Special raffle next Tuesday
There will be no “normal” raffle this coming Tuesday 28th Feb. Instead, Betty and Ruth will be selling tickets, after golf, for the Veterans Raffle, to be drawn at the Vets Day in Casino. All profits from this raffle go to support junior golf in the Northern Rivers.

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News from yesterday
Congratulations to the first medal winners for the year – Bev Wingad, Sue Lawrence and Denise Copeland – and thank you to Kerry at Ocean Petals and Bizzy Ballooons for her continued sponsorship. Please consider using Kerry if you need flowers or ballooons – click here for her website. Raffle winners were Nerida and Ruth. No birthdays this week. A warm welcome was extended to new member Rhonda Hall.

President’s trophy
Rhys Wright won this trophy last year and Helen had an opportunity to present it to her after golf yesterday.

Matchplay Brooch
Val is really enjoying the re-introduction of this competition  – she defeated Toni last week and has now been challenged by Marylou.

Chris’s Clinics
The next one is on Wednesday 1st March, 8.30am -10am, only $15. The topic is Short Game – put your name down on the list in the locker room.

Three putt club
This started yesterday, and $52 was contributed – at this rate the end of year party will be excellent!

Visits to other clubs
Val and her partner from Byron Bay came 2nd in the recent Lady Grady charity day on the Gold Coast, and Helen recently played in the Mecure Cup at Palm Meadows. Both events are highly recommended if you’re looking for a good day out.
Our block entry for Casino Vets Day on 13th March has been sent. If you’d like to join the 13 ladies who are attending, there is still time – click here for the entry form, and send it before 2nd March.

Rules quiz
Did you try the rules quiz in the recent Golf NSW newsletter? If you missed it and would like to have a go, then click here. There are only 10 questions, so it doesn’t take long – you may be surprised by how much (or how little) you know!

Reminders
Name badges – an order will be placed for the new blue name badges at the end of the month, so if you’d like one, you need to pay $15 at the office before then.
Phone number changes – if you want a different phone number in the new fixture book, you need to make this change by the end of the month too. You can do at the office or by logging in to your account on the computer. Please be aware that details changed on the computer are not visible immediately – they are checked by the office, so may take a couple of days to appear.

Open Days
Kyogle Open Day – Tuesday 4th April, entries close 24th March – click here for entry form.
Murwillumbah Pink Open Day – Thursday 30th March, entries close 20th March – click here for entry form.
Worrigee Charity Day (Shoalhaven) – 20th March, entries close 14th March – click here for details.

Par Bisque
Yesterday was a good fun day, with brain training added to the mix – the winners must have played well, but also been good at maths! Thanks to the sponsors Sanctum. Their website is here – http://www.sanctumaustralia.com – and they have great specials at their factory outlet in Billinudgel. The raffle winners were  Marylou and Pam.

12th hole renovations
The hole was out of play yesterday as there is irrigation and other work being done. The profile to the water is being lowered and a “bail out” area is happening on the left. The temporary hole on the practice area between 7th and 8th will be in play while work continues.

Match Play Brooch
Val won against Sue Cullen and has now been challenged by Toni Smillie.

Match Play Championship
This is played on Thursdays, starting 9th March and finishing on 30th March (or a week later, depending on the number of entries). There is no entry fee, and it’s great practice for pennant players. Please put your names on the nomination form on the board in the locker room.

9 Hole Competition
It was good to see this event started again, with 4 players in this week’s competition. If you know anyone who would like to join, please contact Betty Linabury.

Pennant
Now is the time for prospective pennant players to nominate – a form for names is on the board in the locker room. When nominating, please indicate which playing days you will be available. Pennant commences on Monday 1st May, and is played every Monday (excluding 12 June holiday) until the final on 26th June. This year there will be no “spare” day allocated for bad weather. Should a match need to be cancelled, the points will be shared. Club shirts will be supplied, free of charge, to all players selected to play.

Birthdays
Happy Birthday to everone celebrating this week – Aquarius women have great imagination and think “outside the box”.

Free golf shirts
Thank you to Sandy for donating some surplus shirts. They are in the locker room for anyone who would like one – first in, best dressed!

Open Days
WGNR Casino Veterans Day – Monday 13th March. Quite a few people are going, so Sue is collating a block entry for the club. If you haven’t already spoken to her, you should do so next Tuesday, so the entry form can be sent off after golf.
Woodburn Evans Head – Monday 27th March, entries close 20th March. Entry to this is DIY, as usual – click  here for flyer and entry form.