Inside Golf : Inside Golf June 2016
golf new south wales 58 June 2016 | www.insidegolf.com.au Howlong helping Culcairn grow The members of Culcairn Golf Club are beaming with pride at the sight of the new grass verges that have appeared around the Murray District Club’s sand greens. The new verges have been grown in from clippings supplied from their Big Buddy Club, howlong Country Golf Club, and with some expertise from howlong’s Course Superintendent Paul Irvine. “ We’ve got a good coverage already. Paul made a visit to advise us and the result has been excellent,” Stuart Lowe President of Culcairn Golf Club said. Culcairn Golf Club was paired with howlong Golf Club in the Golf NSW Buddy Club initiative that is designed to help smaller clubs benefit from the expertise of the State’s larger clubs. “ The Buddy Club Program is a wonderful initiative by Golf NSW and has proven to be a great support for our small club,” Mr Lowe said. “Our relationship with howlong has been a real success.” Culcairn has also benefitted from its relationship with howlong in a number of other ways too. Ken Walton howlong’s Club President supported Culcairn’s grant application for funds to be connected to recycled water for irrigation on the golf course, a grant they are hopeful of receiving. howlong also donated a prize for the Culcairn Ladies Tournament; A night’s accommodation and unlimited golf at the Country Club. They intend to donate the same prize for the Men’s Tournament in August as well. “ We hope to build our relationship with them throughout this year and we look forward to it continuing in years to come,” Mr Lowe said. The Valley on stage for next three years Congratulations to the latest St Hallett Wines Hole-in-One Achievers: Peter Chatillon, John Faint, Bruce Fischer, Simon Gilbert, Rodney hill, Rick Johnston, Ashley Lohman, Dennis Martin, Raymond Perkes, and Patrick York. YAMBA and Grafton Golf Clubs are helping to pave the way for Northern NSW regional golfers to qualify for the 2016 NSW Open Golf Championship. Clarence Valley Council in conjunction with the two clubs have secured the right to host a Regional Qualifying Tournament for the next three years. “The council is very happy to support the sport of golf and we have been for a number of years invested in sports tourism in our region. This is another terrific opportunity for our community to be a part of what is very much a growing sport in our area,” said Clarence Valley Mayor Richie Williamson. “Last year we held some Pro-Ams and this qualifying event will be on top of what we did with them last year. We can’t wait to see some of NSW’s best golfers come to the Clarence. I hope the courses at Yamba and Grafton will challenge them and they walk away impressed,” Cr Williamson added. “This is a first for the Valley and it’s a great event,” said Grafton Golf Club President Trevor Townsend. “It’s such an opportunity for our regional golfers. It also gives us the opportunity to showcase the Grafton course and our new 10th hole.” The two-day 36-hole Tournament will attract the best golfers from across Northern NSW and South east Queensland. The winner will gain automatic entry to the State’s premier event. Lin wins 2016 Harmony Cup MANY New South Wales business entrepreneurs, community leaders, government representatives, and consulates-general of the State’s wonderful and varied cultural backgrounds got together recently at Terrey hills Golf and Country Club to contest the harmony Cup. The harmony Cup celebrates NSW harmony Day, and supports multiculturalism in Australian society. The invitational golf tournament is a charity event, and all proceeds from the tournament are donated to NSW Rural Fire Service. The event organisers were the Australia China economics, Trade and Culture Association (ACeTCA) and the Australian Council of Promotion of Peaceful Reunification of China (ACPPRC). The official Tee off ceremony was conducted by John Alexander, Federal Member for Bennelong and included Dr. Amen Lee OAM, executive Chairman, ACeTCA, QIAO Shixue, Chairman, Chinese Golf Association Australia. Other special guests included John Sidoti MP Jonathan O’Dea MP, Damien Tudehope MP, Tommy Jiang, Chairman, Ostar International Media Group, Bernard Bratusa, Government Relations Director, Golf NSW, Victor Lin Managing Director, Terrey hills Golf and Country Club, and Shawn Mahoney, General Manager, Terrey hills Golf and Country Club. The Presentation after the event was held at Terrey hills Golf and Country Club. The gross winners of the men’s and women’s event were Victor Lin and Wendy Gong, runners-up were Jeremy Chang and Jean Zhou. Third place went to Lin Jianghua and Shirley Luo. For your opportunity to compete in the prestigious 2016 NSW Open Golf Championship at Stonecutters Ridge Golf Club, come and try your luck in one of the 8 Regional Qualifying events for amateur golfers. For details of all Qualifying events and how to enter go to: www.golfnsw.org/nswopen-event-qualifying GRAB YOUR CHANCE TO COMPETE IN THE The NSW Open Defining Legends since 1931 2016 NSW OPEN GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP Next Event: Howlong and Thurgoona Golf Clubs on Saturday and Sunday, June 18th and 19th.
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