- Coming Events
- Recent Results
- Draw for Club Championships
- The Rules Quiz
- "Who Am I?" Competition
- A Little Humour
- The Vicars Shield competition kicks off next Saturday 19th, with the 2nd round the following weekend 26th. This is a major Trophy event for the club, named after Sir William Vicars who was Vice President of the club from 1919 - 1926 and Patron from 1929 - 1939. The format is single Stableford over two rounds.
- We play against Moss Vale GC next Sunday 20th for the Oxley Plate. Ten teams will compete in a mixed 4BBB competition. The sign-up sheet is located in the pro shop. MVGC are the current holders of the trophy, so sharpen up your game and see if we can win the trophy this year. There will be a sausage sizzle to follow the game.
- The usual Sunday Single Stableford competition continues each Sunday. A great opportunity to get a card submitted if you are a new player looking to get your handicap established.
- November has a number of events of which to be aware. The Remembrance Day competition is on Saturday 9th, the Legacy Day (which will be huge, so don't miss out!) is on Saturday 16th, and not to be missed either, the St Andrew's Day Fours competition set for Saturday 30th. Going to be a busy month!
Wednesday 9th October. A lovely day and 60 players competed in the 3 Person aggregate Stableford competition. The team of Ken Dobie (20), David McGinnes (21) and Ashley Southon (14) combined for a winning score with 103 points from David Stanley (26), Peter Dunn (27) and James Larkin (14) with 102. The single event went to John Jones with 40 points. No one troubled the Eagle, Ashley Southon won the NTP 11th and Bob Bearup the pro-pin. The DSR was 69.
Saturday 12th October. The weather which was forecast during the week failed to materialise (thankfully/sadly, depending on your outlook), although several showers greeted the start of the afternoon session. The winner of the Veterans Plate for 2019 was Chris Harvey (27) with (net) rounds of 72 and 66 for a combined total of 138. Runner-up in the event went to John Mellen (12) with (net) rounds of 69 and 71 for a combined 140. There being no players entering the Lifestyle Cup this year, the award was not won. The daily competition was won by Nick Reinhard (15) with a fine net 65, from Chris Harvey on 66. Nik Potter won 2 balls from the Eagle, Jim Larkin won the NTP 11th with Fraser McDonald winning the pro-pin. 68 players in the field including a visitor from Barton Ridge, and the DSR was 69.
Sunday 15th October. A day totally for the visitors. Just 3 players in the field, all from Nambour GC, with Brett Maunder (18) winning the money with a score of 34 points on count back. There were no ladies in the competition.
After completing the required two rounds of stroke competition the 8 finalists in each of the Club Championship categories have been determined. The following are the draws for each division.
The Club Championship.
- John Mulholland will play Brian Hanrahan
- Clark Gibbons will play Paul Pettiford
- John Mellen will play Tony Hobson
- Phil Jeffery will play Jim Phillips
The 'B' Grade Club Championship.
- Alec Dietsch will play Craig Houden
- Jim Larkin will play John Jones
- Ash Southon will play Nick Reinhard
- Tony Rourke will play John Ferguson
The 'C' Grade Club Championship.
- Piero Dal Bianco will play David McGinness
- Alan Turpie will play David Simmers
- Norris Dudgeon will play Ken Dobie
- Alan Lindsay will play Roberto Ratalino
The dates for completion of the first round is Sunday the 3rd November, the semi finals by Sunday the 17th November and the final is to be played on Sunday the 24th November. Referees will be provided for the final round only. Good luck to all the competitors.
Last week I raised a question in Match Play (go and read it now). The ruling is that the player must replace the marker (ball) and play out the hole. There is a 1 stroke penalty applied. Following a three-way tie, Daniel Weekes putted his way to another win in this week's competition.
This Week's Question. Another Match Play scenario. A player is required to offset their ball marker on the green to allow their opponent a clear line of putt. Unfortunately the player forgets to replace their ball marker in the correct spot, and instead putts from the offset location. What is the ruling?
- Ball marker should be correctly positioned and the putt re-played for a 2 stroke penalty. OR,
- As above, with a 1 shot penalty. OR,
- Loss of Hole.
Go back and read the clue from last week's blog.
This week's clues. "I've been a playing member of BGC for over 20 years, and I was not born in Australia".
(Please note that the silhouette photo is a logo for the competition, not the photo of the unknown identity)
A Little Humour
Really Good Player
Dick brings a friend to play golf with two of his regular golf buddies.
His buddies ask him if his new friend can play golf and Dick replies "He's very good".
The new guy hits his first tee shot into the bush, so his buddies look at Dick and say "You said your friend was a good golfer!"
Dick says, "Just watch him play."
They see the ball fly out of the bush onto the green where the new guy takes two putts and makes an easy par.
On the second hole par 3, he hits the ball into the lake. The two buddies look at Dick again and say "You said this guy was good!"
Dick replies "Just watch, he's a great player."
The new guy walks right into the lake after his ball. Two minutes pass and there's no sign of him. Suddenly, an outstretched hand comes out of the water and Dick's buddies tell him to dive in to save his drowning friend.
Dick replies, "You don't understand, that just means he wants a 5 iron!"
Now Go Out and Enjoy a Game of Golf!!