Golf August 2023

It doesn’t in any way get boring at he Tin Can Bay Country Club with the comings and goings of our sporting representatives. It’s my job to get onto the golfing side so let’s tee off.

In mid-July the Men’s Pennants team wound down the five-week Pennants representative season proper playing Maroochy River at Nambour. Our team was successful and now qualify for the semi-finals so stay tuned.

Our Ladies Pennants team wrapped up their season by making it to the semi-finals however they succumbed to the pressure applied by their opponents Twin Waters who went on to win the division.

It should be noted that the ladies played that semi-final in the cruellest weather nature could throw at them with some extremely cold and wet conditions. We’ll get ‘em next time girls.

All Tin Can Bay Golf Club representative players are appreciated and to be congratulated on their respective efforts and performances. Some more in depth details of the Pennants season matches will be on the Rainbow Beach Community News website.

On a local note, Club Captain Mark Ryan reports that our own golfing numbers are consistently good and we welcome social groups of players to the course often.

There are plenty of modern electric golf carts available for hire if you choose not to walk the course. Get yourselves a group together and come out to play a social game. Our Pro-Shop has the fridge stocked and we are ready to provide you with a fun-filled day.

If you are planning a family outing, you can hire golf clubs and carts or trollies at reasonable prices. For those that do not wish to drive and you live locally, avail yourself of our courtesy bus and get home safely.

Tin Can Bay Country Club Golf Club had a good turnout for the Pro-Am event held on 4 July.

Our Greens Superintendent Craig and his staff did a magnificent job in getting the course ready for the day. There were 45 professional golf players and 101 amateurs in the event.

Thank you to all who participated in both organising and playing. Fortunately, the inclement weather didn’t do much to dampen the enthusiasm of the players.

Our extensive irrigation project is progressing well and it has been noted by many that the disruption to the golf course has been minimal. If all goes as planned, we should see some of the new system in use by late August or early September.

During our regular Ladies comp on Wednesday 13 July, our own Carolyn Gamble had a hole-in-one on the 5th hole at Tin Can Bay. After hitting from the tee with her trusty 5 wood she wasn’t sure if the ball went in and asked her playing partners if they saw the shot. They all claimed the ball sailed through the green and was over the back.

Upon further investigation a delighted Carolyn discovered her ball was in the hole. Naturally, she was extremely pleased when presented with a bottle of Baileys Irish Cream as a reward for her ACE on the 5th.  Well done, Carolyn!

None of the above would be possible without the enthusiastic efforts of the behind-the-scenes workers at the club.

The administrative staff ensure everyone is up to date with fees and personal details, our excellent bar staff provide their untiring services with a smile, the dedicated greens staff prepare our course, the customer focused pro-shop workers and the many volunteers that help out with cooking BBQs and a myriad of other major and at times minor but very essential tasks, so from our members, a huge thank you to all.

The folks mentioned in this article make it great to play at the Bay.

Peter Scott, Secretary

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