- Coming Events
- Notice of General Meeting
- Course Conditions Update
- Recent Results
- The Rules Quiz
- "Who Am I ?" Competition
- A Little Humour
- Saturday 29th February, The President's Trophy, in conjunction with the March Monthly Medal.
- Saturday 29th February Evening, The Club's Anniversary Dinner. 7pm start, Black Tie. Booking are still available.
- Wednesday 4th March commencing after the 10:30 tee time group, the greens' staff will commence the Autumn greens' renovations. This will be completed by Thursday 5th March.
- Sunday competitions (unless a medley or novelty event) are now non-gender specific. One single competition will run. When the new course cards arrive, it will be possible to play on any of the courses and still enter the one competition. Until then, the men will play the Blue course and the women the Red course.
- Saturday 28th March is the new date for the Jock Rossell and Bill Chrystal Trophies following the postponement of these competitions last Saturday. The unavailability of play using carts was seen to be an unfair limitation on such a large component of the normal Saturday field and thus the event was moved. My apologies for the late notice of the change, and your understanding is appreciated.
Most members will have received the email from the club advising of the meeting to be held in the clubhouse at 6pm on Thursday 26th March. If you have not received the email, the details of the accompanying letter from the club President can be requested from the office. There is also a copy posted on the club notice board. Some questions have arisen about the location of the proposed development, so to address those questions the following map is provided. The area boundaries indicated are only approximate. Access to the proposed clubhouse/hotel is via Kangaloon Rd in the vicinity of the rear of the 15th green.( Indicated roughly by the blue line.)
The purpose of this meeting is to seek your approval and endorse the Board’s efforts to future proof the Bowral Golf Club finances and vote to support the Board in continuing negotiations with the “Developers” as defined in the “Future Proofing Bowral Golf Club” document and to engage appropriate legal and project management assistance as necessary. The Board is unanimous in its' support for the development proposal currently under consideration.
The picture below is not to scale.
No actions have been taken by the Board which affects the integrity of Bowral Golf Club. All communications on this matter will come directly from the office only to avoid any unsubstantiated rumours. Voting and attendance. Financial full playing members, honorary, life members, six day playing members, visiting members, intermediate members and house members are the only members of the Club entitled to attend and vote at the General Meeting.
From Tuesday morning 25th, carts will be permitted back onto the course. There are still a few areas which are extremely soft and at risk of damage, and some have been marked "No Cart Access". These areas are located:
- To the right hand side of the 2nd green (proceed around the green on the access road side)
- The left hand side of the 14th green (proceed to and from the 14th green and 15th Blue tee via the Right hand side)
- The area either side of the 17th green and between the 18th Blue and White tee boxes ( drive around the tree to the right side of the 17th green and walk back to the green and tee boxes)
- The area to the right of the 18th green and below the practice/croquet area. (Proceed past the 18th green via the David Rd side of the green)
The mounded area surrounding the 6th green has established well and is no longer to be treated as 'Compulsory".
It's been amazing to observe the change in the appearance of the course over the past month. I've included the following photos to illustrate how the course has come back to life.
Wednesday 19th February. Our monthly open day was well attended despite the very wet and challenging conditions. The course is playing very long with the soft fairways. Tony Rourke (13) and John Mellen (13) combined well to amass 44 points to win the day by 3 shots from Alan Lindsay (23) and Ash Southon (12). Tony Rourke also won the individual event with 36 points on a count back. The Eagle now has 14 balls in her nest, John Mellen won the NTP 11th and Daniel Weekes the pro pin. Visitors from Braidwood, Gibraltar, Tweed Heads and Tully Park were among the 64 players in the field.
Saturday 22nd February. Unfortunately the poor ground conditions required the postponement of the original trophy events to next month, so only the individual PAR event went ahead. Two visitors, one form The Australian GC and one from Elanora joined the other 66 players in the field. Norris Dudgeon (22) won the day with a +3 score on count back from Jim Phillips (14). The Eagle was not troubled on the 6th, and due to a non-entered player signing for the NTP 11th the ball will jackpot to next Saturday. The pro pin was won by Nick Winstone.
Sunday 23rd February. The first of the non gender-specific competitions for the club. Only 8 players in the field ( 4 men and 4 women) saw Alec Dietsch (13) win with 35 points from Pam Barker with 34. Congratulations to all the players who played in this new format.
White Horse Cup. Our team headed down the coast to Sussex Inlet to face off against one of the front runners in the competition. This was a 'must-win' match for us. Unfortunately the opposition further established their position at the top of the table with a 6 - 1 win. The results were very close in reality with all the lost matches (except one) being 1up.
This coming Sunday the team head down to Wollongong GC to play against Shoalhaven Heads. A win in this match could see the team make it through to the qualifying round. Good luck guys!
Last week I posed a question about a foursomes match play event (go and read my last blog now). Unfortunately it was poorly worded. The question related to players in one team playing out of order (within that team), not the team itself playing out of order. ie, player 'A' was next in order to hit, but player 'B' hit instead.
The result of the out-of-order play is the General Penalty, Loss of that hole. Ian McKenzie was adjudicated the winner at the presentation.
The Question for this week.
When marking the ball on the green, may the ball marker be positioned to the side or behind the ball? Yes or No?
Several responses during the past week, but the identity of the current mystery member is still un-guessed. This clue may help.
"I've chalked up many a question over my time".
Send your guess to firstname.lastname@example.org
(Note, the photo is a logo only.)
My husband, an avid golfer, couldn't help challenging our boastful son to a game of golf. He was in for quite a surprise when, on the first swing, our son got a hole in one!! "OK", my quick-thinking husband said while subtly winking at me, "now, I will take my practice shot, and then we will start!"
Now Go Out and Enjoy a Game of Golf !!