LOCAL RULE E6
LINE of PLAY RELIEF for PROTECTIVE FENCE.
DURING THE PLAY OF THE 14TH HOLE, IF THE PROTECTIVE FENCE ON THE 15TH HOLE IS ON THE PLAYERS LINE OF PLAY:
- THE PLAYER MAY TAKE FREE RELIEF BY DROPPING A BALL IN AND PLAYING IT FROM THE DROPPING ZONE AT THE NORTHERN END OF THE FENCE INDICATED BY A WHITE PEG MARKED “DROP ZONE”
- BUT THIS RELIEF IS ALLOWED ONLY IF THE BALL IS IN PLAY NEARER THE HOLE THAN WHERE THE DROPPING ZONE IS LOCATED
- (See Rule 14.3)
- Penalty for Playing Ball from a Wrong Place in Breach of local Rule: General Penalty Under Rule 14.7a.
The mound of soil beside the 6th green has been moved to a position behind the green temporarily causing an area of abnormal ground conditions which is to be played as compulsory GUR . There are three drop zones in place clearly marked if a players ball comes to rest in the GUR area. Players must choose the zone at the nearest point of release to their ball, not nearer the hole. Our bobcat is undergoing repairs and as soon as Damian has it back in action work will recommence on the mounding around the back of the green.
- The extension of the 12th fairway is progressing satisfactorily however has been held back a little by the extreme hot weather we have been experiencing over the past few weeks. Due to this Damian will be doing some remedial work and as such the teeing of balls that come to rest on the new section will continue until further advised.
- Work on the 4th fairway has been suspended until March/April when more favourable conditions should prevail. The irrigation system has been extended and connected. Damian may turn this on from time to time to see if it may produce some better conditions until we can commence the full extension work.
- The mounding on the 18th has been completed and as above will be seeded when more favourable conditions exist.
- Work on the mounding behind the 6 hole has been temporarily delayed until our bobcat comes out of intensive care which should be a matter of days not weeks.
RULE 1.2 Standard of Player Conduct.
1.2a Conduct Expected of all Players.
All players are expected to play in the spirit of the game:
- Acting with integrity - for example , by following the Rules, applying all penalties, and being honest in all aspects of play.
- Showing consideration to all players - for example , by playing at a prompt pace, looking out for the safety of others, and not distracting the play of another player.
- Taking good care of the course - for example , by replacing divots, smoothing bunkers, repairing ball-marks, and not causing unnecessary damage to the course.
The above rule applies to all golfers who play our or any course. We all play the game of golf for recreation and enjoyment
Just recently we have had complaints of players hitting up on other players , putting them in danger. Please make sure other players are out of your range before playing a shot. We have at least five holes that have blind spots where extra care must be taken.
The photo below was taken after our courageous and valiant "band of brothers" claimed victory in their latest mission to retake our flagpole and garden area which was under the threat of being overrun by an insurgent group of miscellaneous noxious weeds and thistles.
Led by their intrepid leader Anton Sanger these gentlemen do a wonderful job around the course assisting Damian doing chores to keep BGC in the pristine condition we have come to expect. However they are always looking for new recruits. If anyone has a spare hour or two on a Thursday morning please contact Anton who I am sure will welcome you with open arms.
A side benefit in joining the Army is coffee and a snack provided by Regina Dad's Army's pin up girl. (are you allowed to say this anymore!)
We were host club to the opening round of the 2019 White Horse Cup. The following is a report provided by Don Barker our Pennant Co-coordinator
Sunday 3-2-19 saw the first clash of the season in the White Horse Cup.
In Division 2, Bowral team 1 had a resounding victory over Sussex Inlet, winning 4 matches and squaring 2, resulting in a 5 to 1 win.
Congratulations Team 1- a very promising start.
In other matches, Moss Vale defeated Links Shell Cove - 4 matches to 2 and Jamberoo defeated The Heads - 6 nil.
In Division 4, Bowral 2 had a bye, Links shell Cove 2 defeated Sussex Inlet - 4 matches to 2, and The Heads 2 defeated Jamberoo - 3.5 matches to 2.5
Bowral Team 2 will have their chance to shine at Jamberoo next week when they encounter Links Shell Cove 2
Go well Bowral 2 !
Bowral Golf Club hosted both divisions, two and four, in clear sunny weather. Playing in twos the field moved well enough but was surprisingly, a little slow.
A very special thanks must go to Grant Blanchard who worked tirelessly all day, firstly starting the field, then, that done, immediately changed hats to become BBQ chef as the first groups came in , then slaved away until the last in was fed.
Thank you Grant – your efforts made the day a great success.
The new result reporting system “ golf Box “ is now in its second year and is working well. Those interested can now access pennant results on Golf Illawarra’s web site immediately they are submitted.
There were numerous compliments expressed about our golf course, and it was obvious that our visitors ( 56 in total ) were very favourably impressed.
Thank you Damien and your team.
My thanks to Don who has occupied this position for the past few years. He works tirelessly to make sure our two teams are well represented for the duration of the competition. Ably assisted by his two captains Grant Blanchard and David Burgess. Grant on Sunday took on the job of starter and when he had all the teams on the course he fired up the BBQ and cooked the sausages and onions to feed the players when they finished their rounds. Both Don and Grant were on duty from 7.00am until after 2.00pm, a long day. My thanks to them both, without people like you our club. My thanks also to James and Alexia (Pedro) who were on duty for the day.
After many years Stuart is retiring to Port Macquarie, his old stamping grounds, to bask in tropical sunshine all year round (he hopes).
With his unfailing good humour and vast knowledge of golf Stuart has been a great asset to our club in the proshop and on the course. Immensely popular with both members and visitors alike his presence will be sorely missed. There is a donation box on the bar if anyone wishes to contribute to a farewell gift for Stuart and farewell drinks will be held for him in the clubhouse on February 22nd.
Personally Stuart has been a great help to me both as Captain and as a golfing member. I wish you well and will miss you my friend.
- Arthur Brassey handicap matchplay entries close tomorrow
- Saturday 9th February. - President v Captain Trophy. Players must indicate which team they wish to represent when paying their comp fees.
- Saturday 16th February - Jock Rossell Trophy Aggregate par x 2. - Bill Chrystal Trophy for left handers
- Foursomes Championship - This year there will be a sign up sheet for those teams wishing to play in this Championship closing on Sunday March 17th. The sign up sheet will be in the pro shop next week.
- Friday 22nd - Farewell drinks for Stuart Denholm.
- Saturday 23rd February - Patrons Trophy - handicap foursome
- Sunday 10th February - Jazz
- Sunday 24th February - Jazz