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dc68
12th October 2010, 05:09 PM
Ok I think if Shavemeister can do the deal all we need is the dates?


Let's get this rolling!!




I can't wait.

TourFit
12th October 2010, 05:21 PM
Give it a couple of weeks...

...some of the boys haven't sobered up yet! Or dried out.

Grunt
12th October 2010, 05:23 PM
Out of School Holidays - all states would be my only request.

mike
12th October 2010, 05:33 PM
Hold it in Cairns. Brisbane weather is shit.

PeteyD
12th October 2010, 05:39 PM
Don't hold it on Cairns. Mike would come ;)

The weekend was chosen as they are supposed to be doing green renos this weekend. Shavey was going to wait until he has that information before sorting dates and seeing if he can wrangle us the same deal.

Dotty
12th October 2010, 05:45 PM
Out of School Holidays - all states would be my only request.
Road trip !

Grunt
12th October 2010, 05:50 PM
Road trip !

As always Dotty, Still spewing I missed this years.

Ned
12th October 2010, 05:51 PM
As always Dotty, Still spewing I missed this years.

The Bourbon Monster was spewing several times and he made the trip!!!!!!!!!!

shavey
12th October 2010, 05:56 PM
Already sent the email thanks to the club and reno request this morning... I'd be thinking the super would have a rough idea when so it will most probably be around the same time.

Dennis
12th October 2010, 09:09 PM
You guys should all head south to Melbourne. you cant trust the weather up north

timah!
12th October 2010, 09:18 PM
I'm in!

shavey
12th October 2010, 09:37 PM
I'm in!

Knew you'd be hooked.. was great you could make it even though you had the best of the weather...

Sunday would have tested your love of ozgolf like it did for some others...

petethepilot
12th October 2010, 10:36 PM
Shavey, you are an Oz Golf legend for organising. Thanks again for your efforts. Anywhere, anytime will be fine!

Pete

markTHEblake
12th October 2010, 11:52 PM
Shavey, was there another reason to have the champs so early instead of november around 4 weeks after renovations?

BrisVegas
13th October 2010, 07:03 AM
Don't lock it in yet. We need some banter and alternative debate!

Ferrins
13th October 2010, 07:05 AM
I'll take it

sms316
13th October 2010, 07:07 AM
I'll take it

In the eye, or somewhere else?

BrisVegas
13th October 2010, 07:12 AM
I'll take it

This isn't the pro shop mate. :wink:

Ferrins
13th October 2010, 07:17 AM
How about a golf course near the Gap
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=skrnDGl1LxQ&feature=related

shavey
13th October 2010, 08:40 AM
Shavey, was there another reason to have the champs so early instead of november around 4 weeks after renovations?

Hotel was busy after this period and I'd prefer to wait at least 6 weeks after reno to combat any setbacks with weather.

timah!
13th October 2010, 09:03 AM
Knew you'd be hooked.. was great you could make it even though you had the best of the weather...

Sunday would have tested your love of ozgolf like it did for some others...

:grin:

I had a great time Sat, am looking forward to next year, so I can set aside the whole weekend to playing!

timah!
13th October 2010, 09:04 AM
Shavey, was there another reason to have the champs so early instead of november around 4 weeks after renovations?

AndyP reckoned it was to try and avoid the hotter weather. I think that was successfully achieved!

PeteyD
13th October 2010, 09:09 AM
Play Pelican on Friday too, unless we can get on Caloundra. Anything else is too far away.

AndyP
13th October 2010, 09:11 AM
I thought there was some agreement to playing an easier course on the Friday. Beerwah isn't too far away.

timah!
13th October 2010, 09:11 AM
Unless we could get (and afford) 2 days at Hyatt Coolum! :D

Is there a dinky par 3 night golf course anywhere up the coast? Could make for an interesting Fri night 'pre champs' round!

PeteyD
13th October 2010, 09:14 AM
I thought there was some agreement to playing an easier course on the Friday. Beerwah isn't too far away.

Play off the reds :D

I am thunking it is easy to play and stay without having to drive.

AndyP
13th October 2010, 09:16 AM
So you can make it three full days of drinking instead of two?

Daves
13th October 2010, 09:23 AM
Unless we could get (and afford) 2 days at Hyatt Coolum! :D

Is there a dinky par 3 night golf course anywhere up the coast? Could make for an interesting Fri night 'pre champs' round!

There is Tanawha Valley Par 3 course not all that far away. No night golf though.

http://www.iseekgolf.com/courses/2574-tanawha-valley-par-3

Beerwah sounds like a possible.

PeteyD
13th October 2010, 09:25 AM
So you can make it three full days of drinking instead of two?

And the issue is?

It avoids the traffic riddled run after a 12:00 game on Friday.

AndyP
13th October 2010, 09:28 AM
There is Tanawha Valley Par 3 course not all that far away. No night golf though.

http://www.iseekgolf.com/courses/2574-tanawha-valley-par-3

Beerwah sounds like a possible.
Glenview is closer.

http://www.iseekgolf.com/courses/1760-glenview-par-3-golf-course

PeteyD
13th October 2010, 09:32 AM
Caloundra makes a lot of sense for the Fri game.

Indeed it does. Would depend on rate and if we have to play off yellow

sms316
13th October 2010, 09:36 AM
Indeed it does. Would depend on rate and if we have to play off yellow

And it is about 600m from my place. Pre-game BBQ???

timah!
13th October 2010, 09:38 AM
And it is about 600m from my place. Pre-game BBQ???

And Post?

With hired Beer Wimmens? :grin:

(Think big, its the champs!)

PeteyD
13th October 2010, 09:39 AM
Smells good.

solarman
13th October 2010, 09:40 AM
Doesn't really matter to me as I will undoubtedly win the NAGA anyway apparently.

solarman
13th October 2010, 09:43 AM
Caloundra makes a lot of sense for the Fri game.

Seriously, who has themselves in their avatar. Did you make those pants from an old tablecloth or where they your grandma's curtains.:razz:

PeteyD
13th October 2010, 09:43 AM
Nah Bob. If you play a full round both days you won't.

timah!
13th October 2010, 09:43 AM
Doesn't really matter to me as I will undoubtedly win the NAGA anyway apparently.

Not if we can get Yossarian over!

kingslayer33
13th October 2010, 09:58 AM
Seriously, who has themselves in their avatar.

you mean that isn't you in yours solarman? :razz:

Eag's
13th October 2010, 10:19 AM
Where ever we play on the Fri, let's make it the shortest trip possible.

PeteyD
13th October 2010, 10:25 AM
Agreed. That would be Caloundra (if not Pelican Waters, but I guess the visitors would want to play somewhere else).

BrisVegas
13th October 2010, 10:39 AM
What about a City GC & Middle Ridge double? You could play anywhere in Brissie on Friday and cruise up there for Friday night frivolities. Bugger all traffic to Toowoomba.

There's on course accom now at City and the best clubhouse/bistro/pub-TAB in Australia.

PeteyD
13th October 2010, 10:41 AM
Can we get 60 on either on saturday?

Daves
13th October 2010, 10:42 AM
What about a City GC & Middle Ridge double? You could play anywhere in Brissie on Friday and cruise up there for Friday night frivolities. Bugger all traffic to Toowoomba.

There's on course accom now at City and the best clubhouse/bistro/pub-TAB in Australia.

OK for those that live in Toowoomba's eastern suburbs I guess!;)

BrisVegas
13th October 2010, 10:49 AM
we're still at spitballing stage guys. Reading through everyone's highs and lows from this years champs, there's was little talk about the course. It was all about the after hours activities. City GC is a good venue in that respect and drinks are cheaper than the Crowne Plaza prices, no doubt. It's just an idea.

daves - you can always play Brooky on the friday on your way up Toowoomba. It's just over an hour up the hill from there. It took that long to get from Horton to Pelican.

AndyP
13th October 2010, 10:50 AM
Oakey/Dalby double?

PeteyD
13th October 2010, 10:51 AM
Maybe we should look to country courses. Goondi or somewhere like that? Probably too far out though.

solarman
13th October 2010, 10:56 AM
That cuts deep mate..and I thought we were friends.

Remember, I have no friends....just people who know me.:o

solarman
13th October 2010, 10:58 AM
Im working on an option for northern nsw.
Murbah...Ocean Shores....Mullumbimby...Byron and maybe even Ballina in the mix.
Just an option of course but I think its worth a discussion.

I think smaller country courses would put together great deals to make it happen...and that doesn't mean $22 for a shit club sandwich. (sorry eagsy I didn't rate it much)

I'm with you...only because you are my friend !!8-)

jaybam
13th October 2010, 11:04 AM
Tenterfield??? Great set up down there.

Jarro
13th October 2010, 11:04 AM
Im working on an option for northern nsw.
Murbah...Ocean Shores....Mullumbimby...Byron and maybe even Ballina in the mix.
Just an option of course but I think its worth a discussion.

I think smaller country courses would put together great deals to make it happen...and that doesn't mean $22 for a shit club sandwich. (sorry eagsy I didn't rate it much)

jarro likes this idea 8)

PeteyD
13th October 2010, 11:05 AM
Could we get a double at Ocean Shores, Murba on the Friday? Maybe another course on thursday?

timah!
13th October 2010, 11:06 AM
Could we get a double at Ocean Shores, Murba on the Friday? Maybe another course on thursday?

I was just going to say, a double for Ocean Shores would be a decent weekend.

Moe Norman
13th October 2010, 11:07 AM
I like the country track idea.

Would be good to do a club a favour, while they do us a favour at the same time!

Anywhere we can get our booze on BYO is a good idea.

CobraSS
13th October 2010, 11:07 AM
Get Ferrin's to hook up a Tenterfield play and stay deal, cheap on course accom, good track, cheap piss, cheap and good quality food at the in clubhouse restraunt, free golf, cheap carts, you know it makes sense. :smt023

timah!
13th October 2010, 11:07 AM
And Ocean Shores has a bowling green! :D

Moe Norman
13th October 2010, 11:32 AM
Murwillumbah is a great little track.

On another note, is there a problem with Bribie and staying at Fairways?

If we give them enough notice can we get on both days?

Eag's
13th October 2010, 11:39 AM
Rich, I like the sound of that, I would have no problem heading to one of the smaller country tracks.

dc68
13th October 2010, 12:22 PM
My idea is that we'd have a group large enough to book out a whole motel complex which takes the pressure off being too rowdy. Of course it would be a damn site less shiny than Pelican and Crown but I keep getting told its all about the people and not the course.
For this to happen though a bus would have to be in the mix but I think that would improve the whole event piling clubs into a bus and trekking off for a short run to the next venue. The option would of course be there for guys to drive themselves.
Mullum is a fairly average course but has a great Thai restaurant in the clubhouse and would do a great meal..potential Fri night thing.

I'll get more info and post soon.

And for those not aware of the courses there I would certainlyput Murwillumbah and Ocean Shores ahead of Horton Park on a pecking order..Ballina is about the same...and Mullum is pretty basic.


Don't even think it!!!!!

Although I like the idea.

haysey
13th October 2010, 12:25 PM
FWIW. I have a licence to drive up to a 24 seater. Happy to put my hand up if required.

Bruce
13th October 2010, 12:37 PM
2 x country tracks could be great fun.

Jarro
13th October 2010, 12:39 PM
2 x country tracks could be great fun.

Absolutely :)

I think this idea really needs to be run past the interstate visitors for approval first.

Bruce
13th October 2010, 12:41 PM
Absolutely :)

I think this idea really needs to be run past the interstate visitors for approval first.

Aren't I one of them?

Jarro
13th October 2010, 12:43 PM
Aren't I one of them?

Well d'uh :roll:

... but you aren't the only one are you ?

goughy
13th October 2010, 12:45 PM
The problem with the Toowoomba idea is the Saturday game. Not that I've been to either in a while, but I doubt you'd get 44 to 60 of us on on a Saturday arvo at either course! The best chance we'd have is at City if G69 can do some shmoozing and they have plenty of notice. May get 60 on Middle Ridge on a Sunday though! They've let me take social groups out in the middle of the Sunday comp, and even have social and comp players mixed. And when I've played a Sunday it hasn't seemed that busy.

Me, I like Club Pelican while we can get that deal. But I don't mind the idea of maybe finding another 'affordable' venue for Saturday night. Heck, I can stick the seats in my van and ferry back and forth if not too far away.

goughy
13th October 2010, 12:47 PM
The ferrying option is on offer as long as it's somewhere I'm driving too.

dc68
13th October 2010, 12:56 PM
FWIW. I have a licence to drive up to a 24 seater. Happy to put my hand up if required.


Keep in mind you would need to have 0.0 BAC if transporting pax mate.

dc68
13th October 2010, 12:58 PM
I think.

Daves
13th October 2010, 01:07 PM
I think.

You are correct;

http://www.tmr.qld.gov.au/Safety/Driver-guide/Alcohol-and-drugs/Anti-drink-driving.aspx

BrisVegas
13th October 2010, 01:10 PM
Keep in mind you would need to have 0.0 BAC if transporting pax mate.

Do you get breathalised before a shift ?? :shock: Or is a cleansing spew good enough?

haysey
13th October 2010, 01:14 PM
Keep in mind you would need to have 0.0 BAC if transporting pax mate.


You are correct;

http://www.tmr.qld.gov.au/Safety/Driver-guide/Alcohol-and-drugs/Anti-drink-driving.aspx


Hmmm. Point made. There's no way I'd have been at zero BAC on both mornings last weekend I suppose.

dc68
13th October 2010, 01:41 PM
Do you get breathalised before a shift ?? :shock: Or is a cleansing spew good enough?

Nah we don't but I would never have been in danger, I'm not stupid.

henno
13th October 2010, 02:29 PM
I'm out.











Just kidding. After this year's debacle there is no way I'm missing out on 2011.

PeteyD
13th October 2010, 02:39 PM
Smells real good.

goughy
13th October 2010, 02:41 PM
Only issue would be when Leon's day would be on. Normally it would be earlier in the year. Circumstances changed it this year. Gives me a year to find a hc!

just
13th October 2010, 02:43 PM
Any legs ?

I have two, they're pretty good when I shave them and wear stockings.

Sounds good except for the bit about south east Ipswich.

Moe Norman
13th October 2010, 02:57 PM
I like the smell of what you're cooking Dicky.

We can even go to the famous Spotted Cow for a few bevvies!

PeteyD
13th October 2010, 03:00 PM
Now you are splitting the group up ... SPLITTERS

BrisVegas
13th October 2010, 03:01 PM
FFS. Monday games now?! All I feel like doing on a Monday after the champs is having a snooze.

AndyP
13th October 2010, 03:08 PM
Are we prejudiced against non-AGU members?

PeteyD
13th October 2010, 03:09 PM
Valid point. How many besides Goughy have no AGU handicrap?

AndyP
13th October 2010, 03:12 PM
timah! didn't, but will soon. I don't think jaybam had a live one either.
I don't know how many we would be excluding come next year.

PeteyD
13th October 2010, 03:12 PM
It is a concern if we require one.

sms316
13th October 2010, 03:14 PM
Anyone without one can just use Jack's golflink number.

sms316
13th October 2010, 03:18 PM
Can sheilas play?

(using Toowoomba lingo).

PeteyD
13th October 2010, 03:21 PM
They will let you if you ask nicely SMS.

just
13th October 2010, 03:22 PM
Can sheilas play?

(using Toowoomba lingo).
If you don't wear your push up bra we might be able to sneak you on.

Courty
13th October 2010, 03:39 PM
I like what the Dick is cooking!

Sydney Hacker
13th October 2010, 03:41 PM
Maryborough/Hervey Bay might also be an option for you. I would be very surprised if Maryborough couldn't get you all on on a Saturday afternoon.

20 minutes to the bay afterwards and plenty of options for decent grub and drinks at a decent price.

PeteyD
13th October 2010, 03:48 PM
Hmmm. 3 hour drive to Maryborough though.

Sydney Hacker
13th October 2010, 03:53 PM
Hmmm. 3 hour drive to Maryborough though.

Bit longer then that for me...

That's a good point though, I just thought interstaters could fly straight into the bay etc.

PeteyD
13th October 2010, 03:54 PM
Interstaters could, brissy people could as well. All good ideas to throw into the melting pot.

razaar
13th October 2010, 04:03 PM
I thought there was some agreement to playing an easier course on the Friday. Beerwah isn't too far away.

Beewah would be a god choice.

timah!
13th October 2010, 04:03 PM
I believe that the first order of business is to reset the ticker! :D

AndyP
13th October 2010, 04:05 PM
I believe that the first order of business is to reset the ticker! :D
It would be removed and I don't want to do that yet.

timah!
13th October 2010, 04:06 PM
North Lakes?

Could book out the La Vida self contained apartments in Reddy, and hire a bus each way.

North lakes could give us the function room, put on a decent feed for us each night.

Could play Virginia, Wantima, Redcliffe, etc for the Friday round...

timah!
13th October 2010, 04:07 PM
It would be removed and I don't want to do that yet.

Can't we have a 362 day count down? :(

PeteyD
13th October 2010, 04:08 PM
Northlakes is poo.

Sydney Hacker
13th October 2010, 04:09 PM
North Lakes?

Could book out the La Vida self contained apartments in Reddy, and hire a bus each way.

North lakes could give us the function room, put on a decent feed for us each night.

Could play Virginia, Wantima, Redcliffe, etc for the Friday round...

I think there is a general loathing for North Lakes around here isn't there ?

PeteyD
13th October 2010, 04:09 PM
Post #110 is most helpful.

shazza_rs
13th October 2010, 04:10 PM
The only thing that could be a problem with the toowoomba option is that you can't fly there. It would be a fly, drive option. Also traffic heading out the ipswich highway on a friday afternoon is horendous. Wouldn't be an issue I suppose if you left earlier. Any courses between brisbane and toowoomba worth a hit?

PeteyD
13th October 2010, 04:12 PM
Boonah is supposed to be pretty good. 9 hole with 18 tees I think.

AndyP
13th October 2010, 04:15 PM
Post #110 is most helpful.And many other posts on this forum.

Only one person flew to the Sunshine Coast.

Daves
13th October 2010, 04:16 PM
Boonah is supposed to be pretty good. 9 hole with 18 tees I think.

Beaudesert might be another option? There is also Hills International of course, long but also loathed here from memory. Then there is the new Ipswich course, have heard mixed reviews on it so far.

ddasey
13th October 2010, 04:17 PM
While we are spitballing - Yamba / Maclean

I have never been to these courses but they always advertise in the back of Australian Golf Digest.

* 18 Holes Yamba Golf & Country Club
* 18 Holes Maclean Golf Club
* Two nights accomodation at Yamba Aston Motel
* Lunch & Cart Fees included each day
* $195 per person (min 12 people)

www.yambagolf.com.au (http://www.yambagolf.com.au)

Google maps has it 293km from Brisbane Airport to Yamba Golf Course

PeteyD
13th October 2010, 04:18 PM
Yamba is supposed to be lovely. Maclean a bit goat tracky. Twice as far as Ocean Shores option.

AndyP
13th October 2010, 04:19 PM
Any courses between brisbane and toowoomba worth a hit?
Wolston Park. ;)

timah!
13th October 2010, 04:21 PM
I think there is a general loathing for North Lakes around here isn't there ?

As per PeteyD's post, it seems so.

I don't particularly get it. Its not THAT bad of a track, and could potentially be a good venue for the champs. Heaps of passing each other, sledging, good clubhouse and feed options...

Cost could be prohibitive though...

AndyP
13th October 2010, 04:23 PM
Is it better or cheaper than Pelican? It's doubtful on both counts.

timah!
13th October 2010, 04:25 PM
Is it better or cheaper than Pelican? It's doubtful on both counts.

Can't say, i've only ever played North Lakes in gloriously sunny weather! :P

As for cost, I could flick the events co-ordinator an email and see...

razaar
13th October 2010, 04:26 PM
Another vote for Beewah. It has the advantage of being a short deviation off the highway and less than 1/2 hour from PW. The course is not easy and has the best greens (tifdwarf) in SEQ (haven't seen any better). Worthy of serious consideration.

sms316
13th October 2010, 04:27 PM
It would want to be better than that shithole Nambour.

ddasey
13th October 2010, 04:28 PM
(tifdwarf) .

:-s

What's this got to do with short people !

BrisVegas
13th October 2010, 04:28 PM
Has anyone played north lakes lately? I wonder how it's going since clubcorp left.

razaar
13th October 2010, 04:32 PM
It would want to be better than that shithole Nambour.
Beewah is surprisingly good. Ask the lads at HP who played it in the inter-zone pennant matches.

PeteyD
13th October 2010, 04:33 PM
http://www.beerwahgolfclub.com.au/

AndyP
13th October 2010, 04:34 PM
Beerwah's greens are great. It would have been under water for any of the four rounds played on the weekend though. It doesn't handle the rain too well.

ddasey
13th October 2010, 04:34 PM
I'd be happy to go back to Pelican but just wanted to throw ideas out there.
The only downsides to PW is a couple of averege feeds (but compensated by the magnificent brekkies) and the price of grog with no byo.

+1

timah!
13th October 2010, 04:35 PM
Has anyone played north lakes lately? I wonder how it's going since clubcorp left.

I played it at the end of August. Was in pretty top nick.
For some reason the 9's have been switched around...

razaar
13th October 2010, 04:35 PM
:-s

What's this got to do with short people !

Nothing. It is a mutation of tifgreen 328 with a much smaller leaf.

dc68
13th October 2010, 04:46 PM
Beewah would be a god choice.

You just got Blakey's vote.

dc68
13th October 2010, 04:50 PM
If you say North Lakes one more time timah! I will kick you in the nuts!!!!

Grunt
13th October 2010, 04:50 PM
While we are spitballing - Yamba / Maclean

I have never been to these courses but they always advertise in the back of Australian Golf Digest.

* 18 Holes Yamba Golf & Country Club
* 18 Holes Maclean Golf Club
* Two nights accomodation at Yamba Aston Motel
* Lunch & Cart Fees included each day
* $195 per person (min 12 people)

www.yambagolf.com.au (http://www.yambagolf.com.au)

Google maps has it 293km from Brisbane Airport to Yamba Golf Course
Yamba is a great track, I played it on my way up a few years ago. Heaps of accom and a couple of clubs to go to as well. I stayed at a small motel walking distance from the heart of Yamba.

henno
13th October 2010, 05:01 PM
If you say North Lakes one more time timah! I will kick you in the nuts!!!!

I'm with the bourbon monster. Northlakes can eat a bag of dicks. There are far cheaper and far better places to play.

sms316
13th October 2010, 05:27 PM
What's wrong with North Lakes?

timah!
13th October 2010, 05:41 PM
What's wrong with North Lakes?

NFI :S

It's pricey for sure, but have always enjoyed playing it.
Oh well, I guess not.

just
13th October 2010, 06:23 PM
We could split the difference and everyone could fly to Coff Harbour.

Sydney Hacker
13th October 2010, 07:15 PM
We could split the difference and everyone could fly to Coff Harbour.

Nah I want to make it next year and I will grab the chance to get up to Qld one extra time.

markTHEblake
13th October 2010, 07:22 PM
Hotel was busy after this period and I'd prefer to wait at least 6 weeks after reno to combat any setbacks with weather.

Fair point, i was just thinking though if it gets pushed back much earlier then it isn't really and end of year event is it. :-)
Maybe that could eventually Pass to Dions BBQ


Can we get 60 on either on saturday?

I'd be thinking that most clubs would bend over backwards to work out a way to welcome that many players particularily if they are going to be throwing money over the bar, and if we get back to late November, the days are longer. No problemo.


Im working on an option for northern nsw.
Murbah...Ocean Shores....Mullumbimby...Byron and maybe even Ballina in the mix.
All of the above, i was thinking Byron, Ocean shores myself. didnt we discuss this last year.
Also Yamba is well worth considering and should have good accomadation and eating out options.


Me, I like Club Pelican while we can get that deal. But I don't mind the idea of maybe finding another 'affordable' venue for Saturday night. Heck, I can stick the seats in my van and ferry back and forth if not too far away. The trouble with travel somewhere else for the nighttime fun, is that people lose interest. Heck last year Kpac couldnt even come down two levels in the lift. The $8 beers dont sound too thrilling especially after paying around $500 for the room.


Maryborough/Hervey Bay might also be an option for you. I would be very surprised if Maryborough couldn't get you all on on a Saturday afternoon

I'd be interested in anything like that. Plenty of groups organise long distance bus trips, cant think of any good reason what prevents us from doing the same. Just don't let Golfer69 drive otherwise it would be stopping every 5 mins.

Tenterfield sounds great, but maybe doesnt have the right vive to it for the champs. Jimboomba would be a gas off the blacks, but maybe not the right scene either. All these places should be considered for another Ozgolf event perhaps.

PeteyD
13th October 2010, 07:26 PM
No one was paying $500 per room. In face the room rate was exceptionally good, which makes the $8 beer a bit more bearable. I did naughty BYO anyway. I am liking the Ocean Shores and Toowoomba options, but would be happy to stay at Pelican too. Maybe we need to introduce a Rota?

BrisVegas
13th October 2010, 07:28 PM
No one was paying $500 per room. In face the room rate was exceptionally good, which makes the $8 beer a bit more bearable. I did naughty BYO anyway. I am liking the Ocean Shores and Toowoomba options, but would be happy to stay at Pelican too. Maybe we need to introduce a Rota?

If everyone does sneaky byo we will burn our bridges there and damage shavey's reputation.

PeteyD
13th October 2010, 07:29 PM
Yes true. I am financially embarrassed which led to sneaky byo.

Shavey's midnight golf lesson destroyed what reputation he had ;)

markTHEblake
13th October 2010, 07:38 PM
No one was paying $500 per room.

for 'the' room, not for their room dopey! it was $10 a head wasnt it? i rounded up assuming wives counted.

Ferrins
13th October 2010, 07:39 PM
Toowoomba city and Middle Ridge both have back tee stroke events on a Friday

LarryLong
13th October 2010, 07:43 PM
I like the idea of Yamba or Ocean Shores - anything within a couple of hours drive of my SIL's place in Grafton would get me a leave pass.

But don't let me sway you, if the truth be known I'm about as much chance of turning up at the champs in the next couple of years as I am of breaking par, unfortunately.

PeteyD
13th October 2010, 07:47 PM
for 'the' room, not for their room dopey! it was $10 a head wasnt it? i rounded up assuming wives counted.

Oh embarrassment.

goughy
13th October 2010, 07:49 PM
I'd be thinking that most clubs would bend over backwards to work out a way to welcome that many players particularily if they are going to be throwing money over the bar, and if we get back to late November, the days are longer. No problemo.


Neither of the 'woomba clubs would be struggling for players on a Saturday. City always had a full field on a Saturday round. Women always had a dedicated group of tee times; they never played with the guys........... ;)

Choppa
13th October 2010, 09:36 PM
How about heading over to NZ or better still Vegas?

Let go international!

ok back in my box I go.

markTHEblake
13th October 2010, 09:51 PM
Neither of the 'woomba clubs would be struggling for players on a Saturday.

that wouldnt matter, some clubs would sell their souls to the detriment of members - Emerald lakes did. Not saying city would but give them a business proposal and only a few would refuse point blank. The exception here is that City probably dont need the money. But As golfer69 said, he has virtually got the Ok from City already.

Ferrins
13th October 2010, 09:56 PM
I play at both Toowoomba tracks and there good value but unsure if there good enough to draw players from interstate or way the f**k up north.

markTHEblake
13th October 2010, 10:05 PM
Ferrins, i thought all the travellers made the effort to come to the champs for the jocularities rather than the golf. Therefore the actual course shouldnt matter. If it indeed does make a difference then all those happy champs stories are just FOS! :-)

Ferrins
13th October 2010, 10:17 PM
Bring on Toowoomba then.

GC
14th October 2010, 08:02 AM
Does Pelican have a BBQ area somewhere? Maybe we could start off there first then head to the room?

solarman
14th October 2010, 09:01 AM
Why not ya all come up here. We can do Sea Temple, Paradise Palms, Cairns, Royal Gordonvale, Mareeba (home of the Steggles Cup)..etc etc.
Air fares are cheap, accommodation is cheap, booze is cheap, sex is cheap.

PeteyD
14th October 2010, 09:04 AM
Temperature is crap.

sms316
14th October 2010, 09:05 AM
Too many freaks up there.

just
14th October 2010, 09:08 AM
Too many freaks up there.
You've obviously visited the Tablelands.

sms316
14th October 2010, 09:12 AM
You've obviously visited the Tablelands.

Nah. It just so happens that I have met a local solar power business owner up there and the impression left me in a state of mild fear.

kev
14th October 2010, 09:29 AM
Why not ya all come up here. We can do Sea Temple, Paradise Palms, Cairns, Royal Gordonvale, Mareeba (home of the Steggles Cup)..etc etc.
Air fares are cheap, accommodation is cheap, booze is cheap, sex is cheap.

Is that an offer?

Onewood
14th October 2010, 09:30 AM
Why not ya all come up here. We can do Sea Temple, Paradise Palms, Cairns, Royal Gordonvale, Mareeba (home of the Steggles Cup)..etc etc.
Air fares are cheap, accommodation is cheap, booze is cheap, sex is cheap.
Solarman what a great idea, Everything you mention is true
Airfairs being the big saver, WA could flyer Alicespring- Cains cheaper than going to any of the major centres. During the year you can get specials for less than $50
Great famiily holiday for those thinking of making a holiday of it.
Plenty of room around Courty's pool for welcoming drinks. Cause the feild would be smaller (not sure if we could get the south east corner of queensland out of there comfort zone:))
Food for thought

ddasey
14th October 2010, 09:35 AM
Why not ya all come up here. We can do Sea Temple, Paradise Palms, Cairns, Royal Gordonvale, Mareeba (home of the Steggles Cup)..etc etc.
Air fares are cheap, accommodation is cheap, booze is cheap, sex is cheap.


Is that an offer?

Careful Kev, could be a promise :mrgreen:

Coffs_Hacker
14th October 2010, 10:24 AM
If Toowoomba City is an issue on the sat for 60pax then play there sunday and The ridge on sat.

shazza_rs
14th October 2010, 11:10 AM
You won't get onto Middle Ridge on a saturday. Their field is always full.

goughy
14th October 2010, 01:25 PM
The reason we could get on City on the Saturday is G69's connections. Otherwise I'd say it would be a no go too. Certainly a cheap option - cheap golf, cheap piss, cheap accom. And in reality it's probably only a 45min longer drive for those flying in.

Of course I may need to find myself a hc somewhere!!!!

With regards to the quality of the courses - city is tough enough but the fibro houses around the course may not look marvelous in the background. Though the clubhouse is a killer - and would be great for a feed afterwards. Middle ridge is as attractive a course as many around and I don't think anyone would be 'disappointed' as such with the courses. There haven't been many comments with regards to the course or the golf last weekend. And it's not really that far a walk to town and other pubs if desperate. Tee the date up right and maybe the 4 kinsman will be performing at City on the Saturday night.........

PeteyD
14th October 2010, 01:27 PM
Is it cheaper than Pelican (Golf and Accom wise). 155 per room with buffet breaky is stupid cheap. $55 a round with cart is also (although you can walk at City and Ridge, but that would involve walking at the champs, and how to bring the rumbos).

peter_rs
14th October 2010, 01:34 PM
by next year The Rdige will have on course villa's as well.

The club house reno's are done and I think it matches most is se qld now.

Shazza may be the only issuse on sat, but if you say it up front they may except it.

without any special I would say golf in carts would be about $50 acc $130-150.

PeteyD
14th October 2010, 01:37 PM
Will they be ready for the easter open thing?

markTHEblake
14th October 2010, 07:35 PM
Why not ya all come up here. We can do Sea Temple, Paradise Palms, Cairns, Royal Gordonvale, Mareeba (home of the Steggles Cup)..etc etc.

i reckon I have suggested that to the Count for about 5 years running now, and he says 'great idea, lets do it next year' - never happens.

City of Cairns open should be a gas, thats a 3 or 4 dayer isn't it?




sex is cheap.

i have heard that is the case only cos you are crap at it.

Daves
14th October 2010, 07:39 PM
i have heard that is the case only cos you are crap at it.

He keeps it cheap by not inviting anyone else!;)

haysey
14th October 2010, 07:45 PM
City of Cairns open should be a gas, thats a 3 or 4 dayer isn't it?




3 dayer. And well worth the trip.

moree golfer
14th October 2010, 09:17 PM
I am of course keen on Toowoomba as I will no doubt be residing there by next champs but would mean no road trip. I like the Far Nth Coast NSW idea also ie. Murwillimbah etc.

kev
20th October 2010, 10:21 AM
Some signs for next years Champs

http://www.bogeypro.com/signs/custom-golf-sponsor-tee-signs-tips.html

just
20th October 2010, 10:23 AM
This champs booked yet?

shavey
20th October 2010, 11:44 AM
Waiting on rates from Pelican and Bonville at the moment..

Not sure what stage the others are up to

timah!
20th October 2010, 08:21 PM
Shavey,

You hooked up at all with Hamilton Island?

:D

BrisWesty
21st October 2010, 10:01 PM
If we're doing Toowoomba, surely we could all crash at Leah's ;-)

markTHEblake
21st October 2010, 10:05 PM
She would drive you insane!

better stay at goughy's instead..... maybe.

shavey
27th October 2010, 01:15 PM
Shavey,

You hooked up at all with Hamilton Island?

:D

Think I know of a friend of a friend up there doing some work but I'd guarantee no deals being done :(

Moe Norman
27th October 2010, 02:02 PM
I think Yamba is worth investigation, although it is a 3 hour drive from Brisbane.

Awesome location and the golf course is basically in the middle of town so you can stay anywhere and be walking distance from Pub/Bottleshop/Golf Club

just
27th October 2010, 02:15 PM
Good fishing too.

Moe Norman
27th October 2010, 02:59 PM
can play Ocean Shores on the road trip down there too, just to break up they journey.

goughy
27th October 2010, 03:03 PM
She would drive you insane!

better stay at goughy's instead..... maybe.

Bring your tents! I guarantee I can fit all 60 in my back yard no probs!

shavey
27th October 2010, 04:31 PM
Ok, renos at Pelican are probably scheduled for 1st November so anybody want to check clashing school holiday dates.

ddasey
27th October 2010, 04:54 PM
TermDatesLength (QLD)
Term 1:Monday 24 January - Friday 15 April
12 weeks

Term 2:
Tuesday 26 April - Friday 24 June
9 weeks

Term 3:Monday 11 July - Friday 16 September
10 weeks

Term 4:Monday 3 October - Friday 9 December
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Friday, 28 January 2011 -Friday, 08 April 2011

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Monday, 18 July 2011 -Friday, 23 September 2011

Monday, 10 October 2011 -Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Daves
31st October 2010, 12:02 PM
I have not played either Yamba or MacLean, so am neutral on them at this stage, but this does seem a good deal;

http://www.yambagolf.com.au/golf/golf-packages

Golf Packages at Yamba Golf & Country Club

Yamba and Maclean Golf Clubs

Stay and Play Package

Play 18 holes of golf at Yamba Golf & Country Club

and 18 holes at Maclean Golf Club

Two nights accommodation at the Yamba Aston Motel

Lunch and cart fees included each day

$195 per person

Package is based on a minimum of 12 people

Downside is it is about a 3 to 4 hour drive from Brissy.

Moe Norman
31st October 2010, 12:14 PM
Maclean is ok, not as good as Yamba. I played both last week and they would be ideal champs venues, although the drive from Yamba to Maclean would be 20+ minutes.

Would prefer 2 x rounds at Yamba personally.

It's 3.5 hours from Graceville at an absolute maximum, so for those on the southside its 3 hours or a bit less.

markTHEblake
31st October 2010, 03:52 PM
Sounds good Daves. All it really takes is for someone to make the phone call, do the booking and advertise that its on. Thats what has happened every other year, because in fact, nobody is the official anything here at Ozgolf, its just a case of someone saying "I'll do it and here it is". Shavey is the defacto course organiser at the moment but thats simply because he just went out and did it.

Ferrins
31st October 2010, 04:46 PM
Cool, last Friday is Ocean Shores back tee.
Monday, Murwillumbah or Tweed or Byron.

I think the Champs should be conducted at a course where carts are optional. I would prefer to walk the course.

markTHEblake
31st October 2010, 05:08 PM
some people struggle to walk 18 holes at the champs though, especially on day 2.

Moe Norman
31st October 2010, 05:12 PM
Carts are very much optional at both Yamba and Maclean.

Yamba is also extremely flat and one of the easiest walking courses I've ever played.

Ferrins
31st October 2010, 05:18 PM
some people struggle to walk 18 holes at the champs though, especially on day 2.

Some people like Ray struggle to finish the Sunday round and want their mummy.

Ferrins
31st October 2010, 05:21 PM
some people struggle to walk 18 holes at the champs though, especially on day 2.

I'd rather walk than cop beer farts from Shaun on the Sunday round.

sms316
31st October 2010, 05:59 PM
Keep it at Pelican. I'm a better chance of getting a root in Caloundra.

Daves
31st October 2010, 06:02 PM
Keep it at Pelican. I'm a better chance of getting a root in Caloundra.

Only chance wouldn't it be?! Or are you going to room with the Ferrett again?;)

Ferrins
31st October 2010, 06:05 PM
Yamba!Yamba!! Yamba!!!

Courty
31st October 2010, 06:19 PM
I'm not sure if I speak for the rest of the travellers, but I'd rather see it stay a bit closer to Brisbane. Stretching the travel from the airport any further reduces chances of playing pre or post Champs games.

+0.02

AndyP
31st October 2010, 06:21 PM
To make that work, you play the pre and post game closer to Brisbane on the way to wherever. For example, the Gold Coast if it is further south.

mike
31st October 2010, 10:30 PM
I think the Champs should be conducted at a course where carts are optional. I would prefer to walk the course.Me too. If I ever turn up.

LarryLong
1st November 2010, 06:55 AM
Me too. If I ever turn up.

+1

PeteyD
1st November 2010, 09:01 AM
I have heard that Maclean is not much chop, particularly compared to Yamba. Need to find out if we can get on for Saturday with 50/60 people. Plus remember just about anything away from Shavey's mates would mean prepaying.

Moe Norman
1st November 2010, 09:57 AM
I have heard that Maclean is not much chop, particularly compared to Yamba. Need to find out if we can get on for Saturday with 50/60 people. Plus remember just about anything away from Shavey's mates would mean prepaying.

I'd imagine Maclean would be no worries on a Saturday, Yamba a different story.

The back 9 at Maclean is above average and the front 9 is a bit 'ho hum'. More than adequate for the champs though. Some really interesting greens for a little country track hidden away, and in excellent condition.

PeteyD
1st November 2010, 10:21 AM
I am inclined to agree. Although I see little reason to move away from Pelican if we get the same deal.

BrisVegas
1st November 2010, 12:15 PM
Whilst being a bit conscious of the travelling distance I don't think we have to go as far at Maclean and Yamba.
Ocean Shores and Murbah would do the job if we are looking for Northern Rivers options.

yeah, couldn't agree more. Keep it within an hour or two (max) of Brisbane as that's where the majority of starters live.

shavey
1st November 2010, 12:27 PM
OK, have requested rates for 14-17 October at Pelican. Still waiting on my mate at Bonville but think the lack of communal fun room would hold us back.. if we decided to stay on site that is.

PerryGroves
1st November 2010, 12:40 PM
OK, have requested rates for 14-17 October at Pelican. Still waiting on my mate at Bonville but think the lack of communal fun room would hold us back.. if we decided to stay on site that is.

Shavey,

We do a trip with 30-45 each year to Bonville, have a BBQ dinner and Calcutta upstairs on the first night, there is a bar, pool table, Tv and plenty of chairs up there, think there might be some pokies (around the corner) for those who have been lobotomised. The members do the presentations up there. Plenty of room for us, with 60 might get a bit tight but should work OK. Bus is available to do a run into Sawtell or Coffs as well. With the accom. they put us away from the normal people so there is no problem having beers and cards in the rooms.

petethepilot
1st November 2010, 01:21 PM
Ocean Shores would be fun!

PTP

AndyP
1st November 2010, 01:45 PM
think there might be some pokies (around the corner) for those who have been lobotomised.
Haha. That's Shavey.

shavey
1st November 2010, 01:56 PM
And a wall for a coin toss :)

Grunt
1st November 2010, 02:20 PM
Just have to say if it stays at the mid October date I will be out of next years champs once again.

sms316
1st November 2010, 02:22 PM
Just have to say if it stays at the mid October date I will be out of next years champs once again.

Do school holidays last an extra week at your place?

PeteyD
1st November 2010, 02:23 PM
yea NSW go a week later for some reason. October 14 is the weekend after they finish though grunt.

sms316
1st November 2010, 02:24 PM
TermDatesLength (QLD)
Term 1:Monday 24 January - Friday 15 April
12 weeks

Term 2:
Tuesday 26 April - Friday 24 June
9 weeks

Term 3:Monday 11 July - Friday 16 September
10 weeks

Term 4:Monday 3 October - Friday 9 December
10 weeks


NSW
NSW Government Schools Term Dates 2011


Friday, 28 January 2011 -Friday, 08 April 2011

Wednesday, 27 April 2011 -Friday, 01 July 2011

Monday, 18 July 2011 -Friday, 23 September 2011

Monday, 10 October 2011 -Tuesday, 20 December 2011

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Grunt
1st November 2010, 02:25 PM
Not only school holidays, that it does not fit in with.

golfbound
1st November 2010, 06:55 PM
i can't wait to play in this with you guys

The events i organise on the gold coast are as follows but im sure you would rather play somewhere else

Accomodation $90 per room per night Courtyard marriot surfers paradise (this is per room so $45 per person twin share ) breakfast is $20 per person.

golf we play

the glades $55 per person

Tweed coolangatta $35 per person

Robina woods and colonial $55 per person

Gainsborough greens $45 per person

all these games include electric carts

We also have some great deals in brisbane too

Oh and surfeside busses do the transport from the hotel and back

shavey
8th November 2010, 08:22 AM
OK, accommodation rates for Crowne Plaza Pelican Waters as follow.. $3.00 dollar increase over this year.


Studio $139.50 BB1, $157.00 BB2
Suite $184.50 BB1, $202.00 BB2
2 Bed $292.00 BB2, $309.50 BB3


I imagine golf will be the same if not a few extra dollars both days.


BB - bed and breakfast

PeteyD
8th November 2010, 08:24 AM
Excellent rates!!

sms316
8th November 2010, 08:29 AM
If we are staying at Pelican again next year how about on one of the nights we give the room hire the flick and jump on the Caloundra RSL courtesy bus and head over there for a cheap feed and a drink until we get kicked out for being too rowdy? Dinner & drinks will be a hell of a lot cheaper and it would have a bit more atmosphere.

PeteyD
8th November 2010, 08:31 AM
Free bus there and back? Sounds like a good idea.

Grunt
8th November 2010, 08:31 AM
So, what is the date range for that deal or are we locked into the same as this year?

shavey
8th November 2010, 10:00 AM
Date range was 14-17 Oct as this worked in with their reno schedule and QLD/NSW school holidays.

Sorry if these conflict yet again mate :(

shavey
8th November 2010, 10:03 AM
And all for the bus in the RSL...

I'd already advised that we'd probably scrap the room hire this time around and congregate (albeit quietly) into a few two bedroom apartments.

AndyP
8th November 2010, 10:10 AM
Really? I don't like the idea of separate rooms at all.

solarman
8th November 2010, 10:10 AM
[QUOTE=shavey;552366]And all for the bus in the RSL...

sms316
8th November 2010, 10:23 AM
Really? I don't like the idea of separate rooms at all.
Just a separate room for you and Solarman.

Grunt
8th November 2010, 10:31 AM
Date range was 14-17 Oct as this worked in with their reno schedule and QLD/NSW school holidays.

Sorry if these conflict yet again mate :(

Yep unfortunately they will conflict again. :(
October is a no go for me.

solarman
8th November 2010, 10:58 AM
Note taken. On a brighter note I am going away for 8 days so I don't have to listen to naga, naga, naga for a while.

sms316
8th November 2010, 11:05 AM
Note taken. On a brighter note I am going away for 8 days so I don't have to listen to naga, naga, naga for a while.
And your signature will remain intact for 8 days.

goughy
8th November 2010, 11:38 AM
Personally while we get a great deal at a great course we should grab it. If the weather is fine next year then on the Friday we could congregate in the outdoor area beside the restaurant! Mooning from dc would go down well!!! Smaller numbers on the friday night so the room or two idea could work well then, especially if they are next to eachother. Free bus to the rsl should be a winner for Saturday night. The week before just give them a heads up that we'll have 45 (uhmmmm, mean 60) for dinner and will need the bus to pick us up. Then I'm guessing just a call on Saturday night when ready to start ferrying us over.

AndyP
8th November 2010, 11:45 AM
It will take over an hour to ferry everyone.

PeteyD
8th November 2010, 11:52 AM
We all come into the room in dribs and drabs anyway.

sms316
8th November 2010, 12:02 PM
Does the RSL have a TAB ?

It has plenty of walls. Coin against the wall nirvana.



Full TAB facilities are located in the Sportsbar, offering a full range of facilities, small and large TV screens and two terminals. Other sporting facilities offered are the TAB Punters Club and Sports Tipping Club for football competitions. For sport lovers, there are several wide screens available in the Club for telecasts of major sporting events, including the screens in our TAB Sportsbar.

Eag's
8th November 2010, 12:05 PM
Does the RSL have a TAB ?

Yes it does, lock it in Eddie :)

sms316
8th November 2010, 02:03 PM
I flicked the RSL an email asking about the bus and this was their reply;



Our Courtesy Buses carry a maximum of 20 people, however if you are able
to send more details of your requirements we may be able to take a look
to see how we can accommodate you group.

Other questions that will help me with your request are:
1. Will you be looking to make a dinner booking in the Club?
2. Will all guests be traveling at the same time or staggered
pickup times?
3. Do you wish to use the service on both Friday and Saturday or
just one night?
4. What dates during 2011 are we looking at?

Our Courtesy Buses run every hour on the hour from 9am until quite late.
Patrons wishing to use the service are requested to book a seat on the
bus for collection from their home / holiday address. As the service
runs all day and until the Club has closed, patrons wishing to use the
service to get home just make their way out to the front of the Club
15mins (approx) before the hour they wish to go home.

Should you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact
me on the details listed below.

Many Thanks,

Reception
Caloundra RSL Services Club Inc.


Sounds like we might be able to get some help but nothing concrete.

MegaWatty
8th November 2010, 02:08 PM
You've got to love Clubs that are accommodating of large groups.

Be nice if we had such a thing in WA. The Club scene is sadly missed over here!

goughy
8th November 2010, 02:44 PM
I'd say a couple of weeks out we'd ring them, make a booking for dinner (numbers should be close to sorted by then) and also a pickup time for the bus and numbers. Carrying 20 it'd be 2 or 3 runs but I'm sure instead of every hour they'd just do the pickups straight in a row. Would work fine because we'd never get all our group down and ready at the same time. Heck, I could chuck the seats in my van and if someone's not drinking they could shuttle about 10 of us over - that'd save them one trip.

LarryLong
8th November 2010, 02:56 PM
Sounds like a lot of mucking around for the sake of taking the tightarse route on alcohol.

timah!
8th November 2010, 03:24 PM
Sounds like a lot of mucking around for the sake of taking the tightarse route on alcohol.

There is no such thing as 'mucking around' in beer economics!

PeteyD
8th November 2010, 03:25 PM
Personally I like not going anywhere. However whatever the mob likes is good with me.

henno
8th November 2010, 04:35 PM
Personally I like not going anywhere. However whatever the mob likes is good with me.

I'm with PoidyDoi.

Choppa
8th November 2010, 04:55 PM
I'm with Henwah.

AndyP
8th November 2010, 05:01 PM
Sounds like a lot of mucking around for the sake of taking the tightarse route on alcohol.Can you imagine the shambles of getting people back in the bus prior to closing time?

Moe Norman
8th November 2010, 05:53 PM
why don't we ask the actual golf club, as opposed to the hotel for use of their facilities for drinking/eating at night?

goughy
8th November 2010, 05:56 PM
I prefer the RSL. They will have big Samoan security blokes there that can keep a handle on nipple gripping !

I'd have thought you'd be more worried about the groping of the slightly salted nuts, though maybe you didn't mind that? Pretty sure I still have the vid!! ;)

goughy
8th November 2010, 05:57 PM
why don't we ask the actual golf club, as opposed to the hotel for use of their facilities for drinking/eating at night?

That was a seriously awesome bowl of wedges post Sunday round!!

sms316
8th November 2010, 06:07 PM
why don't we ask the actual golf club, as opposed to the hotel for use of their facilities for drinking/eating at night?

I would think it would cost more for room hire as they close pretty early anyway. Drinks/food would be similar price to Crowne, although I could actually use my account there (and get 10% off). And the bar staff are hot.

I vote staying at the golf club.

Moe Norman
8th November 2010, 06:17 PM
when you use the words "60 golfers hanging around for drinks" the eyes would light up for the extra revenue.

I've been to a couple of weddings there, and also had a reasonable session on the piss there one saturday night until about 8:30 pm.

Had there been another 50 people, I'm sure they would have kept serving beyond 8:30 that night.

I wouldn't have thought we need to hire a room, just hang around the bar.

sms316
8th November 2010, 06:20 PM
We could always just stay there until we get kicked out and just get down to the Pelican Waters Tavern afterwards.

AndyP
8th November 2010, 06:22 PM
We don't tend to hang around the golf club because we go back or check in to the rooms and have a shower, etc.

timah!
8th November 2010, 06:44 PM
So is Pelican locked in?

AndyP
8th November 2010, 06:53 PM
So is Pelican locked in?

Will that rule you out?

timah!
8th November 2010, 07:01 PM
Nope, I found I had a great relationship with the trees...and houses...and...

golfbound
8th November 2010, 08:28 PM
how many people normally play in this event and what are the costs etc, what do you need to do to play in it

timah!
8th November 2010, 08:34 PM
There were about 40ppl this year Ben. Costs $55 a round. Don't have to do anything to play, just commit to playing when the time comes.

jaybam
8th November 2010, 08:35 PM
I would love to go back to pelican when it's not raining lol. In saying that the couple of champs weekends I have been on I don't really think the course matters as much as having the ability to all socialize on that Saturday night. As good as the rsl might be I think it would end up the same as a few rooms. One thing to consider which I have done at other weekends away when there is multiple rooms is a roaming dinner type thing??

golfbound
8th November 2010, 08:36 PM
cool do partners go or is it just golfers? I hope i can fit in with the dates would be good to meet you guys

AndyP
8th November 2010, 08:47 PM
If you haven't met some of us by Oct then you're not trying hard enough.

golfbound
8th November 2010, 08:55 PM
the only day i can play is on a tuesday so if anyone wants to have a game with me one tuesday its my shout at gainsborough greens i have a gold membership so i get 1 person on with me for free.

PeteyD
8th November 2010, 08:56 PM
Ben, everyone and anyone comes. Partners kids the whole lot.

golfbound
8th November 2010, 08:59 PM
cool Pete sound great just hope i can make it, just had 2 staff leave in the leed up to xmas so have to train a couple more. Hard to find good workers.

Moe Norman
8th November 2010, 09:02 PM
the only day i can play is on a tuesday so if anyone wants to have a game with me one tuesday its my shout at gainsborough greens i have a gold membership so i get 1 person on with me for free.

hmm, sounds like a good offer

I might remember that!