The Probus Club Golf Group is a group of members who have identified a desire to take part in some golf activity with other members during the summer months, or at least be made aware of the current and ongoing golfing activities, even though they may not actively participate on a regular basis. Being part of the Golf Group does not require any member to participate in any of the events. No costs are involved in being part of the Golf Group. Costs are incurred only when members participate in a specific event, i.e. green fees, cart fees, etc.
At the start of the season, the Coordinator canvasses all members to determine who wants to be part of the Golf Group for the year. Only members of the Golf Group receive the emails/notices throughout the year as to the specifics of planned golf activities. The only exception to this is the Annual Probus Club Golf Tournament, for which notices and information goes out to all club members.
The monthly golfing activities begin in April of each year and operates through September or even October if weather conditions permit. The golf events are 9 hole affairs which normally get underway in mid-afternoon, followed by food and refreshments, as available, at the course being played.
The normal golf day is the 4th Thursday of each month [identified on the Club Activities Calendar], with group members being advised of each event approx. 2-3 weeks in advance by the coordinator, with follow-up calls for involvement up to a few days before the event. The ‘go-to’ location has become Nico Wynd Golf Course in recent years, however for 2022 that has been altered somewhat due to major on-site re-construction of the clubhouse which has hampered the usual social gatherings following golf; as a result we have begun attending at other local course which offer 9 hole bookings.
Any Probus Club member wishing to take part in the Golf Group activities or at least being placed on the mailing list, should contact the coordinator, Frank Palmer, at any time.
In addition to the regular 9 hole golf activities, a new venture has been undertaken in the form of playing in local Par 3 courses with in addition to or in lieu of participation in the regular 9 hole events. This activity is currently being organized by Rob Leeson, with at least one event already concluded. Those with an interest should contact Rob Leeson, whose contact information may be found in the Probus Club Directory.