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- The 2nd Round of The Vicars Shield is on next Saturday 26th. This will conclude this competition and the Trophy will be presented after the event. In addition, the awards for the winners of the Winter edition of the Eclectic competition will be presented.
- The Ladies are into their Club Championships this week and next Tuesday.
- The Remembrance Day competition is on Saturday the 9th of November.
- The Legacy Day competition and Dinner event will be held on Saturday the 16th of November. Book in early for the dinner to avoid missing out. Come along and play in the competition, there are some extra prizes on offer, and it's a great day on the course. Legacy is the Club's major charity, so lets make it a good one!
- St Andrews Day celebrations are not long off. Mark it in your calendar for the 30th November.
Wednesday 16th October. Our October 4BBB Open Day competition, (or the day we get the club pro on the course!). 68 players joined the field on a beautiful Spring day. John Buchanan (18) and his partner Brian Lamb (20) found some form and combined well to amass a healthy 47 points to win the day from David Farthing (30) and Warren Ryan (22) with 46 points. The single Stableford win went to a visitor, Brian Helps (32), from Highlands GC with 40 points. The Eagle was not troubled on the 6th, Tony Fitzpatrick won the NTP 11th and John Buchanan rounded out a good day with the pro pin.
Saturday 19th October. The first round of the Vicars Trophy saw Mother Nature provide some very challenging conditions for the 74 players in the field. Windy, Windy!! When the dust settled in the clubhouse, it was Roberto Ratalino (23) who positioned himself in the lead with 40 points with David Simmers currently in second with the last round next Saturday. The runner-up in the 'day event' was Mathew Cleary (12). Brian Hanrahan relieved the Eagle of one ball on the 6th, Jim Larkin taking out the NTP 11th and Alec Dietsch winning the pro pin. We welcomed a number of visitors on the day from Elanora, Magenta Shores, Avondale, The Australian, Rosanna and Mollymook GC's.
Sunday 20th October. The 2019 Oxley Shield competition against Moss Vale GC. Thankfully the winds of the previous day left the highlands and we were able to welcome the 20 players from Mossie to a beautiful day on our course. After the ten matches were completed in the 4BBB Mixed format, Bowral emerged with the prize in a 7 to 3 result. Whilst this might look a comfortable margin, two matches were won for Bowral on the final hole, so the competition was very close in reality. I'd like to thank the teams from Moss Vale GC for their excellent company and enthusiasm for the competition. I'd also like to thank the following pairs for our club for putting forward their best on the day. Di and John Mellen, Leonie and Paul Carroll, Helen Chadwick and Daniel Weekes, Ellen Goodwin and Ash Southon, Robyn and David McGinnes, Barb Mead and John Buchanan, Chris Hill and Nick Reinhard, Marg Horwitz and Tony Rourke, Clare Stanham and Jim Larkin and Barb Clayton (who partnered with me). You were all fabulous ambassadors for our club, thank you!. Thanks also tho Ray Clayton for assisting with the BBQ.
There are many areas of our course which are suffering badly with the dry conditions we've experienced over the past 6 months. Players will all recognise those bare, rock-hard ares of the rough which are now like concrete. No one likes having to play from them. I have sourced a rotary hoe attachment from a local business which will fit our tractor and help the greens staff to improve those concrete-like areas. In addition, it will allow me to get the 4th fairway prepared for seeding. I am asking for donations to cover the purchase price of $2300.00. I made a recent request to cover the cost of the new tee markers during a presentation, and a number of members expressed their sadness at not being present and thus missing out on that opportunity to donate to that worthy cause. So this is your opportunity. please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested. My heartfelt appreciation in advance.
Last week I asked for a ruling in another match play scenario (go and read my last blog to find out). There were 3 solutions offered. The correct ruling is number 3 , Loss of Hole. Did you get it correct??
The Question for this week is yet another match play scenario.
In a match play round, a player observes a breach in the rules by his/her opponent, but decides to disregard the breach. What is the ruling?
- Both Player and Opponent are disqualified, OR
- The Player is disqualified, OR
- The Opponent is disqualified, OR
- There is no penalty.
The competition continues without a winner thus far. Go back over my previous blogs for the clues given so far, and with the new one this week see if you can guess the identity of the mystery club member.
This week's clue. I am a full playing member, I hold a handicap which places me in 'A' grade for monthly medals, and I can tell a good yarn.
Send your response to me at email@example.com
At a municipal golf course, a foursome approached the tee of the 400 metre par 4 Sixth hole.
The long, straight fairway ran along a road that was fenced on the right.
The green was slightly to the left of the straightaway with another road paralleling the green from which golfers often received heckler calls
The first golfer teed off with a long ball slice in the direction of the road. The ball went over the fence bounced 150 metres down the road, where it hit the tire of moving city bus and was knocked back on to the golf course stopping just 10 metres short of the green.
As they all stood in amazement, a fellow golfer asked, "How on earth did you do that?"
The response came without hesitation, "You have to know the bus schedule."
Now Go Out and Enjoy a Game of Golf!!