".....it (Port Fairy) is the best value golf in the world - without question."  Golf Australia

NEWS for 29 April 2010

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'Belfast Classic'
The annual Belfast Classic event was conducted over Saturday and Sunday of the Anzac weekend.
A smaller number took part this year due to the altered timing however the golfing and competition between this group of seasoned members and their guests, together with the inevitable social activities that follow, resulted in memorable weekend.
Funds raised by this group are donated to the clubs junior program through the 'Alec Calvert Junior Development Fund'.
Over the past three years the fund has grown to some $5500 which will secure junior development within the club.
Many thanks to all involved. 

Ongoing Course Works
In the desire to continually improve our course and to maximise our standing within the golfing community the hard working ground staff under the direction of Course Superintendant, John McIlroy, are undertaking some major works over the next few months.
Projects include the extension of the watering system through to the seventeenth fairway and the removal of trees around the practise fairway.
One major project which would have gone unnoticed by many golfers was the 'oversowing' of the 10th and 12th fairway with an alternative grass seed mixture.
This was conducted speedily by a group of contractors and we will need to be patient to see the full effects in spring.

Photo: Oversowing the 10th and 12th fairways with a new seed mix


Club Championships
Round one of the women's Club Championships are being held on Thursday 29th April whilst subsequent rounds will resume in two weeks time to avoid 'May Race Week'.
Final entries for the men's Club Championship are due by Saturday 7 May with round one scheduled for Saturday 15 May.


NEWS for 22 April 2010

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Red Cross Charity Day
Twenty eight teams from across the district came to support the annual charity day on Thursday 15 April.
Funds this year were again directed to 'Red Cross' with a total from entry fees, raffles and trading table exceeding $2000.

Photo: Winning Charity Day Team with local Red Cross representative Maureen Beattie (left)




Calm conditions conducive to impressive scoring
With calmer conditions prevailing Saturday's Stroke event resulted in a string of very impressive scores.
Of the 165 player tacking to the course more than 50 returned nett scores of 72 or better, with a nett of two under required to receive a ball in the ball competition.
One standout score was from Paul Farley, C grade, with a nett 63 whilst both Evan McLaren and Tony Allen scored 'Eagles' at the 13th hole.

Club Championships
Members are reminded that championship time is quickly approaching with entries closing Thursday 22 April for women and Friday 7 May for the men.


NEWS for 15 April 2010

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New Handicapping System
Regular golfers would be aware that players handicaps were frozen after Easter for two days for Golf Australia to introduce the new golf handicap system.
The new system uses the best 10 of a players last 20 rounds and was introduced over the weekend. Many players were keen to sign on and find if they benefited from the recalculations.
Phil Du Guesclin tested the system to its limits by recording the round of his life with 49 points on Wednesday whilst the system was off air.
The new calculations initially sent Phil's handicap out by half a stroke whilst his performance on Wednesday returned it back by one and a half.
You sure picked the right week Phil!

School Holidays
A number of younger golfers have made the most of the past weeks during school holidays and although Victorian schools are back, visitors from South Australia continue to introduce younger people to the joys of golf.
A large contingent from South Australia's Mount Osmond Golf Club based themselves in Port Fairy during the week and enjoyed the course and hospitality of the club.

Photo: A visiting party from Mount Osmond Golf Club. SA


Club Championships
Members are reminded that championship time is quickly approaching with entries closing Thursday 22 April for women and Friday 7 May for the men.



NEWS for 8 April 2010

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L'Oreal Day
Women's golf on Thursday 01 April was the annual 'L'Oreal Day' Stableford event.
The shot gun start format ensured golfers returned to the club house together for afternoon tea and presentations.
Gail Sedgley from 'McLeans Pharmacy' presented the winners from each grade with gift packs as trophies for the days play. 

Photo: Gail Sedgley from McLean's Pharmacy presents Judy Stephens, Vi Fenwich and Isabelle Pitman with trophies as winners of the 'L'Oreal Day' competition

Busy Easter.
Visitor sto the Port Fairy Golf Links this Easter holiday period exceeded expectations yet again with the popularity of the course bringing golfers from across South Eastern Australia to enjoy Port Fairy.
These visitor numbers were complemented with our own Social Club on its regular Easter Monday time slot with a secret draw Stableford whilst both Men's and Women's Pennant competitions are in recess  over the break.



NEWS for 1 April 2010

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Another Day ; Another Course
Two 'Kiwi' golfers, Michael Goldstein and Jamie Patton, have taken on the challenge of playing a different golf course ever day of the year throughout 2010.
That's 365 courses in 365 days throughout New Zealand, Australia, the USA, Europe and Asia.

Michael and Jamie spend day 87 playing with club president, John Rahilly, and club manager, Trevor Brown, last Sunday at Port Fairy.
The golfers efforts are helping the New Zealand Children's charity 'First Tee' and their exploits can be followed on http://www.puregolf2010.com/ .
Members are encouraged to take a look at their web page where Jamie has placed a comprehensive review of their day and their opinion of our course.
It reinforces the belief that our visitors hold us in high regard and it was interesting to note that many advisors recommended that Port Fairy be visited in such an epic journey.

Photo: 'Kiwis' Michael Goldstein and Jamie Patton




March Monthly Medal
The first of the years monthly medals was decided for the Women's golf on Thursday 25 March.
The first winner, Di Grieves in B Grade, has set a very high standard with an outstanding nett 61.

Photo: March Medal winner Di Grieves


Women's Pennant Begins.
Monday 29 March was the first round for Division 1 and Division 4 in the WGWD competition.
Both Port Fairy teams were successful in their respective matches and have started the year well.

Meanwhile in the men's pennant competition Round 2 returned another week of mixed results with three wins and three defeats. 

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