Innisfail Golf Club results

John Lombardi has won his two matches in the Vandeleur & Todd Solicitors Matchplay competition.

A HUGE thank you to the Innisfail Golf Club’s grounds crew, who put in the hard yards over the past week to get the course in magnificent condition for the Innisfail Open played last weekend.

The barricades will stay in place on the sixth tee bed until the milky pine is removed.

IGC Rules and Etiquette quiz:

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.


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

Thanks to Stephen and his team from Vandeleur & Todd Solicitors for their continued sponsorship of the Innisfail Open.

Caine Cockle compiled a stellar round at Wednesday’s All Sporters 9-hole competition on August 25 and won with 23 points. 


1st: Caine Cockle Jnr 23pts

2nd: Rauno Lehtsalu 21pts

3rd: John Abbott 20pts c/b

NTP: Geoff Johnston

It was great to see Innisfail’s resident green keeper apprentice, Geoff Johnston, beat the field in the Friday Sporters 9-hole competition on August 27.


1st: Geoff Johnston 19pts

2nd: Jake Cockle 18pts c/b

3rd: John Lombardi 18pts c/b

NTP: Addi Butorac

On August 28, the course was abuzz in the third final qualifying round of Saturday’s Vandeleur & Todd Solicitors Matchplay 18-hole competition, in which big prizes were at stake for the quarter finalists.

Caine Cockle and Ian Street were the only players in the competition to win all three matches and progress to the quarters. 

Some great wins by John Lombardi, Bryce Hoad, and Geoff Johnston might get them into the run to the finals.

The draw for the quarters will be prepared in the coming weeks.

John ‘The Ice Man’ Lombardi gave the President a lesson in chipping and putting to win his match 3/2 and shot 40 points to win his second Saturday in a row. 

Returning member, Barry Scott, put together a good round for 38 points in second place.


1st: John Lombardi 40pts

2nd: Barry Scott 38 pts

3rd: Rauno Lehtsalu 36pts

Longest Putt: Jake Cockle

The first round of the FNQ Pennants was held between Innisfail and Mareeba at the Atherton Golf Club and the course was in fantastic condition with lightning-fast greens.

Despite their best efforts, Innisfail’s A-Grade team went down 5/0.

Innisfail’s B-Grade team was close to securing the points, with Luke Peters and Caine Cockle winning their matches. 

Chris Calleja just missed a putt on the last hole to take it to extra holes.

Innisfail’s C-Grade team was close as well, with good wins by Geoff Johnston and Rauno Lehtsalu. Bryce Hoad also had his chance to get the win on the last hole.

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.

FNQ Veterans Golf – September 21.

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

Mark Walker Memorial weekend October 8 – 10.

FNQ Pennants Round – November 11.

Survivor Golf Series – December 4 – 5.

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