".....it (Port Fairy) is the best value golf in the world - without question." Golf Australia
The Port Fairy Golf Club has decided to temporarily WAIVE THE NOMINATION FEE OF $100
For those who are members at a club in Melbourne, Port Fairy country membership is a valuable asset against green fees when holidaying over the summer break and other times during the year.
Well done Ladies! Pictured left to right B Grade Champ Helen Rix, A Grade Champ Diana Robinson and C Grade Champ Chris Hayes.
As you may be aware, the Club has been looking at bringing some previously outsourced roles in-house. The aim of this is for us to be better able to service our members. Whilst also returning an acceptable level of control over these services to us, this will also mean that 100% of all profits from sales will be going back to our club and members.
There is obviously going to be an adjustment period during which we will be working hard to iron out any potential issues, we ask all our members for their patience and support during this period as we strive to provide all our members with the best possible service.
Saturday the 18th will be our first day of bringing the catering function in house. We have Dawn starting with us in the kitchen. Dawn will be here for comp days including Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. Dawn will also be on hand for various other tasks including event catering and any functions that may come up. If you are about in the clubhouse on comp days, pop down to the kitchen and introduce yourself to Dawn, I’m sure she would love to meet you all.
Familiar faces of Joanna and Anthony will continue to be with us in the Pro Shop providing ongoing great service to all of our members.
The search for a new Operations Manager is well and truly underway. Committee of Management have formed a sub-committee especially tasked with finding a replacement. There have been many applications received and COM will now begin the sorting/interviewing/hiring process. Obviously this is something the committee want to make sure they get right, so they will be taking care and taking their time to ensure it is done properly.
Long serving (30 years) Superintendant Greenkeeper John McIlroy will be retiring from the club from early June. John has proved himself to be invaluable to the Port Fairy Golf Club over the years. There is not too many people out there who can say they have been in the same workplace for 30 years. We thank John for all his efforts and wish him well in all future endeavours. Committee will look to find a replacement in due course.
As always, we welcome your comments and feedback. If you as a member have any concerns please don’t hesitate to contact the club to discuss any suggestions or feedback that you may have. Committee members will do their utmost to answer any questions.
Any formal requests/complaints are best addressed to COM in writing.
Thank you and happy golfing.
A Grade winner Jenny Kenny 80-10-70 and Runner up Carmel O'Keefe 91-20-71
B Grade winner Angela Hutchinson 97-27-70 and Runner up Pam Brebner 95-24-71
C Grade winner Jan Willey103-32-71 with the Runner up Barb Mahony 107-36-71 on a count back from Marlene Hoy
NTP 4th Jenny Kenny, 8th Angela Hutchinson, 11th Denise Harman, 15th Mary Anscombe
The putting competition was won by Jane Thompson with 29 putts
Best Gross Score on Monthly Medal day was Jenny Kenny 80
The Star of the West Monthly Medal for April was a draw between Jenny Kenny 80-10-70 and Angela Hutchinson 97-27-70. There will be a play off between the 2 women on the next monthly medal day (28 May) to decide the winner.
Winner - C Moloney Nett 66
R/U - B Williamson Nett 71
Consistently ranked as one of "Australia's 50 Best Courses" and one of the "25 Best Public Access Courses in Australia" this classic links style course winds its way through unspoilt sand dunes and provides spectacular views of the Southern Ocean.
"Those familiar with the golf course at Port Fairy will know that it is a precious and unique layout. Nowhere else in Victoria is golf played so close to the ocean or along dune land of such quality.
The gently rolling sand dunes of Port Fairy Golf Club have been largely unaltered by man, only mown in order to define fairways and rough giving rise to a wonderful natural 'feel'.
The club is developing a higher profile amongst the golfing community, earning the reputation of a golf course worth traveling a long way to play - almost to the point of enjoying 'cult' status."
Excerpts from Michael Clayton Golf Design Masterplan for Port Fairy Golf Club
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