Inside Golf : Inside Golf November 2014
news www.insidegolf.com.au | November 2014 13 Threat puts club ‘out of bounds’ FOR the second successive year, Nudgee Golf Club is the Brisbane District Golf Association (BDGA) Division 1 pennant champions. Last month, the club completed an extraordinary feat when it clinched the overall Division 1 flag for 2014 after winning the Division 1 flag in 2013, Division 2 in 2012 and Division 3 in 2011. The pennant is determined by the overall success of a club’s three pennant teams – Open, Junior and Masters (seniors). “It has certainly been some wonderful years for the Nudgee pennant team,” said Nudgee Golf Club’s general manager Aaron Muirhead. “The pennant teams at Nudgee are an exceptional group and the camaraderie has emerged through their results. “It was a pleasure to witness this team spirit that the players, caddies and supporters displayed at all of the events, which certainly made the win, and previous wins, even more significant.” In the final round, Nudgee hosted and accounted for Pacific 161⁄2-41⁄2. Nudgee captain Lindsay Rattray said winning back-to- back Division 1 titles was rare. Nudgee GC president Dr Robert Sang said he was delighted with the club’s performance. “Four pennant wins in a row is a major golfing feat and says a lot about the golfing talents at Nudgee,” he said. “ We really are a golf club for golfers.” Meanwhile, Indooroopilly Golf Club cleaned up in Division 2 while Wynnum and McLeod golf clubs were successful in divisions 3 and 4 respectively BDGA pennant winners: Div 1: Nudgee Golf Club; Open, Keperra; Masters, Royal Queensland; Juniors, Keperra. Div 2: Indooroopilly; Open, Indooroopilly; Masters, Gailes and Juniors, Indooroopilly. Div 3: Wynnum; Open, Wynnum; Masters, Brisbane; Juniors Wynnum. Div 4: McLeod; Open, McLeod; Masters, McLeod and Juniors, Wolston Park. Two in a row for Nudgee THE upgrade of Australia’s terror alert from medium to high has put one golf club out of bounds. Toowoomba’s Borneo Barracks Golf Club, which is located inside the Army barracks, last month closed as security was beefed up around the base. Club president Doug Coates told Inside Golf the club’s 170 members had to find alternative venues to play their golf. Fortunately, eight Darling Downs District Golf Association clubs have come to the rescue. “City, Clifton, Crows Nest, Gatton, Goombungee, Dalby, Middle Ridge and Pittsworth golf clubs will allow Borneo Barracks members to play in their competitions for the same cost as their members and social rounds have been heavily discounted,” he said. “City Golf Club provided us with a conference room free of charge so we could have a meeting with the members. “ We plan to have regular meetings to keep the members informed.” Despite being in a reasonably good financial situation, the course closure will seriously affect the club’s bottom line. “It never rains but it pours,” Coates said. “ This is the best financial position we have been in for a number of years and now this happens. “If this had happened two or three years ago we would not have weathered the storm. “ The Army have been helpful and have tried to help us in any way they can.” Fairways and greens maintenance will continue while the golf course is closed. Club professional Gary Small, too, will take a financial hit although he is doing some club repairs at his home and providing members with lessons at some of the smaller golf clubs that do not have a professional. Coates said there was a possibility golfers would return to the fairways of the 11-hole golf course at the end of November – after G20 summit in Brisbane. Tees and greens at Borneo Barracks golf course are deserted.
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