Innisfail Golf Club

The winning junior golfers on August 1 were Xavier Zadelj, Mason Zadelj, Caine Cockle, and Ryan Gattera.

OVER 100mls of rain fell last week, so the course was a little wet underfoot and this wet weather persisted over the weekend.

Many new players have signed up for the 2021-22 golfing year. 

Members are asked if they see divots on the fairways that have not been filled in, or pitch marks on the greens, to please take a minute to fix them, as the Innisfail Open is fast approaching.

Last weekend’s Gordonvale Open has been postponed to September 18 – 19, due to the latest COVID-19 lockdown and restrictions imposed on the Cairns shire.

Each week, a new section will discuss the rules and etiquette on the course. 

This week’s segment is Pace of Play.

An age old saying in golf is “Keep up with the group in front, not in front of the group behind!”

Players are reminded that ‘Ready Golf’ is now the format in which golf is played.

A few tips for Ready Golf are:

If a player is ready to take their shot and the other players are not in danger, the player can take their shot regardless of the distance from the hole.

Players can walk/drive to their ball in preparation for their next shot, if it does not impede the player taking their shot.

Shorter hitters can tee off first/play their shot, when waiting for fairways or greens to clear

If the group falls behind, players who have completed the hole, can go to the next tee, and tee off, when others in the group are putting out.

For stableford or par competitions, once you cannot score a point on the hole, pick up your ball and move on.

Remember, it is the responsibility of the low marker of the group to keep the group moving, as if the group is more than 1.5 to 2 holes behind, the whole group can be penalised.

Huge thanks to Stephen and the team at Vandeleur & Todd Solicitors for their continued sponsorship of the Innisfail Open. Nomination forms are available at the bar.

It was great to see some new winners for the Wednesday All Sporters 9-hole competition on August 4. 


1st:  Gary Nandovich 23pts

2nd: Luke Peters 21pts

3rd: John Lombardi 20pts c/b

NTP: Ned Jacobsen

Jake Cockle got lucky in the Friday Sporters 9-hole competition on August 6 with an unlikely Eagle on Hole 6.


1st: Jake Cockle 20pts

2nd: Luke Peters 17pts c/b

3rd: Terry Saunders 17pts

The first three placings were separated by one shot each in the Cairns Golf Club Monthly Medal 18-hole competition on August 7. 

The best of the morning groups, with some good scores, were Stephen Todd and Aman Singh on 69 nett.

Lance Doyle posted an impressive round of 68 nett, to be one shot out of the top two.

Innisfail’s youngest 18-hole golfer, Caine Cockle, put a great front nine together of 38 and just let a few shots go on the back to post a solid 67 nett.

However, Caine Cockle did not hold the lead for long. In the next group, Bryce Hoad strung a fantastic back nine together to post 66 nett and win the day.


1st:  Bryce Hoad 66 nett

2nd: Caine Cockle Jnr 67 nett

3rd: Lance Doyle 68 nett

Junior golfers dodged a few showers to get in some game play. With the rain delay, they stepped out on the course for a 4-hole Ambrose.

It was great to see Fred Costello get amongst the teams with his brothers and hit some magnificent shots.

After a hotly contested dice roll, The Coconuts claimed the win.

Please visit 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 – Hogan & Associates Single Stableford – 7.30am and 12.00pm tee off times.

Innisfail Junior Open – Aug 21 – 22.

Vandeleur & Todd Solicitors Single Stableford Matchplay – Round 3 – August 28.

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

FNQ Pennants Round – November 11.

Survivor Golf Series – December 4 – 5.

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