Mens Golf

Committee
Men's Captain David Pearson 0438 039 798 Vice Captain Joel Watson
(03) 5482 2126

Men's Competition Days 
Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays & Sundays (individual, mixed or medley).  
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Upcoming Demo Days
Cobra: 9am-2pm, Friday 25th August
Ping: 9am-2pm, Friday 6th October
Titleist: 9am-2pm, Wednesday 25th October
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1st June - 31st August 2017 only 
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Weekly Golf Report

 

Tuesday August 15th
The wet conditions meant only eighteen groups played in the four man Puttose. John Beattie, Gary Edwards, Greg Murdoch and Chris Bilkey won by just over half a shot from Peter Boek, John Bedford, Roman Lewandowski and Greg Brierley. Jeff Ridge had his eye in to win two of the nearest the pins. There were one hundred and sixteen in the field on the East course.
A Grade: John Beattie, Gary Edwards, Greg Murdoch & Chris Bilkey (48 strokes), 1. Peter Boek, Roman Lewandowski, John Bedford & Greg Brierley (48), 2. John Adams, Barry McMillan, Alan Eacott & Alan Johnson (50), 3.
NTP’s: 4th – Cameron Jackson, Ross Taylor & Rob Thomas. 8th – Jeff Ridge, Keith Jones & Graeme Birch. 13th – Jeff Ridge, David Davison & Terry Cargill. 16th – Ivan Kirkby, Barry Callanan & Alan Johnson. Super-pin: Peter Anderson $50.
 
Thursday August 17th
One hundred and thirty-five started the day but only one hundred finished when the rain came down to hit the afternoon field. Eric Grumont and Barry McMillan had fine scores of forty points. Two-time Club Champion Dean Jacobs shot under par to finish runner-up in A Grade.
A Grade: Eric Grumont (40 Points), 1. Dean Jacobs (39), 2. Col Masenhelder (39), 3.
B Grade: Barry McMillan (40 Points), 1. Graeme Birch (36), 2. Bob Peters (36), 3.
NTP’s: 8th – Steve Presser, Ray Byron & Lindsay Brown. 13th – Trent Whiston & Greg Murdoch. 16th – John Stratton, Malcolm Mitchell & Barry McMillan. Super-pin – Alan Tonkin $103.
 
Saturday August 19th
Plus five won all three grades in the Par event on Saturday. Kevin Drennan, Ian Yeo and Shane Phelan all had fine rounds to win with a bit in hand. Bruce Richards hit one very close on the 16th to take out the super-pin. There were one hundred and fifty-on the East course with square winning a voucher.
A Grade: Kevin Drennan (Plus 5), 1. Joel Watson (+3), 2. Steve Morgan (+2).
B Grade: Ian Yeo (Plus 5), 1. John Clancy (+3), 2. Darren Burr (+1).
C Grade: Shane Phelan (Plus 5), 1. Kieran Dullard (+2), 2. Don Bennett (+1).
NTP’s: 3rd – Steve Jones, Noel Lindsay & Mal Nicholls. 8th – Steve Tonkin, Andrew Marr & Shane Phelan. 13th – Adam Nolan, Trevor Hay & Andrew Beaumont. 16th – Bruce Richards, Ray Carr & Peter Boek. Super-pin – Bruce Richards $135. Eagle 1st – Adam Nolan.

 


Captain's Report - August 2017

East Fairway Bunkers 
The Match Committee put a new motion to the most recent Greens Committee meeting asking for the fairway bunkers on the par 5’s be lowered by the end of 2018 and the par 4 fairway bunkers be lowered by the end of 2019, as per the Course Development Plan. This was seconded by the Ladies Captain, voted on and passed.

Couch Encroachment
Andrew Johnson has come up with 2 possible strategies with the Greens. He is currently costing the proposals and hopes to take it to the Board shortly. The greens are being rolled 2-3 times each week and are rolling well.

Plants Under 2 Club Lengths in Height
Men’s and Ladies Match asked the Greens Committee about introducing a free drop from ALL PLANTS under 2 club lengths. Greens Committee requested the Men’s Match Committee discuss this further as they felt it would change the integrity of the course. Men’s Match will suggest it should be free relief from trees under 2 club lengths in height.

Course Maintenance
With the irrigation works on the West course and recent rain there is a local rule in place for both courses at present where you can mark, lift, clean and replace your ball, through the green, if it has mud on it. (Not hazards). The ball must be put back in the same place as it was lifted from. You also receive relief from the irrigation works – nearest point of relief and one club length. You also get relief from the dirt and tile mounds on the right hand side of the 13th West. The groundstaff are thinning out plants on 16 West and clearing under trees.

Bunkers
PLEASE think of your fellow golfers and rake the bunkers and put the rakes in the middle of the bunkers parallel to the fairways. It has been an issue in the past month.

Slow Play
PLEASE be aware of where you are in relation to others in the field and “stay behind the group in front of you – not in front of the group behind you”!!! A couple of suggestions to improve pace of play is to play “ready golf” which includes no honours on the tees and getting the shorter hitters to go first. If time is a real issue, after putting out go to the next tee.

Winter Pennant
Congratulations to the Division 6 team of Ross Taylor, Steve McCoomb, Tyson McCoomb, Aaron Loader and John King who played in the Grand Final at Kialla. Unfortunately it was not to be losing 4-1, but they had a great season. On the night of the Grand Final we had drinks and dinner at the club to thank all the players.

Premier League
Congratulations to Steve Jones and his Reluctant Hero’s team who won the Mixed Premier league Grand Final over Mixed bag lead by Steve Morgan. It was a really successful season and I would like to thank Stew Mancer, Steve Jones and the Pro-shop boys for all their hard work this season.

  CARDS OF THE YEAR 2017 
Scratch  Kirk Ardley 69
Nett  Roman Lewandowski 61 
Stableford  KD Martin 51
Par  Craig Bessell +7, Ian Grant +7, Dary George +7
Fourball  Terry Cargill & Ken Hardy 54, Ron Johnson & John Potter 54
Aces   Joel Watson & Fred Harrison

Good hitting,
David Pearson.


August Golf Syllabus

Course Maintenance: Course maintenance will be occurring from 20th - 23rd & 27th - 30th August 2017.

DATE EVENT
Tuesday 1st   Men's Stableford
Thursday 3rd Men's Stroke
Saturday 5th Men's Stableford 
Sunday 6th  Men's & Ladies Par
Tuesday 8th  Men's Stableford
Thursday 10th  Men's 4BBB Stableford
Saturday 12th  Men's Stroke 
Sunday 13th  Sunday Socialites
Tuesday 15th  Men's 4 Person Puttose
Thursday 17th  Men's Stableford 
Saturday 19th  Men's Par
Sunday 20th  Men's & Ladies Stableford
Tuesday 22nd Men's Stableford 
Thursday 24th Men's Stableford 
Saturday 26th Men's Stableford
Sunday 27th Men's & Ladies 4BBB Medley
Tuesday 29th Men's Stableford
Thursday 31st Men's Stableford

Privilege Cup

You hold the cup until it is next played for and you may ask any member to fill it for you for the period you hold it. If you ask a member twice in the period you must buy him the same size drink. It may be filled with any tap beer or soft drink if you are not a drinker.

A junior may win the Privilege Cup but it is only to be filled with soft drink if the junior is under drinking age.

January  Len Drill 
February  Andrew Jacobs 
March  Glynn Davies 
April  Gary Bennett 
May  Steve Palling 
June  Jonty Jeoffreys 
July Geoff Burke
August John McPhee


Upcoming Events: 

Sunday Socialites   
Date: Sunday 10th September 
Time: 11.30am for 12noon shot gun
Format: Stableford event (mixed format, any gender combinations)
Cost: Entry $25pp, includes a Buffet Dinner.

*Terms and conditions:
Non-members must also pay green fees.
Non-playing partners $15pp (please pre-book at Pro Shop for catering purposes, pay on the day)

Spring Tournament - Members Price Slash
$169pp - Sunday 17th - Tuesday 19th September 2017
Entry includes daily golf, lunch pack, plus two dinners.

Sunday 17th 12:30pm Shotgun - Irish Fourball
5:30pm Two Course Buffet Dinner (non-golfing partners $25 extra)
Monday 18th 10:30am Shotgun - Men’s & Ladies 4BBB
Optional Extra - River Cruise & Dinner $110 per person
Tuesday 19th TBA Shotgun - Individual & Team Stableford
6pm Three Course Presentation Dinner (non-golfing partners $56 extra)

Member and Visitor prizes, nearest the pin and longest drive.
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Club Events:

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