The inaugural Frank Phillips Trophy was contested at our club on Sunday. An 18 member team from Bowral, ably led by Team Captain, Brian Lamb, which included 2 ladies, met the best that Mt Broughton could offer and we were successful on the day winning 5 matches to 4. Frank Phillips, one of our greatest Australian Golfers, provided an elegant trophy which will adorn our cabinets until next we meet for the return match. The game was played in great spirit, on a beautiful day with the course prepared by the ground staff to the usual excellent condition. Dinner followed for approximately 60 members and guests who revelled in stories of what could have been and why it wasn’t. The Mt Broughton members were complimentary of our course, dinner and the social aspect of the club however, having trees to contend with, was not to their liking. As Frank mentioned in his speech, Mt Broughton is alive and well. We will wage this battle on an annual basis.
Roger Williams graciously accepted the position of referee in my absence and reports as follows. “The final round of the Arthur Brassey match play trophy between Paul Pettiford and Alan Turpie on Sunday 3rd April turned out to be a close match with never more than two holes separating the players. Although Paul had to concede six strokes to Alan on handicap: the first four holes were halved, Alan using his first handicap stroke after a long drive on the fourth by Paul put him just past the left of the green. Paul took a provisional after his drive on the fifth went way left, but found his first ball and played accurately through the trees back towards the fairway: Alan took the hole to be one up. He then chipped nicely through the trees to the sixth and took the hole to be two up. Paul's second shot on the seventh was found just within the five minute search timeout and he came back to be one down. Hole number eight was halved, and after a Seve-like recovery to within 4' of the pin Paul recovered another hole to make the turn all square. After some interesting shots over the next two holes Alan was two up on twelve, but went back to one up on the thirteenth after Paul's recovery out of the left hand hazard overshot the green and was followed by an accurate chip to four feet .The fourteenth was halved, Paul took the next two and the pair teed up on the seventeenth dormie two. Despite Paul's drive going OB over the road, and aided a little by Alan's chip letting him down towards the green, the hole was halved and the match was ended with Paul winning 2 and 1.Congratulations and commiserations as appropriate.”
Thank you Roger.
Club members Jill Scott and Leonie Carroll, ably assisted by Jill’s daughter Jo, manned a tent at the Relay for Life held over 24 hours at Moss Vale Showground last weekend to raise money for Cancer Research. Their tent known as the BEADles were selling leather Lap Bands for $5.00, which walkers then added a bead, foc, to the band for every lap completed. The trio raised in excess of $1,700. Well done girls.