In the past week we have had some pretty wild weather. Wind gusts have been recorded of over 60km/hr as witnessed by fallen trees.
Wind speed records for Bowral from the BOM for last week
With a brisk wind blowing and the greens are quick, as they usually are at Bowral this time of year. A player’s ball comes to rest on the 14th green and he marks it. Consider the following scenarios when he replaces the ball:
The underlying principle is that if a ball is moved by the wind and it is certain that the player has not caused the ball to move, there is no penalty and the ball must be played from its new position.
Last week at Barwon Heads I saw quite a good idea to remind golfers of their responsibility to keep up with the field. This clock was at Barwon Heads - a beautiful course on the Bellarine Peninsula. The peninsula, together with the Mornington Peninsula separates Port Phillip from Bass Strait. If one puts "slow play golf" into a google query box you will get about 45,000,000 results.That would suggest it is a common problem. One groups slow play results in all of the field behind them playing at a slow pace. Scarcely fair!Please click here for some suggestions by Golf Australia
"Bad day at the course," a guy tells his wife. "Charlie had a heart attack on the third hole."
"That's terrible!" she says.
"You're telling me," the husband replies. "All day long, it was hit the ball, drag Charlie."
President, Ian McKenzie, presents the Keigwin Trophy
to Don Grant who had a net 64.
The Keigwin Cup - President's Trophy
was presented by T.H. Keigwin Esq. the first President of the club. It is a handicap stroke event. Last year's winner was Bruce Windybank and this year's winner Don Grant had a net score of 64. It is the club's oldest trophy. Runner up was Bill Metcalf - pictures below.
This year so far we have gained 41 new golfing members, several from other clubs. I suppose that shows we are doing something right. We have a real club ambience at our club which is noted by others. We're sorry, at the same time, that we lose members at this time of year. The years catch up with many and they change membership category or resign their membership.
My thanks to Paul Carroll who ably took over the position of Captain in the last few weeks. The position of Captain has some challenges and Paul was more than up to the task. Thank you Paul. kb
A Different Scale