Innisfail Golf Club

Cindy Cockle, Glynis McGrath, and Addi Butorac who played in the Innisfail Open.

A HUGE thank you to all the volunteers who helped get the Innisfail course and clubhouse ready for the Vandeleur & Todd Innisfail Open last weekend.

It was a successful event, and special thanks go to Stephen Todd and his team for their continued sponsorship.

The committee has approved a contractor to remove the milky pine. This work will be scheduled as soon as possible.

The temporary tees will be in place until the work is completed and the repairs have been finished on the sixth tee.

Last week’s Innisfail Golf Club Rules/Etiquette quiz and answer:

Addi is asked to lift her ball, which lies just off the green, as it is in Deb’s line of play. Addi is allowed to clean her ball without penalty.

True or False?

Answer: False. When a ball is lifted from a part of the course other than the putting green because it interferes with play, cleaning is not allowed (Rule 14.1c).

This week’s Quiz:

In match play, Lombo has teed off from outside the teeing area when starting the first hole. The penalty for the ‘Ice Man’ is loss of hole.

True or False?

The answer was revealed last Saturday, and all correct answers went in a draw for a Titleist Pro V1.

Wednesday All Sporters’ 9-hole competition


1st: John Lombardi 17pts c/b

2nd: Ned Jacobsen 17pts

3rd: Jeff McGrath 16pts c/b

Friday Sporters’ 9-hole competition 


1st:  John Abbott 22pts

2nd: Rod ingram 21pts

3rd: Peter Ryde18pts

It was great to see so many players from around the region step up and play in the Vandeleur & Todd Innisfail Open 18-hole competition last Saturday.

There were many great compliments received from players on how good the course looks, especially from the women playing the new ladies’ course for the first time.

Trent Mann was impressive with two rounds at even par, for the A-grade Gross title, whilst Paul Tattam surprised everyone with his new hat and an A-grade Nett win.

George Savage played his first competition and shot the lights out on Saturday, which helped secure the B-grade Gross champion, whilst Vaughan Smith, snuck up on the field to secure the B- Grade Nett title.

Matt Barclay put in a score last Saturday that our B-Graders would be happy with to seal the C-grade Gross, by one shot over Gordonvale’s Ken Thompson.

Addi Butorac is hard to beat on her home turf and got the job done in the Ladies’ Division 1 Gross. Carol Lavell played well on Sunday to claim the Nett prize.

Raelene Bradley from Mareeba took out the Ladies Division 2 Gross, whilst Glynis McGrath stormed home to win the Nett Division 2 champion.

Congratulations to all of Innisfail’s players who featured in the prizes and played some great golf.

Please check out the Innisfail Golf Club Facebook page to keep up with golf around 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 – Cairns Golf World Monthly Medal – timesheet tee off 7.30am and 12.00pm.

FNQ Veterans Golf – September 21.

Variety Charity Trades and General Public Day – September 24 – Contact Robert Kopp.

Mark Walker Memorial on the weekend of October 8 – 10.

FNQ Ladies Ambrose – October 31.

FNQ Pennants Round – November 11.

Survivor Golf Series – December 4 – 5.

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