September 20, 2009
Tweed Shire Council and the Chinderah Golf Course have launched a new drive to score a win for the environment.
Council has a mutually-beneficial agreement with Chinderah Golf Course for the supply of recycled water from Kingscliff Wastewater Treatment Plant to irrigate the 18-hole course and driving range.
“This plant is one of the most advanced in Australia in terms of nutrient removal, which means the recycled water is odourless and of a very high quality,” the council said.
“Chinderah Golf Course has been operating for 15 years as a golf course and driving range facility.
December 15, 2008
Noel Ratcliffe has been crowned the Polygiene Australian PGA Seniors Champion, finishing with a six-stroke victory at Byron Bay Golf Club.
Ratcliffe finished the 54-hole tournament at four under-par.
Strong westerly winds on Sunday made for tricky conditions on the final day.
Ratcliff’s even-par 72 was the equal best of the day
December 4, 2008
Order of Merit leaders David Merriman and Rodger Davis head an impressive line-up for the 2008 Polygiene Australian PGA Seniors Championship to be held at Byron Bay golf course from December 8-14.
Merriman, who won last year’s event, heads the merit list, winning more than $56,000.
September 27, 2008
Expatriate Irishman Eddie Barr has won the Ballina Golf Club’s 2008 Pro-Am.
Barr shot a scintillating 6-under par 66 in Friday’s first round and backed it up with a three-under 69 today to finish on nine-under 135.
He won by a shot from Queenslander Stuart Bouvier.
Next came Jason Ashcroft (137) and Bradley Andrews (139).
June 19, 2008
John Kuhn knew he was watching someone special when he partnered a young Queensland professional in the inaugural Ballina Golf Club Pro-Am in 1976.
“He may have been only 21, but he was 35 up here,” says John, tapping his temple.
April 18, 2008
Seniors golf has found a home at Byron Bay Golf Club with the PGA of Australia signing an agreement with the club to host the Australian PGA Seniors Championship for the next three years.
The new agreement follows the successful staging of last year’s event at the northern New South Wales club at which European Seniors Tour regular David Merriman prevailed to take the biggest share of the $65,000 in prizemoney on offer.
Further adding to the significance, the agreement will see the 2008 championship prize pool increase to a total of $80,000, with subsequent annual increments of $10,000 to see a total of $100,000 on offer for the 2010 championship.
“The unique hospitality offered by Byron Bay last year was an endearing feature of the 2007 championship and with the ongoing club and community support the next three years promises to be memorable for all involved,” said Max Garske, Chief Executive Officer of the PGA of Australia.