Oatlands Enews – Friday 6th March 2020


This Enews Newsletter covers the following topics:

  • From the Course
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • Additional QPC&C Tiger Tee Challenge Dates added for March
  • Fundraising Golf Day for the Rural Fire Service – Friday, 13th March 2020
  • Oberon visit to Oatlands – Sunday 15th March 2020
  • Pub Trivia Night – Friday 27th March 2020
  • Husband & Wife Trophy – Sunday 29th March 2020
  • From the Pro Shop
  • Pennant Update
  • Volkswagen Scramble 2020
  • Australian Over Eighty’s Championship, 24-26 March: Harrington Waters GC
  • 60 Seconds with Dave – 3 wood off the Tee
  • Rules Corner – Postponed due to technical issue
  • Upcoming Events

From the Course

Rainfall for the Week: 43.0mm Rainfall for 2020: 496.5mm   Dam: 95%   Green Speed: 9.5ft


The focus on the course this week has been on cutting grass as best we can before the rain on Wednesday / Thursday. The warm weather over the weekend did dry greens out somewhat in certain areas, but they have all recovered after the rainfall and cooler weather on Wednesday.


Sprinkler heads on greens and fairways have all been trimmed up this week. The sprinkler heads on fairways will be spot sprayed next week to keep them neat and tidy for several weeks. As planned, we have made a start to repairing the wheel tracks across the 12th and 15th flyovers. These areas still need final preparations to be completed before turf is laid, and the green plastic matting is placed down


We will also be repairing areas around greenside bunkers on holes 7, 8 and 16, similar to what was performed on the right hand side of the 10th hole. These areas always struggle to cope with wear and any hot weather, due to the fact that they have very little good growing medium. When the bunkers were re-built 10 or 12 years ago, the surrounding soils were used to shape the surrounds of the new bunkers, robbing the extended surrounds of its soil. We will be rotary hoeing these areas, adding fill soil and finishing them off with a good coverage of loam soil. This process will ensure that these areas perform much better all year round. We will start with the left hand side of the 16th green next week, and order the turf for this site and the flyovers all at once.


A bollard has been installed behind the clubhouse to stop vehicular access to the putting green area, as car’s have been seen driving over the edges of the new green. There is adequate room to drive golf carts and course machinery between the bollard and the herb garden, but we ask members to not try to attempt to drive their vehicles down to the Pro Shop area anymore.


The chipping green was needle tined this week and the putting green will be completed next week. This will help keep roots systems healthy and help the surfaces to drain water in to the soil profile. There was very little surface disruption which is very pleasing on a green so young, and indicates that it has a strong root system.


All areas of the course will be cut this week, with rough mowing concentrating on areas inside the tree lines.


Our volunteers were on the course on Monday, checking bunkers before the ladies competition, blowing fairways, repairing and cleaning the practice nets, trimming and cleaning drainage pits, edging pathways, trimming suckers from tree bases, painting the board room, clubhouse and Pro Shop maintenance, electrical work to our solar panels on the clubhouse roof and filling the wheel tracks on the 12th and 15th holes. A very productive day indeed and many thanks as always for your assistance!

Enjoy the weekend!

The Course Team.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Be Alert not Alarmed

Oatlands Golf Club Board and Management has been monitoring the ongoing situation relating to the spread of the Coronavirus.

Communication from the Australian Government Department of Health has been taking place regularly via their website with the underlying message for Australia to be alert but not alarmed.

As per the Department of Health directive, Members are asked to follow the common sense directions for assisting with the containment of the Coronavirus, being:

Travel to and from High Risk Countries:-

  • If you are returning from mainland China or Iran, you should isolate yourself for 14 days after leaving mainland China or Iran.
  • If you are travelling from the Republic of Korea, on or after 5 March, you must isolate yourself for 14 days from the time you left the Republic of Korea.
  • If you are arriving in Australia from Italy, you must present for health screening at the border as directed. Unless you are instructed to, you do not need to isolate at home.

Travel to and from Moderate Risk Countries:-

  • If you have recently travelled to any of the following countries, Cambodia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Singapore and Thailand, monitor your health for 14 days after leaving that country. If you develop a fever or cough, seek medical advice urgently and isolate yourself.

The Club will be sourcing hand sanitizer and making it available at the Administration Office, Bar, Pro Shop and Locker Rooms over the next few days. Members are encouraged to be extra diligent with personal hygiene whilst at the Club.

Thank you for your assistance.

코로나 바이러스 (COVID-19) 주의 조치 

Oatlands Golf Club은 코로나 바이러스 확산과 관련하여 진행중인 상황을 모니터링하고 있습니다.

호주 정부 보건부 (Australian Government Department of Health) 의 권장에 의한 조치 권항 입니다.

보건부 지침에 따라, 회원은 코로나 바이러스의 격리를 돕기 위해 상식적인 지시를 따라야합니다.

고위험 국가를 오가는 여행 :

– 중국 본토 또는이란에서 귀국하는 경우, 중국 본토 또는이란을 떠난 후 14 일 동안 자신을 격리해야합니다.

– 3 월 5 일 또는 그 이후에 한국에서 여행하는 경우, 한국을 떠난 날로부터 14 일 동안 자가 격리시켜야합니다.

– 이탈리아에서 호주에 도착하는 경우 지시에 따라 국경에서 건강 검진을 받아야합니다.

지시가없는 한 집에서 격리 할 필요는 없습니다.

보통 위험 국가를 오가는 여행 :

– 최근 다음 국가, 캄보디아, 홍콩, 인도네시아, 일본, 싱가포르 및 태국을 여행 한 경우 해당 국가를 떠난 후 14 일 동안 건강 상태를 모니터링하십시오. 열이나 기침이 나면 의사의 진찰을 받고 스스로 격리하십시오.

클럽은 손 소독제를 소싱하여 향후 며칠 동안 관리 사무소, 바, 프로 샵 및 라커룸에서 이용할 수있게 할 것입니다.  회원은 클럽에있는 동안 개인 위생에 더욱 참여하도록 권장됩니다.  도와 주셔서 감사합니다.

Additional QPC&C Tiger Tee Challenge Open Day’s added for March

Following the change of scheduling with regard to a number of corporate golf bookings, the Club has added a number of new Tiger Tee Challenge Open Day events for March. A full list of the Open Day dates for March is listed below with the new dates indicated.

  • Tuesday 17th March (New)
  • Tuesday 24th March New)
  • Friday 27th March
  • Tuesday 31st March (New)

These events are a great way to test your game with the course setup at its toughest and if you meet the challenge of 36 points or more then you win a dozen Titleist Pro V1 golf balls donated by event sponsor QPC&C.

Fundraising Golf Day for the Rural Fire Service – Friday 13th March – Limited Spaces Available

The Club’s RFS Fundraising Day is fast approaching and we limited spaces available to play in the event.

If you or any friends or family would like to attend the lunch only, please contact the Club Reception.

While the immediate fire crisis has passed, the impact on effected communities will last for a long time to come and the impact on the families of the RFS volunteers who lost their lives will never end. The more golfers we get taking part in the Fundraising Day the more we will be able to donate to the families of the heroic NSW RFS volunteers who lost their lives fighting the fires, so please put a group together and help those in need.

The outline for the day is as follows:

7am: Registration including Bacon & Egg Rolls
8am: Shotgun Start – 4 Person Ambrose
1pm: Lunch, guest speaker, presentation and fundraising activities.

Cost: Members – $80pp / Guests – $110pp

All funds raised will go to the families of the NSW RFS Volunteers who were killed fighting the fires.

To donate a raffle / auction item, or to sponsor a RFS volunteer to play on the day, please contact the Club General Manager, gm@oatlandsgolf.com.au.

We hope many members and guests will get involved in this event and help to support the heroic effort of all those involved in fighting the unprecedented bush fires, along with those who have been tragically impacted. Bookings for the event are available via the Club website.

Oberon visit to Oatlands – Sunday 15th March 2020

The annual visit to Oatlands by buddy Club Oberon is taking place on Sunday 15th March with 20 members from Oberon travelling to OGC for the day.

Any member wishing to take part in the day’s competition with our friends from Oberon should email the General Manager, Sam Howe at gm@oatlandsgolf.com.au

Pub Trivia Night – Friday 27th March 2020

Following the popularity of the Pub Trivia Night in August last year that saw 100 members and guests take part in a fantastic evening, the next instalment has been scheduled for Friday 27th March.

Details are outlined below (guests are welcome) with bookings available through the Club website of by contacting the Club Reception.

Husband & Wife Trophy – Sunday 29th March 2020

The annual Husband & Wife Trophy will take place on Sunday 29th March. This popular event is a 2 Ball Aggregate stableford and is open to married and defacto couples.

Play is available in either the 7:15am or 12:30pm shotgun start.

This event is open to members and guests with the winning team requiring at least one Oatlands Golf Club member. 

Cost is $20pp and includes finger food post golf

The Husband & Wife trophy was first played for in 1971 and was won in that year by the Lentfer’s.

Bill & Judy Tunks have won this event three (3) times since its inception. The 2019 winners were Vassik & Liz Barovs

To book in please visit the website of call reception.

From the Pro Shop

The Pro Shop has a number of Fitting Day activities coming up over the next month that might interest members:

Titleist Scotty Cameron Putters

The putter is the most used club in your bag. But is rarely professionally fitted. According to P.G.A data, as many as 85% of amateur golfers are using the wrong putter. Until the 16th March, the Pro Shop have the entire Scotty Cameron Demo Putter range in store for members to trial. Come and try one of golf’s premium putters and see why PGA Tournament professionals prefer Scotty Cameron.

Oatlands members also have the opportunity to purchase any of the 2018 Select model Scotty Cameron demo putters for $290 only!

New model Scotty Cameron Special Select putters retail for $629!



FootJoy Shoe Fitting Day – Wednesday 18th March

Enjoy a complimentary Professional Shoe Fitting by the industry leader in golf footwear, FootJoy. Each fitting takes 5-15mins to complete. Bookings are available online with FootJoy’s expert shoe fitter onsite with the full range of FootJoy shoes. You will also have the opportunity to be correctly Glove Fit too. Bookings can be made through the Club’s website or by contacting the Pro Shop.

Studies show that 2 in every 3 golfers wear the wrong size golf shoe – typically too long, too wide or a combination of both. With the FootJoy Shoe Fitting Experience, you can enjoy more comfortable rounds of golf – and improved play.


Taylormade Fitting Day – Monday 30th March

The Taylormade Clubfitter will be at Oatlands on Monday, 30th March between 12.30pm – 4pm with the full range of Taylormade Clubs for members to try, including the newly released SIM range. Fitting Days are a great way to try out the latest equipment obligation free, and under the supervision of an experienced Clubfitter with the latest launch monitor technology. If you haven’t experienced one of these sessions, we highly recommend them for the experience alone, but be warned, you might not want to give the Clubs back. Bookings are available through the Club’s website or by contacting the Pro Shop.



Pennant Update

Mixed Pennant

After a week off for finishing the regular season as the number one seeded team in the Mixed Pennant competition, the Oatlands side travel to Wakehurst Golf Club on Sunday 8th March to play number 8 seeded Monash Country Club.


Major Pennant

The OGC Men’s Major Pennant team travelled to Twin Creeks to take on Lynwood on Sunday 1st March and narrowly suffered their first defeat of the season going down 4 matches to 3. While this is a disappointing result, the team are still sitting atop their division with two matches to go.

The team are at home on Sunday and will take on Glenmore Heritage Valley with a victory virtually assuring their progression through to the finals.

This week’s team is as follows:

Tim Frazer (C)
Nathan Wareham
Norm Nakhoul
Sean Porter
Grant Lomas
Brad Hooper
Wil Reece


Ladies Grade

The Ladies Grade team played their second match of the season on Friday 28th February and recorded their second win of season against Elanora CC at Bayview to remain undefeated. The match results were as follows:

Linda Gyzen: Won 4/3
Anthea Molino: Won 4/3
Debbie Jepson: Won 6/5
Amy Kim: Lost 2/1
Amanda Walkerden: Lost 6/5

The Ladies travel to Avondale today to take on Carnarvon. A match report will be provided in next week’s Enews.


Silver II

The Silver II ladies have now played two matches and are also undefeated.

In round one (Friday 21st February) they travelled to Pennant Hills and recorded a 4 matches to 1 victory over Concord.

In round two (Friday 28th February) they travelled to Killara and recorded a 3.5 matches to 1.5 victory over Roseville.

The ladies travel to Monash today to take on North Ryde.

Volkswagen Scramble

Over 100 members and guests took part in the Volkswagen Scramble on Sunday 1st March in an attempt to qualify for the regional final at Riverside Oaks on Wednesday 18th March.

The following two teams were successful in qualifying for the regional final where they will be joined by two of the Clubs PGA Professionals (David Ecob and Sam Howe) in an attempt to qualify for the National Final via the 5 person Ambrose event;

 First Qualifier: Nigel White, Michael McKechnie, Stephen Jupp, Chris Biviano

Second Qualifier: Ben Mcfadden, Daniel Mcfadden, Peter Rehayem, Wayne Tower



Australian Over Eighty’s Championship: 24-26th March, Harrington Waters

The Club has been asked to advise eligible members of the Australian Over Eighty’s Championship to be held at Harrington Waters from the 24th to 26th March. This event is available to both Men and Women with the format of 27 Hole Scratch and Net Stableford held over 3 Days:

 9 Holes Daily
 Participants must have a Current GA Handicap
 Participants must be 80 years of age at 24th March 2020.

For more information please visit the Harrington Waters website
or contact: Golf Shop 02 6556 0404
Email: HWGC.over80@gmail.com



60 Seconds with Dave – 3 Wood Off the Tee

This week, 60 Seconds with Dave focuses on how to hit a 3 wood off the tee for safety. We hope you enjoy the video and it helps you out on the course. 


If members would like to see any topics covered in 60 Seconds with Dave, please email him your ideas at golflessons@oatlandsgolf.com.au

Rules Corner – Postponed due to technical issues

This week’s Rules Corner video has had to be postponed due to technical issues (the General Manager’s laptop ran out of batteries before finishing the video and his charger was at home).

The Club (or more specifically the General Manager) apologises for the inconvenience.


A reminder that these events are held on selected Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays throughout each month and are a wonderful way to introduce new people to our Club. Bookings are essential and we ask that you reserve your table at least two (2) days in advance. Dates are shown below:

Mar Saturday 14th & Wednesday 25th
Apr Saturday 18th & Wednesday 29th
May Saturday 16th & Wednesday 27th
Jun  Friday 12th & Wednesday 24th
Jul Saturday 18th & Wednesday 29th
Aug Saturday 15th & Wednesday 26th
Sep Friday 11th & Wednesday 30th 
Oct Friday 9th & Wednesday 28th
Nov Wednesday 18th & Saturday 28th
Dec Wednesday 9th & Saturday 19th (Christmas Buffet)




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