A mini tornado tore a path of destruction through the course last week, dumping up to 60 millilmetres of rain in a very short time.
This along with fairways and greens covered with huge hailstones and gale force winds doing horrendous damage to the course Clubhouse and machinery shed office.
At least forty huge trees were uprooted, including the row of majestic pines on the right hand side of the fairway on the fifth, leaving craters over five feet in depth.
The Pro Shop and Clubhouse suffered significant rain damage along with the greenkeepers' office.
The clean up is well underway with over 30 volunteers helping last Sunday along with some heavy equipment through the courtesy of Brett Angel helping to move and secure the damaged trees.
Another working bee is proposed for Wednesday or Thursday this week.
All the fairways and greens are covered with debris and as a result the earliest the course may be opened is Saturday, January 15.
All enquiries to be directed to Wayne Moat on 0428 230 778. The Pro Shop and Clubhouse are also closed.
The earlier rain saw smaller fields the previous week with some competitions cancelled.
On Saturday January 1 a medley single stableford with 36 players defied the rain in two grades. Jason Dunn, 44 points, won division one ahead of Warren Bock, 37 points. John Harrison, 37 points, won division two over Broden Spencer, 36 points. Mike Coleman took the pin on the seventh. Vouchers went to 32 points.
Another medley single stableford on January 2 saw Sim Tuitivake, 38 points, win A Grade, Fusi Fidow, 36 points, was second. Tom Watson on 38 points won B Grade on a countback over Trent McFadden on 38 points.
Mark O'Connor, 41 points, was best in C Grade, Chris Vitucci with 40 points was second. Pins to fourth John Cafe, seventh Mark Townsend, 11th Anthony Ross and 16th Ngarau Noa. Vouchers to 33 points.
A medley on January 3 had with 62 players. In A Grade Allan Andreazza scored 44 points, in second was Liam Blanch on 41 points. In B Grade Chris Gill, 43 points, was the winner, James Browne, 39 points, runner-up. C Grade, Solonika Polonga with 40 points won on a countback over John Witherspoon 40 points. Pins to fourth Andrew Romagnolo, seventh Garry Hartnett with a hole in one, 11th Alex Emmerson and 16th Brett Crooks. Vouchers to 35 points.
Forty-four players joined a stableford on January 5. Blake Millis on 37 points won A Grade over Tony McBride, 35 points, on a countback over Brian Savage. Graham Sibraa, 37 points, won B Grade, Lee Kimball on 33 points was second. Steve Crowe on 34 points was best in C Grade, he was followed by Andrew Quamby, 32 points, on a countback over Jack Mingay. Pins to fourth Dan Dossetor, seventh Sim Tuitivake, 11th Tuiru Phillip and 16th Sim Tuitivake. Vouchers to 31 points.
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