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Thursday 9 May 2019

Michael Bell

NSW Mid Amateur Report

One of the biggest events in NSW Amateur Golf was played over three rounds last week at Shoalhaven Heads Golf Club.

A field of 150 of the best players in NSW, restricted to players aged over 30 years, competed for this prestigious title.

We are pleased to report that Michael Bell was placed 5th in the event after three excellent and consistent rounds of 74, 72, 73 to finish the tournament at 6 over par.  Well done Michael!

The winner was an ex touring professional, Chris Campbell from Port Kembla Golf Club, who has regained Amateur status, with a 7 under par total, to win by 5 shots.

Semi Final Sharp / Turner Match Play (Women)

Both matches were played last Saturday.  Wanda Kozinski and Shelley Chapman won 5 and 3 over Margaret Poulton and Yvonne Day in one semi, while Lyn Bullock and Jacky Matheson won in a closer match 3 and 2 against Maria Thorn and Annie Brady.  The final is this Saturday.  We wish both teams the best of luck.

Dunlop / Harding Final

This mid-week pairs handicap Match Play event was finalised this week, with Shelley Chapman and Patricia Morrison running out comfortable winners over Annette Wilson and Wanda Kozinski 5 and 4.  Shelley seems to be in vintage form at the moment, with another final on Saturday to make a clean sweep of the pairs Match Play events.

Masters Pennant Report

Round 1

The first round of the Masters Pennant was played on Sunday, 28th April.  The Admark Camden Masters team had a home game against a very strong Glenmore team.  We were a little fortunate to sneak an 8-7 win, with 4 of the 8 matches going to the last hole (all of which were helpful to us).  Team managers Brian Thorn and Ray Byles were biting their fingernails by the end.  However, a home win is a positive, but we know that playing Glenmore away in a few weeks time will be very tough.

Best wishes to Chris Zanoni who suffered a nasty wrist injury during play and had to withdraw after 9 holes.  Unfortunately, this injury will keep Chris out of action for at least one month meaning all players are going to have to step up. 

Best wishes also to Life Member, Neville Smith who had come to the game as the official starter, photographer and general helper unfortunately, he received a terrible thumb injury whilst moving a score board, requiring medical treatment, hospitalisation and surgery later in the week.  We wish Neville a speedy recovery!

Individual results:

  • Greg Matheson - 1 up win
  • Chris Zanoni - injury loss
  • Neville Hoskin - 1 up win
  • Bill Bell - 3/2 loss
  • Neal Besgrove - 5/4 loss
  • Peter Nonnenmacher - square
  • Gary Hunt - 1 up win
  • Bob Zelesco - 2/1 win

Round 2

Our first away game at North Ryde was without regulars Peter Nonnenmacher and Chris Zanoni, so we expected it to be a tough ask. The return of Joe Smuk and Steve O'Donnell showed our team's depth.  

Unfortunately, what seemed to be a strong position on the leaderboard after 9 holes, did not continue on the back 9.  An 8-7 loss was the end product, again, with a number of matches going down to the last hole.  

With North Ryde being the weakest team in our group, it must be said that an away win was essential for our chances in the competition. 

An away match against Penrith is our next challenge.  Players will need to be on their best behaviour to avoid a $2 fine for breaching the uniform code, (such as the wrong belt), or the $4 fine for not hitting their tee shot past the ladies tee (known as a Joey), or the $10 fine for hitting a bunker shot across the street into oncoming traffic on the final hole, (known as a Gary).  Ray Byles keeps a close watch on all misdemeanours. 

Individual results:

  • Greg Matheson - 3/1 win
  • Bill Bell - 2/1 win
  • Neville Hoskin - 2 Up win
  • Joe Smuk - square
  • Gary Hunt- 1 down loss
  • Bob Zelesco - 6/4 loss
  • Steve O'Donnell - 2/1 loss
  • Neal Besgrove - 3/1 loss

Masters Pennant Team

The Admark Camden Masters Pennant Team 

Ladies Midweek Pennants

Another year has come and gone, and the Ladies Midweek Pennants are here again.  
Week 1:-  This week we played at Dunheved against Richmond (the reigning Champs).  We knew that they were going to be tough competition, but the Studley Ladies held their own and were able to get away with the win.  

Individual match results are as follows:

  • Shelley Chapman WON 3 and 1
  • Wanda Kozinski LOST 3 and 2
  • Maria Thorn WON 4 and 3
  • Val Jameson LOST 3 and 2
  • Judy Page WON 6 and 5  (All praise must go to Judy who graciously filled in for the day when a few members of the team pulled out due to injury).
An awesome start to the season.  Our next game is home, against Camden Lakeside on Monday 13th May.

Regards, Shelley Chapman

  • Great Eagle on 14 last week Rebecca Wright.  A few admirers sent me the information.

A Reminder

  • Book in this Thursday night will have limited spaces for men, due to the Women's Camden Cup.  This day also has the 1st round of the Higglett/Edwards pairs handicap Match Play for men, so spaces in the field will be tight.
  • This Saturday will include the 3rd round of the Cosgrove Whear individual handicap Match Play for men.  Best of luck to the final 8 competitors.
  • Sunday Medley Stableford this month is on Sunday, 19th May.  Book in online, with the field commencing at 11am.  A few more players have already entered, compared to last month.

Men's Camden Cup

Saturday 18th May 2019. 

Open to all A Grade Men from Camden Golf Club and handicap of 7 and under for visitors.  See Stu Meani in the Pro shop urgently.

Women's Camden Cup

Liz Kernohan Trophy

Saturday 25th May 2019.  

Entry forms available from the office, online or Stu.


Course Requests

At this time of the year and in the coming months, it is vital that we all repair pitch marks on the green, and divots on the fairway AND in the rough.

I played with Bill Bell last week.  He filled his sand bucket on EVERY hole, because it had been emptied into multiple unfilled divots while walking to his ball.  A good lesson for us all.

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