Tuesday’s news
Raffle winners – Ros McLean & Sue Cullen
Sponsors – Raine & Horne, Brunswick Heads
Scrubbers ball – a dead heat again this week, so 2 balls awarded – thank you to Peta for her generosity.
Scratchies (or as President Di said – “encourangement thingies”, a new fun thing on Stroke days) – Bev & Betty Crossley (Div 1), Cherie & Del (Div 2), Vicki & Betty Linabury (Div 3)
Matchplay Brooch – Sue Tarrant defeated Beryl, new challenger is Sue Cullen

Is your name down?
Last chance to add your name to the lists on the noticeboard
Matchplay Championship – draw will be done next Tuesday.
Pennant – teams need to be decided before WGNR meeting on 12th March
Social lunch at OSCC on Wed 7th March

New Pro Shop staff
Please say hello to Karl if you see him in the Pro Shop, and make him feel welcome.

After a successful morning last Monday, Di is keen to do it again next week. If you can spare the time – that’s Monday 26th, 9am at HWH, with implements, gloves, water etc.

WGNR Meeting 12th March.
Our reps Sue and Beryl will be attending. Other club members are invited to attend, especially if you’re interested in hearing the guest speaker, or if you think you have something to offer about how to promote women’s golf and encourage younger players. The full agenda is here. Please let secretary Carol know if you would like to go, so she can let WGNR know the number attending.

Open Days
Ballina 2 Day Event – 3-4 May – details here


Conditions of Play
These have been updated for 2018 and are available here.

Vets “Chook Run”
This was previously advertised as being cancelled for 2018, but has been reinstated thanks to Vets Delegate Liz Parks who has volunteered to manage the event. Thank you to Liz for taking this on, and thank you to Carmel who managed it for many years. For those members who wonder why it’s called a chook run – the prizes really were chooks years ago. They were frozen, purchased from the Byron Bay chook farm, and stored in a freezer in the corner of the old SIG room. These days, you get a prize credit instead. The first round will be played this Tuesday (20th) and you don’t have to be a member of the Vets, you just need to be old enough.

GolfNSW Medals – District Winners medal & State Finalists awards

News from Tuesday presentation
Card game winners – Marylou, Kimberley, Tilly & Denise Barclay.
Card game scrubbers balls – Sheila, Marg Byron, Lyn Harcourt & Betty Crossley.
Sponsor – thank you to Julie Brown, Chincogan Real Estate, for her longstanding sponsorship of ladies golf.
Raffle winners – Nerida & Claudette.
Matchplay Brooch – Sue defeated Janet last Thursday, Beryl is the new challenger.
GolfNSW Medals – Sue Tarrant encouraged players to enter this competition by showing off her winnings from last year (see photo above).

Rakes in bunkers – please remember to replace rakes in line with play, not crossways, and not too close to the edge of the bunker. This makes it less likely that your ball will be stopped in an awkward spot in the bunker.
Bare patches and new work  – any areas of obvious digging etc are GUR, even if not marked with a white line, and patches of bare dirt also entitle you to free relief. This applies on fairways only. If in doubt, consult your marker and fellow players.
Slow play – please try to keep up with the group in front. If we all finish in a reasonable time, it means quicker presentation and more people staying.
Gaps in the field – please try to keep the field compact, without large gaps. Again, this helps with timely presentation. The committee is considering removing the last couple of time slots to help us with this.
On a more positive note, it was pleasing to see the field spread evenly over both tees this Tuesday – thank you for supporting the committee’s request for this.

Working Bee
Yes, it’s pretty hot, but if you can spare some time this Monday (19th) to help President Di do some gardening on the course, it would be much appreciated. Please assemble at HWH at 9am. The greens staff will be suppying some implements, but please bring your favourite garden tool if you wish. And of course gloves, hats, and water.

Junior Day – Sunday 4th March – Volunteers needed
If you can help in any way with spotting, writing up the scoreboard etc, please see Chris in the Pro Shop.

Is your name down?
There are lists on the noticeboard for all of these – Pennant, Matchplay Championship, Casino Teams Event, and our social lunch at Seasalt on March 7th.
BEGS and Medal start on Tuesday – sign up and pay in Pro Shop

Open Days
Yamba Tournament – please note change of date – now 15th – 17th October
Murwillumbah – 22nd March – details here
WGNR Veterans Day (including Championships) – Yamba, 19th March – details here

Info from Tuesday Presentation
Raffle winners – Sue Tarrant & Cathy Daley
New, larger noticeboard in hallway outside locker room (thanks to Merv & Les for the installation).
Open Days – red folder has been removed, open day notices will now go on new noticeboard. Anything you wish to attend, just ask the office to copy the form for you, and complete the entry yourself.
Matchplay brooch challenge will be played tomorrow – Sue Tarrant v Janet Hoffman
Saturday scrubbers ball will continue, ball supplied by lady golfers.

SeaSalt Restaurant
Thank you to new Head Chef/Manager Darren who supplied sandwiches after golf this week. He spoke briefly to members about new staffing in the kitchen and his plans for improved service in the restaurant.

Put your names down for Pennant, Casino Teams Event, and Matchplay Championships.
3 putt club starts next week – see Cathy Daley to sign up and pay up.
Raffle tickets – please help your committee by remembering to put your tickets (with your name on) in the basket when you table your cards.