Arthur Brassey Singles Knockout
- Don Barker
The final between John Jones and Paul Pettiford went to the 18th hole and was won by John Jones - 1 up. John was 2 up at the turn and extended his lead to 4 up at the 12th. Paul won the next 3 holes to move back into contention but John held out, halving the last 3 holes to close out the match on the 18th.
(Thank you Don for refereeing the match - Kevin B)
The Vicar's Shield - The second round was played on Saturday. Unfortunately no carts were allowed on the course which precluded the first round leader Col Collins, from taking part. The winner was Peter Watson by one stroke from Brian Lamb. While they entered with what appeared to be similar scores, in this type of multi round event, the handicap that players play off in the first round, is carried forward to the second round and that adjustment to Peter's nett score in the second round gave him a one stroke margin over Brian. Peter's handicap had dropped by one stroke between the first and second round.
Note: I was asked would it have been possible to re-schedule the 2nd round so that all those who played in the 1st could take part. There are a couple of reasons why it wasn't re-scheduled. The first, is that it would cause a ripple effect in our calendar, that is next week we play against Royal Prince Edward Yacht Club, then in a couple of weeks we have the Parent & Offspring trophy and so on. There is also no guarantee that in the re-scheduled date we can have carts. A more important reason is that people may have arranged to be here specifically for a certain event and to change it to another date disenfranchises those members. So that is the story why fixture dates are not changed if the carts are not allowed on that day.
The Fixtures Calendar
The mix of events in the calendar is selected based on many factors. We play a lot of single stablefords , some with a 4bbb in conjunction. We have followed Golf Australia's recommendations by combining a single stableford with all stroke rounds. Now I think the majority of members are comfortable with this format.
Many members do not favour Par events. Some do not enjoy stroke rounds as a "blow out" on just one hole makes a very untidy score at the end. (Having a stableford run in conjunction with a stroke round has the advantage that whilst a player's stroke round may give a high nett, the stableford round may not be as affected as much. Many people like playing 4BBB, American Foursomes or other team events. In fact, I think these are very popular but in moderation. More than one member has said to me that they feel embarrassed in a 4 Ball by inflicting themselves on another player for the event. (I have gotten used to this embarrassment and occasionally all the "ducks line up" and I win a ball with my partner.) So, out of interest I counted up the number of 4 balls and single stablefords and you can see the result below.
We have about 41 weeks left in the year for a total of about 80 events this year. I've just updated the on-line calendar and done a quick count of the number of 4 balls that will occur during that period - they are:-
Here is a very interesting video posted by Mount Osmond Golf Club in South Australia. It deals with some of the rules and has video examples from the PGA tour of infringements of the rules. Please click here to view
The sign-up sheet for the
Winter Eclectic is in the Pro-Shop now.
An extract from Doug Stalley's book:-
'Bowral Golf Club
1901 - 2001'
In the Beginning
The times were very eventful to say the least when the Club was formed in 1901.On 1 January 1901, the Australian States federated to form the Commonwealth of Australia; on 22 January 1901, Queen Victoria died; troopers were leaving for, and some being welcomed back from, the South African Wars; and the first Federal election was under way, the big issue being protection versus free trade.These events were being prominently recorded in the local Bowral papers. Bowral in 1901 was a post town and had been incorporated in 1886. It had a populationof 2000, considerably more in the summer months, a branch of the Commercial Banking Company of Sydney, four hotels, a number of boarding houses, a public school with an ordinary attendance of 415, several private schools, a School of Arts with a library of 2000 volumes, three Masonic societies, six places of worship, a town orchestra, a cottage hospital, a court of petty sessions, water from tanks and the town lighted by gas. Importantly for the development of the town, as well as the Club, it was only 80 miles from Sydney by rail, for a fare of 15s 3d and 10s,with excursion trains on Saturdays at the rate of 1d per mile.Bowral by 1901 had become a popular destination for those wishing to escape the summer months in Sydney, ‘it being a favourite resort for metropolitan gentryand a much favoured sanitarium’. A private boys school was advertising that
Parent & Offspring Day
Saturday 12th April 2014 is the fixture date this year for the Parent & Offspring day. The trophy is the Secretary's Plate, donated by Karl Bolte, a past Secretary / Manager. The current holders are Fred Sewell and son-in-law Jason Wren-Pattison
Donations from two members and, using the expertise of Di Mellon, has given us this wonderful arrangement of flowers. The arrangement allows us to have year-round colour.
Rainfall in the last week
Click on the image to enlarge it. The figure in the last column is the rainfall to 9 am that day
Bowral Golf Club
it was ‘situated in one of the noted health resorts of New South Wales [and] offers special advantages to those who wish to send their boys to a good climate’. No doubt the boys also received a good education.
Loyalty requires this conclusion,as the headmaster, Mr H. L. Thirtle, was one of the founders of the Club and a member of its first committee. As for sport, there were active tennis, football, cricket and gun clubs in existence.Golf was not unknown and there were several private locations where short courses had been established. However, there was no fully operative golf club in Bowral.According to Dan Soutar, in his The Australian Golfer , as early as 1894 the Bowral and Moss Vale Recreation Club held a tournament on some roughly made links round their clubhouse in Burradoo. This location known as Werrington was to bethe venue for Bowral Golf Club’s first inter-club match versus Goulburn in 1901.
On 4 February 1901, a meeting was held in Milton House, a large boarding house inMerrigang Street, Bowral, to see if there was enough interest in forming a golf club.The groundwork for this meeting had been carefully prepared and the decision wasa foregone conclusion – to form a golf club to be known as the Bowral Golf Club.Right from the outset proper procedures were followed. It was decided to advertise and call a meeting for the purpose of formally constituting the Club and telect a committee. This meeting took place on 18 March 1901 and was held in thechurch hall of St Simon and St Jude’s, Bendooley Street, Bowral. This date, 18March 190l, marks the beginning of the Bowral Golf Club.
to be continued