The Oxley Plate
is scheduled for the 6th July. each year it alternates between Bowral and Moss Vale. This year Bowral members will have the opportunity of competing for the Oxley Plate.
The sign up 'sheet' for the Oxley Plate will be on the club's website later on today (Tuesday 21st May). To access it, go to the page "Our Club" and then click on the link "Bookings" - as you would for entering a normal competition. You will see a link there "Sign up - Oxley Plate". Enter your team's names there. Please note that entries for the Oxley Plate close one week before the scheduled date of play - so that means Sunday 29th June. This is to allow our teams names, together with their Golflink numbers to Moss Vale so they can prepare for the competition. The last interclub competition between Moss Vale and ourselves was very successful (at least in the participation sense, we lost) with Moss Vale being represented by 20 players.
Our new friend on the 3rd is a member of the decapod crustacean family sub-species ferrous-bondi. Originating in Bondi and was first seen at 'Sculptures by the Sea', he was first spotted in the Highlands in Burradoo. This year he did a short migration and has made his new home in the pond on the right-hand side of the 3rd. A generous member, who wishes to remain anonymous, sponsored his move.
During a recent interclub competition a Bowral player, in good faith, played in the event having already played in the morning competition. Of course under the rules this is not allowed, as it could give this player an advantage in that he knows the speed of the greens and he has "practised" on the course before the game. To quote Rule 6.1:
The player and his caddie are responsible for knowing the Rules.
When one thinks about it that's the way it must be. An excuse of 'I didn't know' doesn't work if one is caught speeding and neither did it work when we were young. The best way to avoid an unintentional breaking of the rules is to know the rules. When we are playing the game of golf there is a lot of self regulation. Not knowing the rules can put one's fellow competitors at a disadvantage through no fault of their own - that's a situation that no member would like to put a fellow member in.
Sign Up for Competitions
Our traditional system for entering competitions was to have a sign-up sheet on the club's notice board and to take payments for competition entry over the bar. We are in the process of the Pro Shop being responsible for all competition management and to this end, sign-up sheets for men's, medleys and interclub competitions will be "virtual" sign-up sheets on the computer booking system.
The way this will work is that there will be an event set up on the computer and members will enter their names into the event.
Golf NSW on their web site have information on the Rules Seminars, Registering etc click here for more information
Just for interest - these photos are all taken on an iPhone 5s using the panorama function
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