Barbara O Brien Secretary Minute Secretary for All Sub-Committee Meetings

Barbara O Brien Secretary Minute Secretary for All Sub-Committee Meetings

January 2013

Dear Members

With the election of the management committee at the AGM on 26th October I have tried to allocate areas of management for each member old and new.

Chris Kennard – Vice President – insurance, pro shop, veterans, buggy sheds and finance

Barbara O’Brien – Secretary – minute secretary for all sub-committee meetings

Richard Fairley – Treasurer – finance committee, audit, contracts, purchasing and budgets

Eddie Riggs – Captain – match committee chair, juniors

Vicki Lacey – Vice-Captain,Match Committee, finance and Chair Gardens Committee.

David Caulton – Greens Director – W.H.S, course, water contract, machinery replacement, finance – budgets.

Lola Hargreave – Committee – house, publicity, ladies representative

Mick Cranny – Committee – house (chair), finance, budgets and corporate sponsorship.

John Halberstater – President – ex-officio all meetings, project officer (contracts, Pineapple Patch), Cart management.

Nev Jones – has agreed to continue to assist in sponsorship.

Many important projects are in the planning stage.

In order of priority:- Access Road – ($ 100,000.00 - $ 150,000.00)

  • Expansion of Pro Shop ($ 30,000.00 - $ 40,000.00)
  • No 7 Garden ($ 2,000.00 - $ 3,000.00)
  • Cement Cart Paths ($ 10,000.00 - $ 15,000.00 / year)
  • Replacement Obsolete Irrigation Control Panels ($ 60,000.00 - $ 70,000.00)

These projects can only be completed as finance provides as the budget for maintenance ($ 700,000.00) will not be compromised.

The following initiatives will be employed.

1. Road drainage – Veteran’s $ 20,000.00 – 4 x $ 20,000.00 investments by members over 4 years. NBN Tower $ 10,000.00/year, water tank sale $ 5000.00, club $ 20,000.00 if needed – fund raising $ 5,000.00.

In December we introduced a capital levy of $ 1.00 for members and $ 2.00 per social player. This levy is expected to raise $ 35,000.00 / year to cover the other capital projects mentioned above.

The most unpleasant events of the last 3 months has been the effect of the commonly referred to ‘Mango Madness’ that has seen the escalation of criticisms of all members of Management by ill informed individuals. Your club is under excellent management and if anyone wants a job in management it can be arranged. It would be appreciated if members with experience would help those of us who need it.

One bright note I would like to bring to members attention is the wonderful lengths our catering staff go to provide very reasonable meals for our members and achieve good profits from events that allows us to provide better facilities. Starr and Co chase specials on offer and are renowed for their tasty and value for money cuisine.

Also there has been an increase in volunteer support within your club. This is very pleasing and a special thank you to Bruce Cook and Trevor Renata for their organisation. For insurance purposes, volunteers are required to sign in each day.

As you can see there is a lot more to running your club than golf events. I wish you all a happy golfing year and assure you all members of management and staff endeavour to provide the best possible conditions for your enjoyment.

John Halberstater


Around the Course – Jan 2013


#3 Green is progressing well – the green is completed, new drainage works for the bunkers and new irrigation sprinklers will be completed within the next week, leaving only sand to be placed in the bunkers.

The green should be back in use for Opening Day in the first week of February.

Thank you all for your perseverance whilst the works have been taking place.

Course Machinery

We are in the process of replacing our oldest greens mower and the Toro Workman with new machines from Toro. As with all of the other machines these new machines will be leased over a 4 year period, with the machines becoming our property at the end of the lease period ( with no “Balloon” payments).

Course Drainage Works and Cart Tracks

We are in the process of developing a works program for the upgrading of the cart/buggy tracks to commence after the “wet season”. This program will be funded from the Improvements Levy introduced at the beginning of December.

It is still disappointing to see club members disregarding signs advising “No Carts” and directional signs.

Where cart tracks have been built, please use them, park on the tracks and not on the grass nearer the green.

*** A big thank you to staff , management committee members and men and women volunteers for the huge clean up of the course after the recent record rain and wind event.

To restore the course to a playable condition after only three days was a mammoth effort from all involved.

The large stack of timer at the front gate and on course is a testament to the amount of work as it all had to be done by hand.

Thank you all.

Dave Caulton- Greens Director


Happy New Year Golfers. This is my first newsletter as Club Captain and I will endeavour to do the best of my ability over the next 2 years, so lets begin 2013 on a good note and try to make our golf club a happy relaxing leisure golf club and enjoy the game.

I would like thank all members for the support given to our Wednesday and Saturday competitions. Our numbers are up over the past 3 months compared to previous years.

You may have noticed that over past 12 months there have been many improvements carried out right across the course including a list of the following:

*New signage and seats on various tees.

*New drainage across a number of fairways.

*Our new No.3 green which should be ready by mid February.

*Our New No.16 Tee which is already in use.

*Our new Cart storage shed which is near capacity.

All of these projects have come at a substantial cost, and without the support of the many volunteers who dedicated their time, effort and various skills and abilities these projects would not have been achieved. A big thank you should go out to the ground staff, the greens director, the Course superintendent, the volunteers and the club president who without his leadership and drive we would still be treading water. Congratulations to all those involved. A huge thank you to Ian Anderson for donating his time and machinery.

To assist our dedicated course staff I would like to ask you to show consideration and professionalism by REPAIRING YOUR DIVOTS and taking sand buckets with you during your round, there are sand refillers at every tee. Kindly return the sand buckets to the No.1 and No.10 tees on the completion of your round. DO NOT TAKE THEM HOME.

Please take more care in filling in your score cards, signing of the cards and also writing clear and concise on nearest the pin cards. It would also be beneficial to members of the starters box if markers included their own score on the card that they are marking. Players should also observe one anothers signing of the cards to avoid DISQUALIFICATION.

For those members who are not aware, there have been changes to the gardens around the No.4 green where under (RULE 1 (28c) there are NO LONGER DROP ZONES IN THAT AREA. You play the ball as it lies or you take a PENALTY drop out of the garden no closer to the hole, in line with the flag and the original lie.

I would like to mention our administration, kitchen and bar staff, we are very fortunate to have such people who are extremely multi-skilled in all facets of the duties they perform, from food preparation and serving of drinks to keep us members trim, to the running of private functions. Well done Wendy and the girls and Aaron.

On a final note I would like to remind all members that the confines of the club inside those fences is a PUBLIC PLACE including the road. Even though you have a privately owned registered cart or are in charge of one of the clubs cart, the driver must be the holder of a car licence and must not drink whilst in charge of the vehicle, and will be held liable in the case of an accident, injury to any person or damage to another vehicle or club property




The end of 2012, in October , it was all green and yellow, we competed in our Pineapple Foursomes with otherclubs visiting and having a festive time with lots of pineapples, raffles and prizes, best dressed and best hat, a great day had by all.

We have had some great days through October with trophy donations from Bev MacFarlane, Denise Trott, AnnetteRenard Lyn Hamilton. Much appreciated.

In November ,we celebrated Melbourne Cup Day with all members joining the ladies on the Tuesday with a 12 hole stableford , Raffles, Best hat & shirt, Calcutta and Sweeps topped off with a great lunch provided by Starr & Co. With lots of decorations and atmosphere everyone got right into the swing of things. I can’t wait for next year to make it even bigger and better.

Our lovely trophy donors for November were Beryl Thomas, Di Bennett and on our Closing Day MargDunphy and Lorna Quigley. Thank you ladies for your donations.

The Ladies celebrated the end of the year with a colourful traditional Christmas party on November 26. We played games, sand and gave gifts. It was an exciting and fulfilling day. With the funds raised throughout the year with our raffles, the meal was provided free of charge to the ladies as a small thank you for the donations of trophies during the whole year. Our trophy presentation was also held on this day with a photo gallery of winners and snapshots of the year posted on the ladies noticeboard.

The year has flown by but in all honesty, I have enjoyed it immensely and am already jumping with ideas for the New Year. I hope the ladies have enjoyed it too and both Val and I are looking forward to February 5 when we start back into a new year of golf.

We will be welcoming back the ladies back on Tuesday 5th February with a 4BBB Satbleford with trophies kindly donated by Betty Dann and Lesley Heap followed by lunch.

We have a nomination sheet on the board and would love to see any new members and all our existing members to come and have a great day.

With the start of the new year, the ladies swill be back brighter than ever with a new club shirt and I have to say they look fantastic.

I can’t wait for our ladies to step out to our fellow clubs and play their opens and see a sea of pink.

Yours in Golf

Nadine Battilana

Yeppoon On Course Pro Shop

The New Year is now well and truly in full swing.

I would like to offer best wishes for all Members and their families for 2013.

Thank you for your support and making me feel very welcome since commencing as your new golf professional at Yeppoon Golf Club in 2012.

2013 New Year Specials

TaylorMade RBZ Bonded Drivers $199

TaylorMade R11 Irons$699

Wilson Staff D:25 Golf Balls $29.95 per doz.

Wilson Profile Ladies Package$399

Golf Buddy GPS$199

25% off Cleveland Blackl Precision Forged Wedges Were $159 now $119

New arrivals in Store.

  • TaylorMade R BladezIrons
  • Cleveland 588 RTX Wedges
  • Ping Anser Driver
  • Titleist 913 Drivers

“If we haven’t got what you want in store, just ask and we will do our best to get it for you at a great price.”

Good golfing and we look forward to seeing you out on the course.

Kind Regards

Jason Mulligan

Yeppoon Head Professional


After her successful Capricorn Resort Junior Summer classic win qualifying for the Aaron Baddeley tournament later in the year. , Yeppoon Junior golfer Sarah Antcliff is starting to make her presence felt on the Queensland junior golfing stage as she has recently competed in the Coolum junior Classic on 14 & 15th. January scoring an 83 gross score each of the two rounds to win gross runner up, Sarah then teed off in the Caboolture open on Thursday 17th. January and finished with a gross score of 2 over the card 74 -- 2 behind winner Annie Choi of Sanctuary Cove on a course that is a 72 par with a 74 Calculated course rating, indicating it is a tough golf course. This result has given Sarah an entry into the 4 round invincible tournament in September at some of the top course on the Sunshine Coast, Noosa Springs, Peregian Waters, Twin Waters.

From Caboolture Sarah then teed off in the Royal Queensland Junior Open winning with a 77 gross score which qualifies her to compete in the 2013 Greg Norman Junior Masters.Sarah current form will make her the lowest junior female handicap players in Central Queensland after competing in the 2012 Greg Norman Junior Masters in December on a handicap of 8, now finds herself playing on a handicap of 5. Congratulations Sarah.


02/2/13Club’s Annual Opening Day

11/2/13NBN Community Consultation at Yeppoon Golf Clubhouse – Proposed Tower for Yeppoon Golf Club Site

16/2/13 Private Function – guests arrive from 5.30 pm (Approx 60 guests)

2/3/13Private Function – guests arrived from 6pm (Approx 50 guests)

17/3/13 Yeppoon Coast Guard Charity Golf Day

******Fixtures February & March Next Page

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60-100% back on general dental services for BUPA members with extras*

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Saturday and evening appointments

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