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Yarrambat for Dicks birthday

Saturday, February 14th, 2015

Had a hit out at Yarrambat for my dads birthday. Caught up with Cookie for the first time in quite a few years 🙂 The course is a little dry which not a big surprise considering how little rain we have had this summer. The fairways are a little thin in places & if you end up off them you are playing of hard packed dirt. I guess the point of golf is to stay on the fairways though right 😉 It was a great day out & I hope my dad enjoyed it

Birthday round at Flinders

Monday, December 8th, 2014

We headed back to Flinders for the yearly birthday round. The course was even better than I remember it. I don’t think there is any other course which offers the ocean views of Flinders down Morning way. The fairways were in great condition & the greens looked a little slow but the were deceptively quick. We had 8 people come along this year, & everyone enjoyed their day. If you are looking for a course with great view, I highly recommened you head down this way 🙂

Neils birthday at the Frog

Saturday, June 14th, 2014

Headed out to the Growling Frog for Neils birthday on Friday. The weather over night didn’t look too promising, it bucketed down 🙁 Thankfully it stopped before we tee’d off but the damage was done to the course. It was very bogy under foot & a few of the fairways had unplayable small sections. Other than that, the greens were great & only a couple of the bunkers had water at the bottom of them. I would give it a miss for a week or so, just to give the course time to recover.

I hope Neil enjoyed his birthday 🙂

University Golf Day on the 15th of November

Saturday, November 2nd, 2013

The Uni golf day is coming up again & we have a re jigged line up. Neil is having to sit on the sidelines this year but Jeremy is stepping up. Hopefully now that we have dropped the dead weight of Neil, we can win the title again 😉

Great day out in Whittlesea

Thursday, July 4th, 2013

It’s been a while since I’ve played up here & there have been a couple of changes. They have re arranged the pro shop & removed some tress from around the par 3 2nd green.

Luke Nathan & I took Jeff out for his second game of golf on a gorgeous Melbourne’s winter day, I could have gone the short’s option like Luke but it didn’t cross my mind until too late 😉 The course is in pretty good nick for a country course, the fairways are a little thin but the greens were pretty good. I drove better than I have for a long time just missing 2 or 3 fairways. For a second gamer, Jeff is coming along nicely 🙂

St Andrews Beach

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

Neil Matt Trevor & myself headed out to St Andrews beach. The last time I was here we played in possible the worst conditions I have ever played in. This time it was perfect. Bright sunshine with little to no breeze. The courses has some amazing holes, like the approach to the 3rd & the 18th that are some of the reasons I play golf. Perfectly manicured undulating fairways, well positioned bunkers, tough greens, some of which have more twists & turns than a rollercoaster. It was a great day out, none of us covered ourselves in glory, but we each came away with a couple of holes we were happy with :)  We are so spoilt for choice for brilliant golf courses in Melbourne, so of the best sit on the Mornington Peninsula. I highly recommend to everyone to head out there for a round of golf. St Andrews Beach costs a bit more than some of them you may be used to, but there is something for everyone out there.  

Yarrambat with the RSL

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

Headed out to Yarrambat with the Epping RSL on Sunday. 9 am tee off which is quite a respectable time for them 🙂 Played a varation on Stroke called Par, which is basically a plus if you go under par on a hole, a minus if you go over & a 0 if you par it. First time I have played this & didn’t have the best of days. Still waiting for my handicap from the club as I took a year away from them so I was playing off scratch, it didn’t end well 😉 I still counted stroke so I could put in a card but that wasn’t pretty either. The course is in pretty good nick, with the fairways having a good covering & the greens running true. Found myself ion one bunker & the sand was OK, nothing special but nothing wrong with it either.

Next hit with them I believe is Heathcote, which will be a bus trip leaving bright & early from the RSL. If you want more info leave a comment or drop me a line

Merry Christmas everyone

Saturday, December 24th, 2011

From myself & everyone at GolfinMelbourne, I would like to wish you & your family a very merry Christmas. I look forward to catching up for a round soon 🙂



Check out this Scoopon

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

Hey guys. This deal from Scoopon looks pretty good. A round for 2 people plus a cart & a beer for $79 at Portsea. I’ve picked one up. Check it out here