13 February, 2024
Golf club drives forward in 2024
SEVERE weather has not dampened the spirits of Mareeba Golf Club, who are keen to welcome new and old players back to the green for 2024.
Unlike other sports, the golf season goes all year round, with interclub competitions kicking off every weekend for members to participate in.
While the club has struggled to kick off the year due to damage, they have begun planning some of their biggest events of the year.
The first major event of the year will be the Mareeba Open, which will take place on 20-21 April.
Players from across the Far North are expected to flock to the club for the two-day event, with a major prize up for grabs.
A brand new car will be up for grabs during The Mazda Mitsubishi Classic which will take place on 25-16 May, something that committee member Owen Harvey says attract people from across the region to play.
“That tends to attract a lot of people from down the hill, I think we got over 100 people last year during the event,” he said.
The monthly Tradies Golf Days will also be back for 2024, with the first one scheduled for 26 April.
The Tradies Day will take place on the last Friday of every month up until December.
Every Saturday, Mr Harvey said they would also put $1000 cash up for grabs for anyone who can get a hole-in-one on hole number eight.
“We hope that will also attract people to come and play,” he said.
“The number eight is probably one of the easiest holes we have.”
In June, the club's competitiveness will grow with the interclub championships for A, B, and C grades.
This year, Mareeba Golf is also hoping to form a junior’s side, inviting children and their families to play every Saturday.
“At the moment, our juniors look like nothing,” Mr Harvey said.
“They used to have their own little competition, where they would go out in the morning around 8am and do three or four holes before the main comp started.
“They used to go out on the practice range and spend half an hour working on there … they were also welcome to come and play in the main competition.
“We dropped down from 20 or 30 (junior) members to nothing. It’s a bit disappointing.”
Those wanting to get involved in the club can visit the clubhouse any day of the week to play.
To learn more about the Mareeba Golf Club, visit their Facebook page www.facebook.com/MareebaGolfClub
Saturday, 3 Ball Ambrose, 18 Holes
Winners: Luke Russo, Chris Adams, Jack Zugno
Runners up: Ron Blake, Greg Broesder, Henry Guy
NTP4: Liam Bradley
NTP 8: Ron Blake
NTP 13: Anthony Van Saane
Sunday 18 Hole Stableford
Winner: Greg Broesder (37)
Runner up: Danny Bradley (34)
Run down: Josh Chrisholm (29)
NTP 8: Josh Chisholm
NTP 13: Greg Broesder