March 2024

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 MARCH 2024 Monthly Memo

  • Congratulations to Jane Hyland and Callum Hyland (captain) as members of the Tasmania Eire Cup team - good luck in that and in the ACA Open Singles. As you all know, the AC National Championships are being played between 6-17 March, and all lawns are closed to members. Thank you to all members who have been and will be volunteering to help throughout this busy time, including at the Working Bee last Saturday. The club now looks a treat! Do come and watch top class AC! And if you take any good photos, Jane Hyland would love a copy for the website.
  • Congratulations to Steve Andrewartha B Division GC Champion and runner up Ian Murray; and to Rene Hortle Novice winner Rod West and runner up Colette Gallacher

GC Singles Handicap will be played as Advantage Play in April, as will the AC Club Championships. Keep an eye out for details. 

  • Lawn and hoop care – Keep your eyes out for advice on how to best to maintain hoop settings, which is to be posted by the mallet shed door (e.g. don’t stomp on hoops to tighten them - use a rubber mallet; use the lifter to remove tight hoops, rather than wobble them). We can all play a role here.
  • AC Summer Pennant - Sandy Bay won the B Grade Pennant and fought well in the A and C Grade Pennants.Liz Madden and Rod Chisholm, who have recently taken up AC, performed well in the C Grade competition.  
  • The CT GC Men’s Open Singles at SBCC was won by Brett McHardy of WA. Three Sandy Bay members made the Quarter Finals – Graham Keating, Ben King and Ian Murray. In the CT GC Women’s Open Singles CarolHanigan performed exceptionally well, coming third after a play off for second, finishing ahead of all other Tasmanian entrants.
  • Outside hires – St Aloysius School came this week, and will come again 19th March 11.20 - 12.20. A group of 30 from Deloitte Social Club will be coming on 22 March, 6pm. If you can help with either, contact Ann Murray.
  • Grants Officer – Liz Cummings volunteered for this, so if you know of any possible grants to the club, talk to her.
  • Animal incursions - if you notice any signs of wildlife getting into the club grounds, please draw them to the attention of Marg Jennings.  



Dates for you to diarise!

  • GC Pennant starts 26 March, with games on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Keep an eye on the lawns whiteboard for information on when the lawns will be used for Pennant matches.
  • GC Handicap Singles and AC Club Championships to be held in April
  • New Members Welcome evening - Wednesday 10th April 5pm. RSVP on the sheet on the noticeboard.
  • AGM - Saturday 18th May 10am
  • Outside bookings 19th March, 11.20-12.20, and 22nd March 6-8pm – can you help? Talk to Ann Murray
  • SBCC Bunnings BBQ - Saturday 7th December - looking to volunteers - talk to Marg Jennings or Ann Murray

Please remember your Committee welcomes suggestions of a substantive nature and queries can be directed to the committee members at any time. We welcome your assistance in all club matters. 


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