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Friday 3 August 2018

Mixed Foursomes Report

Round 1:- Saturday, 21st July

An exciting day of quality Foursomes saw a leaderboard of significant proportions.  The cream had risen to the top, with last year's lady winner and her new partner gaining a one shot lead.  Shelley Chapman and Frank Michael shot a creditable 82, tainted only by the triple on 17. Their lead over mother/ son combination of Heather and Bruce Dunlop was small, following the Dunlop's even par back nine - well done. But they would like to replay the 7th hole, after taking a 9 on the Par 4/5.  In third place, Mindy Ross and Bill Bell on 85 were looking good early before their triple on 4.

So, plenty of opportunities were out there to score, but also some danger holes to be careful of.  There were 12 teams within ten strokes of the lead, leaving the door open for a come from behind Winner.

Leaders of the net were team Dunlop, with Wendy Hyndman and Steven Groth one shot back, after a great round.  Shelley and Frank were there, while the experienced team Pershouse were lurking.  The nett event seemed to be wide open behind leaders team Dunlop.

Round 2:- Sunday, 22nd of July

A cold morning greeted the players.  Many would have preferred to remain in bed after a stressful first round of Foursomes. But no, down to the driving range for a two hour warm up in minus three degree temperatures was how the contenders courageously started their Sunday.  Come tee off time, it couldn't be better for the final round. Now to the golf.

Gary and Kendall Hunt had a disappointing round on Saturday, but came back with a vengeance with a tournament low score of 80 on Sunday. This was to set the clubhouse lead for others to chase. One by one, teams came up a little short, until the Candice Bell / Daniel Meldrum combination equaled their combined total of 170.  Just when the tournament looked to be heading for an 18 hole playoff next week, the winners arrived.  And what a popular win. Long term member Heather Dunlop and son Bruce Dunlop came in with a final round 85, when added to their first round 83, for a total of 168, giving them a two shot victory.

The nett event was also won comfortably by team Dunlop, with a score of 137.

The bonus - all teams survived.  

Full results available soon.

Another Hole in One

Congratulations to Shuki Borthwick after a hole in one on the 6th in Saturday's medal round. Just goes to show it can happen on days other than Thursdays.  Not sure how many aces Shuki has had, but it is at least one more than most of us.

Slow Play

There were many complaints again on Thursday (2nd August) about slow play.  (It has been an issue for some time).  Previously we have suggested many methods for groups to utilise in order to keep up with the group ahead.  I'm not sure why these methods don't achieve the trick.

However, if your group still can't keep up with the group ahead and you notice the group behind constantly waiting, Captain Gary Hunt has suggested that you simply let them play through - hopefully they catch up to the group ahead and the slow group can increase their play speed.

Previous suggestions:

  • Moving two players to the next tee after putting out.
  • Scoring your card for the previous hole after playing your tee shot, if you are first to play;
  • Ready golf - if you are ready, despite other players being further from the hole, play your shot;
  • Play honour golf if you wish, but not when you are behind.
  • Cart players can play a huge role in assisting potential lost balls and saving time
  • Walkers briskly walk to your ball.
  • If you play with a slow player- let them know that 'we' need to speed up.
  • Strictly abide by timing rules for a lost ball; 5 minutes. In stroke rounds in particular, play a provisional if the ball is heading toward trouble.

Roz Hill

Memorial Day Event

Sunday 23rd September 2018

2 Person Ambrose for both Men & Women
(Note:  This is not a mixed event)

Cost:  $10

Please pay Yvonne Day

This event is held in memory of all past members of Camden Golf Club.

Foursomes Championships

Best of luck to all those playing Foursomes over the next two weeks. A challenging game, but fun if you let it be fun.  Maybe we need a special prize for teams that have a 4 putt on any green.  I'm sure there will be a number of them.

Course Report

A new addition to the biweekly golfing news will include a monthly report from the Course Superintendent Shane Herring.  Each month, Shane attends the Greens Committee meeting and presents a written report.  This report will now appear here, after numerous members indicated an interest in what is happening around the course - the problems, changes, works in progress, planned work, improvements.  This report will commence in next fortnight's e-news.

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