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Ashgrove Arrow - Your Club Your News - 13/6/19

Ashgrove Arrow - Your Club Your News - 13/6/19

Ashgrove Arrow – Your Club, Your News

The Board of Directors are pleased to advise that Simon Putral has been appointed interim Greens Director until the AGM in November. Simon has a strong background in project management and strategic leadership which will be of great value to AGC going forward. Congratulations Simon.

Course Corner

Welcome to a new section of the Arrow where we will look to give updates on course issues, upcoming maintenance, and current conditions on your course.

In coming weeks we will give a more detailed review on difficult areas like the 11th hole, but as an introduction to this segment we thought it worthwhile to focus on how members can assist the maintenance staff to keep the course looking as good as possible through the winter months.

You have probably noticed a significant softening of the course across all areas, which means greater care is required to avoid damaging playing surfaces. This becomes evident in two major ways, which is divots on tee boxes and the course in general, and pitch marks on greens.

Divot repairs are important all year long, but especially during the cooler months. When filling a divot, if the turf is replaceable, please replace and cover with a light amount of sand, trying to keep the surface fully flat. If the divot cannot be replaced, fill the divot with sand back to the ground level, so that the ground level is flat for new grass to grow on.

Pitch marks are currently a growing problem, and it would be appreciated if members can repair 1 extra pitch mark per green (without slowing pace of play) when they see them.
Pitch marks should be repaired from the rear of the mark, pushing the grass back into the depression, rather than levering the hole back up.

Finally, motorised carts are creating some damage across the course, so we would ask that drivers try to limit driving on wet areas (such as the 2nd and 3rd fairway) and keep to paths where possible.

80th Year Fundraiser and Celebration Dinner – Saturday 22nd June

On the 22nd of June the Club is hosting The Vegas Legends Show.
Imagine Marilyn Monroe, Dean Martin, Bette Midler, Jerry Lewis, Tom Jones, Liza Minelli, Diana Ross, Elvis Presley, Tina Turner, Johnny Cash, Frank Sinatra, Sonny & Cher, Neil Diamond, Dusty Springfield & Dolly Parton, all in one show performed by 2 talented impressionists.

With outstanding vocal impressions, over 17 outrageous costume changes and comedic impersonations, Kerry James & Wayne Wiltshire have been impressing audiences worldwide with their unique portrayals of the stars that made Las Vegas the international entertainment capital. All characters are portrayed in a comedic way, combined with stunning costumes.

“The Vegas Legends Show” is musically exciting, raucously funny and even sometimes a little crazy.
Tickets for the show and 2-course dinner are just $70 each, and available directly from the Club (3366 1842) or through Eventbrite (plus booking fee):
- https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-vegas-legends-show-tickets…

Tickets are limited so book now to ensure you don’t miss out on this great show.

The Club is running a fundraising campaign to mark our 80th year celebrations.

A raffle with 100 tickets each for $100 is available for purchase from the bar or office.
1st prize is $4000 cash with two further prizes of rounds of golf for 4 players in buggies at the famed Pelican Waters Golf Club, valued at $400 each (thank you to ALM and Simon Pollard for your generosity).
We will also be giving away a signed Broncos Jersey from 2008 featuring club legends such as Darren Lockyer and Corey Parker.

More prizes are still to be announced so get together with your playing partners and buy a ticket for a chance to win the big cash prize.

AGC Juniors in the Limelight

Last Sunday, Ashgrove hosted the latest event of the GMJGA Futures Tour with 60 juniors competing from all over SEQ. Our Juniors looked particularly smart donning their new shirts donated by Daryl Ragen of Embroidme Chermside – thank you Daryl.

In the 18-hole division, Zac Thomas was runner-up with a score of 78. Henry Coward was nett winner with 64 on count back.

In the 9-hole event, Harry Pruce was gross runner-up with 50 and Caspian Basha was gross winner in the 3-hole division.

Congratulations not only to the winners but to all competitors who displayed the highest level of sportsmanship and golfing etiquette. Thank you also to the many volunteers who donated their time to ensure the event ran smoothly.

Call for Bar Volunteers

Do you have a few spare hours during the week where you could lend a hand behind the bar?
The Club is looking to add to our amazing bar volunteer team. No experience necessary, so if interested please speak to Michael to Sylvanus in the office.
Full training given, and good times guaranteed!!

This Week’s Sponsors

The Club would like to acknowledge and thank the following sponsors for supporting our events in the coming week:

Saturday - President v Captain’s Team Day - Paul McLennan and Jenny Lang
Tuesday - Club Captain’s Trophy (Ladies) - Jenny Lang

If you or a business you know would like to find out more about sponsoring Club events, please contact Michael Ronan on 3366 1842 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Rules Corner – Your Call?

The highly anticipated answer to last week’s rules query is -

In playing the stroke event:

With their first stroke A was out of bounds and B was in the middle of the fairway.
A had to return to the tee and replay the first stroke having incurred a penalty and loss of distance. As the initial ball was out of play it was of no importance from which part of the teeing area he/she played from.
As the ensuing stroke was in play A’s current score is three and B was in a similar position for one.
As B then played the wrong ball, the stroke was replayed with a penalty of two strokes, meaning the ball that was played to the green was the 4th stroke.
A recovered the ball that B had played in error and subsequently played to the green with their fourth stroke, and both players holed out with their fifth stroke.

In the match play event:

A still had to replay the lost ball with a loss of distance and one stroke penalty to be in a similar position to B on the fairway with a score of three compared to B with a score of one.
However B played the wrong ball and although they both recorded the same score, in match play there are no two stroke penalties and the player must concede the hole for what would otherwise be a two-stroke penalty.

As a result, there is no longer a need to complete the hole as A is awarded the hole when B struck the wrong ball.

100 Club Winners

The 100 Club is an important fundraiser for golf course projects and is well supported by members. Each square costs $5.00 with the winning square receiving $250.00 and second prize of $125.00. Winners are drawn when all the 100 squares are filled, and prizes can be collected from the Bar.
Why not buy a square with your next match winnings?

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FOLLOWING WINNERS!!!

Drawn 11th June 2019

1ST PRIZE $250.00 #43

D. Barnes
G. Allen

2ND PRIZE $125.00 #98
M. Hand
D. Lewis
G. Downey
T. Sleep

Members Draw

Last weekend's Members Draws were both unclaimed, so Friday's draw is up to $1400 and Saturday's draw goes to $650.

Last week's absent Members were:

Monique Prior (#8296) - $1375 unclaimed
Saturday – Maureen Champion (#5106) - $625 unclaimed

Be here at 6pm this Friday and Saturday for your chance to be a winner.

Sunday Live Music

This Sunday’s live musician is Andy Dickson, who is proving to be a popular addition to our list of regular artists. Andy will be playing from 2.30 – 5.30pm so come early to enjoy the music and a great view of the golf course and the fabulous Taylor Range.

Thank you for reading this week's Ashgrove Arrow – see you next week with more news from around the Club.

Regards,
Your Team @ AGC
www.ashgrovegolf.com.au

Ashgrove Arrow – Your Club, Your News - 6/6/19

Ashgrove Arrow – Your Club, Your News - 6/6/19

Ashgrove Arrow – Your Club, Your News 

80th Year Fundraiser and Celebration Dinner

The Club is running a fundraising campaign to mark our 80th year celebrations.
A raffle with 100 tickets each for $100 is available for purchase from the bar or office. 1st prize is $4000 cash with two further prizes of rounds of golf for 4 players in buggies at the famed Pelican Waters Golf Club, valued at $400 each (thank you to ALM and Simon Pollard for your generosity).
We will also be giving away a signed Broncos Jersey from 2008 featuring club legends such as Darren Lockyer and Corey Parker.
More prizes are still to be announced so get together with your playing partners and buy a ticket for a chance to win the big cash prize.

On the 22nd of June the Club is hosting The Vegas Legends Show.
Imagine Marilyn Monroe, Dean Martin, Bette Midler, Jerry Lewis, Tom Jones, Liza Minelli, Diana Ross, Elvis Presley, Tina Turner, Johnny Cash, Frank Sinatra, Sonny & Cher, Neil Diamond, Dusty Springfield & Dolly Parton, all in one show performed by 2 talented impressionists.

With outstanding vocal impressions, over 17 outrageous costume changes and comedic impersonations, Kerry James & Wayne Wiltshire have been impressing audiences worldwide with their unique portrayals of the stars that made Las Vegas the international entertainment capital. All characters are portrayed in a comedic way, combined with stunning costumes.

“The Vegas Legends Show” is musically exciting, raucously funny and even sometimes a little crazy.
Tickets are $70 and available direct from the Club or Eventbrite: - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-vegas-legends-show-tickets…

Did You Know?

If you are lucky enough to win a prize in a competition, an NTP or ‘ball’ in the rundown ($5), these are added to your prize account, and expire after 3 months.
Please be sure to use them before they expire. You can view your prize wallet in the accounts section of your online members portal.

The Pro Pin and Pro Approach prizes are awarded by the Pro Shop, and do not appear on your online Member account. Please see the Pro Shop staff to claim these prizes.

Call for Bar Volunteers

Do you have a few spare hours during the week where you could lend a hand behind the bar?
The Club is looking to add to our amazing bar volunteer team. No experience necessary, so if interested please speak to Michael to Sylvanus in the office.
Full training given, and good times guaranteed!!

Pennant Fundraiser BBQ

This Saturday on the 9th tee the Pennant Team will be running a fundraising BBQ. Support the team by buying a snag and backing yourself to hit your tee shot into the circle. All support is greatly appreciated to raise funds for this year’s team.

This Week’s Sponsors

The Club would like to acknowledge and thank the following sponsors for supporting our events in the coming week:

Brisbane District Golf Association Trophy Day on Saturday.
Saturday Ladies Captains Trophy – Jenny Lang
Kathy Lillicrap and Chris Stutz of Harcourts Solutions https://www.harcourtssolutions.com.au/ are sponsoring both the Tuesday Ladies Monthly Medal and Thursdays’s back Marker Challenge. If you or a business you know would like to find out more about sponsoring Club events, please contact Michael Ronan on 3366 1842 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Rules Corner – Your Call?

A and B playing a stroke round came to the closing holes even, A was the first to hit off and playing from the middle of the teeing area drove his/her ball out of bounds and B drove to the middle of the fairway.

A’ replayed the stroke by teeing up close to the side of the teeing area and standing outside of the area and the ball came to rest in the same area as B’s drive.

B plays first and the ball comes to rest in an unplayable position. When A comes to play it is discovered that ‘B has played A’s ball in error. B then plays his correct ball to the green.

A recovers his/her original ball and also plays to the green from where the ball originally came to rest.

If both hole their respective putts, what would be their actual score for the hole?

If they had been playing match play and off the same handicap how would the hole be scored?

As these questions have raised some interesting answers recently, perhaps you would like to back your opinion, with fellow players, on a few ‘squares’ until we give you the answers next week.

Members Draw

Last weekend's Members Draws were both unclaimed, so Friday's draw is up to $1375 and Saturday's draw goes to $625.

Last week's absent Members were:

Friday – Lee Rollings #5651 - $1350 unclaimed
Saturday – Srinivas Ramadani #7742 - $600 unclaimed

Be here at 6pm this Friday and Saturday for your chance to be a winner.

Sunday Live Music

This Sunday’s live musician is the ever-popular Fiona Wright, playing from 3.00 - 6.00pm. Come for a singalong with Fiona, with a great view of the golf course and the fabulous Taylor Range.

Thank you for reading this week's Ashgrove Arrow – see you next week with more news from around the Club.

Regards,
Your Team @ AGC
www.ashgrovegolf.com.au

Ashgrove Arrow – Your Club, Your News - 31/5/19

Ashgrove Arrow – Your Club, Your News - 31/5/19

80th Year Fundraiser and Celebration Dinner

The Club is running a fundraising campaign to mark our 80th year celebrations.
A raffle with 100 tickets each for $100 is available for purchase from the bar or office. 1st prize is $4000 cash, with two further prizes of rounds of golf for 4 players in buggies at the famed Pelican Waters Golf Club, valued at $400 each (thank you to ALM and Simon Pollard for your generosity).
We will also be giving away a signed Broncos Jersey from 2008 featuring club legends including Darren Lockyer and Corey Parker.
More prizes are still to be announced so get together with your playing partners and buy a ticket for a chance to win the big cash prize.

On the 22nd of June the Club is hosting The Vegas Legends Show.
Imagine Marilyn Monroe, Dean Martin, Bette Midler, Jerry Lewis, Tom Jones, Liza Minelli, Diana Ross, Elvis Presley, Tina Turner, Johnny Cash, Frank Sinatra, Sonny & Cher, Neil Diamond, Dusty Springfield & Dolly Parton, all in one show performed by 2 talented impressionists.
With outstanding vocal impressions, over 17 outrageous costume changes and comedic impersonations, Kerry James & Wayne Wiltshire have been impressing audiences worldwide with their unique portrayals of the stars that made Las Vegas the international entertainment capital. All characters are portrayed in a comedic way, combined with stunning costumes.
“The Vegas Legends Show” is musically exciting, raucously funny and even sometimes a little crazy.

Tickets for dinner and show are just $70.00 each and available direct from the Club or Eventbrite:  

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-vegas-legends-show-tickets…

Did You Know?

If you are lucky enough to win a prize in a competition, an NTP or ‘ball’ ($5) in the rundown, these are added to your prize wallet, and expire after 3 months.  
Please be sure to use them before they expire. You can view your prize wallet in the accounts section of your online members portal.

The Pro Pin and Pro Approach prizes are awarded by the Pro Shop, and do not appear on your online Member account. Please see the Pro Shop staff to claim these prizes.

Call for Bar Volunteers

Do you have a few spare hours during the week where you could lend a hand behind the bar?
The Club is looking to add to our amazing bar volunteer team. No experience necessary, so if interested please speak to Michael to Sylvanus in the office.
 Full training given, and good times guaranteed!!

Pennant Fundraiser BBQ

This Saturday on the 9th tee the Pennant Team will be running a fundraising BBQ. Support the team by buying a snag and backing yourself to hit your tee shot into the circle. All support is greatly appreciated to raise funds for this year’s team.  

This Week’s Sponsors

The Club would like to acknowledge and thank the following sponsors for supporting our events in the coming week:

Gareth  Small and On-Course Golf Shop - the Ashgrove Cup, an Honour Board event, on Saturday.
Ryan Civil Contracting (Monthly Medal, Saturday) – www.ryancivilcontracting.com.au  .
Matthew Kang (Tuesday Super Series).

If you or a business you know would like to find out more about sponsoring Club events, please contact Michael Ronan on 3366 1842 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Rules Corner - Ball Going Back into Penalty Area

A member asked for a ruling after being in the following situation:

Having played over a red penalty area, the ball struck a rock on the green side and ran back into the penalty area from the green side. The point of relief and the relief area where the ball would have to be dropped would have meant the ball would be in an unplayable position.

The player’s question was: “would he be able to drop on the other side of the penalty area as was allowed under the old rules?”

Answer.

No. The old rule no longer exists, and his 2 options would be:

  • He could drop on the tee side of the penalty area on a line running from the pin through the point where the ball last crossed the boundary of the penalty area, going back as far as he liked, or
  • Return to where the ball was previously played from and replay the stroke.

In both cases he would have to add a one penalty stroke to his score for the hole.  

Members Draw

Last weekend's Members Draws were both unclaimed, so Friday's draw is up to $1350 and Saturday's draw goes to $600.  

Last week's absent Members were: 

Friday – Bettina Grieve (#8774) - $1325 unclaimed

Saturday – Amanda Webster (#6005) - $575 unclaimed  

Be here at 6pm this Friday and Saturday for your chance to be a winner.

Sunday Live Music

This Sunday’s live musician is the fantastic Ross Smith, playing from 3.00 - 6.00pm. Come for a singalong with Ross, with a great view of the golf course and the fabulous Taylor Range.

Thank you for reading this week's Ashgrove Arrow – see you next week with more news from around the Club.

Regards,

Your Team @ AGC
www.ashgrovegolf.com.au

Ashgrove Arrow – Your Club, Your News – 23/5/19

Ashgrove Arrow – Your Club, Your News – 23/5/19

AGC Celebrates 80 Years
The Club has been fortunate over the years in their choice of Club Professionals who have all contributed in raising the standards of golf, the encouragement of juniors and the general wellbeing of the Club.

Unfortunately, little is known about the early Professionals. Alf Hinch was followed by Tommy Southcombe then Russell Webber - all were highly skilled golfers judging by golf results recorded in various publications in the 1930’s and 40’s.

Jack Brown was next in line and was a member of the PGA for over 60 years, teaching at the Oxley Driving range into his 80’s. Jack won the QLD Open in 1958 after his father (Charlie) won in 1932, to be the only father and son victors. Golfers still play for the Jack Brown Shield, an annual event named in his honour between the Queensland PGA and a state amateur seniors’ team.

Paul King was known as a great coach and the was resident professional at Ashgrove until 1961 before spending the next 42 years in the same role at Wynnum Golf Club.

Randall Vines is perhaps the most well-known professional to have resided at Ashgrove where he worked as a trainee. He was two-time Australian PGA winner in 1972 and 73, as well as the Open championships of Germany, Switzerland, Thailand and Hong Kong. Randall was a professional well into his 60’s, even winning the NZ Senior Open at age 62.

Errol ‘Zeke’ Hartvigsen was known as a great character of the game. A left hander who was known as an exceptional putter, Errol won the Australian PGA in 1974 making it a ‘3 peat’ from AGC pros. He will always be remembered as the club pro who finished second to American J.C. Snead at the 1973 Australian Open at Royal Queensland. He was known as "Zeke the Freak" in those long-ago days when his short game was deadly. He partnered long-time friend Randall Vines for Australia at the World Cup in Spain the same year.

Peter Barry was better known as an exceptional coach than as a player; however history shows he won the QLD PGA Championship in 1972 at Long Pocket, Indooroopilly. After his gig at Ashgrove he moved to the Ipswich Golf Club.

Next up was Jim Midgley who left the professional teaching ranks to pursue a career in real estate, becoming CEO of Harcourts QLD in 2012.

Garry Osbourne was our professional who was known as a particularly good coach but perhaps better known for his artistic photography on the course….

Our Current Professional Gareth Small arrived in December 1998. The days of teaching professionals competing on professional circuits are now well gone however this didn’t stop Gareth early in his career on the Australian Tour and more recently the Seniors Tour. Gareth’s passion for teaching is evident by the rave reviews from his students. A fitting description would be the ultimate ‘Club Man’- he’s here for AGC members and visitors, whether it be for a new driver, swing tune up or a chat about this great game.

80th Year Fundraiser and Celebration Dinner
The Club is running a fundraising campaign to mark our 80th year celebrations. A raffle with 100 tickets each for $100 is available for purchase from the bar or office. 1st prize is $4000 cash with two further prizes of rounds of golf for 4 players in buggies at the famed Pelican Waters Golf Club, valued at $400 each (Thank you to ALM and Simon Pollard for your generosity). This week we announce we will also be giving away a signed Broncos Jersey from 2008 featuring club legends such as Darren Lockyer and Corey Parker. More prizes are still to be announced! Get together with your playing partners to buy a ticket for a chance to win the big cash prize.
On the 22nd of June the Club is hosting The Vegas Legends Show. For just $70.00 per person treat yourself to a delicious two course meal from Zegatos and a critically acclaimed show that travels throughout Australia and the world. Strictly limited number of tickets are available so book your table early. The fundraising raffle will also be drawn during this event.

Did You Know?
Even if you are not a Facebook user, you can keep up to date with the Club’s Facebook posts by viewing the bottom of the Club’s website.

Match News / Captains Corner
On the 9th of June, Ashgrove is hosting a Glasshouse Mountains Zone Junior Tournament with an expected 60 competitors. If you are able to assist by acting as a starter, spotter or BBQ chef please email Jenny Lang – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The AGC competition of the day has been changed to a single stableford with limited tee times available from the 1st in the morning. The 9th tee has been opened for bookings between 11.08 - 11.40 am.

Saturday 15th June is the President vs Captain Team Day- 4BBB Stableford. This event is now going to be an Open Medley to allow a show down between our female Captain and male President – who’s your pick?

Mark Winstone Memorial – Honour Board Event
This Saturday is the Mark Winstone Memorial proudly sponsored by Steven James Accountants.
Mark Winstone, an ex-cane farmer who’d never hit a golf ball decided that Ashgrove was a good place to build a golf course, after walking through the area with his wife’s cousin who was a golfer.
The land and property of Mr Tom Winstone on the north side of the creek (once Cowan’s nursery) was purchased. Work began in 1938 under the supervision of Tom and Mark. The Club leased the course from Mark Winstone for approximately 500 pounds per annum. Mark Winstone was the first superintendent.
In 1950, the club purchased the property from Mark Winstone for 12,000 pounds. Mr Winstone stayed on as superintendent until 1952.
This event honours the amazing efforts and sacrifices Mark Winstone made which allows us to enjoy golf at Ashgrove to this very day.

This Week’s Sponsors - Steven James Accountants
The Club would like to acknowledge and thank Steven Ascough / Steven James Accountants for sponsoring all golf events this week.
If you’re in need of an accountant, look no further - http://www.sjaccountants.com.au/
A big thank you to next weeks sponsors also -
Tuesday Ladies event sponsored by the Friday Ladies.
Thursday Open Medley Single Stableford sponsored by Tony Marsland and Dave Lewis.
If you or a business you know would like to find out more about sponsoring Club events, please contact Michael Ronan on 3366 1842 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Rules Corner - Ball at Rest Accidentally Moved in Making a Practice Swing
In taking a practice swing while a ball is at rest, (off the Green) the player accidentally moves the ball and is led to believe that as it was not a deliberate stroke the ball could be replaced and played without penalty. Is this advice correct under the new rules and according to Exception 4 of Rule 9.4b?
ANSWER.
The advice given was incorrect - the player must replace the ball on the spot it was accidentally moved from and the player incurs a one stroke penalty. The full rules referred to states the exception applies only in the marking, picking up and replacing the ball under a rule that allows this, or if the ball accidentally moves while moving a movable obstruction.

Members Draw
Last weekend's Members Draws were both unclaimed so Friday's draw is up to $1325 and Saturday's draw goes to $575.
Last week's absent Members were:
Results – Friday Alan Lashmar (#8934) - $1300 unclaimed
Saturday – Sally Higgins (#8313) - $550 unclaimed

Be here at 6pm this Friday and Saturday for your chance to be a winner.

Sunday Live Music
This Sunday’s musician is Jason Magee, playing from 3.00 - 6.00pm. Come and enjoy live music and a great view of the Taylor Range.
Thank you for reading this week's Ashgrove Arrow – we will be back next week with more news from around the Club.

Regards,
Your Team @ AGC
www.ashgrovegolf.com.au

Ashgrove Arrow – Your Club, Your News - 16/15/19

Ashgrove Arrow – Your Club, Your News - 16/15/19

Note from the President
The Board have been busy in recent times creating a list of improvements for both the course and clubhouse. Many of the items have been suggested by members which is greatly appreciated. A recurring item is the state of cart paths on the golf course which continually suffer due to the amount of use and erosion caused by weather events.
The Greens Staff and course volunteers are soon undertaking a project to tidy up and repair paths in following areas: 1st tee, 1st green, 2nd tee to fairway, 4th tee to fairway, 8th tee, 8th green onto 1st tee, 11th tee, 12th tee, 12th tee to fairway , 15th path to fairway , 17th green and 17th green to tee.
The time frame for this project to be completed is mid-July.
If you are able to assist with this project (time, materials or suggestions) please contact me by email – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

AGC Celebrates 80 Years
This week we highlight a few notable items from the Club’s previous minutes of meetings -

14 April 1948 – “Caddy for no. 5 Fairway. Moved by Mr G Brown and seconded by Mr Beaumont that a caddy be employed on no. 5 fairway until such time the necessary ladder is erected”. Referring to the steep climb on the old 5th hole which was a par four from roughly where todays 18th tee block is, going to a green where the current 15th tee block sits.

14 July 1948 – “Penalty Stroke. Moved by Mr Newborough and seconded by Mr Williams that at the discretion of the handicapper a penalty stroke may be placed on a person who wins two trophies within the season”. An early method to ensure trophies were evenly spread amongst the members, little is known about the effectiveness of the policy.

10 September 1948 – “Entertainment of Pennant Players. Moved by Mr Newborough and seconded by Mr Johnson that the Club provide lunch and afternoon tea plus one 5-gallon keg and two dozen bottles of beer”. Evidence of the Club’s early attempts to create a social atmosphere.

29 September 1948 – “Beer. Moved by Mr Powell and seconded by Mr Kearney that all beer be one penny an oz when sold by the glass.” There’s no doubt many current members wished this pricing policy was still in place!

18 July 1952 – “Washing Machine. Chairman advised committeemen present the reason for the meeting was that the Clubs Caterer had drawn his attention to the fact the fuel copper had sprung a leak and was wearing very thin. She also advised she would appreciate a hand wringer to assist in washing the Clubs towels etc. Mr Williams stated further on the subject that he had seen the caterer’s hands and they were showing signs of arthritis which made it practically impossible for her to wring the towels and suggested it might be time for the Club to purchase a washing machine. It was moved that the Club purchase a washing machine to remain the property of the Club, with the purchase price to be in the vicinity of 90 pounds.

80th Year Fundraiser and Celebration Dinner
The Club is running a fundraising campaign to mark our 80th year celebrations. A raffle with 100 tickets each for $100 is now available for purchase from the bar or office. 1st prize is $4000 cash with two further prizes of rounds of golf for 4 players in buggies at the famed Pelican Waters Golf Club, valued at $400 each (Thank you to ALM and Simon Pollard for your generosity). This week we announce we are giving away a signed Broncos Jersey from 2008 featuring club legends such as Darren Lockyer and Corey Parker. More prizes are still to be announced! Get together with your playing partners to buy a ticket for a chance to win the big cash prize.
On the 22nd of June the Club is hosting The Vegas Legends Show. For just $70.00 per person, treat yourself to a delicious two course meal from Zegatos and a critically acclaimed show that travels throughout Australia and the world. Strictly limited number of tickets are available so book your table early. The fundraising raffle will also be drawn during this event.

Care for your course
With cooler winter days just around the corner the Club reminds members to assist with course maintenance by playing the white tees only (red tees for females) with a maximum of two balls during social play.
Mixed Foursome Cup – This Sunday.
The Mixed Foursomes Cup is an Honour Board Event (Nett Event ) - Single Stroke over 36 holes, with 7.27am (Round 1) and 12pm (Round 2) shotgun starts.

Teams play in groups of six, so get your mixed team ready for this event. When entering please put names on Round 1 & 2 tee times. There is a morning and afternoon booking set up.

36-Hole Nett Winners and Runners-Up trophies will be awarded at Presentation Night in November. Please refer to page 47 at the back of fixture book for any other information.

If anyone is looking for a partner please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will endeavour to pair you up.

100 Club Winners
The 100 Club is an important fundraiser for golf course projects and is well supported by members. Each square costs $5.00 with the winning square receiving $250.00 and second prize of $125.00. Winners are drawn when all the 100 squares are filled, and prizes can be collected from the Bar.
Why not buy a square with your next match winnings?
Congratulations go to the lucky winners drawn yesterday and are as follows:

1ST PRIZE $250.00 #63
N. Crouch
R. Eldridge
G. Teed
R. Cervetto

2ND PRIZE $125.00 #5
J Kitzelman
J Lemberg
G. Teed
W. O’Neill

This Week’s Sponsors
The Club would like to acknowledge and thank our event sponsors for this week:
Saturday Men’s and Ladies events – John Ward, Graham Francis, Brendan Kearney & Ron Fingleton.
Next week we are extremely fortunate to have a full week of sponsorship from Steve Ascough / Steven James Accountants – http://www.sjaccountants.com.au/
The following events are included:
Tuesday Ladies, Thursday Medley, Saturday’s Mark Winstone Memorial (Honour Board Event) and Sunday’s Medley.
If you or a business you know would like to find out more about sponsoring Club events, please contact Michael Ronan on 3366 1842 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Members Draw
Last weekend's Members Draws were unclaimed, so Friday's draw is up to $1300 and Saturday's draw goes to $550.
Last week's absent Members were:
Friday – Cheryl Mortimer (#8460) - $1275 unclaimed
Saturday – John Howard (#6547) - $525 unclaimed
Be here at 6pm this Friday and Saturday for your chance to be a winner.

Sunday Live Music
This Sunday’s musician is Jim Murphy, playing a mix of Rock & Blues from 3.00 - 6.00pm. Come and spend the afternoon on the deck with great music and a fabulous view of the Taylor Range.
Half-Way House & Zegatos this weekend
The Half-Way House will be open from 10am until 3pm on Saturday, and Damian’s BBQ will be open from mid-morning on Sunday.
Zegatos’ will be open for lunch (12.00 - 2.30pm), and dinner (Saturday 5.00 - 9.00pm, Sunday 5.00 - 8.00pm).

Thank you for reading this week's Ashgrove Arrow – we will be back next week with more news from around the Club.
Regards,
Your Team @ AGC
www.ashgrovegolf.com.au

Ashgrove Arrow – What’s Happening @ Your Club – 9/5/19

Ashgrove Arrow – What’s Happening @ Your Club – 9/5/19

The Board of Directors unfortunately advise that Trevor Grant has stood down from his role as Greens Director. The Club thanks Trevor for his work whilst in the role.
As per the Club’s Constitution, the Board are looking to casually fill this position until the upcoming AGM in November. The definition of the Greens Director role is as follows:

  1. The Greens Director shall, subject to the direction of the Board, have full control of the maintenance and upkeep of the Course and Greens.
  2. The Greens Director may after consultation with the Captain declare the Course in a fit state for play or otherwise.
  3. In conjunction with the General Manager shall order the necessary materials and procure extra assistance, if required, for maintaining the Course and Greens in goof playing order.
  4. They shall, when required by the Board to do so, report on the state or conditions of the Course or Greens.

Full members only are eligible to become members of the Board. Should you wish to find out more about this position please contact Paul McLennan (President) in person or by email – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The Board are looking to fill this position as quickly as practically possible and ask that all expressions of interest are received by 5pm on Friday the 17th of May.

AGC Celebrates 80 Years
This week we bring you a few anecdotes from years gone by -

In 1989 John Christie recalled on the fun events from the 60’s “During the sixties one of the popular events was the Returned Services Day. Rules for the first tee…. After having extended your handicap by as many rums as you could consume e.g. Handicap 10, and rums consumed 20 = new handicap 30; time to hit off. Stand on two car tyres with 303 rifle loaded with blanks fired between legs at top of backswing. Very interesting results. The event was eventually cancelled after a popular drinker fell from the first bridge into 6 or 7 feet of water and needed assistance to get out!”

John’s wife Philippa recalled fond memories of some of the social activities:

“Ashgrove Golf Club has always been noted for its friendly atmosphere. During the early years one of the major sources of fundraising was dances on cold winter nights. On the small dancefloor (where the gaming room currently is) dozens of couples would be found indulging in, dare I say it, touch dancing! The band was always excellent and versatile so jitterbugging and conga lines (the latter sometimes weaving its way up the first fairway and back, complete with band and clubhouse deserted) were especially enjoyed.”

Next week we’ll bring you some more tales of bygone eras as well as notable extracts from Board Meeting Minutes.

80th Year Fundraiser and Celebration Dinner
The Club is running a fundraising campaign to mark our 80th year celebrations. A raffle with 100 tickets each for $100 is now available for purchase from the bar or office. 1st prize is $4000 cash and we are pleased to announce two further prizes of a round of golf for 4 players in buggies at the famed Pelican Waters Golf Club, valued at $400 each (Thank you to ALM and Simon Pollard for your generosity). More prizes are still to be announced! Get together with your playing partners to buy a ticket for a chance to win the big cash prize.
On the 22nd of June the Club is hosting The Vegas Legends Show. For just $70.00 per person, treat yourself to a delicious two course meal from Zegatos and a critically acclaimed show that travels throughout Australia and the world. Strictly limited number of tickets are available so book your table early. The fundraising raffle will also be drawn during this event.

Did you know?
Members can invite guests to play in Club competitions at a reduced green fee rate of just $15, plus the competition fee.
Guests must have an AGU Handicap and be signed in at the pro shop by the member who has invited them. This is a wonderful opportunity to invite friends or family to experience golf at Ashgrove at a greatly reduced price. To make this type of booking, please contact the pro shop and have your guests’ Golflink number ready.

Junior Golf
Congratulations to AGC Junior Harry Pruce for his outstanding form in the recent Met North School Event. Harry came 2nd overall in the Nett (10-12 y/o) and his team came 2nd overall – great effort Harry!
On the 9th of June, Ashgrove is hosting a Glasshouse Mountains Junior Golf Tournament with young players coming from far and wide to compete. We are putting a call out for volunteers for jobs such as spotters. BBQ chefs and general helpers. If you are able to lend a hand, please email Jenny Lang - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Thank you to Daryl Ragen of Fully Promoted / EmbroidMe Chermside for kindly donating junior shirts which will be worn by Ashgrove Juniors when competing in events.

Clubhouse Painting
You may have noticed in the past week that the external walls of the pro shop and marshalling area have begun to be painted. Big thank you to Gordon Obst and Bruce Parmenter for your efforts. This area will certainly look much better when the job is finished.

Mixed Foursomes Cup – Sunday 19th May
The Mixed Foursomes Cup is an Honour Board Event (Nett Event ) - Single Stroke over 36 holes, with a 7.27 am shotgun start.
Teams play in groups of six, so it’s time to get your mixed team ready for this event. When entering please put names on Round 1 & 2 tee times. There is a morning and afternoon booking set up.
36-Hole Nett Winners and Runners-Up trophies will be awarded at Presentation Night in November. Please refer to page 47 at the back of fixture book for any other information.

Rules Corner – Ball Deflected by Player’s Equipment.
The following situation is based on a question raised by a member seeking the correct ruling under the 2019 rules.

A regular group of experienced members were playing in a stroke event and playing off the back tee of the third hole one player’s drive stuck his golf bag left on the path near the middle of the tee block and the ball came to rest in the general area between the second green and the path.

The player felt he could play the ball as it lies with a one stroke penalty and did so making the green, holing the putt and claiming a four for the hole.

His marker however, who was considered to be highly knowledgeable of the rules, claimed the offence carried a two-stroke penalty and recorded a five for the hole and was not prepared to change the result when the card was given to the committee at the end of the round.

The third member was of the opinion that the player should replay the stroke with a stroke and distance penalty as well as a one stroke penalty for the ball hitting his equipment. As the player had played from where the ball came to rest, he had played from the wrong place and an additional two stroke penalty should apply, making a score of six.

The fourth player, was prepared to accept whatever the majority decided, providing he didn’t have to ‘shout’.

What should have been the player in question score for the hole?

ANSWER.

Under rule 11.1a there is no penalty if the ball accidentally hits a player or the player’s equipment and the ball must be played from where it comes to rest (rule11.1b). The player’s correct score for the hole should have been recorded as a three.

(Note. Prior to January 2008 the penalty in this situation would have been two strokes and from January 2008 to December 2018 one stroke).

Should you be unsure of a rule, please contact Bruce Gill (AGC’s Expert Rules Official) - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . We plan to use members’ questions for content in the Arrow. Thank you to Bruce for his ongoing contributions in the Arrow and efforts to keep members playing by the rules!

This Week’s Sponsors
The Club would like to acknowledge and thank our event sponsors for this week:
Saturday Ladies Single Stableford – Kate Muir
Saturday Men’s Single Stableford – Shane Corbett / Oxygen Apartments - www.oxygenapartments.com.au
Tuesday Ladies Single Stableford – Karen Bretherton
Thursday Club Championships - Alex Gow Funerals – www.alexgowfunerals.com.au
If you or a business you know would like to find out more about sponsoring Club events, please contact Michael Ronan on 3366 1842 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Members Draw
Last weekend's Members Draws were not claimed so Friday's draw is up to $1275 and Saturday's draw goes to $525.
Last week's absent Members were:
Friday: Jann Wilson (#6698) - $1250 unclaimed
Saturday: Claire Crombie (#4005) - $500 unclaimed

Be here at 6pm this Friday and Saturday for your chance to be a winner.

Sunday Live Music
This Sunday sees the return of Andy Dickson, after a popular debut performance here a few weeks ago. Andy will be playing from 3.00 - 6.00pm so come and enjoy an afternoon on the deck with great music and views of the Taylor Range.
Half-Way House & Zegatos this weekend
The Half-Way House will be open from 10am until 3pm on Saturday, and Damian’s BBQ will be open from mid-morning on Sunday.
Zegatos’ will be open for lunch (12.00 - 2.30pm), and dinner (Saturday 5.00 - 9.00pm, Sunday 5.00 - 8.00pm).
Thank you for reading this week's Ashgrove Arrow – we will be back next week with more news from around the Club.

Regards,
Your Team @ AGC
www.ashgrovegolf.com.au

Ashgrove Arrow – Keeping You Informed – 02/05/19

Ashgrove Arrow – Keeping You Informed – 02/05/19

AGC Celebrates 80 Years
Over the years little has changed in the way of competition play. Perhaps the biggest change is in the size of our fields. Fields in the early days maxed out around 50 but grew to over 200 in the early 90’s. A large Saturday field today tops 180 players.

Honour Board events are still contested with the same fervour and determination as in the past, although perhaps not with the same degree of gamesmanship! A story that is told from time to time, concerns the head to head battles Don Shortt and Jim Fraser had in their encounters in the Club Championships in the 1940’s, 50’s and 60’s. Apparently, Don could never work out why the chickens on the Smith property adjacent to the 6th tee became noisily agitated at the commencement of his backswing. Little did he know that Jim, standing a few metres behind him, was surreptitiously throwing handfuls of grass across the hedge to incite the feeding frenzy!

A worthy note is that Men’s Pennant Team won their first ever flag in 1990. The Junior Pennant Team had put them to shame having won the pennant in 1979, 85, 86 and 88. The Ladies had previously won the flag in 1947 and 73. The biggest win was yet to come when in 1996 the Men, Ladies and Junior Teams went all the way to claim their respective flags. Since then and the changes to the structure of the competition, success has been achieved on several occasions.

In 1967, Lady Members (or Associates as they were called back then) were not allowed to play on Saturdays. They were also prevented from using the Club on Saturdays for a social get-together and a game of cards. As a result, two of Ashgrove’s “Business Girls” led an incredible journey that resulted in the opening of the 18 holes course at the Macleod Country Golf Club, operated and controlled by ladies. Many of the female members joined Macleod which led to a decline in player numbers and the eventual demise of the Sunday Business Girls Competition in 1980.

In 2003 the Associate members of Ashgrove Golf Club became fully fledged Members and therefore were eligible to play on any day of the week, as well as attend and vote at AGM’s and Special General Meetings.

When planning fixtures, the Match Committee are charged with preserving the history of events as well as ensuring they are relevant to the demands of the modern membership – no easy task!

80th Year Fundraiser and Celebration Dinner
The Club is running a fundraising campaign to mark our 80th year celebrations. A raffle with 100 tickets each for $100 is now available for purchase from the bar or office. 1st prize is $4000 cash and we are pleased to announce two further prizes of a round of golf for 4 players in buggies at the famed Pelican Waters Golf Club, valued at $400 each (Thank you to ALM and Simon Pollard for your generosity). More prizes are still to be announced! Get together with your playing partners to buy a ticket for a chance to win the big cash prize.
On the 22nd of June the Club is hosting The Vegas Legends Show. For just $70.00 per person, treat yourself to a delicious two course meal from Zegatos and a critically acclaimed show that travels throughout Australia and the world. Strictly limited number of tickets are available so book your table early. The fundraising raffle will also be drawn during this event.

Ladies Pennant Wrap
Our Pennant season is over for this year and we are so proud of our Ashgrove team who were on equal points with Royal Queensland and only lost by one game in the last match up. We were so close and in coming second this year we are determined that we will be going for first in 2020!!
The success of hosting at our course on 8th March for BDLGA Pennant round can be attributed to the many members who helped prepare for and contribute to the many tasks required.

Men’s Pennants Fundraiser BBQ
This Sunday, the Men’s Pennant team will be holding a fundraiser BBQ on the 9th tee.
Support the team by buying a snag and a drink. If you like a flutter, we’ll give you odds for hitting inside the circle.

Winter Tee Times
As previously communicated, the Match Committee are making adjustments to help the two-tee start operate smoothly on Saturdays. With shorter days around the corner there will also be amendments to tee times to ensure all players finish before dark.
From Thursday 23 May Tee times from 7.08am - 12.04pm
From Saturday 25 May times from 1st tee 6.20am - 12.04 pm and 9th tee 6.20am - 11.56am

Please note these times will be under constant review and further changes may occur if deemed necessary.

Mixed Foursomes Cup – Sunday 19th May
The Mixed Foursomes Cup is an Honour Board Event (Nett Event ) - Single Stroke over 36 holes, with a 7.27 am shotgun start.
Teams play in groups of six, so it’s time to get your mixed team ready for this event. When entering please put names on Round 1 & 2 tee times. There is a morning and afternoon booking set up.
36-Hole Nett Winners and Runners-Up trophies will be awarded at Presentation Night in November. Please refer to page 47 at the back of fixture book for any other information.

Captains Request
The Club currently runs a single stableford event from the white tees whenever there is a stroke event from the blue tees, for those not wanting to play a stroke round.
Players are asked to take care when booking to ensure they are in the desired event. Should you be entered in the wrong event (as shown on your scorecard) please ask the pro shop to amend your booking before you start your round.

Rules Corner – Striking a ball twice
There still appears to be some players with the opinion that the previous rule of adding one penalty stroke if you strike the ball twice with the same stroke still applies.
Under the new rule 10.1a, if the club accidentally strikes the ball more than once, there has been only one stroke and there is no penalty.
Should you be unsure of a rule, please contact Bruce Gill (AGC’s Expert Rules Official) - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . We plan to use members’ questions for content in the Arrow. Thank you to Bruce for his ongoing contributions in the Arrow and efforts to keep members playing by the rules!

This Week’s Sponsors
The Club is fortunate to have the support of the following sponsors for this week’s events:
Ryan Civil Contracting (Monthly Medal) – www.ryancivilcontracting.com.au
Matthew Kang (Tuesday Super Series)
Kathy Lillecrapp, Harcourts Real Estate (Ladies Monthly Medal) – www.harcourts.com.au
Alex Gow Funerals (Thursday Club Championships) – www.alexgowfunerals.com.au
If you or a business you know would like to find out more about sponsoring Club events, please contact Michael Ronan on 3366 1842

Members Draw
Last weekend's Members Draws were not claimed so Friday's draw is up to $1250 and Saturday's draw goes to $500.
Last week's absent Members were:
Friday – Allan Turner (#7383) - $1225 unclaimed
Saturday – Rodney Sparks (#2725) - $475 unclaimed

Be here at 6pm this Friday and Saturday for your chance to be a winner.

Sunday Live Music
This Sunday’s live musician is the very popular Fiona Wright, who will be playing from 3.00 - 6.00pm. Come and enjoy the afternoon on the deck with great music and a fabulous view of the Taylor Range.

Half-Way House & Zegatos this weekend
The Half-Way House will be open from 10am until 3pm on Saturday, and Damian’s BBQ will be open from mid-morning on Sunday.
Zegatos’ will be open for lunch (12.00 - 2.30pm), and dinner (Saturday 5.00 - 9.00pm, Sunday 5.00 - 8.00pm).
Thank you for reading this week's Ashgrove Arrow – we will be back next week with more news from around the Club.

Regards,
Your Team @ AGC
www.ashgrovegolf.com.au