Date: July 12, 2017
Author: Golf Tasmania

Golf Tasmania Newsletter – July 2017

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Hello to the Tasmanian golfing community. Welcome to the second quarterly newsletter.

In the first of two wonderful news stories this quarter, Prospect Vale Golf Club has received the MyGolf “Centre of The Month” from Golf Australia.  Congratulations to Bryce Gorham, his team and to the committee of Prospect Vale Golf Club.  This follows hot on the heels of Kingston Beach Golf Club’s win several months ago.  Tasmania is definitely punching above its weight as regards to growing MyGolf centres.  Click here for Simon Weston’s report and further information.

Secondly, at this year’s Australian Women’s Interstate Teams Matches, Tasmania had the youngest team present.  This was pointed out by Tammy Hall at the presentation of the North versus South Plate at the Launceston Golf Club.  Tammy said that the last time she represented Tasmania we had the oldest team, now the youngest.  What a great turnaround!  I’m sure we all look forward to seeing more young people on our courses and in our clubs. Click here for further information on the Australian Interstate Team Matches.

Peter Bond, Director of High Performance Golf, recently completed a review of programs.  This included discussions with all stakeholders involved with coaching and playing golf on the elite pathway in Tasmania.  I’m sure that by listening to all those currently involved we’ll end up with the best outcomes for the financial backing that high performance receives meaning that our members can be confident their fees are well spent.

Directors, Georgette Chilcott and Bev Holman have completed their review of the Tasmanian women’s pennant condition’s.  The Board thanks them for their efforts.

The Board have decided to proceed with discussion meetings in the South and Northwest.  Northern Golf are happy to raise any queries of the Board following the Golf Tasmania Annual General Meeting to be held at the Riverside Golf Club on September 24 at 11.00am.  Members will receive invitations to their respective meetings which will be held following a Golf Tasmania general Board meeting in the region.  In order that any queries can be effectively dealt with, please contact Stuart Eaton with questions on notice.

Between July and September this year our member clubs will be asked to promote 9-hole golf competitions by running an extra competition at a time that suits them during the week.  The two men and two women from Tasmania with the best 9-hole scores over four rounds during the period will receive free airfares and accommodation, and get to play in Sydney at the Australian Emirates Open (obviously over 9-holes!).  Watch out at your club for a poster on the clubhouse or pro shop wall for more information. All scores will be recorded in GolfLink.

Capitation fees have been increased in line with CPI at 2%.  All clubs will receive a recipient created tax invoice to detail numbers of members in various categories ensuring that Golf Tasmania has accurate records of club membership levels.

Happy golfing.

Tony Bush