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Inappropriate Car Park

The Golf Management Committee is provided with the following photo showing a car parked adjacent to the 6th Tee, on the edge of the cart path.

It has not been possible to establish if the vehicle belongs to a member of the Golf Club or that the owner played social golf from the 6th Hole.

Clearly the vehicle is inappropriately parked and provides a reminder that private cars should not be taken onto the golf course.

The Golf Committee thanks the vast majority of Golf members who routinely do ‘the right thing’ to protect our course.

Romena Doran

Many of our members will have known Romena who had been a member of our club for a number of years

Sadly she passed away last Saturday, her funeral will be on Friday at Tweed Heads Crematorium 176 Kirkwood Road

Tweed Heads South at 2.30p.m.


Entries are now open for the Veterans Xmas Party on Monday, 4th December,2017.

Game is a 4BBB Stableford , 7.30 for 8.00am Shot Gun Start

Buffet Lunch In Island House

Cost is $25.00 per head which includes Golf and Lunch.

Please place money in envelope with playing partners name and place in Red Tin in Pro Shop


Direct Deposit – Account Name: Twin Towns Services Club

           BSB: 062-682   Account: 10091542

Deposit Description: Vets Golf Xmas Party  and email details to golfcommittee@twintowns.com.au

Entries close Monday 20th November, 2017

Limited to 80 members




OBE Ladies

Once again our OBE ladies turned up in the their pink shirts ready to do battle for their OBE Trophy
We were very fortunate to have very generous sponsorship from Joy Cole and Beryl Moore we thank those ladies very much
Other notable guests were June Holmes, Betty Kuskopf and Kathy Lewis it was lovely to see their smiling faces back again.
The winner of the OBE trophy was Judy McQuillan and Runner Up was Marj Storey Congratulations to those ladies

New Golf Membership Fees

Following Board deliberation, the Golf Section is advised that Golf Membership will be $350 effective from 1 October 2017.

The new membership fee reflects the Golf Management Committees’ request to increase the golf club component by $5 (to cover increased affiliation fees to Golf NSW and Golf Australia).  It also contains a Twin Towns component consistent with the movement in golf playing costs in our immediate district.

Veterans Golf Membership also increases by $5 to $20 on 1 October.  The new fee is due to the 2017 increase in veterans’ district and NSW veterans’ affiliation fees – the first increase in a decade.

From 1 January 2018 green fees will increase by 50 cents.  The competition fee remains unchanged at $3.50.

Members will continue to play socially after 3 pm, free of green fee.

Golf at Club Banora continues to be very affordable due to support from community development funding, the Twin Towns December internal clubs one-off grant and strong membership support for golf club fund raisers.

Moat Water Revives Golf Course Dams

The strong winds over the weekend caused significant evaporation of the Golf Course dams.  Sunday players observed much of the dams base exposed and large areas of cracked mud.

First thing this morning the head green keeper commenced refreshing the dams from the moat water.  The current strategy to protect and prolong the golf course is to keep the base of all dams covered with water.

Today provided a timely reminder of the advice given by the Twin Towns CEO at the recent Internal Clubs Consultative meeting.  Fresh water in the moat is critical to the survival of the Golf Course and the Bowling Greens at Club Banora.  A full story on this topic is in the May Twin Towns News – click here to see.

A significant issue for golfers is that many residents favour salt water flowing in the moat.  In the 17 August edition of Tweed Daily News Tweed, Mayor Katie Milne in her regular article made the following comment
From flood planning to Banora Point drainage – I also called for a report on the poor old polluted waters of the Western Drainage Scheme in Banora Point, and to see if the community could become more involved in its care which all councillors supported.

If the moat became saline, the salt water would not be suitable for irrigation of the golf course or bowling greens. This would be a major risk to golf continuing at Club Banora.

The Twin Towns Board and Executive are committed to the Deed of Agreement with the Tweed Shire Council that acknowledges the need of fresh water from the moat for irrigation of Club Banora land.

Golfers will continue to be updated on matters concerning the golf course and particularly any water issues.