Ray Chalmers was President of the Half Moon Bay Golf Club from 1997-2000.
During his time as President, the Golf Club had a major transformation from a 13 hole golf course to an 18 hole, picturesque, challenging golf course.
The progression to the 18 holes required a number of processes to be completed.
First, an agreement with Cairns Regional Council for the occupation of the former Yorkeys Knob Waste Landfill site had to be obtained.
This was negotiated over a period of time with, not only the Cairns Regional Council, but a number of State Government agencies which had an interest in the transformation of the landfill site to “Golf Couse fairways and greens”. It was, at that time, a pioneering process as the transformation from a landfill site to a golf course had not been carried out, under the current standards.
The property of the landfill site had to ne assigned to the Golf Club and, consequently purchased as freehold title by the Golf Club, after Cairns Regional Council had signed off on the closure of the landfill site.
The property then had to go through a material Change of Use Process, under the Town Planning Scheme, to be used as a Golf Course.
Development of the additional holes and re-development of some existing holes was the next stage. This process involved negotiation with government agencies due to the location of the golf course.
- On top of a closed landfill site
- Adjacent to the wet lands.
The Golf Club had previously had a master plan for the 18 hole development. Design and tender documents were commissioned and, consequently, tenders were called and successful tender was awarded earthworks contract.
The golf Club had to raise sufficient funding for the development and this process required a restructuring of the entities of the golf club so as banks would consider and eventually provide the funds required to construct the expansion of the golf course.
A reliable water supply, as with every other golf course, was required and after considering the various options, negotiations were commenced with Cairns Water to supply treated effluent water from the Smithfield Treatment Plant to the Golf Club. These negotiations proved successful and the Golf Club was able to secure sufficient supply of treated effluent water.
The works for the development of the Golf Course to 18 holes was completed in 2000 and Ray Chalmers was President of the Half Moon Bay Golf Club when the 18 hole course was officially opened.
Ray Chalmers, along with other committee members at the time, attended numerous meetings to “drive” the various approvals required for the development of the golf course expansion. It was a challenge not easily accomplished in a condensed time frame, and consequently the construction of the golf course works, and current members who enjoy the playing conditions of the Half Moon Bay Golf Club are fortunate to have had people like Ray Chalmers” unrewarded efforts representing their sporting interests.
Well done, Ray Chalmers
OPEN TO MEMBERS & NON-MEMBERS
WITH AN OFFICIAL GA HANDICAP
The League will run over five (5) rounds. The dates for the League are:
Sunday 25th February 2018: Normal Sunday timesheet
Sunday 11th March 2018: Normal Sunday Timesheet – NOTE Change of timesheet – NOT Shotgun
Sunday 29th April 2018: Normal Sunday Timesheet
Sunday 27th May 2018: Normal Sunday Timesheet
Sunday 10th June 2018: 12:30pm Shotgun start
Entry fee is $25 per round. Payment of $25 to be registered in a pool for the 1st round & must be paid at the Golf Shop
before 5.00pm Friday 23rd February
Players will be put in “pools” of 20 players based on your GA handicap. A player will remain in that pool for the duration of the League. There will be Men’s pools and Ladies pools.
THE LEAGUE WINNER OF EACH POOL WILL RECEIVE A
$1,000 HMBGC GOLF SHOP VOUCHER
NON-MEMBERS WITH AN OFFICIAL GA HANDICAP
ARE ELIGIBLE TO ENTER THIS EVENT
20 players are needed to make a “pool”. Players will be entered into pools upon receipt of the $25 first round payment. If we are short of players to make a pool players will be refunded their payment.
A 1 IN 20 CHANCE TO WIN A $1000 HMBGC GOLF SHOP VOUCHER
Mondays and Tuesdays
$1 per Hole Green Fees
Cart Hire $2 per Hole
Call 4055 7933
Half Moon Bay Golf Club
Sunday 28th January 2018
4 Person Ambrose
7:30am & 12:30pm Shotgun Start
Handicap & Non-Handicap
Members & Social Players welcome!
$20 per person
Sausage Sizzle from 11am
Book at the Golf Shop or call 4055 7933
Closed Xmas Day
Looking for an idea for your
Christmas Social or Party?
Half Moon Bay Golf Club offers discounts on group bookings for golf, can provide onsite catering with a menu to suit & has an indoor & outdoor area for your function.
Contact Half Moon Bay Golf Club on
4055 7933 or email [email protected]