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benno_r
12th February 2015, 04:56 PM
Time is upon us again for the famed OZgolf Qld Champs, and as the Barnum Brothers may have said, we are “taking the show on the road”!

The prestigous Duncan Bennett Memorial Trophy will again be up for grabs as golfers across the country compete to be Qld's top Ozgolfer.

Past Winners:
2004: Iain
2005: GazGolf
2006: DC68
2007: BrisVegas
2008: Davemason
2009: PeteThePilot
2010: Oxy
2011: Nudgee
2012: Ferrins
2013: Marto65
2014: DaveS
2015: Could it be YOU??

Accommodation:
Friday and Saturday night

http://www.coralcovegolfclub.com/resort (http://www.coralcovegolfclub.com/resort)
$320 for 2 nights in a villa (2br 1 bath - sleeps up to 4 - self contained) - That's a stella $40/night per person
$540 for 2 nights in a condo (3br 3bath - sleeps up to 7 – self contained) - That's also an awesome $39/night per person
There is a restaurant / tavern on site, as well as a pool, BBQ’s and tennis courts.

I have reserved 5 villas (20 people). If you want to share with less than a full quota, you are probably best booking another villa / condo yourself. Also, the accommodation is a 2 night deal, so cheap rates are valid only for the 2 night stay.

For those thinking of taking the family and want their own digs, resort can be contacted on 1800 356 722

I also have room for 8 at my place for those who want to break the return trip up Sunday night.

The Golf:
(All golf to be prebooked and includes fees for prizes (overall / NTP etc).)

Friday: One of Country Queensland’s finest: Maryborough golf club. We will be playing in the Friday Stableford Comp. 11:00am tee - 6 groups booked
http://www.maryboroughgolfclub.com/ (http://www.maryboroughgolfclub.com/)

$35 walking only (carts are all booked out).

Note: Maryborough is a 3hr from Brisbane Airport. We will be heading to Coral Cove after the round – approx. 90min

Saturday: Change of plans - Bargara may have forgotten this day was ladies club champs, but Rum City's finest - Bundaberg GC has stepped up to the challenge, and is going out of their way to look after us.
http://www.bundaberggolfclub.com.au/

Tee tee start - single stableford from 11:00am.

$40 + $17 ea for cart (optional).

Note: Bundaberg is approx. 4.5hrs from Brisbane Airport, and 20min from Coral Cove

Sunday: Did anybody say Par 6? We head to the home of the 2015 QLD Champs - Coral Cove Resort. approx 7:30am tee.
http://www.coralcovegolfclub.com/golf-course (http://www.coralcovegolfclub.com/golf-course)

Social round only:
$55 Inc compulsory cart for those staying onsite
$65 Inc compulsory cart for those not staying onsite

Monday: Not a lot of Monday comp rounds, but Royal Gympie and Cooroy are on the drive home, or the Sunshine Coast with its many courses is a small detour. I will get more information together pending interest. (Pay on the day)

NOTE: All golf to be prebooked and includes fees for prizes (overall / NTP etc). I will register interest below and deposit / payments paid early would be most appreciated. Some people may get cheaper rates for reciprocal etc, I will adjust accordingly ON THE DAY if applicable, and refund then.

Course ratings:
Maryborough GC – White Par 70, Scr 69, Slope 119
Bundaberg GC – White Par 71, Scr 69, Slope 118
Coral Cove – Blue Par 71, Scr 70, Slope 129


Additional Information:
Flight Information:
Flying into Brisbane leaves drives as above.
Flying into Sunshine Coast - 2hrs to Maryborough, 3.5hrs to Coral Cove. Good option as cheap flights from Melb / Sydney
Flying into Hervey Bay - 30min to Maryborough, 1.5hrs to Coral Cove. Flights not as cheap. Direct to Brisbane or Sydney. Sydney times aren't golf freindly.
Flying into Bundaberg - 75min to Maryborough, 15min to Coral Cove. Direct to Brisbane and connections only.

And a map to help out:
https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?m...k.kl-RFx1ICgSw (https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=zrU2eW1hJCpk.kl-RFx1ICgSw)

And the fine print:
1. You will not be considered as entered until you supply your Full name, club and Golflink.
2. Deposits (min 20%) to be paid by end March. Remaining by end April. Late entries will be accepted pending availability.
3. All rounds for championship purposes will be scored as stableford.
4. We do this for fun, so don't be a dick if we don't quite have what you want, or you don't like it.

Payment by bank transfer - Please leave your user name and QLD as the message ie "QLD - Peppas"


Bank: Bankwest
A/C: Benjamin Reed
BSB: 303 092
A/c #: 5689339




Player
Fri Golf $35
Sat Golf
$40
Sun Golf
$55/$65
Mon Golf
Sat Cart
$17
Fri Accomm.
$40
Sat Accomm.
$40
Owe
Paid
Comments



(Max 24)
11
16
16
4
9
12
12
$210
$2928



Benno_r
Y
Y
Y ($55)
Y
N
Y
Y
$0
$210



AndyP
N
Y
Y ($55)
N
N
N
N (w/ SundayHack)
$0
$175



3pp
Y
Y
Y ($55)
N
Y
Y
Y
$0
$227



Damoocow
N
Y
Y ($55)
N
N
Y
Y
$0
$175



Davemason
N
Y
Y Mem.
N
N
N
N
$0
$55
No accomm req'd


Daves
Y
Y
Y ($55)
N
Y
Y
Y
$0
$227
DEFENDING CHAMP!!!!!


Ferrins
Y
Y
Y ($55)
N
N
Y
Y
$0
$210



jimandr
Y
Y
Y ($55)
Y
Y
Y ($80)
Y ($80)
$0
$307
Own room in villa (maybe)


Lagerlover
Y
Y
Y ($55)
N
Y
Y
Y
$0
$227



Nudgee
Y
Y
Y ($55)
Y
Y
Y ($80)
Y ($80)
$0
$307



Peppas
Y
Y
Y ($55)
N
N
Y
Y
$0
$210



Peter_RS
N
Y
Y ($55)
N
Y
Y
Y
$40
$152



Ploppy Pat
Y
Y
Y ($55)
Y
Y
Y ($80)
Y ($80)
$0
$307



Shane788
Y
Y
Y ($55)
N
N
N
N
$130
$0
No accomm req'd


Shazza_RS
N
Y
Y ($55)
N
Y
Y
Y
$40
$152



SundayHack
Y
Y
Y ($55)
N
Y
N
N
$0
$147





Friday Draw:
Maryborough GC-1st tee (times a a little flexible - no timesheet for Fridays)

11:30: Benno_r, Nudgee, Daves

11:37: Peppas, Ferrins, Ploppy Pat

11:44: SundayHack, Lagerlover, 3puttpete, Jimandr

PeteyD
12th February 2015, 05:08 PM
In for Friday-Sunday golf. Probably booking a villa for the family so will sort out accommodation myself. PM me bank dets for payment.

Shreko
12th February 2015, 05:15 PM
Shreko is in and maybe 2 others, I will deposit my money once you pm deets

benno_r
12th February 2015, 05:20 PM
Shreko is in and maybe 2 others, I will deposit my money once you pm deets

Cool man - Fri-Mon Golf + 2nights accom, + Monday golf. Other blokes forum guys?

PeteyD
12th February 2015, 05:21 PM
Yes to Cart on Saturday. LAzy butt strikes back ;)

benno_r
12th February 2015, 05:22 PM
Yes to Cart on Saturday. LAzy butt strikes back ;)

Updated!

backintheswing
12th February 2015, 05:30 PM
In for all 3. 2 nights accom at coral cove and maybe Thursday at the T***ey St motel. No carts.

benno_r
12th February 2015, 05:34 PM
In for all 3. 2 nights accom at coral cove and maybe Thursday at the T***ey St motel. No carts.

All locked in!

Peppas
12th February 2015, 05:35 PM
Yep I'll do all 3. Need to visit the 17th at Maryborough again!

Peppas
12th February 2015, 05:35 PM
Dibs on Shane's spare rickshaw buggy too

backintheswing
12th February 2015, 05:36 PM
****, I am out. Thats club champs round 3 and 4.

Shreko
12th February 2015, 05:37 PM
Cool man - Fri-Mon Golf + 2nights accom, + Monday golf. Other blokes forum guys?

No, both are pc retarded!!!!!!

PeteyD
12th February 2015, 05:37 PM
Bugga.

benno_r
12th February 2015, 05:38 PM
****, I am out. Thats club champs round 3 and 4.

Ahhh sh*t. Stupid club champs!

Lucasto23
12th February 2015, 05:58 PM
Chuck me in (the real benno) and will work out how to get away with it so soon after Vic champs :)

benno_r
12th February 2015, 06:03 PM
Chuck me in (the real benno) and will work out how to get away with it so soon after Vic champs :)

Well done my man! Bring her up she can laze by the pool! 3days and walking Bargara?

benno_r
12th February 2015, 06:19 PM
And for everyone wondering about the Par 6 reference, let me introduce to you:

Coral Cove 12th - 676m Par 6!!

34401

AndyP
12th February 2015, 06:21 PM
I'm out. My Qld Champs streak will end at 11.

benno_r
12th February 2015, 06:22 PM
I'm out. My Qld Champs run streak will end at 11.

Dayum! Of all the people it clashed with...

Grunt
12th February 2015, 06:26 PM
Even closer to the Jakarta Holiday, more chance of the NSW Winter and I am pushing Poo uphill for those ones.

AndyP
12th February 2015, 06:29 PM
Dayum! Of all the people it clashed with...It would be an achievement not to clash with my travel schedule this year.

IanO and I will have the OZgolf European Champs instead.

PeteyD
12th February 2015, 06:30 PM
Icey putt putt? Although that does suck.

AndyP
12th February 2015, 06:30 PM
If you can get damoocow on board, he will be the last man standing.

Lucasto23
12th February 2015, 06:37 PM
Well done my man! Bring her up she can laze by the pool! 3days and walking Bargara?

Good idea not :) and will cart everyday it is available

Webster
12th February 2015, 06:43 PM
Does the winner of these country QLD Champs get an exemption into the real QLD champs?

3puttpete
12th February 2015, 06:52 PM
I'll have one with the lot.

Possible mrs and kid with me but that's pretty unlikely.

Jarro
12th February 2015, 07:09 PM
Does the winner of these country QLD Champs get an exemption into the real QLD champs?

Not a fan of QLD country courses Jack ?

sms316
12th February 2015, 07:12 PM
Not a fan of QLD country courses Jack ?Probably better than Nudgee though.

Jarro
12th February 2015, 07:14 PM
Probably better than Nudgee though.

Gee, didn't see that one coming.

sms316
12th February 2015, 07:15 PM
Gee, didn't see that one coming. Most things go over your head

backintheswing
12th February 2015, 07:16 PM
Does the winner of these country QLD Champs get an exemption into the real QLD champs?

Come and play Jack, you might actually enjoy yourself.

Webster
12th February 2015, 07:21 PM
Not a fan of QLD country courses Jack ?

Are you going Jarro? I might be tempted if your were going to show up. Long way for me to go though.

Jarro
12th February 2015, 07:36 PM
Most things go over your head

Not your sparkling wit

Jarro
12th February 2015, 07:39 PM
Are you going Jarro? I might be tempted if your were going to show up. Long way for me to go though.

Possibly.

I'd have to wait a while longer to commit though... Not sure if I'm working that weekend or not.

Shane788
12th February 2015, 08:05 PM
Dibs on Shane's spare rickshaw buggy too

All good man, I'm in for fri-sun no accommodation :)

backintheswing
12th February 2015, 08:08 PM
All good man, I'm in for fri-sun no accommodation :)

Early to bed each night. You will be the fav!

benno_r
12th February 2015, 08:10 PM
Early to bed each night. You will be the fav!

He already is, with you out and his course knowledge....

Webster
12th February 2015, 08:12 PM
Possibly.

I'd have to wait a while longer to commit though... Not sure if I'm working that weekend or not.

Bit easier for you to get to than me Jarro, although it still 4.5 hours from Brisbane and 4.5 hours home on Sunday for you.

I think I'll wait until the QLD champs come back to the Gold Coast and there's a good sized field again - much easier for interstaters to get to. I really enjoyed the 08 champs when I came up.

BUSHY
12th February 2015, 08:19 PM
DAMN!!! I get back from Scotland on the 31st. Spewing.

sms316
12th February 2015, 08:23 PM
Bit easier for you to get to than me Jarro, although it still 4.5 hours from Brisbane and 4.5 hours home on Sunday for you. I think I'll wait until the QLD champs come back to the Gold Coast and there's a good sized field again - much easier for interstaters to get to. I really enjoyed the 08 champs when I came up. Not as much as I did. ;)

Ferrins
12th February 2015, 11:28 PM
Got lucky as this is the weekend of our GPS tennis bye. I'm good for Fri-Sun golf no cart Sat & two nights acc thanks.

benno_r
12th February 2015, 11:40 PM
Got lucky as this is the weekend of our GPS tennis bye. I'm good for Fri-Sun golf no cart Sat & two nights acc thanks.

Welcome aboard Mr Ferrins, glad you could join us.

Ferrins
12th February 2015, 11:42 PM
It's about time someone won it twice;)

benno_r
12th February 2015, 11:50 PM
It's about time someone won it twice;)

Big call! It's Davemason's home track.

jimandr
13th February 2015, 12:10 AM
I'll have one with the lot.



So will I.

I'm not a very good room sharer (I could snore for Australia) so I might be prepared to pay double and get a room in a villa to myself. There is plenty of time to discuss this and other options closer to the time.

You've done very well with this project in a short time Benno. Excellent work.

benno_r
13th February 2015, 12:28 AM
So will I.

I'm not a very good room sharer (I could snore for Australia) so I might be prepared to pay double and get a room in a villa to myself. There is plenty of time to discuss this and other options closer to the time.

You've done very well with this project in a short time Benno. Excellent work.

Thank you sir, welcome aboard!

benno_r
13th February 2015, 09:35 AM
Team - I have just received word from my bank that the account I gave you will not accept deposits from Random accounts.

Believe this only affects a couple of people - sorry about that.

New details updated.

billp
13th February 2015, 09:58 AM
Benno, send me payment details and I will talk to the wife tonight and see if we can make a weekend of this. Friday, Saturday and Sunday for me.

benno_r
13th February 2015, 10:49 AM
Benno, send me payment details and I will talk to the wife tonight and see if we can make a weekend of this. Friday, Saturday and Sunday for me.

Details are in the spoiler bar mate in the first post.

And, of course, welcome aboard!!

PeteyD
13th February 2015, 12:03 PM
Accommodation is booked. Apparently I got the only 2 bed condo they have. Still have 3 x 3 Bed condos. Will fix payment once the other one bounces back.

damoocow
13th February 2015, 09:18 PM
I'm out. My Qld Champs streak will end at 11.

OMG - what is going on.....

damoocow
13th February 2015, 09:25 PM
Great work Benno.
Have played all those courses and liked them all.
Am in for Sat and Sun at least, will need to see about the Friday yet. [Want to - love Maryborough GC]
Not sure about accom. yet.
Also for people driving back to Brisbane - Isis GC at Childers is worth stopping for.

benno_r
13th February 2015, 09:43 PM
Great work Benno.
Have played all those courses and liked them all.
Am in for Sat and Sun at least, will need to see about the Friday yet. [Want to - love Maryborough GC]
Not sure about accom. yet.
Also for people driving back to Brisbane - Isis GC at Childers is worth stopping for.

Welcome aboard!

Isis is a neat little country 9 holer. If we get enough interest might be able to extend a room or 2 @ CC and play an early morning round there Monday.

SundayHack
13th February 2015, 10:41 PM
I'll take a works burger hold the Monday at this stage though.

benno_r
14th February 2015, 07:57 AM
I'll take a works burger hold the Monday at this stage though.

Updated and welcome aboard!

Captain Nemo
14th February 2015, 07:43 PM
Interested, but I'd need to really sit down and work things out, preferably when I'm not drinking (obviously not tonight) :)

benno_r
14th February 2015, 11:21 PM
Interested, but I'd need to really sit down and work things out, preferably when I'm not drinking (obviously not tonight) :)

Too easy Capt'n.

If you need somewhere to stay in transit, I'll make some room for you.

SundayHack
14th February 2015, 11:36 PM
Interested, but I'd need to really sit down and work things out, preferably when I'm not drinking (obviously not tonight) :)
Best decision are made under the influence. Man up. In or out

markTHEblake
15th February 2015, 06:43 PM
I like the idea of this, It would be worthwhile hiring a bus from brisbane, just need to find a sober driver.....

benno_r
15th February 2015, 06:50 PM
I like the idea of this, It would be worthwhile hiring a bus from brisbane, just need to find a sober driver.....

We did kick around the idea of a Brissy minibus, but we saw 2 issues:

1. It's Ozgolf, and organising a group of Ozgolfers is like trying to herd wild rhinocerus.
2. It's Ozgolf, couldn't think of a sober driver.

If you can get one together though mtb, it would be a great idea I reckon.

Ned
15th February 2015, 06:53 PM
I like the idea of this, It would be worthwhile hiring a bus from brisbane, just need to find a sober driver.....

With a Drivers Authorisation.

markTHEblake
15th February 2015, 07:04 PM
1. It's Ozgolf, and organising a group of Ozgolfers is like trying to herd wild rhinocerus. . That's true but as we have learned long ago, just do it dont discuss it, bus leaves at X time, cost X bucks
2. It's Ozgolf, couldn't think of a sober driver.without a bus we need many sober drivers, probably 10.
If you can get one together though mtb, it would be a great idea I reckon. I have no contacts nor a license, .it may work better organising a bus from Maryborough from Friday PM only. Maybe then cost effective to hire a driver

oldracer
15th February 2015, 07:06 PM
Need the Naga Bus :D

benno_r
15th February 2015, 07:09 PM
Need the Naga Bus :D
Yep, see you on the 29th! 😊

Eag's
15th February 2015, 08:39 PM
Count me in, I am overdue to attend a Champs 8-)

goughy
15th February 2015, 08:46 PM
I like the idea of this, It would be worthwhile hiring a bus from brisbane, just need to find a sober driver.....

Bugger I can't make it! Would have had 10 of us covered!

benno_r
15th February 2015, 08:54 PM
Count me in, I am overdue to attend a Champs 8-)

Done, put you down for Fri Sat Sun golf, 2 nights room and no cart Bargara.

Happy with that?

Eag's
15th February 2015, 08:55 PM
Sounds good benno.

nudgee
16th February 2015, 08:37 PM
benno

I will come up for this one and I think Ploppy Pat is in too - will confirm and come back to you.

PeteyD
16th February 2015, 08:48 PM
Excellent

Jarro
17th February 2015, 05:43 AM
Going to try and book some leave so i can make this.
Will try and find out today.

PeteyD
17th February 2015, 06:52 AM
Excellent!

benno_r
17th February 2015, 08:05 AM
benno

I will come up for this one and I think Ploppy Pat is in too - will confirm and come back to you.


Going to try and book some leave so i can make this.
Will try and find out today.

Excellent lads, let me know ASAP and I'll get you in the mix.

Cheers,
Ben

benno_r
17th February 2015, 08:07 AM
First round of deposits received - thanks guys!

And just a reminder - I will need full name, club and GL at some stage. So far have:
3pp, Ferrins, Peppas, Shane788

Can everyone remember to send through (at your leisure of course).

benno_r
17th February 2015, 08:44 AM
Update: Maryborough capped @ 24. 1st group off at 11:00.

Eag's
17th February 2015, 07:56 PM
Going to try and book some leave so i can make this.
Will try and find out today.

It would be great to see you there Mark, we can both make our Oz Golf Champs comebacks ;)

KristianJ
17th February 2015, 08:13 PM
I'm 70/30 for this, Benno. Will confirm by the end of the week. Fri to Sun golf and I'll check with Pep to see how he's getting up there for transportation purposes...

Jarro
17th February 2015, 08:27 PM
It would be great to see you there Mark, we can both make our Oz Golf Champs comebacks ;)

Yeah sure would mate [emoji4]

nudgee
18th February 2015, 12:52 PM
benno

Nudgee and Ploppy Pat confirmed for the golf but we will sort out accomodation separately (no hommo)

PeteyD
18th February 2015, 12:57 PM
No extractor fans at Coral Cove?

benno_r
18th February 2015, 01:05 PM
benno

Nudgee and Ploppy Pat confirmed for the golf but we will sort out accomodation separately (no hommo)

Update. Welcome aboard lads.

Carts for Saturday?

nudgee
18th February 2015, 04:25 PM
Update. Welcome aboard lads.

Carts for Saturday?

hell yes for the cart - thanks mate

by end of May, I will be dying to get away from Melbourne for a few days to some nice warm weather!!!

benno_r
18th February 2015, 04:37 PM
hell yes for the cart - thanks mate

by end of May, I will be dying to get away from Melbourne for a few days to some nice warm weather!!!

Good plan. We'll get a travel buddies thread up sooner or later. Any ideas where you'll fly to?

Davemason
18th February 2015, 08:03 PM
Benno

Good to see you have finaly got them out of SEQ and traveling north. I'll be right for accommodation but will play the Saturday and Sunday and may come down to Maryborough on the Friday if I can get it off.

I'll even see if I can get a better deal at Coral Cove.

benno_r
18th February 2015, 09:19 PM
Benno

Good to see you have finaly got them out of SEQ and traveling north. I'll be right for accommodation but will play the Saturday and Sunday and may come down to Maryborough on the Friday if I can get it off.

I'll even see if I can get a better deal at Coral Cove.

Too easy mate. I'll put you down for weekend only.

I'll drop you a PM, there is a couple of things to discuss.

Peppas
23rd February 2015, 03:44 PM
Ok any other sydney guys heading to this?

I am looking at flying up Thursday arvo or evening, and back Sunday night.

KristianJ
23rd February 2015, 03:59 PM
I confirmed my attendance to Ben via PM last week but not in the thread.

We can discuss any arrangements over this weekend, but I was planning similar travel arrangements (not sure where I'll be flying into though).

benno_r
23rd February 2015, 04:09 PM
I confirmed my attendance to Ben via PM last week but not in the thread.

We can discuss any arrangements over this weekend, but I was planning similar travel arrangements (not sure where I'll be flying into though).

Yeah, you did, great thread updating by me!

Cart on Saturday?

Peppas
23rd February 2015, 04:24 PM
I confirmed my attendance to Ben via PM last week but not in the thread.

We can discuss any arrangements over this weekend, but I was planning similar travel arrangements (not sure where I'll be flying into though).

Ok chat over the weekend. Or I'll send you an email with the flights I'm looking at...

Peppas
23rd February 2015, 09:44 PM
Will any of the brisbaners be heading back on Sunday and have room to drop me and maybe KJ off at sunshine coast airport?

3puttpete
23rd February 2015, 09:48 PM
Will any of the brisbaners be heading back on Sunday and have room to drop me and maybe KJ off at sunshine coast airport?

Extremely unlikely

KristianJ
23rd February 2015, 09:50 PM
I may do the Monday run, Pep. Happy to add an extra day on to make hitching a ride easier...

But I was thinking a Thur flight to Sunshine Coast as well.

Lucasto23
23rd February 2015, 09:58 PM
Tony I would be able to help out

benno_r
23rd February 2015, 09:59 PM
I may do the Monday run, Pep. Happy to add an extra day on to make hitching a ride easier...

But I was thinking a Thur flight to Sunshine Coast as well.

KJ, if you and Peps can coordinate, I can come and get you both from Sunshine Coast.

If you can jag a lift back to Sunshine Coast or Brisbane, should save you a hire car.

Peppas
23rd February 2015, 10:02 PM
Ok I can fly out of either airport I think Sunday if anyone wants some company for the drive back.

Throw on some horses on the radio and you might get some singing. Just saying. That's gotta make the drive thru gympie and the g spot that much better?

KristianJ
23rd February 2015, 10:04 PM
KJ, if you and Peps can coordinate, I can come and get you both from Sunshine Coast.

If you can jag a lift back to Sunshine Coast or Brisbane, should save you a hire car.

Super...we'll sort out the flight on the weekend.

And yes for Sat cart please.

SundayHack
23rd February 2015, 10:06 PM
I will be going down to the coast. Unsure yet if I will be going Sunday arvo or early Monday morning though

Peppas
24th February 2015, 10:22 AM
Jetstar sale on at the moment so I plan on booking my flight up tonight

If I can work out what I am doing for the Sunday I'll book that flight too, though doesnt look like the sale price applies to that flight...

KristianJ
26th February 2015, 05:14 PM
I was planning to fly into Maroochydore but with Virgin Happy Hour I'll book a Thur flight into Brisbane (still undecided where and when I'll fly out).

Is anyone heading up on Thur arvo that I can snag a ride with?

benno_r
26th February 2015, 05:56 PM
I was planning to fly into Maroochydore but with Virgin Happy Hour I'll book a Thur flight into Brisbane (still undecided where and when I'll fly out).

Is anyone heading up on Thur arvo that I can snag a ride with?

Haven't had any requests for Thursday accommodation for any brissie guys. What time are you planning to get into Brisbane?

Sydney Hacker
26th February 2015, 06:04 PM
I'm a chance of being up in the Bay that week so may be able to make the Maryborough game, will find out in the next week or so.

KristianJ
26th February 2015, 06:18 PM
Haven't had any requests for Thursday accommodation for any brissie guys. What time are you planning to get into Brisbane?

Early arvo?

I may well just bite the bullet and do Jetstar into Maroochydore...even without the sale that finished this morning it'll be a similar price flying there compared to Brissy with Virgin.

benno_r
26th February 2015, 06:29 PM
Early arvo?

I may well just bite the bullet and do Jetstar into Maroochydore...even without the sale that finished this morning it'll be a similar price flying there compared to Brissy with Virgin.

If you are coming in when Tony is, you have a much better chance of getting a lift Thursday night back to the Mary.

Shreko
26th February 2015, 07:52 PM
Unfortunately Shreko and his mates are gone!!!!!!, other sporting conquests on the same weekend

Ferrins
26th February 2015, 08:22 PM
Happy to pay petrol $ if I can get a lift up Thursday am and back Sunday.

Peppas
26th February 2015, 08:49 PM
OK I am flying home from Hervey Bay now on Sunday so thanks for the offers of lifts back to Brissy guys!

benno_r
26th February 2015, 10:32 PM
Unfortunately Shreko and his mates are gone!!!!!!, other sporting conquests on the same weekend

Shame you couldn't make it.

Going to tighten this up to 6 groups. So 8 more proud qlders to get on board.

PeteyD
18th March 2015, 07:29 AM
Bumping this up guys. Come along will be a great weekend!

Daves
18th March 2015, 07:53 AM
You can pencil me in, have been busy and travelling. Will try to lock in the next few weeks.

benno_r
18th March 2015, 08:51 AM
You can pencil me in, have been busy and travelling. Will try to lock in the next few weeks.

Welcome aboard champ!

Pencil for 3 days and some accom?

Daves
18th March 2015, 12:17 PM
Welcome aboard champ!Pencil for 3 days and some accom?Yep.

benno_r
18th March 2015, 01:01 PM
Yep.

In!

KristianJ
18th March 2015, 01:11 PM
I've decided to cast my Queensland tripping further north to Cairns for COC, given in part that my sister's fiance looks like having his buck's on 30/5.

Fortunately I hadn't booked any flights as yet...

markTHEblake
18th March 2015, 01:31 PM
Anyone else from Gold Coast going/thinking and not playing the Monday?
I have been an advocate for taking the Champs away from the city, but it's a 5.5 hour trip back on Sunday after 3 long days of golf. So Ideally want to share drive with 2 or 3 to break up the boredom.

3puttpete
18th March 2015, 01:39 PM
Anyone else from Gold Coast going/thinking and not playing the Monday?
I have been an advocate for taking the Champs away from the city, but it's a 5.5 hour trip back on Sunday after 3 long days of golf. So Ideally want to share drive with 2 or 3 to break up the boredom.

From Brisbane. Not wedded to Monday

benno_r
18th March 2015, 01:42 PM
I've decided to cast my Queensland tripping further north to Cairns for COC, given in part that my sister's fiance looks like having his buck's on 30/5.

Fortunately I hadn't booked any flights as yet...

Disappoint.

benno_r
18th March 2015, 01:42 PM
Monday is only going to be something informal for the stragglers.

markTHEblake
18th March 2015, 01:52 PM
I would like to do monday also for the purpose of breaking up the drive, But normally Monday's are off limits for days off for me.

billp
18th March 2015, 05:00 PM
The Sunday drive will be brutal. I just did the drive to and from Mackay. Got pinged by the cops on the way home around Marybourough overtaking a dickhead doing 90 and speeding up for the overtaking lane, so my place is in jeperdy. Crappy thing was I sat on 103 the entire trip for that very reason.

Need to wine and dine the misses a little, will give an official answer in a week or two.

billp
20th March 2015, 07:41 AM
Guys, I am officially out sorry. My wife reminded me in the way only a loving partner can that this weekend is actually my sons birthday :oops:. I feel terrible for letting you guys down, and even worse for forgetting my only childs birthday.

3puttpete
20th March 2015, 10:05 AM
How old's your boy?

billp
20th March 2015, 11:27 AM
3 so I should remember the date by now.

I tried to talk her into a weekend away for his special day, but a party has already been arranged.

backintheswing
20th March 2015, 11:28 AM
3 so I should remember the date by now.

I tried to talk her into a weekend away for his special day, but a party has already been arranged.

A weekend away in Maryborough?

3puttpete
20th March 2015, 11:59 AM
3 so I should remember the date by now.

I tried to talk her into a weekend away for his special day, but a party has already been arranged.

He's not gonna care

billp
20th March 2015, 11:59 AM
Waiting 6 hours for me to come back to the hotel was not a selling point, and the fact that Marybourough is a hole also didn't help :)

billp
20th March 2015, 12:00 PM
He's not gonna care

It's not him I'm worried about Pete :)

3puttpete
20th March 2015, 12:04 PM
It's not him I'm worried about Pete :)

[emoji2]

Peppas
23rd March 2015, 09:58 AM
Just sorted out my leave for this event

BOOYAH!

benno_r
23rd March 2015, 10:23 AM
Team Ozgolf,

Our friendly Bargara golf course may have forgotten that our Saturday is their ladies champ day, so we have had a slight reshuffle to Bundaberg GC.

They are doing their best to help out, and have shuffled their Saturday comp for us to have an 11:00am tee time.

Price remains the same.

Cheers,
Ben

PeteyD
23rd March 2015, 10:24 AM
Awesome stuff Ben!

3puttpete
23rd March 2015, 10:32 AM
Nice work

Peppas
23rd March 2015, 10:36 AM
Sounds like fun...

benno_r
23rd March 2015, 10:41 AM
I know. And we have one confirmed buffet dinner and possibly another exciting make your own dinner for Saturday night.

If that doesn't get people excited I don't know what will.

Peppas
23rd March 2015, 10:48 AM
I know. And we have one confirmed buffet dinner and possibly another exciting make your own dinner for Saturday night.

If that doesn't get people excited I don't know what will.

I love buffets!

Ferrins
23rd March 2015, 11:03 AM
I love buffets!

Yeah I like eating partially digested cuisine.

WBennett
23rd March 2015, 11:15 AM
11pm? Thats a touch late

benno_r
23rd March 2015, 11:22 AM
11pm? Thats a touch late

ah hah! Nothing a few cars and headlights wont fix.

AndyP
23rd March 2015, 04:11 PM
Pencil.

benno_r
23rd March 2015, 04:13 PM
Pencil.


ooohhhhh... really?

benno_r
23rd March 2015, 04:22 PM
Still got enough room for 2 more groups Ozgolfers.

If I had some steak knives, I'd throw them in.

AndyP
23rd March 2015, 04:43 PM
ooohhhhh... really?Yep. The 6 week trip for training that I just had was wasteful, so we have canned the future blocks of training that ruled me out for this. The hurdles for this now are the family and any potential domestic travel, which should only happen during the week anyway.

benno_r
23rd March 2015, 05:17 PM
Yep. The 6 week trip for training that I just had was wasteful, so we have canned the future blocks of training that ruled me out for this. The hurdles for this now are the family and any potential domestic travel, which should only happen during the week anyway.

Awesome. Hope you can make it. Got room at my place for Thursday night if you need it.

Ferrins
23rd March 2015, 08:26 PM
I will pay the $210 this week.

benno_r
23rd March 2015, 08:43 PM
I will pay the $210 this week.
Beauty, thanks mate.

Ferrins
23rd March 2015, 08:48 PM
3 times I have put the money aside but spent it on golf clubs before getting to Bank West.

benno_r
23rd March 2015, 09:47 PM
3 times I have put the money aside but spent it on golf clubs before getting to Bank West.
Total valid reasons there.

AndyP
23rd March 2015, 10:24 PM
Awesome. Hope you can make it. Got room at my place for Thursday night if you need it.I think going the full works might be a bit too much, with the amount of work travel I have now.

I just asked the missus if she wanted a family weekend away up there. She was interested until I mentioned I would be playing golf. I said "stuff you then, I'll go by myself".

peter_rs
24th March 2015, 12:01 AM
Back from overseas.

Shazza has asked so I just have to wait and see how the funds look mid next month

3puttpete
24th March 2015, 12:02 AM
I think going the full works might be a bit too much, with the amount of work travel I have now.

I just asked the missus if she wanted a family weekend away up there. She was interested until I mentioned I would be playing golf. I said "stuff you then, I'll go by myself".

I had a similar conversation with a different ending. She said "You go. Have fun"

PeteyD
24th March 2015, 07:09 AM
Mine is coming, along with the monsters. Mainly to share the driving coming home, or that is what I keep telling myself.

Daves
24th March 2015, 08:53 AM
I think going the full works might be a bit too much, with the amount of work travel I have now.

I just asked the missus if she wanted a family weekend away up there. She was interested until I mentioned I would be playing golf. I said "stuff you then, I'll go by myself".

Did you get it out before you hit the floor!:wink:

benno_r
24th March 2015, 12:00 PM
Back from overseas.

Shazza has asked so I just have to wait and see how the funds look mid next month

Fingers crossed, be great to see you both there.

benno_r
24th March 2015, 12:01 PM
We have the 9th green about 30m from the villas. I am sure a few car headlights could lead to a Saturday night putting championships.

3puttpete
24th March 2015, 12:35 PM
Meet me on the 9th green at 9. Dress nice

benno_r
24th March 2015, 12:36 PM
Meet me on the 9th green at 9. Dress nice

The 1st and 2nd greens are close too. Lots of quiet "reflection" time available @ 9pm Saturday night by the sounds of it.

Ferrins
27th March 2015, 12:39 PM
Bloody hell spent the money again! $210 in cash is sich a good figure to blow on golf gear.:)

benno_r
30th March 2015, 07:18 AM
Bumping this to the top guys. Have a few admin things to tidy up.

1. Have first payments of deposits for accommodation due shortly, so need everyone to make some form of deposit. I am thinking a minimum of $50. As per original post this was due end of March, so some deposits within the next week would be great.

2. Still waiting on a number of Full names, clubs and Golflink numbers.

Also, I have removed the condo option, and have held 5 villas (18/20 people depending on solo roomers).

Cheers,
Ben

Ferrins
30th March 2015, 07:35 AM
Bundaberg recpricol list

http://www.bundaberggolfclub.com.au/reciprocal%20clubs.htm

Keperra is on the list Damo.

damoocow
30th March 2015, 08:42 PM
Bumping this to the top guys. Have a few admin things to tidy up.

1. Have first payments of deposits for accommodation due shortly, so need everyone to make some form of deposit. I am thinking a minimum of $50. As per original post this was due end of March, so some deposits within the next week would be great.

2. Still waiting on a number of Full names, clubs and Golflink numbers.

Also, I have removed the condo option, and have held 5 villas (18/20 people depending on solo roomers).

Cheers,
Ben

Thanks for the reminder...Will get the wife onto it this week .

damoocow
30th March 2015, 08:45 PM
Bundaberg recpricol list

http://www.bundaberggolfclub.com.au/reciprocal%20clubs.htm

Keperra is on the list Damo.

I wondered what you were going on about as I thought we were playing Bargara. I like Bundaberg City better than Bargara anyway but haven't been there since all the townhouses have gone in.
I have never used reciprocal so have no idea how it works...

Ferrins
30th March 2015, 08:49 PM
Usually means you won't have to bring your own toilet paper. Plus you only pay comp fee if full reciprocal.

Daves
2nd April 2015, 10:41 AM
Hi Benno, I am still trying to sort out some late breaking crinkles before I can confirm attendance. Will let you know as soon as I can.

Note to self: Get Trophy engraved!

Daves
13th April 2015, 08:13 AM
Hi Benno, I am still trying to sort out some late breaking crinkles before I can confirm attendance. Will let you know as soon as I can.

Note to self: Get Trophy engraved!

Crinkles sorted! I am definitely in. I just need to find out if the BH wants to come along for the trip.

benno_r
13th April 2015, 08:24 AM
Crinkles sorted! I am definitely in. I just need to find out if the BH wants to come along for the trip.

Great news champ.

benno_r
13th April 2015, 08:27 AM
Had a coupe of deposits in, thanks Jim and Damo.

Keep them coming please people! This is only 6 weeks away and I have to start making payments.

benno_r
13th April 2015, 08:47 AM
http://golfinqueensland.com.au/2015/03/12-of-our-favourite-par-3s-in-australia/5/

Hole 2 of Champs Sunday....

damoocow
13th April 2015, 03:49 PM
Benno - can you put me down for a shared room please - won't worry about a non share one. Cheers.

benno_r
13th April 2015, 03:53 PM
Benno - can you put me down for a shared room please - won't worry about a non share one. Cheers.

Done Sir.

A reminder to people who want their own room - it will be $80 a night. I know Jim has it as a maybe, but just a note for others.

Davemason
13th April 2015, 06:28 PM
http://golfinqueensland.com.au/2015/03/12-of-our-favourite-par-3s-in-australia/5/

Hole 2 of Champs Sunday....

Benno

Are you planing to play the course from the back tees ??? (Blue)

benno_r
13th April 2015, 06:39 PM
Benno

Are you planing to play the course from the back tees ??? (Blue)

Have asked them to set it up for us, they agreed its ok.

Daves
14th April 2015, 08:56 AM
The Mrs is stating at home so I am in for share accommodation. I will also cart it for the Saturday round please. I will transfer funds today. Just confirming it will be $227 with Saturday Cart?

benno_r
14th April 2015, 09:04 AM
The Mrs is stating at home so I am in for share accommodation. I will also cart it for the Saturday round please. I will transfer funds today. Just confirming it will be $227 with Saturday Cart?

Confirmed, $227 with cart.

benno_r
14th April 2015, 09:07 AM
OK Qld Ozgolfers, still plenty of spots for this. Support your championships, your regional courses, your local farmers, and children. Never forget the children.

LeftyHoges
14th April 2015, 09:18 AM
OK Qld Ozgolfers, still plenty of spots for this. Support your championships, your regional courses, your local farmers, and children. Never forget the children.

35308

AndyP
14th April 2015, 10:16 AM
OK Qld Ozgolfers, still plenty of spots for this. Support your championships, your regional courses, your local farmers, and children. Never forget the children.My status is still the same unfortunately, Benno. I don't even know if I am still in the country or not.

SundayHack
14th April 2015, 12:43 PM
Am pumped for this weekend. After finding out today that we are expecting our second child due in October I don't think golf weekends will be possible much longer with 2 under 2. I might even bring my alter ego Frank the Tank with me, he loves a drink.

Peppas
14th April 2015, 01:24 PM
Am pumped for this weekend. After finding out today that we are expecting our second child due in October I don't think golf weekends will be possible much longer with 2 under 2. I might even bring my alter ego Frank the Tank with me, he loves a drink.

Awesome, I hear there's a quad in the middle of town?

benno_r
14th April 2015, 01:42 PM
Awesome, I hear there's a quad in the middle of town?

Does that make you the Godfather?

Peppas
14th April 2015, 01:58 PM
Does that make you the Godfather?

Sure, if someone has to do it!

We just need someone to be Blue and we will be set!

Eag's
16th April 2015, 04:57 PM
Sorry guys, I am going to have to pull out of the Champs. My missus has just been made redundant so funds will be tight for awhile :(

Jarro
18th April 2015, 10:18 AM
Sorry guys, I am going to have to pull out of the Champs. My missus has just been made redundant so funds will be tight for awhile :(

Sorry to hear that mate, hope she finds another gig soon.

Eag's
21st April 2015, 07:25 PM
Thanks Mark, another few months like we have just had and we will be on struggle street :smt087

benno_r
24th April 2015, 10:03 AM
Updates:
Payment received from the Champ.
Unfortunate withdrawal of Eag's (hope it comes good soon for you mate)

Jim - you still chasing your own room? If so, I haven't factored in the "single room fee" (accom fee x2)

All other Qlder's - get on board. Good courses, and a great weekend.

Cheers,
ben

peter_rs
25th April 2015, 07:17 PM
How many spaces?

benno_r
25th April 2015, 07:24 PM
How many spaces?
Enough for you and shaz.

nudgee
25th April 2015, 07:29 PM
How many spaces?

Come on Pete - you two would make it 16!

Ferrins
26th April 2015, 07:03 AM
My money should be in Monday.

benno_r
26th April 2015, 07:28 AM
My money should be in Monday.
I hope so. You just cant kep messing with me like this man! 😊

peter_rs
26th April 2015, 08:14 AM
Have to work out details

Shazza has pennants Friday so it would only be the weekend

jimandr
27th April 2015, 12:09 AM
Updates:

Jim - you still chasing your own room? If so, I haven't factored in the "single room fee" (accom fee x2)

Cheers,
ben

Benno,

As it appears at this stage there may be some space free, I'll be anti-social and stump up for a room for one. Send me a PM with the amount owing and I'll make arrangements.

Ferrins
27th April 2015, 01:38 PM
Sorry but I'm out for this,

nudgee
28th April 2015, 11:50 AM
Sorry but I'm out for this,

That's a shame mate - was hoping to get back some of the birdie money I have lost to you over the years :(

3puttpete
29th April 2015, 01:27 PM
30 more sleeps

SundayHack
29th April 2015, 03:11 PM
Dropping like fly's. There has got to be a few more willing participants surely.

nudgee
29th April 2015, 07:14 PM
Dropping like fly's. There has got to be a few more willing participants surely.

Quality not quantity :wink:

backintheswing
29th April 2015, 07:18 PM
I may come down for this still, but it depends how I go in the first 2 rounds of club champs that are the weekend before this. If I am over 149, I might start in this.

backintheswing
29th April 2015, 07:19 PM
I may come down for this still, but it depends how I go in the first 2 rounds of club champs that are the weekend before this. If I am over 149, I might start in this.

Could also have jazzdog in tow.

markTHEblake
29th April 2015, 07:31 PM
I could be a late entry, but lost motivation when Ferrins pulled out.

nudgee
29th April 2015, 08:02 PM
I could be a late entry, but lost motivation when Ferrins pulled out.

Yeah ferret - seemed like a quick last minutę change - all good with you matę?

3puttpete
4th May 2015, 03:08 PM
What's the deal with Saturday to and from the course, are we making our own way?

benno_r
4th May 2015, 03:21 PM
Nothing planned at the moment. Car pooling I suppose.

3puttpete
4th May 2015, 03:24 PM
I don't see how that'll help but I'm up for anything

35523

benno_r
6th May 2015, 08:29 AM
3.5 weeks awsy team, need everyone to start getting payment in.

Visited coral cove Monday, playing Maryborough right now. Conditions are excellent, get excite, and get on board those who are not yet in!

PeteyD
6th May 2015, 09:04 AM
Excellent!!

3puttpete
6th May 2015, 09:26 AM
23 sleeps.

Gotta buy some gloves and then get my balls sorted.

jimandr
6th May 2015, 10:09 AM
Gotta buy some gloves and then get my balls sorted.

Should I? No, I'll let 3pp make his own balls joke.

Benno, do you have any early weather advice? Is it likely to get cold enough to require long trousers or wet enough for proper waterproofs?

benno_r
6th May 2015, 11:15 AM
Should I? No, I'll let 3pp make his own balls joke.

Benno, do you have any early weather advice? Is it likely to get cold enough to require long trousers or wet enough for proper waterproofs?
Generally, May/June has very little rain, but it's not unheard of. Mostly light showers if it happens.

It'll be cold enough for jeans/jumpers at night and early morning. Id only think of pants on the Sunday. Shorts for the afternoon rounds no problem...

3puttpete
6th May 2015, 11:34 AM
.

3puttpete
6th May 2015, 03:24 PM
What's the buggy situation at Maryborough? Shall I bring my own?

Peppas
6th May 2015, 03:39 PM
Can someone buy balls for me to lose?

3puttpete
6th May 2015, 03:52 PM
Can someone buy balls for me to lose?

In a 15 pack at big w?

Peppas
6th May 2015, 04:14 PM
In a 15 pack at big w?

MTB will be cheaper right

benno_r
6th May 2015, 04:27 PM
Basic hire buggies are available at Maryborough. Will find out if they are free or a small charge.

jimandr
6th May 2015, 04:35 PM
Can someone buy balls for me to lose?

Didn't you just buy 3 dozen? I'm sure I read a BOOYAH! in another thread recently.

Or was Barny such carnage that the 36 are gone already?

Peppas
6th May 2015, 04:43 PM
Didn't you just buy 3 dozen? I'm sure I read a BOOYAH! in another thread recently.

Or was Barny such carnage that the 36 are gone already?

I bought 2 dozen. I think I have a dozen left, though I just lost 6 around nirwana Bali yesterday.

I just trying to cut down my golf luggage in case I have to be a golf club mule...

3puttpete
6th May 2015, 04:47 PM
Can someone buy balls for me to lose?

Pm sent

Jarro
6th May 2015, 05:53 PM
Any spare spots for just the Friday round at Maryborough ?

benno_r
6th May 2015, 06:21 PM
Any spare spots for just the Friday round at Maryborough ?

Certainly.

Lucasto23
6th May 2015, 09:59 PM
Sorry Benno will get my act in gear :) who is my roomies ;)

benno_r
6th May 2015, 10:38 PM
Sorry Benno will get my act in gear :) who is my roomies ;)
It's like a draft. Early payers get the best picks...

3puttpete
6th May 2015, 10:39 PM
Woohoo!

Bring an extra blanket Lucas. It could get cold in the car.

Lucasto23
6th May 2015, 11:31 PM
I'm sure I could find a warm bed somewhere mate ;)

backintheswing
7th May 2015, 06:28 AM
I'm sure I could find a warm bed somewhere mate ;)

Just make it like vic champs, don't sleep.

Ferrins
10th May 2015, 06:20 PM
I have just tranferred $210 not as a donation but for a place in the field thx

benno_r
10th May 2015, 06:22 PM
I have just tranferred $210 not as a donation but for a place in the field thx

Are you messing with me Mr? For reals? If so, shit just got real people.

Ferrins
10th May 2015, 06:38 PM
$ is in transit.

PeteyD
10th May 2015, 07:24 PM
Looks like the family may not make it. How sits the accommodation at the moment, we have a 2 bed beach condo booked, and I forfeit the $100 deposit if I cancel it out.

benno_r
10th May 2015, 07:31 PM
Bummer. Should be room. Going to confrm tomorrow, but with:
4x own room (2 villas)
7x share (2 villas w/ one current spare) we will be right on the money

Will hold 1 more villa for when AndyP/Bits/RS's getting their backsides into gear. Buy only for another week I think.

PeteyD
10th May 2015, 07:34 PM
I am not sure I can get there now either ...

benno_r
10th May 2015, 07:41 PM
I am not sure I can get there now either ...

Only allowed if you send Andy in your place...

Hope it all sorts itself out for you mate.

PeteyD
10th May 2015, 08:02 PM
I am going to have to pull out :( AndyP get your butt there. Things should settle down, they have just got a bit hairy for the time being.

nudgee
11th May 2015, 06:24 AM
Pat and I still need accomodation - to whom do I transfer coin?

benno_r
11th May 2015, 06:31 AM
Pat and I still need accomodation - to whom do I transfer coin?

Send it through to me mate - I have factored you guys in, will be making first payment today.

benno_r
12th May 2015, 07:39 AM
Confirmations made with Maryborough and Coral Cove yesterday. Deposits for 4x Villas made and a 5th on hold for 2 more weeks.

3puttpete
12th May 2015, 07:48 AM
Good man

Ferrins
12th May 2015, 09:21 AM
Can someone buy balls for me to lose?

I have a box of 60 odd Jap balls you can pick through. I can also bring a Clicgear if someone wants to borrow it.

Peppas
12th May 2015, 10:28 AM
I have a box of 60 odd Jap balls you can pick through. I can also bring a Clicgear if someone wants to borrow it.

You're a good guy ferret!

3puttpete
12th May 2015, 02:32 PM
Oi Benno, do these villas contain single beds or is this a pro homo weekend?

benno_r
12th May 2015, 02:41 PM
Oi Benno, do these villas contain single beds or is this a pro homo weekend?

One villa does.

Going to be an awesome lucky dip roomy raffle!

benno_r
12th May 2015, 02:51 PM
OK, just double checked:

Some people will be happy to know everyone gets their own bed.

Others will be disappointed that everyone gets their own bed.

edit: Each villa has 2 rooms - a common room with 2 beds, and a second room with 2 beds.

benno_r
12th May 2015, 03:01 PM
And for those wondering:
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e191/benno_r/champs weather_zps6eskungj.jpg

backintheswing
12th May 2015, 03:27 PM
Too cold for me

Peppas
12th May 2015, 03:28 PM
Wow pants weather

benno_r
12th May 2015, 04:17 PM
And for the course nerds who want to start figuring out the unfamiliar courses:

http://www.swingbyswing.com/courses/Australia/Queensland/Maryborough/Maryborough-Golf-Club/39808

(http://www.swingbyswing.com/courses/Australia/Queensland/Maryborough/Maryborough-Golf-Club/39808)http://www.swingbyswing.com/courses/Australia/Queensland/Bundaberg/Bundaberg/39375

(http://www.swingbyswing.com/courses/Australia/Queensland/Bundaberg/Bundaberg/39375)http://www.swingbyswing.com/courses/Australia/QLD/Coral-Cove/Coral-Cove-Golf-Club/32010

jimandr
12th May 2015, 04:44 PM
Gees, Benno, you could've picked courses with easier first holes for us.

According to that link, 1 at Maryborough is 449 and 1 at Bundy is 438. Even in yards, they are tough starts. Mind you, the website also had flags in the bunkers on a few holes.

I'm not looking forward to the par 6 hole. It appears that hole has a forced water carry just to make life harder. Still, it can't be too hard. According to that website, someone went round Coral Cove in 62. He must be a poster on ISG.

3puttpete
12th May 2015, 04:49 PM
Gees, Benno, you could've picked courses with easier first holes for us.

According to that link, 1 at Maryborough is 449 and 1 at Bundy is 438. Even in yards, they are tough starts.

Driver, hybrid, wedge, putt, putt, putt 6/1, better than a wipe, good start. Next!

benno_r
12th May 2015, 04:55 PM
Gees, Benno, you could've picked courses with easier first holes for us.

According to that link, 1 at Maryborough is 449 and 1 at Bundy is 438. Even in yards, they are tough starts. Mind you, the website also had flags in the bunkers on a few holes.

I'm not looking forward to the par 6 hole. It appears that hole has a forced water carry just to make life harder. Still, it can't be too hard. According to that website, someone went round Coral Cove in 62. He must be a poster on ISG.

Both are long but not that tough. Very open.

Par 6 is straight forward, only the biggest of bomber is in trouble off the tee. Coming into the green is where it is tough. Overhanging tree left 200 out. Overhanging tree right 100m out. Elephant hub green.

To me, the pick of the Coral cove holes are the ones near the club house - 1,2,3,4,8,9,18 are the pick.

Peppas
12th May 2015, 04:55 PM
17th at Maryborough is the best hole. Just sayin'!

benno_r
12th May 2015, 04:59 PM
Question also came up about practice facilities:

Maryborough: Putting green and short game warm up near clubhouse. Driving range is across the road in a paddock - byo balls.

Bundaberg: Putting green warm up near club house. 180m range next to 18th hole, club supplies balls.

Coral Cove: Putting green near club house. Short game warm up next to first hole. Driving range 4min cart drive (next to 7th hole) - byo balls.

Hope that helps.

3puttpete
12th May 2015, 05:06 PM
17th at Maryborough is the best hole. Just sayin'!

Easy hole