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Camden Golf Club


Friday 21 February 2020

Major Pennant Report:

Round 1 was impacted by the 'big wet', so a 3 1/2 to 3 1/2 drawn match away to Bayview was a good result for the team.

Round 2 was played at home against the same opponent last Sunday.  A really solid 6-1 win was the result.

Having been washed out in our first match against Bayview we were really keen to have a big day for our first home game.  With all of the rain that we have had all bunkers were out of play and preferred lies taken throughout the course.

We started the day well with our reserve match being won by Brett Moyes 3 and 2.  Playing at number 7 was our debutant Bradon Vella who had a great 3 and 2 victory.  Mitch Arnold ground out an important 3 and 2 victory as did Daniel Hoare who finished 2 up in his first representative match also.  Matt Ferriera really turned up the heat winning his match 8 and 7.  James Hislop really dug deep to take a 2 and 1 victory.  Our Captain Lindsay Hudson overcame his opponent with a 2 to 1 victory.  Our No 1 player Michael O'Toole had a really tight match and took the game to the 18th where he finished 1 down.

All the players represented their Club proudly.  Thanks to Justin and all the greens staff for getting the course playable after all the rain.  Thanks also to those Club and family members who came and supported the boys.  To all the players.  Well done!  I know we are all looking forward to our upcoming home game against Cumberland.

Manager - James Blaker and Duncan Skinner.

Mixed Pennants

Mixed Pennants Report:

Last Sunday saw the Mixed Pennants take on Lynwood for a second time.  Always a friendly match against Lynwood, who with the recent rain has lost their course to flooding, with uncertainty as to when it will reopen.  All games were played in good spirit, unfortunately, Camden didn't get away with the win.
We managed to win 2 of the 5 matches, as well as win the reserves match.

Next week sees us take on the undefeated Bexley at Home.  A nice win against this team would make us all happy. Unfortunately no chance of winning our division.

Shelley Chapman.

Rain - and lots of it has impacted on events over the past two weeks.  The Men's Club Match Play first K/O round was postponed until this coming Saturday, Ladies midweek events were cancelled, Men's Thursday comps were either cancelled or impacted heavily and of course the course was closed for a few days last week.  All of this will have a positive long term benefit for Camden Golf Club but is frustrating for players wanting to play.

Last Saturday's Competition was played under the rare condition of preferred lies through the green and with bunkers out of play.  Unfortunately not all members noticed this change on both the card and the white board, so Don - it must have been tough hitting out of the long rough without preferring, not to mention the bunkers.

Just a reminder for future occasions when bunkers are out of play:  your drop out of the bunker is a free drop and must be taken 'no nearer the hole at the closest available point outside the bunker'.  Some members were under the impression that the drop needed to be taken at the point of entry which is not the case.  Under normal play conditions if a player was to take a 'penalty' from a bunker, the drop would be taken keeping the bunker between the ball and the pin.

Whilst on last Saturday's event, some excellent scoring by three players in particular- Leigh Sienkiewicz and Brian Beaven both had nett 63 off handicaps of 13 - great scoring.  Everyone was talking about Chris Zanoni's round, when they realised that he was 6 under par scratch with three holes remaining - he didn't have the best finish, but still finished under par. (An unnamed member was wanting to know who this new young guy Zanoni was - only to be told he has played Masters Pennants for the past 5 years).

The Jean Fairless (Mindy Ross' late mother) Trophy was played on Wednesday 5th and 19th February.  It is a stroke event where the best nett score over the 36 holes is awarded the winner. The first round saw some great scores: Shelley Chapman 72, Sue Marsh 73 and Patricia Gleeson 74, and a number of ladies closely following behind.

Wednesday 19th was a new day, with the course wetter, the rough thicker; scores not so elaborate as the first round.  Until the last group came in, Sue Marsh again, scored a very impressive 73 which had her awarded the Jean Fairless Trophy with a total of 146.  Shelley Chapman runner up with 150.

2nd Dam

View from the 2nd dam towards the tee box.  We haven't seen this full for 'years'.

16th Dam

The 16th dam hasn't seen water like this for a while.

Sad News:  Members would have noticed last week that the tree on the left hand side of the first hole, at about the 230 metre mark - the one we all hated because it caused so much grief - has gone.  Sad news indeed!

Justin Bradbury's Superintendent's Report:


  • Mowing height raised to 3.75mm (10/2) to ensure mowing could be executed during extended wet period. 
  • Greens were helped through several extremely hot days with hand watering in the afternoons and selective mowing practices in the mornings. They remain healthy late in the summer. 

Course Superintendent's Report Feb 2020

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