- Course-work Update
- Coming Events
- Recent Results
- The Rules Quiz
- A New Competition
- A Little Humour
The Greens' Keepers have been working flat out over the past weeks getting the course ready for the Club Championships. I'm sure all players will agree with me when I say how fantastic the course has been presented. In addition, the work at the rear of the 6th green is gradually progressing. Just a reminder, the entire work area is GUR, and whilst players may take a free drop in the normal method, there are 2 'Drop' stakes available which may be used instead.
- The 2nd Rounds of the Club Championships, Lifestyle Cup and Veterans Plate are on next Saturday (12th). Please ensure that you tick the appropriate items on your score card to ensure you are correctly entered into all the events you wish to contest. If you do not wish to participate in any Club Championship, please tick "None". If you wish to have your score considered for the "Club Championship" (ie, the Open event) please tick the "Club Championship" item. If you don't tick either item, your scores will be assessed for entry into your graded Club Championship event. Also tick if you wish to enter the Lifestyle or Veterans (65+) event.
- The Friday 12 Hole event is back up and running. Tee off from 2pm. Prizes and food provided, see Ash Southon for more details.
- The Sunday Competition is slowly growing, and we were able to award a runner-up prize in the Men's category last weekend. The competition is a Single Stableford event for both genders.
- Following on from the Club Championships, The Vicars Shield will commence Saturday 19th. The second round the following weekend. This is a Single Stableford event, and\\\ is one of the major trophy events on the calendar.
- We will be hosting Moss Vale GC on Sunday 20th October to contest the Oxley Plate. This is a 4BBB mixed event. When I hear back from MVGC as to the number of teams they will be sending, I will be requesting participants. Keep the day available please.
Wednesday 2nd October. A spectacular Spring day welcomed the 58 players in the field, and with the course approaching Championship standard the scene was set for some great golf. Our President Rob Humphreys (28) proved he is ready for the competitions to come with a fine 42 points, comfortably accounting for Chris Shaw (19) who secured 2nd on a count back with 38 points. The Eagle protected her nest again, David Simmers won the NTP 11th and Warren Ryan accounted for the pro pin. DSR of 69.
Saturday 5th October. Whilst this represented the first round of a number of events, the prize on the day was the Monthly Medal. In 'A' grade, with a net 68, Alec Dietsch (13) won the medal from John Mellen (12) with net 69. In 'B' grade, Ross Jauncey (22) took out the prize with a net 67 from Mathew Helm (16) on net 68. 'C' grade was won by Bruce Windybank (29) with a net 69 on a count back from David Simmers (25). The scratch winner on the day was a visitor from Moore Park, Jeremy Wilcox with a gross 78. We also welcomed visitors from Warringah and David Stanley's son Troy to the club. The Eagle's nest was not won, John McGuire won the NTP 11th and Roberto Ratalino won the pro pin. In all 74 players were in the field, and the DSR was 69.
J Mulholland 80
J Mellen 81
P Jeffreys 81
A Dietsch 81
C Gibbons 83
P Pettiford 83
J Larkin 85
T Hobson 85
J Phillips 86
L Emery 86
T Rourke 87
J Jones 87
B Hanrahan 89
D Hiser 91
T Downing 91
Ash Southon 92
C Kunz 92
K Dobie 89
P Dal Bianco 92
J McGuire 92
R Ratalino 93
B Lamb 94
A Lindsay 95
D Simmers 95
A Turpie 97
D Neale 97
Don Barker 97
Last week my question related to a player who has hit from a 'wrong location' (go back and read it now.) There was an element added to the question which was included purely to create some uncertainty (the 'out of bounds' element). Those 4 players at the presentation, who saw through the deception, recognised that the ball being hit out of bounds had no bearing on the outcome whatsoever. There was a 2 shot penalty for hitting from outside the teeing area, then there was the following tee shot. So the answer to the question was 4. The next shot to be played counts as number 4. Following the now popular 'putt-off', Ash Southon emerged as the winner.
The Question for this week.
We are about to head into some matchplay events, so it's perhaps timely to examine some aspects of the rules in this regard. So, a player picks up his/her ball marker from the green in the belief that he/she has won the hole. But, alas, that is not the case, what is the ruling?
The new competition is called, "Who Am I?". The prize is the same as the previous competition. Each week I will reveal a new clue to the identity of the person in the silhouette. If you think you know who the person is, email your response to email@example.com (one response each per week please).
Here is the first clue.
My name appears at least once in the members' lounge.
A man and his wife walked into a dentist's office.
The man said to the dentist, "Doctor, I'm in one hell of a big hurry! I have two buddies sitting out in my car waiting for us to go play golf. So, forget about the anaesthetic and just pull the tooth and be done with it, I don't have time to wait for the anaesthetic to work!"
The dentist thought to himself, " My goodness, this sure is a very brave man, asking me to pull his tooth without using anything to kill the pain."
So the dentist asked him, "Which tooth is it, sir?"
The man turned to his wife and said, "Open your mouth honey and show the doctor which tooth hurts!"
Now Go Out and Enjoy a Game of Golf !!!