Chris in his wet weather golf Wellies earlier this year - a very smart investment.
Chris Kunz (off a hcp of 16) who has played golf since 1969, keeps detailed records on his rounds. He freely admits that his golf apart from his putting is mostly (quote) “crap” but finally managed to break his own Bowral putting record of 173 consecutive holes without a three-putt (set on Jan 23 last year) on the 13th hole last Saturday.
Kunz, who has an all-time average of 29.79 putts per round on Bowral, always putts with a glove on because he "cannot be bothered taking it off and then puting it on again”. Alas, as the saying goes, 'it takes eternal vigilance’ and he three-putted the 17th from above the hole, setting a new personal mark of 177 consecutive holes.
We look forward to seeing how the next 18 months or so pans out for Chris, we wish him well in breaking the next "No Three Putt" streak of 177 holes.
Unfortunately due to the ongoing heavy course conditions and the uncertainty of carts being on the course the Whales Tooth Trophy (BGC vs The Australian GC) planned for the 8th of September has had to be postponed. This is the third time this event has been postponed this year, we all are tenacious and will try to get another date later in the year.
J W Draper Foursomes Handicap Knockout
The draw for this competition will be done this week and sent out to the contenders. Due to the weather there will be some flexibility in the completion dates for the rounds, please contact me if you need time extensions... within reason, it would be good to get this knockout finished as soon as practical.
When you walk into the club house past the locker rooms you will enjoy looking at a series of prints of the "Open Championship Courses". These were gifted by Jim Draper, who joined the club in 1984 and was Scottish Amateur Champion in 1954.
John Owens - 4 BBB Trophy
Next Saturday the John Owens will be a one round knock out event. This event was washed out earlier in the year so we have shortened it to a 'sudden death knockout".
The Patrons Trophy - Foursomes Qualifying
This has been rescheduled for the SATURDAY the 24th of September. The draw for the Tom McKay Trophy - Foursomes Championship will done based on the top 8 teams who want to enter this championship event.
Please refer to the MiClub bookings page for all the rescheduled events to ensure you don't miss out on the competitions you want to win!! Needless to say it will be a busy few months to the end of the year.
Wednesday - Single Stableford
Forty players competed with John Jones winning with 34 points from John Ferguson with 35. John Jones won the Pro Pin and John McGuire won the NTP on the 11th. Well done to the Johns'.
Saturday - John McMaster Memorial Trophy and August Monthly Medal
The John McMaster Trophy goes to the best handicap score of the three grades, congratulation to Ashley Southon with a solid nett 68 to take the trophy. He also won B grade and the overall gross winner (82 on a count back). A good day out.
Winner - Phil Jeffery - nett 73
Runner Up - David Bickford - nett 74
Winner - Ash Southon - nett 68
Runner Up - Kevin Barry - nett 71
Winner - Michael Firth - nett 69
Runner Up - Piero Dal Bianco -nett 70
Ton Hobson was NTP on the 13th (second shot)
Peter Leon was the Pro Pin winner.
The winner with 38 points was Piero Dal Bianco. Well done!!