The GLGC Annual General Meeting was held on 21 November 2023. The meeting was well attended by approximately 50 members and committee members. The new committee was sworn in for the 2023/24 golfing year and a summary of the meeting can be read in the attached minutes. The 2023 Annual report is also attached.
The 2023 Gungahlin Lakes Women’s Open Day will be held on Thursday 21 September. Our annual open day is an 18 hole event with an 8:30am shotgun start.
Lunch after the event is included in the entry fee of $50. You’ll also be able to buy tickets for a chance to win one of our lovely raffle prizes.
The flyer attached below has more information and a link to the TryBooking site to enter.
GLGC members and visitors with a GA handicap are most welcome to play in this event.
Entries close 15 September 2023.
Throughout the COVID19 period, Golf Australia implemented a rule where players recorded and submitted their own scores instead of their marker’s (either on paper card or MiScore app) to prevent handling each other’s cards. From the end of April 2023 this rule will be removed.
What does this mean for me?
The new process will be most effective if all members use the MiScore app for recording and submitting their scores. This is outlined in section 1. The procedure will be different if one person uses a paper card. Refer to section 2 for this scenario.
- Using the MiScore App
The MiScore app will be updated before the end of April, and the new procedure will take effect for competitions between now and 1 May 2023. Players will revert to the previous way of recording scores, where both player and marker sign the card once they agree on the score.
How will this look on the MiScore app?
The MiScore app is changing to show 2 signature areas – for the marker and player to sign. The marker will submit the player’s score. See image below for MiScore screen.
2. Use of paper cards
If either you or your playing partner use a paper card for scoring, you’ll need to follow these steps:
a) If you use a paper card:
- You will collect a card from the pro shop when you register for your round.
- At the tee, decide who’s card you will be marking. You will need to advise your player that you will be marking their scores on a paper card.
- Complete the player’s details on the card (date of competition, name, handicap and golf link number). This will need to be verified by the player you are marking before your round starts.
- Record your playing partner’s score on the paper card (whilst keeping your own score on that card as marker).
- At the end of the round, as usual you need to agree on both scores, then
- you will sign the paper card as marker and have the player sign as player.
- The player should verify that all information on the card was completed correctly
- The marker will enter the score from the paper card into the MiScore terminal near spike bar and put the paper card in the scorecard box
- While the players responsibility is to ensure all information on the paper card (the official record of the score) has been completed correctly, the player should verify that the score entered into the system by the marker is correct.
- your marker who uses the app will hand you their phone to verify and digitally sign YOUR score on the app
- you will sign the paper card as marker and have the player sign as player.
b) If you use the app but are playing with a person who uses a paper card, noting the information above, do the following in the MiScore app:
- Select the name of the player you are marking
- Record their score as player and your own score as marker
- Your marker will sign and hand your scorecard to you. After signing the paper card as player, enter your own score into the MiScore terminal
It is expected that this change will come into effect from 27/28 April (you will see the new screens on the MiScore app).
If you have any questions on the new scoring methods, please ask one of the match committee around the course, or email email@example.com .
Thanks to all that volunteered their time over the weekend to make our 2022 Men’s Open a great success.
Here are the overall prize winners for the two day event:
Best Gross Craig Whitehead (Gold Creek) $500 Drummond voucher
Best Nett Ho Kim (Ryde-Parramatta) $500 Drummond Voucher
A Grade Gross 1st place Adam Hayes (Yowani) $150 Proshop credit
2nd Place Caleb Te Moananui (GLGC) $100 proshop credit
3rd Place Ethan Harvey (The Lakes GC) $75 Proshop Credit
A Grade Nett 1st Place Nathan Price (GLGC) $150 Proshop Credit
2nd Place James Hynes (GLGC) $100 Proshop Credit
3rd Place Dave McGibbon (GLGC) $75 Proshop Credit
B Grade Gross 1st Place Sam Wicks (GLGC) $150 Proshop Credit
2nd Place Johann Badenhorst (GLGC) $100 Proshop Credit
3rd Place Alex Gutierrez (GLGC) $75 Proshop Credit
B Grade Nett 1st Place Leo Davies (GLGC) $150 Proshop Credit
2nd Place Kel Slade (GLGC) $100 Proshop Credit
3rd Place Xavier Halliwell (GLGC) $75 Proshop Credit
C Grade Gross 1st Place Will Maciver (GLGC) $150 Proshop Credit
2nd Place George Zolotic (GLGC) $100 Proshop Credit
3rd Place Alister Winton (GLGC) $75 Proshop Credit
C Grade Nett 1st Place Davis Walsh (GLGC) $150 Proshop Credit
2nd Place Sam Cho (GLGC) $100 Proshop Credit
3rd Place Steven Kalava (GLGC) $75 Proshop Credit
Seniors Gross 1st Place Darren Payne (Highlands GC) $150 Proshop Credit
2nd Place George Pudja (Queanbeyan GC) $100 Proshop Credit
Seniors Nett 1st Place Ed Hongchoumpon (Murrembidgee GC) $150 Proshop Credit
2nd Place Pete Raiser (GLGC) $100 Proshop Credit
The 2022 Gungahlin Lakes Golf Club Championships, proudly sponsored by Waterland Irrigation, will be held on the weekends of 8/9 and 15/16 October.
Timesheets will open on Tuesday 27 September 2022 at 7:00pm. All four rounds will be played from the first tee to give our greens staff maximum opportunity to present the course to the standard expected of our Championships.
Whilst there will also be individual events on the Championships weekends, priority will be given to members entering the 4-day Championship event. From 27 September to 6 October bookings will only be accepted for players choosing to play in the full 4-day event.
Your booking time will be the same for all four rounds, unless you are in a seeded group (gross in each division) in the 4th round. Some adjustments will be made to the time sheets after the 3rd round to accommodate the seeded groups.
Members can book and pay online via the usual booking sheets. The cost to enter this year’s event is $60. Payment must be made by credit card at the time of online booking.
Please note, if you are booking a group it is your responsibility to ensure the timeslot suits all people in your group for all four rounds. You will need to pay in full for each person in your group. Bookings and payment will also be accepted through the Proshop.
Once player numbers and tee times for the 1st round have been finalised the Match Committee will create bookings for remaining rounds using the same tee time as round one. Any requests to change tee times for extenuating circumstances will be subject to availability of tee times and will be at the discretion of the match committee.
Timesheets will be opened to members wishing to book for individual day competitions 2 days prior to the day of play. Competition fees for individual day events will be $15, with payment to be made online at the time of booking or at the pro shop.
Handicap ranges for the event will be determined once entries are closed and may not align with ordinary grade divisions. This is done to equalise each grade, to the best extent possible, and provide an equal playing field for the nett events.
It is a requirement that members have paid their 2022-23 membership fees to play in the Club Championships. Consistent with recent advice, membership fees are payable by 30 September 2022. Please note that it may take up to 3 business days for your fees to be registered, so do not leave it until the last few days as you may find yourself ineligible to play in this year’s Championships.
In order to be eligible for the Club Championships members must also have played 5 individual rounds of golf in the last 6 months. Members may apply for a waiver of this requirement where extenuating circumstances apply. We strongly recommend you read the Tournament Rules prior to entering the event. The tournament rules are here.
Update from the August Committee meeting. Apologies for the late posting of these notes
From the President….
- Front Entrance – Ainslie is working with SpaceLab to get the necessary drawings and a Provisional Order of Costs undertaken for the project. Work is still ongoing.
- They are supportive of the work proposed.
- The membership letter will go to members in the near future, likely in the first week of September.
- There was discussion regarding the club’s hosting of the 2023 Australian Veterans Golf Championships. This is an event that Gungahlin will be one of three clubs who host the event in November of 2023.
- Water Management Plan – Richard is yet to finish the work required. It will be available for consideration in coming weeks.
- Jolly Joker monies – We discussed where to next on the issue of money for junior development (outside that provided to Murray). CEO Ainslie is considering a proposal from the Golf Club.
- Members number as at 13 July stands at 731. Ainslie is aware of our concern around numbers and together with the Golf Club will monitor.
From the Treasurer…
- Current available funds = $87,900
- Updates were provided from both Kevin and Fiona on the upcoming events. Members have been informed via the website and Facebook.
- Fiona provided an update on discussions re the refresh of the Spike Bar. There has been good feedback re the morning coffee station – but we will need to utilise this facility, if it is to become permanent. It was noted that we need an EFT option – discussions are continuing with the Ainslie Ops Manager. The Pie warmer is now operating in the Spike Bar.
The Greens …
- Greens are being rolled up to three times per week.
- Regular spraying of greens continues as part of the maintenance program.
- Mowing is undertaken when required –
- The projects continue to roll on:
- The bunker renovation program was going ahead of schedule with the
- drainage being cleared, drainage boxes being rediscovered and cleared, and new sand being brought.
- Michael Brice continued with the tree thinning program – and it is proving to be extremely well received. The 17th is visually appealing now with a great view of the pond, and the removal of trees on 5 allows for greater use of the alternate tee.
- Territory Horticulture has recently reduced plant numbers on the tee box of 12 and 13, as well as the removal of the large shrubs at the front entrance.
- The back of hole 3 was identified as hazardous through washout, so 15m3 of topsoil was introduced to re-level the area and seed was dispersed.
- The alternate tee on hole 5 was beginning to be enlarged – and about 20% got washed away.
- The recent rain event (98 mm recorded in 24 hours at the Club) – approximately 20 mm a few days prior to that… we’ve all seen the videos and photos. A huge amount of debris resulted which Shane’s team and Dad’s Army have gradually been removing. With all the moisture in the ground and the prediction is for a wet Spring. It won’t take much warm weather for the greens staff to be in full maintenance mode – you will be able to watch the grass growing.
- Noted that after the recent flooding the fake grass strip on the 16th bridge was washed away leaving all the securing screws sticking up. Remedial work to remove the hazard has been undertaken.
The committee considered a number of suggestions:
- Remove the need to enter competition results in the Canberra Times. It was agreed that this had a very limited audience. Committee agreed to cease this information transfer.
- That a small plaque be added to the bridge to the alt 5th tee box. The suggested name was ‘The Plusfours’ bridge. This was not supported by the committee due to the work done by the many involved to bring the bridge into existence.
- That we purchase laser reflectors (prisms) for the top of our flag poles at around Circa $70 each. The suggestion was not supported by the Committee.
- To extend the OOB path markings behind the 13th green all the way to the toilet block. Currently the last OOB on the path is just past the water tap and next marker is the white pole on the toilet fence. This was agreed and new markings will be added.
For your information
We wanted to provide an update on the arrangements for the 2022 GLGC Men’s and Women’s Opens. The Men’s event will be held on 17/18 September, with the Women’s event on 22 September.
As has been noted in the minutes of previous committee meetings, this year’s events will be qualifiers for the 2023 NSW Open events. This is a fantastic opportunity for our golf course.
The high priority of the event in the Golf NSW calendar means that we are likely to see more interest from players at other clubs wanting to come and participate for an opportunity to qualify. Accordingly, the men’s event will be making changes to the way in which entries are taken.
For the Men’s event, from 7pm on Monday 8 August members and visitors will be able to go to www.mitournament.com and register their entry – search for Gungahlin Lakes. Unlike previous years you will not be able to reserve a specific tee time, but will be able to register your interest for tee time windows. The event will be capped at 144 players and a ballot to determine the final field will be undertaken by the Match Committee if player registrations exceed this amount.
For the Women’s event, from 7pm on Monday 8 August members and visitors will be able to go to: https://www.trybooking.com/CBHSL to register. The event will be a shotgun start and will be capped at 120 players.
Full details of the Men’s event, the application process and terms and conditions are available here 2022 Mens Open Entry Form. Entry details for the Women’s event are here: 2022 Womens Open Day, with event conditions available here; GLGC Womens Open Day 2022 Conditions_Final. This information will also be made available on the Golf NSW and ACT DGA and CSGA websites shortly.
Kevin and Fiona
Summary from the 14 July Committee meeting….
- Front Entrance signage – we have received some visuals back from Brendon Hill from SpaceLab an Urban Design firm used by the Ainslie Group. WE are working with SpaceLab to further develop the drawings so as to enable construction quotes to be prepared and discussed with Ainslie. We have a start but there is much work to be done to bring the project to fruition.
- Monthly medals – first of the new format events was held. There was around 40 in attendance which was a positive sign. Next event/s are scheduled for 3 September and 5 November. Please put these dates into your diary and try to attend. We want these to become an occasion where we celebrate our best performers and have a good time socially.
- Water Management Plan – Richard (Oliver) has the necessary information to progress the plan. It will be ready for consideration by Committee at the next meeting. Involved in this project are: Shane, Mark, Leo, Norm and myself.
- Words provided to the DGA to use in marketing for the Gungahlin Lakes Open events (Men’s and Women’s). Club Captain is to provide the event draw as soon as possible.
- Planning for the upcoming golfing year will commence very soon with the preparation the Members letter regarding subscriptions. Discussions to be held with Ainslie in early August.
- Members as at 13 July is 719.
- The Club has around $85,000 in its Golf Account. We are is a ‘good’ financial position.
- Upcoming events: 4BBB Matchplay numbers are good although there have been withdrawals for various reasons. Rules and handicap scenarios have been posed on FB and MiClub to assist with the competition. We will be holding a Yellow course event on Saturday the 13th of August. 4BBB Mixed foursomes will be held over 36 holes this year 21st/28th August. Entry forms have been printed and available outside Golf Office.
- Men’s and Women’s Open events: Planning for the Men’s and Women’s Open events is progressing well. We expect to have the entry forms completed during the week 18-22 July and distributed to both DGA and Golf NSW for advertisement on their websites. Entries will open on the 1st of August. Men’s entry will be $50/member and $70/visitor. Volunteers will be required for both the Men’s and Women’s events (spotters etc). Kevin will be starting the field from the 1st tee and then driving the course to Marshall.
- Pace of Play – Our “education” push will continue. Recent requests to ‘keep up with the group in front of you’ is beginning to have a positive effect.
- Multi tee events. Mike (Hogben) has prepared a paper for discussion. There is ongoing work required in terms of planning for these events to be more widely introduced. have these events available for members. We are discussing the running of these events with other clubs before we progress to multi-tee competitions.
- Bird Damage to parts of some fairways – Members have asked if the bird ‘damage” on the 11th, 12th and 13th holes can be marked as GUR. After discussion and consultation with the Greens committee, the Match Committee made the decision not to be treated as GUR for the following reasons: The damage appears to rarely affect the actual lie of the ball. There always tends to be a good surface that the ball rests on. There is currently a R&A rule for animal damage. If the ball comes to rest in an area that already meets the criteria for a drop, then can be taken in the normal course of play.
- Mark (Hynes) noted that there has been some positive feedback re the Greens – members seem happy with the current state of the course in general.
- Short discussion re the Kikuyu grass on the fairways – some remediation work will be required to remove this.
- Short discussion re the state of the short-mown grass bunker areas on the 2nd and 11th holes – some work may be required to level off the lowest points – as these are very prone to excess divots.
- Tree removal is progressing as planned.
- The WHS Incident Report form has been redesigned to ensure a unified process can be followed in the case of an incident/accident on the course. IN the case of an incident members are to complete the form and pass it to the Ainslie Duty Manager on the day. Thanks to Tracey for her work on this update to our existing processes.
- Good feedback continues on the white stripes that identify raised concrete edges on the pathways.
- Potential hazard to the side of the 13 Fairway is yet to be repaired. Remediation work to be discussed with Shane and actioned ASAP.
- Member Communications – Leo (Davies) updated the Committee on the current state of the Member suggestions. Leo noted the process for informing the members, this being – suggestions that came to Leo were farmed to relevant Sub Committee for consideration. Information then provided to Leo on outcome of discussion after which Leo goes back to the member who made the suggestion.
Other matters discussed…
- The Spike Bar – A number of issues have been discussed with Ainslie with the focus on making the Spike Bar a ‘better’ place to spend some time after golf. A range of initiative were discussed including key among these were the availability of early morning coffee (actioned and proving popular…remember to have some cash), the better availability of food for after golf, the refresh of furniture in the area and painting of the ceiling and outside walls of the Spike Bar area. Ainslie has agreed they will work with the Golf Club to address many of the issues raised taking account of costs.
- Cup Collars – member feedback on the trial of these on the Practice Green has not been positive with ‘lip-outs’ being members’ main concern. The Committee agreed that these will not be deployed more widely onto the course.
- Practice mats in the nets – It was agreed that we replace these. We will discuss with Shane and arrange the purchase of new mats.
A couple of things to update you on and for you to hopefully add into your diary.
Monthly Medal presentation – On Saturday we have the first of our new format Monthly Medal presentations. If you have been reading the updates you will know we are going to bi-monthly presentations hoping that we can make the presentations a more celebratory event. The next few presentations are scheduled for: 2 July (this Saturday), 3 September and 5 November.
The events will kick off at around 5.30 pm with hot nibbles served and the bar open (buy your own drinks). At 6.00 pm or as close to, we will welcome new members to the club and make the medal presentations.
Remember, instead of a door prize ($100) and a members badge draw ($100 which compounds to $500), there will be a member’s draw of $300 which to win, you will need to be in attendance. Numbers will continue to be drawn until someone in attendance wins. The $300 will be on an Ainslie card which you will be able to use anywhere in the club or at the Pro-shop.
It would be good to see a crowd in attendance to celebrate the achievement of our medal medal winners and welcome our new members.
Mid-year Lakeball – this is a fun golfing event scheduled for this Sunday (3 July) which is followed by a sausage sizzle. In summary, the event has an 8.30 am shotgun start followed by a sausage sizzle and the event is open to players in all membership categories.
We look forward to seeing a full field.
Recent posts – Can I encourage you to read through the recent website posts on a wide range of topics from various members of the Committee. They provide useful information for all of our members.
- 2023 Annual General Meeting (30-11-2023)
- 2023 GLGC Women’s Open Day – Thursday 21 September (24-08-2023)
- 2023 GLGC Men’s Open (22-08-2023)
- Changes to process for signing score cards post Covid19 (27-04-2023)
- Men’s Open Results (20-09-2022)
- 2022 Club Champs (14-09-2022)
- Member Update – 31 August 2022 (31-08-2022)
- 2022 Gungahlin Lakes Opens (25-07-2022)
- Member Update – 22 July 2022 (22-07-2022)
- Member Update – 28 June 2022 (28-06-2022)
Gungahlin Lakes Women’s Amateur Open Day cancelled
Tree stump grinding Temporary Local rule
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