- Coming Events
- Recent Results
- A new BBQ
- The Rules Quiz
- "Who Am I?" competition
- A Little Humour
- Next Saturday, 16th November is our annual Legacy Day event with a golf competition including numerous prizes and a Dinner to follow. Very limited bookings may still be available.
- The finals of the 2019 Club Championships will be held on Sunday the 24th. The first 18 holes of the open event will be in the morning, timed to allow the afternoon to host all three competitions. Come along and show your support to our club Champions!
- Saturday the 30th is the St Andrews Day four ball event. More details when they come to hand.
- December the 7th (Saturday) is the December Monthly Medal (last chance for an entry into the Medal of Medals trophy) and the first round of the Peter Tait Trophy. The following Saturday is the final round of the Peter Tait Trophy and the final 'Major' trophy event on the calendar, the Ted Box Medal of Medals. Entry into this trophy event is limited to those players who have won a monthly medal during the past calendar year.
Tuesday 5th November, Melbourne Cup Medley. An Irish 4 ball to celebrate the running of this iconic Australian event. 15 players in the field (several late scratchings apparently!!). Receiving the winners ribbon and silks was the team of Nick Reinhard, Paul Pettiford, Rosemary Pettiford and Ash Southon with 81 points. Second past the post was the team of Chris Hill, Ann Spiden, Berneice Markwell and Penelope Cuffe with 68 points. Chris Hill won the NTP 14th and Nick Reinhard the men's version.
Wednesday 6th November. A single stableford in ideal conditions. Paul Carroll came to the fore with a score of 39 points to win the day from Shane Harvey on 38 points on count back. The Eagle successfully defended her nest, Peter Hannaford won the NTP 11th and Nick Reinhard won the pro pin. 58 players in the field and the DSR was 69.
Saturday 9th November, The Remembrance Day Shield trophy. Our Club President, Rob Humphreys (28), showed the field a clean pair of cleats with a fine net 64, to win by a margin of 5 strokes from Russell Bourne on a net 69 on a count back. This event coincided with the November monthly medal, and I must apologise for announcing the incorrect 'A' and 'B' grade winners at the presentation. My fault entirely, I mistook the 'Visiting member' category with a normal 'visitor'. A visitor is not eligible to win a monthly medal. The winner of the 'A' grade medal was David Bickford (15) with a net score of 69 from Alec Dietsch (13) on a count back. 'B' grade was won by Norris Dudgeon (22) with a net 70 on a count back from Martin Flaxman (23). 'C' grade was won by Rob Humphreys (28) with a net 64 from Russell Bourne (25) with a net 69. The Eagle's nest was not won, Danny McCarthy won the NTP 11th and Glen Welsh won the pro pin. There was an excellent field of 78 which included visitors from Mildura, Camden, Kogarah, Cromer, and Port Kembla. The DSR was 69.
Sunday 10th November. The men's single stableford competition seems to be growing steadily and this week the winner was Warwick Heeson (16) with a score of 34 from Brian Hanrahan (15) with 33 points. The women's event was won again by Sonya Bleakley (42) with 39 points.
Thanks all round to those who arranged for the donation of the BBQ from Barbeques Galore in Mittagong. Thanks in particular to David McGinnes, Tim Davis and Kevin Kenny. I'm sure the sausage sizzles will taste a little different without the rust flavouring!!
Last week saw the largest number of competitors in the putt-off since the competition began. 6 Players determined that there was no penalty from the grounding of the club whilst playing a practice stroke in a penalty area. After several rounds of putting, Jim Larkin emerged as the victor, well done all, I'm glad the numbers are rising, that might mean the blog is being read by a larger audience ??
In stroke play, a marker signs the player's score card in the space provided for the player's signature and the player then signs in the space provided for the marker’s signature. What is the ruling?
A - Both the player and the marker are disqualified.
B - There is no penalty.
C - The player is disqualified.
The clue for this week,
"My wife is also a well recognised player at the club".
Guesses to firstname.lastname@example.org
A Golfer has been slicing his tee shots on every hole.
He asks his Irish caddy if he has noticed any obvious reasons for his poor tee shots, to which the caddy replies:
"Aye, there's a piece of sh*t on the end of your driver."
The Golfer picks up his driver and cleans the club face at which point the caddy says: "No, the other end."
Now Go Out and Enjoy a Game of Golf!!