Innisfail Golf Club results

Some of the Innisfail junior golfers who competed in the Innisfail Junior Open.

THE tall milky pine on the sixth tee bed has been deemed unsafe and its removal is planned.

Due to falling branches over the last few weeks, the area is barricaded ‘No Entry.’ Players are asked to play from the temporary tees, until the tree has been removed.

A huge thanks to the grounds crew, as the course is in tip top condition, and it was great to see Jim Ferguson back. 

Members are asked if they see divots on the fairways that have not been filled in, or pitch marks on the green, to please fix them.

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

The grounds crew will need a hand, so if you have time to spare in the week of September 6, please let Jake Cockle, Luke Peters, or Andrew Rose know you can assist.

This week’s quiz on IGC Rules and Etiquette

In match play, a player hits a shot in a bunker and the ball rebounds off the face of the bunker. 

The player does not have time to get out of the way and is hit by the ball. The player must play the ball as it lies, but what is the penalty?

A – There is no penalty

B – The player gets one penalty stroke

C – The player loses the hole

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

Due to forfeits, the automatic winners of the Vandeleur & Todd Solicitors Matchplay last weekend were John Abbott, Paul Tattam, Lance Masina, Greg Powell, and Alan Gould.

It was another big field for the Wednesday All Sporters 9-hole competition on August 18, and another eagle on Hole 6 got Jake Cockle over the line.


1st: Jake Cockle 21pts

2nd: Alan Gould 20pts c/b

3rd: Luke Peters 20pts c/b

Club treasurer Bryce Hoad got the job done at the Friday Sporters 9-hole competition on August 20.


1st: Bryce Hoad 18pts

2nd: Alan Jones 14pts

3rd: Luke Peters

The weather forecast was expected to be abysmal, but fortunately the day’s play was able to proceed.

In a first for the club, the first round of the Innisfail Junior Open was held in conjunction with the Innisfail Skip Bin Single Stableford 18-hole competition on August 21, and it was great to see the 18-hole juniors on the course.

Addi Butorac was the best of the morning groups with a gutsy 35 points, and it seemed the grounds crew legends would get the run of the course in the afternoon groups.

A dark horse, Blake Thomas, put in a good effort on 35 points to tie with Addi Butorac and Vaughan Smith, who put up a good battle, but could not quite catch John Lombardi, who finished with 39 points and the win.


1st: John Lombardi 39pts

2nd: Vaughan Smith 37 pts

3rd: Blake Thomas 35pts

The weather was not looking fantastic for the Innisfail Junior Open on August 21 – 22, however fortunately there was very little rain during the competition.

A field of 45 juniors registered, so the clubhouse was abuzz with excited young people ready to play.


18-Holes Boys Overall

Nett Runner Up: Caine Cockle (141)

18-Holes Boys – Day 2

Nett Winner: Caine Cockle (65)

6-Hole Modified 

Gross Winner: Brennan Coffey

Gross Runner Up: Olly Jensen

9-Hole Novice Girls

Nett Runner Up and Longest Drive: Regina Gattera

9-Hole Modified Boys

Gross Winner: Keean Greven

Gross Runner Up: Declan Coffey

Nett Winner: Finn Jensen

Nett Runner Up: Xavier Zadelj

NTP: Keean Greven

The club was extremely grateful to Junior Golf Queensland, FNQ Golf Committee, especially Tom McEwan, as well as the sponsors, Top End Apps, Country Kids Childcare ‘Naturally Fun’

Ernesta Brunetto and the Coffey Family for the bananas.

Upcoming Events

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

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

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

FNQ Pennants Round – November 11.

Survivor Golf Series – December 4 – 5.

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