Your update on what's happening at Cooroy Golf club
Issue # 2019-01
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  • Working Committees 2019
  • From the Shed January 2019
  • Membership
  • The Vetss 2019 a busy year
  • The Short Form 9-Hole Golf
  • Weekly Raffle The Park
  • Website


Committees or working groups provide support for the operational management of The Club. Participating in these working groups as a volunteer provides an opportunity for members to help oversee activities in which they may have a special interest or expertise and to influence how things run. It can be very rewarding.

The committees for 2019 are:

Greens Committee: Dave Lyons, Bob Reid, Tony Gordon, Cyril Trist, Rex Williams.

House Committee: Leith Barr, John Cairns, Greg Flanagan, Juanita Langford, Susie Thompson.

Women's Golf Committee: Terri Cairns, Chris Michael, Wendy Morse, Carmel Clark, Mary Miller, Judy Kitcher and Leith Barr. Zone president Wendy O'Hare, District Delegate Lavinia Hill. Tuesday Co-ordinator Eve Hunt.

Men's Golf Committee: Cyril Trist, David Tink, Bret Robertson.

The Vets: Graham Laing, Grant Smallacombe, Jim Henderson, Rod Booth, Greg Michael, Andrew Dick, Dave Lyons, Ken McKay, Mike Smith.

FROM THE SHED - January 2019

News Update 2019 01
It is the middle of the growing season and in spite of a mini-drought, there is still a lot of grass growth on the course, particularly the more undesirable “grasses”. Public holidays, staff holidays and expenditure restrictions in place, have affected our getting out there mowing the rough as much as hoped.

However, we did get good feedback from our club captains about the presentation of the course (particularly fairway definition) during the Saturday holiday competitions, which were played “off the deck”. Two green staff are taking leave in late January and early February – one for two weeks and another for one week.


  • Repairs have been made to greens (4th, 5th and 16th). Grass has been removed as pictured above on the 4th, then river sand compacted before rolling out Tiffdwarf grass from our greens nursery. The new grass is matting in well with existing. It is hoped we will be able to purchase some rolls of green couch to repair bare patches in front of the green.
  • Greens have been recently cored with 8mm solid tynes to relieve compaction and reduce algal problems. Todd and his team are confident this regular program will help keep algae under control.
  • We have 80% coverage of stolons of green couch on our nursery RHS 4th and 18th in front of ladies tee. The process used is the way forward to introduce better grass on our fairways. We will again be taking trailers of volunteers to Twin Waters Golf Club (thanks to our contacts there) to get stolons for more coverage on the 18th and to cover 3 mounds to go in RHS of the first fairway (to cover three bare batches). On 5th February, we are hoping to move soil from near the greens nursery to the 1st using in house equipment before getting Dave Thomas to shape the mounds for us. Kennards Hire Noosa are supplying a truck at no cost (thank you Michael Loe).


On the 22nd and 29th of January Noosa Landcare and their trainees will be planting approximately 1300 Lomandra Hystrix which is a native to this area (occurs in rain forests). It is very commonly used for erosion control of creek banks as it is deep rooting and tolerates poor soil fertility – well suited to Cooroy Golf Club. It will only be planted on our creek banks and when established our Greens staff will not have to continually apply herbicide etc. It is considered the more attractive of the two locally available native Lomandra species.

The other L Longifolia is on our golf course as it is too at Pelican Waters, in a bigger way. However, they have the green staff to prune back foliage every couple of years. We have left Lomandra plants to grow to such an extent that they can be considered an eyesore e.g. in the vicinity 6th and 13th tees and LHS of 17th in the hazard before the grass bunker. Consideration will be given to taking these out when we resume volunteer working bees soon under the ongoing Job - Raising the Tree Canopy (2019) J15.

On Monday, 4th MARCH, Landcare people, school students and volunteers from this golf club will finish the planting of approximately 700 plants. Representatives of the media will be in attendance.

The photo above shows Landcare people using a tool that both digs and waters soil before planting each L Hystrix. Note Cooroy Golf Club have requested a wider plant spacing than is normally the case.


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The 'one-off' full membership special continues to be available. Join now and enjoy full ordinary membership through to 30th June 2020 for a total cost of just $830.00.

The offer is open until 30th June 2019 - conditions apply.

There is still time to make the most of the free benefit period.

If you know anyone who may be interested in membership speak to Club Manager, Wayne Patston on 07 5447 6258 or email to for more information.

We are pleased to welcome the following new members: Brian Batch, Sam Campbell, Russell Ashby, Christian Nielsen, Dean Macaulay, Ross Leighton, Robert Burns, Peter Bartlett, Mike O'Donnell, Jack Klinkert, Anthony Booth, Dawn Dwyer, Gary Milward, Sandra James, Stana Tamatoa, Nick Dujmovic.


The Golf Tragics, We Stand Tall, The Croweaters, The Leprechauns, The Golf Pirates, Super Green Scene, Bush Boys, R-Souls of Golf, Sultans of Swing, The Jumping Jacks, The 3 Mouseketeers. Recognise these names? No, they are not jazz bands or species of butterfly. Each of our member sponsor groups now has a distinctive pseudonym. If you are not currently a member of one of these esteemed groups or a 'solo' member sponsor there are still opportunities available to sponsor - See Grant Smallacombe.

2019 offers plenty of opportunities to play golf with 50 Vets Wednesday competitions, 20 Host Day competitions, 5 District events and 7 Invitation Day competitions with venues ranging from Maryborough in the north to Woodford in the south.

The Vets are running a raffle to cover the cost of a bus for the trip to Maryborough in June 2019.

The free sausage sizzles and hamburger stops at Marty's Hut continue with produce provided by our NTP sponsors - Noosa Outlook Specialty Meats, Cooroy Harvest Fresh and Richies Bakery.


The 2019 ‘Friday Cooper's Mid 9-Hole Challenge’ kicked off on 4th January with Peter Jeucken the winner from Jeff MacDonald.

Enjoy a short form competition every Friday: Cost $7.00 includes competition fee, green fee and prizes.

Watch for results posted on the website.
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Women’s 2019 year started on the 31st January with a 4B Aggregate Stableford with drawn partners. The 12th February will see us hosting our annual Invitation day.

Very exciting to see the majority of our existing Tuesday women keen to take up the new 9 hole GA handicap membership.

We will field two Pennants teams in 2019. One in Division 2 and one in Division 3. Our Division 3 team bought home the south zone trophy in 2018 and hopes are high that they can emulate this in 2019.

The Summer Competition on Thursday’s has been well attended and helps to keep the women in touch with each other socially throughout the summer break.

The new Rules of Golf are now in operation.....after giving out constant reminders, this Women’s Captain was seen dropping from shoulder height during a Competition....hopefully it will only happen the once...!!!


Tickets in our weekly 'The Park' Cabinet Sauvignon Wine raffle are available at the bar - $2.00 a ticket.

Drawn each week. Prize: Bottle of 'The Park' wine + $50 note.

Buy a ticket and support the club.
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The website is an important part of club communication providing a portal and easy electronic access to club information.

Through the website we reach a wide demographic and geographically diverse audience. This is important because of our prime position in a world famous tourist area. We are located on a main access road to the Noosa Hinterland and stunningly beautiful northern beaches of the Sunshine Coast. Typically we see an increase in hits to the website in the lead up to holiday periods as visitors interested in a game of golf look at the options available. The website allows us to promote ‘specials’ to attract more of these visitors to Cooroy.

There were 65,000 page views in the 12 months to end of January 2019. The Event Calendar, Photo Gallery, Course and Visitors page rank highly in page views.

The website also provides easy access to a library of weekly and other competition results.
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