SPGC Members News – October


I hope you have been enjoying your golf especially as it starts to warm up a little after the winter months, as per usual though spring also brings much needed rain to the course after what was a pretty dry winter and the course is enjoying the thunderstorms especially after the fertiliser that was put down all through the fairways a couple of weeks back.

Well the Club championships are now over for another year well done to everyone who took part and all the winners as well with Vicki Laws and Cody Davis in particular playing sensational golf to hold off all challengers and keep their hands on the trophy’s for another year.

The date of the AGM has been set for the 19th November and nominations for the board have also opened, the annual reports are also on the website for you to view as well, it is password protected so you will need to log in to view, to find it just click on the website then go to golf/members/financial and the password is  (please contact club reception for password )

After some discussion at the last committee house meeting it was decided to move the buying of the raffle tickets which normally sell prior to presentations in the clubhouse to the halfway house on Wednesdays and Saturdays. We will then draw it when the halfway team member comes back up and leave the results on the board, the takings after expenses will be fed back on to the course, the first project being buying trees to replace the ones that are coming out.

I would also like to mention the fantastic efforts of the women’s committee or “Team SPLOC” as they are better known, for their huge efforts at organising and running the South Pacific Ladies Open Championships, it’s been a pleasure to work with you all throughout this event which just seems to get bigger and better every year. Well done to you all!

Well that’s enough from me for another month, enjoy your golfing and I will see you around the Clubhouse soon




Well another month has passed us by.
Club Championships have been played and the winners have earned themselves a spot in Surfers Paradise Golf Clubs History.
Club Champion – Cody Davis
B Grade Champion – Mick Jolly
C Grade Champion – Tony Last
The new Match Play Champion  –  Taylor Barr

Congratulations to you all. Well and truly deserved by all of you.

The South Pacific has just been completed as well.
Congratulations to Hye Park.
Hye also won last years event as well. A great effort.

Well done to everyone who was involved in the organisation of this years tournament. The feed back to me has been fantastic.

Just a reminder to everyone when using the practice fairway.
This is still part of the golf course, and dress regulations still apply.
T Shirts and denim clothing is not permitted.

Good golfing.

Greg Hill


Firstly members, we should all put our hands together for our hard working Ladies Committee, for putting together such a great South Pacific Ladies Classic. What a team! I won’t name everyone, but you know who you are. A very special thanks to tournament Director Julie Echin and acting President Kay Palmer who lead the team.
All the results will be in the red tees and on our Website.

We have a couple of changes taking place with Pro Shop staff. After 5 years, Jacob Montgomery is leaving our team. Jacob has joined Hutchinson Builders as a Cadet Contract Administrator. He has matured into a wonderful young man, and is a credit to his family. You will see more of Cody, which is always a good thing with his easy going, but professional manner is always good. A pleasure to have around. Tim steps up, as does new member Cameron Hughes, our Junior Captain. Both have nearly finished Grade 12.
Tim does really fly.

All the best to our Senior Pennant Team for Mondays final. Let’s hope G Boys team can lift the flag. Members, please let any potential new lady golfers know that I am running a ‘Ladies Lets Golf Program’ through golf Queensland, starting October 21. Register through the golf Queensland website.
We also have a family golf day this Sunday afternoon, please call the ProShop for details.

Lessons by Ali Orchard on every Monday.
Book online or through the ProShop.
South Pacific clothing sale
Buy 1 clothing item 10% off
Buy 2 clothing items 20%
Buy 3 clothing items 30% off    


The South Pacific and Mixed Foursomes have been successfully run and won!
Congratulations to all the players and especially the winners of the Mixed Foursomes on Sunday and the South Pacific 54 hole stroke tournament over Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.


BEST GROSS WINNERS – Alizza Hetherington & Jacob Montgomery

BEST GROSS RUNNERS UP – Vicki Laws & Cody Davis with Rachel Hetherington


BEST NETT  WINNERS- Eileen and Ross Fewster

BEST NETT RUNNERS UP – Meg Johnston and Tony Last with Rachel Hetherington


WINNER OF THE MID AMATEUR – Dianne Benghamy (239)

WINNER OF THE SENIORS –  Alex Belonogoff (253)


Ladies Club Championships 2018
Congratulations to all the ladies who played in the 2018 Club Championships.  Many thanks to Somerville Funerals, represented by Vicki Balmain, who were a major sponsor of the Championships.  The winners were:

DIV 1 – CLUB CHAMPION – GROSS                            Vicki Laws (324)
DIV 1 – RUNNER UP CLUB CHAMPION – GROSS     Andrea Davis (354 C/B)
DIV 2 – CHAMPION – GROSS                                      June Hassum (385)
DIV 2 – RUNNER UP CHAMPION – GROSS              Catherine Clarke (393)
DIV 3 – CHAMPION – GROSS                                     Lyn Daines (417)
DIV 3 – RUNNER UP CHAMPION – GROSS            Cheryl Gibbons (422)
DIV 1 – CHAMPION – NETT                                         Jan Sugg (300)
DIV 1 – RUNNER UP CHAMPION – NETT                 Dot Canning (302)
DIV 2 – CHAMPION NETT                                           June Hassum (292)
DIV 2 – RUNNER UP CHAMPION NETT                     Lee Peters (306)
DIV 3 – CHAMPION NETT                                           Colleen Lub       DIV 3 – RUNNER UP CHAMPION NETT                     Lyn Daines (307)
VETERANS CHAMPION – 36 HOLES GROSS             Vicki Laws (168)
VETERANS CHAMPION – 36 HOLESS NETT              Di Perrotta (141)
WILSON PLATE – OVERALL NETT – 36 HOLES         Di Perrotta(141)

Best Overall Putter – Vicki Laws (122)

Vicki Laws – Div 1 Champion, Veterans Champion & Best Overall Putts with Vicki Balmain of Somerville Funerals

June Hassum – Div 2 Gross & Nett Champion with Vicki Balmain and Vice President Kay

Lyn Daines – Div 3 Gross Champion & Runner Up Nett with Vicki Balmain of Somerville Funerals

Ann Wilson presenting the Wilson Plate to Di Perrotta

Saturday Ladies Margo Donnellan Trophy 2018
Congratulations to everyone who played in the Margo Donnellan Trophy for 2018.  Many thanks to the sponsors of this event.  The winners were:

Winner Nett – Emma Hughes (229) (donated by Jude and Wendy)
Runner Up Nett – Di Whish-Wilson (232) (donated by Marianne)
Winner Gross – Virginia Oxenford (264) (donated by Jude and Wendy)
Runner Up Gross – Christine Lawson (288) (donated by Marianne)
Winner Best Overall Putts – Virginia Oxenford (95) (donated by Di)

Marianne and Kay presenting Emma Hughes with the Margo Donnellan Trophy for 2018

Marianne and Kay presenting Virginia Oxenford with the Margo Donnellan Best Gross for 2018

Saturday Ladies Shirt Medal (Green Shirt) – sponsored by Christine and Peter Lawson – was won by Jude Eastaway (March), Yvonne Hucks (May), Deirdre Mitchell (June), Johanna Bedggood (July), Johanna Bedggood (August), Johanna Bedggood (September)

Coming Events:  

Open Charity Day – 18 October 2018, 8.30am Shot-gun Start – Ambrose Team of 4, Entry pre-paid, Computer Timesheet

The 2018 Gold Coast Stableford Challenge – Points allocated for best 20 scores at each event to decide this years champion (Contact Pro Shop). Daily Prizes. Cost $20.
Round 4 – Surfers Paradise Golf Club, Monday 15/10/18, Ph Pro Shop 07 5575 1666
Round 5 – Tamborine Mountain Golf Club, Fri 23/11/18, Ph Pro Shop 07 5545 1788

Ladies Closing Day – Thursday 15th November, 8.30am Shotgun Start, President Vs Captains Teams Event – 4BBB Stableford, Computer timesheet, Golf and Lunch Pre-paid

Ladies AGM – 8.30am Thursday 22nd November, to be followed by a 10am Shot-gun Start Stableford competition

Ladies Annual Dinner 2018 – Friday 30/11/18, 6.30pm for 7pm, enjoy a night of Rock ‘n Roll, competitions, skits and music with a glass of champagne or orange juice on arrival


Hope everyone enjoyed the Club Championships, congratulations to Cody for winning the Club Championships for the second year in a row, and a very special congratulations to young Taylor Barr for becoming the A grade match play champion, great effort.

With the ladies South Pacific in full swing all the ladies seem to be enjoying our course.

Our spring application of slow release fertiliser to our tees, Fairways and surrounds are paying dividends with the course looking particularly green. The 3rd and 8th green are improving slowly with our spring renovation just around the corner they should kick on nicely.

So enjoy your golfing before we renovate the greens, Front nine Monday the 22nd of October with the back 9 on the 23rd.
Cheers Duncan.


Volunteers have been quite active over the past few weeks.

We recently removed and poisoned weeds from the concrete wall behind the practice nets and surrounding gardens, and mulched the area as well.

The wall will shortly be planted with a creeper which will eventually cascade down the wall bringing colour and enhancing the area visually.

We also had a session on the old cart sheds where the gutters were cleaned and repaired.
Overhanging vegetation was removed, downpipes were repaired, and graffiti areas were painted over. Weeds along the shed laneway were poisoned and will be removed shortly.
You may also see in your travels some path edging has been happening.

A path edging machine has been resurrected and being used wherever a straight edge can be found – Bob Odgers is the prime mover for this project. { Well done Bob ]

Currently some volunteers are assisting with the South Pacific competition in various formats.

Shortly we will be removing the cart path on the 5th hole and
re-turf it. With good growth now happening, please ensure divots are repaired correctly.

Good Golfing to All.


The away game at Oxley was a great success with a total attendance of 43. Yet again we were reminded of our good fortune being members of SPGC. The banter on the bus and the enroute raffle, together with the presidents joke-telling, was very entertaining.

 The winners of the competition were :
1st- John Bloxsom,  2nd- Des Hudson, 3rd – Doug Hearne.
The monthly medal winners for September were :
A-Grade  G Tostee  and B-Grade R Brookes. 

Worthy of a special mention is Col Harrison, who has just turned 90 and had 42 points in B- Grade on 1st October.

Our planned trip to Toowoomba on 23rd October has been cancelled.  Instead, our next and final away day for the year will be at Parkwood International on Monday 22nd October, at 11am, shotgun start.
The cost, subsidised for qualified members, including a cart, is a mere $25.  They have invited us to use their golf simulator prior to the game, and have generously donated 4 vouchers for 18 holes, with cart, to use as we see fit.
Please register your interest in participating with Captain Peter Groundwater ASAP, and  no later than 16th October.

Well done to those  Allsports members who volunteered to assist at the ladies South Pacific Tournament on Tuesday 9th October.

Our Tuesday competition is very healthy, averaging over 60 players each week. It would be nice, however, to see a few more faces in the bar for the presentation and raffle after the game.

Happy golfing.


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