What a lot of things are happening this week!

Matchplay Championship
The final was played last Thursday and went right to the 18th hole. Congratulations to winner Nerida, and runner-up Jan. Due to the wet weather yesterday, presentation of the trophy has been deferred until next week. Sponsors for the event this year were Richmond Waste and Summerland Environmental. The trophy is named for Ma Ring, our first patron – you can read about her and the history of the event by clicking here.

Partners for Foursomes
If you’d like to play next week but don’t have a partner, don’t despair, there may be others also looking for a partner. If you contact Sue T or Pat, we’ll try to make sure everyone gets a game.

Judy Mitchell Endurance Cup
All 8 finalists played in the wet conditions yesterday, and congratulations go to the final 4 – Robin, Val, Liz and Kimberley. The final will be on Tuesday 3rd May

Cadet Golfers
The committee would like to encourage more girls to play golf. With this in mind we invited our 2 cadets (aged 10-11) to join us for a game in the school holidays. It was all planned for yesterday, but was cancelled due to the wet weather. They will be out behind the field this Thursday instead, so please make them welcome if you see them. Thank you to Betty L for organising this and to Judy A for agreeing to help.

Scrubbers Balls (a.k.a. Encouragement Award)
Thank you to Peta and Juan Price for their longstanding donation of balls for this award on Tuesdays.
Thank you to Kaye King who has offered to sponsor a similar award on Saturdays, starting this week. Because of the difficulty in getting the ball to visitors, the Saturday award will be for members only.

Fixtures from 1st May
The new fixture books should be available soon. In the meantime, click here for a list of fixtures for the 6 weeks starting from 1st May. This list is also on the noticeboard.

Trophy and Voucher Allocation
The committee has been working for some time to revise and update the spreadsheets that are used to allocate prizes each competition day, the new spreadsheets were approved at yesterday’s meeting. Adjustments were made for a couple of reasons –
Fairness – The proportion of players who win something (prizes and vouchers, not including novelty events like NTP)has been adjusted to 35% of the field. The previous percentage varied considerably, from as little as 25% to over 50%, depending on the day, the number of players and the type of competition. The new spreadsheets have been standardised across all playing days and all competitions, so no matter what day you play, you have the same chance of winning something.
Finances – Some adjustments had to be made for GST, and for  sponsorship money allocation, so now the committee can more clearly see how much money we receive and how we’re spending it. This will help us prepare a clear budget submission when the time comes.

Open Days
Coolangatta Tweed Charity Day – 10th May – 4ball agg stableford
Yamba Women’s Holden Scramble – 13th May