- The White Horse Cup
- Coming Events
- Recent Results
- The Rules Quiz
- Know Your Course
- A Little Humour
Last Thursday the players who represented BGC in the 2019 White Horse Cup competition met for a dinner to celebrate their efforts and to re-live some of the memories of the competition. Don Barker is to be congratulated for his continued management of the WHC teams, he does an excellent job. The club President Rob Humphreys and the Captain were invitees at the event. Congratulations to the following players, all who represented the club in this year's WHC. David Burgess, Tony Rourke, John Mulholland, Sam Mulholland, John Mellen, Brian Hanrahan, Dennis Neale, John Ferguson, Clark Gibbons, Tony Fitzpatrick, Grant Blanchard, Phil Jeffery, Simon Weston, Ash Southon, Paul Pettiford, Paul Carroll, Piero Dal Bianco, Pat Donoghue, Peter Shortle, Bruce Franklin, Don Barker and Kevin Burke (res). The dinner culminated in the presentation of the 'Golden David' award (essentially a best and fairest award). This year John Mellen received the award by a close margin and was presented with the statue from Don Barker. It was suggested that the statue should be carried by John on his buggy to all his future WHC events!!
- Next Saturday (31st August) will be the September Monthly Medal and Max Allen Trophy. This is due to the greens' renovations which will begin the following Monday, and the commencement of the mounding works around the 6th green. A GUR area will be established when the work gets underway, check your score cards for the latest updates.
- The final date for the completion of the Semi Finals of the John Owens competition is the 1st of September. The final is to be played on the 22nd September.
- Sunday the 1st of September sees the commencement of the new Sunday competition. I've received many positive comments about this competition, and I hope that means a good turnout. See the notice boards for the 'Conditions of Competition'. The format is Single Stableford.
Wednesday 21st September. A windy windy day!! Congratulations to the field of 51 hardy souls who joined the competition for our August Open Day. Topping the podium were Shane Harvey (29) and Ash Southon (17) with a very creditable 44 points. Runners-up on the day were Daniel Weekes (16) and Norris Dudgeon (21) with 43 points on a count back. The Single Stableford winner, with 40 points was Tony Dick (27). The Eagle protected the two balls in the nest, the NTP 11th went to Nick Reinhard and the pro-pin to Phil Jeffery. We welcomed visitors from The Highlands, Tully Park and Moss Vale. DSR 71.
Saturday 24th August. The inaugural playing of the 'League of Nations Day'. It was pleasing to see the open attitude by the players to this event. One group even going so far as to sport the flag for their chosen nation on their cart. In all 14 nations were represented in the field, these included : Australia, Latvia, Greenland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Sweden, China, Botswana, Ireland, Malta, Iceland, Gibraltar, Portugal and New Zealand (although they failed to indicate their choice on their card). And the result?? Apsveicam Nāciju dienas atklāšanas uzvarētāju komandu, kas pārstāv Latvijas valsti. Their team being comprised by Terry Downing (aka Jānis) (19), Norris Dudgeon (aka Māris) (21) and Wayne Roberts (aka Valdis) (9) with a nett 58 5/6. If you wish to get a translation of the text, be sure to ask one of the team, I'm sure they are fluent in Latvian! In second place representing Malta were the genuinely Maltese team of Chris Barry (32), Jim Evans (30) and Warwick Kiernan (32) with 59 1/3. The flag of Latvia now stands on the fireplace mantle until next year's event. The eagle's nest was not won, the Captain claimed the NTP 11th and Wayne Roberts the pro-pin. Visitors from Wakehurst, The Australian and Narooma joined the field of 76.
Last week I proposed a question regarding the required details the player was obliged to fill out when completing their score card. (Go and read it now).
The correct answer is that the player is responsible only for ensuring that his/her handicap is correctly marked, that the correct hole (gross) scores have been entered, that he/she has signed the card and ensured that the marker has signed the card. That is all. A reminder, it is the player's responsibility to ensure that the correct handicap is indicated on the score sheet. The fact that the club has pre-printed the card does not relieve the player of this responsibility.
Last week's winner (as a result of a 3 person putt-off) was Daniel Weekes.
This week's question relates to a Match Play context only. The question: During a Match Play competition the player and opponent hit the other's ball in the course of playing a hole. What is the result of this action?
Join us at the Saturday presentation and try your luck at winning the ball marker.
Last week's winner was Alec Dietsch, who correctly identified that the 3rd green was the answer to the photo question. I was a little disappointed by the poor response with just Alec being the sole entry. I may have to look at something different for the future.
For this week, there is no photograph, just a question. There is a clock which hangs on the southern face of the clubhouse under the gable. It overlooks the practice green, and has been frozen in time for many years. To the nearest 5 minutes, what time is indicated on the clock's minute hand?
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Now Go Out and Enjoy a Game of Golf!