Visitors. It's great to hear the compliments received about our club. The hard work of the green staff is there for all to see on the course. At this time of year, the intense green in the new spring foliage is at its best. I took a few photos Friday and Saturday of groups. The group on Saturday was from 'Australian Hot Water', a long established company who joined us on Saturday after their week long conference in Milton Park. Our members were very pleased when they stayed for the presentation and the group received a welcoming applause when introduced. We have a great course and a club atmosphere that is probably unmatched. On Saturday we had 138 people on the course and 77 on Sunday.
Thank you to our members and visitors for complying with the requirement of using carts on the course of keeping them in the rough were possible and keeping clear of the greens.
Booking carts policy
The club has 10 carts and has access to a couple more from time to time. Members and visitors both hire carts and this is on a first come first serve basis although some carts are kept back for members where possible. As well as this the visitors tee times are arranged to get the maximum utilisation from the carts and at the same time endeavouring to ensure that carts are available for members when required. It is not always possible to achieve this and infrequently members may miss out on a cart hire and for that matter visitors may too.
Please book carts explicitly with the pro-shop when wanting a cart for your round of golf. The pro-shop can confirm one is available to you at the time of booking, or, if a cart is not available at the desired time, they may suggest a time when one will be available and book that time for you.
On Saturday, in deciding the winner of the A Grade Stableford comp, the countback went right through to an 18 hole countback. Normally for two competitors on the same score, at the end of 18 holes, the one with the best back 9 is the winner. If not the last 9, then the last 6, then the last 3 and then it goes to an 18 hole countback. The best score on 18, 17 etc. This one was decided on the 15th. In recent years, this is the only time I can remember it happening. Below is a piece taken from the website on Countbacks.
The Bowral Teams Shield
From our correspondent. "The winners were Jan Ferguson, Peter Dunn, Rob and David McGinnes with a stunning 90 pts (50 for the boys and 40 for the girls), followed at some distance by Neville, Sue Olson and the Lady President Carrol Turpie and husband Alan with 82 points on a countback from the Boyds and Downings also with 82 points. "
A very pleased Bob Young was this years winner of the Remembrance Day Shield
"Did you know that Wingecarribee Shire residents donate over half a million hours volunteering every year? "
This week Ann, from Volwing came to the club to acquaint us with voluteering in our area. Many of our members already volunteer for community service and there are many more opportunities. Click on the link here to go to the VolWing website. It's the 10th Anniversary of Volunteering Wingecarribee Inc and they are seeking more people who can donate their time, help and skills. Please contact them as below:- Telephone:(02) 4869 4617 Office Hours:Tuesday to Friday
9.30 am to 1.00 pm. Ann Stafford, who came to the club, is the Client Relationship Co-ordinator and she can be reaches on 0412 830073.
We had our Monthly medal on Saturday and Bill Pope was the clear winner of the C Grade Medal
On Saturday Alan Turpie was the generous winner of the pro-pin comp. The Captain 'did a 'mis-speak' - (to use a now popular Americanism) and announced a different winner - an apology was accepted by Alan.
Kylie visited the club a few days ago with baby Knox.