A very bad habit to get into, is the carving of a "V" into the surface of the green to mark where the peg of the Pro Pin is, while you putt. The scrapping of the "V" effects to roots of the grass and takes sometime to recover during the colder months. We respectfully request that if it is necessary to move the marker while you putt, that it is replaced with a standard ball marker in lieu of scratching the surface of the green. On a brighter note, the 14th hole is recorded as the easiest hole on the course. Many players would challenge that from past experience, however none of the 65 players held the green from their tee shots last Saturday. Consequently the $174.00 that was in the Pro pin has jack-potted to next week and we should see a pool of up to $300.00 available for the winner. Good luck.
On Saturday in perfect winter weather, the field of 65 players competed for this years Captain's Trophy. The winner on the day was Peter Ingle off a handicap of 28 with a magnificent net 64. Runner up was David Stanley with a net 68 on a count back from John Jones and Roberto Ratalino. As is now tradition, Peter returned to the club for presentation and received the Captains Trophy together with 6 crystal glasses to keep as a memento of the occasion. He mentioned during his acceptance rendition that he had been practicing recently after two lessons with Kevin Kenny and had left his driver in the boot of his car for the days event. Maybe a lessons for all of us. Peter is moving to Canberra shortly, however he will retain some interests in the Highlands and we will have to share him with Federal Golf Club for a while. Well done Peter.
As previously advised the R&A is considering changing several Rules of Golf to come into effect in 2018 / 19. Alec Dietsch thought members should be made further aware of these changes and if necessary given the chance to respond directly to Golf Australia.The following summary is currently on Golf Australia website at the following link :
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