News From The Red Tees | May 2018

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Welcome to the May edition of News from the Red Tees. We trust you are enjoying your golf in the beautiful autumn weather. Our Honour Board program is well underway with the Nellie Hatton 4-Ball matches continuing, and qualifying rounds for the Joan Fletcher Trophy and the Kerry Cup coming up. Our guest days for both midweek and Saturday gave us the opportunity to proudly showcase our course and hospitality, and our pennant season continues.


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Notices and News

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Winter Saturday Timesheet

To better accommodate the Saturday field during the winter months when time spots reduce due to shortened daylight hours, the following arrangements have been put in place:

  • All lines on the timesheet will convert to mixed lines from 1pm on Friday.
  • Juniors are unable to access the timesheet until 1pm on Friday.
  • Any vacancies in the field as at 1pm on Friday will be filled from the wait-list.
  • The timesheet will close at 6am on Saturday.
  • Any person wanting to play on the day must contact the Golf Shop to secure a tee time if any available.
  • An allocation of 24 tee times is provided to the ladies, with 4 lines in the morning and 2 lines in the afternoon. This allocation is proportionate to the number of men and women who have playing rights on a Saturday.


Ladies, Let’s Golf – Free Introduction Sessions

A 60-minute session with all equipment included will be held at the Club on Thursday, 24 May from 10am to 11am, and on Saturday 26 May from 9am to 10am. This is the stepping stone into our Ladies’ Lets Golf level 1 and 2 clinics, so if you know anyone who may be interested in learning the game, see the Golf Shop for flyers and more information or talk to Vivienne Cassidy or Trisha Quinn. Registrations can be made online at or by calling Golf Queensland on 3252 8155.


Course Closed?

On those Tuesdays and Thursdays when the course is closed due to flooding rains (hopefully no more rain events this year), you are encouraged to come to the Clubhouse from 9.00am onwards and enjoy cards and board games with your golfing friends in the Members’ Lounge. Bridge, Mah-jong, Monopoly … whatever. BYO game or play what is on offer. (Squatter, anyone?).


Lunch Bookings and Cancellations

You are reminded of the booking and cancellation procedures for our shotgun events and special golf and lunch days:

  • Golf is booked via the timesheet as usual.
  • If your name is on the timesheet, it is assumed you are having lunch.
  • If you do not want lunch, you must advise Lauren Carr at the office ( three business days ahead of the event.
  • If you are not playing golf but want to come for lunch, you must book for lunch by contacting Lauren Carr.
  • If you cancel lunch within three days of the event, any refund is at the discretion of the General Manager.


Locker Audit

Please note that over the next couple of weeks all lockers that are not rented will be cleaned out and kept locked. If you rent a locker, your name will be affixed and lockers used for committee storage will be identified. Anything found in the unrented lockers will be available for collection for a period of time at the back of the locker room and then thrown out. If you would like to rent a locker for $45.00 per year, see Jess in the office.


Redemption of Golf Shop Gift Vouchers

A reminder that terms and conditions apply to the redemption of Golf Shop gift vouchers:

  • Cannot be redeemed for cash or applied to a Member’s Club Card.
  • Must be redeemed for the purchase of products or services (including green fees but excluding competition fees) available through the Golf Shop of The Brisbane Golf Club.


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Upcoming Events

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Mother’s Day Breakfast – Sunday, 13 May

Enjoy a relaxing family breakfast from 8am to 11am and spoil your mum (or be spoiled) with breakfast on the Club.  $16 for members, $20 non-members and mums FREE. Book at the office.


20 Year Anniversary Trophy – Thursday, 31 May


Craft Beer Vs Wine Evening – Friday, 1 June

Click Here to find out more.


Joan Fletcher Trophy

Qualifying Round – Saturday, 2 June

Quarterfinals – Saturday, 9 June

Semi-final – Sunday, 20 June

Final – Sunday, 17 June


Kerry Cup

Qualifying Round – Tuesday, 5 June

Quarterfinals – Thursday, 7 June

Semi-Finals – Thursday, 14 June


Trivia Night – Friday 14 June

Get a team of up to 10 together and join in the fun at the trivia night. Great prizes to be won, and share platters to be enjoyed for each table, with all proceeds going to our charity, the Friends of HEAL Foundation. To book a table, or join a team, please see Lauren Carr in the office or email


US Open Breakfast – Monday, 18 June

Catch the action from the final round of the 2018 US Open from 5am in the Members Lounge and enjoy a big breakfast from 7am, followed by an 18-hole Ambrose at the conclusion of the television coverage. $20 per person. Bookings at the office.


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Captain’s Corner

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9-Hole Tuesday Afternoon Competition

The 9-hole Tuesday afternoon comp is a great way for those newer to golf to get competition experience or a good way for those returning to golf from injury or illness to ease back into the game.




April Monthly Medals

Mid Week

A Grade – Lynne Conroy

B Grade – Helen Caris

C Grade – Kay Samios


Division 1 – Di Hall

Division 2 – Catherine Morgan



Winner – Judy Cartmill – 43

Runner Up – Sandra Govenlock – 39

Overall winners – Vets with 421 points against The Rest with 416 points.


Grace Wilson Memorial Day

Winners – Joan Fisher and Colleen Hawes – 45

Runners Up – Matthews and Baldwin – 43 C/B


Captain’s Challenge

Patricia Sloan best-placed lady – 36



Congratulations to Margot McNee on scoring an eagle on the 9th hole Tuesday 17 April 2018. Well done!



20 April

Gold 1 won against Wantima 5/0

Gold 2 won against Keperra 4/1

Silver 1 won against RQ 3/2

22 April

Weekend Division 1 – Won against Jindalee 3/2

27 April

Gold 1 won against Redcliffe 4.5/.5

Gold 2 won against RQ 3/2

Silver 1 lost to Virginia 2/3

4 May

Gold 2 won against McLeod 4/1

Gold1 and Silver 1 had a bye.


Gold 1 – Lynne Conroy, Jaculin Zuidam, Kathryn Hillier, Lisa Edgar, DeeDee Russell



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Welcome to Transition member Lisa Edgar, who is also a member of the QAS golf squad which trains at the Club. Lisa is playing in our Gold 1 pennant team.


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Ladies, Let’s Golf

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Welcome Caroline Crosthwaite, Leanne O’Halloran, Ruth Bennett and Sally Piggott who have joined as LLG Bronze members.


Ruth Bennett, Caroline Crosswaite, Sally Piggott, Leanne O’Halloran


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Around The Traps

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Help DeeDee Realise Her Dream

Our very own elite Australian women’s amateur golfer, DeeDee Russell, is continuing on her pathway to becoming a professional golfer. As a stepping-stone to fulfilling this dream, DeeDee will again travel and compete in five major amateur tournaments in the USA and Canada this coming northern summer season.

DeeDee has set up a Go Fund Me website in order to raise much needed financial support to meet her travel costs. Every little bit counts, and she would really appreciate your help. Donating through the Go Fund Me page is easy, and anonymous if you so wish. To read more about DeeDee’s planned schedule of tournaments and about how you can assist her to fulfill her dream, Click Here.


Saturday Guest Day – 21 April

32 ladies, including 13 guests from clubs around Brisbane and beyond enjoyed golf followed by lunch in the Tennyson Room on their annual Guest Day. Helen Caris with guest Sylvia Joe won the 4BBB competition.





Anzac Day Dawn Service 

Approximately 100 members paid their respects to the Anzacs, and to all service men and women, in a moving service to commemorate Anzac Day on Wednesday, 25 April. Fortunately, the drizzle didn’t escalate into rain. Alistair McNee’s address left barely a dry eye (Click Here to read) and bugler Grant Mason’s Last Post and Reveille was a moving tribute to our fallen servicemen and women.


Midweek Guest Day – Tuesday 8 May

A fabulous day for our midweek golfers and their guests despite the weather being far from ideal with drizzle becoming a torrential downpour mid-morning. However, the soggy golf was compensated for by Chef Frederick’s delicious lunch, great raffles and lucky door prizes, and trophies for the winners from our generous sponsor, Stephen Dibb the Jeweller.



Overheard in the Locker Room Recently

A member was overheard complaining that her husband is getting a bit hard of hearing. When he asked her what she would like for her birthday, she replied, “I’d like a Garmin watch”. To which the husband replied, “What do you want a diamond watch for?”.


Pennant Volunteers

Hosting pennant matches at the Club involves an early start for our volunteers to get morning tea prepared and ready for the teams arriving from 6.30am onwards.  Starters, scorers, and spotters are also required to ensure the day runs smoothly.  This year, the BGC is hosting four pennants, and the work of the volunteers is acknowledged and appreciated.


Morning Tea volunteers Barb Singleton and Jenny Johnson
Volunteer starter Leona Stewart with BDLGA rep Judy Shelton


History in the Making

An historical moment at the Club on Saturday 5 May when Transition Member Renae Michaelson joined Tim Lukin’s playing group to form the first mixed line in a Saturday competition.



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Golf Plus

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What is it? 

Firmly affixed to someone’s copy of the Rules of Golf (which was buried deep in a pocket of her golf bag) was this mystery object. Any guesses what it is (or was)?  A prize for the first person to correctly identify it.


Iconic Sun Legs

If anyone would like to order a pair of Iconic Sun Legs (UPF 50+, wicking, high breathability, spandex stretch) and save on shipping costs from the USA, could you please email Helen Placanica at Refer to the Iconic website for sizing and colours ( An order will be placed in the next couple of weeks.


Thank You, Robyn and Margot

Our locker room is never without an intriguing Ikebana arrangement thanks to the creative talents of Robyn Cuming. Thanks, Robyn for your continuing to provide the beautiful floral “artworks”, and also to Margot for filling the vanity vases with pretty pickings from her garden.


Crikey! Wild fairway hazards best avoided

Spotted sauntering across the fairway recently was some of the wildlife which live at BGC, and are all best left well alone. If threatened, the goanna (or monitor lizard) will rear up and puff and hiss and if provoked give a nasty bite.

The processionary bag-shelter moth caterpillars are called “itchy grubs” for good reason, as contact with the hairs can cause an itchy rash or other allergic reactions. This family group was seen slithering across the 16th fairway.

Freshwater turtles can also bite if they feel threatened. They are also host to all manner of bacteria including salmonella. This one spotted crossing the 13th fairway was either lost or looking for a better waterhole.










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