Needless to say the course has been unplayable for over a week now and it will take some time to recover once the east coast lows go away.
We will review the course condition this Friday and make a decision and let you know. As previously posted you can go to the BGC website to get the Status of the Course, see below:
Arthur BrasseyTrophy - single knockout
Twenty one players signed up for the Arthur Brassey handicap match play knock out. The draw is on the notice board as well as below. Results are to be entered into MiClub computer terminals either at the Clubhouse or Pro-Shop. The draw is over 5 rounds with 5 competitions in round 1, to be completed by the 3rd of April.
Some background on the history of the trophy, Arthur Brassey was an original shareholder in the BGC company and a committee member from 1917 to 1921.
These are still planned for next Monday and Tuesday (14th and 15th March).
March Monthly Medal and Austen Richardson Tankard
This has been moved to the 26th of March to give the most amount of time for the course to recover.
St Patricks Day Ambrose - Wednesday 16th of March
Along with the greenskeepers revenge "St Pats" day competition is a four ball Ambrose with a 3 tee shot rule.
An informal presentation took place last Saturday in the Club House after the competition to celebrate the achievements of our 2021 Champions. As you are aware we had to cancel the Presentation night twice due to COVID restrictions. Around 40 members were present to congratulate our Champions. See the photos below... well done all.
UPDATE _ WEDNESDAY Preferred Lies are back. The course is wet again!!!!!.
The bell on the 8th hole has been moved down to the bridge at the start of the path - give it a ring on your way past.
The 9th hole GUR and Penalty Area stakes have been moved due to the area recovering from last May's drainage work. The GUR area is smaller and more of the drain is a penalty area.
Dad's Army have been, as always, working with Matt to continuously improve the course and club house surrounds.
Below the platoon has removed the plastic path on the 9th as it is no longer required. The plastic pavers will be redeployed to other areas of the course. Also, a steel edging has been installed around the garden adjacent to the putting green. Well done to Anton and the team. See photos below.
Arthur Brassey Trophy - Handicap Matchplay
There is a one week extension for the sign up deadline, till Wednesday the 2nd of March. The sheet is in the Pro Shop - let's get a good field for this great trophy.
2021 Trophy Winners - website update
The 2021 listing of trophy winners and runners up is on the website, see below:
Wednesday - 4BBB Stableford
A field of 76 competed for the prizes. Dennis Cooper & Harry Caust with a combined 47 points won from Piero Dal Bianco & Tony Dick on 46. NTP on the 11th went to John Hobbs and Alec Dietsch won the Pro-Pin. Tony Dick was the individual winner.
Saturday - Jock Rossell and Bill Chrystal Trophies
A significant trophy day in our calendar. Par competitions always "focus the mind" in one way or another. So 93 golfers were feeling the pressure. The cream rose to the top with Pat Donoghue & John Mcguire taking the Jock Russell Trophy with a plus 6. The Bill Chrystal, left handers trophy, went to David Moffet with +1 on a count back from Brian Hanrahan. Individual winner for the day was Simon Kemp with +5, a great result.
Sunday - Medley white Course
A solid score of 41 points ensured Louis Connell won the day.
John Buchanan won with 30 points.
Saturday March 5th. - Monthly Medal & the Austen Richardson Tankard Trophy.
Monday 14th and Tuesday 15th of March
Course is closed for a light renovation of the greens.
Wednesday 16th March
The Greenkepper's Revenge coupled with the St Patricks Day Irish Whiskey event is too much to miss. A 4 person Ambrose with 3 drives per player requirement.
I'll be taking a break playing golf in Victoria later this week and early next week. Next week's report will be a couple of days later than usual.
Enjoy the tail end of a summer we did not have and your golf.
Wednesday - Single Stableford
Ash Southon won the day with 39 points and as we had 76 starters the grades "kick in" as follows;
Alec Dietsch won on a count back with 35 points from John Buchanan.
Ash Southon 38 points with runner up John Hopkins with 36.
Bruce Franklin won with 36 points on a count back from Alan Lindsay.
Sunday - Stableford Medley
The winner was Luke Kailaizis, came close on Saturday and won Sunday with 38 points.
Ash Southon won the day with 39 points.
Arthur Brassey - Hcp Match Play Trophy
The sign up sheet is in the Pro Shop on your left as you go through the door. Grab a pen and sign up while you can - it closes soon.
Saturday - Jock Rossell - Team Par Trophy and the Bill Chrystal - Lefities.
While Par competitions are not everyones "cup of tea" it is worthwhile getting into the mix for this trophy. A great team event. Calling on all those golfers who play left handed - the Bill Crystal is up for grabs this Saturday.
As a part of this Saturday's presentation we will incorporate the 2021 Championship winners, an opportunity to celebrate their success. You're welcome to join and support our Champions.
The new Toro rough mower is enjoying a little dryer conditions and getting around the course in no time at all. This mower cuts the whole rough in 3 days compared to the previous toro machine which took 5 days. Enjoy playing out of the rough, it's well cut.
9th Hole GUR
Over the next week or so. keep a look out for the penalty area on the Cemetery drain being back in play. A little more work is being done and the GUR will be a thing of the past.
Enjoy the warmer summer conditions, for a few days at least, and keep your head down and follow through!!