January 2017 Newsletter

Message from the President:

Well the Tamar Valley Junior Cup has been run and won. A really big thanks to Peter Blazely who along with his band of volunteers presented our course at its best, well done indeed.


Graham Moloney as Tournament Director had things running smoothly. The usual volunteers made the event happen and a big thanks to them all.


Some minor repairs will be done soon around the Clubhouse which hopefully will not impact on the general day to day running of the Club.


As advised the cart levy has, for the moment, been abandoned and the committee will revisit this to raise funds to make pathways not cart paths for all to use.


Drainage issues and water storage on the course will be addressed shortly and it is hoped this will not interfere with play too much, if at all. .… Murray Lehner, President.


Co-Captains Report:

The Tamar Valley Junior Cup was held at Greens Beach over 3 days – 15th to the 17th January with 47 juniors competing.  Players came from Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia along with our own Tasmanian entrants.  The boys event was won by Mitch Varley from Queensland followed closely by Harrison Crowe from New South Wales.  The girls event was won by our own Tasmanian Zahara Lemon from the Tasmanian Golf Club with Casey Cook from New South Wales a very close second.


Events like this just don’t happen with a lot of people involved.  Our sincere appreciation goes out to the Tournament Director, Graham Moloney and all the helpers over the 3 days – airport pickups, monitors out on the course, assistance in the Clubhouse and the Ladies manning the kitchen.


A big thank you also to those members who helped out with billets.


As Graham Moloney quoted in the paper “The Greens Beach Golf Club came out on top as I think everyone was impressed with the event.” …. Terry Jordan & Richard Landherr, Co-Captains.


Course Report:

The course has dried up considerably, however we have had just enough rain to keep things green without excessive watering.


We have had a busy start to 2017 with the Junior Cup and I believe the course was in pretty good condition!  I would like to thank all the volunteers who turned up to help out with edging and resanding the bunkers prior to the Junior Cup.  I would particularly like to acknowledge the assistance Peter Lowe has given me over the last month to get the course ready.  Also thank you to Peter Kerslake and Peter Byrne who turned up every morning during the Junior Cup to do the bunkers, your help was greatly appreciated.

Peter Blazely, Greenkeeper.
Ladies Golf News:

Greens Beach Golf Club has just experienced a wonderful three days, 15th to 17th January, hosting the Tamar Valley Junior Cup and we have provided food for the players and supporters during this period.  This event is one of our major fundraisers for the year and once again it was successful.   Thank you to our ladies who helped in ‘the canteen’ over this period.


Sunday, 22nd January is our Breast and Prostate Cancer Fundraiser (Guest Day), 10 am shotgun start, Stableford competition, teams of 4, $10 per player. Also we will have novelty events and a raffle.  There will be a Barbeque Lunch available, for golfers and non-golfers, we just need to know if you are coming (ring the Club house 6383 9102 to rsvp).  All proceeds go to Breast and Prostate Cancer Research.  Make up a team of four and come along and join in.


Our 2017 season will commence on Tuesday, 24th January with a 4BBB, 9.00 am for 9.30 start.

Joan Wesson, President.


Social & Fundraising News:

Christmas Raffle

Our bumper Christmas Raffle was drawn at Chrissy Cheer and Celebration of our Club Champions on the 16th December.  The winner was Faye Carey, congratulations Faye.  The Guess the Weight of the Cakes was drawn on the 23rd December and the winner was Phil Neville who was the closest with 2.69 kgs.  The actual weight was 2.7 kgs.  A big thank you to Joan Wesson for making the cakes.


Chrissy Cheer & Celebration of our Club Champions Presentation Evening:

70 people attended this event with guest speaker Mack Blazely.  Mack spoke passionately about Riverside High School’s trip to Cambodia and Vietnam earlier this year.  He certainly inspired all in the room, thank you Mack.  Our Club Champions were also acknowledged and congratulations go to all our winners.  A big thank you must also go out to all our lady members who helped with the preparation of food and serving on the night.  It certainly was a wonderful evening.


New Year’s Eve

The Club saw in the New Year in style with the help of our very own ‘The Beach Band.’  140 people attended and a good night was had by all.  Our sincere thanks go out to Rob Luckey and ‘The Beach Band’ – Ross, Rowlie, Rick, Lindsey and Lockie.  To our lady members who helped prepare and serve the supper and the clean up the following day a big thank you.


Trivia Night – Friday, 20th January

Geoff and Chris Arnott, Jos Hewitt and Mike Castley are hosting this event and it is sold out, how good is that!  Thank you Geoff, Chris, Jos and Mike.


Paella Fiesta – Friday, 24th February

We are excited to announce that one of our major events for the year will be a “Paella Fiesta” at the Club on Friday, 24th February.  This is a ticketed event with information to come out in the next week.  Once you get the information be quick as tickets will sell fast.


Australia Day Celebrations

Looking to be part of Australia Day Celebrations at Greens Beach?  The West Tamar Council along with the Lions Club of Beauty Point will hold activities on the beach and near the Caravan Park between 10.00 am and 2.00 pm on Thursday, 26th Australia.  A great day for the kids.




Green Waste Disposal Area

The Green Waste Disposal Area is open on the 3rd Sunday of each month.  Due to the juniors being here this last weekend the Green Waste was not open on the 15th January.  It will be open this Sunday, 22nd January.  We apologise for any inconvenience.


We will return to the normal 3rd Sunday in February.