14th Hole Bunker
Next time you play the 14th you will notice the RHS bunker has been replaced with a reshaped surround. Plus the steep bank (wall) below the bunker has been filled to enable a tapered slope around the green. If you have a spare hour of so later in the week, probably Thursday morning, let me know, as we will be replacing the turf. It will be GUR for a while. (Click on the photos to expand them)
15th Hole - you may notice some areas of sand between the dam wall and the willows. This is where the underground storm water pipe has been repaired. The temporary open drain will be filled in soon.
13th Hole Pond - the water level will be temporarily lowered to enable inspection of the surrounds around the concrete bridge. This will help with the water and drainage plans for the area.
Thanks for the donations of surplus landscape suppliers. We have bricks, posts and gates so far. Keep it coming. It's great to reuse this material in improving the course condition rather than it going to the tip.
Yesterday, ten teams from Bowral contested the Bruce Smith Cup against Moss Vale at Moss Vale golf course. This contest has been going since 1938, so it is great that it continues and is a part of the golfing tradition in our region.
Needless to say the weather made it a very challenging day for everyone involved and after a four hour plus round the open fire in Dormie House was more than welcome. Thanks to Moss Vale GC for their hospitality and organisation on the day.
The first group off was the "Battle of the Pros and Champions" - Darryl Purchase & John Mulholland VS Davyd Reeves & Brendan Dodds. A battle it was, a chip in birdie on the eighteenth by Davyd for a 3 a 3 resulted in a one point win by Moss Vale.
Overall result is, Moss Vale won and retains the cup with a result of 6 1/2 to 3 1/2. As always the detail shows the result came down to a single points difference in two matches. Well done Moss Vale.
A big thanks to the Bowral golfers for being up for the challenge. Next year....
Overall winners were Angus Yuill and Nick Reinhard with a solid 45 points. Runners up with 43 points (on a count back) Bruce Franklin and Ant Burridge. Winner of the NTP on the 11th hole Terry Downing & the Pro Pin went to Paul Barnes. Individual Stableford winner was Angus Yuill.
It was good to get the carts on the course for Saturday so all our members could get to enjoy a round.
Paul Carroll won the day with 38 points (on a count back) from runner up John Ferguson. Winning the NTP on the 11th hole was Ben Ryan with John Jones taking the Pro Pin win.
Sunday - Medley Stableford
The winner was Brenton Aggar with 27 points on a count back.
Saturday - Captains Trophy - this is revised date from a fortnight ago, handicap stroke round.
JW Draper - the first round to be completed by or on this Sunday the 1st of August.