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SUSPENSION OF SCHEDULE DUE TO THE COVID -19 HEALTH EMERGENCY.

RWC MEN’S GOLF CORONA VIRUS UPDATE
THE 2020 EVENTS SCHEDULE HAS BEEN SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
Dear Members, as you are all aware the current health emergency engulfing our country has impacted our way of life like never before and as a sporting body we sadly have had to make some important decisions regarding the running of our future events.
Yesterday, and for the sake of social distancing rules, I started a group conversation via the messenger app with 14 other members of our committee to discuss our operations going forward.
Even though golf clubs are still open for play, I highlighted my concerns and the challenges that the running of our golf club would present. I also invited the the other members of the committee to voice any concerns that they may have. These concerns were…….
  1. We are a large group that need to congregate before and after an event making social distancing an issue.
  2. We need to handle large amounts of cash along with scorecards and prizes
  3. Carts have been restricted to one person so the numbers ordered might not be sufficient and the cost was unknown.
  4. The collating/handling of scorecards for presentation and handicapping purposes could present a health risk to those responsible for this.
  5. Without the convenience of clubhouse facilities such as food & drink would deter members in early groups to hang around until presentation.
  6. The Club Championship and leaderboard standings would be compromised due to the understandable reluctance to attend by many members
  7. Interclub competitions such as the April 19 Pig’s Arse Cup against Goulburn would be too hard and too risky to commit to.
I concluded by saying that in my humble opinion ( and I thought that I would never say this) golf is only a game and for the sake of our members, our families and the general public that we postpone our schedule until the health situation is deemed safe by the authorities.
The yes vote to suspend our operations until further notice was passed 13 in the affirmative and 2 happy either way.
Whilst it is a sad day for us, it is imperative that we do our bit as citizens of this great country to limit the chances of catching and possibly spreading this insidious disease and to come back better and stronger than before. Life will go on and we will play golf together soon.
Also , you may be contacted by by a member of our club who wants to utilise the existing bookings that we have at many courses if you would like to play on a personal level. I remind anyone accepting this offer that you must not use the Revesby Workers name or wear our club colours if you choose to accept this offer, as the attention and publicity would not be welcomed should something happen.
May you all be blessed with good health
The President.

15-3-2020: CAMDEN GC-4TH RND CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP [STROKE]

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OUTRIGHT WINNER: JOY MESURIA [17] 67 NETT

A GRADE WINNER: ADAM GILTINAN [10] 69 NETT

B GRADE WINNER: MATHEW CAMPBELL [21] 69 NETT

C GRADE WINNER: IAN LINDBERG [22] 68 NETT

GUZZLERS CUP: TERRY COLEMAN [10] 71 NETT

A GRADE BRADMAN; MARK McSWINEY 86 NETT

B GRADE BRADMAN: ALLEN FOSTER 80 NETT

 

 

 

 

 

 

The C Grade Bradman was Ken Thyne [ 28] 80 nett.

8-3-2020: BANKSTOWN GC-2ND RND CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP

OUTRIGHT WINNER: PAT COLLINS [23] 64NETT

A GRADE WINNER: PHIL WHITE [14] 66 NETT

B GRADE WINNER: ALLEN FOSTER [19] 71 NETT

C GRADE WINNER: MARK McDONALD [22] 68 NETT

GUZZLERS CUP: TERRY COLEMAN [11] 66 NETT

A GRADE BRADMAN
STEVE FLOYD 78 NETT

B GRADE BRADMAN
MICHAEL KABALAN 80 NETT

C GRADE BRADMAN
JOHN McDONALD
97 NETT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

23-2-2020: INTERNATIONAL CUP + STABLEFORD

2020 INTERNATIONAL CUP WINNERS: TEAM AUSTRALIA

OUTRIGHT WINNER: STEVE VAUGHN 41 PTS C/B

A GRADE WINNER: RYAN JOHNSTON 41 PTS

B GRADE WINNER: MICK McCARNEY 40 PTS

C GRADE WINNER: LUIS TASAICO 40 PTS

GUZZLERS CUP WINNER: STEVE FLOYD 40 PTS

A BRADMAN
JOHN VARRICA 30 PTS

B BRADMAN
MATT CAMPBELL 26 PTS

C BRADMAN
PETER DAVIS 26 PTS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16-FEB-2020: 1ST RND CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP

OUTRIGHT WINNER: MITCHELL FLOYD [20] 62 NETT

A GRADE WINNER: SANTO SAMMARCO [14] 71 NETT

B GRADE WINNER: JOY MESURIA [18] 68 NETT

C GRADE WINNER: ROSSCO HAMER [22] 72 NETT

GUZZLERS CUP: CLIFF BOURQUIN [18] 70 NETT

A GRADE BRADMAN: GARY BUCKLEY 85 NETT

B BRADMAN: ALLEN FOSTER 85 NETT

C BRADMAN: GEORGE OSTERMAN 93 NETT

CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS – FIRST ROUND

19-1-2020: GEORGES RIVER GC-2BALL MULTIPLIER

WINNERS: ALLEN FOSTER & STEVE FLOYD 109 POINTS

Today’s event was a 2 Ball Multiplier off stableford and was played at Georges River GC.

For the uninitiated, the score is determined by multiplying the stableford scores of the two partners where scoring a four pointer to your partner’s wipe means 4 x 0 = 0 points. So the name of the game is to avoid wiping holes and having two numbers that you can multiply.

The country has been ravaged by bushfires for the past few months and on top of that we have been experiencing years of drought which has affected all of  the golf courses that we play so it was a great relief to see the heavy rainfalls throughout the week leading up to this event. As well as easing the bushfire threat a little, it also dropped some much needed rain on the fairways and dams of our golf courses.

The rain continued throughout early Sunday morning and caused many of our players to cancel their booking for this event. In the end 22 brave players showed up and were rewarded by a beautiful day for golf with the rain abating just before the start of the round and those needing carts to get around were also able to be accommodated.

Many thanks to Claude Poletti & Steve Vaughn who acted as the stand in captains for the day due to Joy’s late cancellation because of family matters. A blind draw was conducted from two piles of names matching high handicappers with low handicappers to make the event as fair as possible.

Play got under way at 6am from the 10th tee and preferred lies through the green was the order of the day.

The outright winners were Allen Foster & Steve Floyd with an amazing score of 109 points. It helps when your teams individual  scores are 46 points by Allen and 38 points by Steve. Well done boys. Oh I forgot to mention that Allen loses 2.4 shots from his handicap and will be playing of 18 in the club championships.

RUNNERS UP: MARK McSWINEY & STEVE VAUGHN 103 POINTS

The runners up for the day were Mark McSwiney & Steve Vaughn with an equally great partnership of 103 points. Once again the underlying reason for this outcome was a fantastic round had by one of the pair. Mark McSwiney had the round of his life shooting 50 individual points which contained 4 birdies and lipping out for a couple more.  Steve wasn’t too shabby either with 34 points of his own. Mark loses 3 shots from his handicap and is the newest member of A grade leading into the club championship.

GUZZLERS CUP WINNERS: WAYNE COLEMAN & CHRIS EIRTH [MIA] 80 POINTS

BRADMANS: TERRY COLEMAN & PETER DAVIS [MIA] 47POINTS

10-JAN-2020: THE RIDGE GC-STABLEFORD

OUTRIGHT WINNER: GEORGE OSTERMAN [24] 42 PTS

The 2020 season got off to a flying start with 36 players showing up for the first game of the year at The Ridge GC.

The weather was a cool 23 degrees for a change and there was a fresh breeze blowing and the threat of possible showers. The course was very dry which made it play much shorter and was also blanketed by smoke from the bushfires which made visibility a harder.

With all of the new year handshakes over and done with, the captain announced the groups and play was underway for another year.

The outright winner today on a countback was a young gentleman by the name of George Osterman who shot an amazing score of 42 points. Playing off a handicap of 24, 82 years young George was playing so hot that he could have started another bushfire. Turning on 23 points, he started boasting about how easy the game of golf is. Well done young man!

A GRADE WINNER: SANTO SAMMARCO [15] 42 PTS C/B

Santo Sammarco is only relatively new to our club but it seems he intends to make a huge mark on it. Today Santo shot 42 pts to win A Grade on countback and it looks like we will be seeing him on the podium a lot more in the future.

B GRADE WINNER: MATT CAMPBELL [20] 38 

Congratulations to Matt Campbell for winning B Grade with a score of 38 points. I don’t have any info on his round but can only imagine that with his power off the tee, Matt would have had very short iron shots to the green on this course which is a drivers paradise.

C GRADE WINNER: BRIAN CRAVEN [22] 40 PTS

It is a wonder that Brian Craven can even hit a golf ball with that cockamamie back to front grip, but I was witness to his round and could no stop marvelling at the contact that he was putting on that golf ball. I think that Brian surprised himself with the standard of his play today in amassing a score of 40 pts. It must have been the the hot threesome of Brian 40, George 42 and john 42 that spurred him on. OH! we did have another player in our group (Allen) but I don’t think that he liked playing with us as he was always a couple of fairways away from us 🙂

GUZZLERS CUP: JOHN VARRICA [12] 42PTS

 It is a little bit difficult writing about one’s self but John Varrica won the guzzlers cup with a round of 42 pts. John has been playing well of late after many lessons with club sponsor Greg Bayley from Sydney Golf Tech. Greg has two of our club members in his stable at the moment and both John and Mark McDonald are beginning to see some amazing results. Another new putter or putting lessons is on the cards for John as he could only convert one of eight make-able  birdie chances.

A BRADMAN: MARK DONOVAN 28 PTS

B BRADMAN: MITCHELL FLOYD 28 PTS

C BRADMAN: GLEN BLADES 31 PTS

 

 

 

 

 

Highlight: Great to see a great showing of 36 players for our first game and to all of the new visitors/members we extend a warm welcome.

Low light: 1.Brian Craven recorded the first air swing of the decade during his round.

2. It was great to see 9 times A Grade Club Champion Mark Donovan back playing golf with Revesby Workers after a long absence due to family commitments,  but it was sad to see  him get the rabbits ears on his first game back. He is too good a golfer to let that set him back and I’m sure that the true Mark will show up soon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

HANDICAP RANGE CHANGE FOR 2020

A review of the Handicap Grades has been completed and to balance up the number of players in each grade.

 

A Grade – 0 to 17

 

B Grade – 18 to 21

 

C Grade – 22 to 45

 

Please note B Grade is a very narrow band width and will be monitored over the coming weeks.

 

I have removed inactive players from the list and those who are playing for Handicap.

 

This change is warranted as Club Championships are commencing in February 2020.

 

There are a few players who are on the cusp and will slip into or out of a grade between now and the Championships.

 

The list of active players and the revised grades are shown below.

 

The next Grade review will be done after Individual Club Championships have concluded.

Thanks,

Steve Vaughn

Name A 16
Buckley, Gary 16.3
Cassin, Ryan 15.3
Coleman, Terry 10.6
Coleman, Wayne 16.1
Giltinan, Adam 9.4
Lattouf, George 14.6
Marciante, Ben 8
May, Dennis 15.8
Sammarco, Santo 14.8
Thorn, Shane 7.5
Varrica, John 12.3
White, Phil 13.3
Dean, Graham 16.8
Floyd, Steve 16.6
Johnston, Ryan 16.7
Kilazoglou, Phil 17
Name B 14
Bourquin, Cliff 18
Campbell, Matthew 20.2
Floyd, Mitchell 19.3
Foster, Allen 20.4
Hilder, Jeff 20.1
Kabalan, Michael 18.3
Knebusch, Ronald 19.1
Lindberg, Ian 21.2
McCarney, Mick 19.3
McDonald, Mark 21.7
McSwiney, Mark 18.9
Mesuria, Joy 17.6
Poletti, Claude 19
Vaughn, Steve 20.4
Name C 15
Blades, Glen 25.6
Connolly, Noel 23.7
Davis, Pete 22.8
Dawkins, Paul 32.3
Eirth, Chris 23
Harris, Ken 22.6
McDonald, John 27.6
McMahon, Gary 26.2
Osterman, George 24.3
Quinn, Michael 24.3
Suzor, Steph 23
Tasaico, Louis 26.6
Collins, Pat 21.9
Craven, Brian 22.2
Hamer, Roscoe 21.8

15-DEC-2019: GEORGES RIVER GC- XMAS AMBROSE & 2019 AWARDS PRESENTATION

Here we are again at the tail end of another very enjoyable and successful year of golf.

A year that was full of great golf, a few terrific trips away, some amazing individual performances, but above all we had a great bunch of blokes who got on and socialised very well especially on BBQ days ( well almost everyone).

This was the final game of the year and it was our Xmas Day ambrose event and it would be followed by the 2019 awards presentation and lunch.

32 players showed up for the golf and a few more were expected for the lunch.

As is customary, the president and captain conduct the draw for the pairings of today’s event. To make it as fair as possible, names were drawn from two piles of cards with one pile being “low”handicappers” and the second being “higher handicappers”. This would ensure that most of the team handicaps were close to one another.

The only handicap that we couldn’t safeguard against was who would draw Johnny Mac (see results pictures for clarification).

With all the teams sorted, the President & Treasurer led the teams to the 10th tee and  the game was on.

WINNERS: ROSCO HAMER & GRAHAM DEAN 58.25PTS

The winners today were Revesby’s  best club twirlers who managed to hang on to their clubs this time and shoot a great score of 58.25pts. If memory serves me correctly, I’m sure that they had 3 birdies in a row on the back nine and 4 in 5 holes. That’ll do it!.

2nd Place: MITCHELL FLOYD & MARK McDONALD 59.75PTS

In second place was a young up and comer who has played some unbelievable golf in his short time with us and our trusty lefty who has turned things around this year after some coaching from club sponsor Greg Bayley from Sydney Golf Tech. Well done boys.

3rd Place: PAT COLLINS & SANTO SAMMARCO 60.75PTS

A placing for this pair was almost a certainty given that Pat has had a great year of results that culminated in him being awarded the Encouragement Award and more importantly, the Guzzlers Cup final. Combined with the raw power of new member Santo, this duo were always going to do well. Congrats.

BRADMANS: JOHN McDONALD & MARK McSWINEY 69.25PTS

I don’t see how this could happen, after all they almost shot even par. Oh I get it, that’s after deducting their combined handicap of 11.75. Well I did say that Johnny was the short straw. I’m sure that they both enjoyed themselves immensely and that Mark’s headache would have abated by the time of writing this report.

All of the other winners will be pictured below and there will be a link to the rest of the photos in the gallery page on the website.

NTP 16TH-CLAUDE POLETTI

NTP 12TH- AND NEW LIFE MEMBER – JEFF HILDER

NTP 9TH- LIFE MEMBER PAUL KIRGAN

NTP 5TH-GLEN BLADES

NTP 3RD- CLIFF BOURQUIN

D&P 11TH- DENNIS MAY

D&P 15TH & NTP 14TH – JOHN VARRICA

I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all of the winners on their performances this year and to also welcome and thank all of our great new members who have fit in beautifully.

I would also like to thank our committee members who have worked tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure that the traditions of the club are upheld and that it runs as smoothly as possible and especially to all who organised and donated towards our end of year function. Without all of these very dedicated people, we would not be the club that is envied by most of the other social golf clubs that we interact with and we would not be so successful.

A big thanks also to our Liaison Director Kylie Wilkinson for all of her assistance this year and for keeping us informed of the happenings at RWC and to our club’s non playing Life Members Paul Kirgan and Peter Sprotte for attending our end of year celebration.

I would like to thank all of our sponsors for their support throughout the year namely Sydney Golf Tech, Mobile Tools, Australian Goat Soap, JVE Painting Service and of course our biggest sponsor Revesby Workers’ Club. As members we need to remember that we also need to support our sponsors where possible because without them subsidies may not exist.

A big thanks also to all of the members that supported the Footy Tipping Competition and Eagles Nest and the organisers.

In closing for this year, I must say that it is has been a pleasure to be the president of this fantastic social club for the past 7 years and I love it so much that I put my hand up for another year of punishment at our recent AGM. While the job is satisfying it is also quite demanding and also has it’s challenges,  some of which could be avoided if we remember that we are first and foremost a social club and then a golf club. Members need to accept that there are rules and history attached to this social club and no one is above that. Yes, sometimes we encounter problems with golf clubs, yes sometimes play is slow, yes sometimes someone is in the last group a couple of times, yes we’d like to play with our mates all the time but can’t, yes your name wasn’t on the list but you were accommodated, yes some games are not around the corner but neither are all of our members, yes we’d like to play at premium courses all the time but they are too expensive and often booked out, yes we all have bad days but we don’t have to act like a jerk because of it. The hardest part of my role is having to handle situations that might arise with people that I regard as good friends. Sunday is golf day for everyone including the committee members so please respect that and if you have anything on your mind then you need to table it at a general meeting which is held once a month.

While I’m at it, I would like to remind our members to be very careful what is posted on our social media platforms. These platforms were created predominantly for notifications such as results, bookings, event changes, time changes, sponsor news, giving praise and other “important or relevant” notifications and not for general conversations between some members. This year I have received some complaints from members about the amount of random posts especially on WHATS APP. Many of these members have left the group because they found it annoying. If members feel the need to have conversations then they should form their own small group and talk all they like. In future, I will delete posts that I find irrelevant and I will block repeat offenders making it very hard for those to get any communications of any importance.

All that aside, I would like to wish all of the members and their families a very merry Xmas and a happy and safe new year.

The prez.

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8-12-2019: STONECUTTERS RIDGE-STABLEFORD

POINTSORE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: STEVE FLOYD [111 PTS] C/B

The final competition game of the year was played at the magnificent Stonecutters Ridge GC and was a fitting finale to another great year of golf.

This Greg Norman designed course was in immaculate condition and with it’s wide fairways was a long hitters dream. The only problem is that Mr Norman likes to protect his greens with plenty of bunkers which can make approaching somewhat more challenging. Just ask Phil White who failed to get out of one bunker even after seven attempts.

Today’s round was a single stableford event and was contested by 24 very dedicated golfers, many of whom got up at around 4am to arrive at the course for a 5:30am tee off.

One player [ Matt Campbell] didn’t even make it in time to compete as he had been pulled over by a breath testing unit which took up some time and then went looking for an ATM to withdraw the day’s fees. By the time Matt arrived at the course, the groups had been sorted and most had already teed off so Matt decided to turn back home.

On the line today was a Major Championship trophy being for the Pointscore Championship which is the clubs biggest accolade as it determines the club’s Player of the Year. Points are awarded for attendance and performance and reward a player for his good play and commitment to the club.

This year’s race was a very tight affair with 3 or 4 players in the hunt. The early leader was Rosco Hamer until he was a victim of a road rage incident which left him with an injured shoulder and ultimately out of the race.

In the end it came down to 2 players who were Steve Floyd and Pete Davis. Coming into the final round, Steve was 5 points in front of Peter and almost guaranteed to win. Peter had other ideas and threw a spanner in the works to win the day’s event an collect a maximum 8 points for the round and with Steve only collecting 3 points this meant that that would finish tied on 111 points each.

The Club constitution was referenced and a countback based on most appearances was applied meaning that Steve was the winner with 25 appearances to 23. The irony of the matter was that Peter had missed the game before because his wife had booked a getaway for them both and missed out on a minimum of 3 pts for non attendance. bad luck Pete and congratulations to Steve.

All of the other winners and losers are pictured below.

OUTRIGHT WINNER: PETER DAVIS [26] 46PTS

B GRADE WINNER: JOY MESURIA [18] 40PTS

C GRADE WINNER: ROSCO HAMER [23] 40PTS

A GRADE WINNER: STEVE FLOYD [16] 35PTS

GUZZLERS CUP: MITCHELL FLOYD [20] 39PTS

A GRADE GRADMAN: GARY BUCKLEY 24PTS

B GRADE BRADMAN: MARK McDONALD 26PTS

C GRADE BRADMAN: LUIS TASAICO 28PTS