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“Where the Greens meet Nature”
The inaugural Stradbroke Ferries VMR Golf Classic finally arrived after 3 years of planning and raising seed funding, many meetings with and by the committee, several changes of format, over 600 emails, 1000 hrs. of work by the secretary and a few sleepless nights.
What a day Straddie put on, sunny, no wind and an absolutely stunning sunset as the field and guests enjoyed the evening meal on the deck. The competitors came from everywhere. Thank you for the smiley faces and the spirit that the game was played in.
Hosting the Classic has demonstrated the Club’s commitment to its community.
Raising large sums of money is no mean feat at any time. I would like to thank Silbelco for the initial $3500 which we used to employ a professional event organizer to advise and direct the committee through the process. Thank you Brett Holdway.
The club would like to thanks the principal sponsors and the prize pool sponsors who provided a prize pool of just under $ 10,000.
The Straddie businesses and individuals are a very generous lot. The accommodation resorts led by the Straddie pub gave 40 nights accommodation.
Each Sponsor will receive a picture of their prize being awarded and a letter of appreciation.
To the individuals like Ed Holden and the Harts, thanks for your generous donations.
The Club members who gave up the day to help around the course are of course invaluable in making it happen smoothly
This week the North Stradbroke Island Golf club took delivery of seven new electric golf carts as part of its preparations for 2018.
With the assistance of its major sponsor, Stradbroke Ferries the carts are now safely across the bay and ready to play a part in making 2018 the biggest year the Club has seen in a long time.
The carts have arrived just in time to be used in the Holden Scramble being held this weekend. They will be used to boost the Club’s cart fleet and enable it to run the Stradbroke Ferries VRM Golf Classic and the Straddie Pro Am later in the year.
When not being used in these new events the carts will be used in the Club’s new Eco Tour program.
Over the past five years the Club has invested heavily in planting koala and bird food trees which has made the Club a haven for wildlife.
The new electric carts will enable the public to get close to the animals and indigenous flowers in safety and comfort. Small scale trials have been extremely successful and now with the new fleet of cars the wildlife tours can cater for groups of 25 visitors at a time.