White Horse Cup Bowral 1 went down to Kiama at Jamberoo on Sunday, 4 to 2.
The standouts again this week were the number 1 Alex Mulholland and the ever successful number 6, Don Barker.
The weather was not very kind with gale force winds and rain starting us off.
As this is the end of the season for us, I would like to thank the team for the participation, dedication (early starts) and the spirit in which they played the game.
As I have said in the past, it is easy to be a winner, the character, is in how we lose. We are now full of character, lets win next year.
Bad luck to Bowral 2 however we will see you at the dinner, maybe May, to drown our sorrows. - Cheers Paul Carroll
Bowral Team 2 lost our final round match today against Vincentia at their home course 4.5/1.5.
Dave Burgess lost 3/2
Jim Phillips squared
Pascal Timores lost 3/1
David Boyd lost 3/2
David Mathers lost 3/2
Bruce Frankland won 4/2.
The boys put up a valiant effort against a strong young side who had the home ground advantage. So that's it for 2015.
Undoubtedly, we will assemble again next year.
Thank you to all who participated for us this year.
Regards, David Boyd
Publications. We have some copies of a couple of publications in the office: “Tee It Up” is a book produced for golfers that explains the game, how to play it, etiquette, scoring and the like. Most of our golfers are aware of these things, but golfers new to the game or those wishing to refresh their memories on some of these points may apply to the office for a copy. “A Quick Guide to the Rules of Golf” is a concise guide that covers most of the detail of the 34 rules that govern our game. Again, we have a few copies in the office. The Quick Guide is also available to download on the internet.
This year we advertised in a golf course guidebook and we have a few copies for members planning a holiday away playing at other courses. The book has details of discounts that may be available.
New Members. Many members would have met, but to introduce them formerly, we have Tim Bondin and Tim Gee. I played with both these gentlemen on Saturday and Tim Bondin was introduced to the club by Linden Toll. Tim can hit a mighty ball. Some members will remember that shot that Alex Simpson did some years ago where his drive ended down the 8th, near those 4 oak trees. Alex then sent a 4 iron to the green. Tim got his drive to virtually the same place on Saturday. Tim Gee has only recently joined the golf club. Since joining the club Tim has played in virtually every competition and attended every dinner. On Saturday he passed me a letter addressed to the members & staff of the club. Please click here letter to read it. Thank you Tim for your generous words and when you see Tim or Tim please introduce yourself.
The Grim Reaper came for me last night , and I beat him off with a vacuum cleaner. Talk about Dyson with death.
A mate of mine recently admitted to being addicted to brake fluid. When I quizzed him on it he reckoned he could stop any time....
My daughter asked me for a pet spider for her birthday, so I went to our local pet shop and they were $70!!! Blow this , I thought , I can get one cheaper off the web.
Dad says "Dave , I'm thinking of buying a Labrador .."
"Don’t do it" says Dave "have you seen how many of their owners go blind?"
My girlfriend thinks that I'm a stalker. Well , she's not exactly my girlfriend yet.
The Arthur Brassey Singles Knockout
is in its final stages. The round of 4 remains. There was an excellent field competing this year. This year the draw and conditions of competition are displayed in the Pro Shop and the pro-shop also manage the draw.
Later in the year Paul Carroll and Jill Scott have organized a rules seminar to be given by Golf NSW in the clubhouse between 6 and 9:15pm on Wednesday Oct 14th The best way to enjoy our game is to play by the rules. It is not so difficult, but most of us are a little bit unsure about several aspects of the rules. Some years ago I completed my certification as a rules official. The gentleman giving it, in response to a question where the incorrect answer was offered, said “you can do that if you like (i.e. something against the rules) but you won’t be playing golf”. So whilst we are not playing for sheep stations, it is a pretty good idea to try and improve our knowledge of the rules of this game.
The J W Draper Foursomes Knockout sign up list is available in the Pro Shop. Entries close on Sunday 29th March
Calling Up. Calling Up in the golf parlance of Australia is generally expected to mean that on a par 3 a group playing towards the green, once on the green marks their ball and retires from the green, and “calls up” the group following. As mentioned a few days ago, now we have a policy that call ups are disallowed – this will be discussed at the next Match & Greens and probably ratified at the next Board meeting. Previously we didn’t have a policy but there are implications as far as liability goes if we don’t have a policy for it.
Now to the 14th & 15th holes – sequence of play. We have had a notice on the tee going back some years that asks that a certain sequence of play be adopted. To spell it out – perhaps at too great a length – the suggested sequence is as follows:
The group leaving the 13th and arrive on the 14th tee see that the group in front of them is still completing the 14th hole. The group on the 14th tee, ready themselves to play their tee shot and when the group on the 14th green finish putting out, they retire from the green and the sign suggests that they stand behind the safety screen whilst the group on the 14th tee off. Once this happens the group who has just teed off on the 14th, retire behind their safety screen and permit the group on the 15th to tee off.
Another circumstance is that when the group completing the 13th heads towards the 14th tee, the group ahead of them have completed the 14th hole and are ready to tee off. Then a courtesy would be that a group arriving on the 14th tee retire behind their safety screen and permit the group on the 15th tee to tee off and proceed to play the hole. Once they are clear, the group on the 14th tee can tee off. At all times, of course, the onus is on the golfer hitting the ball to make sure they are not putting any person in danger by hitting the ball.
This is the way it has been working, more or less, for some years. The calling up policy is nothing to do with the sequence of play on the 14th & 15th holes. The calling up policy (to be ratified by the Board) is that we do not call up on any holes. In the blog the week after next, we should be able to publish the board’s decision.