Bonville Golf Resort In this months update………… A word from General Manager Brad Daymond Dates to Remember September & October From the kitchen with Lee O’Carroll Welcome to the Bonville Golf Resort newsletter. September 2008 Newsletter From the Cellar with Adam Hawke Shop Talk by the Proshop Team Course News with Chris Neal Horticulture Happenings with Greg Decent Marketing Tales with Damien Tarbox So read on and enjoy the benefits of being a part of Bonville Golf Resort, voted “The Most Beautiful Golf Course in mainland Australia*”. *As voted by The Golf Course Guide seven years in a row. s A Word from General Manager Brad Daymond Dear Subscribers, Welcome to the September 2008 Newsletter. As our bunker programme continues, I trust that everyone is enjoying both the lack of issues relating to “plugged balls” and the texture of the new sand. To assist with maintaining the correct sand coverage on our bunker walls, our greenstaff have introduced Entry/Exit points (marked with white paint) to all bunkers. Please enter and exit via these points only, and we appreciate your assistance in policing and educating others to do the same. This will alleviate bunker walls being trodden down and eroding all of the good work done by all of our greenstaff. I am pleased to advise that Bonville received 1 goblet in the recent Fine Wine Partners, Wine List of the Year Awards. We were the only property to receive recognition, between Forster and Byron Bay. The Goblets are awarded on the following basis: Content (45%), Balance (15%), Suitability (15%), Presentation (15%) & Pricing (10%). This recent award signifies our continuing drive towards offering a wonderful overall” experience at Bonville, encapsulating golf, accommodation, dining and service. Bonville’s restaurant ‘The Flooded Gums’ has also scored 14/20 in the converted 2009 Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide Awards announced this week. This is the 1st time we have received a mention in the guide and have just missed out on receiving a prestigious ‘Hat’. Our Partner Property, Jonah’s at Whale Beach (www.jonahs.com.au), were awarded 2 Goblets in the Wine List of the Year Awards & have also been awarded with 1 ‘Hat’ in the Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide Awards announced this week. Jonah’s is also a member of the prestigious Relais & Châteaux group, an exclusive collection of the world’s finest hotels and gourmet restaurants and is the only member in NSW other than Tetsuya’s which is in the restaurant category of Relais & Châteaux. If you are visiting the Sydney area I can highly recommend a Jonah’s accommodation and/or dining experience. I’m sure some of you have visited Bonville Golf Resort since the opening of the new Pacific Highway, but for those who haven’t please see below some new directions on how to arrive to Bonville Golf Resort: Driving North - Take the Bonville exit at the Archville Station Road overpass. Turn right onto Pine Creek Way (the old Pacific Highway) and head north towards the township of Bonville. Turn left 600m after the township of Bonville. Once onto North Bonville Road take your 1st right and you have arrived at "Australia’s Leading Golf Resort"*. Driving South - Take the Bonville/Toormina/Sawtell exit off the Pacific Highway approximately 8km south of the Coffs Harbour CBD. Follow the green signs to Bonville which will direct you along Pine Creek Way (the old Pacific Highway). Once on Pine Creek Way continue south approximately 1.5 km then turn right into North Bonville Road. Once on North Bonville Road take your 1st right and you have arrived at "Australia’s Leading Golf Resort"*. Good Golfing, Brad Daymond Dates to Remember September & October 2008 September 2008 Sun 1 Mon 2 Tue Rhode Island Day Wed 3 Men’s Single Stableford + sixes 10 Men’s Single Stableford + 2BBB 17 Men’s Single Stableford + AGG 24 2 Person Ambrose 4 Thu Fri 5 Medley Single Stroke Sat 6 Medley Single Stableford + nd 2BBB, 2 Rd of Cock of the Walk 13 Men’s Medal Rd + Ladies Single Stroke 20 Medley Single Stableford 7 Medley Single Stableford 8 9 Ladies Single Stableford th 6 Rd Curran Wallace Trophy 16 Stroke Monthly Medal 11 12 Medley Single Stableford 14 Medley Single Stableford + AGG 15 18 19 Men’s Tiger Tee 25 26 Medley Single Stableford 21 Medley Single Stableford + Mixed Foursomes Championships 22 23 Ladies Single rd Stableford + 3 Rd of Presidents Plate to be played on or before today 27 Medley Single Stableford + 2BBB Cock of the Walk Final 28 Men’s Single Stableford + sixes 29 30 Foursomes Championships October 2008 Sun Mon Tue Wed 1 Men’s Single Stableford 5 Medley Single Stableford + 2BBB 6 7 8 Men’s Single Stableford + 2BBB 2 Thu Fri 3 Medley Single Stroke 10 Medley Single Stableford Sat 4 Medley Single Stableford + AGG 11 Men’s Medal Day + Ladies Single Stroke 18 Medley Single Stableford 9 Rhode Island Day 13 14 Ladies Single Stableford th 7 Rd Curran Wallace Trophy 21 Ladies Single st Stableford, 1 Rd Geoff King Motors 28 Ladies Single nd Stableford + 2 Rd Geoff King Motors 12 Medley Single Stableford + AGG 15 Men’s Single Stableford + AGG 16 17 Men’s Tiger Tee 23 24 Medley Single Stableford 31 Medley Single Stableford 19 Medley Single Stableford + AGG 26 Medley Single Stableford 20 22 Men’s Single Stableford + 2BBB 29 Medley Single Stableford + 2BBB 25 Medley Single Stableford 27 30 From the Kitchen with Lee O’Caroll Hi Subscribers, The Winter months have seen a steady flow of our popular group A la carte menus with numerous in house groups dining in the Flooded Gums Restaurant and function areas in and around the clubhouse. Spring sees our new and improved function menus starting to roll out. The main changes to the menus have been providing a greater level of variety of options to give weddings, conferences & function groups some fantastic housemade seasonal dishes to keep up with trends such as Chinese Boxes & canapés choices. We have also changed a few of the lunch and dinner menu items in the restaurant with my favourite being the addition of the delicious Bonville grove bush lemon meringue tart with vanilla bean ice cream and anglaise sauce, with the lemons grown on the golf course, the dish has been quite popular since its introduction at the start of the month, so next time your in why not treat yourself to some local Bonville produce. Other new introductions to the a la carte dinner menu include Roasted duck breast and housemade duck sausage, parsnip purée, shaved fennel, baby beetroot and Bonville grove mandarin salad and the very popular Locally grown eye fillet of beef, asparagus, pancetta, fire roasted Spanish onions saffron and sweet corn purée, rosemary aioli. Until next issue, happy and healthy eating, Lee O’Carroll From the Cellar with Adam Hawke Hi Subscribers, As the saying goes, ‘don’t do things in halves’, but there is always an exception to the rule. You may have noticed, we have included half bottles to our award winning wine list, which offers our Members & Guests even more wine to savour. Stand outs would have to be the ‘06’ Joseph Drouin Chablis (an alternative to a chardonnay) unoaked with a lemony citrus, crisp, clean & dry finish, or perhaps a red with an Angus “The Bull” cabernet, which is known as “The Calf” as it’s a half bottle. The Calf is a medium bodied wine (light tannins) with juicy blackcurrant, berry fruit, chocolate & minty flavours. So next time you dining with us contemplate the half bottle before ordering just a glass. What I’m drinking A ‘97’ Peter Lehmann Cabernet Sauvignon from the heart of the Barossa Valley. Over the past 11 years this exceptional wine has come of age, softened through the years, grown and matured – like some of our Members. This is the best this wine has ever been and a great example of how a cabernet should be, so drink up. Wine quote of the month - “Wine improves with age, the older I get, the better I like it”. – Anonymous Good Drinking, Adam Hawke Shop Talk by the Pro Shop Team With the Aussie dollar strong at the moment now is the perfect time to purchase the Callaway FT-I and FT-5 drivers. Prices have dropped quite considerably so the next time you head out on course why not take a demo with you and discover the difference. All CBuk and Annika apparel has been slashed by an amazing 50%. This includes shirts, vests, shorts and trousers for the men, and shirts, shorts, skorts and capri’s for the ladies. This offer applies whilst stocks last. With Father’s Day coming around why not treat Dad to an interesting read. We have Australia’s Finest Golf Courses down to a super low $29.00 for a perfect Father’s Day treat. Normally $69.00 Darius Oliver’s publication gives an editorial of over 50 of Australia’s best golf courses with Bonville being one of them. We are also offering a special Fathers Day Gift Voucher for $95 and includes a game of 18 holes golf with electric cart & a logoed Bonville cap. With a retail value of over $140 this is a great gift for dad this year. Spring is here so lookout for our new spring/summer clothing ranges about to hit the shelves with a few new brands featuring, these being a reintroduction of Greg Norman apparel, as well as a couple of new brands, Ashworth and Calvin Klein. Check in store for more details. Finally, have you remembered to sign and put your handicap on your scorecard? There has been a trend of disqualifications during recent times, particularly on 2BBB, aggregate, and Teams cards. The most common being no handicaps on the card. As the teams, 2BBB and aggregate are separate events to the single they must have the card filled out correctly, even though the handicap may be on the single card. Remember, it is the player’s responsibility to ensure that the scorecard is correct and that no alterations can be made on a scorecard after the player has handed it in. PRO TIP BY MATT DAGGER- HIT DOWN TO HIT UP! The 2 most common errors in chipping are the thin shot that spears across the green or the chunked shot that remains at your feet. Both shots are actually caused by the same fault – trying to lift the ball in the air. If you can learn to strike the ball before hitting the ground, you can make clean contact with your chips and dramatically improve your results. By moving the weight forward in your stance this will encourage a steeper downswing into the ball. This, combined with the clubs loft and grooves, will get the ball into the air. Good golfing until next time, Matt Course News with Chris Neal Hi Subscribers, Another busy couple of months on course with a lot of construction work, lead by our bunker program and thankfully the weather has been kind to us allowing us to progress in a steady fashion. We are now well in front of schedule. This past 8 weeks has seen another 9 bunkers completed on the 4th,7th,10th and 16th holes this gives us a total of 21 completed with another 10 (weather permitting) to be complete by the end of September this year, placing us well over half way through the program. This next couple of weeks will see us introduce walk in areas in our bunkers. .Each bunker will have either one or two entry and exit points clearly marked with white paint lines. This practice will allow us to distribute wear and try to reduce the amount of people entering or exiting down the faces of bunkers and hopefully eliminate the chances of landing in a foot print that hasn’t been raked properly. Bunker work on the 16th hole Extra drainage has been added to the 10th fairway to try and improve playing conditions. The fairway this year had a major reconstruction after many ongoing problems and hopefully this extra drainage will assist further in keeping the fairway a lot dryer and improve playability throughout the year. Also this month a drain has been redirected on the 4th hole. Previously all the drainage from the 6th Green ,fairway and bunkers ran directly across the 4th fairway as surface water. This new drain has been redirected down beside the cart path and into the trees between the 4th & 6th fairways, which will vastly improve the 4th fairway approach. This past couple of months we have been able to solid tyne greens with a 5mm tyne, in an attempt to reduce compaction and allow air into the profile and into the root zone. This practice has little to no effect on play but will hopefully give us a good head start when spring comes around. LAWN TIP BY CHRIS NEAL At this time of year there is not a lot you can do to stimulate growth. Light aeration (as mentioned above) will give you some sort of head start on Spring. Be sure to keep a regular check on soil temps to give you an idea on the growing conditions leading into Spring. All the best and Happy Golfing, Chris Neal Horticulture Happenings with Greg Decent Hi Subscribers, The Winter period of 2008 has seen the Bonville Gardens team involved in weed control throughout the Golf course and surrounding areas. On an interesting note the Azaleas along the 8th and 18th holes are coming into bloom and should provide a good display of colour in September, weather permitting, a little earlier than usual due to the warmer weather recently. Several native plants sited along the old 2nd Tee site are also providing some vivid foliage colour at present, namely the Acmena, Syzygium and Elaeocarpus, which I’m looking forward to the flower display from the same plants in Spring and Summer. The next few weeks should see the weather warming up and much new growth in all the gardens which after the recent cold spell will be most welcome. GARDENING TIP Petal blight affects Azaleas when coming into flower often destroying the flowers. The use of a registered Fungicide such as Bayleton will help control this disease if the directions on the label are followed correctly. Happy Gardening, Greg Decent Marketing Tales with Damien Tarbox Hi Subscribers, Beijing 2008 started with Bonville Honorary Member James Tompkins carrying Australia’s flag into the opening ceremony. Although James wasn’t in the medals at Beijing he goes down in Australian Olympic History as an original member of the Oarsome Foursome claiming Gold at Barcelona & Athens in the coxless fours and became a 6 time Olympian at Beijing. Other Honorary Bonville Members who followed James into the Opening Ceremony as members of the Australian Team were Clint Robinson, Grant Hackett, Lleyton Hewitt, John Coates (President of the AOC and Chef de mission) & Peter Montgomery (Vice President of the AOC and Assistant Chef de mission). John Eales was an Athletes Liaison Officer for Beijing but did not take part in the Opening Ceremony. Emma Moffet who won a Bronze Medal in the Triathlon at the Beijing Olympics is also now an Honorary Member at Bonville and we hope to see her regularly as she is a Coffs Coast Northern Beaches local girl. July saw Bonville unveil some impressive signage at the Coffs Harbour Airport. A larger than life image of Bonville marketing ‘face’ John Eales & beautiful imagery of Bonville now welcomes visitors & residents home to the wonderful Coffs Coast, be sure to have a look on your next visit. With Fathers Day approaching quickly why not treat your dad to a game here at Bonville for just $95 including electric cart & a Bonville cap as a memento of the day. Don’t worry though the voucher doesn’t have to be used on Fathers Day it can be used anytime between now & Christmas. Now that Spring has arrived don’t forget about your Staff or Family Christmas Party functions here at Bonville Golf Resort as you may miss the date that best suits. 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