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11-5-2021: MATCH COMMITTEE COMMUNICATION TO MEMBERS:

Dear Members,

Further to the recent Match Committee meeting following several matters raised by our golfers at events and at our subsequent monthly meetings, the items listed below were discussed in detail and we hereby notify all members of such issues.

1. Cheating

  • We do not condone nor will we tolerate any form of cheating.
  • Anyone caught or reported as cheating will be required to front the Match Committee where disciplinary action may result.
  • The marker is responsible for ensuring that the rules of the game are being enforced and that the correct scores are recorded.
  • The markers should observe the players  they  are marking and not take for granted the scores that they are given and be diligent in their duty. It is OK to question a score or incident if you feel that what you have seen or been told is questionable. If you feel uncomfortable doing so you can make a note of it and then report it to the match committee.
  • Both player and marker must write down scores after each hole played. Also, scores must be reconciled after the 9th & 18th  holes. Cards are to be cross checked and signed at the completion of the round and not filled in or altered at the clubhouse.
  • We recommend that all golfers identify their ball title and number to their markers on commencement of the round. Should you lose your ball, you are required to identify your new ball.
  • Preferred lies if applicable should be no more that 15cm and no closer to the hole.
  • We suggest that golfers not carry extra balls in their pockets. If a situation arises where you are concerned about crossing hazards etc, and if you do bring a spare ball with you again you must inform your marker that you are doing so and again inform them of the title & number of the spare ball in case it is put into use.
  • The above also applies when playing a provisional ball.
  • The grounding of clubs in bunkers is not permitted and incurs a penalty. This is an existing rule and has not changed.
  • When marking balls on the green, your marker is to be placed behind the ball and not in front or to the side of the ball. Then when replacing the ball it should be placed in front of the marker.
  • When moving a NTP marker because it might be in your way, it is to be marked with a marker and you must not scratch the green with the metal spike.
  • The incorrect counting of strokes where penalties apply seems to be a common complaint.
  • If you have hit your ball into a hazard where the ball is unplayable you can take a drop at the nearest point of relief BUT THE DROP MUST BE COUNTED AS 1 STROKE AND ADDED TO THE SCORE. The only exception to this is if your ball ends up out of bounds or lost where the penalty is 1 stroke plus distance unless when the committee notifies that the Irish rule is in play for the day where it will be a 1 stroke penalty from the nearest point of relief on the fairway.
  • Example– Tee shot ends up unplayable (stroke 1) drop is taken (stroke 2) shot taken after drop also unplayable (stroke 3) another drop is taken (stroke 4) shot onto green (stroke 5) ball putted into hole (stroke 6) Final score on hole =6
  • You are not to move or promote your ball once it is in play ( unless you are preferring your lie or taking a drop)
  • Searching for lost balls should not take longer than 3 minutes and once you have given up your search your ball is declared  lost and a new ball is put into play. You can no longer play your original ball even if you then find it.

2. New  Club  Rule: ***NO GIMME PUTTS EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY***

After much discussion, the Match Committee has decided to abolish GIMME PUTTS effective immediately at all of our club games. This also applies for matchplay events where another competition is being played in conjunction. This rule is a result of the many complaints about players being too liberal with gimmes or picking up without being given the putt by their marker.

Misunderstood Rules 2019 Edition

  • The moving of impediments in bunkers and penalty areas is allowed. However, if you cause your ball to move then a penalty must be imposed and the ball replaced to its original position before playing your next shot.  You may ground your club in a penalty area except for bunkers.
  • If you accidentally cause your ball to move on the putting green it will not incur a  penalty but  the ball must be replaced to its original position before playing the next stroke otherwise it will incur a penalty of 1 stroke.  Should your ball move by itself there is no penalty and can be played from where it comes to rest.
  • If your golf ball accidently rebounds into you or hits your golfing equipment there is no penalty and the ball is played where it comes to rest.
  • Double hits do not incur a penalty and are treated as 1 stroke.

General Matters:

  • Blind Draws: The practise of blind draws will continue except for special events and players are reminded that it is the luck of the draw as to your position in the field so please do not complain if you happen to be in the last groups a few times.
  • Early Start Requests: Players needing to leave early must notify the captain at least 48 hours before and must arrive at the course early.
  • Bookings: When booking, please refrain from stipulating who you want to play with or who you are sharing a cart with. The Captain has the unenviable task of  sorting out many variables before events and it is at his absolute discretion as to whom you are paired with unless it is a advertised special event where you can pick your partners.
  • Whats App: The Whats App group is not for general chit chat between members or for posting things that you might find funny. It is a communication channel for important announcements by the committee to the members, for questions regarding events and for bookings only. Repeat offenders will be removed.

Thanking you for your time and attention.

The Match Committee.

2021 CYPRESS LAKES TOUR - EVENT DETAILS

PREVIOUS TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP WINNERS
2011 2013 2015 2017 2019
RODNEY KEEN PHIL KILAZOGLOU GARY McMAHON CLAUDE POLETTI TERRY COLEMAN

 

The 2021 Cypress Lakes tour has now been finalised with the  final balance paid and a rooming list has also been submitted. The organising committee has had many discussions about how this event will be run and they believe that the tournament rules are fair for all attending. Please ensure that you read the list of rules below and enjoy your trip.

TOURNAMENT RULES  

  • Venue: Oaks Cypress Lakes Resort – 15 thompsons Rd, Pokolbin, NSW, 2320.
  • Date: 28th to 30th of May, 2021.
  • Anyone pulling out from this point on will have to find a replacement or forfeit the full fee.
  • Transport will be up to each individual  and all players should endeavour to be at the course by 9:00 am on Friday 28/5/21
  • The event will consist of 3 championship rounds with carts and 2 nights accommodation (quad share) in 8 x 2 bedroom villas with breakfast from 7am on Saturday and Sunday morning.
  • Starting handicaps will not change for the tour championship and “NO DISCRETION” will be given. So if you have a disastrous round then , TUFF LUCK.
  • The champion will be the player with the best aggregate stableford total for the 3 rounds.
  • Handicaps will however be adjusted for the daily events. This is to hopefully ensure that prize money is shared around. Please refer to the ” Handicap Adjustment Table” below.
  • It has been decided that due to the excessive time needed to tabulate scores that there will only be daily singles events and no 2BBB events.
  • As this is a championship event there will be “NO GIMME PUTTS” and at this stage will be 15cm preferred lies on fairways only.
  • A sweep will also be run at a cost of $10 per player (Prize money details below).
  • Your room mates will be your playing group for the first day and the table below will also show the cart pairings. This will also enable you to check in at the same time after the round.
  • A draw has also been done for the Saturday groupings allowing the late Friday starters to tee off earlier.
  • The final round groupings on Sunday will consist of players with the best 2 day aggregate scores teeing off first and worst teeing off last.
  • The “Snake ” will be played for on the back nine of every round. The last person in your group to 3 putt or pick up on the day will be required to shout your group the first 2 rounds of drinks.
  • The 2 worst scores on the day will be awarded the ” Bar Wench” vests and will be required to perform bar duties for the entire group  after presentation.
  • The guzzlers cup will also be played for and will be awarded to the 3rd place getter on the day (arguably the best prize to win on these trips)
  • There will be 4 nearest the pins and 1 drive & pitch prizes of $10 each available on each day.
  • The prize pool for the daily and overall prizes is $3200
  • Claude Poletti will act as the tour captain and he will be assisted by Steve Vaughn  and Mark McDonald. Their decisions will be final.
  • Individuals will be responsible for any damage that they may cause and any other incidentals such as mini bar expenses.

All participants must remember that this will be our 6th Cypress Lakes event and we have always been looked after very well. You  are also reminded that we are representing Revesby Workers Club and must be on our best behaviour whilst on tour. Respect should be shown to the Resort staff, golf course, members, patrons and most of all to each other. Slow play must also be avoided at all costs as we will be timed by the pro shop. Any breaches could see you marked “NTTA” (Never To Tour Again).

FRIDAY 28/5/21: ROOMING LIST & DAY 1 -GROUPS & CART ARRANGEMENTS

TEE OFF TIME- 9:30am

 

 

*SUNDAY- DAY 3 GROUPINGS & CART ARRANGEMENTS-IN ORDER OF BEST TO WORST SCORES.

*SWEEP: $10 PER PLAYER (CANNOT DRAW YOURSELF) 

*SWEEP PRIZES: 1ST=$170.00 – 2ND=$100.00 – 3RD =$50.00

DAILY SINGLE STABLEFORD EVENTS

1ST PLACE: $100.00

2ND PLACE: $70.00

3RD PLACE: GUZZLERS CUP

4TH PLACE: $50.00

5TH PLACE: $25.00

4 x NEAREST THE PINS & 1 x DRIVE & PITCH EACH DAY = PRIZE $10.00 EACH

TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP PRIZE MONEY

1ST-$500.00

2ND-$400.00

3RD-$300.00

4TH-$200.00

5TH-$160.00

6TH-$140.00

7TH-$120.00

8TH-$80.00

9TH-$70.00

10TH-$50.00

DAILY HANDICAPS ADJUSTMENT FORMULA
< 20 21 – 27 28 – 32 33 – 35 36 37 38 – 39 40 – 41 > 42
3+ 2+ 1+ BUFFER PAR BUFFER 1- 2- 3-

GOOD LUCK TO ALL PARTICIPATING AND HERE’S HOPING FOR ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL TOUR.

THE PRES.

18-4-2021: MOSS VALE-PIGS ARSE TROPHY GOULBURN v REVESBY

GOULBURN DEFEAT REVESBY 30.60 PTS  TO 29.9 PTS

Gentlemen,

18 brave players ventured to the beautiful country side of Moss Vale to contest the Annual Pigs Arse Trophy (PAT) against Goulburn Workers Club.

Weather was excellent and the course condition was impeccable.

The course had been set up for a tournament on Saturday and the tees were set in the back position and this resulted in some very low scores.

The big hitters seem to fair quite well today with Ken Tyne posting an enviable score of 39 closely followed by Gary Buckley with 38 and Mark McSwiney with 37.

The rest of the field fell well short of their scores with results being less than 34 points.

Dismal performances of 20, 21 & 22 were had by some players no names mentioned.

The reason for our long track to Moss Vale was to decide which team performed the worse with the PAT being awarded to the losers.

Unfortunately we fell short by less than a point based on average scores and congratulations go to Goulburn in avoid the PAT.

So, John Varrica and Joy Mesuria were awarded the Pigs Arse and there is a photo showing the Pres kissing the Pigs Arse.

 

Thanks goes to Craig Brown, Gary Privet, Ray Grant, John Varrica and Joy Mesuria for the tireless effort to organise a very enjoyable and successful day for all.

 

We look forward to next year at Moss Vale and hopefully the tee positions will be more generous for the old farts.

 

All the results are as follows.

GOULBURN WINNER
SHANE WILSON 40PTS

GOULBURN R/UP
AGRO 39PTS

OUTRIGHT WINNER
KEN TYNE 39PTS

A GRADE WINNER
GARY BUCKLEY 38PTS

B GRADE WINNER
MARK McSWINEY 37PTS

C GRADE WINNER
PETER DAVIS 33PTS

GUZZLERS CUP
GEORGE LATTOUF 33PTS

A BRADMAN
WAYNE COLEMAN

B BRADMAN
STEVE VAUGHN

11-4-2021: BANKSTOWN GC- 4TH RND CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS-STROKEPLAY

Hello Gents,

An interesting day of golf was experienced by 27 players today with low temperatures and gale force winds.

The CCR being a dismal 75.

It wasn’t unexpected to see that not one player could play to handicap, I’m sure Greg Bailey would be happy to give you a lesson for a small fee at the Milperra Driving Range.

Just some food for thought.

The greens were extremely quick and approach shots falling short of the green due to gusty wind conditions.

I am sure there any many a tales of the misfortune and disappointment, bad luck.

All Bradman’s Award Winners today are expected to wear the ears while results are being tabulated after next game

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Club Championship concluded today and the results are as follows.

Club Champions

A Grade Club Champion – Santo Sammarco

A Grade Runner Up – Joy Mesuria

B Grade Champion – Clifford Bourquin

B Grade Runner Up – Rosco Hamer

C Grade Champion – Pete Davis

C Grade Runner Up – Jeff Hilder

Handicap Champions

A Grade – Joy Mesuria

B Grade – Rosco Hamer

C Grade – Jeff Hilder

14-3-2021: CAMDEN GC-3RD RND CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP-STROKE

OUTRIGHT WINNER: KEN TYNE [31] 64 NETT

Singles Event
Name Hcp Result Name
Outright Winner Ken Tyne 31 64 A – Bradman’s Mitch Floyd 80
A Grade Winner Joy Mesuria c/b 14 69 B – Bradman’s Pat Collins 76
B Grade Winner Steve Vaughn 19 68 C – Bradman’s Bob Mallia 74
C Grade Winner Jeff Hilder 24 65
Guzzlers Cup Winner Steve Floyd 18 69

 

Round 3 of the Club Championship concluded today with several late Scratchings before tee off.

Carts were allowed on the course today, a relief for many players.

The weather was wet and windy for the first couple on holes and fortunately we completed 10 to 11 holes without rain before light to medium rain fall resumed.

Umbrellas were finally unleashed from their holders and we put to great use.

There where several mudlarks who thrived in the conditions with a third of the field recording sub-par rounds.

Congratulations go to Ken Tyne who posted a great score of nett 64 and the outright win.

Hot on Ken’s heals was Jeff Hilder with a nett 65 to win C grade.

 

All other results are shown below, including latest standings for the Championship.

Players who have missed 2 rounds have been removed from the list.

The players highlighted in the last column for each grade will play together in the last round at Bankstown.

Gents you can workout if it’s possible to catch Championship Leaders in each grade.

Leaders are:

A grade Leader is Santo Sammarco +13

B grade Leader is Cliff Bourquin +30

C Grade Leader is Jeff Hilder +43

Next game will be at Camden Lakeside 21st March 2021 at 7:50 am carts included and is a Single Stableford Event.

The Final round of the Championships is at Bankstown in 3 weeks.

Top four players in contention for each grade will be seated in the same group.

Nothing like a bit of pressure on the leaders for the final round.

If you haven’t put your name down for the next game please contact Joy Mesuria via WhatsApp, Facebook or SMS.

Enjoy your week and I look forward to seeing you at the next game.

Signing off.

The Scribe/ Steve Vaughn

 

7-3-2021:BANKSTOWN GC-2ND RND CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP

So another round completed in the 2021 season.
The weather was favourable and some great scores achieved by several players.
The CCR was today was 69.
Congratulations go to Santo Sammarco for another great round of 61 nett and therefore being the outright winner.
Apologies to John Varrica, Phil White & Gary Buckley as there was an error in checking the cards by myself and unfortunately the standings have changed after my thorough check.
The standings for A-Grade have changed to phil White as the winner from Gary Buckley who now becomes the Guzzlers Cup winner. All Other grades are correct.
John I am sorry for the bad news and Mark McDonald will reconcile with the players at the next game.
The Club Championship standings after 2 rounds are pictured below.
At this point, Santo Sammarco is a runaway leader in A-Grade but anything can happen in the next 2 rounds. Cliff Bourquin is leading B-Grade and C- Grade is too close to call at this stage.
Good luck to everyone at Camden (Studley Park) 6:30am and I hope to see more good scores coming in.
There was also some discrepancies today with the rules relating to bunkers. Please note that you can practice your swing in a bunker but you cannot touch the sand or it is a penalty. Please see picture below.
Signing off for now………….Steve Vaughn/Handicapper-Scribe

 

28-2-21: CAMPBELLTOWN GC-1ST RND CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS

OUTRIGHT WINNER: SANTO SAMMARCO [15] 62NETT

We had a glorious day for golf today and several players played very well with sub rounds.

I can only say the rest had tales of woe.

Highlight to day was Santo Sammarco having a great round with 77 off the stick and Nett 62.

Congratulations to Santo.

Dennis May had an Eagle on the 16th hole, well done.

Lows for the day were air swings were had by Dennis May and Steve Floyd their excuses was they were swatting flies.

No names mentioned for the many players who had double figure scores on some holes, you know who you are.

 

The results for the day are as follows.

 

Singles Event
Name Hcp Result Name
Outright Winner Santo Sammarco 15 62 A – Bradmans John Varrica
A Grade Winner Joy Mesuria 16 65 B – Bradmans Claude Poletti
B Grade Winner Rosco Hamer 22 64 C – Bradmans Bob Mallia
C Grade Winner Jeff Hilder 23 72
Guzzlers Cup Winner Dennis May 16 66

The Eagles Nest wasn’t won.

Next game is next week 7-3-2021 at Bankstown and 2nd round of the Championships.

Be there at 7:50 am.

Signing off

The Scribe.

21-2-21: CAMDEN GC-2B AGGREGATE

WINNERS: JEFF HILDER & PETER DAVIS 75 POINTS

BRADMANS: STEVE FLOYD & JOY MESURIA 62 POINTS

Team Event
Names Hcp Result Names
Winners Jeff Hilder 23 75 Guzzlers Graham Dean        73
Pete Davis 25 Mick McCarney
Runners Up Gary Buckley 17 73 Bradmans Joy Mesuria           62
Allen Foster 21 Steve Floyd

 

Nearest the Pin 3 – Gary Buckley

Nearest the Pin 6 – Jeff Hilder

Nearest the Pin 9 –  John Varrica

Nearest the Pin 16 – Graham Dean

 

After last weeks wash out at Camden Lakeside we were able to complete todays 2B Aggregate with 27 players and 2 visitors.

The weather was very good today with temperatures and tempers being elevated.

The rough was longer than normal and could explain the moderate scores and frustrations shown by some players.

Several players lost balls by mysteriously disappearing in the long rough.

There would many a tale to be told.

Congratulations to Graham Dean on 3 Birdies and a great round of 43 points and returning to A Grade for the next round.

The 2B Aggregate winners with 75 points are Pete Davis & Jeff Hilder and congratulations to all other winners today.

Welcome to new members Craig Mellitchey  & Jay Krishna and we all look forward to seeing you at our next game.

Next round is next week at Campbelltown Golf Course 6:14 am and is the 1st Round of the Club Championships.

New members please note.

All new members who have completed 5 rounds ARE ELIGIBLE for the Club Championships.

Those who have just received their handicap will ONLY be eligible to play in the days event during the Championships.

Those new members playing for handicap are also welcome to play during this period.

Look forward to seeing everyone next game.

The Scribe.

31-1-2021:GEORGES RIVER GC-INTERNATIONAL CUP + STABLEFORD

INTERNATIONAL CUP WINNERS: THE INTERNATIONALS 8/4

The International Cup was contested today and I proud to announce the Internationals Won 8 – 4.

Full results are as follows:

Santo Sammarco Won 1 up from Ken Harris

John Varrica Won 4/3 from Terry Coleman

Dennis May All Square with Phil White

Claude Poletti Won 4/3 from Rosco Hamer

Jeff Hilder Won 4/3 from George Ostermann

Michael Kabalan 3/2 from Graham Dean

Steve Vaughn Won 1 up from Mick McCarney

George Lattouf Won 6/4 from Gary Buckley

Steve Floyd Won 6/4 from Cliff Bourquin

Luis Tasiaco Won 4/3 from Reece Merrick

Mark McSwiney Won 3/2 from Joy Mesuria

Mark McDonald All Square with Pete Davis

Commiserations to the Australians better luck next year.

OUTRIGHT WINNER: PAT COLLINS 48PTS ???????

 

The weather today was overcast without any rain falling and the course was in good condition.

Pat Collins (The Phantom or Zorro) with his mask stole the event with a very impressive 48 points.

Pat Welcome to B grade and if you repeat the same performance next game will see you in A grade.

Mark McSwiney also had another good round even after having his handicap cut to win A Grade.

Steve Floyd put in an improved performance for a B Grade win on C/B from Claude Poletti.

Luis Tasaico produced 39 points to Win C Grade

The guzzlers cup was won by an in form Claude Poletti with a great score of 42 points.

Don’t worry the handicapper has caught up with recent winners and don’t worry the trend will continue.

All the Burglars will eventual be caught?

Next game is at Camden Lakeside 14-2-2021 @ 9:00 am

Please let the Captain know if you are playing.

 

Signing off,

The Scribe and Handicapper – Steve Vaughn

 

17-1-21: MACARTHUR GRANGE-STABLEFORD

OUTRIGHT WINNER: MARK McSWINEY [19] 48 PTS

Match Report 17-1-2021

The weather was excellent with a moderate breeze and the course was in good condition and the results are testimony to that.

Several players scored above the CCR of 40 points today and there were 2 exceptional of scores 48 points by Mark Mc Swiney and 45 points from Claude Poletti.

There were tales of misfortune and lack of concentration, in particular Steve Floyd had an air swing as if swatting a fly while trying to extricate his ball from the long rough on the 10 hole and on the 18th hole he threaded the needle and put his drive down on the bridge between the dams and then his second shot was topped and ended up in the dam with the result finally being a wipe.

Don’t worry Steve we have all experienced the same outcome throughout the other rounds.

Some players were on the green in regulation and still were unable to get that elusive birdie.

Pat Collins found a way around this by chipping in for his birdie.

 

The results for todays event is as follows.

 

Singles Event
Name Hcp Result Name
Outright Winner Mark McSwiney 19 48 A – Bradmans George Lattouf (16) 31 c/b from Dennis May (16) 31
A Grade Winner John Varrica 12 40 B – Bradmans Steve Vaughn (17) 28
B Grade Winner Claude Poletti 21 45 C – Bradmans Ken Harris (24) 26
C Grade Winner Luis Tasaico 27 42 Best Visitor Phil Heaton 97
Guzzlers Cup Winner Cliff Bourquin 18 41

 

 

Finally congratulations to all the winners and a big welcome  to Bob Mallia and Phil Heaton and we hope to see you at other games.

If you see anything that is funny or out of the ordinary please let me know so it can be mentioned in the report.

We also thank our sponsors today and in particular www.sydneygolftech.com.au for supporting today’s event.

 

The Handicapper / Scribe