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Camden Golf Club


Thursday 11 October 2018

Club Championships

Round 1 of the Club Championships commenced last Saturday. With three scratch and nett events in both Men's and Ladies events, plus Senior and Junior events, there are too many events to report on (leaderboards can be viewed on our Camden Golf Club App).  Just a few of the scores of note:

  • Brett Moyes with a fine round of 71 to lead the A Grade scratch and nett.
  • Kendell Hunt with a great opening round of 81 to lead by 6 strokes in the Ladies A Grade Scratch.
  • Susan Goodall leads by 5 in the Ladies B Grade scratch.
  • Robbie Minns and Brandon Vella shot clear in the Junior Boys Scratch.
  • Some excellent rounds in the nett Ladies divisions. Pam Scutts, Kim DeCean and Maureen Wackett lead their respective divisions by a comfortable margin at this early stage.
  • Shane Austin's 66 would normally create a strong lead in B Grade nett, but he has 5 players chasing in the 60's.
  • Nicholas Zelesco looks good in the Junior Boys nett.
  • Other grades and events seem wide open.

We all look forward to round two this Saturday.  Check your time slot- it is a little different to last week due to the commencement of daylight savings.

Ladies Foursomes Mid-week Championship Report

Congratulations to Shelley Chapman and Sue Marsh, who won the A Grade Scratch event by one shot over two teams - Mindy Ross and Wanda Kozinski; and Kim DeCean and Maria Thorn.  

It was a nail biter to the end to have the three teams separated by a shot over two rounds.

In B Grade scratch, Maria DeJong and Susan Goodall also had a close finish to win by one shot over Kerry Cahill and Dirksen Kingma. 

In the nett events, A Grade was won by Kim De Cean and Maria Thorn on a count back from Yvonne Day and Heather Dunlop. 

In B Grade nett, Sue Purnell and Lola Harris had a close one shot victory over Gloria Wakeling and Dianne Markow.

calendar icon Monday 15th October 2018

Annual General Meeting

Camden Golf Club's 69th  Annual General Meeting is this Monday evening, 15th October at 7.30pm in the Club's Function Room.

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News Around the Course

  • The 'greens staff' have been working hard to get the course prepared for our Club Championship month.  Clearly, a couple of the greens are still struggling.  However there are signs of improvement and with the hard work and some excellent rain in the past week, the course is improving.
  • A reminder that we all have a hole that needs special love and care.  Based on our surnames, please make a special effort to fill divots and repair pitch marks 'on your hole'.
  • Reminder about keeping carts and scooters at least 10 metres from tees and greens.
  • Congratulations to Brett Moyes, who has been appointed the Men's Major Pennant Team Manager for 2019.
  • Congratulations to Shelley Chapman (Captain) and Kim De Cean (Vice Captain) on their election to these positions at the Ladies Annual Meeting last Monday night.  Other positions include Kerry Cahill (Secretary), Lola Harris (Treasurer) Colleen Versluis, Sue Purnell and Susan Goodall.  Many thanks to outgoing members of the committee.
  • Well, this isn't really around our course.  But.... Two old codgers at the Rugby League Grand Final last week.  Can you identify both supporters (I think they support the Club near the South Sydney Rabbitohs) and the dress 'label' of the pants on the left - it doesn't appear to be Calvin Klein.

Camden Senior Order of Merit Report

The event was held last Tuesday, October 2nd.  A field of over 70 competitors from all over
Sydney, plus one from Hobart, contested the event.  Some of the leading players in NSW Senior  Golf were in attendance, including the current leader of the year long Order of Merit Award, Ken Brewer from Concord Golf Club, Australian Representative Geoff Cranfield from Long Reef and a number of other leading players.

But it was the locals who dominated the awards.  Greg Matheson became the second Camden player to win the event, after Bill Bell won last year, with a scratch score of 72.  Runner Up was playing partner Ian Asbury from Shoalhaven Heads with a score of 74 on a count back from Terry Small, Kogarah Golf Club.

Nett Winner was Noel Beattie with a score of 69.  The old dog has plenty of bark left in him. The over 65 years winner, even though he plays under his age and still looks 45, was Neville Hoskin, with a score of 79. 

The best other nett score by a Camden player award, went to Bob Preston, with a score of 70. (Photos below).

Many other awards, nearest the pin, drive and pitch awards were also won by Camden identities.  Although the highlight may have been the hole in one on the third, achieved by a visitor from Cabramatta - Paul Chesher. 

Once again, it was Clubman / Director Bob Zelesco who should take most of the plaudits for the day.  When most other events are struggling for numbers, Bob calls his friends from around the state and encourages their participation.  He also secures outstanding prizes through Dunlop and his personal sponsorship and all visitors insist on returning after a great golfing experience.

The course was superbly presented, so credit to the boys, in particular Issac and Mitch.  Many thanks also to Stu, Paul and the team for the excellent organisation and prize presentation.  A day to be proud of, if you are a member of Camden Golf Club.

Greg MathesonNoel Beattie
Bob PrestonNeville Hoskin

Ladies Pennant Report

Sunday 7th October saw the third round of the WGN Ladies Weekend Pennants at Wentworth
Falls Golf Club.  After a long drive and an early tee time, it turned out to be a miserable day with
temperatures reaching a maximum of just 8.5 degrees and biting wind - oh and throw in persistent rain!

However, the team braved the conditions and came out on top, winning 4 1/2 to 1 1/2.  Individual results were as follows:

  • Bec Wright - All Square
  • Shelley Chapman - 1 Down
  • Susan Miller - 2 & 1 up
  • Maria Thorn - 5 & 4 up
  • Maxine Malcolm - 8 & 7 up
  • Chris Pettitt - 3 & up.

This win places us at the top of the leader board after three rounds.  Well done girls.  Let's keep it

Our next match will be against Glenmore Park on October 21 - at Glenmore.

M Malcolm and S Chapman

NSW Open Golf Championships

The Championship will again be held at Twin Creeks Golf & Country Club, situated in the beautiful surrounds of the Nepean Valley, just 45 minutes west of the CBD.  Spectators enjoy a unique experience, walking the fairways alongside the stars of the PGA Tour of Australasia.

Dates - 8th November to 11th November 2018.

For a limited time only, members can secure a FREE Season Pass, valued at $60.00.  A Season Pass entitles you to free entry for all 4 days of the events.

As well as watching some spectacular golf at NSW's premier event, there'll be other activities for the whole family to enjoy including longest drive and putting competitions.

The winner of the Camden Cup will be playing.

FREE parking is available adjacent to the course, with a complimentary shuttle service to the clubhouse.

It's a great day out, and a fabulous way to watch a tournament of this calibre.

Rules of Golf

Some Rules of Golf

I have had some members ask for some more 'obscure' rules of golf to be included in golfing
news.  Here's one:

Fixing a Pitchmark on the Fringe of the Green.

As a general rule, you don't want to mess with stuff on the fringe of the putting green.  Don't brush away any sand or fix any pitch marks as you will incur a one stroke penalty.  There is an exception to this rule.

If your playing partner is the one who created the pitchmark or splashed sand onto the fringe, you are allowed to take action and repair the damage or brush away the sand. Otherwise, you are not.

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