- Course Update
- A Captain Remembered
- The Menu
- Coming Events
- Recent Results
- The Brain Teaser
- A Little Humour
- As of today, the full course is open and carts are permitted. Please take care to avoid areas where the ground is still very wet. When the weather warms up and the ground dries out (i.e. Summer) we will be looking at options for improving the drainage of the two worst areas (8th and 9th fairways). This will likely entail a major works program. More on this when details are finalised.
- I'm sure players will be saddened to see the 8th hole back to its 500m length from when it played at 255m to the temporary green!!
- Players will have noticed that many of the divot repairs were washed away by the heavy water flows. Please take the time to re-fill those divots and help get the course back into tiptop condition for the Championships, which are not far away.
- The path to the rear of the 13th green has recently been completed, and is awaiting the roller. The next path to be commenced is the one from beside the bunker on the 7th hole around to the two tees and through to the fairway on the 8th hole.
This is the second time in as many months that I have had to advise of the sad passing of one of our past Captains.J B (Jim) Dickson joined the club in 1984 and during his time as a member sat on the House committee, the Match and Greens committee and was a Director on the Board from 1986 - 1988. Jim was elected as Club Captain in 1992 and held the position until 1994. During his time as Captain, Jim was instrumental in many course improvements and the replacement of a number of the very 'aged' course machines. Jim continued to be a staunch supporter of the club following his retirement from active golf, and not long ago was a major contributor to the cost of the 12th fairway construction. Jim lived for many years just behind the 14th green, and was a regular spectator from his verandah. For those players lucky enough to win the Captain's Trophy each year, it was Jim who donated the trophy. He will be missed, but not forgotten.
Regina and the crew keep firing out these excellent meals. Here is Tim's email for this week.
Good morning everyone,
This week, the pick-up day is Friday
2 course Meal ($25 per person)
Main: Our Classic Hearty Lasagna served with a Green Salad
Soup ($10 per serving): Roast Tomato
We are still offering our entire wine list for takeaway at a 10% discount. Click here to open our current wine list.
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 25 August 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.
Feel free to forward this to family, friends or anyone you think might be interested.
Keep well and I look forward to seeing you soon.
Folks, from now through to almost Christmas, the events calendar is 'chokers'. The following is just a short list of some of the events ahead. Always remember to check the online calendar for the up-to-date details.
- Saturday 29th August, the W H Friend Trophy. A PAR event.
- Sunday 30th August, the Club Championships for Mixed Foursomes in conjunction with the Wotton Cup. Please read the conditions of Competition. Take particular note of the Covid requirements for this event.
- Saturday September 5th, September Monthly Medal and the Max Allen Trophy.
- Sunday September 6th, The final of the John Owens Knockout. The final has the team of Dietsch and Jones squaring-off against the team of Metcalf and Hobson. There will be a referee for the match, but unfortunately the Covid requirements say that crowds should not attend these events.
- Monday/Tuesday 7th/8th September is renovation time for the greens, with the Wednesday 9th being the usual 'Greenkeeper's Revenge' competition.
- Saturday September 12th, the Secretary's Plate (member + offspring).
- Saturday September 19th is the next make-up day for the August monthly medal in conjunction with the J McMaster Memorial Medal.
- Saturday September 26th is the Redmond Dalton Memorial Trophy.
- Saturday October 3rd is a very busy day. The October monthly medal + the 1st Round of the Club Championships, the Veterans Plate, the Lifestyle Cup and the Watson Cup (new event, stay tuned for more information)
- Saturday October 10th is the 2nd Round of the above trophies/cups.
- Sunday October 11th will be the first time the Bradford Junior Trophy is contested in 15 years.
- Saturday October 17th is the 3rd (final) round of the Watson Cup.
Intermingled amongst these events is the J W Draper Trophy for handicapped stroke foursomes (sign-up sheet now open in the pro shop). So you better take the time to polish your shoes now, or you might miss out.
Friday 21st August. The "Nugget". 14 players took to a very slow and long course to contest this event under a sunny but chilly sky. Ash Southon (17) posted the best score of the day with 20 points followed by Scott Olding (15) with 19, John Buchanan (16) with 18 and Grant Poolman (22) with 17. Balls were won down to 15 points via count back.
Sunday 23rd August. Winter fought back from the previous day and only 2 players made it around the course. Scott Olding (13) scored 27 points to beat Ash Southon on a count back. Note, the Sunday competition commenced in the beginning of September last year. In recognition of its' 12 month anniversary, the prize for the Sunday 13th competition will be changed. The winning male and female will each win 5 free competition entries for use in Sunday competitions over the following 12 months.
Monday 24th August. "Monday Madness" 9-hole. A much improved day for play. Just 4 players in the field with 3 men and 1 lady. Bob Duffin (24) took the honours with a score of 19 points.
There were only 2 respondents to the quiz this week, after only 1 last week. Grant Blanchard and Daniel Weekes from this week and Robert Eriksson from last week will be awarded a prize each for their entries. Since there is currently very little interest in a quiz, I will give this feature of the blog a rest for a while and look into something that might generate a little more interest.
For those who were wondering, the answer to the quiz for this week (same as last week) was The Courage Handicap.
Now Go Out and Enjoy a Game of Golf!!!