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Change of website for Golf handicap look-up

Following is a letter from Golf Australia regarding Golf Handicap look up.

The handicap look up via Club Banora website will be changed as soon as the new link is available. Members using this look up will not need to make any change.


To – All Australian Golf Clubs


Dear All,


I am writing to let you know that from next week, all handicap look-ups by Australian club members will be performed on the Golf Australia website (www.golf.org.au).  Those golfers who go to the GOLF Link website to view their handicaps will automatically be redirected to www.golf.org.au (this includes where the look-up to the GOLF Link website is via a club software system).


The new handicap look-up box will be conveniently located at the top of all pages of www.golf.org.au.  Simply enter your GOLF Link number and hit “Handicap look-up”.


This change does not require any action at all from golf clubs or Tier 3 third-party software providers.


The following services are unaffected and will continue to operate as normal:

        The Tier 1 website – continue to use your existing log-in details.

        The listing of handicaps within third-party club management software systems.

        GOLF Link mates.


The transfer of the handicap look-up to the Golf Australia website is a part of a significant development for Australian golf that was announced last November.  This development sees the commercial rights to GOLF Link return to the sport’s governing body.


Golf Australia chief executive Stephen Pitt encourages all golfers and administrators to look around the website after viewing their handicap to sample our other content and initiatives.


“It’s a real game-changer for golf in this country that Golf Australia regains the full rights to the GOLF Link program,” Mr Pitt said.


“We will be able to exert more influence on the service we provide to golfers and hopefully give them a great experience as they check movement in their handicap and playing results.


“It will strengthen our ability to invest in golf and help drive our important development programs such as MyGolf and Swing Fit.


“It will allow us to better communicate with golfers around the country and make golf stronger in Australia, so it’s a very important initiative.”


Golf Australia will continue using MPower MSL to service our GOLF Link system, and to collaborate on enhancements to the online experience of Australian golfers.



Please let me know if you have any queries.


Kind regards,


Simon Magdulski
Director – Rules & Handicapping


Telephone 03 9626 5023

Mobile 0409 214 320


Dave Harrod Appointed Men’s Representative

The Committee has appointed Dave Harrod as the Men’s Representative. Thanks Dave for agreeing to join the Committee.

Dave has worked as the Veteran’s ‘Vice Captain’ throughout 2016 and in 2017 and is a committed sub-committee member. Dave is very knowledge about the computer system and adds further depth to the management of the Men’s competition. Dave also has a strong volunteer background in surfing administration.

All Committee Members forward to working with Dave in his new position.

Ladies Monthly Medal Timeslots

Ladies please remember to book yourself into the correct timeslot for your Division on Monthly Medals.

Division One 7.30 – 7.42

Division Two 7.48 – 8.24

Division Three 8.30 – 9.00

If you are not booked into the incorrect timeslot you will be moved, and this may disrupt sharing of carts.

Thank you.

Strong Support for Golf Club AGM

Thank you to members for their attendance at the AGM

88 members registered their attendance and were joined by Twin Towns Chair and Deputy Chair, Mike Fraser and Brian Brown.

The meeting discussed the motion to reduce the Committee size but the 75% required support was close but not achieved and the motion failed to pass.

The Committee will again consider the role of the Representatives.

Discussion about filling the vacant Secretary and Men’s Representative revealed a possible drafting oversight in the Club’s new constitution which will be clarified and resolved in the immediate future.

Thank you especially to the speakers during General Business, who made some very good points on course configuration, particularly the use of the Par 3s at 2nd, 3rd and 11th Holes.

Bunkers were also discussed and it is noted that the head greenkeeper will soon have access to a new device that will improve ‘fluffing’ up the bunker sand.

On course courtesy was raised along with the time that some tee groups take to complete their round.

Members are reminded that the separate 7th and 16th Holes does not provide an opportunity for groups playing their second nine to get ahead of those playing their first nine holes.

The Captains were already progressing the matters raised at the meeting and it is very encouraging to hear the support provided by the meeting. The Captains will review their approach to all the issues discussed and feed back to members on new related initiatives.

Secretary, Penny stepped down after 3 years and below can be seen receiving a small gift of appreciation from members, presented by Vice President Rosie.

All in all a terrific meeting and good friendships extended afterwards.

Highlights of 2016 Presentation