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Sporting Facilities Insights Survey Help – Shape our Future

Thursday June 13, 2024

Dear Club Members and Supporters

We want to hear from you.  We are writing to you today to seek your support and input as we implement an exciting initiative at the club. We have engaged Club Builder 2035 to run a Sporting Facilities Insights Survey. Survey link

The survey will better understand our facilities as we plan for the future of the club. The survey and the resultant Insights Report will provide the Board with clear insights into the thoughts, hopes and concerns of our members and stakeholders. It is critical to the planning process that we hear your thoughts and views. Accordingly, Club Builder have prepared an online survey to capture your thoughts around some key questions about the club.

We ask that all members, supporters and anyone that has an interest in the future of the club, takes the time to click through to the survey and provide your input. The survey will take approximately fifteen minutes to complete BUT the insights that you provide will provide benefit to the club both this year and beyond. Please note that the survey responses will go directly to Club Builder and no-one from the Board or club management will be able to see your responses.

Club Builder will provide an anonymous summary of the survey results in a Strategic Insights Report. So, please feel comfortable to be open and honest in your responses. To complete the survey, please click on the following link:

Thank you in advance.
Chairperson David Baulch
Board – Colac Golf Club

Colac Golf Club 2024 Maurie Nielsen Memorial Day

Sunday February 11, 2024

Colac Golf Club hosted its 14th Maurie Nielsen three-person Ambrose event with a field of 132 taking to the course in perfect conditions. The CGC and the Nielsen family would sincerely like to thank Chris Milverton for his generous event support. And it was great to have Craig Spence back on his home course. CGC would like to thank all sponsors and our amazing volunteers for all their work. And thanks also to the green staff and volunteers for the impressive course presentation.


NTPs 3rd Harry Milverton, 7th Mick Ross, 9th Brendan Hammond, 16th Alex Williamson

Maurie Nielsen Overall winner – Daryl Gray, David Parker and Aaron Togni 63/57.333

A Grade Winner – Darren Cook, Tex Glennon and Peter Lemke 64/57.67

Runner up – Troy Kincaid, Michael Tyers and Kai Fraser 66/59.67

B Grade Winner – Eddie Osgood, Matthew Bowen and Chris Osborne 69/59.83

Runner up – Mick Ross, Tony Testa and Mark Thwaites 72/60.5

Lady winner – Carolyn Cardinal, Miffy Shelton and Melissa Hammond 81/68.83

Runner up – Kerrie Curtis, Dot Frith and Kay Gardiner 79/69


Wednesday Dec 6th, 2023

An exciting day for Aaron Togni with a hole in one on the 16th. Aaron said he used a seven iron, two bounces and it disappeared into the hole. Well done, Aaron.

Aaron Togni’s top shot on the 16th securing him a hole in one.


Tuesday Dec 5th, 2023

A Grade’s Ros Brauer has won the 2023 Colac Golf Club Ladies’ Championship trophy. The trophy is awarded to the player with the best gross score overall. While Judy McNamara was runner up in the championship event and B Grade scratch winner. Ros Revell won the C Grade event and the Jean Matthews trophy for the best nett score of 54, and Elizabeth Gutheridge won the D Grade trophy.

A Grade’s Ros Brauer is the 2023 Colac Golf Club Ladies Championship winner.


Sunday Nov 26th, 2023

Well done Alan, a hole in one on 7 today!
The second ace during the 2023 Men’s Club Championships, incredible stuff! Alan’s form continued taking the home the champion trophy in the Men’s C-Grade competition.

Winners are grinners: Alan Withall claims his hole-in-one on the 7th at the club championships.


Friday Nov 10th, 2023

Colac Golf Club hosted the Morton Trophy, and our Colac team won the event. Congratulations to our winning team, Ros Brauer, Dot Frith, Kerrie Curtis, Jenny Lyness, Carolyn Cardinal and Mav Turner.

WINNERS: L-R Kerrie Curtis, Doth Frith, Ros Brauer, Jenny Lyness, Mav Turner and Carolyn Cardinal.


Monday Nov 13th, 2023

Congratulations to Brad Stevens for his hole in one on the 7th. An exciting start to the 1st round of club championships today. Well done Brad.


Monday Nov 6th, 2023

Syd Hanson, centre front, takes out the Colac Golf Club November monthly medal.

Congratulations to Syd Hanson winning our November monthly medal. A very worthy winner, seen here with some of the fellas from Dads Army working hard around the course.


Tuesday Oct 24, 2023

Yesterday the Colac Golf Club held the Colac Open and Perpetual Plate. In very windy conditions, 66 locals and visitors from far and wide played Stroke vying for the prestigious champion of the Colac Open.

Ann Lynch and our latest member Fiona Scott were tied at the end of 18 holes on a gross 90 and had to take to the course again in a play-off. Ann Lynch was victorious to become the Overall Champion of the Colac Open.

The Perpetual Plate is a team event and was won by locals, Ros Brauer, Kerrie Curtis and Elwyn Robinson with a combined Nett score of 229pts.

Results of the day proudly sponsored by Lyness Steel Fabricators and AKD. Thank you so much for your continuing support of this event.

Overall champion and scratch winner – Ann Lynch 90

B Grade Scratch winner – Kerrie Curtis 94

C Grade Scratch winner – Mav Turner – 101

A grade Nett winner – Ann Lynch 77

B Grade Nett Winner – Kay Gardiner 74

C Grade Nett Winner – Mav Turner 71

Winner of the Perpetual Plate

Ros Brauer

Kerrie Curtis

Elwyn Robinson

229 Nett

Runner up Perpetual Plate

Toni Cuthbertson

Miffy Shelton

Mav Turner

232 Nett


3- Lesley Richardson

7- Sue Holmes

9- Lesley Richardson

16- Sasha Bruenjes

Many thanks must go to our wonderful sponsors Lyness Steel Fabricators and AKD, our Captain Judy McNamara and Jenny Lyness, all of the ladies who donated their time and all the wonderful food and raffles. To Judy Foley and her committee of hard workers, congratulations on presenting such a wonderful meal and day for all to enjoy. Thanks to Robbo and Bruce for the bar and to Michael for all your help on the day. To Todd, Hunter, Dads Army and all the volunteers who did such a lot of hard work in and around the bunkers to present the course at such a high level. We received overwhelming compliments from our visitors.


Mark Ritchie hits a hole in one on the third

A big congratulations to Mark Ritchie for his hole in one on the 3rd!

This is his second hole in one but first in competition.

Well done mate!


Runners-up on a countback with a score of 59.5 nett were club members Adrian and Will Murphy, Richard Dinatale and Vince Larosa

On Sunday Colac Hosted a strong field of 100 players in our annual Scramble Event.

The course was well prepared considering the amount of rain that fell over the 3 days prior, and with 25 teams vying for a spot in the Reginal Finals competition was fierce.

Two of the top three teams were local club members which was great to see.

Runners-up on a countback with a score of 59.5 nett were club members Adrian and Will Murphy, Richard Dinatale and Vince Larosa pictured below.

We had 28 clubs represented for the event, and the winning team encompassed the diversity of clubs represented. With a great score of 57.375 nett the winners were Andrew Gibson, Damien McMaster, Luke Saunders, and Sam Eilken (From Torquay, Lake Bolac and SGA).

We wish them all the best as they try to qualify at the Regional Finals with our Club Professional Michael in October.

Sadly we came up just short of sending a second team to the regional finals, we would love to make this happen next year so be sure to consider playing in our next event!


Life membership for Colac Golf Club’s Ron McCann

Peter Custs speech on presenting a life membership to CGG’s Ron McCann at the recent AGM

“I’ve been asked to give you an insight into the work that Ron has contributed to the Colac Golf Club over the last 43 years. Ron’s first experience here was around 1979 when he played in a local fire brigade day. The golfing bug must have bitten him there and then as he joined up in 1980.

In 1981 Ron, Bill O’Brien and Jim Beckett formed the Colac Golf Club Social Club. This included many fundraising activities including raffles, social golf days and various events. These also included Saturday night raffles when the clubhouse was full to the brim after a day’s golf. Ron assisted with any maintenance and general duties within the clubhouse.

In 1984-85 Ron assisted Maurie Nelson with the coaching of junior golfers on a Sunday morning. Darren Cook, Troy Kincaid, Mick Tyers, Chris Milverton, Paul Hanson, Craig Spence and also Ron’s son Carl were just some of them. From 8am until 12midday there could be as many as 50 young players receiving their help. Ron represented the club for around seven years playing pennant golf and was the captain of a winning division 4 team.

Ron retired from work in 2009 and immediately joined the now famous Dad’s Army crew. Every Monday morning, he would up at the club on the roughs mower, emptying bins, picking up debris after storms and whatever else was required. Ron has indicated he will contribute in any way he can in the future. He does not want pats on the back or too much credit because his love for the club is first and foremost.

After nearly four and half decades Ron has given the club around 5000 hours of his own time which equates to around 620 eight-hour days. To you Ron on behalf of every member past and present, well done, congratulations and thank you.”  


Michael Bainbridge, our pro shop manager has won the 7th Air Adventure King Island Pro Am. He won by three shots overall at the Cape Wickham Course on day one and Ocean Dunes on day two.

He played with Colac golfers Adrian Murphy, Rohan Walsh and David Baulch.

L-R Adrian Murphy, Rohan Walsh, Michael Bainbridge and David Baulch.

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