Categories

2-Feb-2014: Campbelltown GC

Individual Stableford and 3rd Round Singles Match Play

With heatwave conditions being par for most of Australia in 2014 so far, Sydney has been blessed with unusually mild summer days, and today is no different with another cool and cloudy Sunday morning at Campbelltown golf course.

Revesby’s photographer will caption today’s photos with the words “Beautiful Sydney Summer Day”. It goes without saying, that Revesby will not use the BBC captioning service after their recent blunder when detailing the Chinese as celebrating 2014 new year as “Year of the Whores” (instead of horse) 🙂

Not surprisingly, a good roll up of 24 players arrived to compete in today’s individual stableford round and for the lucky eight, the 3rd round of the singles match play.

The course offers many opportunities to score well, whether it be driving hard on the reasonably wide fairways or hitting irons confidently to large greens, but it can all go belly up if you don’t putt well as there are no straight putts to be found on these greens. The practice putting green was much slower than normal, so beware !

Another threat to good scoring is stamina, as the course can be tough to walk, particularly when the hot sun is beating on your back and you are pushing sh.., err, I mean buggy uphill. Fortunately, Revesby will start from the first tee today (usually the 10th tee), so the uphill holes on 5, 6 ,7 and 8 are traversed mid way through the round and not at the end 🙂

The game commenced on time at 7:51am and play went smoothly and quickly for all groups. Whilst the sun came out mid round, a nice breeze sprung up to keep the heat and humidity at bay. Some holes down wind, such as the 10th and 11th holes, were much easier to play, with some members hitting sand wedges and 8 irons to the 10th and 11th holes respectively. As suspected, the greens were uncharacteristically slower and somewhat splotchy in parts, which made putting just that more unpredictable.

With player comfort levels high on the course, it was good to see everyone walking into the club house rather than being wheel-chaired in. Score cards were quickly summed, checked, signed and dare I say it, legible, so Bravo Zulus to all players for being so neat 🙂

The best score went to someone who had just returned from an overseas holiday in Asia, and that was Joe Camuglia with a great score of 43 points. The strength of his game was his putting blade, as it kept finding the hole time after time. Many players are keen to follow Joe’s putting exercises !

Unusually, all the Grade winners had the same score of 41 points.

John Varrica took out the A grade with a solid 5 over par round, but he lost his match play 🙁

Peg leg Jeff Hilder took out B Grade and will need to bring a medical certificate in the future if he keeps winning, otherwise he won’t be allowed to play as medically unfit 🙂

The C Grade winner goes to the current progressive points leader, and that is George (no, not that one, but the other one with more brains and beauty). Yes, you got it right, George Osterman, the quiet achiever of the club.

The last trophy to be presented, the Guzzlers Cup, was a tight contest with four players tied on 38 points. After much scrutiny, and double-double checking on the last 9, then last 6 and finally, last 3 holes of the back nine, the Guzzlers was awarded to a person who covets the Cup like it was a family heir-loom, and that was Noel Connolly.
The four match plays were all very close battles.

The first match play saw Ryan Cassin The Assassin defeat Ken Little on the 18th hole to go 1UP.

The second match play saw a grafting George Lattouf fidget his way to a 2 and 1 victory over a misfiring Mark McDonald.

The third match play was the longest battle which went to the 20th hole when Phil Kilazoglou finally outstayed his opponent John Varrica. Phil’s strategy was to let John expend all his energies on the first 18 holes to amass 41 points, before applying the coup-de-grace.

The last match play was the grudge match of the year, the Master versus the Apprentice. Whilst there was a lot of eye-balling and trash talking across the dinner table during the week, the father and son confrontation between Noel and Mark Connolly in the Campbelltown Colosseum proved that experience rather than brawn will get you past the post more often than not. Noel’s victory of 2UP was close, and Mark will put the match into his experience book and be better for it.

The next round of match plays will be:
R. Cassin versus P. Kilazoglou
G. Lattouif versus N. Connolly

INDIVIDUAL RESULTS

Outright Winner: Joe Camuglia [20] 43 points
A Grade Winner: John Varrica [10] 41 points
B Grade Winner: Jeff Hilder [19] 41 points
C Grade Winner: George Osterman [28] 41 points

Guzzlers Cup: Noel Connolly [20] 38 points c/b

Nearest To Pins: R.Keen (4), K.Little (12), R.Paipa (14), K.Little (17)

Drive & Pitch: J.Varrica (18)
BRADMANS: S.Vaughn (A), L.Tasaico (B), B.Vidler (C)

2nd ROUND MATCH PLAY RESULTS:

Ryan Cassin      def    Ken Little 1UP
George Lattouf  def    Mark McDonald 2&1
Phil Kilazoglou   def    John Varrica 20th hole
Noel Connolly    def    Mark Connolly 2UP

Match report by: Ken Little

OUTRIGHT WINNER J. CAMUGLIA

OUTRIGHT WINNER
J. CAMUGLIA

A-GRADE WINNER J.VARRICA

A-GRADE WINNER
J.VARRICA

B-GRADE WINNER J.HILDER

B-GRADE WINNER
J.HILDER

C-GRADE WINNER G.OSTERMAN

C-GRADE WINNER
G.OSTERMAN

GUZZLERS CUP N.CONNOLY

GUZZLERS CUP
N.CONNOLY

A-GRADE BRADMAN s.VAUGHN

A-GRADE BRADMAN
s.VAUGHN

B-GRADE BRADMAN L.TASAICO

B-GRADE BRADMAN
L.TASAICO

C-GRADE BRADMAN B.VIDLER

C-GRADE BRADMAN
B.VIDLER

Comments are closed.