- Course Renovations
- Recent Women's CSGA Results
- Coming Events
- Recent Results
- The Rules Quiz
- Know Your Course
- A Little Humour
This week saw the commencement of a raft of course renovations and construction activity. All greens have been tined, tees cored and then both sanded and swept. The course is also getting a fertiliser covering. The boys have been working very hard, and will now turn to the mounding construction around the 6th green. Comments from the members have been extremely favourable on the high quality of the greens as a result.
CSGA Foursomes Championships - Gold Creek (Sunday 25 August)
Three pairs travelled to Gold Creek to represent Bowral Golf Club at the CSGA Foursomes Championships. Pam Barker & Carol Warner, Annie Geddes & Jan Deane and Sue Flaxman & Jane Clifford.
The course is a long walk but the weather was perfect.
Jane Clifford is delighted to announce that Annie Geddes and Jan Deane were the CSGA Division 1 Net Champions with a net 75. What a great result and congratulations to you both.
Sue Flaxman won the NTP for Division 2. A very tricky shot through a narrow gap between a bunker on one side and water on the other.
To take out three prizes from a field of 68 players (almost all from Canberra clubs) was a fantastic result.
Congratulations ladies on another sterling performance!
- Redmond Dalton Trophy. This Single Stableford event will take place on the 28th of September.
- The John Owens 4BBB Handicap Match play event has now concluded due to a family illness requiring Peter Metcalf to have to fly to Canada. As a result they (Peter and Tony Hobson) have had to withdraw from the final. We wish Peter well with the trip.
- The Men's Club Championships commence on the 5th of October. Conditions of Competition for the event are available online under the link on the Captain's Blog page and on the relevant notice boards. There are some changes from last year, so make sure to have a read.
Wednesday 4th September. The second of the 'Green Keepers' Revenge' events, and the boys did not hold back on the greens. The pin placements were dastardly, and many a player found themselves putting completely off the green on frequent occasions. A good learning exercise on course management. The 3 person Ambrose event was won by the team of Peter Stokes (29), Alan Turpie (20) and Robert Eriksson (19) with 52 2/3. With a score of 53 1/6, the team of Don Orrock (20), Ric Denny (31) and Les Brooker were runners-up. Brian Lamb pinched 4 balls from the Eagle's nest, Chris Kunz won the NTP 11th and Dennis Neale won the pro-pin. In all 54 players entered the day's competition.
Sunday 8th September. Our second Sunday event. The results will be published in the next blog as the Captain is taking a little trip for the week.
The John Owens Trophy for 4BBB Handicap Matchplay has been won this year by the team of Tony Fitzpatrick and Jim Phillips. The presentation of the trophy will be made on a date to be advised.
The Rules Quiz.
Last week I posed a question which looked at the impact of a change to an old rule with the new rules introduced this year (go and read it now).
The answer to the question is that there is no penalty, but the ball must be returned as nearly as possible to its original position. We had 3 successful contenders this week, and a putt-off ensued. Jim Larkin winning his first ball marker from Alec Dietsch and David Stanley.
This week. A Player makes a practice swing at their ball on the fairway and accidentally moves the ball. What is the ruling?
You'll need to go back to my previous blog and look again at the photo. As the competition was not won last week, the same competition will continue this week.
As usual, please email your entry to firstname.lastname@example.org
Marriage Made with a long Putt!
He: "You spend too much time thinking about golf! Do you even remember the day we got married?"
She "Of course I do! It was the same day I sank that 15 metre putt!!!!!"
Now Go Out and Play Some Golf !