- The Club Celebrates Christmas in July
- Tom McKay Trophy presented
- Coming Events
- Recent Results
- The Rules Quiz
- Know your Course Competition
- A Little Humour
Last Friday the 5th of July, the Bowral Golf Club celebrated a Winter Christmas in fine style. The 144 guests represented the largest sit-down dinner held within the club's premises in recent memory. Both guests and staff alike, were enthusiastic in their description of the success of the event. Well done to everyone involved, great club spirit, and a true indication of the "Esprit de Corp" which continues to grow within our club. Unfortunately, everyone was having such a good time, I have been unable to locate any photos to post.
The winners of the recently concluded Club Championships for Foursomes competition were present on Saturday, and were able to receive the Tom McKay trophy at the afternoon's presentation. As detailed in last week's blog, Craig Houden and Phil Jeffery won the event with a score of 4 and 3 after 33 holes of match play golf. The runners-up team was represented at the presentation by John Ferguson, as his partner, John Mellen, is currently unavailable.
- The Winter Whiteout
- The J W Draper Final
- The John Owens Signup closes
- Captain's Trophy
This Wednesday 10th July sees the introduction of a new event in the Club's calendar. The Winter Whiteout is a competition held from the White Tees, and in two 'aged based' divisions (75 and over, 74 and under). It looks to be a fun event, and so far the numbers are looking good on the booking sheet (online). Come along and play the course from locations you've probably never used before. Long drive, and nearest the pin prizes for each division will be presented, along with the usual pro-pin and ball run.
The final of the J W Draper competition will be held next Sunday with a tee time at 09:28. The teams of Peter Metcalf and Robert Eriksson are taking on the team of Tony Fitzpatrick and Jim Phillips. It looks like being a cracker, so come along and give the players your support.
The Signup sheet for the John Owens trophy has now closed. The draw will be on the appropriate notice boards tomorrow (9th July). There are a few byes in the first round, which has to be completed by the 4th of August. See the noticeboards, or look online at the Conditions of Competition, to see the playing conditions please.
The Captains Trophy round is not far away. The event is on the 20th of July. It is a stroke only event. Sign up and try to come to the presentation. I would be greatly honoured to be able to physically present my first 'Captain Award' to the recipient on the afternoon.
Wednesday 3rd July. 60 players enjoyed an afternoon of single Stableford in good conditions. Whilst yours truly was unable to make it past the 3rd hole due to an injury, Paul Carroll kindly made the presentations on my behalf. David Anderson (23) with 38 points was the eventual winner from Robert Eriksson (21) on 37 points on count back. The Eagle's nest is still growing (not won), the NTP 11th went to Kevin Staples and Alec Dietsch winning the pro-pin. Visitors on the day from Wakehurst, Strathfield, Gibraltar and Moss Vale and the DSR was 69.
Saturday 6th July. The July Monthly Medal was well attended with 71 players hitting the fairways (well, maybe some of you hit the fairway!). The 'A' grade medal was won by Frank Eggert (13) with a net 69 from Ray White (14) on 70 with a count back. The 'B' grade medal was won with an excellent net score of 63 by Pat Donoghue, from Craig Houden (18) with net 66. I was very appreciative of the "clubmanship" demonstrated by Pat who returned to the clubhouse for the presentation. The 'C' grade medal was won by Henry Farrell (32) with a net 64 from David Farthing (31) with a net 66. The best scratch score on the day was returned by David Ferguson with 72. Well done to all the winners. The Eagle's nest is going to need to apply for a DA to allow the nest to be enlarged, as there are now 7 balls in residence. The NTP 11th went to Michael Halfhide, and the pro-pin to John Ferguson. Two visitors from the Australian joined the field for the day, and the DSR was 68
Last week I proposed a scenario (go and read it now) that required some knowledge of the difference between an "Outside Influence" and a "Natural Force" when applied to movement caused to your ball. In the scenario, since the ball has been moved by an "Outside Influence", the ball must be replaced without penalty to the position it lay before being moved. We had the first play-off for a winner at the presentation last Saturday, in the form of a 'putt-off'. Ash Southon, John Buchanan and Phil Jeffery contested the final, as each had correctly answered the question (Jim Phillips also provided the correct answer, but unfortunately was unable to remain for the actual quiz). Phil Jeffery emerged as the winner with an excellent lag putt and won the ball marker.
This week. If a player plays a stroke at a ball which is in motion, that player is given a two stroke penalty (Ask Phil Mickelson about this one). Are there any circumstances where a player may play at a ball which is in motion and not be penalised?
Congratulations to Leonie Carroll for correctly identifying the 2nd tee sign and the "Fly Corporate" sponsors name. Well done!
This week there is an Owl in this photo. Toward which green is he/she looking?
A husband and wife are playing golf one week.
They're on the 9th green when the wife suddenly collapses.
"Help me dear," she groans to her husband.
So the husband gets out his mobile phone, talks for a few minutes, then he picks up his putter and lines up his putt.
His wife uses all her strength to raise her head off the green and stares at him as she gasps, "I'm dying here and you're putting?"
"Don't worry dear," says the husband calmly, "they found a doctor on the second hole and he's coming to help you."
"Well, how long will it take for him to get here?" she asks feebly.
"Oh no time at all," says her husband.
"Everybody's already agreed to let him play through!"
Now go out and enjoy a game of Golf.