looking to raise more than $10,000,” the club’s director of golf operations Marcus Hartup said. “It has been a strong event for the club over the last few years and we are hoping it will be again with golfers’ support. “In the last three years we have raised over $20,000 much-need funds.” There’ll be plenty of prizes on offer for the shotgun-start ambrose event that costs $45 for members and $75 for visitors. “There’ll also be an auction and raffles,” Hartup added. Then on Friday, November 1 the Harbour Cup, a teams’ event open to all clubs, will be played on the Ross-Watson-designed championship layout. It’s a team aggregate stableford format event with a 9.30am shotgun start. The entry fee is $55 for non-members and $28 for members. It’s going to be a fun day with lots of great prizes. Following that is the Harbour Masters Back Tee Challenge on Friday, November 15. It’s a stableford event off the back tees and the entry fee for non-members is $60. “We will have prizes for first, second and third placegetters with the winner receiving $150, second is $100 and third $80,” Hartup said. “We will have prizes right down to seventh place. “For the ladies, we have a first prize of $70, second $50 and third $30. “Of course, that’s determined by how many ladies enter and the prizemoney could increase.” In recent months, Pacific Harbour has been working tirelessly on a beautification program to enhance the look of the course and make it more player-friendly. “We have opened up areas to make the course more playable,” Hartup said. “We want golfers to enjoy themselves so we are making the golf course more player- friendly. “We have been opening up the scrub areas and clearing underneath the underbrush to make it easier for players to find their golf ball. “Even if you do go off-line now you can still find your ball. “People want to come out and play a championship course and have fun and we understand that.” Work is also underway to take the putting surfaces back to their original size, but the work won’t affect play in any way. Meanwhile, the hugely successful and popular Pacific Harbour amateur event was won by visiting golfer Nicholas Coggan with scores 69-77-78. The event will be played again in August 2020. For more information on how to enter the club’s open events, visit www.phgcc.com.au or call (07) 3410-4011. Inverell Club Champs on a roll Inverell Golf Club have produced some fine golfers in its day. Few are more noteworthy than John Coote, who captured his 17 th Club Championship at this year’s event! Meanwhile Liz Hobday was the Ladies Champion, taking her total to an amazing 20! A wonderful achievement for any club! Tee it up at Pacific Harbour and win Surfers Paradise Division 2 pennant team (CLOCKWISE): Virginia Oxenford, Carolynn Rothwell, Marie Rosewarne, Jude Eastaway, Yvonne Mallory and Therese Blair. Surfers Paradise Division 1 pennant team (CLOCKWISE): Marianne Ioannou, Shannon Tan, Andrea Davis, Velma Harding, Vicki Laws and Maureen Giles. 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