When Tom Linskey ( Our golf course designer and one of our Directors ) finished playing on the European Tour he was head hunted by the Italian Golf Federation to become the first ever technical director and national coach of Italian golf. In 1981 when Tom went around Italy trying to discover elite talent for the high performance school in Rome he arrived at Bergamo Golf Club and met Costantino Rocca…… who was the head caddy master at Bergamo Golf Club.
Costantino was 25 years old and had never played in a golf competition… amateur or professional. After getting him down to the school in Rome for coaching they went to the European tour school together in 1982 where Costantino won his card to compete on the European Tour. From there Tom got the Italian Golf Federation to sponsor Costantino on the tour until he could make his own way.
Year by year Costantino got better and better to eventually become the greatest Italian golfer in history! With 17 tournament wins globally, 5 European Tour wins and 3 Ryder’s cups where he beat Tiger Woods in the final day match play at Valderrama to win the Ryder Cup for Europe. It is crazy to be here and see how much of an impact that Tom has had on Italian golf and how he is held in such high regard by Costantino, the Italian Pro’s from the current generation and yesteryear, the Italian Golf Federation & PGA!
The new logo is a caricature of the famous moment that Costantino Rocca chipped in from the ‘Valley of Sin’ at St Andrews in 1995 to force a play off with John Daly.
After our highly successful Mid Season Final, the Footy Season of the Mead Ex cup kicks off again with all points reset to zero and your chance to win the big prizes back on again.
The Footy Season will run now until the Final on the 24th of August.
MEAD EX CUP – FRIDAY 15/6/18
WEEK 1 season 2
1st RUSSELL GASKE 17 33NETTC/B
2nd MATT ROGERS +1 34NETT
3RD LANCE WOODHAM 4 35NETT C/B
APPROACH HOLE 22 LANCE WOODHAM
APPROACH HOLE 27 RUSSELL GASKE
Hello members and guests
With the welcome rain a fortnight ago we have gone out and fertilised all tees, fairways, greens and greens surrounds. With the moisture in the soil this is the ideal time to fertilise so the plant can utilise all available nutrients the best, when we get dry periods we will hold out fertilising as it will in fact burn and kill the grass. This should also help keep as much grass coverage as possible though winter.
The 1st tee works is almost complete with just drainage to be installed on the right side of the tee to drain excess water from the tee and the carpark. We over sowed the tee with league rye grass which has germinated well and gives a nice colour up.
Our irrigation repairs continue with more green valves being repaired, we are also installing numerous air valves around the course to get unwanted air out of the pipes which can cause leaks and pipe breaks. The irrigation work at the putting green and 27th hole is almost complete with us re directing the pipes and re moving the old line which ran directly underneath the path, the pipe has been replaced with a stronger metric poly pipe which will minimise the chance of future pipe breaks in that area.
All greens are now at 4mm and will remain at this height until the warm season, overall I’m very happy with the way the Poa greens have established and am just as happy with the remaining couch greens which seem to be handling the cooler temperatures extremely well and holding plenty of colour.
Meadowbrook Golf Club
A great time was had by all.
Grant took home a brand new Mizuno Wedge as his prize.
The Mid Season Final for the Footy Season Round of the Mead Ex cup was held on Friday 8th of June.
Another great day on the course saw Ditch Bartkett triumph and take home the major prize as the winner of the Mid Season Final.
MEAD EX CUP – FRIDAY 8/6/18 Mid Season Final
1st DITCH BARTLETT 15 21pts C/B
2nd GRANT CHAPPEL 4 21pts
3RD HOHAIA MURIMOTU 19 19pts
NTP HOLE 11 LARRY LAZAREVSKI
APPROACH HOLE 18 STEVEN LINSKEY
Friday 1st of June was the Monthly Medal round and also worth Double Points. This coming Friday 8th June will be the First MID SEASON FINAL and all prizes are up for grabs with TRIPLE POINTS on offer
MEAD EX CUP – FRIDAY 1/6/18
1st MASON HARDING 17 35NETT C/B
2nd MATT ROGERS +2 35NETT
3RD TAMAHOU TE POONO 11 36NETT C/B
Meadowbrook Golf Club
Golf Course Drive, Meadowbrook 4131
(Off Loganlea Road)
Proshop: 07 3299 6653
Clubhouse: 07 3299 6946
Office: 07 3299 6467