- Course Update
- Coming Events - Course
- Coming Events - clubhouse
- Recent Results
- The Rules Quiz
- A Little Humour
- The course is recovering well after the big wet. The staff are mowing as fast as possible in an effort to have the surface playing as we all desire. However, players have a part to play as well. Please, please remember to fix pitch marks on the green and to rake the bunkers after use. If you find yourself standing beside a bunker waiting for your turn to play, why not hop in and give it a rake over?? Likewise when standing on the green, look around and fix the pitch marks while you wait.
- Autumn colours are in full bloom at present. The weather is being kind and there is no better time to get out onto the course for a game. There are competitions set up every day to provide members and visitors with the opportunity to challenge themselves. Many of the competitions are open to mixed fields.
- Players may be aware of the recent loss of life incident which occurred as a result of a golf ball impact. Please be very aware of the location of players ahead before hitting. It is not appropriate for players to 'hit up' on the group ahead. Wait until the landing area is fully clear.
- Saturday 10th April, the Monthly Medal in conjunction with the Austen Richardson Tankard trophy.
- Sunday 11th April, the Jubilee Cup. Vardon and Senior Vardon event. Entry forms available on the main clubhouse notice board.
- Wednesday 14th April, the Boxmor Trophy. President verses the Captain. Sign up in slot 1 or 2 to represent the President's team or slots 3 or 4 to represent the Captain's team. Pro shop can assist if necessary.
- Saturday 17th April, the Patron's Trophy and includes the qualification for the Foursomes Club Championships. Top 8 eligible pairs to qualify.
- Sunday 18th April, 2nd round of the Arthur Brassey Knockout to be completed.
- Wednesday 21st April, John Owens Knockout signup closes (signup sheet is currently available in the pro shop).
- Sunday 25th April, ANZAC Day Medley 4BBB aggregate Stableford competition. Shotgun start from midday. BBQ will follow.
Please check the club website for up-to-date details about availabilities at coming events as many are already sold out.
- The Bowral Golf Club AGM is scheduled for Thursday 15th April commencing at 6pm. The Annual Report and the register of nominations are posted on the main notice board. Should you have any questions for the Board, it would be greatly appreciated if you send the question to the office ahead of the AGM to allow time for a full response to be prepared in advance.
- Please note that slots for the Anniversary Dinner are filling fast. Get your booking in quickly to avoid disappointment.
- We have received an offer from The Shed Fitness group. Please see the attached email for details.
“Dear members of The Bowral Golf Club,
My name is Harry Carlon and I work at The Shed Fitness Studio in Bowral. We offer Personal one-on-one fitness training to people who are after programming and training specific to their goals, abilities and injuries. We have several BGC members who train with us and about 6 months ago we offered 1 x FREE Personal Training Session to any current member of the Golf Club to try out a session with one of our trainers in our studio. We had 6 members take us up and all of them are still currently training at least once per week with their PT. Several of our clients also play golf regularly with the club and we would like to offer the same special again throughout Autumn. I have left 10 vouchers with Kevin who will pass them out to any member who would like to take up the offer.
If you are interested in some Personal Training, no matter what your current fitness level is, please give me a call or send me an email to discuss what would be involved.
Thank you for your time,
0422 644 791
24 Station Street, Bowral 2576
(02) 4862 3030
0422 644 791
The improved weather has permitted full coverage of the calendar events over the past week.
Wednesday 31st March. The final competition for March, and the final opportunity to have an impact on the Summer Eclectic. 69 players in the field on a mostly fine day. Tony Hobson (14) posted 39 points to beat Ant Burridge (24) on a count back. The Eagle protected her nest comfortably and there will now be 3 balls on offer next Wednesday. The NTP 11th was won by Tony Fitzpatrick and the Pro pin by John Buchanan. Balls were won down to 33 points via a count back, and 2 visitors from Eastlakes GC joined the competition.
1. Robert James (22) 23 points, 2. Eugene O'Sullivan (23) 22 points
3. James Nethersole (39) 21 points on a count back from 4. Bob Young (25).
The NTP 6th was not won, and balls were won down to 18 points via a count back.
Best in 'A' grade was Langdon Emery (14) with 38 points via a count back.
Best in 'B' grade was Henry Farrell (21) with 40 points via a count back.
Best in 'C' grade was Chris Harvey (30) with 37 points.
The Eagle successfully defended her nest and will provide 8 balls for next Saturday. The NTP 11th was won by Adem De Manincor with Henry Farrell winning the Pro pin. Balls were won down to 34 points via a count back.
Sunday 4th April. The Easter Sunday Medley. Ash Southon (14) posted 40 points to win all the eggs from Bill Hayden (26) with 39 points. Balls were won down to 38 points via a count back. Visitors from The Coast GC, The Links Shell Cove and Merewether GC joined the field.
Monday 5th April. The Easter Monday Medley. Another lovely day for a game.
The White Course hosted a field of 17 players (14 men/ 3 Women) in the mixed format. Wilma Lung (35) posted a fine 41 points to claim the day from Nick Reinhard (10) with 37 points. Balls won down to 35 points.
Lots of fun during the quiz at the presentation last Saturday. The answer to the question which I asked in my blog of 08 March (go read it now) was that if another player observes the ball to have moved on the green, they should advise the player of the situation. The player should return the ball to its correct position before playing their next shot. Failure to return the ball to the correct position incurs a 1 shot penalty.
As the entire forum correctly answered the question, another question, which was asked from the floor became the competition for the 'putt-off'.
"What is the procedure to follow should your ball be lost in an area marked as GUR?" (For example the wet area on the 15th fairway). The answer is that the player may take free relief at the point where the ball crossed the marked boundary. The requirement is, that it is 'known or virtually certain' that the ball came to rest within the marked area. Mark a position which allows full relief from the area and drop within 1 club length (but not closer to the hole) and play on. 5 players participated in the putt-off with David Burgess claiming his maiden win.
They had but one job!!!??