There will be a display of the latest ‘Sporte Leisure’ clothing on Thursday 7 September from 12 noon till approximately 2.30 pm at your club golf shop.
You are cordially invited to look, peruse, try and of course, order and buy.
The latest styles at reasonable prices.
On the Practice Fairway
The area between the 10th and 18th fairways is the designated practice area. Members can use it any time, even on competition days.
On these days, however, it is imperative that you mark your practice balls with a personal logo, or something similar, as we don’t want these balls to interfere with other misdirected balls from either the 10th or 18th holes that happen to finish in this area.
Yes, you can hit practice balls in a northerly direction from the practice area on comp days, but they should be clearly identifiable.
In a comp game you should at least know the number and make of the ball you are playing. Often members put other markings on their ball to ensure they hit the correct ball. This is a good habit.
Match Play Championships
The Match Play championships are well under way and many close matches have been contested as well as some others!
In the fourball in round 1, Arthur Bosanquet and Wayne Arnott were too strong for Matt Tedeschi and Con Kiayias 8/7; Chris Leckey and Anthony Smith defeated Pat Paris and Steve Rippon 7/5. These two winning teams are due to play in round 2 in a cracker of a match.
Paul Rodgers and Ron Hewson played a very good match against John and Alan Paul winning 3/2. They automatically progress to the third round after injuries (or was it fear?) ruled out their next opponents.
Defending champions Peter Francis and Tony McRae gave it their all but fell on the 20th hole to the team of Tim Young and Shane Townsend. This was an incredible match with birdies galore the order of the day. Extra holes were needed to separate the teams.
Col Booth and Dave Ransom played Mark Cassel and Vince Byrnes in the first round in a very close match. Vince played like a man inspired and with Mark’s consistency they proved to be a very difficult team to overcome. Unfortunately for Mark and Vince, Col was having a great day and the match was won by Dave and Col on the 19th. In the next round Col and Dave came up against the very strong pairing of Tony Panecasio and Scott Hainsworth. Again Col played brilliantly but Tony and Scott kept throwing birdies at their opponents, eventually winning on the 18th green, 1 up. Tony and Scott are due to play Tim and Shane in the semi-final in another match that should attract a gallery!
The Single Matchplay has also started with many good matches played in the early rounds.
In the preliminary round Col Booth defeated Andrew Ball on the 19th in a quality match; Tim Young defeated fourball partner Shane Townsend 2 up and Arthur Bosanquet defeated Don Thompson 5/3. Ken Bradley defeated Geoff Wilson 6/4, Brian Nicoll defeated Phil Gosling 1 up and Johnny Bermudez defeated Vince Byrnes 3/1.
In round 1 so far, Col Booth defeated Matt Tedeschi 3/2, Tim Young was a lucky winner due to Pete Saunders’ injury, Ron Hewson played a career round to beat John Paul 2/1, Dave Connon defeated Mark Cassel 2 up, and Paul Rodgers defeated Chris Leckey 2/1.
Many interesting matches await decision in the next round.
New Design for 18th Green?
How many good rounds have been wrecked on the 18th green?
Often it is not due to poor play but to the unfairness of the green itself. A ball should not roll up to or past the hole from the front of the green and then do a U-turn and come back at you. It is happening too much and I can’t blame the greens staff as it is just the shape of the green.
When we had long-grassed and slow greens there were no problems but with the short cut and speed of the greens as they are now then there seems to be a problem every single round.
There have been many sad tales of misfortune, Share some with us.
Better still give us some suggestions on how you would make the green fairer.
Spring is here and many members took the opportunity of playing our beautiful course.
Saturday 2nd September 2017 – Stroke Golf Mart Monthly Medal
A Grade: Winner David White 68 nett (c/b)
B Grade: Winner Tom Zimmerman 64 nett (c/b) 2nd Jim Henry 64 nett (c/b)
C Grade: Winner Terry Murphy 66 nett 2nd Phil Gosling 68 nett
D Grade: Winner Geoff King 64 nett
Best Gross Winner George Vlatko (Shoalhaven Heads GC) 74 Gross
Ladies Stroke Winner Marie Farrant 71 nett
Wednesday, 30 August 2017 – Stableford 4BBB in Conjunction
A Grade Winner Tony Rodriguez 35 pts
B Grade Winner Bernard McGlinchey 41 pts
C Grade Winner John Hol 37 pts 2nd Place Mal Garratt 35 pts (c/b)
D Grade Winner Bob Crooks 38 pts (c/b)
4BBB Winners: Bernard McGlinchey & Bruce Byers 46 pts (c/b)
Tuesday 29th August 2017 – Ladies – 2 Person Ambrose
Winners Kay Brennan & Lieve Stassen 67.25
Runners up Lyn Kuskey & Marlene Trethowan 67.5 (c/b)
3rd Place Margaret Stephens & Marie Smith 67.5