7mate - Par3Comp on Thurs 9th @ 4:45am
The Masters on Fri 10th @4:45 am
FOXTEL - The Masters starts Fri 10th @4:45 am with 5 hours coverage
Style- leader Miguel Angel Jimenez is probably a long-odds contender but a man who says: “It is relaxing to enjoy a good wine, a cigar, good food, a whisky.” “You have to take the time to enjoy them. You cannot enjoy them if you rush them, no? You cannot enjoy life if you rush,” certainly has a lot of supporters - he has a red Ferrari too. Here is an article about him - please click here
Introducing Jamie O'Reilly.
Jamie is one of our country category members and lives on the Sydney's North Shore. Bob Constable is Jamie's grandfather and he introduced him into the club some months ago. Jamie, together with Mark - Bob's daughter's partner - played in last Saturday's medal, where less dedicated golfers such as Bob and I, sheltered by the fire. Jamie's application was rewarded when he won the C grade medal - a great effort.
Rory was after Tiger by age 9.
If you click here there is an article on how Rory McIlroy sent a letter to Tiger when he was 9. There is also a video below that compares his swing, at ages 3 and 23.
Augusta gets it’s name from Princess Augusta, Princess of Wales and mother of George III of the UK . Augusta is about 200 km North of Atlanta in Georgia. The following is nothing to do with golf. Atlanta has got a gigantic airport called Hartsfield. Measured by passenger movements per year Hartsfield is the largest airport in the world with some 94 million passengers using the airport per year. Hartsfield with nearly 900,000 aircraft movements per year is a major hub with 10s of thousands of passengers changing flights per day - it is said that when one goes to heaven you must change planes at Hartsfield. If you are interested here is some more about it.
Still more trivia:- Governor Sterling named Augusta in Western Australia in honour of Prince Augustus Frederick the sixth son of George III.
There are copies of the current rules of golf. Please take one. The books are by the locker room score entry screen
Our television coverage of the Masters comes courtesy of CBS who have had the broadcasting rights continuously since 1956. I don't know how many cameras cover the Masters this year but one figure I found was that in 2006 more than 50 cameras were in use. Both 7mate and Foxtel carry coverage. 7mate starts one day earlier with the broadcast of the par-3 contest, ESPN supplies the coverage. Then on Thursday both 7mate and Foxtel start their coverage of the first round at 4:45 AM. Foxtel coverage lasts for five hours.
Arthur Brassey Singles Knockout
On Sunday, 29th March the final of the Arthur Brassey Single knockout was played between David Boyd & Paul Carroll, over 19 holes. Paul led off going 1 up on the 1st, the 2nd was squared and then Paul was 2 up by the 4th, 3 up by the 5th, and 4 up by the 6th. David, while driving absolutely faultlessly, was not putting at his best, normally a strong point of his game. At the turn Paul was +3 rising to +4 on the 10th, he lost the 11th and back to +4 on the 12th. On the 13th there was a disastrous wedge into the 13th water hazard and then David’s fortunes reversed. He won the 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th, squared the 17th and won the 18th. The game proceeded to the 19th hole all square. Once again David did a perfect drive, a draw, leaving 150m to the green. Paul faded his drive to be behind the fourth Poplar, chipped out, a good shot 10m short – David at this time had proceeded close to the green. I positioned myself well out of the line of play, or so I thought, on the right hand mound. I was not out of the line of play. Paul conceded the match to David. It was another victory to David by one, as had all his games been in the draw. David was very consistent with his drives and never let the chance of victory diminish in the way he played. An excellent match. Congratulations to David. The two gentlemen played the match in a fine spirit.
The history of the Arthur Brassey knockout
Arthur Brassey's wife Gwen donated the trophy on Arthur's death in 1928 and it was played for nearly every year. After 30 years it was recognised in the Board's minutes.
Arthur Brassey had been a member of the Club in 1913 (and possibly earlier), an original shareholder in the Bowral Golf Company, and elected to the Club’s committee from 1917 to 1921. On his death in 1928, his shares in the Bowral Golf Company were transferred to his son, Ian Geoffrey Brassey, grazier, later to become a colourful captain of the Club in 1950 and 1951. When he was on the Board when a record be made in the minutes of acceptance of the Arthur Brassey Trophy – 1928 and the conditions laid down by the donor; i.e. for knock-out competition, in perpetuity, between full members, only, of the Club on handicap.
These conditions were clearly as intended because Ian Geoffrey Brassey was a member of the committee when the minute was passed. The event is played under match play conditions, on handicap. From 1952 until 1982 the presentation to the winner of this event was made at the annual general meeting along with the Club championship and other major trophies such as the Captains Trophy, the Armstrong Cup, the Donkin Cup and the Vicars Shield. The presentation to most major trophy winners now takes place at a special Club dinner for the occasion. (the last 2 paragraphs were from Doug Stalley's book)
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