Donald Barsby passed away Tuesday, 28th April in Bowral. Don was a Club Champion, a Foursomes Champion, a board member for many years, serving as Captain then President. He was awarded Honorary Life Membership by the members and was our Patron. He will be sadly missed.
J W Draper Foursomes dates extended
The date for the quarter finals has been extended until the 10th of May. Paul and I will work out revised dates for the remainder of the draw.
Last Friday we had the Change-Over lunch in the members room where I had the opportunity of 'passing the chalice' to the incoming club captain Paul Carroll and presenting him with the Captain's Tie. There were 25 members at the lunch and much goodwill.
On Thursday I will step down as Captain. For me it has been a tremendous privilege to be entrusted with the role at our club. Being Captain can only be successfully done with the complete support of the members and that support was apparent to me, thank you. Sometimes opinions differ as to the right way to do or approach a particular issue but these usually resolve themselves by referring to others and making the decision with equity to all and keeping the interests of the club paramount.
The expertise and application of our ground staff is remarkable and obvious to all. Damian Gair, Matt Morris and Nathan Wright continually present our course at a standard that defies the fact that only three gentlemen are involved.
Newcastle Golf Club has been closed since the storms last week. Newcastle, during the storms last week, received a phenomenal 164mm of rain over two days. Newcastle Golf Club had significant storm damage which has resulted in its closure until further notice. Kevin Kenny received these photos from the Newcastle pro of a working bee of members clearing up the damage.
Date: This Thursday
Time: Doors shut and meeting begins at 6pm sharp.
Who can attend:
Members are advised to attend the clubhouse well before the start of the meeting so they may be logged in and issued with a voting form. The clubhouse will be cleared at 10 to 5 and then opened for registration.
We are all aware of the tree near our boundary at the 15th green. It's a very large gum tree that is dead at the top and leaning towards Kangaloon Road. We had been in contact with Endeavour Energy alerting them to the fact if it fell it would cause an interruption to the electricity supply. They have declined to take any action and we received a quote which has been accepted to get the tree removed. This will be done in the coming weeks by All Scale Tree Services who we have used in the past. They will use a cherry picker and crane in the removal.
R&A survey finds that a majority of players would like golf more if it took less time.
Here is an extract from the R&A website:
"The R&A has announced the results of a pace of play survey, with an industry forum to discuss the findings planned for later in the year.
The survey received more than 56,000 responses from golfers in 122 countries between September 2014 and March 2015. It was carried out by The R&A as part of its efforts to investigate the issues affecting golf and the extent to which they impact on participation in the sport.
The survey revealed that while 70% of golfers are largely happy with the duration of their rounds, 60% of golfers expressed the view that they would enjoy golf more if they played in less time."
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