On Tuesday 18 September Dad’s Army completed the task of replacing distance markers on the golf course.
The posts are clearly identifiable White tops 150m and Yellow tops 100m.
Thanks also to Mark Hynes using his dingo post hole digger to dig the holes and Derek Taylor for allowing us to use the leftover timber from the bridges.
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On Tuesday 18 September Dad’s Army completed the task of replacing distance markers on the golf course.
Mixed foursomes results:
Tony Murcutt and Jacqui Baker 184
Jeff Le-Fevre and Jenny Whittaker 187
Ken Wark and Heather Wark 153
Runner up nett
Paul Kringas and Jennie Harris 155 c/b
Congrats to the winners and well done to all who participated
The changes to the Rules of Golf come into effect in less than 4 months. ARE YOU AWARE?
To view easy to understand videos of these new Rules click on this Link
Watch this space for further updates and details of in club information sessions.
Slow play is a problem not only at our club, but clubs across the world. This is evident with many of the upcoming rule changes designed to specifically speed up play. There are many things that we can do to assist the overall time taken for our rounds and small changes can have a great impact on not only your game, but all players in the field.
Some things to remember:
We play “ready golf” at GLGC. Walk briskly to your ball and play your shot as soon as you are ready.
Keep your pre-shot routine to a minimum, Line your shot up and hit as soon as possible.
Keep up with the group in front, if you fall behind take measures to catch up (two players head to the next tee while others finish putting)
Place your buggy on the way to the next tee when you reach the green.
Mark your card as you wait to tee off, not standing next to the green after putting.
If players can reduce their time per hole by 30 seconds, this equates to almost 10 mins per round and even though it doesn’t sound much this will have a flow on affect to groups behind you.
Just remember that what you do in your game affects other members on the course
The Gungahlin Lakes Men’s Open
will be held over the weekend of Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 September 2018. It is a Golf NSW Vardon and Senior Order of Merit event.
Saturday—Two tee start from 0700—0900 and 11.15 to 12.20pm
Sunday—Shotgun start at 08.15am
Open to MALE golfers with a current Golf Australia Handicap from a recognised Golf Club affiliated with a State or Overseas Association. Players (55+) are also automatically entered in the SOOM competition.
ENTRY FEE $60 Visitors $40 Members (Player numbers are limited)
Please note that members will be charged $60 when booking, but a discount will be applied before finishing your booking to reduce the cost to $40 (members entry cost)
Motorised cart hire available from Proshop ph 02 62424662
PRIZES 36 Hole Gross and Nett Events (plus Daily Prizes and NTPs)
Prizes will be awarded in three grades. A player is eligible to win only one daily prize, plus one overall (two day) prize. Senior Order Merit prizes (55+) on Day 1.
Presentation will be as soon as possible after all scores are posted, estimated time 2.30pm.
MAJOR HOLE IN ONE PRIZE—MAZDA3 courtesy of Gold Creek Motors Rolfe Mazda
EARLY BIRD ENTRIES— Book early to choose your preferred tee time. ( The Match Committee reserves the right to vary tee times).
Entries close Monday 17th September @ 1:00pm or when field is at capacity. Final draw will be published by Wednesday 19 August 2018 and posted on the GLGC website www.gungahlinlakes.com
Members can book and pay for themselves and Visitors through the normal booking timesheet or through https://www.mitournament.com:443/tournament/register?tournamentId=150151 – search events for 22 September 2018
This Saturday the 4th of August will see the launch of a new initiative to assist our Junior golfers. To help raise money a 1-100 number board will be sold at $2 per number. once all numbers are sold, the draw will take place Saturday evening at the Members badge draw. Winner will receive $100. Members may purchase more than one number in the draw, so please dig deep and give towards a good cause.
Over the last few weeks your committee has implemented a few changes to improve our course. These changes are as follows:
New Drop Zones:
There are new drop zones on the 2nd, 4th, 5th and 16th holes. There is a full explanation, location and description of ruling on the notice board in the Spike Bar hallway. Please take the time to check these as it will not only help your game, but hopefully speed play as well.
The unsightly 150m and 100m poles have been removed at the request of our hard working ground staff and will be replaced with fairway distance “plates”. The decision to remove these was not taken lightly, but with most players having access to distance measuring devices and all sprinkler heads displaying distance it was considered a fair agreement.
Hole of the day
There are now black sand containers that will be placed on the “hole of the day”. I urge all members to utilise these as they contain a mixture of both sand and seed. They will be located roughly half way along the fairway (both sides) and give all members a chance to assist Shane and his team in helping improve our fairways. Using them to repair not only your own divot but others that you see will go a long way to making our course great. Please do not forget that divots in the rough need to be repaired as well as on the fairway. Also, pitch marks on the greens are quickly becoming a problem again, repair them when you see them (even if not yours) while waiting to putt. Our greens are in great condition at the moment and this will only make them better
The R&A and the United States Golf Association have announced a large number of changes to the Rules of Golf to come into effect on 1 January 2019. This represents the most substantial Rules overhaul since 1984. Due to the amount of reform, this modernisation of the Rules will require at least some degree of change by every Australian golf club.
One of the resources you are encouraged to view is the following web page of short videos – www.golf.org.au/newrules
Only 24 weeks and counting to changeover.
As an integral component of our golf course, members are advised to take care when having played from a bunker. A number of members are not taking the time to carry out the necessary protocols after playing from the bunker.
A change to the Rules of Golf in 2012 allowed for much easier care of the bunkers, allowing a player to smooth sand or soil in a hazard at any time, including before playing from that hazard, provided it is for the sole purpose of caring for the course and Rule 13-2 (improving lie, area of intended stance or swing or line of play) is not breached.
We offer players the following advice:
Enter the bunker from the lowest possible point convenient to your golf ball. This should be your entry and exit point. Identifying this spot keeps you from walking down a steep face (possibly damaging the turf and face of the bunker).
Contrary to what some golfers believe, it is not only within the rules to take a rake with you to your ball, but it is advisable to also rake behind you, as this it speeds up the process.
Ensure you rake over the signs of play from the sand, the area where your club made contact with the sand, and your footprints. We recommend players rake on an angle, being careful not to pull too much sand toward you. The idea is to restore an even surface to the sand without altering the slope of the bunker. Raking away from the face of the bunker in only one direction will, overtime, cause a downward slope towards the face of the bunker, making future play more difficult. Ensure you make every effort to smooth any damage caused to face of the bunker when entering or exiting.
Where to leave the rake:
Make an effort to throw the rake towards an open area of the bunker, parallel with the direction in which the hole is being played. This should minimise balls being jammed up against the rake during play.
By taking an extra few seconds, to rake bunkers appropriately and leave the rake in a more appropriate position, you make the bunker much more playable and fair for players following you in the field. This will further assist greenstaff in the overall maintenance of our course and result in improved playing conditions for all members and guests.
If all players can leave a bunker in better condition than they found it, you are guaranteed to receive your share of better lies! And as we strive to improve the reputation of our golf course, taking the extra care on our course will go a long way to achieving our goals.
Due to ever increasing costs of running a business, the pro competition fee will increase to $12 as of the 1st of July 2018.
Originally it was planned to increase in January, but this was held off for the past 6 months.
This is the second increase we have had over the past 15 years. The prize schedules will reflect this change with extra prize values awarded.
On behalf of the great Pro Shop team that we have at Gungahlin Lakes GC, I thank you for your continued support.
Comp fees at other clubs:
- Queanbeyan $12
- Yowani $14
- Federal $13
- Distance Posts – Dad’s Army has done it again. (18-09-2018)
- Mixed Foursomes Results 2018 (16-09-2018)
- Rules of Golf Change 1 January 2019. (02-09-2018)
- Slow Play (13-08-2018)
- GLGC Mens Open 2018 (10-08-2018)
- Junior fundraising (03-08-2018)
- Course Improvements and changes (13-07-2018)
- New Rules of Golf – Effective 1 January 2019 (12-07-2018)
- Caring for our course – Bunkers (06-07-2018)
- Increase in Pro Comp Fees (20-06-2018)
Distance Posts – Dad’s Army has done it again.
Rules of Golf Change 1 January 2019.
GLGC Mens Open 2018
Get in TouchGungahlin Lakes Golf Club Cnr Gundaroo and Gungahlin Drives, Nicholls Phone: + 61 2 6180 0821 (Golf Office) or 6242 6283 (Main Reception) Pro Shop: + 61 2 6180 0840 or 6242 4662 Fax: + 61 2 6242 9437 (Golf Office) or 6242 5158 (Club Administration) Emails for golfing matters only: firstname.lastname@example.org