Golf Management Committee

April 2022 Report

Sports Manager

  • Ocean Shores Junior Open Day Masters- rescheduled for Sun 18 September
  • Jack Newton Junior Golf – The NSW Junior Championship still scheduled for July 5 – 8 and hosted jointly between Ocean Shores & Byron Bay.
  • Masters Monday went very well with approx. 35 attending the breakfast. The new Par 3 was played as an extra hole for this event
  • ProAm scheduled for Wed 27 July
  • 15 new golf carts will arrive this week with all having GPS

 

Ocean Shores Country Club 50th Anniversary Week of Golf          May 16 to 21

Mon 16        Medley Stableford

Tue 17         Ladies Stableford             Shotgun start & gala presentation

Wed 18        Medley Stableford

Thu 19         Ladies   Stableford          

Vets       Final Round of the 4B Shootout. Shotgun start and gala presentation

Fri 20            Solo Waste Ambrose

Sat 21           Stableford Shotgun Start – 7:30 & 12:30 AM & PM Gala Presentation to follow

As an incentive to increase player numbers for the Mon, Wed & Sat medley events an overall winner, with the best 2 scores, will win an 50th Anniversary Golf Bag

 

Course Superintendent

  • The Bunker Upgrade for holes 1 & 2 has been pencilled in for mid June dependent on capital availability
  • Work has been completed on the flood insurance claim for damages to the course and equipment. Part of this claim includes improvements to course drainage including works to reduce bunker maintenance costs. A number of tools and equipment were also lost and require replacing
  • Drainage work has been carried out over the last 3 weeks and includes
    • 10th Hole – drainage of 2 right hand bunkers and returfing of surrounds
    • 2nd & 16th Holes – new drainage pipes and returfing of low areas
    • 14th Hole – filling and returfing of low areas
    • Cleaning of surface drains on 4 & 16
  • Cart Path grant application was unsuccessful. A 2nd round application was submitted on Fri 15 April. Fingers crossed
  • 17 of our 22 greens were under water for 2-3 days with detrimental effects. Dethatching and aeration of the greens will be continue as part of the post flood recovery works
    • The major renovation in In Oct will kick start the early spring growing season
  • Shaded and lower lying areas are being monitored daily for machine access. The course staff are still experiencing difficulties with mowing due to the continued rain and water logged ground particularly in the rough and shaded areas
  • The pump shed is still being upgraded to flood proof the electrical installations
  • You will have noticed numerous white spots on the majority of greens. This is a fungus disease resulting from the floods and continued wet weather. Unfortunately due to the loss of power during the flood, immediate remedial works could not be carried out to prevent this
  • Following up signage for the 13th hole (Golf Magazine best 13th Hole) and access gate at the 8th
  • Some essential equipment has been extended past its use by date and now requires replacement. Fairway and Greens mowers are at the head of this list.

 

Men’s Golf

  • Non-member playing fees – how does OSCC sit against the other clubs in the region. Chris explained that other than Byron Bay the rest of the clubs are within about $5 of each other
  • Sponsorship signage update. New sponsorship will now align with the normal financial year and is currently being processed by club management and will be included in the online ‘Fixture Book’

Ladies Golf

  • It is pleasing that an increase in players last week meant that for the first time since Jan we had 3 divisions playing
  • The first White Marker Challenge being held this Fri 29 April. A flyer has been sent to all of our neighbouring clubs to promote the event
  • Ladies Tue comp. The competition will be returning to teeing off both 1 & 10 in the near future and allow for the return of the normal presentation day.

Vets Golf

  • Vets will periodically continue to use the Green markers

General

Course etiquette

John will develop a communication package for communication to all golfers.

It will be ideal if each SIG Group resent this to each of their members

Green Markers

Consideration is being made to upgrade the Green Tees for

  • Social players, those not wanting to challenge themselves
  • Wet day ‘carts on paths’ events