Matchplay Championship Finals
Congratulations to the finalists in last Saturday’s 36-hole matchplay final. A grade winner Lez Cheung jumped to a 7 up lead over Peter Hurley after 18 holes. Peter fought back in the second 18 to be 2 down at the 27th only to see Lez skip away again with three consecutive wins on holes 28, 29 and 30 to win the final 5/4. B Grade was close fought all day with Ben Thomson often having a slight lead to hold out Len Hutton 3/2. C Grade was more cut and dried as Kerry Metzke always led Nev Thomson who unfortunately battled some physical limitations. Kerry won 11/9. Congratulations to all finalists for their quality course demeanor.
Chatswood Chippers success
The recently introduced Chipper program encouraging new golfers to take up the game has met with considerable success. Seven ladies enjoying the current series have all joined CGC as Club members with several ladies purchasing new sets of clubs to enjoy this introductory program. Five new chippers are about to commence a mixed program this coming Sunday at 1.15pm. A space for an additional person is available. Applications are being received for a Men’s chippers to commence on Tuesday 30 July at 10.00am. Ring Emma Williams – 9419 2336 or firstname.lastname@example.org – to book your place in this totally professional golf introduction program. All members are grateful for Emma’s outstanding efforts to introduce and expand this event.
Golf NSW State Ambrose Championship
Members are reminded to enter this two ball ambrose competition for either Thursday 27 June (for ladies pairs) or Saturday 29 June (for men’s, ladies or mixed pairs). Play as a male pair, a female pair or a male/female combination and perhaps compete in regional play offs to attend the fully subsidized final at Bonville Golf Resort at Coffs Harbour.
Alleged rule indiscretions
At its Wednesday meeting Match Committee reinforced the protocol regarding possible rules infringements within competitions. It is each member’s responsibility to approach a possible rule/etiquette infringement issue at the time of noticing a player’s alleged infringement. Golf rules allow for possible issues to be resolved on the course in conjunction with the player’s score marker. If no on-course remedial rectification is undertaken a member can submit a report to the Match Committee which will determine if the incident/issue will be further investigated. If no report is submitted the alleged issue will not be addressed by the Match Committee. Gratis copies of the R & A/USGA Rules of Golf booklet are available at the Golf Shop or the Administration Office.
Members are reminded concerning course practice conditions as outlined in the Program of Events booklet. Only two balls can be played during a social round while hitting from the 2nd fairway practice area is prohibited during competition times or on weekends where social players utilize the fairway for normal play following competition fields.
John Benn – Captain