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12 June 2019

Captains News

Hello Golfers,

I took over seven months ago with an enthusiasm to give back to the Club and our game. I thought my qualifications, experience and training as a National Referee would help lift the Club's Golf operations.

However, it has been made clear to me directly and second hand that my Captaincy style and efforts to improve competition management, course set up and particularly player knowledge of the Rules of Golf has been less than well received by the member quorum, unwanted by many and is a reason for players not enjoying their golf,  low morale and overall unhappy grumblings within the membership.

We have had a significant drop in member numbers this year and I have been made aware that several players have left the club as a result of my approach to applying the Rules of Golf to competitions and most recently my inclusion of an R and A endorsed Pace of Play policy at the club has upset a lot of players. This obviously cannot continue or the club cannot survive or be successful into the future.

I am a believer that you can't please everyone all the time however in the best interests of the Club I am clearly not the right person to lead the Match Committee. I have therefore resigned as Captain and from the Match Committee.

Thank you to those who supported me as Captain and I wish the Club all the best moving forward.


John Humphreys

Life Member

Thank you John for all of your efforts.

The next Match Committee meeting has been postponed to Wednesday 19th June.

It has been noticed lately that there are a lot of scuff marks around the greens especially near the pins, possibly caused by shoes with spikes on their soles. Please don't drag your feet around while putting and holding the flag sticks to avoid damaging the surface of the greens. 

The 4BBB Championships are coming up soon on 22 & 23 June. Please put your names down on both Saturday and Sunday booking sheets if wishing to play.

Cheers Nerida

Vice Captain and Editor

Match Committee Results

Medley Stableford - 8 June

Graded Field Report click here                             

Presentation Prize Report click here                      

Handicap Changes click here                                         

Play 9 - 8 June

Not enough players this week

Medley Stableford - 9 June

Full Field Report.

Presentation Prize Report

Handicap Changes

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Eclectic Competitions 

Click here for Eclectic Leaderboards.

When webpage opens, login to your Miclub profile then select Mens or Ladies from the Eclectic menu.

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NT Retail Technology
Order of Merit

Click here for OOM Leaderboards

When webpage opens, login to your Miclub profile then select Mens or Ladies from the OOM menu.

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2019 Match Committee Calendar (click club logo to left) 

& Weekly Competitions.

Tuesday.    Vets (9 holes) 2pm - 4.30pm tee off.

Thursday.   Burglars (9 hole Chook run) 2pm - 4.30pm tee off.

Saturday.   Medley Stableford. AM and PM Fields.

Sunday.    PGA Social 8.30am start.  18 Hole Medley stableford.  .

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Conditions of Play

Conditions of Play (COP) are displayed on the Match Committee internal clubhouse notice board normally from four weeks before an event date and are also below for your convenience, please click on the titles to access the applicable COP .

It is the players responsibility to have read and understand the COP for an event before nominating and playing.  

Matchplay Championships - 22 Apr - 13 Oct

4BBB Championships - 22/23 Jun

Dry Season Cup - 6/7 Jul

Mixed Foursomes - 20/21 Jul

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Come and enjoy a Thursday afternoon at the Burglars "Chook Run"!. Burglars is a fun 9 hole Stableford comp playing either the Front or Back 9 course (alternating each week). Players scoring 18pts or above win a chook and if you are no good at golf - you could win one in the raffle!!  

$7 entry fee includes the comp, NTP prizes and the entry in the raffle. Full bar facilities available. Tee off between 2pm and 4.30pm every Thursday - no booking required. (Also open to non-members or people without handicaps). See Dave (Bargain) Price or Billy Elliot for more details. 

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Come and enjoy a Tuesday afternoon at the Vets "Bunnings and Back" comp. Vets is a 9 hole Stableford comp for over 50's golfers using a composite tee format. (i.e. the shortest route around the course). $5 entry fee allows for chance to win a sleeve of balls and NTP prize with after comp snacks provided. Bar facilities available. Tee off between 2pm and 4pm every Tuesday. No booking required. See Dom Tartaglia or Pete Southon for more details

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Through The Green

Hello Golfers

I am still looking and would like at least 2 other people to assist on Fridays to set out the pins and tee markers.

Working Bee 

Sunday 16 Jun 19 from 0730. I expect it will conclude around 11.30am so please come along

Please bring gloves and wear appropriate attire - no thongs.

Cheers Rob Merrill

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Volunteer News

Thank you to ALL the volunteers who worked on the course this week.

Reminder that it is a condition of ongoing Honorary membership that you contribute to the club. Volunteering for work on the course or at working bees is a great way to contribute, meet other members as well as assist in completing much needed maintenance for the club, without which our club cannot survive.

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Next Working Bee

The next working bee will be 16 June

7.30am to 11.30am.

Cheers Rob Merrill

Golf Australia

Golf Australia Events

Click on the Golf Australia NT image to visit their webpage to view Northern Territory events. 

From their you can navigate back to the Golf Australia homepage and links for all state / territory events as well as tabs to all Golf Australia information.

Pace of Play 

  • Ready Golf is encouraged, 40 sec per shot.
  • Keep up with the group in front - if you lose sight of them, increase your pace of play; 
  • Check the score card for the estimated tee time for each hole to see if you are on time or not;
  • Limit practice swings. 
  • Watch where your ball goes and pick a landmark to help locate it; 
  • Ask someone else to watch your shot if you are unsure where it may go;
  • Play a provisional ball if you are AT ALL unsure if you will locate the ball;
  • Look for and find a ball within 3 minutes - no more!
  • Move to next tee block once you have holed out - don't wait for all other players to hole out; 
  • First player to tee, tee off before marking score card; 
  • Walk purposefully.  
  • If you are having difficulties keeping up, let the group behind play through. 

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