- New Tee Markers
- Recent Results
- Coming Events
- The Rules Quiz
- Know Your Course Competition
- A Little Humour
The Match and Greens Committee recently approved the replacement of the Tee markers currently in use across the course. The previous markers have served us well for many years, but the combination of sun bleaching and bird interference has necessitated a change. Last Wednesday the selected option was presented to members of the club with a request for individual hole sponsorship at $120 per hole. The sponsorship was completely filled within hours of being raised, and my great appreciation to the members listed below for their generosity.
Hole 1 The Captain, Hole 2 Damian Gair, Hole 3 Barb & Ray Clayton, Hole 4 Dave Burgess, Hole 5 Nick Reinhard, Hole 6 David Farthing, Hole 7 John & Di Mellen, Hole 8 Kevin Burke, Hole 9 Langdon Emery, Hole 10 Tony Rourke & Marg Horwitz, Hole 11 Alec Dietsch, Hole 12 Alan Lindsay, Hole 13 AMD Partners, Hole 14 Jane Clifford, Hole 15 Bob Constable, Hole 16 Paul Carroll, Hole 17 Warren Ryan, Hole 18 The President, Hole 19 Tim Davis, Hole 20 Kevin Kenny
Wednesday 31st July. The last event in July, and 51 players teed up for a Single Stableford event. Again the mild Winter weather made for a fabulous day, and Paul Carroll (16) made the most of the conditions with a score of 42 points to win the day. Runner up with 37 points was Peter Shortle (25). Thank you to Paul for making the effort to return for the presentation, even to the point of bringing his grandsons with him, great effort. The Eagle's nest of 1 ball was won by John Buchanan, the NTP 11th by David Simmers and Tony Rourke winning the pro pin. We welcomed 2 visitors from Roseville, and another from Pymble, and the DSR was 69.
Saturday 3rd August. The John McMaster Memorial Trophy was held as part of the August Monthly Medal competition. John Mellen (14) emerged victorious with an excellent score of net 65 to claim both the Trophy and the 'A' grade medal. In addition, John shot a score under his age to win the scratch award with a gross 79. Amazing effort John!! The 'A' grade runner up was Brian Hanrahan (14) with a net 69 on a count back. In 'B' grade, Norris Dudgeon (22) won the medal with Don Barker (21) runner up. The 'C' grade medal was won by Bruce Windybank (31) with a net 67, from Ray Furner (33) on 69. The eagle's nest was not won, the NTP 11th went to Ash Southon, and Tom Whitmarsh won the pro pin to round out the prizes. We welcomed 3 players from Highlands, and 1 from Balgowlah, and the DSR again at 69. My thanks to Paul Carroll for standing in for me for the presentation whilst I'm away.
Next Wednesday the 7th of August is the first playing of a '5 Club' Ambrose. Players are limited to only 5 clubs for the round. Four tee shots are required from each of the 3 players in each team. Something with a difference, give it a go, I'm sure you'll be surprised by how well you play. Leave the other clubs in the car, to avoid having too many clubs left at the pro shop please.
Sunday 18th August. The final date for completion of the quarter finals in the John Owens competition.
Last week I gave you the opportunity to refresh yourselves with the available options after hitting your ball into a bunker (go and read the previous blog now). For those of you who didn't get the opportunity to look them up, there a 5 options available to you. 1. Play the ball as it lies. 2. Drop within 2 club lengths of your current position (in the bunker) for a one shot penalty. 3. Take back on the line relief (still in the bunker, one club length) for a one stroke penalty. 4. Take back on the line relief (outside the bunker, one club length) for a two shot penalty. 5. Take stroke and distance relief (back to the location of the previous shot) for a one shot penalty. So, keep these option is mind for that day you end up in a bunker under the lip, or with a difficult stance, as they may provide a better outcome.
This week's Question.
Lots of us are now carrying clubs which have adjustable (with a special tool) heads. They provide players with the option to set up the club with draw/fade bias and adjustable lofts. All good, as everyone agrees, BUT, what do you do if your adjustable club head becomes loose during the round? Question, Is a player permitted to refit/tighten the club head without penalty?
Good luck, and come to the Saturday presentation to put yourself in the running to win the ball marker, and have a bit of fun at the same time.
Congratulations to Leonie Carroll for her second win in this competition, and thank you to all those who entered during the week, it's pleasing to see the numbers rising. The photo (go and look at it now) showed the stairs leading to the 12th Tee. There are 11 steps in the run.
This week's photograph, read the caption and send your answer via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
The first correct entry wins a club ball marker.
Just a thought.
"I’ve spent most of my life golfing – the rest I’ve just wasted."
Now Go Out and Enjoy a Game of Golf.