Today, 1 December 2016, we have gone “live” with our Brochure and Registration Form for this year’s Week Of Golf. This will be our 9th Week Of Golf with each one getting better and being well supported.
Click Here to The Week Of Golf Menu. Scroll down to the required Tab for Entry Form, Brochure or other information
The Cost of Entry has remained the same, as it has for the last 5 years.
This year we are changing the Friday Single Stableford Medley to a Shotgun Start. The reason for this is that some participants wish to get away a little earlier and have been asking to play in the early Time Slots. This puts pressure on the Draw.
The Shotgun Start will be @ 9.00am , which means everyone should be back in the Club House by 1.45pm at the latest. This will allow those participants, who wish to travel and get away early to do so. Others will have ample time to go back to their accommodation. refresh and prepare, in plenty of time, for the Evening Presentation back at the Club.
A very successful Week Of Golf has just completed at Murwillumbah Golf Course.
In total there were 223 entries in total over the 4 days, with 23 players withdrawing before the event either because of ill health, unforeseen family commitments or injuries sustained whilst on tour.
The weather was great the first two days, but Wednesday Night the heavens opened up and drenched the Course. Although the rain stopped at the Golf Course, the surrounding areas where participants were staying continued to have torrential rain most of the day. It was so heavy at Tweed and on the Coastal Areas that many golfers had to withdraw as they couldn’t drive in safe conditions. All Bunkers were made GUR for the day and preferred lies (Through the Green) became Local Rules. Friday saw better conditions, with the Bunkers put back in Play (although eight of the 42 Bunkers had GUR signs placed in them). The Preferred Lies remained a Local Rule.
On Tuesday Night, following the day’s competition, a small presentation was held, with nibbles being served, for Monday’s 4BBB Event. As there were more Mixed Pairings than Men’s Pairings, prizes went to Fifth Place in the Mixed Event and Two Places in the Men’s Pairing
Presentation for the rest of the week was made at Friday Night’s Dinner where 54 different participants received prizes for their achievements throughout the Tournament. The distribution of Prizes followed NSWVGA Policy 2 Guidelines.
Michael Jackman, from Kiama, won the NSVGA Shield with consistent scores on Tuesday (40pts) and Thursday (39pts), finishing with a combined score of 79pts. Runner Up was Gary Wheeler, from Port Kembla, with 33 and 38, (71pts c/b) from Third Place Getter Brian McRae from Heidelberg (Vic) who had 40 and 31 (71pts).
Anne McGregor for The Coast, won the Ladies Murwillumbah Shield with very consistent golf. On Tuesday Anne had 39pts following up with 34pts on Thursday, giving a combined total of 73pts. Runner Up was Diane Wolfe, from Wodonga (Vic), with rounds of 34 and 35 (69pts). This was just enough to pip Third Place Getter Nerida Edmonds from Port Kembla on a count back, who also had 69pts (34 and 35)
We are now in preparation for next year’s Week Of Golf which will be held 31 July to 4 August 2017. Entry Forms will appear shortly on our Website.
We hope to see many returnees, and their friends, once again up here in Murwillumbah.
CLICK HERE for ALL Prize Winners_Week Of GOlf_2016
It is with sadness that Murwillumbah Veterans inform you of the passing of Rick Rattray. Rick held the positions of President of Murwillumbah Vets, President of Northern Rivers Veterans Golf Association, Captain of Murwillumbah Golf Club and Delegate to Northern Rivers Golf Association.
Rick was a strong advocate of Veterans Golf, not only in Murwillumbah Golf Club, but in the Northern Rivers. His input into all aspects of Golf at all levels will be sorely missed.
Rick joined Murwillumbah Golf Cub in 1989, and the Vets in 2002. He became President of the Veterans in 2005. In 2008 Rick became President of NRVGA.
Rick has been a member of Murwillumbah Golf Club Board since 2004/05 and has held position of Club Captain for the last six – since 2007
The last position that Rick held, and one that he was very proud of, was Lolly Sheriff. He loved driving around the Course during our Week of Golf making sure that each competitor remained mindful of his or her position in the field. He would entice them to catch up by offering lollies. Particpants enjoyed this novel idea and responded to the sight of the Ranger Buggy driving towards them. This certainly added to Rick’s overriding ideal of creating an atmosphere among participants that Murwillumbah was the Friendly Club.
Captain – Murwillumbah Vets