The work the groundskeepers are putting in at the moment is a true reflection of their hard work around the course and looking to make it better all the time.
The clubhouse staff have done a great job of watering around the 18th green and practice putting green. This is a vast contrast of previous summers and the movement of traffic along the path, rather than behind the 18th green has aided this improvement.
Continue to assist with filling of divots and repairing pitch marks on the green, even if they are not yours.
An orange course/tees is approved by Golf Australia and is designed for junior players coming through the ranks to give them the opportunity to play competitions.
This course can also be used for novelty member competitions and will allow for all players to play from this course in competition play.
From the Red & Blue Tees (Craig Jervies - Vice Captain)
The summer has been a warm one, but it hasn’t detracted from the numbers across the week playing competitions.
With the course in great condition it is no wonder people are out playing.
The support for the GBM Australia Day was great to see from members, especially pleasing was the number of groups which were mixed.
We have just held the ‘5th Saturday’ first event for the year, and a great success. We will continue to look at different competitions throughout the year to add a point of different to the calendar.
There are many different competitions out there, some we haven’t heard of, but keep suggesting them and we will see if they fit within the program.
New Club Members
Riverside would like to welcome the following new members to our club and hope you all enjoy the friendly atmosphere and great course that we provide for your golfing enjoyment.
Full Members – Matthew Vining, Matthew Dean, Brendan Gove, Les Etherington, Dion Harris, Paul Moore, Steven Batcherlor
Intermediate Members – Bruno Zappia, Ayaka Kirirua, Lachlan Carroll, Caleb Westhead, Robert Fuoco, Johnathon Tankard, Thomas Moore
Country Members – Anthony Peacock, Emma Robinson
Junior Member – Samuel Fletcher
Playing the Course
The course is set by the Green Keepers and the Captains of the club and adheres to the Golf Australia recommendations.
The course is set dependent on the condition of the course, upcoming course work, the event being played and upcoming events to plan for.
A consistent question from members relates to tees and the permanent plates and tee markers.
The ‘plates or pavers’ you see on the tee are Permanent Plates for the rating of the course.
The ‘tee markers’ are the movable markers used to set up the course for competition play.
Golf Australia (Victoria) has confirmed that there is no set distance for them to be apart, but 3m - 5m would be optimal.
The ’tee markers’ can be moved 100m across the course to stay rated at the Plates played from. (Eg: 1st hole 8m in front of plate, 2nd hole 5m in front of plate, 3rd hole 2m behind plate = 11m used across the course)
Accept the challenge of playing from different spots to start each hole and playing the course as set for the competition.