- New Competition Starting September 1st
- Dad's Army making Progress
- Work Begins Behind the 5th Green
- Coming Events
- Recent Results
- The Rules Quiz
- Know Your Course
- A Little Humour
Bowral Golf Club will introduce a new competition as of Sunday 01 September. A Single Stableford event with separate competitions for the Ladies and for the Men. The usual competition fee will apply, and all BGC playing members and their guests are welcome. Visitors to the club may also enter the competition providing they are financial members of a golf club, and hold a valid Golflink handicap. An NTP competition will be set up on the 14th hole, with a ladies' and men's prize. Please see the flyers posted on the notice board for full details.
Those of you who have entered the clubhouse via the main entrance will have noticed the extensive garden reconstruction currently underway. The troops under the baton of Anton have been hard at work for a number of weeks, and their progress is starting to show. Thanks on behalf of the members to all the troops for the fantastic work they do for us.
Damian and his staff have commenced work to the rear of the 5th green. The end result will be a new path (from the back right hand side of the green) for all carts and pedestrians heading to the 6th Tee. A pedestrian-only path will be provided from the 5th green to the Ladies' Tee in its current location. This should reduce the wear effect caused by carts to the rear and left hand side of the green, and hopefully allow the grass to re-establish. As part of the renovation, an arc of Silver Pittosporum bushes will be planted in a similar fashion to what exists behind the 7th, 10th and 16th greens. When funds become available (hint hint) the new path will be concreted.
- W H Friend Trophy event this coming Saturday 17th. A Single Stableford event.
- 18th August (Sunday) is the final day for completion of the quarter-finals of the John Owens competition.
- Wednesday 21st August is our next Open Day. The usual 4BBB event with a Single Stableford held in conjunction.
- Saturday 24th August sees another innovative event added to the calendar. This is a 3 Ball Ambrose League of Nations competition. Teams nominate which country they are representing and the flag of the winning nation will be displayed over the fireplace until the same event next year. Yes, you can use all 14 of your clubs!
Wednesday 7th August. The inaugural playing of a 'limited club' Ambrose competition. Not surprisingly the scores were very similar to those of other 3 person Ambrose events. Maybe those other 9 clubs are just added weight?? Next year this event will be a 4 club only event. Taking out the prize for the first playing of the event were, Alec Dietsch (13), Bob Bearup (18) and Jim Larkin (14) with a nett score of 58 1/2. The runners up with a nett 59 were, Kevin Kenny (0), David Burgess (12) and Peter Shortle (24). Clark Gibbons relieved the Eagle of 2 balls, Peter Leon won the NTP 11th and Dennis Neale rounded out the winners circle by winning the pro pin. In all 55 players entered the event.
Saturday 10th August. Winter returned with a vengeance to welcome the hardy souls who ventured out for the Single Stableford competition on offer. 44 Players (not bad considering the windchill was -7 for most of the day!!) started the competition which saw Simon Taufel (21) collect the prize with a very creditable 36 points from Peter Burgess (28) on 35. The Eagle was not troubled, John McGuire won the NTP 11th and the Captain won the pro pin. A DSR of 70 was some indication of how difficult the conditions were, but anyone who made it through the full 18 holes should feel very satisfied with their effort.
Last week I posed a question which tested your knowledge regarding damaged clubs during a round (go and read it now). The question specifically asked whether a player may re-tighten a club head after it had become loose. The answer is of course - Yes. (Be aware though, you must return the club head to, as near as you can recall, the original settings.) We had four players at the presentation who provided the correct answer, and a 'Putt-off' ensued with Jim Larkin emerging victorious.
This Week, we look at what defines the margins of some of the playing areas on the course.
Question 1. When is a ball considered to be Out of Bounds?
Question 2. When is a ball considered to be in a Penalty Area?
Congratulations to John Mulholland for correctly identifying the 4th green to win the ball marker from last week's competition. Lots of entries, which is great to see.
Let's see how you go with this one. Don't be shy, yours might be the correct guess.
This week, a quote.
I'll always remember the day I broke ninety. I had a few beers in the clubhouse and was so excited I forgot to play the back nine. ~ Bruce Lansky
Now Go Out and Enjoy a Game of Golf