What are the odds of scoring a hole-in-one? According to Golf Digest magazine, who has been tracking the subject for more than 60 years, an amateur’s chance of an ace is 12,500 to 1.
These odds didn’t deter Ladies Captain Margaret Cook who scored an ace on the tricky 7th hole on Saturday 15th of September. Well played Margaret.
The successful ball will be mounted onto a trophy to commemorate Margaret’s perfect shot and she will also be rewarded with six golf balls from the club to help her celebrate.
Interestingly Margaret is the second person to score a hole-in-one this year and it is the first ace on the seventh since 2014.
Way to go Margaret.
There have been some reports of amnesia recently. You reach the end of the hole and ask your opponent what they had. ‘Put me down for a 7’ is the reply. But this triggers a slight sense of suspicion so you add up their shots and reach a number higher than that which was declared. What now? Well you are in a difficult position but the truth is there is no excuse for writing down a lower score. I would suggest that you help re-calculate their score on the hole and then keep a close eye on their scoring to help your playing partner out if they have that unfortunate memory loss again.
Hitting a Provisional Ball
Every ball you hit should be uniquely identifiable. That means that if you have just hit a Titleist 1 with a blue dot on it into the deep rough, your provisional should either feature a different number or a different marking. It’s also advisable, though not compulsory, to declare to your playing partners exactly what ball you are using. Hitting exactly the same ball into roughly the same area can lead to all sorts of issues as you won’t be able to identify which is which.
Ladies Play their Foursomes Championships
Congratulations to the 2018 champion teams in the Ladies Club Foursomes Championship which was played over 27 holes on Tuesday 12th of September.
Shirley Walsh and Kay Brennan were the gross winners with a good score of 141 winning by 5 from Janelle Anderson and Marie Farrant.
Nett winners were Judi O’Brien and Margaret Stephens with an excellent score of 108.5. This was 7.75 less than runners up Lyn Kuskey and Robyn Boles.
By all reports a great day was had by all competitors with most still on speaking terms with their team-mates.
Mens Club Championships
October looms and the Men’s Club Championship is set down to be played over 4 rounds of stroke play commencing on Saturday October 6 and then continuing each Saturday until October 27.
The championship is played over 4 rounds and to win you must have played in all 4 rounds.
You contest the championship in the grade you commence the first round and the gross winner of each grade is declared the champion of that grade. There is also an overall nett winner in each grade as well as runners up for both gross and nett. Even if your handicap falls or rises you will stay on that commencing handicap for the duration of the event.
The player with the over-all lowest gross score will be declared the club champion and this player can come from any grade.
Each Saturday a self-contained event with its own prizes will be held so if you can’t play all four rounds then you can still contest the daily event. You will use your daily handicap for these separate events.
Good luck to all and play well.
A: Steve Rippon; B: Gary Harvey; C: Gary Eagleton; D: Vince Byrnes
It is September and it is finals time in the Matchplay.
The Singles final will be contested between Pat Paris and Shane Townsend after both had convincing semi-final victories. Both seem to have good chances and a close final is predicted.
The Pairs final will be contested by the team of Paul Rodgers/Ron Hewson against the winner of the Pat Paris/Dene Herbert and Shane Townsend/Tim Young semi-final. It is no surprise to see the singles finalists also doing well in the pairs championship.
Good luck to all remaining teams and players.
This Week’s Results
Congratulations to this weeks winners.
Wednesday, 19th September 2018 – Stroke – Including Just Bathrooms Mystery Nine
A and B Grade Winner Bernie McGlinchey 63 Nett 2nd Daniel Adams 64 Nett
C Grade Winner Eric Nyholm 62 Nett 2nd Italo Baraldi 64 Nett (c/b)
D Grade Winner Brian Carr 65 Nett
Mystery 9 Winner Eric Nyholm 31.5
Tuesday, 18th September 2018 – Ladies Stableford
A Grade Winner Lyn Kuskey 41 Pts 2nd Cheryl Legge 37 Pts
B Grade Winner Lisa Bell 33 Pts 2nd Robyn Gregson 31 Pts
Monday, 17th September 2018 – Veterans Stableford
Winner John Hammond (The Vale) 39 Pts (c/b) 2nd Michael Burton 39 Pts
3rd William Little 38 Pts
Saturday, 15th September 2018 – Stableford
A Grade Winner Tony Rodriguez 40 Pts
B Grade Winner Alan Jones 41 Pts, 2nd John Pringle 39 Pts (c/b)
C Grade Winner John Childs 40 Pts, 2nd Laurie Fogarty 39 Pts (c/b)
D Grade Winner Bob Crooks 37 Pts
Ladies Stableford Winner Lisa Bell 41 Pts
Hole in One 7th Margaret Cook