2017 Club Championships proudly sponsored by Drummond Golf Shellharbour
Final Championship Results
Congratulations to the following members on their successful club championship campaigns.
A Grade and Club Champion : Steve Rippon, 275
A Grade Nett winner : Greg Seymour, 270
A Grade Gross runner up : Jarrod Gehrmann, 302
A Grade Nett runner up : Scott Hainsworth, 275
B Grade Champion : Gary Harvey, 332
B Grade Nett winner : Phil Adams, 267
B Grade Gross runner up : Alan Jones, 335
B Grade Nett runner up : Colin Booth, 274
C Grade Champion : Gary Eagleton, 345
C Grade Nett winner : Steve Oppert, 268
C Grade Gross runner up : Warwick Drew, 357
C Grade Nett runner up : William Little, 269
D Grade Champion : Vince Byrnes, 382
D Grade Nett winner : Charlie Struck, 263
D Grade Gross runner up : Robert Weir, 388
D Grade Nett runner up : Les Farkas, 285
All Drummond Golf vouchers can be collected after the annual presentation afternoon on December 3.
The 2017 championships have turned out to be among the most hotly contested in the club’s history and as the adage goes, “the competition doesn’t start until the back nine of the final round” proved to be true.
Steve Rippon had a great lead going into the final round but was playing with serious injuries. In winning Steve graciously congratulated the other A graders who battled hard against him, all having to give up over 40 shots against him. Steve also congratulated the other division winners and announced that he will stop playing until he recovers from his injuries.
The nett competition in A grade was very closely contested and it came down to a brilliant back nine by Greg Seymour to take out the award on 270 over Scott Hainsworth on 275.
With overnight B grade leader Tom Zimmermann absent due to family commitments a whole host of players were in with a good shot at the title. The player who stepped forward was Gary Harvey with a last day 78 off the stick to win by 3 from Alan Jones on 335 . The nett title was won by Phil Adams who closed with a nett 62 to beat Col Booth by 2.
In C grade it was Gary Eagleton who withstood the pressure the best scoring a last round 84 to overtake overnight C grade leader Steve Oppert to win by 3 with a score of 345. Steve had to settle for the nett title.
D Grade was very close with overnight leader Vince Brynes withstanding the pressure to win by 5 on a score of 382 from Charlie Struck . Charlie claimed the nett title.
Well played to our new champions, and congratulations to all members who gave it a go. “You wait for next year” was a common lament!
Super Christmas specials at the golf shop
During the month of November the golf shop has all club branded ‘Sporte Leisure’ shirts on special at never to be repeated prices.
Hurry in and take advantage of these never to repeated prices and stock up for Christmas!
Protests and Rulings to the Match Committee
From time to time members have questions concerning local rules or the conduct of a competition. Very occasionally a complaint is made about an incident observed on the course.
If the enquiry is about a rule of golf or local rule then this can usually be handled immediately by asking the Captain or other Match Committee person directly. Depending on the ruling, sometimes it might take a few hours to research the proper answer and in such a situation the ruling will be published in the daily cow and on notice boards around the club.
If you have an enquiry about a player in a competition who you observed breaking a rule of golf, like taking a drop from a wrong position, or miscounting their score on a hole, etc, then the correct procedure is to ask for a determination from the Match Committee.
This should be in writing immediately following the competition where such observation arose.
Please submit your statement to the starter or to the office with your name, the name of any other witness, the time, date and place where the observation was made and the name of the alleged offender.
The Match Committee will respond to your enquiry in writing within 7 days unless further advice is needed from Golf NSW. The Match Committee will investigate the matter by firstly informing the marker and then the player separately that an allegation has been made giving them every chance to explain. As a general rule the word of the marker will be taken very seriously and unless there is very strong evidence against the player no further action will be taken.
If the allegation is confirmed then depending on the nature of the offence, some action will be taken from disqualification to suspension, with a right of appeal, given.
Vexatious or malicious claims are frowned upon and disciplinary and/or civil action may be taken against such claimants. Defaming a fellow member by spreading rumours without evidence is also frowned upon.
Often what you may observe turns out to be different to what you believe happened. Before making an allegation make sure of your facts and consider other possible explanations.
2017-18 Match Committee:
Dave Ransom, Stuart Potter, Geoff Wilson, Pat Paris and Keith Hales.
This week’s results
Saturday 28th October 2017
A Grade: Winner Greg Tarrant 64 nett
B Grade: Winner Gary Harvey 63 nett (c/b) 2nd Phil Adams 63 nett
C Grade: Winner Mick Burton 62 nett 2nd Ray Sheehan 64 nett (c/b)
D Grade: Winner Charlie Struck 62 nett
Ladies Stroke Winner Patricia Orgill 69 nett
Wednesday 25th October 2017 – Stableford
A Grade Winner: Pete Munro 37 pts
B Grade Winner: Dave Ransom 38 pts (c/b)
C Grade Winner: John Eeles 41 pts
D Grade Winner: James Pickup 42 pts
Tuesday 24th October 2017 –Stableford
Div 1 Winner: Jo Burke 37 pts Runner Up: Lyn Kuskey 36 pts
Div 2 Winner: Marie Rodgers 33 pts Runner Up: Dianne Bowyer (Port Kembla GC) 31 pts (c/b)
9 Hole Stableford – White Course
Winner: W Unsworth Runner Up: L Tomlins