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- The current warm conditions have given the course a chance to dry out a little and the grass is starting to grow quickly. The 4th fairway will re-open as of next Saturday (5th Sept).
- The path program has been delayed due to the wet weather and machinery breakdowns. As soon as the time is available, the next path will be completed.
- Please continue your efforts to fill any divots you come across. Remember to smooth down the filled-in area so the mower blades are not unduly blunted by hitting a pile of sand. Also get into the habit of fixing any pitch marks on the green. The club championships are just around the corner, and it would be great to have the course in pristine condition.
- The greens renovations are scheduled for the Monday/Tuesday 7th and 8th of September. The course will be closed on those days, but the practice area will remain open (not the practice green though).
A magnificent lasagne last week. Here is Tim's email for the coming week.
Good morning everyone,
This week, the pick-up day is Friday
2 course Meal ($25 per person)
Main: Duck a l'orange: Confit duck with a delicious Orange Reduction, creamy mash and steamed greens
Dessert: Jaffa cake
Soup ($10 per serving): Cream of Mushroom
We are still offering our entire wine list for takeaway at a 10% discount. Click here to open our current wine list.
Contactless payment by EFTPOS or Member Account remains the preferred payment method.
Please order by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or phoning 4861 1042 (option 4), with the number of meals and selections. Orders must be received by 5pm on Tuesday 1 September 2020.
Collection times will be staggered from 4.30pm and I will advise of your time for pick up. Please collect from Bowral Golf Club, enter the clubhouse located at the corner of Kangaloon Rd and David St, Bowral.
Feel free to forward this to family, friends or anyone you think might be interested.
Keep well and I look forward to seeing you soon.
- Entries for the J W Draper Trophy (Foursomes handicapped match play) close next Wednesday (2nd Sept). The draw will be published within a few days. The 1st round is scheduled for completion on the 20th September, unless completed beforehand.
- Saturday 5th September. The September Monthly Medal in conjunction with the Max Allen Trophy.
- Sunday 6th September, is the final of the John Owens Knockout. The finalists are Alec Dietsch and John Jones verses Peter Metcalf and Tony Hobson.
- Monday/Tuesday 7th and 8th. The course will be closed for greens renovations.
- Saturday 12th is the Secretary's Plate (member plus offspring) in conjunction with a single stableford event.
- Sunday 13th is the anniversary of the commencement of the Sunday competition. The prize schedule will be changed to award the leading Male and Female players with 5 free competition entries for use in Sunday competitions over the next 12 months.
- Saturday 19th is the August Monthly Medal in conjunction with the J McMaster Trophy.
- Saturday 26th is the Redmond Dalton Trophy.
- Wednesday 30th is the last day for the Winter Eclectic. The Summer edition commences from the 1st October and runs until the end of March next year. A sign-up sheet will be in the pro shop shortly.
Wednesday 26th August. The sun finally stayed out and the temperature was much improved over the previous weekend. 64 players joined the American Foursomes format and the team of Glen Welsh and Simon Taufel (9 3/8) scored 67 5/8 to beat John Buchanan and Ash Southon (11 5/8) by less than a stroke. Balls were won down to 73 5/8 via count back.
Friday 28th August. The "Nugget". Another excellent field of 34 players (21 men and 13 women) enjoyed the fine conditions in this popular 9-hole competition. Vince O'Connor (28) posted 22 points to win the day from Wendy Burke (25) with 21 points, Grant Poolman (22) with 20 points and Ash Southon (18) with 20 points via count back. Balls were won down to 17 points via count back. From next Friday the ball rundown will start from the 5th place-getter down.
Saturday 29th August. The W H Friend Trophy. This is one of the few PAR events on the calendar. It seems to be a very polarising event format. However, a good field of 93 players teed-up in the event which was won by James Pinkstone (10) via a count back with a score of +3 from Jim Larkin (13). Jim was the next best placed in 'A' grade with Peter Metcalf (19) on +1 best in 'B' grade while Alan Lindsay (24) best in 'C' grade with 0. Balls were won down to a score of -2 via count back.
The Wotton Trophy also went to the pairing of Barb Clayton and Alec Dietsch with a net score of 70.5 from Di and John Mellen with their score of 73 net.
The daily prize went to the paring of Virginia Wozniak (14) and Scott Olding (13) via a count back with a net score of 70.5. Balls were won down to net 76 via a count back.
Some Rules to play golf by....
THE LAWS OF GOLF
LAW 1: No matter how bad your last shot was, the worst is yet to come. This law does not expire on the 18th hole, since it has the supernatural tendency to extend over the course of a tournament, a summer and, eventually, a lifetime.
LAW 2: Your best round of golf will be followed almost immediately by your worst round ever. The probability of the latter increases with the number of people you tell about the former.
LAW 3: Brand new golf balls are water-magnetic. Though this cannot be proven in the lab, it is a known fact that the more expensive the golf ball, the greater its attraction to water.
LAW 4: Golf balls never bounce off trees back into play. If one does, the tree is breaking a law of the universe and should be cut down.
LAW 5: No matter what causes a golfer to muff a shot, all his playing partners must solemnly chant "You looked up," or invoke the wrath of the universe.
LAW 6: The higher a golfer's handicap, the more qualified he deems himself as an instructor.
LAW 7: Every par-three hole in the world has a secret desire to humiliate golfers. The shorter the hole, the greater its desire.
LAW 8: Topping a 3-iron is the most painful torture known to man.
LAW 9: Palm trees eat golf balls.
LAW 10: Sand is alive. If it isn't, how do you explain the way it works against you?
LAW 11: Golf carts always run out of juice at the farthest point from the clubhouse.
LAW 12: A golfer hitting into your group will always be bigger than anyone in your group. Likewise, a group you accidentally hit into will consist of a football player, a professional wrestler, a convicted murderer and an IRS agent -- or some similar combination.
LAW 13: All 3-woods are demon-possessed.
LAW 14: Golf balls from the same "sleeve" tend to follow one another, particularly out of bounds or into the water (See Law three).
LAW 15: A severe slice is a thing of awesome power and beauty.
LAW 16: "Nice lag" can usually be translated to "lousy putt." Similarly, "tough break" can usually be translated "way to miss an easy one, sucker."
LAW 17: The person you would most hate to lose to will always be the one who beats you.
LAW 18: The last three holes of a round will automatically adjust your score to what it really should be.
LAW 19: Golf should be given up at least twice per month.
LAW 20: All vows taken on a golf course shall be valid only until the sunset.
Now Go Out and Enjoy a Game of Golf !!!