Innisfail Golf Club

Addi Butorac was crowned senior champion and placed third overall in Gross and Nett at the Mercedes Benz City of Cairns Women’s event. Photo: Cairns Golf Club Facebook page

FANTASTIC weather is forecast for the foreseeable future, so golfers are encouraged to enjoy their time on the course.

The grounds crew are doing a spectacular job at looking after the course and a massive thank you to Addi Butorac for cooking up a storm at smoko times.

One of the club’s grounds crew member Jim Ferguson has major surgery in Brisbane. All members, grounds crew and committee wish Jim all the best with his recovery and hope to see him back on the course again soon.

Last Saturday, the second round of the Vandeleur & Todd Solicitors Matchplay competition was played.

Congratulations to Addi Butorac who was the senior champion and placed third overall in Gross and Nett at the Mercedes Benz City of Cairns Women’s event held last weekend.

Luke Newman was at the club last Friday and held golf lessons for members prior to junior coaching.

There was a great field of 24 players who ventured out on the course to play the Wednesday All Sporters 9-hole competition on July 21.

Geoff ‘Wombat’ Johnston just got across the line from Vaughan Smith in a countback. 

1st: Geoff Johnston [22pts c/b].

2nd: Vaughan Smith [22pts]. 

3rd: Gary Nandovich [21pts].

Friday’s Sporters 9-hole competitions are growing, and players must be on their game to get among the prize winners. 

On Friday, July 23, Matt Barclay shot the lights out for 23 points and the win, with Blake Thomas just behind him. 

1st: Matt Barclay [23pts].

2nd: Blake Thomas [21pts].

3rd: Peter Ryde [19pts].

Thanks to Wes and the team at Midway Butchers, who have beefed up the club’s sponsorship for the 2021-22 golf season.

Teams needed to play well above their handicaps in the Midway Butchers 4BBB Saturday 18-hole competition on July 24 to feature in the run down.

The team of Paul Tattam and Ian Saunderson set the early pace with 47 points and were best of the morning rounds.

The power team of John Lombardi and Ned Jacobsen made the winning putt on the 18th hole to pinch the win by one point.


1st: John Lombardi / Ned Jacobsen [48pts].

2nd: Ian Saunderson / Paul Tattam [47pts].

3rd: John Abbott / Alan Gould [46pts].

Junior golfers enjoyed a morning of Ambrose on Sunday, July 25, to test out their skills on the course. They played extremely well, with all teams achieving many birdies and pars for their team. The winners were Regi’s Roosters with three under off the stick.

Memberships are due for renewal now and forms are available at the bar.

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.

Innisfail Junior Open – August 21 – 22.

Vandeleur & Todd Solicitors’ Innisfail Open – Sept 4 – 5.

FNQ Pennants’ Round – November 11.

Survivor Golf Series – December 4 – 5.

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