|Men's Captain||David Pearson||0438 039 798||Vice Captain||Joel Watson
||(03) 5482 2126|
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Captain's Report - April 2017
This is the first report I have done as Captain and I am working with Amy our Marketing Manager to have my report done as a video clip similar to Steve Loader’s Premier League clip. Not sure I have a head for tv/website so l am writing my first report to keep you informed of what the Match Committee is doing for our golfing members!
*Committee - We welcome Ted Fordham and Keith Jenkinson to our Committee and a huge thank-you to Graeme Stevens and Brian Sharp for their efforts over many years and to Jason Scott for the last two yeasr.
*Match Committee AGM – We are hoping to have our next AGM in November after our Championships and Presentation Night to align it with our golfing year. A by-law needs to be changed so we are seeking advice from the Board. Stay-tuned.
*Golf Syllabus – It has been uploaded to the website so you can read it online. If there are changes to the syllabus it will be on the Tee Booking site. Eg. ANZAC Day is now a stableford with a Men’s and Ladies competition.
*Golf Conditions – the rules and regulations under which Men’s Golf operates will be on the website shortly and a copy will be on the noticeboard outside the Duty Room.
*Scorecards – when submitting cards please make sure they are SIGNED and SAVED on the computer so that your score counts.
*Tee Markers – Tuesday Blue, Thursday White and Saturday Black. We are trying to cater for all golfers and it is not easy as some don’t like the course too long and then some don’t like Tuesday as it is too short! The markers and slope dictate your handicap so it will change accordingly. There is a 100m leeway across the 18 holes where the markers can be moved forward of the blocks so the Saturday events which are not Monthly medal or Privilege Cup will benefit from this. If the course conditions or weather dictate a change this will be done.
*Prizes - Depending on the number of competitors in the field, prizes will be allocated as follows: Where possible 3 Grades, A (0-12), B (13-19), and C (20-45) will be maintained with a voucher run-down of a minimum of ten. To maintain a minimum voucher run-down of ten it may be necessary to reduce the prizemoney allocated for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. Eg $40, $30 and $20. If there is a significantly reduced prize pool it may be necessary to have 2 Grades – A (0-19) and B (20-45), or even 1 Grade (0-45).
Prize Money - Tuesday’s, Thursday’s and Saturday’s.
1st $50 2nd $40 3rd $30
*If enough golfers in the field.
*Winter Pennant – Rich River will have 2 Scratch teams and 2 Handicap teams. A nomination list will be in the Pro-shop shortly. The first round is Sunday June 18th and it runs for six weeks. Joel Watson and I will co-ordinate this.
*Feedback – If you don’t tell us we don’t know, so anything you want to tell us about Men’s Golf please look for a green shirt. Ted is going to choose the shirts this year so I am picking red and black!
*Course Welfare – please replace divots, fix pitch marks, rake the bunkers and put the rakes in the middle of the bunker parallel to the fairway. Don’t walk past –fix it!!!
Good hitting, David Pearson.
Weekly Golf Results
Tuesday April 18th
Barry Page had the score of the day to win C grade with Brian O’ Neill and Graeme Stevens winning their respective Grades with fine scores of forty-two stableford points. Noel Wallace was an unlucky runner up with forty-two points as well. There were one hundred and forty-six players on the West course with 37 points winning a voucher.
A Grade:Brian O’Neill (42 Points), 1. Jayden Dixon (41), 2. Craig Healey (38), 3.
B Grade:Graeme Stevens (42 Points), 1. Noel Wallace (42), 2. Ron Branch (41), 3.
C Grade: Barry Page (43 points), 1. Graeme Bennett (40), 2. Len Drill (38), 3.
NTP’s:4th – Kirk Ardley, Barry Callanan & Gerald Walker Brown. 8th – Simon Hogan, Geoff Stephenson & John Stone. 13th – John Clancy, Shane Mills & David Phillips.
Thursday April 20th
Greg Murdoch and David Long combined well to take out the 4BBB stableford event on the West course. David has been a bit off colour in the past week, but it’s a fair chance Greg carried him to victory anyway! Brian Sharp and John Taylor were also in good form to take the runner–up spot. There were five pairs one behind the third place pairing of David Whytcross and Peter McLaughlin. Eighty-six pairs played on the West course with 43 points winning a voucher.
A Grade:Greg Murdoch & David Long (49 Points), 1. Brian Sharp & John Taylor (48), 2. David Whytcross & Peter McLaughlin (47), 3. NTP’s:4th – Terry Kennedy, John Clohosey & Ian Hutton. 8th – Marcus Kenna, Dom Cerrone & Barry McMillan. 13th – Joel Watson, John Bracher & John Holderhead.
Saturday April 22nd
It was a good field despite the heavy rain on Friday with some excellent scores produced. John Bedford took the A Grade honours, with another big hitter and new member Chris Sanders greeting the winning post for the first time in B Grade. A knee injury is keeping Chris off the footy field but it doesn’t seem to effect his booming drives! It was a close go in C Grade with Rex Matthews holding off a couple of youngsters – Aaron Loader and Lew Whitehead! Steve Morgan took out his second super-pin this year and Steve Edwards hit it very close on the eighth to claim the eagle’s nest. There were one hundred and sixty-six players on the West course with 37 points winning a voucher.
A Grade:John Bedford (41 Points), 1. Mick Mahady (39), 2. Steve Edwards (39).
B Grade:Chris Sanders (42 Points), 1. Steve Palling (41), 2. Fred Harrison (40).
C Grade: Rex Matthews (36 Points), 1. Aaron Loader (36), 2. Lew Whitehead (36).
NTP’s:4th – Steve Morgan, Stephen Moss & Tim Campbell 8th – Steve Edwards, Ken Aitken & Colin Short. 13th – Jeff Ridge, Col Heywood & David Cockroft. Eagles Nest 8th – Steve Edwards $15. Super-pin – Steve Morgan $166.
Murray Downs Challenge
On Sunday golfers from Murray Downs and Rich River contested the second Challenge in a mixed fourball event. It was blustery condition to say the least with Rich River coming out on top to get their name on the shield for the first time. Grant and Di Grant lead the way for Rich River with forty-six stableford points with John and Helen Taylor on forty-four.
Shield: Rich River 39.77 points (average). Murray Downs 35.5 points.
Individual: Grant & Di Stewart 46 points, 1. John & Helen Taylor 44 points, 2. Graeme Stevens & Marg Morgan 43 points cb, 3. Best Murray Downs score – Anthony & Jenny Ford 42 points. Ball Run-down 39 points cb.
NTP’s: 3rd – David Pearson & Mag Kiley. 8th – David Pearson & Jenny Ford. 13th – Ken Gregory & Barb Clark. 16th – David Pearson & Di Stewart.
Bill Mead Winners
Winner of the mens NSWVGA trophy Jerry Pembroke
Winner of the womens NSWVGA trophy Lyn Gadsby
Winner of the Margerate Mead Catherine Flynn
Winner of the Bill Mead Ashley Rennie
9am - 3pm, Friday 21st April - PING
Friday 21st April - SRIXON
Bookings essential at the Pro Shop
Sunday 7th May
8:00am assembly for 8:30am shotgun start
Stableford Event (mixed format, any gender combinations)
Timesheets now open!
Entry $15pp, includes a light lunch
Non-playing partners $6.50pp
(please pre-book at Pro Shop for catering purposes, but pay on the day)
Pars & Birdies
Sunday 28th May
8:30am assembly for 9:00am shotgun start
Mixed American Foursomes
Timesheets open from 7th May.
Entry $25pp, includes a buffet lunch