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20-OCT-2019: BAMKSTOWN GC-MATCHPLAY FINAL + SINGLE STABLEFORD

2019 SINGLE MATCHPLAY CHAMPION: STEVE FLOYD

This week’s game was held at Bankstown GC and it was a stableford event in conjunction with the final of the 2019 Single Matchplay Championship.

The golf course was in amazing condition due to the club championships being held there at the moment and as you can imagine, the greens were pretty fast and the order of the day was to limit one’s three putts.

Congratulations must go to Steve Floyd who defeated a gallant Adam Giltinan to take out this years Matchplay Championship by a margin of 4&2. Steve played extremely well and was 3 up after the first 4 holes meaning Adam had to chase hard in order to make a match of it. Both players executed some amazingly powerful drives and equally accurate  approach shots  that left the adjudicators in the group ( John & Claude) gasping in admiration at the quality of their play. In the end, Steve proved to be the steadier of the two and came away with a great victory over the reigning A grade club champion.

Without taking anything away from Steve’s victory, it must be said that there are a few things that can affect one’s golf game and Adam happened to self inflict one thing and lucked out with  another.

Rule number 1 is to not have a big night before a big event and by the look of it Adam certainly looked a little under the weather when he arrived at the course.

Rule number 2 is to not luck out and get in a cart with one of the eventual Bradmans. Poor Adam must have felt dizzy from traversing the course in search of Claude Poletti’s ball and watching him play three shots before even getting to his ball .

All in all it was a great final and congratulations to both Steve and Adam.

OUTRIGHT WINNER: KEN HARRIS [27] 43 PTS

A GRADE WINNER: JOHN VARRICA [12] 37 PTS

B GRADE WINNER: PHIL KILAZOGLOU [19] 39 PTS

C GRADE WINNER: IAN LINDBERG [23] 37PTS

GUZZLERS CUP: STEVE FLOYD [17] 39 PTS C/B

A BRADMAN: PHIL WHITE 27PTS

B BRADMAN: CLAUDE POLETTI 21PTS

C BRADMAN: PETER DAVIS 26 PTS

 

 

 

 

 

 

20-OCT-2019: CAMPBELLTOWN GC-STABLEFORD + MATCHPLAY SEMI FINALS

OUTRIGHT WINNER: ADAM GILTINAN [10] 40 POINTS C/B

A-GRADE WINNER: DENNIS MAY [15] 39 POINTS

B GRADE WINNER: STEVE FLOYD [18] 40PTS

C GRADE WINNER: PETER DAVIS [27] 40PTS

GUZZLERS CUP: PAUL DAWKINS [32] 39 POINTS

4 BIRDIES IN A ROW: MARK McSWINEY

C GRADE BRADMAN: PAT COLLINS [24 PTS]

B GRADE BRADMAN: IAN LINDBERG 30PTS

A GRADE BRADMAN: PHIL WHITE 27PTS

MATCHPLAY SEMI-FINALS

ADAM GILTINAN [DEFEATED] CLAUDE POLETTI  2 UP

STEVE FLOYD  [DEFEATED]  SHANE THORN  3UP

 

29-SEP-2019: 2019 NEVILLE LAWSON CUP-HOSTED BY CABRAMATTA LEAGUES

2019 REVESBY LAWSON CUP TEAM.

The 2019 Neville Lawson Cup was hosted by Cabramatta Leagues Club and was played at Cabramatta Golf Club.

Each year, this event is hosted in turn by one of the four participating social golf clubs being Revesby Workers, Club Mounties, Blacktown Workers and Cabramatta Leagues Club. The format is single stableford and off individual handicaps submitted by each club. 16 players from each club compete but only the middle eight scores count towards the championship. The top and bottom four scores are discarded and the team with the best aggragate score wins the trophy.  Unfortunately for us, our transparency via the website puts us at somewhat of a disadvantage in comparison to some of the other clubs but we enjoy the event none the less and are proud to compete each year.

As you may or may not know, the 16 members can only be invited based on a certain criteria which is –

  1. Life Members ( because they have done the hard yards for the club for a lot of years)
  2. Current committee members (because they are doing the hard yards now)
  3. Leaderboard standings
  4. Must attend both game and presentation function.

Players arrived at 5:45 am and quickly gathered around the organisers table where they would find out who their playing partners would be and order of the tee. Rules for the day were preferred lies on fairways only and play would be from the White markers which added about 500 metres to this already difficult course. As it turned out, only 4 players from the field of 64 broke par. The course was in magnificent condition and the greens were like billiard tables, unfortunately only one pocket.

Play was finished in good time and most of the boys unwound with a few ales courtesy of the four drink vouchers issued to all prior to the game.

The presentation lunch was held at the newly refurbished Cabramatta Leagues Club. The food on offer was very good and of course more free drinks.

With the eating and drinking out of the way, it was finally time for the awards ceremony. The Cabramatta President Tom Stephens welcomed and thank all for their participation and acknowledged the various club directors that also attended the function. A big thanks to our representative from RWC  being club director Kylie Wilkinson.

Congratulations to Cabramatta Leagues Club who were announced the winners with an aggregate team score of 253 points. Runners up were Revesby Workers with a very respectable 233 points and then Blacktown Workers 210 followed by Mounties with 200 pts.

There were a couple of notable performances by our players and they were Peter Davis (B-long drive) and Steve Floyd ( best back 9). Well done fellas.

Many thanks must go to the event organisers and especially to all of our players for representing our club well.

 

 

 

 

15-SEP-2019: CABRAMATTA GC-2ND RND MATCHPLAY CHPS + STABLEFORD

OUTRIGHT WINNER: GARY BUCKLEY [19] 39 POINTS

A GRADE WINNER: SHANE THORN [7] 36PTS C/B

B GRADE WINNER: STEVE FLOYD [19] 38PTS

C GRADE WINNER: PAUL DAWKINS [33] 38PTS

GUZZLERS CUP: MICK McCARNEY [20] 37PTS

AGRADE BRADMAN: RYAN CASSIN 30PTS

B-GRADE BRADMAN: ROSSCO HAMER 28PTS

C GRADE BRADMAN: GLEN BLADES 20PTS

 

2020 GOLD COAST TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP

2020 Gold Coast Tour.
Initial details for this tour have been released.
Date: 3-9 June 2020
Courses : Royal Pines, Hope Island, Glades, Lakelands.
Included : flights, transfers, accommodation, daytime alcohol, BBQ, presentation dinner, golf x 4 days with carts.
Extras at own cost : Calcutta, meals x 5 days, punting.
Cost : $1700

Deposits now being taken. Must have $1000 in by last game of 2019 ( presentation day) and final balance by March 2020.
More details to follow soon from Claude Polletti. So start saving your money to be a part of this fantastic event.

 

Day 1                                                     Arrive Gold Coast airport details to be advised

Wednesday 3rd June                       Transfer to La Grande Apartments Broadbeach

Holding 12 x 3 bedroom apartments

 

Day 2                                                     Pick up La Grande 9.00am

Thursday 4th June                             Transfer to Royal Pines tee off 10.00am (shotgun start)

Return transfer to La Grande

 

Day 3                                                     Pick up La Grande 9.15am

Friday 5th June                                   Transfer to Hope Island tee off 10.30am (shotgun start)

Return transfer to La Grande

 

Day 4                                                     Free Day

Saturday 6th June

 

Day 5                                                     Pick up La Grande 9.00am

Sunday 7th June                                                Transfer to The Glades tee off 10.00am (shotgun start)

Return transfer to La Grande

 

Day 6                                                     Pick up La Grande 10.00am

Monday 8th June                              Transfer to Lakelands tee off 11.00am (shotgun start)

Return transfer to La Grande

 

Day 7                                                     Pick up La Grande time to be advised

Tuesday 9th June                              Transfer to Gold Coast airport details to be advised

 

 

Rate                                                       $1,060 per person includes GST

 

 

Note                                                      I’m sure I will be able to drop you off at the races on Saturday

15-9-2019: LINKS SHELL COVE-RND 1 SINGLE MATCHPLAY CHPS + STABLEFORD

OUTRIGHT WINNER: CLAUDE POLETTI [20] 42PTS

Today’s event was the first round of the single matchplay championship or the ” Cock of the walk” as it otherwise called. Due to insufficient numbers and the unavailability of many players to commit to all rounds, it was decided at the last general meeting that the event would be contested by the top 16 players on last year’s pointscore list instead of the top 32.

With the golf course being some one and a bit hours away from Sydney and a tee time scheduled for 6am, most of the eager golfers would have to get up at around 3:30am to have a hit at this much liked links style course. To make matters worse, it was cold, the wind was howling and the proshop staff were running late and as a result, play did not get underway until around 6:30am.

The course itself was in pretty good condition with lush fairways and not too much rough. Players should read the back of the scorecard at all times and those who did would have known that the Irish Rule is a local rule for this track. This rule is designed to speed up play and allows a player that can’t find his ball in the rough to take nearest point of relief under penalty of one stroke instead of going back to the tee to reload.

The greens were like lightning bar one the the green keepers forgot to mow and approach shots needed to be short of the pins to give players an uphill putt. Some of the down wind and downhill putts could change the colour of your shorts.

The player who mastered these conditions the best was Claude Poletti playing off a handicap of 20 who proceeded to shoot 42 points and with daylight coming second.

When asked about his round, Claude reported that he manged to play steady golf in the windy conditions. Learning from the practice putting green that he needed to avoid putting downhill. Therefore as I only putted downhill twice, I was able tounderstand the pace of the greens and only had one three putt. Highlights of the day were the magnificent birdie on hole 10 (index 1) even though I missed several other attempts. Winning my match play 1 up over Jeff Hilder (Tiger #1) who continually chipped in to win holes but eventually fell short on the 18th. The other matchplay in this group had Graham Dean 2up midway into the second nine and then Kila (Phil K Tiger#2) coming back to be 3up with 3 to go. It was eventually level on the 18th and you guessed it Tiger#2 was down and out at the 19th. The mighty Saints winning both matches must have been an omen as the Tigers lost to Cronulla to miss the semis.

All of the other winners and losers are pictured below:-

A GRADE WINNER: SHANE THORN [7] 37 PTS

B GRADE WINNER: MARK McSWINEY [18] 37 PTS

C GRADE WINNER: PETER DAVIS [26] 32 PTS

GUZZLERS CUP: ROSSCO HAMER [22] 36 PTS

B GRADE BRADMAN
STEVE VAUGHN 24PTS

C GRADE BRADMAN
STEPH SUZOR 26PYS

A GRADE BRADMAN
GARY BUCKLEY 28PTS

 

25-AUG-19: MACARTHUR GRANGE-INTERNATIONAL CUP + STABLEFORD

Aussie Captain John McDonald recieves the International Cup

The Victorious Aussies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The venue for this year’s International Cup was Macarthur Grange GC.

Members of Australian heritage take on members from the rest of the world in a matchplay format with the winner being the team who wins the most matches. The Internationals hold the lead winning 4 of the last 6 years so the Aussies were desperate to cut that lead somewhat.

10 pairings were sent off on a course that was running quite fast due to the never ending drought but were also faced with mostly slow and bumpy greens.

Congratulations to the Aussies for their mighty 7 matches to 2 victory and to the victors go bragging rights for the next 12 months.

 

A stableford event was also held in conjunction to the main event and all of the winners and losers are pictured below.

OUTRIGHT WINNER: MARK McSWINEY [19] 42PTS

A GRADE WINNER: SHANE THORN [7] 41PTS

C GRADE WINNER: NOEL CONNOLLY [23] 37PTS

B GRADE WINNER: STEVE FLOYD [19] 40PTS

GUZZLERS CUP: MICK McCARNEY [20] 39PTS

C BRADMAN: 25PTS

A BRADMAN 30PTS

B-BRADMAN 30PTS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

18-8-19: CAMDEN GC-4BBB FINAL + S/STABLEFORD

2019 4BBB CHAMPIONS: J.McDONALD & J.HILDER [1 UP]

2019 4BBB RUNNERS UP: D.MAY & M.McSWINEY

The day’s event was a single stableford event and the winners and losers are pictured below.

OUTRIGHT WINNER: JOHN VARRICA [13] 43PTS

B GRADE WINNER: STEVE VAUGHN [19] 40PTS

A GRADE WINNER: TERRY COLEMAN [10] 39PTS

C GRADE WINNER: PAUL DAWKINS [34] 39PTS

GUZZLERS CUP: IAN LINDBERG [22] 39PTS

B-BRADMAN

A-BRADMAN

C BRADMAN

 

 

 

 

28-7-2019: BANKSTOWN GC- S/STABLEFORD + SEMI FINALS 4BBB CHPS

OUTRIGHT WINNER: JOHN McDONALD [29] 41PTS

It has been a long time between drinks but we were back at Bankstown GC and it was again in pristine condition with lush fairways and lightning quick greens.

Today’s event was Individual stableford in conjunction with the semi finals of the 4BBB Matchplay Championship.

32 members showed up for this event proving that Bankstown is by far and away our most popular venue.

Top of the heap today was John McDonald with a terrific score of 41pts. John seems to play his best golf here and with a place in the 4BBB final at stake, he knuckles down and actually plays some terrific golf. Well done big fella.

The next best score was shot by the B Grade winner Steve Vaughn who shot an impressive 39pts. Steve has been struggling with some health issues of late and it is great to see him doing so well.

The C grade winner was Noel Connolly with a score of 36 pts. An honest golfer I say.

A grade was won by Gary Buckley with another fine score of 35 pts.

The guzzlers cup went to Claude Poletti with 35 pts. This was a very good prize to win as he and Steph Suzor got beat in their matchplay and would help ease Claude’s pain.

We won’t waste any ink on the Bradmans performances so we will post only pictures of their sorry heads.

A-WAYNE COLEMAN

B-IAN LINDGERG

C-GEORGE OSTERMAN

Today was also the semi finals of the 4BBB matchplay championship.

Match 1 saw the recently crowned 2BBB champions John McDonald & Jeff Hilder up against Claude Poletti & Steph Suzor. The following match report was forwarded by John McDonald….

It might have been a round of the Ryda Cup with Malta ( Steph) Italy (Claude) Germany ( Jeff) and Scotland ( Macca) competing to go into the final of the 4BBB final.

Great start by the eventual winners. Jeff and John were 3up after 3 holes. Claude Poletti was having no thoughts of a white wash. knocking in 2 birdies to at one stage level the match.

Then the famous saying appeared F..K you Macca as the large handicap (29) finally broke the deadlock with Jeff & Macca winning 2&1 giving the boys a great chance of winning both the 2 and 4 ball championships in the same year.

Match 2 saw newbies Dennis May & Mark McSwinney up against the two current pointscore leaders being Rossco Hamer & Peter Davis.  Not much is known about this match except fot the fact that it was a very tight game with the new boys Dennis & Mark winning 1up. Well done boys and good luck in the final………..your gonna need it.

21-JULY-19: CAMPBELLTOWN GC-SINGLE STABLEFORD

 

OUTRIGHT WINNER: DENNIS MAY [15] 36 POINTS C/B

C GRADE WINNER: PAT COLLINS [25] 36 POINTS

B GRADE WINNER: CLAUDE POLETTI [21] 35 POINTS C/B

A GRADE WINNER: PHIL WHITE [12] 32 POINTS

GUZZLERS CUP: MARK McSWINNEY [19] 35 POINTS C/B