From The Rough

Popular Devonport Country Club member, John Beattie was a very happy golfer on the 11th January. During the members single stableford at the club he managed to ace his tee shot on the par three 130 meter 9th hole. Using a 26 deg hybrid club with a bit of wind assist he hit the perfect shot that landed on the green and rolled straight into the hole. Beattie did not see the ball go into the hole, but his playing partners gave him a running commentary as the ball took off from the tee. It was Beattie’s first hole in one since he started playing golf as a junior.

John Beattie on the 9th Hole

Seventeen teams took part in the hastily planned “Bushfire Appeal” golf day held at the Devonport Country Club and organised by Mark Astell of Battlescars Tasmania. He managed to raise $2,420.00 on the day which will go to the Salvation Army Bushfire Appeal. The four person Ambrose was won by Kerry Atkins, Barry Pickett, Adam Colgrave, and Stuart Gray who received a free round of golf at Barnbougle/Lost Farm each. In second place was Simon Cooper, Tom Parker, Wayne Hobson, and Darren Chilcott with Heath Winter’s team (Heath, Dave, John and Troy) coming in in third place. Mark said he would like to thank all the sponsors who gave generously at very short notice.

Both men and lady golfers are reminded to get their entries in for the GNW Championships and the WGT-NW Championships to be held at the Devonport Country Club in February. The ladies play their event from the 7th to 11th February with the men playing on the 8th and 9th February. All clubs have been sent entry forms by the association or entries can be made by going to the website and entering on line.

Time is running out to enter The Volkswagen Scramble event which is to be held at the Devonport Country Club on Sunday the 2nd February. Teams of four playing a scramble event can enter on line at and there will be a 10:00 am shotgun start.

Coming Events:

Sunday 2nd February – Thirlstane Golf Club 2020 Captains Presidents Day. The Competition will be a Mixed Canadian 10am shotgun start. Cost is $10 per person. To enter contact the club on 6428 6488.

Thursday 13th February – Sheffield Farmers Day Stableford. Cost $25 per player which includes golf and a meal. Entries close on the 8th February and the draw will be in the Advocate and The Examiner on Tuesday 11th February.

Club Fitting Days – The Devonport Country Club Sports Shop will be hosting two club demo days, the first is a Titleist day and will be held on the 13th February 12:00 to 4:00pm. The second one is TaylorMade day and will be held on the 16th March. 11:00 am to 2:00pm

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