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#46 Schanck

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Posted 09 February 2007 - 08:01 PM

QUOTE: Jack @ Feb 9 2007, 07:40 AM

Shanker, how much do you reckon you spend on petrol annually to get there and back?

Jack

Let's see ... the Black Beast

averages 12.5 l/km city/hway but I would conservatively say 10.0 l/km from the city down to Cape Schanck
I would drive at the most each "other" trip = approx 39 trips per year
The National is 93km from home and takes approx 1 hour 5 mins (when I head down as I make a day of it) = 186km return trip
If we estimate petrol $ to be an average of say $1.10


Then somewhere around $20 per return trip

($20.46 to be exact ... but you asked the stats man the question)

or $800 per annum

It could also be argued that if I was a member of a sandbelt course I would not necessarily have a choice of tee time (due to 1 not 3 courses) and have to leave somewhere between peak in the morning and peak in the afternoon and have somewhere around the 20.0 l/km ... wear and tear on the beast would increase with stop/start traffic etc etc

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#47 BKM

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Posted 09 February 2007 - 08:04 PM

Thanks Matthew. I'm not surprised there would be a number of guys on quality courses offshore and throughout Australia who are going to apply for a role like this.



#48 MatthewM

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Posted 09 February 2007 - 08:04 PM

Jack,

The cost of petrol getting to you?

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Posted 09 February 2007 - 08:08 PM

QUOTE: MatthewM @ Feb 9 2007, 09:36 AM

Hope this helps. Speaking personally, I know of several quality applicants from overseas Clubs of significant standing, as well as another Sandbelt super, who have expressed interest. With coninuity of ground crews (a Board move to be congratulated) there should be minimal disruption to what are the some of the best presented day in day out golf holes in the land.

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MattyM,

Thanks for the update. I am sure there will be plenty of "good operators" lining up for the job biggrin.gif



#50 Uncle_Leo

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Posted 09 February 2007 - 09:21 PM

QUOTE: MatthewM @ Feb 9 2007, 10:04 AM

Jack,

The cost of petrol getting to you?

MM

Not at all, but dont forget I live 10 mins from my club. If I had to play at the National it would be the time factor that would worry me (and the missus no doubt) more than the additional, quite substantial cost of gettign there. Popping into South Oakleigh to hit a bucket of balls or play a few holes every so often during the week also is a very important part of the equation.

My personal opinion of the quality of the courses aside, the appeal of three different tracks to play is a certainly a positive. It is however the full day event that would not sit well with me. At present I can play AM golf and be home by noon. I will be interested to see how your plans change when the littl 'uns arive on the scene.

Jack.



#51 golfer69

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Posted 09 February 2007 - 10:38 PM

Is there an easy TAB en route to the National ?



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Posted 09 February 2007 - 10:40 PM

QUOTE: golfer69 @ Feb 9 2007, 12:38 PM

Is there an easy TAB en route to the National ?

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#53 Schanck

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Posted 09 February 2007 - 11:27 PM

QUOTE: MatthewM @ Feb 9 2007, 12:05 AM

Here I was thinking that it could be partly attributed to an occasional playing partner,
who set it in motion at Barny Dunes 2 years ago...

Seriously, you were 7 point something then weren't you?
What are you now? low 3's ?

Quite a feat with all that crappy TM gear smile.gif

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Sorry everyone ... I obviously forgot to atribute my progress to my Psyco coach

MatthewM

blink.gif (Erni had one for a while) who got my mental game on track at Barny Dunes ... but Alan Johnston has taken my golfing game to new heights ... and his mental coaching and availability is always very timely ... "after shooting low in the first round of the Oz Mid Amatuer I advised him that my driving was straight but not solid" ... he took me to the range and addressed the situation in 10 mins without hesitation

After the Titleist Science Van experience (unless I forgot

MM

... did I mention that Paul says g'day) I considered it (for 3 seconds) and then went for TP Head by TM and Shaft by

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#54 Jules Jordan

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Posted 10 February 2007 - 12:36 AM

QUOTE: Andrew @ Feb 7 2007, 10:12 PM

The only course to avoid would be St Andrew’s Beach, due to their financial situation at the moment.

I played there a few weeks back for the 2nd or 3rd time, it looks to be in good shape for a course with no money???

Other course is in better shape than VIc at the moment to.



#55 serrz

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Posted 10 February 2007 - 05:34 AM

what are the reciprocals for national anyone know?



#56 Schanck

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Posted 10 February 2007 - 05:47 AM

QUOTE: serrz @ Feb 9 2007, 07:34 PM

what are the reciprocals for national anyone know?

serrz

Taken from the website

Australia


New South Wales


New South Wales Golf Club - www.nswgolfclub.com.au
Royal Sydney Golf Club - www.rsgc.com.au

Queensland


Royal Queensland Golf Club - www.rqgolf.com.au

Western Australia


Lake Karrinyup Golf Club - www.lakekarrinyupcc.com.au

Overseas


Canada


The National Golf Club


Hong Kong


Clearwater Bay Golf &Country Club - www.cwbgolf.org
Discovery Bay Golf Club - www.discoverybay.com.hk/somuch/index4.htm

Malaysia


Royal Selangor Golf Club - www.rsgc.com.my


New Zealand


Paraparumu Beach Golf Club www.paraparaumubeachgolfclub.co.nz

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#57 Moe

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Posted 10 February 2007 - 09:13 AM

none in SA?



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Posted 11 February 2007 - 07:34 PM

QUOTE: Jules Jordan @ Feb 9 2007, 02:36 PM

I played there a few weeks back for the 2nd or 3rd time, it looks to be in good shape for a course with no money???

Usually, the financial situation is perhaps a better indication of a course's fiscal health than the course conditioning???

Some of the biggest financial flops regarding golf courses take place when on the last day of trade, the place is still immaculate. "Good shape" is a day to day budgetary item. It is in the big picture scope that St. Andrews Beach is still on its knees. How many other Aussie top 20 courses with five figure fees do you know of with an outdoor portable dunny?



#59 golfguy33

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Posted 12 February 2007 - 05:50 AM

QUOTE: ttitheridge @ Feb 11 2007, 09:34 AM

Usually, the financial situation is perhaps a better indication of a course's fiscal health than the course conditioning???

Some of the biggest financial flops regarding golf courses take place when on the last day of trade, the place is still immaculate. "Good shape" is a day to day budgetary item. It is in the big picture scope that St. Andrews Beach is still on its knees. How many other Aussie top 20 courses with five figure fees do you know of with an outdoor portable dunny?


I wonder which consortium will step in and buy it ?
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#60 MatthewM

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Posted 12 February 2007 - 08:52 AM

The National has reciprocal arrangements with Kooyonga.
They also have reduced cost green fee arrangements with a host of other clubs,
including Joondalup, The Australian, and a host of overseas courses and Clubs.

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