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Camden Golf Club


Thursday 30 August 2018


Monday 20th August 2018  -  Played at Cronulla (versus Wollongong)

Firstly as a team our many thanks to Garry Campbell (Campbelltown Coolrooms) for his continued support and sponsorship. He makes our team something special within a special Club! A special member!!!

We travelled to Cronulla knowing Wollongong has always been a tough opponent. We have met many times over the years and each time there is nothing in the result. Sometimes the Gong have the better of us by half a point, sometimes we have the better of them by half a point.

Super Seniors - Round 2:

Monday 27th August 2018 - Played Campbelltown at Wollongong

If you see any of these players on Thursday or Saturday please congratulate them.

We travelled to Wollongong with six players unavailable for varying reasons. Peter Legge at the Australian Indoor Bowling Championships, Steven O'Donnell at the Australian Ten Pin Bowling Championships and Danny Senko at the Australian Pool and Snooker Championships are three of the players absent. Not bad reasons for being away. Many thanks to the players who filled in especially at late notice!

Kenneth Bellman

Kenneth Bellman

Neville Smith

Neville Smith


Camden Golf Club has always had a regulation for cart users that they are NOT to drive within 10 metres of any green or tee.  In some circumstances we have directional signs, in others we have lines.

Damage caused by carts in areas around greens and tees is significant.  It is always frustrating for the members and particularly the Greens staff when members and guests disobey these directives.

The following photo was taken during the Foursomes championships.  Not good enough guys!  Expect a letter from the Captain.


Slow play:

At our most recent Golf Committee Meeting, this issue was once again raised (constant occurrence). Ladies Club Captain, Shelley Chapman and Club Captain, Gary Hunt, have both made it clear to members that if you are struggling to keep your place in the field (no more than two shots behind the group ahead) and you are using all of the methods we have previously suggested to keep up with play, yet you are still causing 'grief' for the group behind you- let them play through your group.  This strategy at least allows some respite for both groups and avoids ongoing frustration.

Women's Event:

WGN District Open Day at Camden on 22 August 2018, with 104 players coming from several Golf Clubs even as far as Yass.

Photo 1- Overall Team Scratch Winners - Susan Miller, Mindy Ross, Sue Marsh and Maureen Brown.
Photo 2- Overall Team Nett Winners - Dianne Markow, Barbara Bradshaw, Lyn Dredge and Margaret Harding missing.

Individual Stableford winners:- 

  • Division A - Corrina Hunt
  • Division B - Shirley Berry
  • Division C - Maureen Wackett

Susan Miller, Mindy Ross, Sue Marsh and Maureen Brown

Overall Team Scratch Winners: Susan Miller, Mindy Ross, Sue Marsh and Maureen Brown

Dianne Markow, Barbara Bradshaw, Lyn Dredge

Overall Team Nett Winners: Dianne Markow, Barbara Bradshaw, Lyn Dredge (and Margaret Harding Missing)

Gully on the 8th:

Due to the horrendous weather that we have had over the past 12 months and an inability to complete correctional work in the 8th gully, the Golf Committee have decided to reintroduce some relief in this area.

If you are in the 8th gully and you are between the cart path on the left and in line with the mounds on the right (total width of about 60 metres), you may take a 'one club length' relief, no nearer the hole.

This consideration is not to be used on any other hole.

This information is located on the white board outside the Pro Shop.
We decided on one club length because in some circumstances there is no relief within 30 cm in this area.

Bird Damage:

The Corellas have returned.  For the past few years we have had some major issues with bird damage to our course (in particular our greens).  Flocks of over 10,000 come onto the course most mornings and afternoons and in the space of 10 minutes can destroy a green (last week the 4th green was ripped apart in no time).   We have tried many different methods in the past to deter them. Legally we have few options.

As you will read in Shane Herring's report, Shane has had staff allocated to 'move them away' between 4pm and 6pm most afternoons.  In past years we have had volunteers who have driven carts around the course in the late afternoon to scare them off.

We are after volunteers to assist in this role.  If you can assist, we have some special thank you rewards.  Priority booking for competitions and dinner vouchers have been given to our helpers in the past.

If you can help, please see Gary Hunt.

Out of Bounds:

A reminder to all members that the roadway on the right of the 4th hole is an internal out of bounds line.  If, whilst playing the 4th, you hit your ball across the road at any point, you are required to follow the normal OOB regulations.

Please also be aware of the OOB on the 9th hole.  The new fence at the back of the green has white paint and black tops located on the fence.  This indicates that if your ball goes past the fence, you are OOB. 

Senior Order of Merit:

Camden Golf Club will be hosting our annual SOOM event on Tuesday, 2nd October.  This event is a major event in the Sydney Seniors calendar and has been organised and sponsored by Bob Zelesco for many years.  Keep this date free if you are over 55 years old.  More information to come.

Special Olympics Macarthur:

7th Annual Macarthur Region Charity Golf Day

Supporting athletes with an intellectual disability "Reach Their Personal Best"

Camden Golf Club (Studley Park) 50 Lodges Rd, Narellan
12th October 2018
7.30am Registration

Teams of 4 $500 per team or $130 per person 

Breakfast @ 6.30am Lunch

  • Player gift bags 
  • Hole Sponsorships 
  • Great prizes:  Hottest Drive,  Mystery Hole Prize,  
  • Raffles 
  • Silent Auction
Further details contacts are:
Mark Levers (m) 0408 611 659 or (e) leversmark@yahoo.com.au
Ann Massey (m) 0418 615 154 or (e) massey.ann@bigpond.com

Special Olympics is the not-for-profit organisation that transforms the lives of people with an intellectual disability through regular sports participation.  All donations are tax deductible  ABN 28 050 738 728.

Important Information regarding checking your GOLFLINK handicap


Dear All,

I am writing to let you know that from Tuesday 4 September all golfers and officials will need to log-in to view handicaps and handicap histories on www.golf.org.au.

The new log-in process will involve users registering their email address with Golf Australia (GA). Once logged-in, all users of www.golf.org.au will have full access to the same range of world-standard handicapping functionality they currently experience. This includes a person being able to view the handicap history of any golfer they know the GOLF Link number of. Having wide access to handicap records remains a key feature of the handicapping service GA provides to all officials and golfers, and it is an important safeguard against handicap manipulation.

Asking users to log-in to an internet service has become a standard operating practice. By moving in this direction GA will be able to develop and maintain a rich source of data to generate insights that will be critical to growing the industry's capacity to support golf clubs and their businesses. It will also be used to communicate important information and updates, and to develop innovative ways to improve the golf experience of individual players. (This source of data will be strictly separate to any personal member data provided directly by clubs to GA to enable the operation of GOLF Link. Member data provided directly by clubs is closely protected by data privacy legislation and may not be used by GA for the above purposes).

Some other important elements of this new process are:

  • There will be a workaround available to people who do not have an email address.
  • There will be no restrictions on who can register to use the handicapping service on www.golf.org.au.
  • Any individual who registers will have the choice to opt out of receiving any commercial marketing.
  • The new log-in process will only apply when using www.golf.org.au to access handicap or score history information. Nothing will change for the experience of a member when they remain within their club software system.
  • GA's policy on data protection can be viewed at - www.golf.org.au/privacypolicy.
  • If a user wishes, they will be able to remain continually logged-in to avoid having to enter their password every time they start a new viewing session.
We will post reminders and further information closer to 4 September. This will include via the GA website, on social media channels, and in various email communications.

Please feel free to raise any queries with GA's Rules & Handicapping Director, Simon Magdulski, at simonm@golf.org.au. Or with me directly.  All the best.

Yours sincerely,
Stephen Pitt
CEO, Golf Australia

Camden Golf Club

50 Lodges Rd, Narellan, NSW, 2567
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