- Results from recent competitions.
- Martin Flaxman wins his first Trophy.
- A past Club Captain damages the decoy.
- Referees and Rules.
- Upcoming Events.
- A little Humour.
Ash Southon, with a Gross of 57 and Nett (6.5) 50.5 cleaned up the awards. An awesome return and well deserved. Gross score runner-up was Brian Hanrahan with 61 on a count back, while Terry Downing (9.5) returned a score of 52.5 to claim the nett runner-up award. Congratulations to everyone who competed over the season. The Winter Eclectic competition has begun, and the sign-up sheet is at the Pro-shop.
Wednesday 10th April.
Bob Young (24) claimed the stableford midweek competition with 40 points from Chris Kunz (17) on 39. A good field of 77 players enjoyed the continuing excellent weather and course conditions. The DSR of 70 indicated that the course still had its teeth bared. The Pro-pin was not correctly written up, so $125.00 jackpots to next Wednesday's competition.
Saturday 13th April.
Warwick Armstrong Trophy (est 1935)
Martin Flaxman (23) survived a count back to narrowly edge out Paul Carroll (16) and claim his first ever trophy win with a score of 41 points. Martin, a morning player, demonstrating his enthusiasm for the trophy by returning for the presentation in the afternoon. Well played.
I was pleased to hear the positive comments made by players about playing the 10th and 14th from a different tee location. Players will get the full experience of all our tee locations throughout the course of the year.
On a more sombre note, the Owl who has taken to hanging around overhead the 15th tee was mercilessly clubbed by an ex Captain of the BGC. Ask him to relate the full story next time you catch him in the bar. It's a hilarious tale that begins with the Owl and continues with 'lost balls', 'incorrect balls played' and general mayhem over next two holes.
John Buchanan has kindly agreed to establish a referees list, and will be my 'go to' when I need a rules discussion and to provide referees for the various competition events as required. If any members feel they have a reasonable grasp of the rules, and would like to have their name added to the list, please either send your name and contact details to myself or John. At an appropriate time we may be able to run some 'rules' discussion events.
A reminder regarding the correct dropping technique. The new procedure for dropping a ball into play was changed as of 01 January 2019. The ball is dropped from knee height, not from shoulder height as was the previous technique. If you drop the ball incorrectly, you are not penalised if you re-drop the ball in the correct way, however if you don't correct for the incorrect drop a penalty applies (Rule 14.3b). See the diagram.
- Wednesday 17th is an open day with a 4BBB competition scheduled.
- Saturday 20th (Easter Saturday) is a 3 person Ambrose event, and a couple of different tee locations await. Should be some fun.
- The final of the Arthur Brassey matchplay handicap knockout will be held on 28th April. Tee time yet to be determined, but I'll advertise the time when available. Come and watch the guys battle for the trophy.
- ANZAC Day Medley April 25th. 12 Hole shotgun start. Tee off at 1pm. Please note that the club will be closed until 12 o"clock. Format will be advised on the day.
- The Foursomes season is about to begin. Get your partner ready, sort out your tactics. Sign up sheets will begin appearing shortly.
- Bruce Smith Cup. Sunday May 5th at Moss Vale GC. A reminder to add you name to the sign up sheet in the Pro-shop. We need more players and Moss Vale is waiting to exact its revenge. Let's not let that happen.
- The clubhouse will be closed on Easter Friday and Sunday. The course will remain open.
- ANZAC Day BBQ following the medley competition. Booking at the bar please. $22.50 per head.
- Sunday Sessions Jazz April 28 and May 12th.
- Trivia night with Geoff Hammond May 17th.
Golfer "I think I'm going to drown myself in the lake".
Caddy "Think you can keep your head down for that long?".........