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Innisfail Golf Club

11/June/2021
PGA professional Luke Newman from Drummond Golf passed on valuable golfing tips to Innisfail junior golfers at a coaching clinic.

LAST week the weather cooperated and the grounds crew have worked extremely hard to get the course looking amazing which is very much appreciated.Members and social players are reminded to please repair their divots on the fairways/roughs and pitch marks on the greens.

The Medal of Medals final was held last Saturday during the Cairns Golf World Monthly Medal with 44 players registered. 

The current Monthly Medal winners from December 2019 – May 2021 were:

Dec 19: Geoff JohnstonJun 20: Aman SinghJan 21: Shane Trembath
Jan 20: Des HenslerJul 20: Andrew RoseFeb 21: Colin Lyons
Feb 20: John LombardiAug 20:  Kevin WalshMar 21: Trent Mann
Mar 20:  Dan CarterSep 20: James ScullenApr 21: Shane Trembath
April 20:  Allan GouldOct 20:  Cindy CockleMay 21: Jake Cockle
May 20:  Rauno LehtsaluDec 20: Geoff Johnston 

The afternoon groups in Wednesday All Sporters 9-hole competition got out on the course however, it was a bit wet for the lunch time crew. 

1st:  Josh Jones 21pts

2nd: Caine Cockle Jnr 19pts c/b

Last Friday saw one of the biggest fields in the Friday Sporters 9-hole competition with 15 players out on the course. Players needed to be on their game to get amongst the prizes. Vaughan Smith loved the new Pings and had a great score of 22pts.

1st:  Vaughan Smith 22pts

2nd:  Rod Ingram 21pts

3rd:  Jake Cockle 19pts

Saturday’s sponsored 18-hole competition, the Peak Aviation Stableford was held with a special thanks to Ian Saunderson and Peak Aviation Services for their continued support.

The Eagle has landed and well done to Allan Gould for hitting one around the trees on Hole 4 and rolling it into the hole for an unlikely Eagle.

The course was playing hard with the best scores coming on for the day at even par 36 points.

One of Innisfail’s newest members Blake Thomas held his own to fend off Stephen Todd in a count back.

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1st: Blake Thomas 36pts

2nd:  Stephen Todd 36pts

3rd: Marc Di Carlo 35pts

Innisfail juniors were keen to get on the course but had limited time due to impending wet weather. The teams shot out on the course for a fun Ambrose over 4 holes which brought out their competitive streak.

One shot separated all three teams after play and it came down to the much anticipated dice roll for handicaps. Team FACO’S got the win after rolling five for handicap.

Junior golfers travelled up the hill on Sunday to play in the Atherton Junior Open.

Innisfail Club Championships are fast approaching on June 12 -13 and June 19 – 20. On Saturday night, June 12 after round one, the committee is holding the 2020 presentation night from 6.00pm.

Please register attendance with a committee member at the clubhouse for catering purposes.  Dinner and light entertainment will be provided to recognise the club’s champions and volunteers.

A new competition sponsored by Vandeluer & Todd Solicitors and Drummond Golf is being introduced for all who love match play.

Match Play will be played over three qualifying rounds followed by quarter, semi and grand final rounds.  The first round starts on June 26.

Members and visitors can register their interest, nominate or find out further information via email to: clubhouse@innisfailgolfclub.com.au or phone 0438 721 497.

The Southern Vets, for our Veteran golfers was hosted in Innisfail last Tuesday. The club hopes to continue holding their events for years to come.

Membership renewals for the 2021 – 2022 golf season are now payable. There has been a 5% increase this year for all memberships. Membership forms are available at the bar in the clubhouse.

Please visit Innisfail Golf Club Facebook page to keep up with golf in 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

2021 Club Championships June 12 – 13 and 19 – 20

Vandeleur & Todd Match Play Round 1 – June 26

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