Weekly Update Friday 21 April 2017

21-April-2017NEED-TO-KNOWEasterGolf_9002017 Easter Tournament

The 2017 Sanctuary Cove Easter Tournament began on Thursday evening with 80 Members and guests attending a welcome Cocktail Party.  A selection of canapés as well as wine and champagne made for a relaxed start to the weekend.

Good Friday saw the Walker Cup played on The Pines golf course with players competing in a 4-Person Ambrose event, which Mr Keith Walker started in 1990. The event continues to grow each year, with a field of 152 players looking to add their names to the Walker Cup trophy for 2017. A beautiful day and a pristine golf course greeted players, and the team of Paul Smerdon, Brian Williams, Faye Williams and Wendy De Santis took advantage of the perfect conditions with an amazing score of 54.5 to be narrow winners over Glen Thomson, Russell Beasley, Peter McLaren and Joel McGuane.  The day finished with an amazing seafood buffet served in the Clubhouse, which included an array of hot and cold dishes as well as a huge Easter Egg display and a 2kg chocolate bunny.

Day one of the Jabiru Cup was contested on The Palms golf course on Easter Sunday.  Felicity Baird (41 points) and John Lee (38 points) led the individual scoring and the team of Felicity Baird, Shannon Moore, Karron McComb and John Lewty were leading the teams event.  Day two of The Jabiru Cup was contested on The Pines golf course, with all players vying for an elusive Hole in One and the chance to win a Mercedes-Benz car, kindly sponsored by Mercedes-Benz Gold Coast.  Whilst no Hole in One was recorded, Lloyd Dorrington came very close with an amazing shot to within 8cm of the hole. Play on day two saw the continuation of great scores on course, in particular Peter Leeson (38 points) and Karron McComb (36 points).  Congratulations to Peter Leeson and Felicity Baird for winning the 36-hole individual event. After holding a slender lead on day one, Felicity Baird, Shannon Moore, Karron McComb and John Lewty continued their remarkable play with a convincing win in the 2017 Jabiru Cup.

A full list of the Easter Tournament results can be found by clicking here.

A special thank you must go the Easter Tournament Committee and the sponsors who kindly supported this event; Club Car, InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort, FootJoy, Titleist and Mercedes-Benz Gold Coast.

Line_Grey_1200Golf-ClubhouseMembers’ Information Evening

On Thursday 27 April, the Club will be holding the first Members’ Information Evening for 2017 in Lakeview Bar. The evening will provide the Board of Directors the opportunity to discuss 2016 results, 2017 results year-to-date, the remainder of the year and general business.

Importantly, there will also be an opportunity for Members to ask questions through an open Q & A forum. The Board requests that the opportunity to raise any matters relating to the Club are raised at this meeting, not at the Sanctuary Cove Golf and Country Club Holdings AGM on Thursday 4 May 2017.

Date: Thursday 27 April 2017
Time: From 6pm
Location: Lakeview Bar

Line_Grey_1200General ClubhouseAnnual General Meeting

Sanctuary Cove Golf and Country Club Holdings Limited is holding the Annual General Meeting on Thursday 4 May 2017 in Lakeview Bar from 6pm.

Please click on the below links to view each document relating to the Sanctuary Cove Golf and Country Club Holdings Limited AGM for 2017:

Notice of Annual General Meeting 2017
Proxy Form 2017
Chairman’s Report for 2017
Financial Statements 31 December 2016

If you cannot view these documents, they are available on the Club website in the following location:
Log in to the Club website under Member Login
Click on the Members Info tab
Click on the Annual General Meeting tab
Alternatively, please contact Member Services on +61 7 5699 9000 for assistance.

Line_Grey_1200LakeviewANZAC Day Trading Conditions

Please see below an extract from the Queensland Government Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation regarding ANZAC Day trading conditions:

From 9am to 1pm on ANZAC Day, liquor may only be sold or supplied in conjunction with a meal in a part of the premises that is ordinarily set aside for dining, if the meal is also prepared, served and intended to be eaten on the premises.

After 1pm on ANZAC Day, normal liquor trading hours and conditions apply.

Line_Grey_1200Pines EMatch Play Finals

This Sunday 23 April, please join us on The Pines golf course to watch the final matches for the following Major and Honour Board Events.

Men’s Foursomes Match Play Knockout
Mick McDonald and Emilio Ganhao will play Tyrone Skea and Alan Davidson

Ladies’ 4BBB Stroke Match Play
Sue Burridge and Janne Powell will play Madonna Siokos and Narelle Norris

Billings Cup
Greg and Janet Herring will play Shannon Moore and Felicity Baird

We look forward to seeing you on Sunday, and we wish all finalists the best of luck.

Line_Grey_1200Pines IOver Sew of The Pines Golf Course Greens

On Tuesday 2 May 2017, the Golf Course Maintenance team will be completing the annual process of over sowing The Pines greens.

The greens will be over sown with Poa Trivialis in preparation for winter, providing the following benefits:

  • More aesthetically appealing
  • Improved playing surface
  • Consistent coverage across all greens
  • Greater shade toleration

While the process ensures the greens’ condition remains exceptional throughout the winter months, it can attract large quantities of birdlife due to the vast amount of seed required for over sowing.

This phase is anticipated to cease in a short period of time, during which your patience is appreciated.

Line_Grey_1200Unknown-2Vive la France

What is so unique about France that has people sighing when you mention Paris?

We are creating an evening featuring the most joyful elements to entertain you.

Our stunning drinks hostesses are in fact Cancan dancers who will perform for you after serving you French bubbles. In addition, a special, French inspired menu will be sure to caress your taste buds.

Finally, what evening wouldn’t be complete without our version of Edith Piaf? Please join us.

Date: Saturday 20 May 2017
Time: 6:30pm
Location: The Jabiru Restaurant
Price: $110 per person
Dress: Formal
Bookings: Contact Sophie Wilson on 07 5699 9000 or email

Line_Grey_1200General Clubhouse2017 Nine and Dine Events – Next Event: Chef’s Selection and a 4-Person Ambrose

Nine and Dine continues to offer the perfect Thursday afternoon activity. Growing in popularity over the past two years, 2017’s Nine and Dine has seen the introduction of a fortnightly 4-Person Ambrose competition followed by a themed dinner in Lakeview Bar.

We invite you to join us for the next Nine and Dine afternoon on Thursday 11 May, commencing with golf at 2:30pm in a shotgun start format. Following 9 holes of golf, enjoy dinner in Lakeview Bar for $15 per person.  Members are invited to bring a guest for $50 per person.

For this event, indulge in a versatile Chef’s selection.
Click here to view the 2017 Nine and Dine schedule.

Line_Grey_1200US MastersWIN a Trip to the 2018 US Masters

Enter for your chance to win a trip to the 2018 US Masters valued at $8,000 thanks to Teed-Up Golf Tours.

To enter, simply sign up to Inside Golf magazine’s mailing list. View full details here.

coursecareRaking Bunkers

Raking bunkers is not only a very important part of golf course etiquette, but raking bunkers correctly ensures you and other golfers following have the best possible lie when playing out of both fairway and greenside bunkers. To rake bunkers correctly, the below steps should be followed:

Step 1: When playing a bunker shot, ensure you enter the bunker at a low point or flat area, to avoid disruption or damage to the face of the bunker.

Step 2: After playing the shot, begin raking the sand over the areas disrupted by footprints and by the divot where the ball lay. Rake the sand towards you ensuring you don’t rake too much sand.  The goal is to leave the sand as flat and even as possible when you exit the bunker.

Step 3: When leaving the bunker, ensure all footmarks and divots are raked and place the rake on a flat spot in the bunker, facing the direction in which the hole is played.  This will reduce the chance of a ball coming to rest in a bad lie next to the rake.

Calendar-of-eventsThe-Pines-15th-900-x-400Mixed Social Sunday – Canadian Foursomes

The next event on the Social Sunday calendar is the Canadian Foursomes competition, to be played on Sunday 30 April.

Canadian Foursomes
This event is for two (2) players. It is played as per a normal foursomes event, except that both players play tee shots at every hole and afterwards continue with whichever ball they nominate, with the partner playing the second stroke and both players playing alternate shots until the ball is holed. Handicap allowance is ⅜ of aggregate stroke handicap. No limit on the drives taken.

For those players whose partners do not play golf, a register is now available in the Golf Shop for any Member seeking a partner for mixed events.

Following golf, enjoy Sunday Casual Dining in Lakeview Bar, as well as the Weekly Members’ Draw.

Dinner bookings will be taken prior to the event in the Golf Shop.

Line_Grey_1200150-x-150-breakfastMother’s Day Breakfast in The Jabiru Restaurant

Treat your mother this Mother’s Day by taking her out for a delicious breakfast while reminiscing on past memories.

The Jabiru Restaurant will be open for a special breakfast for Members and their guests to enjoy, including a glass of Moët & Chandon, a Locale coffee or specialty tea for all mothers.

Be tempted with mouth-watering breakfast options, including a fresh bakery basket to enjoy before your meal.

Date: Sunday 14 May 2017
Time: 7am to 10:30am
Location: The Jabiru Restaurant
Price: $35 per person which includes a special beverage for all mothers
Bookings: Contact Lakeview Bar on 07 5699 9000 or Sophie Wilson via email

Line_Grey_1200Lunch-headerMother’s Day Lunch in The Jabiru Restaurant

To truly spoil your mum, dine in The Jabiru Restaurant this Mother’s Day.

This Mother’s Day, take your mother out to a three-course lunch in The Jabiru Restaurant.

Our specialised menu on the day will be paired with a glass of Moët & Chandon, a cup of Locale coffee, or specialty tea for each mother.

With the picturesque view from The Jabiru Restaurant, a delicious lunch surrounded by loved ones will make your mother feel very special this Mother’s Day.

Date: Sunday 14 May 2017
Time: 12pm to 3pm
Location: The Jabiru Restaurant
Price: $49 per person which includes a special beverage for all mothers
Bookings: Contact Lakeview Bar on 07 5699 9000 or email Sophie Wilson

Line_Grey_1200New ABMT ImageAustralia’s Biggest Morning Tea in Arnie’s Function Room

Join us for Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea in support of Cancer Council Queensland.

With a delicious variety of exquisite High Tea delights, a glass of sparkling on arrival, raffles, and lucky door prizes to be won, bring your friends in for a fun-filled day raising money for a worthy cause.

A donation of $5 per person will go towards the Cancer Council in aid of finding a cure for cancer through continued extensive research.

Date: Tuesday 16 May 2017
Time: 9:30am – 11:30am
Price: $45 per person which includes a $5 donation to the Cancer Council Queensland
Location: Arnie’s Function Room, The Country Club
Bookings: Essential to Sophie Wilson on 07 5699 9000 or email

BannerTextPaul McLeanKeep Your Mower Blade Sharp

A dull blade tears the grass, resulting in a ragged edge that makes the overall lawn look brown. Sharpen or replace the mower blades when they show signs of wear — or at least once a mowing season.

Good to Know
The size of your lawn and the frequency of mowing will dictate how often you should sharpen or replace your blades. Look at a grass blade after mowing; if it’s shredded or frayed, it’s time to sharpen it.


Monday 10 April – Ladies Wednesday 12 April – Men’s Thursday 13 April – Ladies
Saturday 15 April – Men’s  Saturday 15 April – Ladies Easter Tournament Results


GET-TO-KNOWUnknown-1Brock Agnew – Assistant Golf Course Superintendent

Brock commenced his employment as Sanctuary Cove Golf and Country Club’s Assistant Golf Course Superintendent nearly three years ago. He is passionate about his work, takes pride in his role and feels privileged to be working at the premium facility that our Club is.

To learn more about Brock, please click here.

Golf-shops-newsOakley shirtsOakley Promotion

Oakley continues to outperform many of its competitors with its lightweight performance fabrics and vibrant colour schemes.

Until Sunday 30 April, purchase a men’s Oakley shirt and receive an additional 10% off your second shirt.

Offer applies to current floor stock only, excluding sale items. Discount is applied to the shirt of lesser value.

Line_Grey_1200FootJoy shoesFootJoy Shoe Fitting

On Saturday 22 April, the Club will be hosting a FootJoy shoe fitting.

70% of golfers are wearing the wrong sized golf shoes, which can have a major impact on balance, stability and even shot distance.

To ensure you get the best out of your golf with the right footwear, FootJoy’s Allen Hill will be set up in the Golf Shop with a full range of FootJoy shoes and sizes, to fit you with the optimum style for you and your game.

Date: Saturday 22 April 2017
Time: 10am-2pm
Location: The Pines Golf Shop
Bookings: Bookings are not required

Line_Grey_1200pingPing Fitting Day

Ping is renowned for its refined clubs and superior custom fitting. Its latest release of the iBlades set the standard in performance clubs.

Now, Ping has gone one step further in the release of their new i200 irons.

Precision distance with horizontal and vertical trajectory control in a slim, appealing shape distinguish the soft, 431 stainless steel i200 irons. High-launching, distance-generating long irons and compact, precise short irons give you full command of your shot making with unprecedented feel and forgiveness.

Date: Thursday 27 April 2017
Time: 12pm – 2pm Ladies | 2pm – 5pm Men
Location: The Pines driving range
Bookings: Via the online tee sheet or by emailing Ryan Gailey

Golf-professionalsUnknownSteve Darmody – Master Club Fitting Professional

Steve Darmody is a USA accredited Master Club Fitting Professional. He has lectured to fellow professionals on club fitting and coaching in the USA, China, Malaysia, Singapore, New Zealand, Hong Kong, and most states in Australia.

Steve has the latest Henry Griffitts club fitting system out from the USA. Included is the new Purist Driver with 8 driver settings, offering great performance and the ability to match your swing style perfectly.

Test drive this incredible new club.

Until 30 April 2017, Steve is offering a complimentary 30-minute equipment assessment. This is a strictly limited offer, so be quick to book.

To discuss your needs or book a club fitting session, call Steve on 0419 731 152.

Bar&RestaurantsDiningThe Jabiru Restaurant Special

The Jabiru Restaurant is now serving a brand-new elegant table d’hôte menu designed weekly by Sous Chef Bryce Faull.

Members and their guests will enjoy The Jabiru Restaurant’s weekly menu, as well as have the opportunity to discuss the menu with Bryce during service on the evening.*

For Friday 21 and 28 April Members and their guests can enjoy the three-course menu for the two-course menu price of $45. That is a saving of $10 per person.

For bookings, contact Lakeview Bar on 07 5699 9000.

*Please note that dress regulations apply in The Jabiru Restaurant. Males must wear a collared shirt and long pants as well as enclosed shoes and socks. Tailored denim is permitted. Ladies may wear thong style shoes; however, rubber thongs are not permitted in any area of the Clubhouse at any time.

Line_Grey_1200Sunday DiningSunday Casual Dining

The Club is excited to release a brand-new traditional roast menu which is available every Sunday evening in Lakeview Bar.  This enticing menu will be sure to tempt your taste buds with a range of traditional roasted dishes served carvery style for just $20 per person. An array of delicious desserts will also be available for an additional $5 per person.

Sunday Casual Dining Menu
Fresh bakery selection including sourdough, Turkish bread and assorted petite rolls served with olive oil, balsamic and cultured butter

Slow cooked roasted Cape Grim sirloin with mustard and garlic crust
Organic, roasted chicken rubbed with paprika and seasoned with lemon
Lamb shoulder pressed with garlic and rosemary
Pork leg, crisp roasted and rubbed with sea salt and apple cider
Assorted condiments and traditional gravy
Yorkshire puddings

Steamed seasonal greens rolled with butter and garden herbs
Cauliflower au gratin
Roasted root vegetables mixed with caramelised Spanish onions
Crunchy roast potatoes

Dessert Buffet
Warmed bread and butter pudding
Chocolate mud cake
Apple crumble
Whipped cream

Date: Sundays in Lakeview Bar
Time: Available from 5:30pm
Price: $20 per person I Dessert buffet $5 per person

Bookings recommended, phone 07 5699 9000.

bb_bottles5Featured Wine April – The Busselton Boys

The Busselton Boys wines are made by award-winning winemaker Paul Boulden, who upholds the contemporary winemaking style of the Bussell brothers, Alfie, Charlie and Jack. In 1830, the three brothers found a favourable site along the Margaret River to establish a farm, which had good soil and mild conditions.

Busselton Boys Semillon Sauvignon Blanc
Always on the lookout for new horizons, Charlie was fresh, vibrant and a little racy. This Semillon Sauvignon Blanc stands out from the crowd, with a daring combination of fresh cut grass and passionfruit with a crisp, dry finish.
Bottle $29 Glass $7

Busselton Boys Chardonnay
As a smooth fellow with an unmistakable charm, Jack’s personality is perfectly captured in this Chardonnay; elegant and peachy, with a little zesty finish.
Bottle $29 Glass $7

Busselton Boys Cabernet Merlot
This Cabernet Merlot boasts flavours of blackcurrant whilst the Merlot contributes plummy soft notes. As Alfie was suave, smooth and adventurous, this wine is typical of the Margaret River’s famous blend: complex, velvety, rich and rewarding.
Bottle $29 Glass $7

This wine is available while stocks last.

Other-Membership-Informationwildlife kangarooWeekly Member’s Draw

The Member drawn in last week’s draw was Mrs Sandra Buckley. Mrs Buckley was not present therefore this week’s draw value will jackpot to $1,500 Club Credit.

This Sunday, there will be one chance to find a winner. In order to claim the Members’ Draw, the winner must be present in Lakeview Bar at the time of the draw. If the winner is not present, the draw will jackpot to $1,600 Club Credit next week with two chances to win.

Line_Grey_1200Royal-Adelaide900Royal Adelaide Golf Club

Royal Adelaide Golf Club has long been considered South Australia’s best course.  Royal Adelaide is regularly ranked in the top 100 golf courses in the world as per Golf Magazine (U.S.A.), as well as scoring a perfect 100 points in the Rolex Top 1000 course ratings. The course’s 14th hole, a picturesque par 4 of index 1, was selected as one of the top 100 golf holes in the world.

Internationally acclaimed and ranked in the top ten in Australia, Royal Adelaide is as enjoyable a playing experience for the club golfer as it is an exacting and demanding test for the loftiest professional.  Royal Adelaide is a privilege to play and all Members are encouraged to take advantage of this fantastic affiliate arrangement.

Royal Adelaide’s member guest rate is $80 per person for Members and up to three guests per round, available up to five times per year.

Upon booking a round of golf at a reciprocal or affiliate golf club, please email Ashleigh Blacksell to request your letter of introduction.

MEMBERS-GOLF-EXPERIENCESOne of the many privileges of being an Equity Member of Sanctuary Cove Golf and Country Club is having access to over 150 golf courses both nationally and internationally, through our extensive reciprocal, affiliate and Pacific Links International networks.

A number of Members have taken advantage of this unique offering, with new enquiries regularly received. As a means of providing you with additional, first-hand information, we wish to invite those Members who have visited our partnering facilities to provide and share feedback on their experiences at any of our associated golf clubs and courses.

If you would like to share your experiences and recommendations, please email Ryan Gailey.

For letters of introduction to our reciprocal and affiliate golf courses, please contact Ashleigh Blacksell on 07 5699 9000 or email. To enquire about or place Pacific Links International bookings, please email Ryan Gailey.