Innisfail Golf Club

Des Hensler was the winner of the Wednesday All Sporters’ competition.

THE rain is certainly testing the patience of golfers, however fortunately, they are used to playing with a bit of dampness around.   

Special thanks to the grounds crew for their efforts, as the course is looking a million dollars. A special shout out to Addi Butorac for making awesome smokos for the boys.

Members are asked that, if they see divots on the fairways, which have not been filled in, or pitch marks on the greens, to please fix them, as the Innisfail Open is just around the corner.

The greens will be renovated in the week following the Innisfail Open, which will be held on September 4 – 5. 

The grounds crew will need a hand, so if you have time to spare during the week commencing September 6, please let Jake Cockle, Luke Peters, or Andrew Rose know that you are available.

This week’s rules and etiquette segment is Provisional Ball – when to play.

The rule is 18.3, but the interpretation can be varied between players. Get to know the rule, as this can speed up play.

Can you hit a provisional ball if your ball is in a penalty area? No, refer to rule 18.1.

Can you hit a provisional ball if you think your ball might be lost in a penalty area, or might be lost along or over a penalty area? The answer is controversial, but the rule states yes. It is best to confirm with your playing partner. Please refer to rule 18.3a.

For those who have a smart phone, download the R&A Rules app onto it, for on the course rule searches after round discussions, or ask the match committee.

A huge thank you to Stephen and the team at Vandeleur & Todd Solicitors for their continued sponsorship of the Innisfail Open. Nominations forms are available at the bar.

There were plenty of players for the Wednesday All Sporters and well done to Des Hensler on the win.

1st: Des Hensler [21pts]

2nd: Ian Rule [20pts]

3rd: Ned Jacobsen [19pts c/b]

Innisfail’s Captain, Luke Peters, achieved an eagle on Hole 6 in the Friday Sporters’ 9-hole competition.

1st: Luke Peters [20ts]

2nd: Ned Jacobsen [17pts]

Special thanks to Terence and the team at Hogan & Associates for their sponsorship this year.

The weather was a bit dicey for Saturday’s Hogan & Associates Single Stableford over 18-holes, however the morning groups were led by Stephen Todd and Ian Saunderson, with 40 and 39 points respectively. 

Kevin Walsh put a great round together after getting drenched on the last two holes and finished with 38 points.


1st: Stephen Todd [40pts]

2nd: Ian Saunderson [39pts]

3rd: Kevin Walsh [38pts]

The Innisfail Junior Open was held over the weekend, with the 18-hole juniors playing a two-day competition. This event was a qualifying round for the Greg Norman Junior Masters.

The 9-Hole Novice and modified Juniors were played on Sunday.

Many thanks to our sponsors and helpers who served up great food for the juniors.

Please visit the Innisfail Golf Club Facebook page to keep up with golf in the region.

Upcoming events

Wednesday All Sporters’ competition – from 12.00pm, groups of 4 permitted.

Friday Sporters’ competition – from 12.00pm and 2.00pm, groups of 4 permitted – online bookings.

Saturday competition – Innisfail Skip Bin Hire Stableford – 7.30am and 12.00pm tee times.

Vandeleur & Todd Matchplay – Round 3 – Aug 27.

Vandeleur & Todd Innisfail Open – Sept 4 – 5.

FNQ Pennants Round – Nov 11.

Survivor Golf Series – Dec 4 – 5.

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