- Course Update
- The Menu
- Coming Events
- Recent Results
- "Who Am I ?" Competition
- A Little Humour
- There is a new staff member at BGC. Brad Johnson joined the team in the past 2 weeks from Moss Vale. Members may have seen him behind the bar or out on the course delivering the refreshments. Brad plays off a handicap of 8, and is keen to get some time on the course with the members.
- The Paths Project will commence (weather permitting) on Monday 6th July with the construction of the path from the 6th tee to the 7th tee, and the re-furbishment of the paths from the 10th tee and to the 12th tee. The Monday Madness competition moves to a 9-hole format from this date, so the 6th hole will be closed for the day and players will use the 11th hole for the day. Players wishing to play beyond the 6th hole will find the 7th and 10th holes shortened to allow for the path work to be completed without risk to the greens staff.
- All members should by now have received their renewal fee advice by either mail or email. If you have not received your fee advice, please contact the office.
- The recent announcement by the NSW State Government to allow groups of up to 20 gives us the ability to now play in 4s during our busy competition days. This Wednesday was originally slated to be our June Open Day, but this event was cancelled some time ago. Unfortunately I was remiss in not ensuring that the setup was changed to 3s. So the event has been setup as a single Stableford instead of a 4BBB and players may book in a group of 3 or 4.
- There is growing issue across the course of players not repairing divots. Fairways after fairways are being left with untended divots. I came across the one in the photo in the middle of the 13th fairway, I nearly fell into it!! Come on everyone, lift your game. The course is being delivered to us in fantastic condition, it's up to all players to keep it that way. Thank you.
- A new prize schedule comes into use from tomorrow. The details are available in the pro shop, on the club notice board and on the club website. The new schedule is for use with all Mens and Mixed competitions. First use will be next Wednesday 17th June.
I truly cannot describe how delicious the Pork Belly was last weekend. Scrumptious!!!
The following is the email from Tim Davis covering the menu for the coming weekend.
This is week 12 of our takeaway menus! Can you believe it? Last week the kitchen team did an amazing job. Halfway through service we lost all power to the club and surrounding area, so although the meal was cooked, packaging was finished and collected by candle light!
This week, the pick-up day is only Friday.
The menu is:
2 course Meal (BGC Members $25 per person, non members $35 per person)
Chunky Beef, Guiness and Mushroom Pie, topped with pea puree and sweet potato mash
Soup ($10 per person):
Carrot and Red Lentil
We are still offering our entire wine list for takeaway at a 10% discount.
Contactless payment by EFTPOS or Member Account remains the preferred payment method.
Please order by emailing email@example.com or phoning 4861 1042 (option 4), with the number of meals and selections. Orders must be received by 5pm on Tuesday 16 June, 2020.
Collection times will be staggered from 4pm and I will advise of your time for pick up. Please collect from Bowral Golf Club, enter the clubhouse located at the corner of Kangaloon Rd and David St, Bowral.
Please forward this to family, friends or anyone you think might be interested.
Keep well and I look forward to seeing you soon.
- Saturday 20th June is the H A Murdoch trophy for single Stableford.
- The draw for the John Owens will be posted on the club noticeboard and in the pro shop tomorrow morning. Check to see when your matches are scheduled. The draw will also be available on the club website. (The first round Matches are reproduced below)
- Wednesday 01 July is a 3 ball aggregate Stableford event.
- Saturday 4th July is the July Monthly Medal. Note that the 4th hole will revert to the full length from this event.
- Monday Madness events will change to a 9-hole format from the 6th July. The Yellow course will be in use. (Note the comments re the paths project for this date).
Match 1. Dennis Cooper and Langdon Emery V's John Buchanan and Gil Levy
Match 2. Jim Larkham and Bob Bearup V's Alec Dietsch and John Jones
Match 3. Tom Mooney and Linden Toll V's Nick Reinhard and Ash Southon
Match 4. Paul Carroll and Robert Eriksson V's Piero Dal Bianco and Clark Gibbons
Match 5. Bob Young and Jim Rowe V's Peter Metcalf and Tony Hobson
Match 6. Peter Cottee and Peter Shortle V's Jim Phillips and Tony Fitzpatrick
Match 7. Dave Burgess and Brian Hanrahan V's Pat Donoghue and John McGuire
Match 8. John Mellen and Tony Rourke V's Dennis Neale and Russell Bourne
All matches are scheduled for play on Sunday 5th July (unless played earlier). See the conditions of Competition for full details.
Wednesday 10th June. This was our annual 'limited club' Ambrose event. This year the limit was 4 clubs. There was some interesting banter in the clubhouse following the event about which clubs were taken for the round. It seemed that a dedicated putter was the most discarded club. The team of Harry Caust (18), Craig Houden (18) and Clark Gibbons (11) notched up a net 59 to win the event. Who says you need 14 clubs!!! In 2nd was the team of Rob Humphreys (26), Peter Cottee (18) and Chris Chiu (35) with a net 61 5/6 and in 3rd, the team of Roy Reynolds (31), James Burkitt (14) and Andrew Tomkins (17), with a net score of 62 2/3. 75 players in the field on a very showery day.
Friday 12th June. The "Nugget". 33 players in the field with 16 men and 17 women. Jane Kilmister (43) posted 21 points to win the event from Kevin Burke (31) with 20 points. Balls were won down to 18 points via count back.
Sunday 14th June. This event attracted 18 players with Wayne Frye (20) posting 33 points to win. In 2nd was Christian Hernandez (23) with 32 points. Balls won down to 29 points via count back.
Monday 15th June. "Monday Madness". Only 7 players in the field and the White course playing tough. The 32 points posted by Alec Dietsch (11) was sufficient to take the prize from Chris Chui (33) with 30. Balls down to 29 points via count back.
Alec Dietsch identified Tony Fitzpatrick as the mystery member to win the latest competition. So this week we begin again with a new identity. Try your luck, one guess per blog, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
"I feel that I'm at the cutting edge of technology", Who am I?
(Note, the photo is a logo only)
THE LOST CITY
A team of archeologists had been toiling deep in the Amazon Jungle for months and months, clearing choking undergrowth away from the faint traces of the great Lost City.
Their wonderment grew with each passing day as they revealed more of what had been hidden by the jungle for millennia. They discovered broad winding avenues with giant flagstones; the avenues all leading to circular areas every few hundred metres, each of which had a perfectly circular hole cut into it. It had be..................an ancient
The find of the century, the archeologists thought. Imagine, ancient tribal people playing golf!! Any doubt was dispelled by the discovery of drawings showing human figures using primitive types of golf clubs.
The archeologists knew that tribal oral traditions passed down legends of their ancestors, so they set about interviewing the local tribesmen. Amazingly, members of the tribe still told tales of their ancient forebears who followed a daily ritual with clubs and balls......until.....????? What happened, what was the mystery????
One archeologist was speaking to a wizened elder through an interpreter. "Imagine," the archeologist said, "golf was played here for centuries, then it simply disappeared from history, not reappearing until the 15th century in Europe. If only we knew why they gave up golf ...... ask the elder if his tribe's oral histories say anything about the nature of the tragedy that forced his ancestors to give up the game."
The interpreter asked the question, and the tribal elder gave his reply. The interpreter turned to the archeologist who waited with great anticipation.
"It's simple", the interpreter said, relaying the elder's response. "They didn't pay the green fees!"
Now Go Out and Enjoy a Game of Golf!!!