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Camden Golf Club


Thursday 1 August 2019

Mixed Foursomes

Our Mixed Foursomes Club Championship was completed on Saturday and Sunday two weeks ago. This event is one of the most difficult for all players - a lack of rhythm contributing to the difficulties, particularly on the greens.  Congratulations to all players who took on the challenge.


A Grade Scratch

  • Shelley Chapman and Mitchell Arnold - 84, 81 = 165 - Champions
  • Corrina Hunt and Gary Hunt - 85, 88 = 173 - RU
B Grade Scratch 
  • Pamela Dilucchio and Ken Dilucchio - 94, 93 = 187 - Champions
  • Maxine Malcolm and Frank Michael - 96, 93 = 189 - RU
A Grade Nett 
  • Corrina Hunt and Gary Hunt - 71, 74 = 145 - Champions
  • Shelley Chapman and Mitchell Arnold 78, 75 = 154 RU
B Grade Nett
  • Angela Toto and Brian Thorn 74, 75 - 149 - Champions
  • Pamela Dilucchio and Ken Dilucchio - 76, 76 = 152 RU (CB)
Some photos from the day:

Ray shooting for the pin on 17.

Ray shooting on the pin on 17.

Ken & Pam

Ken making sure that Pam is dropping correctly under the new rules.

Ray, Esther, Garry, Maureen, Bill and Mindy

A happy crew with one hole to play.  Ray, Esther, Garry, Maureen, Bill and Mindy.

Peter, Judy, Brian, Angela, Duncan and Val.

Celebrating Angela and Brian's victory. Peter, Judy, Brian, Angela, Duncan and Val.

Shelley and Mitch

Club Champions on the 16th. Shelley and Mitch.

Duane and Bernadette

Duane and Bernadette, on the 16th Green.

Gary and Corrina

Scratch runners up and Nett Champions - Gary and Corrina.

Dennis and Christine

Dennis and Christine looking relaxed.

James and Kim

James and Kim were not too far away from the leaders.

Murray and Rebecca

Rebecca actually put her naughty finger up - Murray was not impressed with her antics.

Maxine and Frank

B Grade scratch runners up - Maxine and Frank

Anne and Neale

Anne and Neale on the 16th.

Ian and Susan

Excellent colours from team Susan and Ian.

Nathan and Kendell

More colour coordination by team Nathan and Kendell.

Maria Thorn and Trish Gleeson

Members Travelling Abroad  

A very observant Garry and Maureen Wackett managed to see two of our members in the crowd whilst watching the television coverage of the British Open final round last Sunday. 

Bottom right, watching Sergio Garcia greenside - yes - Maria Thorn and Trish Gleeson basking in the 'sun' at Royal Portrush.

Warren and Gibson Pennant Report

Warren Trophy:  Antill Park played very good golf and won all three matches.  Kevin Lockwood and Stephen Hale went down 4 and 3, Talby Elmoh and Mick Lewis 5 and 4 and James Blaker and Duanne Johnston were 1 down.

Gibson Trophy:  A very good contest with some very close matches.  Brad Keys and Peter Southby were beaten 4 and 3.  Michael Vance and Shuki Borthwick won their match 3 and 2 and Brian Berrell and Andrew Roberts won the 18th hole to square their match.  Final result 1 1/2 games each.

The course was in fantastic condition and the playing conditions superb. 

Reporter - James Blaker.

Hole in One Report

My apologies for not mentioning this last week - Brad Bailey had a special event on the 3rd hole last Saturday, 17/7/19.  With the wind blowing at gale force, Brad hit the perfect shot.  Well played.

10th Tee Development

As a result of a much appreciated sponsorship / donation of materials by Austral Masonry, the 10th tee will have a major makeover commencing in early August.  After a series of quotations (3), we have accepted a quote from Borderscapes for the work.  Borderscapes was the lowest quote as well as the preferred company by the supplier of the materials.

During the renovations, the tee area for the 10th will be moved forward.  We anticipate that the new 10th tee will be in play prior to the club championships commencing in October.

Sunday Competition

We have trialed the Sunday comp once a month over the past few months.  It has not been successful.  Some members and members from other clubs have suggested that it is the infrequency of the event that has caused a lack of response.

Commencing August 4, we have decided to set aside a number of time slots from 11am for a Sunday competition every week.  This will be a three month trial and will determine our future direction for competition play on Sundays.

NTP Trial

Our trial period for the NTPs on Saturdays for men has now been completed.

The trial involved having a designated NTP for each grade on a Saturday competition.  We have had a few members make mistakes by placing their name on the incorrect hole, despite it being clearly marked.  We have also had some members express some disappointment that there is now only one NTP available for each grade, when previously there was two.

The trial was initiated to guarantee players in B and C Grade of competing against their own grade.  Our statistical analysis had shown a high number of A grade winners under the previous system.

Please give Board Members and Golf Committee Members feedback on this trial.  We are happy to change back to the old system, if the majority of members feel this is warranted.

Thank you to Course Superintendent Justin Bradbury and Andrew Robb from Golf NSW for their informative presentations on Tuesday night this week.  A good crowd of 45 members were there for this information.

Damage on the 1st

Damage due to vandalism to the first green occurred on Monday night this week.

We would be very keen for information regarding this event if anyone hears of anything in the coming days.  

As a result, there is an area in the middle front portion of the green that has been marked for relief.

Cart Users

Please be aware of where you park your cart.  Front of green may often be a contributor to slow play.  For example, on the second hole, we have had numerous complaints when cart drivers park at the front (10 metres from the green) when the pin is at the back, resulting in significant time wasted for the group behind - by the time players walk off the green to the cart after everyone has putted out - it can be frustrating if it happens on every hole.

Justin Bradbury's Greens Report

  • Greens are performing well in a healthy consistent condition.
  • 5th green is thinner than the rest due to ongoing shade issues due to the low sun angle in the winter months, combined with the density of surrounding canopies.  Soil temperature is consistently 3-4 degrees lower than other greens.
  • All plug work and seeding are complete on greens.
  • Minor diesel leak on the 1st and 18th greens (7/7)  been  fortunate to avoid any substantial damage.

Hot Air Balloon

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