Vets Golf

Committee

President – Col Brigstock

V/President – Bill Snelgrove

Captain – Alf Bargwanna

V/Captain – Bruce Ryan

Secretary – Stu Dossetor

Treasurer – Wayne Magill

Publicity – Garry Dwyer

Committee – Richie Lydon

Committee – Don Forster

Committee – Neville Catterall

Committee – Les Berghofer

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News


Shoalhaven Patios Single Stableford

A beautiful day for golf and a great turn up of 61 players. It was also the first round of the 2021 Race To October. The 19 man shootout will be held on Monday 23rd November with an 8:30 hit off. Good luck to all players.The renovations are progressing well. Not long to go with all looking good. Next week’s event is Booth and Partners Single Stableford. All this weeks results are below.

Mugs Away

The field for the shootout has been finalised as per the list below:

Shootout Competitors
Alan LiebertLes BerghoferChris Hoffman
Allan SteedenMichael LiddyKen Stevenson
Brian MalvernPaul WallaceWilliam Snelgrove
Chris PenderRichie LydonMichael Hasler
Colin BrigstockRobert PittPhil Viret
Ivan BarretteWayne BeckenhamGarry Dwyer
Kevin Henderson

Each of you has been entered into the time sheet system on Monday across a range of start times starting at 8:38.

PLEASE IGNORE THE START TIME AGAINST WHICH YOU HAVE BEEN LISTED.  We will all be hitting off as one group at 8:30.

The purpose of listing you in the timesheet system was threefold: to register each of you as playing on the day, to reserve the timeslots for this event and allow me to get current GA handicaps to calculate daily handicaps for the event.

As a reminder, the shootout will be conducted as follows:

  • A player’s score on each hole will be their net stroke score on the hole (I’ll have a sheet setting out how many shots each player gets on each hole)
  • The player with the highest score on each hole is eliminated with remaining players progressing to the next hole.  At the early holes, to keep the field moving, players who have bettered the highest recorded score will proceed to the next tee and commence hitting off.  This process continues until we have one player remaining after the 18th
  • In the event of a tie for the highest score there will be a putt off among the ties to determine who will be eliminated.

Alf Bargwanna will be our referee for the event and will also act as our Covid Safety Marshall. 

It is critical that all competitors in this event comply with Covid safety requirements.  In particular:

  • Sign in to the app on arriving at the course
  • Maintain safe social distancing throughout the event and particularly when we are gathering to hit off at the first hole.

Wray Owen Monthly Mug

After all the rain, the course was in great condition to play our Mug round. The field was down on numbres. The snadwiches were well appreciated after a hard day. I’m sure all players would agree. This was a monthly medal day with results listed below. Next weeks event in Mincove Homes Mug of Mugs. Set out below are results from yesterday’s MUG round. For the immediate term, well award $5 credits for novelty prizes. It is intended that the ball rundown and novemlties will revert to balls once we are allaowed to have post game presentations. The prize for lowest number of putts will be determined when I get a chance to pick up the cards and identify the winner.

In the individual knockout semi-finals, Phil Smith defeated Stev Cornfors and Paul Wallace received a walkover (due to illness of Broan Dwyer).

Phil and Paul will play off to find our individual knock-out champion to be played by the end of the month. The 19 man shootout will be held on Monday 023 November hitting off at 87.30am. I am aware that one player (Leslie McMaster) is unavailable on that day. The top of the reserve list (Lindsay Elliot) therefore gts a run. If any of the other qualifiers are unable to play, can you please let me know so that I can call up a player on the reserve list.

WLVG Results 28 October 2020

Well it has been a very busy week with 2 days of Festival of Golf and Wednesday Comp. We had visitors from Mona Vale and Toukley as well as other clubs in our region. Big thank you to the committee for getting the FOG organized at short notice. Thank you to Worrigee Sports Club for the catering and the Stableford room. The weather held up for all play. All results are listed below. Brian Dwyer is on the sick list at the moment. We hope to see him back soon. Good to see Kurt Moy back from a long lay off.

Next week’s event is the Wray Owen Monthly Mug.

Monday 26 October 2 person Ambrose
Overall winnersPaul Freeman & Alan Liebertnet 64.5
Lady winnersBeverly Boroughs & Kathryn Baldwinnet 72.5
Medley winnersCol Brigstock & Bill Brownnet 64.75
2ndKen Stevenson & Kel Turnernet 66.25 on C/B
3rdRonald McLean & Trevornet 66.25
4thCameron Fraser & Rod Elliottnet 66.75
Tuesday 27th Individual Stableford
Ladies Div 1 WinnerPennie Conlon37 Pts
R/UPRosemary Smith31 Pts
3rdSue Earle29 Pts
Ladies Div 2 WinnerPam Plunkett32 Pts
R/UPCheryl Bargwanna30Pts
3rdKath Pank29Pts
Mens Div 1 WinnerStephen Tekely38Pts
R/UP Robert Pitt 35 Pts on C/B
3rdBill Brown35Pts
Mens Div2 WinnerGerald Marsh40Pts
R/UP Michael Temby 34Pts
3rdChris Hoffman31Pts

Today was also the third and final round of our 54-hole Race to October Finale. The full listing of results is attached.

Top 5 placings overall and by grade are listed below.

The overall winner of the Finale was Colin Brigstock, with Ken Stevenson and Michael Hasler tying for runner up.

Noting that placegetters in the Overall ivision, are not eligible for Grade prizes, the supplementary Grade prize winners were as follows:

A Grade:             Robert Pitt

B Grade:             Ross Elletson

C Grade:             Claudio Dall’Orto

Handicap Divisions for Vets Competitions

I have noticed in the results for the last few weeks that the split across the three grades has become a bit uneven.  We will review the handicap ranges before next weeks round, so those who are currently on the cusps of the current divisions may change grade in next week’s competition.

Next week’s competition

Next week’s event is our Monthly Mug.  It is the start of a new golfing year so it will be the first round of the 2021 Race to October and also the first round of the 2021 Eclectic competition.

There will be a packaged sandwich available at the end of the round.  Our “earlybirds” may have to wait around for a little while if they want to collect theirs.

Wray Owen Monthly Mug 7 October 2020

Monthly Mug Winner

B Ryan  63 NETT

Results

Winners

A Grade S Cornford 67 NETT  B Grade I Mackie 69 NETT C/B  C Grade N Catterall 65 NETT

Runners Up

A Grade M Liddy 68 NETT B Grade B Dwyer 69 NETT C Grade W Beckenham 66 NETT

Following yesterday’s Mug round, our semi-finalists for the individual knockout have been determined.

Semi Final 1       Steve Cornford  Vs Philip Smith

Steve was fortunate to receive a walkover yesterday and Philip had a 4 and 3 win over Garry Ganderton

Semi Final 2       Paul Wallace Vs Brian Dwyer

Paul beat Les Berghofer 2 and 1 in an earlier separate matchplay game and yesterday Brian had a 4 and 2 win over Ken Stephenson

Congratulations to the 4 semi-finalists.

Because our year-end presentation event will not go ahead in its usual night-time format with accompanying people and any replacement event is unlikely to happen before the end of November, we have been able to relax the schedule for completion of semi final matches.

The deadline for completion of these matches has been extended to Wednesday 4th November.  It is up to each pair of players to arrange to play their match by this deadline – either as a standalone matchplay game on a day of their choosing or, because the 4th of November is a Mug (stroke) round, the option exists for the matches to be played on that day – provided both players play in the same group. 

…and the Player of the Year is

As was the case last year, finding our Player of the Year has gone right to the wire.

Our three players in contention going into the final round played together today and for different periods during the final round each of the three had taken the lead in today’s round.

The final scores recorded by the three in today’s round were as follows:

Ken Stevenson  Gross 86             Net 73

Colin Brigstock Gross 77             Net 69

Brian Herring     Gross 81             Net 74

Colin’s score was good enough to come 8th today and earn 85 points.

Ken and Brian finished outside the top 18 and hence earned 5 points each. The smaller field of 44 players meant that the points on offer were reduced with 170 points for the winner  (instead of 200) and only 18 places earning points above the 5 you get for completing the round (instead of 20).

With Colin earning 80 points more than Ken, Colin was able to just catch up to Ken with both players ending up on 2200 points for the season.

Not having previously contemplated a tie for Player of the Year, Alf Bargwanna (Captain) and Bruce Ryan  (Vice-Captain) were asked to adjudicate on a course of action, with the decision being made to declare Ken and Colin joint winners.

So, congratulations goes to Ken Stephenson and Colin Brigstock as our 2020 Race to October joint Players of the Year.

This week’s event is D & Y Superfinish Single Stableford and Round 1 Race to October.

Mugs Away

Individual Knockout Draw – First Round this Wednesday

This Wednesday is the first Round of the Vets Individual Knockout.  Attached is the draw for the event. Entries were based on those who had entered Wednesday’s competition as at 5:30pm this afternoon. A copy of the draw will be at the pro shop on Wednesday.

For the draw, seedings were based on the number of rounds played to date in the 2020 Race to October.  For players on the same number of rounds, their order was randomly sorted by computer. 

As we have 57 players in the knockout, there are 7 byes in the first round.  This means that the 7 players with the most rounds played were the lucky recipients of a bye in the first round.

For the knockout, the first three rounds will be “head to head” competitions where the winner of each pairing will be the best score on the day in our normal vets competition.  If scores are the same, standard countback rules as applied by the computer will be used.

The results of these three rounds will be processed by computer and published in time for competitors to know who they are up against in the next round. When we get to the final 8 players, the competition will revert to matchplay, with pairings given 3 weeks to complete their games.

The full schedule of dates for the knockout is as follows:

Round 1:            Head to Head    2nd September

Round 2:            Head to Head    9th September

Round 3:            Head to Head    16th September

Quarter Final     Matchplay          Complete by 7th October

Semi Final          Matchplay          Complete by 28th October

Final                   Matchplay          Complete by 11 November

Thank you to Alf and the committee for providing sandwiches purchased from the club for all on Mug day. Much appreciated by the members. 

Best of luck to all participants

Solomon Motors Single Stableford 23 September 2020

Well we had the winds again today but there was still some good scoring. Well done to those people. The grass is coming back nicely on the greens so putting will get easier from now on. The magpie is still having fun with us on the  14th but that should stop soon. As I mentioned last week the new cart sheds should be completed in the next few weeks. Don’t forget the next round of match play has to be completed by 7th October. This week’s round will be the Hotondo Homes Single Stableford in conjunction with 4BBB. The Monthly Mug and putting will be on 7th October. Please stay clear of the construction site. All results are listed below.

Sad News

It is with some sadness that I have to report that one of our members, Egon Bennies passed away suddenly on Monday.

Details of funeral arrangements etc will be passed on when they are known.

With the ever consistent Ken Stephenson snaring 2nd place yesterday and Colin Brigstock again failing to find form, Ken has taken over as leader in the Race to October.

Good points-scoring rounds by Brian Herring and Paul Wallace have kept those two players well and truly in the hunt for the Player of the Year Award.

Unfortunately, despite a good round earning him 75 points, John Peters, now being 525 points behind Ken, is now out of the race to become Player of the Year.

Ken, Colin, Brian and Paul will battle it out over the next two Wednesday’s to see who takes home the coveted title.

Paul, being 275 points behind Ken, will need a winning score next week to remain in the race going into the final week.

These four players will be drawn together for the final round on 7th October.  A hitoff time of 9:00am has been reserved for this group.

Full results after the round on 23 September are attached.  There are still a couple of players who can qualify for the Finale by getting to the minimum 15 games played.

And remember, your position on the points table determines how many bonus stableford points you receive for the 54-hole Finale being held on 14/21/28 October.

So every point you can earn in the next 2 weeks can make a difference to your starting points for the Finale!

Booth Partners Single Stableford 16 September 2020

We played Booth Partners Single Stableford in conjunction with 4BBB. There was a good roll up of 62 players in beautiful spring weather. Winners and the next round of match play are listed below. My prediction for the quarter finals are Cornford, Ganderton, Wallace and Stevenson. This week’s event is the Solomon Motors Single Stableford and Memorial Day. Wednesday 30th September will be Single Stableford in conjunction with 4BBB. Monthly Mug will be on the 7th October. Good to see all the renovations coming along nicely. Cart sheds are nearing completion and Pro Shop bricks are being laid. Members please observe working areas and keep clear.

Winners in today’s individual and 4BBB stableford events were as follows

Individual Knockout

In the vets individual knock out, the winners of Round 3 Head to Head matches are highlighted below. 

Some really tight matches, with four of the eight matches decided by countback and 2 others by a single point.

Round 3 Head to Head Matches in conjunction with Stableford Event on 16 September 2020

Steeden, Allan35vsCornford, Steve40
Bennett, Greg33vsLiddy, Michael33
Smith, Philip31vsMagill, Wayne31
Ganderton, Garry39vsCockburn, Ian39
Wallace, Paul35vsBeckenham, Wayne31
Berghofer, Les35vsBurgess, Col34
Dwyer, Brian36vsElletson, Ross35
Stevenson, Ken37vsHenderson, Kevin37

The knockout now changes to matchplay, with the quarter final match-ups being as follows

Cornford, Steve vs Bennett, Greg

Smith, Philip vs Ganderton, Garry

Wallace, Paul vs Berghofer, Les

Dwyer, Brian vs Stevenson, Ken

These matches MUST be played by Wednesday 7th October.  It is up to the players involved to arrange a time for the match to be played.

Whilst it is preferable that matchplay not be played at the same time as any other competition, under a Golf NSW dispensation, the match can be played in conjunction with the stroke play round we have scheduled for 7th October.  If this option is used, both players must play in the same group, abiding by normal strokeplay rules but with the matchplay result being determined hole by hole.  Unfortunately, for the ensuing semi-final there is no stroke round available in the window of available dates so these matches will need to be scheduled separately from other events.

If a quarter final match is not completed by 7 October, then the Event Match Committee (Colin B, Alf B , Bruce R) will consider the circumstances and declare a winner if one player has been less than cooperative in finding a time for the match or default both players if there has not been a good attempt by both players to complete the match by the 7 October.

Race to October

The update of the Race to October leaderboard will be distributed via a separate email when results have been compiled.

…and then there were 6

Attached is the full leaderboard following the stableford event on 16 September.  The results for the top 8 were as follows

With our leader Colin Brigstock only gaining minimum points and with three of the top six (Ken, Brian and Kevin) getting amongst the points, the leaderboard has tightened up considerably.

While recording solid scores on Wednesday, Michael Liddy and Les Berghofer also only earned the minimum 5 points and have now dropped out of contention to be our 2020 Race to October Player of the Year.

Those still in contention should note that in the final round (on 7 October) there will be a seeded draw, with the top 4 drawn to play in the same group.  A tee time of around 9:00am will be reserved for this group.

58 players have now qualified for the Finale and there are another 4 players who can get to the minimum 15 rounds needed for qualification.

Wray Owen Vets Monthly Mug 9 September 2020

Player of the Year

With 4 weeks to go (and therefore 800 points theoretically available to a player winning all 4 weeks!), the Race to October Player of the Year award has narrowed to 8 players.

Colin Brigstock is currently our leader with 2020 points.  Brian Herring is 2nd, 215 points behind Colin.  Brian and Colin have held the top 2 positions on the leaderboard since early December 2019.

It is worth noting that our leader has had  a drop-off in form over the last 6 weeks which combined with strong performances from many of those chasing him, his lead has been cut from 460 points (at 24 June) to 215 points (at 9 September), hence only just over 1 win in front of the ever consistent Brian Herring and our 2019 Player of the Year Ken Stevenson (220 points behind Colin).  Paul Wallace (305 points behind) has maintained steady form holding down 3rd or 4th place throughout the period since the resumption in May.

Ken Stevenson and John Peters have been the two players to move rapidly up the leaderboard since the Race resumed in May.  Ken has moved from 26th on the leaderboard to 3rd and John has moved from 31st to 5th (535 points behind). 

The remaining players within 780  points of Colin are Kevin Henderson (575 points behind), Michael Liddy (665 points behind) and Les Berghofer (670 points behind).

Race to October 54 Hole Stableford Finale

This event is held over the last three Wednesday’s in October and is styled on the structure of the Fedex Cup Tour Championship with eligible players receiving bonus stableford points based on their finishing position on the Race to October leaderboard.  Players are eligible for this event if they have completed at least 15 rounds in the regular events included in the Race to October.  At this stage, 56 players have qualified for the event and there are 8 players who can reach the minimum 15 games by the end of the regular season.  The attached leaderboard shows how many rounds players have competed in.

The bonus points awarded for the Finale are as follows:

Player of the Year  8 points
2nd place 7 points
3rd to 29th  7 to 2 points (depends on how points the player is behind 1st place)
30th 2 points
31st to 50th 1 point                          

Based on the points at 9 September, I have estimated that about 500 points will be needed to get into the top 50 and about 850 points will get you into the top 30.

So, with 4 weeks to go, and 200 points generally available to the winner each week (and top 20 earning points above the 5 points minimum allocated for completing the round) all players are in a position to progress up the leaderboard and gain extra bonus points for the finale.

Thank you to Alf and the committee for providing sandwiches purchased from the club for all on Mug day. Much appreciated by the members. 

Mugs Away

Shoalhaven Patios Single Stableford

WLVG Results 2/9/2020

Shoalhaven Patios Single Stableford

Well the magpie has been having some fun on the 14th hole. It makes it hard to play your shot when you know your the target! The weather Gods are back with us. What a great day! A couple of members are on the sick list at the moment. Hope to see Curt and Fred back soon. Please take note of the signs around the construction area to keep it safe for all of us. While 2020 has been a rocky road for all some good things have come from it. Being a  grandfather for the first time has to top the list.

Mugs Away

Race to October Update

With a number of players inside the Top 10 getting amongst the points this week, the lead held by Colin Brigstock has been whittled down.

With 5 more weeks to go in the race to be our 2020 Player of the Year, positions at the top of the leaderboard are tightening up. 

The full leaderboard is attached

 Individual Knockout

Results of today’s head to head matches are attached.  Note that the result for one match  (Vic Speechley vs Garry Dwyer) is yet to be finalised due to an issue with the recorded scores.

There were two matches determined by countback.  In these matches the “Place” column (which reflects finishing position after applying countback rules) was used to determine the winner. 

Upcoming Events 

September 9th  Monthly Mug and 2nd round of individual knockout  (with a pre-packaged sandwich provided at completion of the round)

September 16th  Single Stableford and 3nd round of individual knockout

September 23rd   Single Stableford and Memorial Trophy

September 30th  Single Stableford with 4 Ball best Ball in conjunction

Vets Knockout

This Wednesday is the first Round of the Vets Individual Knockout.  Entries were based on those who had entered Wednesday’s competition as at 5:30pm this afternoon. A copy of the draw will be at the pro shop on Wednesday.

For the draw, seedings were based on the number of rounds played to date in the 2020 Race to October.  For players on the same number of rounds, their order was randomly sorted by computer. 

As we have 57 players in the knockout, there are 7 byes in the first round.  This means that the 7 players with the most rounds played were the lucky recipients of a bye in the first round.

For the knockout, the first three rounds will be “head to head” competitions where the winner of each pairing will be the best score on the day in our normal vets competition.  If scores are the same, standard countback rules as applied by the computer will be used.

The results of these three rounds will be processed by computer and published in time for competitors to know who they are up against in the next round. When we get to the final 8 players, the competition will revert to matchplay, with pairings given 3 weeks to complete their games.

The full schedule of dates for the knockout is as follows:

Round 1:            Head to Head    2nd September

Round 2:            Head to Head    9th September

Round 3:            Head to Head    16th September

Quarter Final     Matchplay          Complete by 7th October

Semi Final          Matchplay          Complete by 28th October

Final                   Matchplay          Complete by 11 November

See the draw here

Best of luck to all participants

Regards,

Colin Brigstock

Lahene Plumbing Canadian Foursomes 26 August

Lahene Plumbing Canadian Foursomes

The great weather was finally back with us today. Congratulations to all winners. Results are below. The gross winners from the playoffs were decided after the weekly round. The winner in A Grade was Brian Herring and in C Grade Stu Dossetor. Well played boys. Good to see Alf back from injury. Bob “The Tiger “could be coming out of hibernation soon after a long layoff. The Monthly Mug will now be played on 9th August. Next week will be a Single Stableford. The greens are being cored on Monday the 7th August hence the change for The Mug.

Championship Play-offs

The Vets championship play-offs were held today.  In the Overall Vets Championship, Brian Herring was the victor by one shot over Michael Liddy.  In C Grade, Stu Dossetor survived a shaky finish to be victorious by 1 shot over Phil Smith with Garry Dwyer in third place.

Congratulations to Brian and Stu.  

Mugs Away

WLVG Results 19 August

Winners

A Grade  J Peters 37 points   B Grade B Ryan 32 points  C Grade L Berghofer 32 points

Runners Up

A Grade K Turner 34 points  B Grade R Wolfenden 31 points C Grade C Dall’Orta 28 points

On Wednesday we played PB Smash Repairs Single Stableford. With no carts allowed the numbers were down to 39. It appears that all players thankfully finished before the wind got up. Sending wishes for a speedy recovery to our members: Alf, who has had neck surgery and Greg who has had surgery on his ankle.

Next week we should be back to some sort of normal for the Canadian Foursomes.

Mugs Away

Course update 17 August

There is only a slight chance that the course will be open for play this Wednesday and if it is, it is almost certain carts will NOT be allowed on the course.

Given the uncertainty about Wednesday and the likely conditions, Alf and I have decided that the Vets Championship playoffs for A Grade and C Grade will be deferred until the following Wednesday (26th August).  The playoffs will take place after those involved have completed their rounds in the  competition on that day (Canadian Foursomes).

If any of those involved in the playoffs (A: Brian Herring, Mick Liddy; C: Phil Smith, Garry Dwyer, Stu Dosseter) are unavailable on the 26th please let me know so that we can figure out an alternative date.

The first round of the individual knockout will now be held in conjunction with the Mug Round on 2 September. 

By the way, the Mens 36 hole Foursomes Championships due to be held this Saturday 22nd August have been postponed to some time in October.

Vet Champs 2020 Leaders

Click here for leader board

  • For the Overall and A Grade Vets Championship, Michael Liddy and Brian Herring tied on 244, so the winner of a playoff  will be Vets Champion and the other will be A Grade champion
  • In B Grade, Ken Stevenson was a clear winner with a score of 268, 7 shots ahead of Peter Conlon
  • In C Grade, three players were tied on 296: Stuart Dossetor, Philip Smith and Garry Dwyer.
  • The program book specifies that in the event of ties in Championship events, there will be a three-hole playoff and then sudden death if still tied. Alf and I are aiming to organise the playoffs to be held next Wednesday immediately following our normal competition.

Results 5 August

Click here for results for 5 August 2020

Just a few notes and dates:

12th August – first round match play 

26th August- Canadian foursome 

31st August- shootout 

At this stage The Festival of Golf and Presentation Night are on hold.

Click here for information from the President. Please read.

Mugs Away

Best dressed on the day

Update 31 July

The last round of the Vets Championships along with the Monthly Mug will be played next Wednesday 5 August.  Carts will be allowed from Monday 3 August.

Hotondo Homes 2nd Round Club Championships

22 July 2020

Winners

A Grade  M Liddy Nett 65     B Grade  Peter Conlon  Nett 66  C Grade  Garry Dwyer  Nett 67

Runners Up

A Grade John Peters Nett 67B Grade Kev Henderson  Nett 68 C Grade Chris Hoffman Nett 68

Nearest The Pin

A Grade Ken Bailey 12th hole  B Grade Ken Stevenson 8th hole  C Grade Phil Smith 6th hole

Drive And Pitch

A Grade Ken Cole 4th hole

B Grade Les Cuka 4th hole     Doug Reid 13th hole

C Grade Garry Dwyer 4th hole   Claudio Dall’Orto 15th hole

In ideal conditions the 2nd round of the Club Championships was played. It was a good field and some good scores were returned. Winners and scores are above.

For the next few months the Pro Shop will be located behind the 5th green. We will all have to be patient as when all the renovations are complete entry to the club will be much improved for golfers. The tee position for the 6th hole will make things interesting. As I said last week the course is in unreal condition. Well done and thanks to Chris and his hard working staff. The first round of match play will start on 5th August along with Mug Day. Good luck to all. Stay safe.

Mugs Away

Booth Partners First Round Club Championships

15 July 2020

Results

Leaders

A Grade Kel Turner 71 C/B   B Grade Ken Stevenson 73   C Grade Stu Dosseter 69

Runners Up

A Grade Bill Snelgrove  71   B Grade Peter Conlon 74    C Grade Alan Brewer 73

Drive And Pitch

A Grade John Peters 4th hole    John Peters 9th hole

B Grade  Peter Conlon  13th hole

C Grade  Dave Clark 15th hole

Tody we played the first-round of the club championships in overcast conditions but no rain. In A grade the best net score was 71, B Grade net 73 and C Grade net 69. Overall, the scoring in all grades were very good. Peter Conlon scored an eagle on the 13th. Well done!  The championship rounds contribute to the ECLECTIC. There is a sheet on the board for the knockout from 5th August. Green staff have the course in amazing condition. Great work, boys. Good luck for the next 2 rounds. Winners names and scores above.

Mugs away

Worrigee Links Veterans Foursomes Championships

The 2020 foursomes championship was conducted over 27 holes on 8th July.  A total of 26 pairs hit off with very pleasant weather conditions prevailing

Our foursomes champions for 2020 are Michael Liddy and Rob Lidsey with a 27-hole total of 119.  Runners-up were Brian Herring and Chris Pender who were just one shot back on 120.

In the nett competition held in conjunction (noting that our gross winners listed above are excluded from winning both gross and nett), the winners were Alan Liebert and Ross Elletson with a net 27-hole total of 105.5.  The runners-up by the slimmest of margins were Ross Ayton and Richie Lydon with a score of 105.75 – only 0.25 behind the winners!

The ball rundown went down to a net score of 112.25.

Novelty prize winners were as follows:

Nearest the Pin 6th           Kel Turner & Ken Stevenson

Nearest the Pin 8th           Kel Turner & Ken Stevenson

Drive & Pitch 4th                        Ross Ellerton & Alan Liebert

Drive & Pitch 13th                    Garry Dwyer & Brian Dwyer

Drive & Pitch 15th                    Ian Mackie & Bill Snelgrove

Congratulations to all our winners.  Remember that the Veterans Individual Championships will be conducted over the next three Wednesdays.

Wray Owen Monthly Medal

1 July 2020

Monthly Mug Winner Peter Conlon 64 net

Winners

A Grade John Peters net 67   B Grade Brian Dwyer C/B net 72  C Grade Vic Speechley net 69

Runners Up

A Grade Brian Herring C/B net 72 B Grade Doug Reid net 72 C Grade Don Forster net 70

Welcome Back to all Vets. It is a plus that we are back to our game after so long away despite the limited numbers for the presentation after. Well done to Worrigee Sports Club and a great job done by the Pro Shop. Thank you to Troy and Greg particularly for the updates on the Facebook page. Our first Mug winner after the lockdown was Peter Conlon with a 64 net. Congratulations Peter. This week we play Crofty’s Auto Foursomes Championship 27 holes. Then on the 15th July is the first round of the Club championships which will be played over 3 rounds. On a sadder note we lost one of our great little Vets in Dennis Reid. Our condolences to his family. RIP. All the winners are listed above. Good luck to all this week.

Mugs Away

Wray Owen Monthly Medal

4 March 2020

Monthly Mug winner: Colin Brigstock 

Winners

A Grade M Liddy 72 points B Grade B Malvern 72 points C Grade T McMaster 73 points 

Runners Up

A Grade J Peters c/b 73 points B Grade I Mackie c/b 73 points C Grade W Beckenham c/b 76 points

Nearest The Pin

A Grade Not Won 6th hole Not Won 12th hole

B Grade Not Won 6th hole Not Won 8th hole 

C Grade C Dall’Orto 6th hole Not Won 17th hole

Drive And Pitch

A Grade Not Won 4th hole Not Won 9th hole

B Grade Not Won 4th hole Not Won 13th hole

C Grade Not Won 4th hole C Hoffman 15th hole

In heavy conditions 37 hardy souls played. Col Brigstock took out the medal with a net 72.

Congratulations to our winners Mick, Brian and Tom.

A long time player, Tom MacMaster, played his last game in the Vets and took out C Grade. Well done Tom. He is now moving on to bowls. Good luck from all the Vets.

Upcoming events are: MSCVGA on 16th March at Sussex and 6th April at Vincentia.

Thanks to Col Brigstock who will be writing the reports in my absence.

Mugs Away

PB Smash Repairs Single Stableford

26 February 2020

Winners 

A Grade Chris Pender C/B 38 points B Grade Kevin Henderson C/B 35 points C Grade Bob Biesheuvel C/B 32 points

Runners Up

A Grade Steve Cornford 38 points B Grade Rob Lidsey 35 points C Grade Wayne Beckenham 32 points

Nearest The Pin

A Grade Not Won 6th &12th holes

B Grade Denis Reid 6th hole Rob Lidsey 8th hole

C Grade Wayne Beckenham 6th hole Not Won 17th hole

Drive And Pitch

A Grade Brian Stapylton 16th hole Not Won 4th hole

B Grade Al Liebert 4th hole Denis Reid 13th hole

C Grade Wayne Beckenham 4th hole Michael Gall 15th hole

On Wednesday we played a Single Stableford thanks to the great work done by the green staff. The rough will be shorter next week, Rob Lidsey! The winners were all on count backs. Congratulations to Chris, Kevin and Bob. Full results are above. Good to see Happy having a game from Shellcove. Welcome back.

Bushfire Benefit Day

A big thank you to all who played in the Bushfire Benefit Day last Sunday. There was a big roll up which takes a lot of organisation. Big thanks to all who organised and assisted on the day. It was a great day and lots of fun. I’m sure all will agree. I’m sure those who benefited are extremely grateful to all concerned.

Race To October from Col Brigstock

As at the end of February, Brian Herring has set a very hot pace and is a clear leader in the 2020 Race to October with 1,140 points.  He has a lead of over 300 points over Colin Brigstock and Paul Wallace.  But, of course, there is still 8 months left in the season!

For the Shootout (to be played on Monday 20 April), our February qualifiers are Chris Pender and Col Burgess.  The six other players who have already qualified in previous months are Brian Herring, Colin Brigstock, Paul Wallace, Ivan Barrette, Richie Lydon and Wayne Beckenham.  Remember that the top 2 points scorers for the month of March will also qualify.  To fill out the field of 19, the next 9 players on the Race to October leaderboard as at the end of March will also qualify.  If there are Top 19 players who will not be available to play on 20th April, then the next players on the leaderboard will replace them.  If you are high up on the leaderboard and you  know you are unable to play on the 20th April, please let Colin know

Next week is Monthly Mug with an 8:30 shotgun start

Mugs Away

Wray Owen Month Mug

6 February 2020

Our Monthly Mug winner was Col Burgess with 64 points. Congratulations Col.

Winners

A Grade Paul Wallace 66 points B Grade Billy Gatt 67 points C Grade Wayne McGill C/B 69 points

Runners Up

A Grade Mick Kiddy 69 points B Grade Les Berghofer 70 points C Grade Lindsey Elliott 68 points

Nearest The Pin

A Grade Ray Mounds 6th hole    Phil Viret 12th hole

B Grade Not Won 6th hole   Bob Biesheuvel 8th hole

C Grade Stu Dossetor 6th hole  Not Won 17th hole

Drive And Pitch

A Grade  Brian Herring 4th hole   Not Won  16th hole

B Grade Not Won 4th hole  Kevin Henderson 13th hole

C Grade Not Won 4th hole  Wayne McGill 15th hole

We played the Wray Owen Month lot Mug in fair conditions. A nice north Easter wind was much appreciated. The Mug winner was Col Burgess with 64 net. Well done Col.

Congratulations to all winners.

We had 5 visitors join us. 3 were from My Brought on, 1 from Dunno and 1 from Urunga. Spotters are needed for Thursday 13th February. Please see Garry Dwyer.

Upcoming events this month are: 2 person Ambrose on Wednesday12th, Bushfire Benefit Day on Sunday 23rd-4 person ambrose with lunch, MSCVGA Monday 24th at Callala, Wednesday 26th single Stableford.

That’s it for this week.

Mugs Away

Single Stableford

29 January 2020

Winners

A Grade Paul Wallace 43 points   B Grade Billy Gatt 41 points   C Grade Phil Smith 39 points

Runners Up

A Grade Ken Cole 40 points B Grade Ian Mackie C/B 39 points C Grade Michael Hasler 37 points

Nearest The Pin

A Grade Col Burgess 6th hole  Ken Cole  12th hole

B Grade Not Won 6th hole Kevin Henderson 8th hole

C Grade Not Won 6th hole Chris Hoffman 17th hole

Drive And Pitch

A Grade Les McMaster 4th hole  Not Won 16th hole

B Grade Al Liebert 4th hole and 13th hole

C Grade Mick Hasler 4th hole  Phil Smith 15th hole

In very hot and sticky conditions the scoring was very good. Our numbers were down due to the heat. Congratulations to all winners: the consistent Paul Wallace in A Grade, the old fox Billy Gatt in B Grade and in C Grade  Phil Smith a regular at the top.

We had one visitor, Enid Bain from Finley who had a good day. Good to see a few of the old faces back playing. The course is in excellent condition, the fairways are superb. Well done green staff.

Next week’s event is Monthly Mug.

That’s it for this week. Information for upcoming events will be available after next week’s committee meeting.

Mugs Away

WLVG member played a Versus Par event

22 January 2020

Winners

A Grade Brian Herring +2  B Grade Brian Malvern +3 C Grade Nev Catterall +3

Runners Up

A Grade Col Brigstock +1 B Grade Garry Dwyer +2  C Grade Richie Lydon +2

Nearest The Pin

A Grade Tony Vellacott (visitor) 12th hole  Kel Turner 6th hole

B Grade Tony Edmunds 6th hole Brian Dwyer 8th hole

C Grade Not Won 6th hole Claudio Dall’Orto

Drive And Pitch

A Grade John Peters 4th hole Tony Vellacott 16th hole

B Grade Greg Goswell 4th hole Alan Liebert 13th hole

C Grade Michael Temby 4th hole George Jurotte 15th hole

Well folks I am back on board. I would like to thank everyone for their wishes in our recent loss during the bushfires. It has been very heartwarming. 

On Wednesday a Versus Par event was held. Brian Herring was the winner in A Grade with +2 and Col Brigstock runner up with +1. In B Grade Brian Malvern was the winner with +3 closely followed by Garry Dwyer  with +2. In C Grade Nev Catterall scored +3 with Richie Lydon runner up on +2

We had a good roll up with 63 starters. 

Our new shirts are on the way and we be available soon. Thank you Stu.

All other results are above.

Mugs Away

D & Y Superfinish Single Stableford

11 December 2019

Winners

A Grade Bill Snellgrove 43 points B Grade Bruce Ryan 45 points C Grade Ritchie Lydon 45 points

Runners Up

A Grade Al Steeden 41 points B Grade Les Berghofer 44 points C Grade Gary Lanham 40 points

Nearest The Pin

A Grade Col Brigstock 6th hole Bill Snellgrove 12th hole

B Grade Bob Cannon 6th hole     Lindsey Elliott 8th hole

C Grade Not Won 6th hole  Claudio Dal’lorto 17th hole

Drive And Pitch

A Grade Brian Herring 4th hole Not Won 16th hole

B Grade Bruce Ryan 4th hole Bob Cannon 13th hole

C Grade Not Won 4th hole Dave Clark 15th hole

Welcome back. We are back online!

This week we played D & Y Superfinish Single Stableford. The winners being: A Grade Bill Snellgrove 43 points, B Grade Bruce Ryan 45 points, C Grade Ritchie Lydon 45 points. I think this is the first time that 3 Committee men have won all 3 grades. Well done boys. All other results are above. We welcomed one visitor, Wayne Todd from Moss Vale. Welcome back also to Lindsey Beal. After a 17 ½ hour road trip from Eden and a long break he came in with a nice 39 points.Watch out if you see Punchy driving a cart. He has trouble seeing barriers!! Next week is MCR Carpentry Ham day. A big field is expected. The event is a 2 person Ambrose with an 8:30 shotgun start. DON’T FORGET YOU HAVE TO BE THERE TO CLAIM YOUR HAM.

That’s it for this week. I will be busy now (or at least my wonderful secretary will be) putting the previous week’s results back on the site.

Mugs Away

Wray Owen Monthly Medal

4 December 2019

Winners

A Grade   P Wallace 65 points    B Grade   K Henderson 68 points   C Grade   R Carter 69 points C/B

Runners Up

A Grade  C Brigstock 67 points  B Grade   L McMasters  70 points  C Grade   V Speechley 69 points

Nearest The Pin

A Grade   B Herring 6th hole    C Burgess 12th hole

B Grade   G Dwyer 6th   hole     B Gatt 8th hole

C Grade   Not Won 6th  hole     W Beckenham 17th hole

Drive And Pitch

A Grade  C Brigstock 4th hole    C Fraser 16th hole

B Grade  D Reid 4th hole             C McVey 13th hole

C  Grade  Not Won 4th hole       G Lanham 15th hole

Last Wednesday we played the Wray Owen Monthly Mug and Putting. The winners were: A Grade Paul Wallace net 65, B Grade Kevin Henderson net 68 and C Grade Robert Carter net 69. The Mug of The day was Billy Gatt with a net 61. He is getting better with age! Well done again Billy. All other results are above. Chris Hoffman won the putting with 25. Well done!

We welcomed 4 visitors from Nowra John, Stephen, Graeme and Geoff. All commented that they had a very hard day!

Our first raffle was won by a visitor, Geoff McVey and our President, Col. A meat/seafood raffle will be held each Mug Day. You must be there to win it! Thanks to Wayne McGill for organising. The hotdogs after went down really well. Thanks Don. Good to see Ian Mackie back after a little spell.

Coming up on the 18th is Ham Day. It is a 2 person Ambrose. Half hams for winner and runner up then ¼ hams for the next 5 pairs and a card draw for the remaining hams. It should attract a big field.

This week we play in the D & Y Superfinish Single Stableford.

Sorry still no web page yet.

Until next week. Mugs away

Booth Partners Single Stableford

27 November 2019

Winners

A Grade   Brian Herring   41 points C/B   B Grade   Ken Bailey  42 points

C Grade   Grant Sinclair   35 points

Runners Up

A Grade   Robert Pitt   41 points C/B      B Grade Kevin Henderson 40 points C/B

C Grade   Ivan Barrette  34 points

Nearest The Pin

A Grade  Col Brigstock 6th hole   Not Won 12th  hole

B Grade   Not  Won 6th hole       Al Brewer 8th hole

C Grade   Not won 6th hole        Claudio Dalorto 17th hole

Drive And Pitch

A Grade  Brian Herring 4th hole    Col Brigstock 16th hole

B Grade  Ken Bailey    4th hole      Greg Goswell 13th hole

C Grade  Not Won 4th hole             Phil Smith 15th hole

On Wednesday we played in the Booth Partners Single Stableford. The winners were: A Grade Brian Herring with 41 points, B Grade Ken Bailey with 42 points, C Grade Grant Sinclair with 35 points. Good to see Ken Bailey back and in form!. The trip up north must have given Grant a good rest! All other results as above.

We are still experiencing difficulty with the web site so I am unable to post results. You can still read the results and report in The South Coast Register on Wednesday. I hope this will be rectified soon.

We played a friendly at The Basin last Monday. Thanks to the basin folk for putting on a great day. Unfortunately for us they were too good on the day winning confidently over the 2 games.

This week’s event is the Wray Owen Monthly Mug stroke and putting. It is an 8:30 shotgun start. That’s all for this week. Mugs Away.

Johnson Proctor Surveyors Single Stableford

20 November 2019

Winners

A  Grade  Col Brigstock 38 points  B Grade Les Cuka 43 points  C Grade Nev Catterall

Runners Up

Grade Al Steeden 38 points C/B    B Grade L McMarser  42 points   C Grade G. Dwyer 45 points

Nearest The Pin

Grade    Not Won 6th hole     Not Won 12th  hole

B  Grade  Les Berghoffer 6th hole    R Witt 8th hole

C  Grade C Witt 6th hole    L Elliott 17th hole

Drive And Pitch

Grade   A Steeden 4th hole     K Cole 9th hole

B Grade   J Black 4th hole   C Moy 13th hole

C  Grade  D E Clarke 4th hole  C Witt 15th hole

In perfect conditions we played a Single Stableford event with 58 players with one from Studley  Park, Tony Vellacott. It was also Committee versus Top 10members scores. The members got over the line winning 333 to 305. Well done!

The winners on the day were A Grade Col Brigstock, B Grade Les Cuka, and C Grade Nev Catterall. All other scores are above.

Peter Conlon had an eagle on the 5th giving him a score on that hole of 2 a 6. Well done!

Welcome back Bruce Clarke and Ivan Barrette who have recently returned from overseas trips.

This week’s event is Booth Partners Single Stableford.

That’s all for this week. Mugs Away

Mincove Homes Single Stableford

13 November 2019

Winners

A Grade  Col Brigstock 40 points B Grade Al Brewer 41 points C Grade Peter Conlon 43 points

Runners Up

A Grade Steve Cornford 39 points B Grade Kevin Henderson 40 points  C Grade Nick Themson 42 points

Nearest the Pin

A Grade Greg Fulthorpe 6th hole  Not Won 12th hole

B Grade Ken Bailey 6th hole Bob Walsh 8th hole

C Grade Not Won 6th hole   Nev Catterall 17th hole

Drive And Pitch

A Grade Brian Herring 4th hole         Not Won 16th hole

B Grade Greg Goswell 4th hole         Ken Stevenson 13th hole

C Grade Peter Conlon 4th hole          Phil Smith 15th hole

WLVG Wray Owen Monthly Mug & Putt

6 November 2019

48 Members Played
Monthly Mug Winner – Colin Brigstock
Putting Competition – Chris Pender 26 putts

Winners

A Grade Colin Brigstock 67 Points | B Grade Greg Goswell 68 Points | C Grade Rainer Otte 65 Points

Runners Up

A Grade Brian Herring 68 Points | B Grade Ross Elletson 69 Points | C Grade Vic Speechley 68 Points

Nearest the Pin

A Grade 6th Hole Not Won 12th Hole Not Won
B Grade 6th Hole Greg Goswell 8th Hole Stuart Dossetor
C Grade 6th Hole Claude Dall’Orto 17th Hole Not Won

Drive & Pitch

A Grade 4th Hole Brian Herring 16th Hole Not Won
B Grade 4th Hole Dennis Reid 13th Hole Les Berghofer
C Grade 4th Hole Garry Dwyer 15th Hole Wayne Beckenham

We played for the Wray Owen Monthly Mug the winner was Colin Brigstock with a net 67. All other results above.
Low scoring was the order of the day, print out to come as I have only the results above.
We had 48 starters and also had a first time player in the vets winning C Grade with a net 65 that being Rainer Otter off 22 Well Done Rainer.
Our big night out is on Friday week the 15 November 2019 so hope to see you all there. Starting at 5.30pm because we are vets and need an early night for golf on Saturday. The upstairs renovations should be done by then which will be nice and new.
Thanks again to the green staff the course is in great condition so lets help them a little by repairing those pitch marks.
There is a friendly coming up at the Basin on 25 November 2019.
Till next week,
Mugs Away

South Coast Security Single Stableford

30 October 2019

Winners

A Grade John Peters 41 Points | B Grade Brian Malvern 42 Points | C Grade Neville Catterall 42 Points

Runners Up

A Grade Brian Herring 39 Points B Grade Bruce Ryan 41 Points | C Grade Bruce Allen 38 Points

Nearest the Pin

A Grade Not Won 6th Hole Cam Fraser 4th Hole
B Grade Not Won 6th Hole Not Won 8th Hole
C Grade Not Won 6th Hole Neville Catterall 17th Hole

Drive & Pitch

A Grade Brian Herring 12th Hole Not Won 9th Hole
B Grade John Black 4th Hole Ray Wolfenden 13th Hole
C Grade Peter Conlon 4th Hole Garry Dwyer 15th Hole

In warm conditions 48 hardy souls played golf. The Winners were A Grade John Peters, B Grade Brian Malvern and C Grade Neville Catterall all of the scores are listed above. Our 2 day festival of golf was played on Monday and Tuesday which went off really well. The report and winners will be published with photos in a couple of weeks. Welcome back to Ross Elletson from a short break. We had 1 visitor from North Ryde today Bernardo Gonzalez who was down for the week of golf. Next weeks event is Wray Owen Monthly Mug & Putting. Don’t forget presentation night is 15th November 2019 please give the money to Stu.
Until next week.
Mugs Away

Booth Partners 2 Ball Best Ball Single Stableford in conjunction

23 October 2019

Winners 2 Ball Best Ball

Ross Ayton and John Black 49 points

Runners Up 2 Ball best ball

Les Cuka and Ken Stevenson 47 points

Winner and Runner up single stableford

Michael Gall 43 points C/B     Dennis Reid 43 points

Nearest the Pin

A Grade Chris Pender  6th hole Paul Wallace 12th hole

B Grade Curt Moy 6th hole Tony Edmunds 8th hole

C Grade Richie Lydon 6th hole Michael Gall 17th hole

Drive & Pitch

A Grade Bill Snelgrove 4th hole NOT WON 9th hole

B Grade Rob Lidsey  4th hole  Ken Bailey 13th hole

C Grade Don Foster 4th hole  Wayne Beckenham 15th hole

This week we played a 2BBB and Single Stableford in conjunction, with 54 starters in ideal weather conditions. The winners of the 2BBB were Ross Ayton and John Black with Ross doing most of the hard work. In the Single Stableford the winner was Michael Gall on a C/B from Dennis Reid, all results are above. On Monday & Tuesday we have our Festival of Golf. All the best to all of the competitors. Then on Wednesday we play South Coast Security Single Stableford. A reminder the Vets presentation night is on Friday 15th November 2019. On Sunday 3rd November 2019 there will be a two person mixed ambrose with a 9am tee off, the cost is $20 per person. The ladies may need partners. Keep up with the pitch marks and bunker raking. It makes for a happy day for all. Welcome back Crockie from babysitting duties

2019 Race to October – Stableford Finale

After the 2nd round of The Race to October Stableford Finale on 23rd October, the Top 5 on the overall leaderboard are:

Colin Brigstock     86 points (41+38+7)   A Grade

Les Cuka                85 points (37+41+7)   B Grade

Ken Stevenson      85 points (41+36+8)   B Grade

Michael Gall          84 points (38+43+3)   C Grade

Curt Moy               81 points (36+41+4)   B Grade

Ken will be on a cruise next week so will miss the final round.  Have a good holiday, Ken!

The other 4 will be drawn together for the final round next week.

Good to see that all three grades are represented in the Top 5.  For the Finale, there are prizes for the Overall Winner and Runner Up as well as Winner and Runner Up in each Grade (but a player cannot win both overall and grade prizes).

The full listing of player’s positions after Round 2 will be posted on the noticeboard (and on the pillar next Wednesday).

May the weather gods be kind and everyone enjoy some good golfing next Wednesday.

Mugs away.

Festival of Golf

28 and 29 October 2019

LAST CHANCE!

MONDAY 28TH– 8:30 shotgun start

18 hole 2 person medley BBB

TUESDAY 29TH– 8:30 shotgun start

18 hole single stableford challenge with separate events for men and ladies

A BBQ lunch and presentation of prizes will follow the conclusion of each days play.

Entry fees

2 days of golf including lunch – $50 per person

1 day of golf (Monday or Tuesday) including lunch – $25 per person

Johnson Proctor Surveyors Single Stableford

16 October 2019

A total of 49 played on the day.

Winners

A Grade  Colin Brigstock  41 points   

B Grade  Les McMaster 43 points  

C Grade Al Brewer  40 points

Runners Up

A Grade  Col Burgess  40 points 

B Grade  Ken Stevenson  41 points      

C Grade  George Jurotte  39 points

Nearest The Pin

A Grade   Al Steeden     6th hole      Not Won     12th hole

B Grade   Dennis Reid   6th hole     Not Won      8th hole

C Grade    Not Won       6th hole       Mick Gall    17th hole

Drive And Pitch

A Grade   Col Brigstock    4th hole   Col Brigstock   16th hole

B Grade  Les McMaster  4th hole   Dennis Reid      13th hole

C Grade   Claudio DalOrto 4th hole    Al Brewer      15th hole

On a glorious day for golf we started with our AGM and then a shotgun start. The winners on the day were A Grade Col Brigstock 41 points, B Grade Les McMaster 43 points and C Grade Alan Brewer 40 points. The full list of results is above.

Well done to all the Vets volunteers for the PRO-AM on Thursday. Great job!A Special mention to the grounds staff who had the course in tip top shape. Thank you guys.

Upcoming events are: Monday 28th and Tuesday 29th October is The Festival of Golf and Presentation Night on Friday 15th November.

Next week’s event is Booth Partners 2BBB with singles in conjunction.

Mugs Away

Thank you to Wayne Beckenham who took the great shots below at the PRO-AM event last Thursday.

Hotondo Homes Single Stableford

9 October 2019

Congratulations to Ken Stevenson… Our winner of The Race To October.

In an exciting conclusion it came down to the last 4 standing with the winner being Ken Stevenson. Well done Ken.  A big thank you to Col Brigstock for his excellent organisation of this event. Greatly appreciated, Col. Full results are below.

2019 Race to October – Player of the Year

Standings after the final round of the regular season on 9 October are:  

1st Place Ken Stevenson       1765 points

2nd Place (tied) Paul Wallace & Allan Steeden 1730 points

4th Place Colin Brigstock      1685 points

5th Place Les Cuka 1650 points 

Congratulations to Ken for playing consistently well over the year.

2019 Race to October – Stableford Finale

The Race to October Stableford Finale will be conducted over 54 holes in conjunction with the three stableford rounds on the 16th, 23rd and 30th October.  Similar to the Fedex Cup, points accumulated over the year on the Race to October leaderboard will determine how many bonus stableford points a player will receive for this event.  Only players who competed in 23 or more rounds during the regular season are eligible to win prizes in the Finale.

The Race to October leaderboard showing each player’s overall finishing position and bonus stableford points for the Finale will be posted on the noticeboard (and on the pillar next Wednesday).

Winners

A Grade  C Brigstock      40 points     

B Grade  S Cornford      40 points   

C Grade   B Malvern    41 points

Runners Up

A Grade   Kel Turner      39 points

B Grade L McMaster      38 points 

C Grade   W Beckenham   40 points

Nearest the Pin

A Grade   C Brigstock   6th hole      C Burgess    12th hole

B Grade    Not Won      6th hole       L Beal    8th hole

C Grade     Not Won     6th hole       Not Won   17th hole

A Grade   Kel Turner  39 points     

B Grade L McMaster   38 points   

C Grade   W Beckenham   40 points

Drive And Pitch

A Grade   B Herring    4th hole        Not Won  16th hole

B Grade    L Beal         4th hole          Not Won 13th hole

C Grade     B Malvern 4th hole         Not Won 15th hole

On Wednesday we played in the Hotondo Homes Single Stableford. The winners on the day were A Grade, Col Brigstock 40 points, B Grade Steve Cornford 40 points and C Grade Brian Malvern 41 points. Well done young fellows! Full results are above.

Upcoming events: Monday 28th & Tuesday 29th October is our  Festival Of Golf. Friday 15th November is Presentation Night.

Next Wednesday 16th October is our AGM at 7:30 am followed by Johnson Proctor Single Stableford 8am shotgun start.

Keep up the good with the pitch marks and bunkers rake.

Welcome back to Neville Catterall after a long lay off. It was good to see  ex member Tony Macri having a round. He is now a member at Camden Lakeside

Until next week.

Mugs Away

Wray Owen Monthly Mug

2 October 2019

There were 52 players on the day – 49 members and 3 visitors.

Congratulations to Monthly Mug winner:  Billy Gatt

Winners

A Grade  Kel Turner  67 points       

B Grade  Bruce Ryan  65 points   

C Grade  Bob Biesheuvel  64 points

Runners Up

A Grade   Col Burgess   69 points     

B Grade    John Black  68 points     

C Grade    David Clark  68 points

Nearest the Pin

A Grade  Not Won 6th hole  Not Won 12th hole

B Grade  Not won 6th hole  John Black 8th hole

C Grade  Not Won 6th hole  Billy Gatt 17th hole

Drive And Pitch

A Grade  Col Brigstock  4th hole  Brian Herring 10th hole

B Grade  Steve Cornford 4th hole Tony Boshell 13th hole

C Grade  Billy Gatt 4th hole  Ken Stevenson 15th hole

Putting Competition was won by Ian Cockburn and Brian Stayplton

In perfect conditions, with a  good field and a hot dog after the game, the quietly spoken Billy Gatt was the winner of The Monthly Mug with 62 net. Well done young fellow. All scores are as above. There were 12 players under 70 net. Well done to those players.

Welcome back from holidays to Ivan Barrette and Ross Ayton. Welcome back Rob Lidsey after a long lay off due to a knee injury.

Below is the update of the Race To October.

Race to October Player of the Year

Update after round on 2nd October

With just ONE week remaining, we have a new leader and 4 players still in the hunt for the title of Player of the Year.

With an 8th place today, Ken Stevenson earned 90 points (total points 1760) to take a 30 point lead over the previous leader Paul Wallace (1730 points).  Allan Steeden (1665 points) is 95 points behind Ken and Les Cuka (1645 points) is 115 points behind.  With 185 points available for winning next week (assuming 50-54 players), any of these three players have the possibility of overtaking Ken in the final round of the regular season.

The 5th player on the leaderboard is Les Berghofer on 1565 points.  Being 195 points behind, a win next week by Les would leave him just behind Ken’s points.

Race to October Stableford Finale

Remember that your position on the Race to October leaderboard will determine how many bonus stableford points you will receive for The Race to October Stableford Finale which will be conducted over 54 holes in conjunction with the three stableford rounds on the 16th, 23rd and 30th October.

A full listing of the leaderboard will be on the notice board later this week.  Two players (Ian Cockburn and Neville Catterall) need to play next week in order to each the minimum of 23 games needed to be eligible for Finale prizes.

Upcoming events this month:

28th & 29th October 2 day Festival Of Golf at Worrigee.

Monday 14th October Par 3 at Nowra – more names needed

Thursday 17th October ProAm at Worrigee – there are a few vacancies. See the Pro Shop. Cost $60 with brekky and lunch included. Volunteers are needed for the day. See Alf with your shirt size.

Next week’s event is Hotondo Homes Single Stableford.

Mugs away

Social Day At Calderwood

25 September 2019

Vets enjoyed a social day at Calderwood last Wednesday. See photos below.

This week’s event is the Wray Owen Monthly Mug.

REMINDER: 28th & 29th October is the Inside Rides Festival Of Golf.

Booth Partners Single Stableford

18 September 2019

Winners

1st  Chris Pender     42 points    

2nd Alf Bargwanna 39 points    

3rd  Col Brigstock    38 points

In the absence of the Publicity Officer, President Bob has written the following report:

21 hearty golfers took to the course in what looked like a pretty lousy day but low and behold  the day blossomed into a really majestic day. To the 40 players that bowed out the conditions were quite good.

It looked like a minor miracle was about to take place Alf  Bargwanna was in the Clubhouse on 39 pts and looked the over all winner when down the outside flashed Chris Pender with 42 pts a great round .Poor Alfie maybe one day.

Every one that stayed for the Presentation was generously rewarded with a ball.Next week is Calderwood bus leaving right on 7 -00 Am returning at 3-00pm.If you have your name up and don’t turn up you still have to pay as there are no cancellations at Calderwood. Good luck to those in the Championships at Mollymook on Monday 23rd September.We still need a few players for Mollymook Monday 30th September.

More names are needed for the Jack Elliott Day Sunday 29th September .

Our next round at Worrigee is Wednesday 2nd October which is the Wray Owen Monthly Mug. The greens should be super quick by then.

Mugs Away

WLVG Wray Owen Monthly Mug

11 September 2019

57 members played

Winners

Monthly Mug Winner : Brian Stayplton 61

A Grade     Paul Wallace 66         

B Grade   L Elliott 61       

C Grade  K Stevenson 67

Runners Up

A Grade    C Burgess 69               

B Grade   I Mackie 66     

C Grade   M Gall 68 C/B

Nearest The Pin

A Grade    C Pender 6th hole           C Brigstock 12th hole

B Grade   T Edmonds 6th hole        L Elliott 8th hole

C Grade   G Dwyer 6th hole             Not Won 17th hole

Drive And Pitch

A Grade  C Pender 4th hole           Not won 9th hole

B Grade   L Elliott 4th hole            L Berghofer 13th hole

C Grade   K Stevenson 4th hole     D Forster 15th hole

On Wednesday we played the Wray Owen Monthly Mug attracting 57 starters with a shotgun start. The Mug winner was Brian Stayplton with a net 61. Well Played Brian. The A Grade winner was Paul Wallace with a net 66, B Grade was won by Lyndsey Elliott with a 62 net and C Grade by Ken Stevenson with 67 net. Scoring was good overall with 16 players having net 60s considering the greens are still coming back after coreing.

Everyone enjoyed the hotdogs after the game.

Good to see Bruce Ryan, Brian Malvern and Claude Dall’Orto back after their break.

Our President has been on the sick list for the last couple of weeks. We wish him a speedy recovery.

Fixtures coming up: 23rd September Ladies Tournament HELP NEEDED, 25th September Calderwood, 29th September Jack Elliott Day, 30th September deferred day at Mollymook.

There is a par 3 day at Nowra on 14th October.

Listed below is the Race To October update:

Race to October

Update after round on 11 September

To be eligible for any of the Race to October prizes, players must have completed at least 23 rounds during the regular season.  There are 3 rounds remaining in the regular season.

As at 11 September, 49 players have already played at least 23 rounds and there are another 8 who can reach 23 games by the end of the regular season.  Names in italics on the leaderboard indicate players who need additional rounds to qualify.

Race to October “Player of the Year”

The points leader at the end of the regular season will be anointed the Race To October Player of the Year.  As this trophy is a recognition of our most consistent performer over the year, this competition will be all grades combined.

After the Mug round on 11 September, Paul Wallace (with a 5th placing and 155 points) has taken a 65 point lead in the “Player of the Year” race.  The Race remains quite tight with many of the Top 10 players a good chance of catching Paul over the next three weeks.

Race to October Stableford Finale

The Race to October Stableford Finale will be conducted over 54 holes in conjunction with the three stableford rounds on the 16th, 23rd and 30th October.  For the Finale, in addition to the overall Finale winner, we will also have Grade winners.  For this event, players will receive bonus stableford points based on the Race to October leaderboard points they have achieved during the regular season.  The leaderboard put up on the pillar outside the pro shop on Wednesday’s shows the number of rounds played and the bonus points which would have applied had that round been the last round of the season.

It would be much appreciated if you remember to rake the bunkers.

Nominations for positions at next month’s AGM should be on the noticeboard this week.

Next week’s event is Booth And Partners Single Stableford.

Mugs Away