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2009 Skins Champion.

Presentation:

PeterH won the 2009 skins with 72 skins and 3 wins. The trophy was presented at the Xmas round by Stix.

[2009 Skins Champion]
2009 Skins Results
  1. PeterH 72
  2. Stix 65
  3. Kim 59
  4. PeterD 57
  5. Craig 44
  6. Mario 28
  7. Ryan 28
  8. James 5
  9. Ahmad 0
  10. Taylor 0
  11. Remaining 20
Skins History


2009 Christmas Classic goes to Mario.

12th December:

This year the numbers were smaller than usual with six starters. The rules were set by Stix: 3 clubs, Driver, wedge (one only) and putter.

[Presentation 2009dec12b]

The Christmas Classic champion for 2009 is Mario with a score two shots better than his handicap. Stix dominated play early in the round but Mario proved to be more consistent and managed to win by 2 shots only.

The trophy was presented by 2008 winner: PeterD.

Individual Scores (par 62)
[Name (hcap) Stableford_points]:
  1. Mario (26) 38
  2. Stix (19) 36
  3. PeterH (13) 30
  4. Kim (16) 30
  5. PeterD (9) 28
  6. Craig (18) 27
[Presentation 2009dec12c]
Birdies:
Nearest to the pin (4th hole):

The NTP trophy went to Stix with a tee shot good enough to make a birdie. The trophy was presented by Kim, the 2008 winner.

The Bradman Award
(for the most attractive century of the day)

The Bradman was not awarded this year as all players were so skillful that NO centuries were scored.

[Presentation 2009dec12a]
Longest drive (18th hole):

the longest drive award went to PeterH on the 18th after all 6 players missed the fairway on the 17th. The trophy was augmented by two Titleist long carry balls with large dimples. Unfortunatley, the 2008 winner, Damien was not available to present the trophy.

Teams Competition (Stableford Multiplier)
  1. PeterD, Kim, Mario 104 points
  2. PeterH, Craig, Stix 103 points
Catering:

was provided by all players today.

Weather:

Fine.



Stix gets his 5th win in the final Skins of 2009.

5th December:
[Presentation 2009dec05a]

In a dominant performance Stix took the skins trophy for the 5th time this year and earned him second place in the 2009 championship.

Also, PeterD has achieved his goal for 2009 and made it to a single figure handicap.

Ahmad played his first skins round after qualifying, but the skins did not flow. He will need some advice at the Thursday BBQ from burglar Mario.

At Craigs suggestion, the playing order was determined by the number of skins won:

Individual Scores (par 62)
[Name (hcap) Gross/Net Skins]:
[Presentation 2009dec05b]

Today Kim found a new friend (pictured) behind the 7th tee after it was abandoned by foreign agents in a golf kart.

There was lots of tlc for Stewy Rabbit from hole 7 to 18: a ride in the golf bag, umbrella for shade, hand delivered water and hugs before each tee shot.

The adoption will be completed by special powers of DFAT head office in Camberra.

Unfortunately the distraction of Stewy caused Kim to forget to order the sniper hit on the players ahead of him in the skins championship and he fell back to 3rd place.

Birdies:
Nearest to the pin (4th hole):

Ahmad with a tee shot to 3 metres.

Longest drive (17th hole):

Ryan.

Catering:

a fine spread provided by Mario.

Catering next time will be by everyone for the Xmas round.

Weather:

Fine.



Stix takes the Skins trophy in a close match.

21st November:
[Presentation 2009nov21a]

Some good scoring today despite the extremely hot weather.

Individual Scores
[Name (hcap) Stableford points Skins]:
Birdies:

We scored six birdies this match:

[Presentation 2009nov21b]
Nearest to the pin (4th hole):

PeterD with a tee shot to 2.5 metres.

Longest drive (17th hole):

Craig.

Catering:

By Stix.

Catering next time will be by Mario.

Weather:

Hot.



PeterD makes it win number 6 at The Vintage.

7th November:
[Presentation 2009nov07a]

This round was the 4th annual trip to The Vintage in the Hunter Valley. As usual the course dominated the players with noone getting close to handicap score.

Individual Scores
[Name (hcap) Stableford points Skins]:

* Winner on countback.

Birdies:

PeterD on the 7th (the par 5 overlooked by Bimbadgen).

Nearest to the pin (12th hole):

Kim with the only tee shot to hit the green. The distance to the pin was too great to be measured in metric or imperial.

Longest drive (18th hole):

PeterH with the only tee shot to hit the fairway. There was some grumbling from those in the forest with longer shots.

Interesting shots of the Day:

This is not an interesting shot however: PeterH won the 18th skin with a double bogie 6.

Committee Resolutions:

Nothing sensible other than the philosophical discussion on whether longest drive meant furthest from the tee or closest to the green.Catering:

By The Vintage.

Catering next time will be by Stix.

Weather:

Overcast and dry.



PeterD Wins It All.

24th October:
[Presentation 2009oct24a]

PeterD dominated proceedings this round by winning nearest-the-pin, longest drive, the Skins trophy and the Nth Turramurra Singles Stableford. He may have won the Ladies competition also, I did not check. All this while illegally uploading to YouTube with his new toy: the iPhone.

Individual Scores
[Name (hcap) Stableford points Skins]:
Birdies:

Four birdies this round: 4th Ryan, 5th PeterH, 10th PeterD, 16th PeterH.

Nearest to the pin (4th hole):

PeterD with a tee shot to 0.75 metres.

Longest drive (17th hole):

PeterD with a 260 metre drive.

Interesting shots of the Day:

PeterH second shot on the 7th: after some safety discussions with Craig, a low recovery shot to the 150 metre marker post, then 90 degrees to the left, past the 8th green, stopping a few metres from the dam.

Committee Resolutions:

None this round.For those interested, the founding members have been outed: Craig, Stix and the absent Dave.

Catering:

By Kim.

As next match is at The Vintage, catering in 4 weeks time will be by Stix.

Weather:

Fine with cloud, sun and smoke.



Mario blitzes the field.

By Craig

10th October:
[Presentation 2009oct10a]

Mario, with a majestic performance playing perfectly to his handicap, blitzed the field with 11 skins. It was a totally dominating performance with Ryan the only other skins winner on the day. We expect the continued improvement will result in a handicap reduction for Mario in the very near future.

The legend of Mario’s influence on Stix’s game continues to build. This situation will be monitored over coming weeks.

Individual Scores
[Name (hcap) Stableford points Skins]:

Ahmad has now completed his two qualifying matches.

Birdies:

None. A very average round.

Nearest to the pin (4th hole):

Mario with a tee shot to 3.25 metres. PeterD-Pittsburg-yard measurement was unavailable on the day.

Longest drive (18th hole):

PeterD with a 220 metre drive on the 18th after 7 not so good shots on the 17th (despite Ahmad’s plea for 1” long grass surrounded by dirt as fairway).

Interesting shots of the Day:

Mario’s shot on the 4th. Very low but judged to perfection.

Committee Resolutions:

Founding members of the skins committee cannot be deposed (as determined on by the founding members).Catering:

By PeterD. Deemed acceptable this time but PeterD still remains with an official warning.

Catering next round by Kim.

Weather:

Cool and damp under foot with the odd sprinkle of rain.



Kim wins third trophy.

26th September:
[Presentation 2009sep26a]

Kim won 5 skins a tight round with the skins distributed to 6 players.

Mario had the highest stableford score with a personal best 36 points justifying all the practice and lessons.

Individual Scores
[Name (hcap) Stableford points Skins]:

Taylor has now completed his two qualifying matches.

Birdies:

Taylor on the 10th.

Nearest to the pin (4th hole):

PeterH with a tee shot to the standard 7 PeterD-Pittsburg-yards.

Longest drive (17th hole):

Ryan with a 190 metre drive.

Interesting shots of the Day:

Ryan claimed a 10 metre putt on the 10th hole.

Catering:

By Craig.

Catering next round by PeterD.

Weather:

Gusting winds and dust.



Ryan takes second skins trophy with a personal best.

12th September:
[Presentation 2009sep12a]

With his best round of the year Ryan dominated the match taking 5 skins and scoring 41 stableford points.

Ryan receiving the trophy from last round's winner Stix.

Individual Scores
[Name (hcap) Stableford points Skins]:
[Presentation 2009sep12b]

Taylor demonstrating his golf grip to suit his power game.

Birdies:

None.

Nearest to the pin (4th hole):

Mario with a tee shot to 7 PeterD-yards.

Longest drive (17th hole):

PeterH (no distance recorded - the others missed the fairway).

Interesting shots of the Day:

By Kim: a near miss on a rogue bee-keeper driving his car across the 16th and 15th fairways.

Catering:

By PeterH.

Catering next round by Craig.

Weather:

Very warm.

[Presentation 2009sep12c]


Stix takes the trophy from Craig on a countback.

29th August:
[Presentation 2009aug29b]

It was a big day for the skins competition with a record 8 players participating and two winners in the North Turramurra Stableford competitions: PeterD winning Division 1 and Stix winning Division 2.

The skins competition was decided on the last hole with Stix taking the trophy from Craig after a countback (probably not for the first time).

Individual Scores
[Name (hcap) Stableford points Skins]:
[Presentation 2009aug29a]

* = winner on countback

Birdies:

None.

Nearest to the pin (4th hole):

PeterD with a tee shot to 7 paces.

Longest drive (17th hole):

PeterD with a distance of 232.0 metres.

Interesting shots of the Day:

By Stix: a spectacular approach shot to the 18th green over the trees from the 17th fairway allowing him to par the hole and take the skins trophy on the last hole.

Catering:

Ryan catered this round and results were very impressive. He provided Nibbles, beer, four varieties of cheese, three types of biscuit and a d'Arenberg 2001 The Custodian grenache.

Catering next round by PeterH.

Weather:

Some light rain, some cloud and some sun.



PeterD wins with a solid performance.

15th August:
[Presentation 2009aug15]

After playing well to score 36 points, PeterD took the skins trophy for the 4th time in 2009. However, as you can see, he is not happy that the trophy was not delivered.

Individual Scores
[Name (hcap) Stableford points Skins]:
Birdies:

PeterD on the 4th and it must have been a putt of at least 6 US yards.

Nearest to the pin (4th hole):

Mario with a tee shot to 5.600 yards.

[Presentation 2009aug15b]
Longest drive (17th hole):

Mario (no distance recorded).

Interesting shots of the Day:

Stix claimed both shots of the day this round. The first was a high slice over a tree from the 8th tee to hit a golfer unreasonably walking between the 9th green and the 10th tee. Apparently he took it in good grace: we could not see any blood or limping.

The second was on the 18th tee: a solid strike with the driver, a loud crack from a tree branch followed by the ball flying straight up for 100 metres.

Catering:

The catering by Stix maintained the high standard set by Kim in the last round. He provided Nibbles, Coopers beer and a McLaren Vale 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon from Red Knot by Shingleback.

Ryan has volunteered to cater next time.

Weather:

Perfect.

[Presentation 2009aug15c]


PeterH sneaks ahead of Kim.

1st August:
[Presentation 2009aug01]

PeterH and Kim both scored 54's in stroke play but in the prestigious Skins competition PeterH has moved ahead by 5.

Royal North Turramurra G/C was in the best condition of the year with many long putts falling in.

Individual Scores
[Name (hcap) Gross/Net Skins]:
Birdies:

Kim 7th, 14th, Craig 9th, PeterD 10th.

Nearest to the pin (4th hole):

Kim 4.50 yards.

Longest drive (17th hole):

PeterD 240m.

Interesting shots of the Day:

Highlight of the day was the big rollup for this round with seven players.

Catering:

The catering by Kim was excellent with beer, red wine and nibbles including cheese and fig paste. -> Next time it is Stix' turn.

Weather:

Fine and sunny with a small breeze.




PeterD wins on a second countback.

By Craig

18th July:

Today's round was very close with 4 players tied on 3 skins at the end of the 12th. James was looking good for his first skins win but Stix and Peter stepped up the pace and dominated the last 6 holes of the match.

[Presentation 2009jul18b]

The order of the day was plugged balls with the worst being the ninth where there was much confusion about whose ball was whose and when they could be lifted. We penalised ourselves for slow play and split into a 3 and 2 again to avoid clogging up the whole course.

Individual Scores
[Name (hcap) Stableford points Skins]:

* Peter won on second countback having one 3 holes on the back nine compared to Stix two. They both won four holes in total.

Birdies:

Kim 4th, Stix 6th, Peter 7th and 10th.

Nearest to the pin (4th hole):

Kim 1.8m.

Longest drive (17th hole):

PeterD 235m.

Interesting shots of the Day:

Highlight of the day was Peter's second to the 7th which pitched 8" short of the flag and rolled to within centimetres, almost netting him his first eagle but alas he had to suffice with a birdie.

Catering:

Catering was controversial with PeterD bringing ginger beer. A vote was taken on the acceptability of the catering with 4 votes in favour and 1 vote against. Stix remained unhappy with the situation and would like to see this clarified in the future.

Weather:

Fine and sunny, a beautiful winters day.




Kim takes second trophy for 2009.

4th July:
[Presentation 2009jul04a]

Kim defeated Craig by one skin with a par on the 17th hole.

Individual Scores
[Name (hcap) Gross/Net Skins]:
Birdies:

None today (still).

Nearest to the pin (4th hole):

won by Craig with a tee shot to 10 ±2 metres.

Longest drive (17th hole):

Kim.

Interesting shots of the Day:

Made by the Kookaburra at the BBQ. It was pure speed and accuracy.

Catering:

was a joint effort sausage sizzle held in the luxurious Nth Turramurra BBQ area. Next time it is to be PeterD's turn.




Ryan wins his first Skins trophy.

20th June:
[Presentation 2009jun20a]

Ryan has completed two qualifying rounds just in time to hold up his first trophy.

Individual Scores
[Name (hcap) Gross/Net Skins]:
Birdies:

None today (again).

Nearest to the pin (4th hole):

won by Ryan with a tee shot to 3.4 metres.

Longest drive (17th hole):

Kim.

Interesting shots of the Day:

Nothing interesting but a number of fat shots with enormous divots.

Catering:

was by Craig and held in the comfortable clubhouse function room. Next time it is a special catering event (weather permitting) with BBQ sausages. Note that we have nervously allocated bread roll delivery to PeterD.


[Presentation 2009jun20b]


PeterD takes advantage of Craig's absence to win round 10.

6th June:
[Presentation 2009jun06a]

PeterD moved closer the the 2009 lead as he dominated the skins today. The race for the championship is very congested with 4 players within 3 skins from the lead.

Individual Scores
[Name (hcap) Gross/Net Skins]:
Birdies:

None today.

[Presentation 2009jun06b]
Nearest to the pin (4th hole):

Stix with a tee shot to 5.0001 metres.

Longest drive (17th hole):

Stix.

Interesting shots of the Day:

Kim made a bogie and a duck on the 7th hole. No news on the condition of the duck.

Catering:

by PeterH was somewhat lacking today as Stix had to manufacture his own wine glass. Next time it is Craigs turn.




Round 9 washed out.

23rd May:
[Presentation 2009may23]

No play today due to the weather.

Catering:

Next time it is PeterH's turn. Craig will do the catering on 20th June.




Stix defeats Kim after a countback.

9th May:
[Presentation 2009may09a]

Stix has returned from the dance to take his second skins trophy for 2009; except that the trophy did not show up for the second match.

The trophy now has not been seen for 4 weeks and the rumours are that the Pebble Beach ball has fallen off and PeterH is looking for some glue.

Individual Scores
[Name (hcap) Stableford Points Skins]:

* = wins on a countback.

Birdies:

None.

Nearest to the pin (4th hole):

PeterD with a nice shot with backspin to 3.000 metres.

Longest drive (17th hole):

PeterD.

Interesting shots of the Day:

PeterH chipped in for a par on the 14th with the ball hesitating on the fringe and then again just before falling into the hole.

Catering:

by Stix. Next time it is Craig's turn.



Craig wins his first for 2009.

25th April:
[Presentation 2009apr25a]

Craig dominated the round by taking 10 skins.

Individual Scores
[Name (hcap) Stableford Points Skins]:
Birdies:

PeterD on the 4th, 7th and 8th. The birdies dried up from the 9th.

Nearest to the pin (4th hole):

Kim with a tee shot to 6.25 metres (as approximated by PeterD).

Longest drive (17th hole):

PeterH.

Interesting shots of the Day:

Craig came close to a chip-in birdie on the 12th by hitting the flag stick and dropping close.

Catering:

by Kim. Next time it is Stix' turn.



Stix moves up the leader board with his first win for 2009.

11th April:
[Presentation 2009apr11a]

Individual Scores
[Name (hcap) Gross/Net Skins]:
Birdies:

Craig on the 4th, Stix on the 8th and 16th.

Nearest to the pin (4th hole):

Craig with a tee shot to 1 metre.

Longest drive (17th hole):

Kim.

Interesting shots of the Day:

Once more a chip-in on the 16th hole. This time it was Stix making the birdie.

Catering:

a fully adequate spread by PeterD. Next time it is Kim's turn.




PeterD overcomes Kim to win on a countback.

28th March:
[Presentation 2009mar28a]

Peter played very well to win 5 holes but unfortunately each one was for a single skin and he had to rely on a countback to take his first win of the year.

All players had opportunity to win and Kim needed to sink a putt on the 18th to take the trophy.

The stableford scores were not quite as good as the A and B grade wins 2 weeks ago.

Individual Scores
[Name (hcap) Stableford points Skins]:

* = winner after a countback.

Birdies:

Kim on the 16th and PeterH on the 7th.

Nearest to the pin (4th hole):

PeterH with 10 metres.

[Presentation 2009mar28b]
Longest drive (18th hole):

PeterD won after the 17th hole was too narrow for all players. There was very little discussion on the width of the fairway.

Interesting shots of the Day:

On the 16th hole Kim chipped in from around 30 metres for a spectacular birdie.

Catering:

by PeterH. Next time it is PeterD's turn .. usually a slimming experience.


[Presentation 2009mar28c]


PeterH wins second skins trophy.

14th March:
[Presentation 2009mar14a]

The skins were very close today until the 17th hole.

Individual Scores
[Name (hcap) Stableford points Skins]:
Birdies:

Stix on the par 9th and PeterH on the 13th.

Nearest to the pin (4th hole):

PeterD with 4.75 metres.

Longest drive (17th hole):

Stix.

Interesting shots of the Day:

On the 2nd hole Kim's shot was on route to the clubhouse until it rebounded from a tree onto the fairway in spectacular fashion.

He had a lot of help from the trees until he reached the 17th where he claimed a Mercedes on Bobbin Head Road after hitting a tree.

Catering:

by Craig. Next time it is PeterH's turn.




Kim takes the skins.

28th February:
[Presentation 2009feb28a]

Kim took his first skins trophy in two seasons with some fine play.

He gives credit to a golf training book he read the night before. The name of the book is confidential as it is a matter of national security.

Individual Scores
[Name (hcap) Stableford points Skins]:
Birdies:

PeterD on the par 4 1st.

Nearest to the pin (4th hole):

Craig with approx. 4 metres.

Longest drive (17th hole):

Craig overcame some intense pressure to hit the fairway after 4 previous players missed.

Interesting shot of the Day:

Stix managed to loudly hit the bee keepers shed near two calm lady golfers. One said she wanted to scream but thought it may frighten him.

Of course, we know that if she was capable of a scream then she was still alive.

Catering:

by Stix. Next time it is Craig's turn.




Round 2 washed out.

14th February:
[Presentation 2009feb14]

No play today due to the weather.

Catering:

Next time it is Stix turn.




PeterH wins the first round in 2009.

31st January:

PeterH won the skins and the Div 1 stableford competition with 37 points.

The 2008 champion suffered a setback after making 37 points he lost the Div 2 competition on a countback: he hates countbacks.

Individual Scores
[Name (hcap) Stableford points Skins]:
[Presentation 2009jan31b]

The tourism award goes to PeterD with his bunker shot near a pyramid.

Birdies:

PeterH on the par 3 5th.

Nearest to the pin (4th hole):

Kim with 6 metres.

Longest drive (17th hole):

PeterH.

Interesting shot of the Day:

On the dam 9th hole, Craig took a drop after hitting the dam and his next shot skimmed the water twice, hit the rock wall and rebounded 50 metres behind him.

Catering:

No beer or nibbles today. Next time it is Stix turn.