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- The Friday 12 Hole Competition (Spring version) gets underway again next Friday afternoon 4th October, running until the 20th December. The event is similar to past years with a general tee time of 2pm and a competition fee of $10. The organisers advise that the prizes will be increased, food provided and a Christmas function to finish. They are hoping for another good roll-up.
- The Club Championships get underway next Saturday 5th October in what will be a very busy golf schedule for the next 4 weeks. The first round of the Club Championships, the Lifestyle Cup and The Veterans' Shield. Of course the October Monthly medal is also on offer, ( there are not many monthly medals opportunities remaining before the Boxmore Trophy event). Please read the Conditions of Competition before the event, as there are some important items of which to be aware.
- The Sunday Single Stableford competition will continue as usual next weekend. Note that there is no scheduled game on the Monday of the long weekend, preference being given to increasing the field of the Sunday competition. Daylight saving begins next weekend as well.
- The Winter Eclectic competition has now been completed (see below for the results), and the Summer Eclectic version is now open for signup. The usual competition fee is to be paid on signing up in the pro shop.
Wednesday 25th September. An American Foursomes event was played in ideal conditions, with the course showing the early effects of the recent rainfall. In all 50 players joined the field, and Rob Bearup (16) and The Captain (13) won the day with 68 1/8th from David Simmers (26) and Bruce Windybank (30) with an even 70. Ash Southon won 2 balls from the Eagle and also collected the pro-pin, while Piero Dal Bianco won the NTP 11th. Vernon Vella joined us from Tully Park GC.
Saturday 28th September. A day for the ages! Fantastic weather and a fabulous field, (swelled by the attendance of a large contingent of family and friends of the Dalton family). When the final tally was determined, Piero Dal Bianco (21) emerged with the victory to claim the Redmond Dalton Memorial Trophy with a score of 40 points. Unfortunately Piero was unable to attend the presentation. Redmond's son Paul gave an excellent speech during which he described how his father had enjoyed being involved with the BGC during his lifetime, and of how highly anticipated the event was to the Dalton family. Runner-up on the day went to John Mellen (13) with 39 points. David Stanley relieved the Eagle of 4 balls, Tim Dowling won the NTP 11th and Brian Lamb won the pro pin. We welcomed visitors from Pambula-Merimbula, Mt Broughton, and Royal Sydney. The DSR was 69.
Sunday 29th September. The field this week the largest since the start of this event with 13 players in all. The men represented the larger component with 8 players, the ladies with 5. With a score of 40 points, Harry Horwitz-Rourke (10) from Royal Sydney GC took out the men's event and Margaret Horwitz (19) with 34 points on count back the ladies'. Other visitors on the day came from Royal Pines GC and the DSR (M) was 69, (W) 72.
Winter Eclectic. This year 13 players contested this competition, and the scores were quite astounding yet again. Wouldn't it be great to actually play a round with these results!! Both the Nett and Gross winners were decided on by count back in the usual fashion for a stroke event. With a gross 60 Alec Dietsch (13) emerged as the winner from Tony Hobson (13). When the 50% handicap is applied to achieve a net result, Alec Dietsch again won on a count back from Tony Hobson (whose handicap dropped back from 14 to 13 just the day before the competition closed) with a score of 53.5. Tight scores indeed. Well done everyone, as the range of gross scored went from 60 to just 69, and the net scores from 53.5 to 59.
Last week I posed a question involving play in a foursome competition (go and read it now). The answer to the question is: either player is permitted to drop or place (or pick up, when necessary) the ball. With the large crowd at the presentation there were 4 successful contenders for the prize so a 'putt-off' ensued, much to the amusement and enjoyment of the visitors from the Dalton party. Following a number of failed putt attempts (and under great social pressure !!) Tim Dowling from Mt Broughton GC emerged victorious. Congratulations everyone.
As advised last week, this competition is being revamped and a new competition will appear shortly, watch this space!!
Taking a lesson.......
- Stephanie Clarke was taking her first golfing lesson.
"P-u-t-t is correct," he replied. "Put means to place a thing where you want it. Putt means merely a vain attempt to do the same thing."
- "Now", said the golf pro, "suppose you just go through the motions without hitting the ball."
- The only problem with golf is that the slow people are always in front of you and the fast people always end up behind you.
Now Go Out and Enjoy a Game of Golf !!