- Damian Gair to leave.
- Course renovations update.
- Coming Events.
- Recent Results.
- The Rules Quiz.
- Know Your Course Competition
- A Little Humour.
All our members owe Damian a debt of gratitude for the work he has done over the past 12 years, and our course is a great testament to his dedication and effort. I wish him the very best for his future, and he will always be welcome on the tee.
The inclement weather last week has delayed progress on the work to the rear of the 6th Green. Further mounding is still to be completed, but this will not be accomplished until the ground dries out. Please note that the works are 'Compulsory GUR' and "Drop Stakes" have been positioned either side of the green to facilitate play. Drop within 1 club length of the stake (no closer to the hole).
The mulch pile behind the 5th green has been spread and is starting to look more settled. More mulch will be spread when it becomes available.
Things are going to get rather busy on the course over the next 6 weeks. Next Saturday (28th Sept) is the Redmond Dalton Trophy event for Single Stableford. Members of the Dalton family will be joining the field on the day, so why not come back to the club after the competition to welcome them at the presentation.
The October long weekend starts with the first round of the Club Championships. In addition, the first rounds of the Lifestyle Cup and the Veterans Shield will be held. If that's not enough for you, the October Monthly Medal will also be held. Be sure to read the appropriate Conditions of Competition before the first round. The following Saturday features the 2nd rounds of these competitions, before the Vicars Shield, which will be held over successive weekends the end of the month.
The Sunday Single Stableford competition continues, and is a great opportunity to pick up a full prize in a smaller field.
The popular Friday afternoon 12 hole competition will commence again on the 4th October with tee-offs beginning at 2pm. The daily competition fee is $8.00 and the organisers are promising improved prizes and refreshments following the game. See the notice board for full details.
Wednesday 18th September. Mother nature turned on the rain to welcome the players today. Of those brave 20 players who did venture out, Dennis Neale (21) proved the most resilient to register 38 points and win the day on a count back from Peter Stokes (29). The Eagle protected her nest from pilferers, John McGuire won the NTP 11th and Dennis Neale rounded out his day with the pro pin as well. Pascal Timores was welcomed from Tully Park, and the DSR was 69.
Saturday 21st September. An afternoon thunderstorm tried to upset the field of 62 in a rare Saturday 4BBB competition. However the scores indicated that the players found the going fairly easy!! With 45 points on a count back, Matt Helm (17) and Glen Welsh (14) took out the prize from Ken Dobie (20) and David McGinnes (21). Matt Helm scored a fine individual 42 points to win the single event. There are now 4 balls in the nest for next Saturday, Brian Hanrahan won the NTP 11th and Nick Reinhard won the pro pin. Visitors from Tully Park and Roseville joined the field with the DSR at 69.
Sunday 22nd September. The Sunday competition this week saw a very small field, perhaps the weather was a negative?? Ray Furner managed another win to continue his fine form, with 30 points, and Ellen Goodwin won the ladies' event with 26 points. Is anyone kicking themselves for not having a go?
Congratulations to Ash Southon for finally making it onto the podium with a win. He tried hard to mess it up again, but managed to trip over the finish line eventually!!
For those who did not know the answer, (go back to my last blog to read the question) the ball must be dropped within 1 club length of the reference point (directly under the position in the buggy, of course the buggy must be moved!!) and no closer to the hole. There is no penalty.
This week's Question relates to a Foursomes competition. When playing in a foursomes competition, if a ball must be dropped for some reason, which member of the team is to do the drop?
This week's competition was won by Alec Dietsch, who correctly identified that the Owl was looking at the 15th green. This is the last of this competition for the time being, as a new competition will be starting soon, bet you can't wait! 😟
"You're late on the tee, John!"
"Yes, well, being a Sunday, I had to toss a coin to see if I should go to church or go and play golf!"
"Okay, but why are you so late?"
"I had to toss it 15 times!"
Now Go Out and Enjoy a Game of Golf !!