- Course Update
- The Menu
- Coming Events
- Recent Results
- A Golfer's Lament
- With the greens, tees and fairways now renovated the course is really starting to look fantastic. The boys will be on the mowers constantly from now through to Autumn next year.
- Players will have noticed the work on the front of the 16th tee box. This tee box is being terraced to allow for an extension to the 3rd hole (see photos) for the Blue course. The new tee will not be in play for a while yet, to allow for the grass to establish. The 3rd fairway will be extended back towards the waterway with a new sprinkler head to be installed shortly.
- A new member to the club, Brad Thompson, has sponsored the 1st tee (see photo). Members are encouraged to contact Brad for their design and interior requirements.
- Another reminder to keep filling those divots, and to repair any pitch marks. The club championships are just around the corner, let's all help make sure the course is in tip top condition.
As I was away all of last week, I was not able to partake of the menu. From all reports it was another excellent affair. Here is Tim's email for this week.
Good morning everyone,
This week, the pick-up day is Friday
2 course Meal ($25 per person)
Main: Tarragon Roast Chicken Supreme with Braised Cannellini Beans and Steamed Greens
Dessert: Lime Tart
As we are coming into warmer months, soup has been removed from the menu.
We are still offering our entire wine list for takeaway at a 10% discount.
Contactless payment by EFTPOS or Member Account remains the preferred payment method.
Please order by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or phoning 48611042 (option 4), with the number of meals and selections. Orders must be received by 5pm on Tuesday 15 September 2020.
Collection times will be staggered from 4pm and I will advise of your time for pick up. Please collect from Bowral Golf Club, enter the clubhouse located at the corner of Kangaloon Rd and David St, Bowral.
Feel free to forward this to family, friends or anyone you think might be interested.
Keep well and I look forward to seeing you soon.
The coming months are very busy with Club Championships and medal days etc. Prepare early by booking ahead to ensure a tee time. Also, please take the time to read the appropriate Conditions of Competition for the various events.
- The draw for the J Draper knockout has been posted on the website and on the club noticeboard. It is also available in the pro shop. As only 16 pairs signed up before the sheet closed, there is no requirement for a 1st and 2nd round before moving into the final series. Therefore, the first 8 matches must be completed on, or by, the 4th October.
- Saturday 19th September. The next attempt to play the August Monthly Medal in conjunction with the J McMaster Memorial Trophy.
- Saturday 26th September. The Redmond Dalton Trophy.
- Wednesday 30th September is the last day in the Winter Eclectic competition. The Summer competition will commence the following day, 01 Oct, and run until the end of March 2021.
- Saturday 3rd October is the 1st round of the Club Championships, the Lifestyle Cup, the Veterans' Trophy, the Watson Cup and the October Monthly Medal.
Wednesday 9th September. The green keepers had their revenge with some 'unusually placed' tee locations. Not to be deterred, 36 players joined the field for a 3 ball Ambrose event. Kevin Kenny (2) paired up with patron Brian Lamb (22) and youngster Brodi Bell (45) to claim the prize with a score of 57 1/2 net. The team of Glen Welsh (10), Simon Taufel (13) and Norris Dudgeon (21) posted a net score of 57 2/3 to claim 2nd. Balls were won down to 60 1/3 via count back.
Friday 11th September. The "Nugget". A lovely Spring day with 28 men and 6 ladies in the field. With a score of 23 points, Mary O'Connor (23) claimed 1st. Bryan Frith (16) posted 22 points to claim 2nd, John Bragg (20) scored 21 points to win 3rd from Robert Eriksson (11) via a count back. Balls were won down to 19 points via count back.
Saturday 12th September. What an excellent day for golf. 101 players in the field for a 4BBB competition being played in conjunction with the Secretary's Plate (for member and offspring).
The trophy this year was won by the father and son team Terry (19) and Phillip Downing (24) with a score of 43 points via a count back. The daily competition was won by Ash Southon (16) and Nick Reinhard (10) with 49 points form David Stanley (23) and Kevin Burke (28) with 48 points. The best single score award went to Alan Turpie (22) with 41 points on a count back. Balls were won down to 43 points via count back.
Monday 14th September. The "Monday Madness" 9 hole competition. Only 5 players in the competition today. Bob Duffin (15) scored 17 points to claim the prize.
The following poem was provided to me by Paul Barnes.
Perhaps an interesting contemplation on golf.
The Lay for the Troubled Golfer
BY EDGAR ALBERT GUEST
His eye was wild and his face was taut with anger and hate and rage,
And the things he muttered were much too strong for the ink of the printed page.
I found him there when the dusk came down, in his golf clothes still was he,
And his clubs were strewn around his feet as he told his grief to me:
“I’d an easy five for a seventy-nine—in sight of the golden goal—
An easy five and I took an eight—an eight on the eighteenth hole!
“I’ve dreamed my dreams of the ‘seventy men,’ and I’ve worked year after year,
I have vowed I would stand with the chosen few ere the end of my golf career;
I’ve cherished the thought of a seventy score, and the days have come and gone
And I’ve never been close to the golden goal my heart was set upon.
But today I stood on the eighteenth tee and counted that score of mine,
And my pulses raced with the thrill of joy—I’d a five for seventy-nine!
“I can kick the ball from the eighteenth tee and get this hole in five,
But I took the wood and I tried to cross that ditch with a mighty drive—”
Let us end the quotes, it is best for all to imagine his language rich,
But he topped that ball, as we often do, and the pill stopped in the ditch.
His third was short and his fourth was bad and his fifth was off the line,
And he took an eight on the eighteenth hole with a five for a seventy-nine.
I gathered his clubs and I took his arm and alone in the locker room
I left him sitting upon the bench, a picture of grief and gloom;
And the last man came and took his shower and hurried upon his way,
But still he sat with his head bowed down like one with a mind astray,
And he counted his score card o’er and o’er and muttered this doleful whine:
“I took an eight on the eighteenth hole, with a five for a seventy-nine!”
Now, Go out and Enjoy a Game of Golf !!