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Dcanto
27th June 2017, 10:53 AM
Whether you want to fine tune your game, do some last minute sand-bagging, or simply to experience the famous (..infamous..) Gordonvale Golf Club, then you're welcome to join me. http://www.gordonvalegolfclub.com.au/http://www.swingbyswing.com/courses/Australia/Queensland/Cairns/Gordonvale-Golf-Club/43259

Cost: $20 including comp fees - single stroke according to fixtures list. Carts are available so please let me know if you would like one reserved.


Time: Latest tee times for the comp are usually around 12:30pm. I should be able to get later tee times if required, to give anyone travelling on the day some extra time to get to GGC.
Any questions don't hesitate to ask.

1. Dcanto
2. Benno_r
3. AndyP
4. Courty
5. Jimandr
6. Haysey
7. KristianJ
8. Lefty
9. Bushy—dark pencil—
10. Peter_rs

benno_r
27th June 2017, 10:57 AM
Count me in Walking please.

Dcanto
27th June 2017, 11:16 AM
1. Dcanto
2. Benno_r

Dcanto
27th June 2017, 11:17 AM
Count me in Walking please. No worries 👍.

peter_rs
27th June 2017, 11:37 AM
I will be up there but won't make the call this far out

AndyP
27th June 2017, 12:52 PM
1. Dcanto
2. Benno_r
3. AndyP

Arrive at airport at 11:05am.

Hopefully this isn't my next round before the Champs, but it might be.

Courty
27th June 2017, 04:06 PM
In!

jimandr
28th June 2017, 05:33 PM
I'm in.

I have no further questions at this stage.

Dcanto
29th June 2017, 09:57 AM
I'm in.

I have no further questions at this stage.

Excellent!

Iain
29th June 2017, 02:26 PM
I should be good for this.

1. Dcanto
2. Benno_r
3. AndyP
4. Courty
5. Jimandr
6. Iain

Dcanto
29th June 2017, 09:09 PM
Cheers Iain.

Dcanto
11th July 2017, 01:38 PM
Barring unforeseen circumstances, such as a sudden desire to actually do some work for a change, Haysey will be joining us.

KristianJ
11th July 2017, 07:09 PM
Once my tax return is sorted I'll be booking flights...most likely will fly in on the Wed so ink me in please.

Dcanto
11th July 2017, 08:35 PM
No worries KJ. I'll add you to the list once I'm in front of a computer. Whenever I try to edit the OP from my mobile the formatting goes haywire.

Dcanto
22nd August 2017, 09:33 AM
The timesheet is now open. At this stage last tee-off is set at 12:10pm but I can have a chat to the club about whether it is possible to extend that to accommodate any later arrivals.

Anyone else interested?

BUSHY
22nd August 2017, 12:15 PM
DC Iím in but Iíve got a few things on at work that might throw a spanner in the works but I wonít know for at least a week.

1. Dcanto
2. Benno_r
3. AndyP
4. Courty
5. Jimandr
6. Iain
7. Bushyódark penciló

Dcanto
22nd August 2017, 01:53 PM
DC I’m in but I’ve got a few things on at work that might throw a spanner in the works but I won’t know for at least a week.

No worries Bushy - OP updated. I probably won't e-mail the club until a couple of days beforehand. Unfortunately the Micropower system doesn't allow me to add visitors and so I'll have to get the club to enter the groups.

Courty
22nd August 2017, 01:57 PM
I think Lefty is in for this now as well...?

Dcanto
22nd August 2017, 02:01 PM
I think Lefty is in for this now as well...?

I've added him to the OP (whether he likes it or not) :).

So far we are at 10. Be nice to have 3 even groups - is solarman going to play or is he getting a pedicure on Thursday?

Courty
22nd August 2017, 02:02 PM
I've added him to the OP (whether he likes it or not) :).

So far we are at 10. Be nice to have 3 even groups - is solarman going to play or is he getting a pedicure on Thursday?

Not even Solarman knows what Solarman is doing, so the rest of us have no chance. :lol:

BUSHY
22nd August 2017, 02:26 PM
No worries Bushy - OP updated. I probably won't e-mail the club until a couple of days beforehand. Unfortunately the Micropower system doesn't allow me to add visitors and so I'll have to get the club to enter the groups.

Cheers mate.

solarman
22nd August 2017, 03:12 PM
No worries Bushy - OP updated. I probably won't e-mail the club until a couple of days beforehand. Unfortunately the Micropower system doesn't allow me to add visitors and so I'll have to get the club to enter the groups.

Rubbish.....Gordonvale doesn't have internet or email.

Dcanto
22nd August 2017, 04:14 PM
Rubbish.....Gordonvale doesn't have internet or email.

You should feel right at home then Bob.

So are you going to play on Thursday or will you be pretending to work instead?

peter_rs
22nd August 2017, 09:32 PM
I can play to fill numbers.

Dcanto
23rd August 2017, 12:04 AM
I can play to fill numbers.

Excellent - thanks Peter! You're on the list.

Dcanto
28th August 2017, 11:18 AM
Okay, a bit over a week to go (can't come quick enough). Who is flying in on Thursday and what time(s) are you arriving? I'll look to contact GGC in the next few days to finalize reserving spots on the timesheet and, if required, to see if we can extend the last tee time for the comp for those that want to have their round handicapped.

For the non-FNQers, if you wouldn't mind pm'ing your Golflink numbers to me by early next week please, that would be helpful.

Cheers.

AndyP
28th August 2017, 12:19 PM
I arrive at the airport at 11:05am.

Golflink Number is 5012902759.

benno_r
28th August 2017, 12:24 PM
I'll be driving in from Cardwell. Hopefully arriving around 10:30.

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KristianJ
28th August 2017, 12:28 PM
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And I'm hoping to get from my Wed accommodation to the Bay Village, drop off everything except my clubs, and snag a lift off whoever is available and has a spare seat.

Dcanto
28th August 2017, 12:51 PM
I arrive at the airport at 11:05am.Golflink Number is 5012902759. Just confirming, you're going to need a lift?

AndyP
28th August 2017, 01:14 PM
Just confirming, you're going to need a lift?
Ja. I have a seat in Courty's car, but I don't know if it extended to this trip from the airport to Gordonvale.

Dcanto
28th August 2017, 01:49 PM
Ja. I have a seat in Courty's car, but I don't know if it extended to this trip from the airport to Gordonvale. No worries, I could swing past the airport and pick you up if Courty couldn't.

jimandr
28th August 2017, 02:00 PM
2032004849

And I'm hoping to get from my Wed accommodation to the Bay Village, drop off everything except my clubs, and snag a lift off whoever is available and has a spare seat.

I'll be arriving Wednesday and staying Wednesday night, taking my pick of the best rooms, checking out the food and other facilities, then probably driving KJ to the course Thursday.

g/l 2200107624

AndyP
28th August 2017, 04:39 PM
No worries, I could swing past the airport and pick you up if Courty couldn't.
That would be appreciated, if it's not much trouble. Hopefully it can tie in with someone else arriving at the airport.

KristianJ
28th August 2017, 06:54 PM
Thanks Jim!

Dcanto
28th August 2017, 07:16 PM
That would be appreciated, if it's not much trouble. Hopefully it can tie in with someone else arriving at the airport. No worries. It will be easier for me to swing past the airport rather than for Courty to double back. Who are you flying with?

peter_rs
28th August 2017, 07:40 PM
Land Wednesday
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mrbluu
28th August 2017, 08:36 PM
I land on Thursday night.
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Dcanto
28th August 2017, 09:13 PM
I land on Thursday night.201743104727 Just a bit late for the round at Gordonvale. 😞

BUSHY
28th August 2017, 09:29 PM
Do you need my Golflink Dave??

AndyP
28th August 2017, 09:42 PM
No worries. It will be easier for me to swing past the airport rather than for Courty to double back. Who are you flying with?
Jetstar. Which is risky, but not as risky as the flight back with Tiger.

Dcanto
28th August 2017, 10:24 PM
Do you need my Golflink Dave?? Yes please Sam.

BUSHY
28th August 2017, 11:35 PM
Yes please Sam.

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BUSHY
31st August 2017, 09:01 AM
DC Iím in but Iíve got a few things on at work that might throw a spanner in the works but I wonít know for at least a week.

1. Dcanto
2. Benno_r
3. AndyP
4. Courty
5. Jimandr
6. Iain
7. Bushyódark penciló

No spanners. Iím in 100%[emoji1360]

Iain
31st August 2017, 11:15 AM
Im out sorry. Not making champs.

Dcanto
31st August 2017, 01:31 PM
Im out sorry. Not making champs. Bugger! Sorry to hear that Iain.

Dcanto
31st August 2017, 01:34 PM
Just gotten confirmation from GGC that the last three groups have been reserved for us and as we are the last groups in the comp a later tee time than 12:10pm shouldn't be a problem. That is unless anyone needs a cart. Is anyone thinking of riding? If so I can slot you into one of the earlier groups.

BUSHY
31st August 2017, 01:35 PM
Iíll be walking mate. Thanks Dave.

mrbluu
31st August 2017, 08:18 PM
That would be appreciated, if it's not much trouble. Hopefully it can tie in with someone else arriving at the airport.
Just a bit late for the round at Gordonvale. [emoji20]I know :(

Dcanto
31st August 2017, 09:14 PM
I know :( We'll see where everyone is at when you get in otherwise I'll take you down the esplanade for a bite and a perv. ;)

LeftyHoges
31st August 2017, 10:50 PM
We'll see where everyone is at when you get in otherwise I'll take you down the esplanade for a bite and a perv. ;)

I can highly recommend this.

Remind me again why I'm playing at Gordonvale instead of doing this myself?

Dcanto
31st August 2017, 11:31 PM
I can highly recommend this.

Remind me again why I'm playing at Gordonvale instead of doing this myself?

Because Courty doesn't want to suffer alone and needs someone to listen to him whinge. :)

LeftyHoges
31st August 2017, 11:38 PM
Because Courty doesn't want to suffer alone and needs someone to listen to him whinge. :)Pfffft, I'm DEFINITELY not THAT nice a bloke.

benno_r
1st September 2017, 12:04 AM
Pfffft, I'm DEFINITELY not THAT nice a bloke.You weren't the last, but Solarman said you could have a freeby anyway.

Dcanto
3rd September 2017, 07:44 PM
Barring unforeseen circumstances, illness or injury the groups for Thursday are:








Group 1:
11:56am




Courty
Lefty
Jimandr
Peter_rs








Group 2:
12:03pm




Haysey
Benno_r
Bushy









Group 3:
12:10pm




Dcanto
AndyP
KristianJ





As we are the last three groups we do have the ability to tee off a bit later if required, The only caveat being that if we tee off a bit later we may not be able to get carts for the later groups.

LeftyHoges
4th September 2017, 12:44 AM
Barring unforeseen circumstances, illness or injury the groups for Thursday are:








Group 1:
11:56am




Courty
Lefty
Jimandr
Peter_rs








Group 2:
12:03pm




Haysey
Benno_r
Bushy









Group 3:
12:10pm




Dcanto
AndyP
KristianJ





As we are the last three groups we do have the ability to tee off a bit later if required, The only caveat being that if we tee off a bit later we may not be able to get carts for the later groups.People are carting around G'vale!?

Wow.

Dcanto
4th September 2017, 06:26 AM
People are carting around G'vale!?

Wow.

All part of the relaxed FNQ lifestyle. :)

Although when it's the middle of summer and the humidity is 90%, a cart can seem an attractive option.

Courty
4th September 2017, 08:44 AM
People are carting around G'vale!?

Wow.

The average age of Gordonvale members is 75. That jumps to 83 if you exclude DCanto. [emoji12]

KristianJ
4th September 2017, 08:50 AM
The average age of Gordonvale members is 75. That jumps to 83 if you exclude DCanto. [emoji12]Is the Gordon whom the town is named after still alive?

LeftyHoges
4th September 2017, 09:47 AM
The average age of Gordonvale members is 75. That jumps to 83 if you exclude DCanto. [emoji12]Yes, but OUR average age isn't 75.

Dcanto
4th September 2017, 12:26 PM
The average age of Gordonvale members is 75. That jumps to 83 if you exclude DCanto. [emoji12] It has been referred to as 'God's waiting room'.

peter_rs
6th September 2017, 05:53 PM
Is there any lifts spare for this?

Dcanto
6th September 2017, 09:26 PM
Is there any lifts spare for this? Are you staying at Bay Village? I could possibly swing past after picking Andy up from the airport if there isn't an earlier ride out to G'vale. Andy's flight is not due in till 11ish.

PeteyD
7th September 2017, 05:49 AM
Good luck everyone.

peter_rs
7th September 2017, 07:46 AM
Waters edge apartments

144 Abbott street, worse case I can I sort something out

AndyP
7th September 2017, 08:05 AM
Cairns has Uber, if there are any issues.

shazza_rs
7th September 2017, 09:15 AM
Are you staying at Bay Village? I could possibly swing past after picking Andy up from the airport if there isn't an earlier ride out to G'vale. Andy's flight is not due in till 11ish.

If you have the space Pete will grab a lift please Dave.

3puttpete
7th September 2017, 07:00 PM
Well?

Dcanto
7th September 2017, 07:28 PM
Golf was the winner.

3puttpete
7th September 2017, 07:59 PM
Doubt it

Captain Nemo
7th September 2017, 08:07 PM
KJ posted a pic on insta, is there grass there?

Dcanto
7th September 2017, 08:35 PM
KJ posted a pic on insta, is there grass there? There's grass where it needs to be. It's just we weren't hitting it anywhere near that.

Captain Nemo
7th September 2017, 08:36 PM
Lol, looked like a desert with greens!

KristianJ
7th September 2017, 08:38 PM
Yep, as above. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170907/7aabde9d1d03661067e16588c3a668ad.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170907/c0b6821baf66cccb9f4ac217e2f49e2e.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170907/008828c4f808ef7b2b9010b2776565c5.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170907/12fc363ee24b3745a07631b1bf56b63f.jpg

Dcanto
7th September 2017, 09:54 PM
Thanks guys for coming out to Gordonvale. Hopefully it wasn't as bad as you may have anticipated. For a club with limited resources it does what it can.

Courty
8th September 2017, 07:57 AM
I didn't get everyone's stableford scores so I've worked it back from the comp (stroke) scores:

Courty 36pts (C/b)
LeftyHoges 36pts
Benno_r 33pts
KJ 29pts
Peter_rs 28pts
DCanto 28pts
Jimandr 24pts
AndyP 24pts
Bushy 23pts
Haysey NCR

Captain Nemo
8th September 2017, 08:38 AM
Courty, kiss of death winning the first day!

Courty
8th September 2017, 08:39 AM
Courty, kiss of death winning the first day!

Normally this would be true, but yesterday wasn't an 'official' Champs round. [emoji6]

Captain Nemo
8th September 2017, 08:43 AM
Lol, play it down well done!

jimandr
8th September 2017, 08:44 AM
I am so proud to say that thanks to a triple and a quad my score worked out to be 24 points and we worked out Bushy to have 23. This could be important for NAGA purposes later on if the quality of golf continues.

Benno played OK and AndyP had the excuse of being super rusty but Bushy and I just played bad.

But we had a lot of fun. I hope the fun continues and the golf gets better.

BUSHY
8th September 2017, 08:46 AM
Yes. 23 points. So much fun.

LeftyHoges
8th September 2017, 09:09 AM
Enjoyable. Don't know why people rag on the place.

:-D

AndyP
8th September 2017, 10:43 AM
I enjoyed it and didn't really notice my "bad" scoring.

peter_rs
8th September 2017, 06:49 PM
Thanks guys for coming out to Gordonvale. Hopefully it wasn't as bad as you may have anticipated. For a club with limited resources it does what it can.

Thanks for the lift there and thanks to Tim for the lift back.

I would say it's a solid country course, with a good mix of holes. Having the race course as a hazard is a good move.

BUSHY
9th September 2017, 07:58 AM
I enjoyed it and didn't really notice my "bad" scoring.

Ditto. Always good when that happens.

KristianJ
12th September 2017, 05:04 PM
I definitely enjoyed the hit. Holes inside the track (with the exception of 17 and that abominable series of shots I played trying to hack out of the track proper) were very fair and unpunishing, and the other holes were decent as well. View of the mountains and the molasses aroma were pretty good.