- Dad's Army
- Coming Events
- Recent Results
- Rotary Hoe progress
- The Rules Quiz
- "Who am I?" competition
- A Little Humour
The troops under the command of Brigadier Anton have done a great job tidying up the area around the entrance to the clubhouse. They do a great deal around the course, of which many members are probably unaware. Those who have sat on the patio recently may have noticed the new paint work on the tables, chairs, planter boxes and the BBQ area. Many thanks to the troops, and keep up the good work.
So what do that series of numbers mean you might ask. Well last Wednesday Peter Leon put them up as the result of his game. 47 Stableford points, playing handicap of 18, a scratch score of 76 and a net score of 58. Quite a remarkable round, congratulations!!
- Events for your playing calendar include: Saturday 9th for the November Monthly Medal and Remembrance Day event, Saturday 16th November for the annual Legacy Day golf and dinner event (book early, filling fast) and the ever popular St Andrews Day event on Saturday 30th.
Wednesday 23rd October. Oh what a round of golf!! Ordinarily a score of 43 points would win most Single Stableford events. Peter Leon (18) had other thoughts though when he posted a score of 47 to defeat Roberto Ratalino's (22) 43. David Simmers whisked 4 balls away from the Eagle when she wasn't looking, Peter Campbell won the NTP 11th and Ash Southon won the pro pin. 54 players in the field with a visitor from Warringah joining and the DSR was 69.
Saturday 26th October. The Vicars Shield, in honour of a past club vice president and patron. The trophy for 2019 was won by Roberto Ratalino (22) with scores of 40 and 35 for a total of 75 points from David Simmers (25) with scores of 37 and 36 for a total of 72. The daily prize was won by Les Brooker (19) who took good advantage of milder conditions in the morning to post a score of 40 points. Runner-up went to Peter Cottee (19) with 39. The Eagle was not troubled (just a note, the ball must be within one pin distance of the hole to qualify). Alan Turpie won the NTP 11th and John Ferguson, the pro pin. Visitors from Shoalhaven Heads, The Ridge and Woodlands GC's joined the field of 64. DSR was 69.
Sunday 27th October. A far nicer day to play golf than the previous day!! Peter Davis (36) won the Men's competition with 41 points and Sonya Bleakley the ladies with 26 points. Three visitors from The Highlands joined the field.
For all players who qualified for the Men's Club Championships, the quarter finals need to be completed by the 3rd of November. The semi finals by the 17th of November with the final to be played on Sunday the 24th November. Anyone wishing to act as a referee on the 24th please let John Buchanan know.
Last week I made reference to my desire to procure a rotary hoe for the club. There are so many areas of the course which are in dire need of turning and softening. In addition is the preparation of the 4th fairway for seeding. Thus far there have been a number of gracious donations totalling $1600. Still a little way to go to reach the target of $2300. If anyone wishes to donate towards this effort please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I thank you in advance.
Last week's question was well contested at the Saturday presentation with 4 entries entering the putt-off. Ian McKenzie, John Buchanan, Jim Phillips and Alec Dietsch all provided the correct ruling (go back and read the question from my last blog). Alec finally putted his way to victory. There is no penalty applicable, as a player may overlook a rules infringement providing it was not advised to the other player.
This Week. We get away from the match play run of questions.
Player B's ball lays in an unfavourable position, and he/she is contemplating options. Player A (the marker) says "You have no shot at all, if I were you I would declare the ball unplayable and take a drop". What is the ruling?
- Player A's suggestion could have influenced player B's decision and thus constitutes advice. Player A is penalised 2 strokes, B is not penalised. OR
- Player A is penalised 2 strokes for giving advice, and player B is penalised 2 strokes for taking advice. OR
- Neither player is penalised since the advice was in regard to the rules.
Congratulations to Helen Chadwick for correctly guessing the identity of the "Who Am I?" character. It was of course John Mulholland!!
The competition begins again with a new character of the Bowral Golf Club membership. The first clue:
'I was not born in Australia'.
Email your guess to me at email@example.com
A recent study found the average golfer walks about 1,500 kilometres per year.
Another study found golfers drink, on average, 97 litres of alcohol per year.
That means, on average, golfers get about 15 kilometres per litre.
Kind of makes you proud - almost feels like a hybrid!