Captain v Captain
Monday Oct 6th
A single stableford event between the
Lady and Gentlemen golfers of BGC.
Conditions of play
The winning team will be the team highest total stableford points from each team
The numbers of team members to be decided by the Captains on the day depending on the number of entrants.
Prizes: winning team awarded the trophy.
Best scores for for members of each team
$20 voucher each
Runners up from each team
$10 voucher each
Please book your tee time on the computer system.
Kylie left us a couple of weeks ago with all of our good wishes. We collected a substantial amount for a present of vouchers at Target and Big W.
Weather conditions for the coming week look excellent for golf with temperatures returning to the high teens and low 20s. Now we have dryer conditions our wet weather course will be out of play for a period.
Golfers survive an average of five more years than the rest of the population
The UK's National Health Service concluded golfers live longer. This is an extract from a UK magazine that shows we are on the right track for longevity.
An NHS campaign to tackle obesity is calling on families and middle-aged adults to take up golf in order to live a healthier lifestyle.
Change4Life, a UK organisation, which has aimed to help people make improvements to their diet, activity levels and alcohol consumptions since 2009 via social marketing campaigns, has become a national partner with the England Golf Partnership’s ‘Get into Golf’ programme, which offers low cost taster sessions and beginner courses across the country.
An NHS spokesman for Change4Life said: “Golf is a great game, whatever your age, background or ability. And, as well as enjoying a healthy dose of fresh air and nature, playing golf can bring some impressive health and wellbeing benefits. It can burn calories, lower cholesterol and may even help you live longer – golfers survive an average of five more years than the rest of the population.”
The Bruce Smith Cup encounter Saturday was played in absolutely superb conditions at Moss Vale Golf Club. This was a return match following a draw earlier in the year at Bowral. The course was in great condition with lush fairways a standout. The greens had recently undergone a light renovation using a Verti Drain. (We don't have a Verti Drain but the plan is to acquire one - at a recent course supervisors meeting Verti Drains made the top of the "most wanted" list.) Ian & I played against Tim McKinnon and Peter Nelson - they were another of Moss Vale's winning team with a 44 point BB score. Tim is standing for Moss Vale's Vice President this year and Peter, a past captain, is standing for the board and is chairman of their greens committee. It was a very enjoyable day, perhaps, from our side, slightly compromised by our substandard attempt. Moss Vale's hospitality was well received by our team. The Challenge Cup AKA The Bruce Smith Cup has been played between the clubs since 1938. Moss Vale's name figures prominently on the trophy and their 8-2 victory this year continued that trend. The contest was very well supported - BGC put forward 10 teams of 2.
Keith Markwell & David Burgess and Brian Hanrahan & David Mathers were the Bowral team who could hold their heads high.
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