- Course Update
- Something from Yesteryear
- Coming Events
- Whitehorse Cup
- Recent Results
- The Rules Quiz
- A Little Humour
- Those of you with a keen eye for detail might have noticed that the clear sightline from the tee to the green for the 11th hole has been restored. A large branch had grown into the sightline for the hole and had prevented many players from being able to hit a normal golf shot to the green. That has now been removed and the hole has been returned to a playable PAR 3 again.
- A working Bee has been scheduled to coincide with the Green's renovations on Monday 8th March. More detail will be forthcoming.
- The course is very wet with the continuing cool and wet weather. This looks to be the case for the next week at least. Please check on the course status before you leave home if you are in need of a cart.
Thank you to Darryl Purchase for providing the Club with two fully-restored traditional 3 and 5 woods with the branding as shown in the accompanying photo.
Hastings Clark was appointed as the 2nd club professional to work at Bowral Golf Club. He commenced his post on the 18th June 1934. Hastings hailed from Royal Sydney GC, having completed his apprenticeship under his father Carnegie Clark. Hastings would continue in the role as Club Professional at BGC for 48 years until his retirement in July 1982. The workshop utilised by Darryl to restore the clubs was the original Pro Shop used by Hastings during his service.
The two woods are on display above the fireplace in the Board room.
- Next Saturday (20th Feb) is the Jock Rossell pairs aggregate PAR trophy in conjunction with the Bill Crystal Memorial Trophy for Left Handed individual PAR. Players entering the Bill Crystal event are requested to advise the pro shop staff of their intention to enter. A presentation in the Members' lounge will follow the event.
- The entry form for the Arthur Brassey Knockout competition closes after play next Wednesday. Players need to enter the competition via the signup sheet located in the pro shop. The draw will be published to the club and pro shop notice boards by next Friday evening.
- Takeaway meals return from Friday 26th February. Stay tuned for the menu in my next blog.
- The March Monthly Medal is scheduled for play on Saturday 6th March. The new tee locations on the 3rd and 7th holes will be introduced into regular use as a feature of this competition.
- A reminder that the Greens' renovations will occur over the 8th and 9th of March.
- The Bowral GC AGM is scheduled for Thursday 15th April. Any eligible members who intend to stand for positions on the Board should approach Rob Humphreys well in advance to discuss the requirements of the role. If anyone is interested in standing for the role of Captain please feel free to contact me for information on this very rewarding role.
The following progress report has been provided by Don Barker.
Yesterday, Sunday 14-2-21, both teams had outstanding wins which have moved Bowral 1 into 2nd place in Division 2, and Bowral 2 into equal 3rd place in Division 4.
Bowral 1 defeated Gerringong 6 ½ matches to a ½ .
Bowral 2 defeated Kiama 5 matches to 2.
With 2 more rounds to go before the finals series, both teams are back in contention and will be striving to be in the top 3 in their divisions, in order to proceed to a qualifying playoff between 2nd and 3rd spot.
Next week: Bowral 1 will play Sussex Inlet 1 at Gerringong
Bowral 2 will play Sussex Inlet 2 at Kiama
Good Luck guys!!
Wednesday 10th February. An American Foursomes event with only 56 players in the field due to more wet weather. The team of Tony Hobson and John Russell (12.8) posted a nett 67 to claim first place from Peter Gallagher and Daniel Weekes (13.9) with a nett 68.
The Eagle's Nest was not won and jackpots to 3 balls for next week. The NTP 11th went to Daniel Weekes and the Pro Pin to Pat Lane. Balls were won down to nett 73 via a count back.
Friday 12th February. The "Nugget". 27 players contested the 9-hole competition to get in some practice for the weekend?? (22 Men and 5 Women). Bob Young (25) posted 20 points to win on a count back from Adam De Manincor (24), while in third place Scott Olding (11) posted 19 points to beat Simon Kemp (15) also via a count back. The NTP at the 6th hole was won by Bob Young. Balls were won down to 16 points via count back.
Sunday 14th February. A quiet damp day on the White Course with just 7 players in the field. David Spies (8) scored 40 points to claim the win. Balls were won down to 35 points.
Monday 15th February. "Monday Madness". Just 5 players in the 9-hole competition which was won by Robert Eriksson (21) with a score of 20 points. Balls were won to 18 points.
There will be a presentation following the Trophy round next Saturday, so get your research done in advance and try your luck. The question for the presentation is located in my blog of 01 February, so please go back and read it.
A Little Humour
Now Go Out and Enjoy a Game of Golf !!!