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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

 

7-JULY-2019: 1ST RND 4BBB MATCHPLAY CHAMPIONSHIP

OUTRIGHT WINNER: WAYNE COLEMAN [17] 40PTS

Today’s event was the 1st round of the 4BBB Championship and it was played at Camden lakeside GC.

Players were greeted at the course by a heavy fog and due to the recent rain, no carts were allowed onto the course. A couple of players showed up to hit one ball and then went home.

Why would anyone do this you might ask? Well, with the pointscore championship being so close, attendance points will become very valuable and the only stipulation in getting them is to show up, pay your money and hit a golf ball.

With all of the pairings finalised, the game commenced from the 12th tee. Visibility was zero for the first 4 holes but when the fog lifted, the players were treated with a beautiful day .

All of the winners are pictured above and below.

A grade winner: Dennis May [16] 37pts

B GRADE WINNER: MARK McSWINNEY [20] 37 PTS

C GRADE WINNER: PETER DAVIS [27] 35PTS

A grade Bradman: Joy Mesuria 21pts

B GRADE BRADMAN: NOEL CONNOLLY 26PTS

C-GRADE BRADMAN: ROSSCO HAMER (DNF)

At the last general meeting, the President tabled a motion that the distance to the pin for the eagles nest be increased because it had been a long time since someone had won it. prior to this game there were two holes where money was available and both were almost at the limit of $1200. This motion was defeated and the 400 mm limit was retained.

As it turned out today, the president’s had no need to be concerned as the major eagles nest was won by an great shot by Phil Kilazoglou on the 15th hole to 215mm. Well done Phil and your playing partners love you too.

$1200 Eagles Nest: Phil Kilazoglou 215mm

4BBB MATCHPLAY RESULTS

J.McDONALD & J.HILDER =BYE

J.MESURIA & M.McDONALD DEFEATED A.GILTINAN [6/5]

S.SUZOR & C.POLETTI DEFEATED J.VARRICA & P.KILAZOGLOU [C/B]

S.FLOYD & W.COLEMAN DEFEATED T.COLEMAN & N.CONNOLLY [7/5]

S.THORN & M.McCARNEY DEFEATED G.LATTOUF & P.WHITE [4/3]

M.McSWINNEY & D.MAY DEFEATED S.VAUGHN & C.BOURQUIN [2/1]

G.BUCKLEY & G.DEAN DEFEATED M.CAMPBELL & A.FOSTER [5/4]

R.HAMER & P.DAVIS =BYE

 

 

 

30-6-2019: Antill PK-2 BALL AGGREGATE

OUTRIGHT WINNERS: STEVE FLOYD & NOEL CONNOLY  66 POINTS

RUNNERS UP:  JOY MESURIA & PHIL WHITE  62 POINTS C/B

BRADMANS: ROSSCO HAMER & ALLEN FOSTER  37 POINTS

23-JUNE-2019: FINAL RND 2BBB CHAMPIONSHIP-MACARTHUR GRANGE

2019 2BBB CHAMPIONS: JOHN McDONALD & jEFF HILDER 92POINTS

The final round of the 2 BALL BETTER BALL CHAMPIONSHIP was played today at the very demanding and extremely cold Macarthur Grange golf club.

Today’s result was a clear championship win by Jeff Hilder and John McDonald with a great score of 48 points. they left the field in their wake by 2 shots.

This makes it the 4th time that this magnificent duo  have won this major championship which is the most of any team in the club’s history.

Jeff played consistent over the day with no wipes on any holes to amass a fine score of 40 points individually. In contrast, Macca didn’t score on 5 of the first 9 holes but came home with a wet sail to conjure up 21 points on the back nine ( this is when the performance enhancing amber liquid finally kicked in).

F… you Macca was heard on a couple of occasions after two 4 a 4’s in a row in between a couple of 3 pointers.

Runners up on the day and on a countback were Gary McMahon and Allen Foster with a top effort of 46 points.

The Guzzlers Cup was won by Pat Collins and Terry Coleman also with a score of 46 points. Macca can’t wait to see Pat at the pub on Thursday to use the cup.

The Bradmans on the day were Matt Campbell and Ken Harris by more shots that should be mentioned. Oh, 17 behind the winners. Their score was a poultry 31 points which was not aided by Kenny’s diabolical score of 14 points individually.

 

The hard luck story of the day went to Rossco Hamer and Peter Davis with their classic demise to go from leading the championship to missing out on the chocolates. It looked liked Rossco had run in to a lemon tree after the round.

***REPORT SUBMITTED BY JOHN McDONALD*****

Full Days Results

 

9-JUNE-2019: ROSNAY GC-SINGLE STABLEFORD

OUTRIGHT WINNER: STEVE VAUGHN [21] 42PTS

A-GRADE: GEORGE LATTOUF [12] 39PTS C/B

B-GRADE: WAYNE COLEMAN [17] 37PTS C/B

C-GRADE: PAUL DAWKINS [34] 36PTS

GUZZLER: CLIFF BOURQUIN [16] 39PTS

A-BRADMAN:JOY MESURIA 31PTS & B-BRADMAN: MARK McDONALD 30PTS

C-GRADE BRADMAN
G.McMAHON 27PTS

DRIVE & PITCH-WAYNE COLEMAN

NTP’S

6-D.MAY

9-N.CONNOLLY

13-S.VAUGHN

16-S.VAUGHN

26-MAY-2019: GLENMORE VALLEY-1ST RND 2BBB CHAMPIONSHIP

WINNERS: PETER DAVIS & ROSCOE HAMER 45PTS

RUNNERS UP: JOHN McDONALD & JEFF HILDER 44PTS

GUZZLERS: TERRY COLEMAN & PAT COLLINS 43PTS

BRADMANS: GEORGE OSTERMAN & PHIL KILAZOGLOU 35PTS

DRIVE & PITCH: N.OBODY

NTP’S

9TH – D.MAY

3RD – G.LATTOUF

12TH – S.FLOYD

18TH – G.DEAN