20 Sep 17

PRESIDENT'S UPDATE

Dear
Members,

I
hope you are all enjoying the sensational weather but the time has come where
we need some rain. How good will the course be with 2 or 3 inches of rain?

Well,
"it's all happening" at Nambour Golf Club. We apologise for any
inconvenience but I'm sure you would agree that it is all worth it.

Here
is an update on works recently completed and what else is happening around the
place.

The
drain from the 14th green to the dam on the 16th is now complete and the
Council have handed it over to us. We can now start to plan what we do with
that area behind the 14th green.

The
Council have recently told us what we are required to do to the area left of
the new cart path on 8. Hopefully we'll have all the trees planted and the area
tidied up shortly.



The cart path at the
top of the 18th is now complete, however will remain closed to cars until such
time and it has all been tidied up. A review of car access to this car park is
being undertaken.A great job has been
done and from the feedback we have received a job well worth doing.


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The entrance to the
1st tee is now complete. Not only does it look sensational but the actual tee
will only get better and better.
The
7th and 9th tees are complete and we're hoping it will be open for play in 3-4
weeks. How good does the 9th tee look?The
garden next to the 5th tee is also complete and looks great as do all the
gardens around the Clubhouse. You can certainly tell there's been a
"ladies touch".The
bunkers have all been re-cut with new sand. They're simply the best they've
ever been.




As
you have seen, lots of work has happened. None of this would have been possible
without our wonderful members and our hard working committee (and 1 life
member) and greens staff. I can't thank everyone enough not only for the amount
of work but for the quality of work that has been done. To call for volunteers
and have so many turn up is a sign the culture and atmosphere at Nambour Golf
Club is as good as ever.

People
don't do this work to have their names mentioned in a newsletter but there are
4 people I need to single out.The 9th
tee box was a $15,000 job but we have done it for a fraction of that thanks to
Ken & Marls Best, Kevin Hade and Mick Hobbs. They have supplied the
majority of the materials, machinery and labour to make this all happen and as
I said before, how good does it look!

A
few members have expressed their concerns about how we are funding all of this
which is a good thing because it means they care.You will be pleased to know that everything
has been budgeted for. The drainage work on the 14th/16th was funded by
Council. The cart paths have been funded by the grant we received late last
year plus money from the members cart levy (which the Club has matched) and we
have used the insurance money received from all the storm damage earlier this
year to not only repair the areas damaged but to improve them. However our
biggest source of funding is from our members. The amount of time and resources
provided has been remarkable which has allowed us to do so much. Again, we
can't thank these people enough.

Over
the coming weeks, we will take a breather. We will take stock, reassess our
priorities and what needs to be done plus make sure the books balance. Also,
Andy and the boys probably want everyone out of the way while they're busy preparing
the course for the Australian Garage Supermarket Men's Town of Nambour on the
21st & 22nd of October.

Going
forward, our strategy is simple. To grow our business we need to retain our
current members, increase our membership and have more social players. The best
way we can do that is by presenting our golf course in the best possible
condition we can. To do this, in addition to all the improvements we have
invested in our greens staff and invested in plant & equipment. For
example, the machinery we recently purchased has been purchased for only two
reasons. One to improve our greens and two, to improve our tees. Our greens
staff is doing a great job and we're all very excited to see how much our
course will improve as a result of their work.

As
we know, golfers talk to golfers and we are already starting to see positive
signs that "word of mouth" is spreading. So please, if the
opportunity presents itself to tell someone how good Nambour is, please do so.
We should all be very proud with what we have all done.

Thanks
again and good golfing everyone.

Peter Black
President
(Thanks Mike Ruoso for the photos of works in progress.)