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22-APR-2018: Goulburn GC – Single Stableford – Pig’s Arse Challenge

The “Pig’s Arse” Challenge is a yearly single stableford event, with ownership of the Pig’s Arse trophy going to the club with the lower average stableford score (that is, gets the “Pig’s Arse“!)

Seventeen (17) beefy Revesby golfers journeyed through the early morning fog to the enjoyable Goulburn golf course to ensure the Pig’s Arse trophy remain with the thirteen (16) ham-fisted Goulburn Workers who showed up 🙂

The lack of rain has had an impact on Goulburn, however, the course conditions were still ideal for good scoring.

With Goulburn located 702 metres above sea-level, the ball will travel further in the thinner air, and on the ground, the hardened armour-plated fairways will be like a laxative to the ball, it will just keep on running and running towards the hole 🙂

Mind you, Goulburn had some defences, in particular, the trees straddling the fairways, the razor-thin rough and fairways and the green-hugging bunkers:-(

In addition, the usually fast greens had been cored 2-3 weeks ago, and whilst they remained smooth and well rolled and watered, they were somewhat slower to putt on.

Play was suppose to start at 7:30am from both the first and tenth tees, with Goulburn Workers mandating “prefer-through-the-green” (yippee) and tee-off from the social “yellow” tees (double-yippee).

But where was the late-running pro and golf carts?

Eventually, he arrived and play got under way at 8am 🙁

 

The weather started out cool but any extra clothing worn was soon discarded after just a couple of holes.

The game was quick and the course as dry as a dog’s bone.  Even mishits from the tee ran as far as a normal shot.  Fortunately, the greens were much softer and receptive to high pitch shots.  The bunkers had a powdery brown soil that made blasting out look like you were using dynamite.

After the round, the players quickly returned to Goulburn Workers Club for drinks and fed themselves by devouring the delicious chicken schnitzel or steak meal with chips and salad 🙂

Unlike two years ago when we played from the blue “tiger” tees on lightning fast greens, today’s score cards showed the shorter course and slower greens favouring the home club.

Yep, the Goulburn boys used their home town advantage to great advantage today, with a staggering 62% of players amassing 36 points or more as against 32% of Revesby players.

A beaming Craig Brown from Goulburn stood up to announce the PIG’s ARSE Trophy Winner:

 

GOULBURN average 34.15  defeated  REVESBY average 33.00

 

Congratulations GOULBURN, you can now return the inglorious Pig’s Arse trophy to REVESBY 🙁

Bravo Zulus to all players for showing up today to represent their club and for their good spirit and friendliness both on and off the course.

In this regard, special thanks must go to Gary Privett, Craig Brown and the Goulburn Workers social committee for their hospitality, time and effort in organising the event, it was a very successful outing and pleasurable experience had by all.

Until we meet again for the next challenge in Sydney, just remember Rossco’s prediction – “Pigs F****** Arse they’ll leave it in Sydney” 🙂

GOULBURN WINNER
TERRY PRIVETT 42PTS

GOULBURN RUNNER UP
GARY PRIVETT 40PTS

REVESBY WINNER
CLIFF BOURQUIN 42PTS

REVESBY RUNNER UP
PHIL WHITE 39PTS C/B

GOULBURN BRADMAN
IAN STEVENSON 16PTS

REVESBY BRADMAN
RYAN JOHNSTON 23PTS C/B

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PIG’S ARSE CHALLENGE Results:

Goulburn Workers (34.15 average) defeated Revesby Workers (33.00 average)

Goulburn Individual Results:

Winner:           Terry Privett     42 pts

Runners-Up:       Gary Privett      40 pts

Revesby Individual Results:

Winner:           Clifford Bourquin 42 pts

Runners-Up:       Phil White        39 pts  c/b

BRADMANS:   Ian Stevenson (Goulburn)  16 pts,  Ryan Johnston (Revesby)   23 pts  c/b

Nearest To Pins:

Glen Blades (R)

Gary Privett (G)

Steve Vaughn (R)

Peter Tozer (G)

Shane Thorn (R)

Drive & Pitch:

Frank Saify (R)

Goulburn Individual Results:

Terry Privett     42

Gary Privett      40

Matt Wicks        39

Ray Grant         38

Mick Kadzella     38

Rob Folland       38

Brian Webb        36

Craig Brown       36

Terry Riley       32

Peter Tozer       32

Mark Geale        31

Bob Painter       26

Ian Stevenson     16

 

Revesby Individual results:

Clifford Bourquin 42

Phil White        39

Frank Saify       39

Allen Foster      38

Shane Thorn       36

John Varrica      36

Wayne Coleman     35

George Lattouf    35

Steve Vaughn      34

Joy Mesuria       33

Glen Blades       31

Rossco Hamer      31

Ryan Cassin       31

Mark McDonald     29

Ken Little        26

Peter Davies      23

Ryan Johnston     23

 

 

 

 

 

 

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