Members at Work.
My most consistent theme is that we will only continue to improve is if we the members do the work. We now have a solid roster of fairway mowers. Steve Brown, Tommy Tucker, Paul Keane, Dave Babbage, Joffa Rosbergen and John Dawes all take turns in mowing the fairways and presenting our course at its best each week.
Terry Fisher has undertaken to trim trees so that the rough cutter fits under them. Twisty Martin removed the first lot of debris last week. We intend to do a fair bit of this type of work in the coming weeks and will be looking for YOUR help.
A huge thankyou to David Agg for his job on the cement path in front of the clubhouse. Dave had to clean the path and then add a coat of primer and two coats of sealant. An important job well done.
Our History is Important
David Ormsby played a very significant role in Riverland golf. Although based in Renmark he undoubtedly was the Riverland’s golf professional. David was an exceptional golf coach who had the capacity to coach each person as an individual, working with what they had. He greatly enjoyed all of the time he spent” teaching” golf. He was overly generous with both his time and his golf deals. Many of us would buy equipment from his shop on his day off so that we paid somewhere near a full price. He never charged a junior for a golf lesson saying that if the youngster became a golfer some club some-where would reap the benefit.
When we had to redesign our sixteenth hole due to insurance problems he was only too pleased to help. He designed the hole as a “risk and reward” hole. The hole is designed so that it can be played with minimum risk by hitting a straight shot of about 170 metres and then a full shot to a big green. It can also be attacked with a driver, but if you are not extremely accurate you will be punished!
The next time you play the sixteenth give ORMS a thought!
While on the topic of history our A’grade Pennant team (Tyson Swanbury, Sasha Pietrolaj, Rod Bedford, Will Swinstead, Doug Johns, Twisty Martin and Jordan Wright are undefeated after three rounds. It would be great if they could make it four pennants in a row.
The B and C grade sides are both still strong chances for finals action. It was only two seasons ago Barmera won all three pennants.