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June is well and truly underway with a bitter chill greeting most golfers who brave the conditions. It remains important for all RACV Golf members to adapt to these conditions and carry all necessary equipment to help stay warm and injury free. 

The good thing about golf in winter is the motivation to travel both within Victoria and interstate. RACV Resorts, Cobram and Noosa both offer great getaways for golfers; meanwhile the RACV Golf event at Royal Pines is promising to provide a competitive and social environment for all that attend. Read more about the Royal Pines Event below.

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RACV Golf Torquay Event

On Sunday 25 June RACV Golf will head down the highway to RACV Torquay Resort.

With one of the best backdrops in Victoria, the RACV Torquay golf course will be in superior condition for the event and is sure to provide a great test to all levels of golfers.

This event will be a stroke format with a shotgun start at 8am. A handicap is required to compete for prizes. Members who do not have a handicap are encouraged to join us for the event and play a stableford round which can be submitted for handicapping. 

Prize Breakdown:

MEN

1st: Titleist Carry Bag
2nd: $100 RACV Voucher
NTP: 1 Dozen Pro V1’s
MLD: $50 RACV Voucher

Ladies

1st: Titleist Carry Bag
2nd: $100 RACV Voucher
NTP: Dozen Pro V1s
LLD: $50 RACV Voucher

Remember that all RACV Golf members receive 25% off accommodation at RACV Resorts which can be used the night prior to this event.

Bookings are now open and can be made through the member portal. This promises to be a great day with an even better view. Angela and I hope to see you there. 
 

RACV Golf Royal Pines Event

Golf Clinic | 9 Hole 2 Ball Ambrose | Two Round Stableford Championship Event | Functions

Don’t forget to book your place for the upcoming trip to Royal Pines.  

The event dates are Friday 4 to Monday 7 August.  If you would like to extend your stay and use your free and half price rounds during the trip the team at Royal Pines are more than happy to help you out with your tailored booking.  This event is open to RACV Golf members and their guests.  If you have friends or family that you would like to stay with there is an event only package that excludes accommodation and airport transfers.  

There are no handicap requirements for entry and we encourage golfers of all abilities and non-playing partners to join us and enjoy the trip.

For more information and to view the full itinerary click here.
 

Revamped RACV Golf Website

Don’t forget to check out the new RACV Golf website. You can now log in to the member portal through an easy to find golf login button at the top of every page and can renew your membership online by clicking through to the RACV Golf Membership page. Remember that the first time that access the member portal, your password will be password. It will then prompt you to change this.

The RACV Golf Membership page is now the home of handicapping! Complete the online forms to apply for or transfer an existing handicap, provide your intention to play a social round, and submit your scorecard afterward.  You can also access the event schedule, information about partner courses and find answers to frequently asked questions here.
 

US Open Preview

The calendar years’ second major is upon us and as always, it is covered in controversy. Despite talk of extra-long rough, this years’ US Open at Erin Hills Golf Club is set to be a closely contested tournament. The rough, which is probably better described as overgrown fescue, has been a focus point for many including players who were this week gaining their first look at the relatively new course. At over 7100 meters in length, Erin Hills is the first par-72 US Open course since Pebble Beach in 1992. Extra wide fairways ease the pain of the length but 138 bunkers still put emphasis on accuracy.

The 2017 US Open began Thursday night Australian time, with Rickie Fowler starting best with a 7 under par 65. Australian Marc Leishman also began brightly, carding a 4 under par 68. World Number 12, Adam Scott came home hard with an eagle on the 18th to finish with a respectable even par 72. Hopefully the Australians can continue their solid play in round 2 which starts Friday evening.