With the Matchplay getting serious now, it was left to the other 12 guys who showed up to have some fun with their own battle via a game of stableford.
Mother nature put on an absolutely beautiful Winter’s day, so no excuses available in that department for anyone.
In the Matchplay quarter finals, we had a couple of close games and two “very” close ones.
TWFSL was out to prove his worth against the top seed in Stevie G as they traded blows over the round, with Manoj finally getting over the line 3+2.
The second match saw the Italian Stallion, Louieeeee in devastating form putting on a relentless display, taking out hard fighting Razor 5+3.
This will see Manoj & Lou go head to head in game one of next week’s Semi-finals.
In the other side of the draw, it was Del who had a Titanic battle with Little Dave in a seesawing affair. All square after 17, Del only claimed victory in a
putt out on the 18th to win 1 up.
In the final game, it was Hoppy who had to battle all the way against Deano, who wouldn’t lie down. Once again the game went all the way to the last hole, with
Hoppy holding on to win 1 up as well.
So it’s Del and Hoppy who will line up in the other semi final.
In the Stableford event, we saw a “Grand Master” put on a display of his own. The Prez, along with his trusty sidekick “Truck”, or as we now refer to them, “Statler &
Waldorf”, shared a cart and tore up the fairways, allowing The Prez to actually score more points than his beloved Carlton did, to win the Stableford game with 44 points.
Funny thing was, before the game, the Prez was complaining to Handicapper Hoppy that his handicap of 21 was too high.
Guess what Kev!!!!
So with the semi-finalists decided, we wait another week for the rest of us to have another game of Stableford.
Make sure you’re booked in with Derek Lees by Wednesday evening please. Use SMS or phone 041919863 or use Facebook or the web site.
Also, don’t forget those Quiz Night prizes please and to let Del know ASAP if you want a table reserved on the night.
Matchplay Finals Top 16 – Rest Stableford - 9-6-18
With the forecast showing a major storm due to hit later in the day, well done to the 5 guys, not in the Matchplay, who fronted up for a game. Most surprisingly we were
graced by the presence of The Prez. The Fair Weather Phantom turned up even though everyone said it was gonna chuck it down with rain.
He clearly knew something that the others didn’t, as all the boys stayed dry for the entire round, if not a little blown away. Almost as a prize, the five guys
got to tee off first in their very own game of stableford, which was won by Puddles, who came home with 38 points!
However, the main event of the day was the running of the 2018 Matchplay Championships. The top 16 qualifiers (or those who could play the entire event if
successful) battled it out in an effort to progress to next week’s quarter finals.
Results threw up a few upsets too, with a couple of the fancied runners bowing out. Mind you, the number 1 seed Stevie G wasn’t one of them, as he came out on top against
last minute call up, The Posite, 2+1.
In the closest game of the day, Hoppy pipped The General 1 up, while in the upset department, another emergency call up, Deano did the business over number 2 seed
Big Al, 2+1.
TWFSL said “I do” beating the Bridesmaid 2 up. While Russell Crowe had a big win over FM 5+4, which was the same score that Del had over Billy.
Having 14 shots up his short sleeves, Little Dave beat BJ 4+3, while the biggest win of the day saw The Italian Stallion get over Carl 6+5.
So onto next week and we will see Stevie G play TWFSL. Russell Crowe and The Italian Stallion will lock horns. Del and Little Dave do battle and finally
Hoppy encounters Deano. Good luck to the final 8.
The rest of the guys will be playing Stableford and with the weather looking good, you need to make sure you’re booked in with Derek Lees by Wednesday evening
please. Use SMS or phone 041919863 or use Facebook or the web site.
June Monthly Medal – Par -
Nice to see Churchy pop down to say hello before the game, as he recovers from a nasty work accident
that’s kept him out of the game.
Great weather too as 26 players went out at the end of an Irish Ambrose day. As their event was a shot gun start, the first half of the game was nice and
quick, with no one else out there, until some public came out to play later in the day.
With the start of the new month its Monthly medal time, this time sorted out with a game of Par.
No excuses (other than compete lack of ability) could be offered, with the course and conditions being perfect.
Coming home in third spot we had Ruthless Ray Reichard with an impressive +3, beating Marbuck and The Postie in a countback.
Second spot went to Sensational Sendo, who was on his own on +4, but our winner on +5 was the Bearded Bandit BJ, who’s bumfluff is now full bush. Does
the club have it’s first “Hipster”? Well played mate.
At the other end of the score sheet, we have the Monthly Medal NAGA winner and this month the salubrious honour goes to the Happy Northerner “Whitey”. Not well played
It wasn’t all plain sailing out on the course though as Little Dave found out, when the Irish lads were driving around the course in street vehicles to collect all
of their sponsors signs.
His ball was collected perfectly by one of the tyres and the picture shows the result. No amount of persuading from his group would see him “play it as it
Now next week sees the running of the 2018 Matchplay Championships, with the first round seeing the top 16 playing off in the knock out
At this stage, we have all players confirmed, with the exception of Jimmy, who will not know if he’s allowed to play until late in the week. Therefore, we have put up 2
versions of the draw. One with and one without Jim. Click on the pic for a larger view.
At least those involved can see who they might be playing, with Dean waiting in the wings on standby waiting for the call up if required.
Don’t forget for those not involved in the main event, there is still a game of stroke to keep everyone entertained. To book in don’t forget to contact
Derek Lees by Wednesday evening please. Use SMS or phone 041919863 or use Facebook or the web site.
Finally, once again we remind you that the 2018 Quiz Night is on Saturday July 28th and we are still asking you to see if you can get “anything” that we can use for prizes. Discount vouchers,
Tangible gifts, Corporate give-a-ways, basically anything you can get your hands on. Please speak with Del if you need any more info. We also add Stevie G an BJ to list of members who
have got something for us.
Irish Stableford – Stableford - 26-5-18
With the promise of the real ugly weather blowing through prior to midday, it was a very brave 20 players turned up in the hope of staying dry as they took to an almost empty
Maylands course, to play in the Irish Stableford modified scoring teams event.
It was very blowy and a few showers still hit, but boy, was it a quick round!!! This was joyous to the 5 teams who had to combine their scores bit by bit
over the 18.
On holes 1-6 the best score was taken, 7-11, the best 2 scores counted, 12-15 the best 3 were recorded and finally everyone’s score counted on the final 3
holes. Definitely a fun format.
Needless to say, some big results came in, but none bigger than the 99 points amassed by Puddles, Scotty, Russell Crowe and Elvis. Their faces were
beaming with pride as can be seen. Well done guys!
Coming in second a massive nine shots back on 90 were the team of Billy, The Bridesmaid, Little Dave and TWFSL.
Now it appears that Russell Crowe (a.k.a. Razor) is in a bit of “Team Form” of late. As it’s come to our attention that Razor has been “Moonlighting”, by playing in the
recent API Ambrose tournament.
But “just” playing isn’t good enough for Razor. Oh no, he has to WIN everything!!!. As you can see by clicking on the article attached, he did just
Now next week, we are back into the serious stuff again, with the running of the June Monthly Medal, with a game of Par. This is the last time the top 16
seeds will be able to get in a warm up for the following weeks Matchplay championship.
So, if you’re in the hunt for a club shirt and want a hit, make sure you book in with Derek Lees by Wednesday evening please.
Use SMS or phone 041919863 or via Facebook or the web site.
Matchplay – Stroke - 19-5-18
With the upcoming Matchplay championships on the June Horizon, it was a good time to get a warm up with a social game last Saturday.
Another great turn up of 27 players, including the return of a previous member Bill Eggbert, who succumbed to the requests of Manoj and Whitey and has come back to
try his luck.
The event was drawn (by Whitey) and it threw up some interesting match ups.
The picture shows our winners (click on it for a larger view) but the final results are, in order:
Little Dave dodged an unlucky Lou (Retired).
Grant demolished Derek L, 8 and 6.
Stevie G slid past Sargent Major Dobbie 1 up.
Eddy eliminated Del 3 and 1.
BJ jumped FM 1 up.
Razor robbed Dean 4 and 3.
Big Al beat up Billy 3 and 2.
Sendo scuttled Scotty 2 and 1.
Uncle Ray pounced on Puddles 2 and 1.
The Postie rooted Ridgy 2 up.
Manoj walloped Whitey 4 and 2.
Marbuck crucified Carl 7 and 6.
Robbo & Boomdoggy were all square.
In other news, the Quiz Night prizes are starting to come in, with thanks already going to Hoppy, Derek L, Grant and Little Dave, who have arranged prizes, but we still have a long
way to go, so please see what you can do and let Del know ASAP.
So onto next week and we have a fun 4 man “drawn” team event to keep you entertained. Irish Team Stableford. The rules are as follows:
Playing as a team of four, all players play out each hole as they would in an individual stableford. On the first six holes, only the best stableford score of
the four players is recorded. On the next five holes (holes 7‑11 inclusive) only the best two stableford scores are recorded. On the next four holes (holes 12‑15 inclusive), only the best
three stableford scores are recorded. On the last three holes (holes 16‑18 inclusive) all four scores are recorded. Each player must ensure that all names and handicaps are recorded on
the card. The card can be marked by any of the four players and countersigned by another member of the team.
Bookings are a must and can be done via Derek Lees with the deadline being Wednesday evening please. Use SMS or phone 041919863 or
you can try Facebook or the web site.
Foundation Cup – Stroke 12-5-18
What is it they say in that TV show? Winter is Coming! Pigs Arse it is. With a maximum of 32 degrees, the sunscreen was on and the umbrellas were up as a very
healthy number of players fronted for the running of the Foundation Cup Major Trophy via a game of stroke.
A few more new faces too, as Dennis and Razor brought mates along for a hit, with the hope that they will be back.
There was also very large groups of ladies clubs playing in a tournament in front of us, which made for a longer day than normal, meaning that the sun was setting as
we gave the prizes out.
In the main event, we saw third spot going the Captain of Vice, Stevie G after a count back against Mr. Lees, both scoring 69. Runner up was the Master of Arms
himself, Del, with 66, which for the record included a Moose on the 14th!!!
But our winner and Foundation Cup Trophy taker, by just one shot was Jimmy “Marbuck” Wyatt, with a 65. Nice one Jimmy.
Now as is the Captains prerogative, for this event he decided that he would include the “least” number of putts, with Wayne supplying a special prize which he purchased himself for
the winner. As can be seen in the pic, he was absolutely delighted to have a selfie with the winner, Del who had 25 putts. We’ve never seen Wayne so happy!!!
In other interesting snippets of news, our Brothers-in-laws in Arms, Razor and Manoj had some interesting things they wanted to share.
Razor, a.k.a. “Russell Crowe” was photographed with his very own personal power drink. In honour of his famous Gladiator movie, Razor now only drinks
As for TWFSL, he wants to warn everyone in the club, that with this late season warm weather, to please be careful of Spiders.
He apparently took a picture of a massive one in the loo when he was paying a visit on Saturday. You have to click on the pic to appreciate just how big it
Finally, once again, please remember that we are chasing prizes for the 2018 Quiz Night, which is on Saturday July 28th. Del has given out some introductory letters for you to use and if you haven’t had one, or need another one, please see him for
a copy or for any other info.
Next week sees a bit of fun, with a warm up for the Matchplay Championships, with, would you believe it, a game of Matchplay.
Opponents will be drawn out of the hat, so it will be fun to see who you get.
Bookings via Derek Lees please by Wednesday evening, use SMS or phone 041919863 or you can try Facebook or the web site.
May Monthly Medal – Stroke
There were a few sore heads on display last Saturday, after the social get together at Churchy’s place, none more that Churchy himself!!!
But with the promise of a shiny new Rosehill golf shirt on offer, plus the chance to qualify for the upcoming Matchplay championship, 29 guys still fronted for a
game of stroke in pleasant, if not a little windy conditions.
It wasn’t all plain sailing either with some very ordinary scoring, as some of the boys struggled.
As is the 2018 tradition, after the game Wayne announced the Monthly Medal NAGA and this time, unfortunately, it went to Scotty, who had a…………score to forget.
However, in a great show of generosity, he knew he was in for plenty of pain after the game, but he had to leave early, so he coughed up 10 bucks for the fine bucket. Well done
At the pointy end, in third spot, with an even par round of net 71 was “The Man in the Hat” Big Al Prodger. Second spot, just one ahead on 70, was The Fat
Controller himself, The Captain of Vice, Stevie G.
But our absolute runaway winner with a sensational round 65 was The Dobbinator, Sargent Major Craig Dobbie. Great round Dobbie.
The win automatically puts Craig into the number one seeding for the Matchplay, but unfortunately for him and perhaps fortunately for the rest of us, he cannot play all of the
weeks that the event is scheduled (June 9, 16, 23 & 30) so he has given up his spot in favour of others who can. The same applies for Pius, which means our first two reserves, Derek Lees
& Ray Wood now sneak in.
Click on the pic to see the current seedings and the reserves. If you’re in the top 16 and cannot play on all of those dates listed above, please let Hoppy
know, as this will allow for a full round of games, with no byes.
In Social News, another reminder of the 2018 Quiz Night, which is on Saturday July 28th. Apart from wanting you to attend, what we need firstly is Prizes. We are asking that you look to see if you can get “anything” that we can use. This could be
something of a dollar value or discount vouchers, tangible gifts, corporate give-a-ways or anything else you can get your hands on. Del has given out some introductory letters for you to use if
needed. Please see him for a copy or for any other info.
Now next week sees the running of the Foundation Cup major trophy, with another game of stroke.
Bookings? Please contact Derek Lees by Wednesday evening please, via SMS or phone 041919863 or use Facebook or the web
Life Members / Reunion Day - Stableford – Par 28-4-18
33 players on hand, 28 degrees in the air, 2 tees to start and 1 potential late afternoon Wedding to be held was the backdrop for the battle of the Annual Life Members Trophy, over
a game of Stableford.
It was also Reunion Day and we welcomed back some familiar smiling faces who fitted in like they’d never been away.
A huge thank you goes to Wade and the Team at the Maylands course who provided sit in carts for everyone and all the prizes for the day. It was greatly
Scoring was of a very high standard, with only 2 points separating the top 3.
Coming home in third spot was El Capitano, Wayne “The Postie” Finnerty on 40 points. Second spot went to the Happy Irishman in Pius O’Keeffe on 41
But our winner and FINALLY shaking off the Bridesmaid tag and becoming the Blushing Bride was Derek Lees who scored an impressive 42 points. He was so excited,
that in true “Northern” Fashion, he celebrated his own wedding reception with a nice Pint of Ale and a large bowl of Chips and Gravy. (who the hell puts gravy on chips???)
The rest of the boys also enjoyed the reception and feasted on pies and sausage rolls, quickly devouring everything on display like a pack of Seagulls.
Speaking of Birds, there was another Rosehill regular who also was in a celebrational mood. Steve “The Fat Controller” Gray, had a “tap In” Eagle on the
4th and this was after just missing out on an Albatross by only 6 inches. Nice one Stevie G.
After the food, we had the promised draw of the $100 pro shop voucher for those regular guys who had paid their annual fees inside the March deadline. (and thank you
for doing so) Derek Lees arranged the numbers and Kevin was in charge of spinning the wheel and somehow, between them, they managed to spin up TWFSL, Manoj Fernando, who was so ecstatic at his
win, he hugged the Pres in pure joy, much to Kev’s disbelief.
Manoj was also in charge of the new (LOUD) circus music that accompanied the spinning wheel of fortune, creating a carnival atmosphere. It’s a shame Billy had
to go home on sick leave, as the song was just for him.
Finally, we wrapped up the day with a few laughs, as Del did the Master of Arms and just to be fair, he fined himself and coughed up a note for the bucket, after his greasy hands
saw his 3 Wood slip out of his grasp and gently slide across the 18th fairway. As you can see in the
picture, it didn’t travel that far for him to walk and retrieve it. (thanks to photographer Hoppy)
So, onto next week and as always, a new month (May already) brings another Monthly Medal. This time it’s with a game of Stroke. It is also the Matchplay
Qualification, so if you want to be a part of this upcoming tournament, then this is the week you must play to get your seeding.
Bookings via Derek Lees. Wednesday evening is the deadline please. Use SMS or Phone via 0419192863 or use Facebook or the clubs Web Site.
Finally, don’t forget to turn up at Churchy’s place next Friday for the BBQ (that is if you’ve booked in). Churchy has said that you
can park on the lawn if required.
Par Bowl Round 2 – Par 21-4-18
With Rain and Thunderstorms forecast in the afternoon, amazingly 23 players still turned up to fight out round two of the Par Bowl event and some players didn’t qualify after
missing out on week 1.
Very fortunately, the forecasters got it way wrong and it turned out to be a beautifully fine day, which was enjoyed by most. (well the top half of the pack
Unlike last week when it was very tight at the top, this week, after two rounds it was very tight at the wrong end of the leader board, with three players fighting
it out for the overall NAGA All 3 guys finishing the two game total on Minus 14!!!
After the countback was sorted, it was none other than TWFSL himself who won (well lost) the countback with a minus 10 in the second round. He was just ahead
of (or behind) Robbo, on minus 9 and Big Al on minus 8.
But at the pointy end of the field we had the daily game results to take care of and our weekly winner was Jimmy “Marbuck” Wyatt, who had +4. He pipped Craig
“The Dobbinator” Dobbie into second on +3, with Grant “The General” Morrough taking third on +2.
Now there must be something in the drinking water at course of late, as for the fourth week in a row, we had yet another Eagle and once again it was Hoppy on the
18th. Well done sir.
So for the final overall results please click on the picture, but we’re pleased to say that your 2018 Par Bowl Champ is The Dobbinator who dominated with a massive Four Stroke win,
from Pius O’Keeffe who had to settle for the runners up position this time. Well played guys.
In other news, once again, don’t forget the BBQ at Churchy’s place to Friday May 4th. The club will be proving the meat, with Churchy putting on the salads with BYO booze. Book your attendance with Derek Lees.
Next week is another big day out, with the running of the Life Members/Reunion Stableford event. This day is being sponsored by the Maylands course of which we
are very grateful. This means that every player will get free use of a motorised cart, so leave your push along buggy at home, as we want every player in a cart please.
If you’re coming along for the game please contact Derek Lees by Wednesday evening to book your spot. You can use SMS or Phone via
0419192863 or use Facebook or the clubs Web Site.
Par Bowl Round 1 – Par 14-4-18
Another beautiful Saturday afternoon made for a very enjoyable walk around the Maylands course, with the occasional golf shot thrown in.
The event was round one, of the 2 week Par Bowl Major Trophy event.
Now some people say they don’t like Par, but with the score posted, it’s clear that these boys do.
The best score of the day was +5, or should we say scores! As we had a 3-way tie at the top of the tree and the countback was needed to separate them
So our half way leader is Pius “to be sure” O’Keeffe, who had a day out to remember.
Holding down second place is Craig “the Dobbinator” Dobbie, with Richard “Churchy” Church in third.
Whilst those 3 guys are out in front, there are plenty chasing them and as we know with Par, things can change very quickly.
Best of the rest are The Postie on +3, then BJ, Puddles and Stevie G all on +2.
And from that bunch, it was Kudos to BJ who picked up an Eagle on the 4th. Nice one!
Click on the pic for the full standings.
As mentioned, Pius had a day to remember, as it was also his 300th game.
The popular Irishman had no idea as it was announced before the game. Well done on all fronts Pius.
In other news, don’t forget that we have changed the date for the BBQ at Churchy’s place to Friday May 4th. The club will be proving the meat, with Churchy putting on the salads with BYO booze. Book your attendance with Derek
So next week is round two of the Par Bowl event and with so many players in the hunt, it’s “Game On”!!!
Not booked in yet and fancy a hit, then please contact Derek Lees by Wednesday evening to book in, via SMS or phone 0419192863 or use
Facebook or the web site.
April Monthly Medal – Stroke 7-4-18
A lovely autumn afternoon was on display for the running of the April Monthly Medal as a healthy number of players took to the course.
Scoring was of a high standard too, with none better than our winner, The Captain of Vice, Stevie G who had a day out scoring a net 67 to take yet another new shirt
and three balls to keep him going.
It was a close affair, as just one point behind on 68 was Steve Hoppy Hopkins. Hoppy actually parred the back nine, but it just wasn’t enough to take the top
And in third spot, again another shot back, was Big Al Prodger, who is finding form of late, this time scoring 69. He needed the countback though, with 2 other
players, in the Postie and Churchy, nipping at his heels.
Speaking of the Postie, he upset our very own movie star in Russell Crowe (a.k.a. Razor) and on the weekend of his big auction too. Razor played the shot of his life on the
par 4 seventh, to be just 6 feet from the cup and proudly placing his name (and his picture) on the “Best Second Shot” pin.
2 groups later, up pops Wayne to casually drop his second shot in the hole for an Eagle!
To add insult to injury, it was later revealed that Razor three putted for a bogie as well.
In other news, we welcome Martin White to the club. Martin, who is a mate of TWFSL (yes, he has one) had a trial last year, but is now here full time for
season 2018. We hope you enjoy yourself “Whitey”.
Also, last week we had a milestone event, as Life Member and “all round Italian guy” Eddy Lorenti played his 1,100th game.
Well done Eddy, that is some achievement.
In Social News, we have two things to let you know about. Saturday July 28th is the date of the 2018 Club Quiz Night. This is always a fun event and even though it may seem a few months away, we are asking that you look to see if you can get
“anything” that we can use as prizes. This could be dollar value or discount vouchers, tangible gifts, corporate give-a-ways or anything else you can get your hands on. Please see Del for
Plus, please note we have changed the date for the BBQ at Churchy’s place to Friday May 4th. The club will be proving the meat, with Churchy putting on the salads with BYO booze. Book your attendance with Derek Lees.
Onto next week, as we have round one, of the two week Par Bowl event. This is one of the Major trophies and a tough one to win. Are you up to the
To book your spot contact Derek Lees by Wednesday evening please, via SMS or phone 0419192863 or use Facebook or the web site.
Hidden Nine – Stableford – 31-3-18
17 players arrived on a perfect Autumn day and with the public staying away it allowed an uninterrupted thirteen holes before we caught up to another group.
Scoring was hot, with three players having more than forty points, but this mattered little when the Nine Hidden Holes were revealed, with thanks to “The Captain of
Vice”, Stevie G, who was running an event for the first time this year, due to El-Capitano going fishing in Esperance.
All this power went to Steve’s head as he decided that the Nine Hidden Holes would be the Front Nine at Whaleback! This resulted in everyone scoring zero, so
after a quick explanation of the rules to Steve, another nine holes were chosen, fortunately, this time from Maylands!
The result saw 3 players all on 20 points, which required an extensive countback and saw Brian BJ Morley declared the winner.
The Resident Ranger was followed by the Original Pin Up Boy Jarrad taking the runners up spot from Dave Thomass (Yes, that’s two S’s) who had to settle for
The Extra “S“ stands for “Sandbagger” because after having a MASSIVE 25 (Yes that’s Twenty Five) points on the front nine, Dave proceeded to miss short putts and
constantly fluff two foot chips on the back nine in an effort to protect his handicap, scoring only seventeen points!
But this didn’t stop Hoppy, as Dave still lost one stroke from his handicap.
Highlight of the day was Big Al Prodger who chipped in for an Eagle on the Eighteenth (that’s two Eagles in two weeks on the 18th) which gave him his best ever score around Maylands of 42 points (but unfortunately this did not even get a mention in the lottery of
the hidden nine format)
In other news, “LOCK IN THIS DATE” Friday April 13th
This is when we have our first social gathering, with a BBQ at Churchy’s place. More details to follow, but please keep that date free for you and your
So next week we have the serious stuff on again, with the running of the April Monthly Medal. Stroke is the format.
The Bridesmaid (Derek Lees) has returned from a practice Honeymoon cruise and is ready to take your bookings again, via SMS or phone
0419192863 or use the web site. Wednesday evening is the deadline please.
Bring a Mate / Bill Day – Stableford – 24-3-18
23 players, including 3 visitors had the thought of rain in the back of their minds, which fortunately didn’t eventuate, as they headed out for a social game of
2 of our 3 visitors were mates of Wayne. That must have cost him a bloody fortune to get them both to turn up at once.
Our other visitor was a guest of Robbo!?!?! This surprised everyone, with most thinking that he was actually an Uber passenger that Robbo was holding as
The Dobbinator arrived late, which is a spot normally reserved for Manoj, but in a massive surprise TWFSL was actually EARLY! and this clearly paid dividends because
he stormed to victory scoring a impressive 41 points. Nice one.
Taking second was Greg Ridgy Ridge, one shot back with 40 points, while third place was taken out by Ray “Razor Russell Crow” Close on 37 points, using the count
back to pip the Postie.
Also gaining a very worthy mention was Hoppy, who had a “tap in” Eagle on the 18th.
After the game The Prez substituted in the Mater of Arms role and in true Rosehill tradition fined all 3 visitors for not wearing club shirts! We hope al 3
guys will come back again for a hit and perhaps get one of those exclusive club shirts for themselves.
Next week is the Easter break, but the games continue, with “Hidden Nine Stableford” being the format.
Don’t forget bookings for next week must go via Kevin, until Derek Lees sails back into town.
Contact Kev by SMS or Phone via 0403906688 or use the web site by no later than Wednesday evening please.
Par Plus – Par – 17-3-18
Par is not known as a “favourite’ game of most golfers, with just 22 players turning out for a hit on Saturday, but in an effort to mix things up little, the Postie declared that
the game would be “Par Plus”. Same game, but with the bonus of getting additional “+’s” should you birdie or better.
And this bonus was taken to the max by Puddles, who scored a +3 when he Eagled the last hole, the first for the season. Nice one Puddles. Unfortunately,
it didn’t help him that much as he still ended up on the minus side of the ledger.
But the player who made the most of the bonus scoring system was our winner “Little” Dave Thomas who had Four +2’s on his way to a final score of +8. You would
think that a score like that would see Hoppy taking to his handicap with a sharp knife, but as Dave mostly had “doubles” he only lost one shot.
However…………our second place getter, Grant “The General” Morrogh, who scored +6, wasn’t so lucky. He had no doubles (and would have won a regular Par event) but
seeing he is new to the Golflink handicap system, it allowed Hoppy to take a “Chainsaw” to his handicap, lopping off whopping 4, yes Four shots. We’re sure this will equal out over the coming
weeks, but at the moment, it is what it is. Sorry Grant.
As for the final podium spot, surprising most, including himself, was third place getter, Derek “Del” Russell, who only had one double on his way to a score of
+4. Hoppy was much nicer, leaving his handicap “as is”. Phew!
In other news, it appears we have a budding “Artist” in our ranks. The picture shown is the Nearest the Pin card from the 16th. As can be seen, the first player to get close was everybody’s favourite Sri-Lankan Manoj (MJ) Fernando who has had his
caricature beautifully drawn and coloured in by “The Bridesmaid” himself, Derek Lees.
Not long after Del thought “this can’t be true” and knocked MJ off, by drawing a much worse rendition of himself, forked fingers and all, but coming home with the
win was Greg “Ridgy” Ridge who could only draw an Arrow to indicate his supremacy.
The “Snake Man” was so happy to knock Del off, he couldn’t concentrate on the rest of the hole apparently and ran off punching the air in delight, while leaving
Scotty to carry the Flag for the rest of the group.
Finally, on the “I’m a Celebrity, get me out of here” front, it appears we have a “Social Climber” in our club.
Ray “Razor” Close now thinks his new “Russell Crow” look-a-like style is good enough to get the Paparazzi to snap him with other “Celebs” while he’s out and
As can be seen in the picture, he’s been rubbing shoulders with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. “Apparently” they popped over to his place for a BBQ,
making plans for the wedding. Yeah……..Right!!!
Now next week, we have the popular Bring a Mate day, combined with “Bill Day”. Bill McComb, was a long serving, very popular member of the club and a true
gentleman. He very sadly passed away from Skin Cancer some years ago. In his honour, each year the club donates some funds from the day to The Cancer Council, so dig deep
And of course, being “Bring a Mate Day, why not “bring a mate” along for a social hit. It’s a great way for them to feel their way into the club, with the
hope, they might like what they see and come back for more. We will ensure you get to play in the same group, so they don’t feel left out in the cold.
Most Importantly, bookings for next week AND the week after must go via The Prez, Kevin Pearce, as Derek Lees is taking a well earn holiday.
Book in with Kev by SMS or Phone via 0403906688 or use the web site by no later than Wednesday evening please.
March Monthly Medal – Stableford – 10-3-18
With the opening days activities out of the way, the serious stuff began with 27 guys fronting up in the quest to win the first Monthly Medal shirt on offer for Winter
With strong Easterly winds blowing and only getting stronger, scoring was tough, as can be seen by the winners “lower than normal” rounds.
Having said that, things were still very tight with countbacks needed to separate the top 4.
Coming in fourth and getting nothing more that a mention here, was the Fat Controller himself, Thomas the Tank Engines best friend, Stevie G on 36 points.
The countback didn’t work in his favour as everybody’s favourite Sri-Lankan and Carl’s personal chauffeur, Manoj TWFSL Fernando taking third, also with 36
In the battle for the top two, Greg Ridgy Ridge was miles ahead after scoring 23 points on the front nine, but after Big Al mentioned his fantastic achievement, he
said “sod that” and threw the anchor out to protect his handicap (so we say) only scoring 14 on the back nine for a total of 37 points.
Well the anchor worked, as he hasn’t lost a shot, but our Handicapper will always find a way to seek revenge (one way or the other) and so it was Steve Hoppy Hopkins
also scoring 37 points who took the win. With a better back nine, he won that countback and also won the first shirt of the season.
Now this year, “Captain Postie” has said that each monthly medal event will feature the announcing of the “sometimes” popular NAGA award and so the first winner for
this season is……drum roll please……Dashing Derek Lees!!!
It wasn’t all bad news for the Mancurian though, as he won 2 spins on the Wheel of Misfortune. Unfortunately, though, on his second spin, in his rush to see
what number he had spun up, he was convinced he had landed on the BIG one. 50 bucks. His arm raising celebrations were short lived, when he realised he had misread things, actually
getting the number NEXT to the 50, which was a whopping 4 bucks!!! When it’s not your day, it’s not our day!
As mentioned in the summer news a few weeks ago, we have two new members who have joined and so on Saturday they were presented with their club shirts.
Grant “The General” Morrogh and Scott “Scotty” Michael look gorgeous in their new wardrobes and both are in the running for the $200 pro shop voucher to be drawn later in the year. Don’t forget to bring you mates along for a hit in an effort to getting them
onboard as new members and to go into the same draw.
Once again guys, your club fees MUST be paid no later than March
31st, if you don’t, you will be ineligible to win any events. However, we have the bonus for everyone who
pays in time will go into a draw for a $100 pro shop voucher!!!
Pay your fees in cash at the club (See Razor or Derek Lees) or direct debit into the club account. BSB Number 306-041 Account Number 418580-2. Please
indicate your "Name" and the wording "Club Fees" in the text.
Finally and VERY IMPORTANTLY, there are new procedures in how to pay your weekly fees. The course will now take $29 off you in the Pro Shop “After”
11”00am. So we now need all players to pay $5 to our guys in the bar area “Before” each round. Best to do this when YOU put YOUR tag in the bucket and let us know if you’re playing next
week. Remember, no tag then you go into the last group.
Next week we have a modified game of Par, call Par Plus. Should be fun. Bookings via Derek Lees, SMS or phone 0419192863 or
use the web site. Wednesday evening is the deadline please.
Opening Day Ambrose – Select – 3-3-18
28 eager golfers fronted up for the early 7:30am start for the first game of the 2018 winter season.
It was good to see a lot of the winter boys come out of hibernation, as well as the seasoned summer golfers trying their luck in the traditional opening day Ambrose
The weather was kind too, the course was in good nick, so there were no excuses (apart from rust) to be had.
Taking out the event and returning to winning ways was the “A Team”. Apart from Marbuck, we never quite know who is the “real” A Team these days, but this time
around it was Marbuck, Big Al, BJ & the Postie who scored a net 54.75 to take the day. Well done guys.
Mind you it was close…………VERY CLOSE, with the runners up being just 0.125 behind. The very unlucky team was Razor, Little Dave, Uncle Ray and Hoppy. Back
Also in the unlucky bucket was Del, who somehow managed, on the 12th tee, to dispatch the
head of his driver, 40 feet to his left and 30 feet up a tree until it came crashing back down to earth. Problem was, the shaft of the club was still in his hand and the tee was still perfectly
in the ground! At least the ball went straight. The rest of the boys said it made a nice PING sound.
Not wanting to break any rules, he didn’t borrow any other drivers from team mates Billy, TWFSL or the Bridesmaid, but this proved a little difficult on the
14th, as the video download inbedded in the picture below will show.
After the game, the boys were treated to a feast of fish and chips, as well as the presentation of the Monthly
Medal shirts and the Club Champ jumpers. The wheel and the Master of Arms also made a welcomed return.
Now as a reminder, please don’t forget to pay your annual membership fees of $100 ($50 for Life Members) ASAP. This MUST be paid no later than March 31st, if you
don’t, you will be ineligible to win any events. However, we have the bonus for everyone who pays in time will go into a draw for a $100 pro shop
Plus, any NEW members that join will go into the draw for a $200 pro shop voucherto be drawn later in the year. So once again, if you have any mates that are remotely interested, tell them to come along for a hit and try things out. If they decide
to join they can pay the $100 membership fee, plus a one off $30 nomination fee, however, this now includes a club shirt, so get recruiting guys!!!
You can pay you fees in cash at the club (See Razor or Derek Lees) or you can pay directly into the club account. BSB Number 306-041 Account Number
418580-2. Please indicate your "Name" and the wording "Club Fees" in the text.
Next week we are back to an 11:30am tee off and we have the first Monthly Medal with a game of Stableford
Bookings via Derek Lees, SMS or phone 0419192863 or use the web site. Wednesday evening is the deadline please.