- Legacy Day 2019
- Become a Mentor
- Water-wise Course Care
- Dad's Army
- Coming Events
- Recent Results
- The Rules Quiz
- "Who Am I?" Competition
- A Little Humour
Yet again the Bowral Golf Club community came together to show their support for this very worthy cause. BGC has been supporting Legacy in this format for more than 15 years, and each year keeps getting better. A field in excess of 120 club members and a further 40 plus visitors enjoyed playing conditions as good as it gets. Gone was the howling and dusty winds of the past many weeks and everyone enjoyed the round. The team led by Jeff Hammond had the MASH 2576 tent running smoothly and was a welcome stop-off. A number of novelty events were hosted during the round, and these were won by : Ross Jauncey (Straightest Drive 1st Hole), Brendan McGuire (Drive and Pitch 13th hole), Alison Mooney (NTP 14th hole), Sharon Rowe (Long Drive Ladies 18th hole) John Ferguson (Long Drive Men over 65 18th hole) and Michael Ljubic (Long Drive Men 18th hole). My thanks to Bruce Frankland for organising the events.
The Legacy dinner experience is one not to miss. Canapès on the verandah, a moving flag ceremony (with a very fine rendition of 'Taps' and 'Reveille' by Chevalier College student Chakaye Trace), an excellent meal prepared by Regina and her team, served by Tim and his amazing team. Then a moving and passionate address by our guest speaker Dr Brendan Nelson AO. The full house was treated to a magnificent affair.
During the evening the Club Captain presented Legacy President Tim McKinnon with a cheque for over $2000 from golfing proceeds during the day's game. We were privileged to have Ms Gillian Adamson present the major golf prizes during the evening. Winners of the trophies this year were:
- The War Service Trophy, (for ex-service personnel with war service). Bruce Frankland, runner-up John Jones.
- Armed Service Cup. (ex-service and National Service personnel without war service). Dick Hiser, runner-up Martin Flaxman on count-back.
- Wyndham Trophy. (4BBB for all ex-service personnel). John Jones and Bruce Frankland, runners-up Rob Humphreys and Dick Hiser.
- The Legacy Trophy. (4BBB club members without military service). Jim Rowe and Sharon Rowe, runners-up Jim Larkin and Dennis Cooper.
- Macrite Trophy. (ex-service personnel 65 years and over, additional stroke added to handicap for each year over 65). David Stanley, runner-up Tony Dick.
- Michael Fitzgerald Tankard. (individual club member, non-service personnel). Bill Motteram, runner-up Jim Rowe.
- Ladies Singles. (club member). Noela McMurray on count-back, runner-up Helen Chadwick.
- Ladies 4BBB. (Club member). Noela McMurray and Jenny Ogg, runners-up Robin McGinnes and Helen Chadwick.
- Peter Douglas Trophy. (ex National Service member). Kevin Burke, runner-up Martin Flaxman.
- Visitor's Trophy. S Birchall, runner-up T Mooney.
The club has quite a few new members (and some longer term members) who are interested in joining the competition fields on the various days of the week. For whatever reason, they are a little hesitant to take those first steps. I would like to arrange a list of playing members who would be interested in mentoring these players. The role would consist of making contact with the player and arranging a game (games) with them. To introduce them to the club, course and competition environment. If anyone is interested in performing this role, please email me at email@example.com . Many thanks in advance.
Everyone is well aware of the drought conditions affecting NSW. We have the benefit of a bore supply system for watering our course. However, the rate of inflow from the bore is such that it takes several days to replenish the water used for one watering cycle. With no other inflow to the dam, we may find ourselves having to concentrate the watering to the greens and approach areas and tees in the near future. Additionally the ground staff may have to restrict the regularity of mowing of the fairways to limit damage to these areas. Just giving you a little advance notice, don't panic!!
Many of you will be aware of the fantastic job performed throughout each year by the members of Anton Sanger's willing troops. Apart from the work you may have noticed around the clubhouse of late , (namely, the rockery and the rose garden at the club entrance, the re-painting of the furniture on the patio, the painting of the garden boxes and railings etc on the patio etc) the boys carry out numerous jobs on the course which would otherwise either cost us to have done or would not get done at all. They do this in their own time, and are extremely happy to do so. The club recently put on a BBQ in recognition of their hard work. Anton also asked me to thank the following for providing services to his platoon. Richard Pegum (donated rocks for the wall), Simon Badway (Highlands Stone Walls who set the rocks), Michael Parker (Mician Trees and Gardens) and Shane Martin (who provided the backhoe/digger). Many thanks.
- This Sunday the 24th November, our grade and club championships will be concluded. The first round of The Club Championships will tee-off at 08:32, with the second round at 12:30. The C grade final will tee-off at 12:16, followed by the B grade final at 12:23. It would be great to have a spectator field following each match, and to welcome the champions at the conclusion.
- St Andrews Day (Sat 30th November) promises to be a fun event. I've received the conditions of competition for the event now. The event will be played in teams of 4. Teams may give themselves a 'name'. The team with the best aggregate Stableford score on the day will win a bottle of scotch each (donated by some very generous Scottish members!!). Teams must have two or more BGC members, and at least one member of the team must be in attendance at the presentation in order to receive the prize. A team which is not eligible to win the main event may still win the daily event. Get your team together!
- December 7th and 14th are the two rounds of the Peter Tait trophy, with the December Monthly Medal held in conjunction on the 7th. The 14th also sees the playing of the Ted Box Trophy (Medal of Medals). This event is open to eligible winners of the monthly medals held over the past calendar year (note, there are a number of members who have won a monthly medal who are not eligible to win a trophy event).
- Christmas Cheer!! Sunday 15th December. This year we are combining this seasonal event with the Captain V Captain event. This event will be played over 18 holes, of 4BBB. The top 5 scores for each captain will go to the captains' team result (the Captains' teams will be included regardless). There will be a morning shotgun to start, followed by a BBQ lunch accompanied by a live band. Put it in your diary now!!
Wednesday 13th November. (Otherwise known as Damian Gair's last day). A lovely afternoon of 4BBB golf with 10 visitors joining the field for the November Open Day. Peter Cottee (19) and Peter Shortle (26) combined well to put up a score of 45 points to narrowly beat John Buchanan (18) and Greg Ridell (27) on a count back. Paul Carroll (17) used his new clubs to great effect to win the single event with 37 points on a count back. The Eagle again defended her nest (anyone else think the 6th green now looks very small with the new mounding?? optical illusion I'm told). John Mellen won the NTP 11th and a visitor, Adrian White, from Queanbeyan GC won the pro-pin. The visitors were from Queanbeyan, Highlands, Braidwood, Chatswood, Kogarah, Avondale Fox Hills and Pennant Hills. The DSR was 69.
Sunday 17th November. Again the men are outnumbering the women in the new event. Come on ladies, it's a great way to join a competition without the pressure of the mid-week. Winning the men's competition this week was Brian Hanrahan (15) with 38 points from Fraser McDonald (21) on 34. Sonya Bleakley (36) again secured a win with 28 points.
As there was no usual Saturday afternoon presentation the rules quiz question from last week will roll into this week. However, there is also a question for this week to be added. So go back and work out your answer to last week's question come prepared with both answers.
This week's question. True or False. A player may use two caddies at the same time during a round?
The clue for this week.
"My wife and I were both in attendance at the Legacy Dinner last Saturday evening".
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Now Go Out and Enjoy a Game of Golf!!