Where Can I Practice?

I need to hone my skills - where can I do it here at NGC?

We have a great golf course at Nambour - but we do suffer from the lack of good practice areas. We used to practise hitting back down number 9 fairway, but with so many brutes here, it became dangerous for players on #9!  So that area was closed to practice. So where can we now practice?

  • Use the nets at the entrance way - probably the only place where you can practise your full swing with long irons or a driver.
    • There is a practice green behind the proshop - here you can practise from chips to bunker shots to full shots with you short irons (say from Sand Iron to 9 iron.) Good to practise hitting from unlevel lies too, because there is not much level land in this area.

    • The putting green adjacent to the first tee - obviously for putting, and those near-green approach chips.
    • There is another area beside the 17th tee, where you can hit mid irons across to the turf nursery to the left of the 17th green. Not being able to hit balls from this area when players are on the 17th hole is a drawback, but you can soon practice17work out the best time to practise here.

      On a recent Saturday, while playing the 10th a lady member was waiting on or beside the 10th green waiting for a male member to chip onto the green.

      What happened next to peak the interest of Circus promoters? 

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    • 21 Dec 2018


      Water seems to feature in this month's report - rainfall, dam overflow, drainage channels, irrigation system. What else is happening?

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    • 15 Dec 2018


      The R & A new rules come into effect on January 1 next year. There is provision for the Club to introduce some local rules based on the new rules. The Club's new rules sub-committee has reviewed these local rules.

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      Eskimos , allegedly, have 40 different words for snow. But GOLF has more than that number of colourful words for BAD SHOTS. But we have almost nothing for GOOD SHOTS. Inanely, Good Shot/ Great Shot is about the best we can do.

      Maybe it has something to do with the fact we hit many more bad shots than good ones??

      Read on for a list of words/expressions we use for poor shots - how many have you used? Do you have any others? (Profane words have not been included - probably not enough room on the web page.

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      Popular and respected Club Patron Joan Grace celebrated her birthday recently, somewhere about the 21 year mark. 

      Ladies helped her celebrate the milestone day while they were holding their Christmas breakup at the end of November. (Photo attached - read on).

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      The Nambour Ladies had their Christmas Breakup last Thursday 29th.

      ow did they celebrate their golfing year at NGC?

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      Hope springs eternal, and now his wish has come to fruition for Kim - read on to see what he just achieved!

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      It looks a lot cleaner in the “Everglades” between the 3rd and 4th fairways since a team of nearly a dozen volunteers cleaned it out during our latest “working bee”.

      Thanks to all those involved in all the working bees throughout the year – it really makes a difference.

      Check out the photos of these appropriately attired Everglade  magicians! Thanks Charles for the story and these images of our willing workers.

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    • 22 Oct 2018


      A violent storm-shortened event took the gloss of an otherwise brilliant weekend of golf, showcasing some of the region's best golfers.

      To check out who were the successful players, with all the results listed, read on. 

      Go to Gallery  for images of some of the players in action! 

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    • 11 Oct 2018


      Ladies have finalised this year's foursomes championships. 

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