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Camden Golf Club


Friday 17 August 2018

The following information was received from long term member Adam Thurgar, prior to Jarrod Lyle's recent passing.  I think we should take special note:

"Australian professional golfer Jarrod Lyle had made the decision to stop active treatment for his cancer and begin palliative care.

Jarrod had acute myeloid leukaemia (AML), he had multiple rounds of chemotherapy and a stem cell transplant from his brother.

For people with blood cancers, like AML, a stem cell or bone marrow transplant is the only potential cure.

If you are between 18 and 45 years old you can help people with blood cancers by registering to become a donor at the Australian Bone Marrow Donor Registry https://www.abmdr.org.au/ "

For those who don't know Adam, he has been a fantastic Club member for many many years. He has had some significant health struggles himself in the past few years and has committed to helping those with this disease. His dream goal would be to have a "Yellow" day on the Friday of the Emirates Australian Open - like Jane McGrath "Pink Day" on Day 3 at the Sydney cricket test.

Could Camden Golf Club start the ball rolling here?

Just on this Topic:-  We have all read many comments from our golfing heroes, Adam, Jason, Rickie, Marc, Tiger etc regarding the death of Jarrod Lyle.  One in particular moved me more than others.  Of all players, it was Robert Allenby whose reflections were most beautifully expressed.  Robert has had some bad press over many years, yet his comments were superbly reflective.  It made me look at Robert in a different light.  Take some time and read the tribute at the bottom of the page.

Information for Senior Golfers:

Western Sydney Region Veteran Golfers Association has again been granted the hosting rights for the New South Wales Veteran Golfers Association Strokeplay Championships in 2019.  
It should be noted that this event is also a Golf NSW Senior Order of Merit (SOOM) event. The Championships will again be held over three rounds on the following dates and venues:

Round One

Round Two

Round Three

25th March

26th March

27th March



Stonecutters Ridge

The Super Seniors Pennant season commences this week. 

Good luck boys!

Camden Golf Club Foursomes Championship Report:

Week 1:-
Waking up to a howling wind was NOT what the brave Foursomes soles were hoping for.  Hard and fast greens, tight lies and generally difficult conditions did not help scores one bit. 

Women's Scratch looked an open contest heading into week 2.  Early favourites and seven time winners, Maxine Malcolm and Rebecca Wright, were in the box seat once again, with a 92, while four teams were within 4 shots.

Women's Nett All Grades was also a close affair, with Esther Pershouse and Lyn Bullock in the lead by a slender 1 shot, with a 72.  Maxine Malcolm and Rebecca Wright were close behind, while Pam Dilucchio and Bernadette Johnston were next.  

In the Men's Scratch early favourites Lindsay Hudson and Mitchell Arnold were in front alongside Ben Watkins and Troy Erickson with a creditable score of 80. Ben and Troy were looking very good until hitting a wrong ball on their last hole, taking triple but still sharing the lead. 

The Men's Nett Event All Grades saw Ian Stoddart and Bradley Keys in front with a score of 70.5, with the father/son team of Barry and Duncan Skinner one shot behind. 
There would be plenty of sleepless nights for the leaders, with only 7 nights to ponder if they could keep in good form until week 2.

Week 2:-
All Foursomes teams were hoping for less wind than last week, and got their wish in the early morning, although it started to blow a bit in the pm.  Some great scores in the final round. 

Women's Scratch: Congratulations go to Wanda Kozinski and Susan Goodall who are now Club Champions in Women's Foursomes. A strong final round resulted in a 188 total and a two shot winning margin over two teams - runners up on a count back Anne Brady and Susan Miller, while reigning champions Maxine Malcolm and Rebecca Wright were third. 

B Grade scratch champions were Esther Pershouse and Lyn Bullock with Yvonne Day and Kim DeCean runners up.

Women's Nett: A Grade net winners were Pam Dilucchio and Bernadette Johnson with a two round total of 153.  Runners up were the Wanda Kozinski and Susan Goodall team two strokes further back. 

B Grade nett winners were the gross champions - Esther Pershouse and Lyn Bullock, with Maureen Wackett and Margaret Poulton runners up. 

Men's Scratch:  With a birdie birdie finish, Ben Watkins and Troy Erickson became Club Foursomes Champions with the narrowest possible winning margin of one shot.  Runners up were the Mitchell Arnold and Lindsay Hudson team. 
B Grade champions were Victor Morgan and Allan Rousell with a comfortable three shot win over runners up Barry Skinner and Duncan Skinner.  
C Grade Champions were Norm McInnes and Col Hargraves with a narrow one shot victory over Alan Chaperlin and Ray Pershouse .

Men's Nett:  Emphasising their dominant performance in the scratch, the Watkins/Erickson team won the A Grade nett by two strokes over runners up Brad Sattler and Bernard Allport. 
B Grade nett winners were the same teams as the B Grade scratch. Team Morgan/Rousell were the winners, with the Skinner/Skinner father son team runners up on a count back. 
C Grade winners were the reverse of the gross result, with Chaperlin/Pershouse winning, with McInness/Hargraves runners up.

Ben Watkins

Ben Watkins

Troy Erickston

Troy Erickson

Midweek Women's Report:

The Women's Studley Cup has been held over the pass three Wednesdays. Each week brought something new, from frost, to sunshine, to gail force winds. The following ladies were successful in their three rounds and were able to come away as champions in their divisions. 

Div 1: Shelley Chapman - 266
Div 2: Maureen Brown - 300
Div 3: Lola Harris - 332

The following ladies were the Nett Winners for each division.
Div 1: Susan Miller - 223
Div 2: Maureen Brown - 228
Div 3: Dianne Markow - 236

From the three rounds of the Studley Cup, the top 8 Nett players qualify for the midweek memorial MatchPlay, which is played over 3 Wednesdays in September. The ladies that qualified are:

Wanda Kozinski, Maureen Brown, Maria Thorn, Janice Turner, Judy Page, Patricia Gleeson, Kerry Cahill and Dianne Markow.

Winners: Maureen, Susan, Lola, Shelley & Dianne

Winners pictured (L-R: Maureen, Susan, Lola, Shelley & Dianne)

Next Wednesday Camden are hosting the WGN annual event, where just over 90 ladies are coming to play a team and individual event. Ladies are visiting from Clubs like Yass, Windsor, Richmond, Lakeside etc to take part in this event. We wish goodluck to all ladies taking part in the days events.

Shelley Chapman.

GPS Information:

Message from Brian Thorn - All Sureshot GPS equipment is okay to be downloaded". Distances are in metres only.

Not all Foursomes Action was Textbook:

Thanks to my spy in the sky, Team Berrell developed a quite unique payback system.  Photo one below shows Joel hitting out of the dam on the 16th in week 1.  Photo 2 below shows Brian hitting out of the dam on the 16th in week 2.  It seems to me that Brian hit the better tee shot, or that Joel hit one of those shots that rhymes with tank.

Joel Berrell

Joel Berrell

Brian Thorn

Brian Thorn

Welcome to the July / August issue of Golfing NSW! 

The Golf NSW team has been on a Roadshow tour of the state this month, sharing information and ideas on how to secure and build your Club's future. From Ballina to Dubbo, and Narooma to the Griffith, the team has met with over 300 Club representatives so far, with more to come this month. We'll share some of the best moments in next month's issue.


August 5, 2018 in Latest News AUSOOM

We met because I was his hero.He has been mine ever since.I first crossed paths with Jarrod Lyle 20 years ago. He was 16 at the time. I was at Huntingdale for the Australian Masters from memory and I signed an autograph for him.

A year later, I received a call from Dave Rogers from the Challenge cancer support network. He told me there was a boy in hospital who was really sick. 'He loves golf, he loves you, and it would mean the world to him if you could pop over and say g'day.'

Jarrod Lyle

Jarrod Lyle - A Tribute to from Robert Allenby

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