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North Turramurra Skins Golf 2011 Archive

2011 Skins Champion.

For the first time, we have joint champions this year with Klaus and PeterH both scoring 50 Skins.

[2011 Skins Champion]
Joint 2011 Champions
2011 Skins Results
  1. Klaus 50
  2. PeterH 50
  3. Steve 48
  4. Craig 46
  5. Stix 46
  6. PeterD 46
  7. Elliot 29
  8. Ahmad 27
  9. Matthew 13
  10. David 9
  11. Mario 9
  12. Kim 2
  13. Taylor 1
  14. Adam 0
  15. Rob 0
  16. Remaining 38
Skins History


Matthew the 2011 Christmas Champion.

17th December:

This year we had ten starters. The rules were set by Stix: driver, 9-iron and putter only.

Matthew took the trophy one point ahead of Klaus and Elliot.

The trophy was presented by the 2010 Champion Craig.

[Presentation 2011dec17a]
Trophy presentation
Individual Scores
[Name (hcap) Stableford_points]:
  1. Matthew (19) 31
  2. Klaus (25) 30
  3. Elliot (27) 30
  4. PeterH (14) 29
  5. Stix (19) 29
  6. PeterD (6) 26
  7. Craig (18) 23
  8. Ahmad (21) 23
  9. Adam (27) 21
  10. David (27) 21
[Presentation 2011dec17b]
Nearest to the pin winner

Nearest to the pin (4th hole):

The NTP trophy went to Stix with a tee shot to 1 putter length. The trophy was presented by PeterD, the 2010 winner.


[Presentation 2011dec17c]
Longest drive winner

Longest drive (18th hole):

the longest drive award went to PeterD on the 18th hole after all drives missed the 17th fairway. The trophy was presented by the 2010 winner Craig.


[Presentation 2011dec17d]
Bradman Award winner

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

Closely contested this year - went to a count-back - taken by David.


[Presentation 2011dec17e]
The ferocious winning Team

Teams Competition (Three Way Stableford Multiplier)
  1. Elliot, PeterD, PeterH 57 points
  2. Klaus, Ahmad, Adam, Matthew 47 points
  3. Craig, Stix, David 45 points
Catering:

was provided by all players today.

Weather:

Overcast.

[Presentation 2011dec17f] [Presentation 2011dec17g]
The Drinkers .. and .. the Smokers

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NTCC Champions


Klaus in Another Shock Win

[Presentation 2011dec03a]
Trophy Presentation
3rd December:

Despite being written off 2 rounds ago, the confident Klaus has stormed back to take the final Skins round with 10 skins.

Klaus now shares the 2011 lead on 50 skins.

Individual Scores
[Name (hcap) Gross / Net Skins]:
Nearest to the pin (3rd hole):

Craig with a tee shot to 3.1 pdm.

Longest drive (17th hole):

PeterH with a 218m drive.

Birdies:

12th: PeterD.

Interesting Shots of the Round:

PeterD's tee shot on the 12th to set up a birdie putt.

Catering:

by PeterH.

Next time is the Xmas round and we will all provide some catering and two (or more) unusual beers as legislated by Stix.

Weather:

Sunny.




Controversy surrounds Klaus' Win

19th November: by Craig

Skins eligibility criteria caused controversy in the skins calculations, with initial results done excluding both Adam and Matthew. A protest was lodged by Klaus to the founding members who deliberated and determined that in fact Matthew was eligible but Adam remained ineligible. This had significant ramification on the results with Klaus finally being declared the winner.

An urgent motion has been put forward for the AGM to clarify this arbitrary decision making process once and for all.

Despite this controversy, the golf matched the weather (hot!!) with Steve Brown winning the B grade championship and PeterD losing on countback in A grade despite a sensational +3 round.

[Presentation 2011nov19a]
Trophy Presentation
Individual Scores
[Name (hcap) Stableford points Skins]:
Nearest to the pin (3rd hole):

Stix 1.1m.

Longest drive (18th hole):

Klaus 235m (Senior)
Adam 135m (Junior).

Birdies:

5th: Adam
6th: Steve.

Interesting Shots of the Round:

None claimed so defaulting to the loudest shot by Stix into the new shed next to the 10th.

Catering:

Excellent, an abundance of snacks, tiny beers and tiny cokes by Ahmad. Next time PeterH

Weather:

Hot!!!

Corrections:

On the 5/11/2011 a headline was published saying 5 players can win the skins. Klaus is boldly claiming that it is in fact incorrect as now 6 players can win the skins.




Five players can win the Skins

5th November:

PeterH has sneaked into the lead before taking a rest day for the next round while visiting Greg Norman and Fred Couples.

There are 36 skins remaining and the 2011 leaderboard is very tight; we have five players within 8 skins from the lead.

[Presentation 2011nov05a]
Trophy Presentation
Individual Scores
[Name (hcap) Gross Net Skins]:
Nearest to the pin (3rd hole):

Craig with a tee shot to 6 normal paces.

Longest drive (18th hole):

Klaus won the longest drive with and over-confident performance on the 18th after the 17th was impossible to hit.

[PeterH tee shot on the 8th]
PeterH tee shot on the 8th
Birdies:

8th: PeterH was nerve free sinking the birdie putt (see photo on the right).

Interesting Shots of the Round:

Nil.

Catering:

was a fine spread by PeterD; next time by Ahmad.

Weather:

fine and sunny.




Craig Takes the Hunter Valley Round

22nd October:

The 2011 Hunter Valley Round was played at the Hunter Valley Golf and Country Club attached to the Lovedale Crown Plaza Hotel.

Stix and Craig played consistently well for the round and Craig defeated PeterD by one skin to retain the Skins Trophy and take his 4th win of the year.

This time there was no aggravation as Rob and Ahmad again boycotted the end of round function and presentation. Both scored zero skins.

[Presentation 2011oct22a]
Trophy Presentation
Individual Scores
[Name (hcap) Stableford points Skins]:
Birdies:

3rd: PeterD, 17th: Klaus.

[NTP and Longest Drive Winner]
The NTP and Longest Drive Winner
Nearest to the pin (3rd hole):

PeterD.

Longest drive (13th hole):

PeterD with a narrow win after there were 5 tee shots in contention.

Interesting Shots of the Round:

Klaus scored 2 four pointers in succession at the 16th and 17th. We are hoping for a professional photograph from the 17th green.


[The Grapevine Cafe-Bar]
The Grapevine Cafe-Bar
Catering:

the pre-round coffee and post-round lunch was provided pool side by the Grapevine Cafe-Bar at the Hunter Valley Country Club.

Next time by PeterD at Nth Turramurra.


[Wine Tasters]
The scene outside Allandale Wines
Wine Tasting:

was performed by a select group of two tasters and one box carrier (the NTP and longest drive winner was too tired to participate).

The cellars selected were Capercaillie Wine Company and Allandale Wines. Unlike the Audi TT, the Subaru and Mazda both had room for boxes of wine.


Weather:

too hot.


[Hunter Valley Country Club]
Hunter Valley Country Club


Craig's Theory Proven

8th October:

Craig, once again, proved his theory that resting from golf will produce a good score. This time it was good enough to take the Skins Trophy and move up the 2011 leader board: 8 skins from the top.

[Presentation 2011oct08a]
Trophy Presentation
Individual Scores
[Name (hcap) Stableford points Skins]:
Birdies:

2nd: PeterD,
10th: Stix.

Nearest to the pin (4th hole):

Craig with a tee shot to 2.1 ASS.

Longest drive (17th hole):

PeterH with a controversial countback win over Stix with a drive of approx. 230 metres.

Interesting Shots of the Round:

Klaus made lots of noise by hitting the roof of the Recycling Shed; and Elliot-the-kind found an egg.

Catering:

by Stix. Next time by the Hunter Valley; followed by PeterD at Nth Turramurra.

Weather:

overcast / cool / sunny.



Ahmad Returns

24th September:

Ahmad returned to Skins Golf desperate to restore his position in the top 10. The win has him trailing the leader by a mere 17 skins. Also, Steve has quietly moved back into the lead.

The presentation took place without the previous winner or the trophy.

[Presentation 2011sep24a]
The winner (without Trophy)
Individual Scores
[Name (hcap) Stableford points Skins]:
Birdies:

7th: PeterD, PeterH.

Nearest to the pin (4th hole):

PeterD with a tee shot to 3.0 PDS.

Longest drive (18th hole):

Klaus with a drive of 240 metres.

Interesting Shots of the Round:

Elliot has now taken over Stix position and incurred the wrath of the lady golfers by sending a drive in their direction.

Catering:

by Steve. Next time by Stix.

Weather:

overcast and cool.



Stix Returns to Form

10th September:

Stix recovered from a poor start to take the Skins trophy and the North Turramurra B Div stableford competition. There were no aggressive lady golfers to deal with this round.

Klaus also benefited from the absence of girly sledging by winning 3 skins, the Longest Drive and Nearest to the Pin.

[Presentation 2011sep10a]
Trophy presentation - photo by Craig
Individual Scores
[Name (hcap) Stableford points Skins]:
Birdies:

10th: PeterH, Stix, Steve.

15th: Klaus.

17th: PeterD (with a chip in).

Nearest to the pin (4th hole):

Klaus with a tee shot to 1.5 PDS.

Longest drive (17th hole):

Klaus with a drive of 245 long metres.

Interesting Shots of the Round:

Despite the scepticism and arm waving of the group ahead, Klaus drove the green on the par 4 15th hole and made the birdie putt.

Catering:

by Craig. Next time by Steve.

Weather:

fine, cool and windy.



No Countback Required

27th August:

There was no countback required for PeterH to take the Skins trophy today.

Klaus used up all his luck by riding to golf on Elliot's motorcycle and failed to convert all 10 provisional skins.

[Presentation 2011Aug27a]
Trophy presentation - photo by David

The 8th, 10th and 15th holes remain shortened giving rise to the large number of birdies.

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

6th: PeterH.

8th: PeterD.

10th: Craig, Klaus, PeterD, PeterH.

11th: PeterD.

15th: Craig.

Nearest to the pin (4th hole):

David with a tee shot to 8 metres.

Longest drive (17th hole):

PeterD with a drive of 215 metres.

Interesting Shots of the Round:

Stix had a continuing verbal joust with the (aparently) hearing impaired group of ladies ahead. The same ladies had their revenge by sledging Klaus as he attempted to chip through trees onto his fairway.

Catering:

by David. Next time by Craig.

Weather:

fog then fine.



Elliot uses Golf Cart to Win

[Presentation 2011Aug13a]
Trophy presentation - photo by Elliot
13th August:

Elliot had his mind on the Sunday City to Surf run and left the Skins trophy at home. He responded to the pressure and took the round with 10 skins.

David considered winning today but will leave it until he plays a professional round.

The 10th and 15th holes were shortened to accomodate the construction work prompting a rash of birdies.

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

10th: David, Craig, Klaus, PeterH.

15th: PeterD.

Nearest to the pin (4th hole):
[NTP]
NTP

PeterD with a tee shot to 8 metres.


Longest drive (17th hole):
[Klaus]
Klaus' 2nd shot on the 17th

Due to the lack of a marker, Klaus and Craig both claimed the longest drive title.

Interesting Shots of the Round:

None.

Catering:

by PeterH. Next time by David with Craig as the reserve.

Weather:

fine and warm.



Steve Extends his Lead

[Presentation 2011Jul30a]
Trophy presentation - photo by Elliot
30th July:

This was the Riverside Oaks round and all players struggled to make a good score. Kim returned to Skins after many months of yoga and Steve made a special appearance as he could not bear to see others creeping closer to his 2011 total. The skins were well distributed with Steve increasing his lead from 5 to 9.

Individual Scores
[Name (hcap) Stableford points Skins]:
[Presentation 2011Jul30b]
The 19th Hole - photo by Elliot
Birdies:

None.

Nearest to the pin (14th hole):

Stix with a tee shot to a long way from the pin.

Longest drive (1st hole):

PeterD.

Interesting Shots of the Round:

Crows eating PeterD's snack and the theft of Elliot's ball.

Wildlife Sighting:

Many kangaroos including the large male owner of the 12th green. Also, the attack of the crows using diversion tactics.

Catering:

by Riverside Oaks. Next time by PeterH.

Weather:

fine and warm.

[Riverside Oaks]
Riverside Oaks


Stix triumphs after reluctant start!

[Presentation 2011Jul16a]
Trophy presentation
16th July: by Craig

Despite grumbling prior to leaving the comfort of his dry garage, Stix reluctantly agreed to play golf in drizzling rain. And lucky he did, storming to a great win.

Playing in the professional group with PeterD and Klaus, he scored 38 points. But it did not stop there. Klaus played even better scoring a PB of 85 strokes and 42 points to take out the B grade North Turramurra title. Great effort from the pro group.

Unfortunately the amateur group was less impressive, although Dave started well and faded whilst Elliot left his run until the 15th hole with a great par but alas it was all too late.

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

6th (par 3): PeterD chip in.

Nearest to the pin (4th hole):

Craig with a tee shot to 1.6 metres.

Longest drive (18th hole):

PeterD with 205m.

Interesting Shots of the Round:

Klaus tracer bullet drive on the 10 which had the amateur group ducking for cover against the construction fence. Could have severely reduced numbers for next week.

Wildlife Sighting:

Wallaby on the 11th by the pro group.

Catering:

Klaus. Another fine effort with homemade Salsa. Excellent. Next time by Riverside Oaks.

Weather:

Drizzling rain clearing to a cool overcast day.



Maiden Win to Elliot

[Presentation 2011Jul02a]
Trophy presentation
2nd July:

Elliot played consistent and professional golf to take his first skins trophy. As you can see, his head was already somewhat top heavy. This was no guarantee that Klaus would be complementary on the drive home.

PeterD was the runner-up after a skillful birdie on the 18th.

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

18th (par 4): PeterD.

Nearest to the pin (4th hole):

Klaus.

Longest drive (17th hole):

Klaus with a drive of 206 metres.

Shot of the Round:

PeterD chipped in on the 18th for a birdie 3 (and 5 skins).

Catering:

was by Elliot. Next match catering is by Klaus.

Weather:

fine and windy.



PeterD Countback Triumph

[Presentation 2011Jun18a]
Trophy presentation
18th June:

The countback winning streak has been broken by PeterD taking the last 5 Skins of the day with a 3 pointer on the 18th hole.

PeterH and Stix lost the Div A and Div B competitions after countbacks.

Individual Scores
[Name (hcap) Stableford points Skins]:
[The proud NTP winner]
The proud NTP winner

* = winner on countback.

Birdies:

4th (par 3): Stix

9th (par 3): PeterD

Nearest to the pin (4th hole):

a Skins record to Stix with a tee shot to 0.10 metres - see the photo on the right.

Longest drive (17th hole):

PeterD with a short drive.

Interesting Shots of the Round:

the fine tee shot by Stix on the 4th.

Catering:

was by Mario with a little help from Steve. Next match catering is by Elliot.

Weather:

a perfect winter day.



Skins Trophy Shock Disappearance

[Presentation 2011Jun04a]
Trophy presentation
4th June:

PeterH was very excited to finally win some skins until he realised that the trophy had left the course without him.

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

9th (par 3): PeterH.

Nearest to the pin (4th hole):

PeterH with a tee shot to 7.0 PDS.

Longest drive (17th hole):

PeterD with a drive of 230 metres.

Inspiring Quote of the Round:

It is all about positive thinking.- CWC 2011.

Catering:

was a classic by Craig. Next match catering is by Mario.

Weather:

cool with a brief shower.



Super Mario is back!

[Presentation 2011May21a]
Trophy presentation
21st May:

Mario returned to the winners list with a close win over Stix.

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

PeterH and Mark def. PeterD and Mario 1 up.

Birdies:

16th (par 3): PeterD.

Nearest to the pin (4th hole):

PeterD with a tee shot to 7.5 PDS.

Longest drive (17th hole):

PeterD with a drive of 180 metres.

Catering:

PeterD has responded to the unkind food critics with a complete and skillful spread. Next match catering is by Craig.

Weather:

fine.

[PD stalking the 17th green]
PD stalking the 17th green


Craig Wins with 3

[Presentation 2011May07a]
Trophy presentation
7th May:

After a nail biting finish with the last 8 holes squared, Craig took the trophy with a record low score of 3 skins.

PeterD won the Nth Turramurra A division stroke play with 64 nett.

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

8th (par 3): Craig.

10th (par 4): PeterD.

13th (par 3): PeterD.

Nearest to the pin (4th hole):

PeterH with a tee shot to 5.25 PDS.

Longest drive (17th hole):

PeterD with a drive of 190 metres.

Interesting shot of the Day:

Stix stood out once more with a Seve-Ballesteros-like recovery shot from tree roots. Also, he featured with the ethically dubious use of a highly polished 50 cent coin ball marker designed to dazzle other putters.

Catering:

was another fine effort by Stix. Next match catering is by PeterD.

Weather:

perfect.



Happy Steve Steals Ahead

[Presentation 2011Apr23a]
Trophy presentation
23rd April:

Steve continued the burgling and extended his lead for 2011 to 12 skins after scoring 9 skins for a second time.

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

11th (par 4): PeterD.

Nearest to the pin (4th hole):

Klaus with a tee shot to 2.54 metres.

Longest drive (17th hole):

PeterH with a drive of 335 metres at least.

Catering:

was a fine effort by Klaus including the famous hand made tomato salsa.

Next match catering is by Stix.

Weather:

steady rain.



Maiden Skins to Klaus

[Presentation 2011Apr09a]
Trophy presentation
9th April:

The skins looked to be spread evenly until Klaus jumped to the lead to take his first skins trophy. We were close to disaster at the presentation when the nervous Klaus dropped the trophy.

At the post match interview Klaus credited his win to limiting himself to a maximum of 2 miracle shots during the round.

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

PeterD and Stix' winning scores made it to the Sunday newspapers:

[Newspaper result]

Birdies:

4th (par 3): PeterH.

7th (par 4): PeterD.

11th (par 4): PeterD & David.

16th (par 3): PeterD.

Nearest to the pin (4th hole):

PeterH with a tee shot to 2.85 metres.

Longest drive (17th hole):

Steve with a drive of 220 metres.

Interesting shot of the Day:

PeterD sunk a spectacular winding and jumping putt for his birdie on the 16th, and, he paced out the distance for the record.

Catering:

by PeterH.

Next match catering is by Klaus.

Weather:

fine and warm.



Craig Conquers the Red Army.

26th March:
[Presentation 2011Mar26a]
Trophy presentation

With a stableford score of 42 points and 6 skins, Craig dominated the round and takes his first win for 2011.

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

9th (par 4): PeterH.

11th (par 4): PeterD.

Nearest to the pin (4th hole):

Elliot with a tee shot to 4 metres.

Longest drive (17th hole):

Steve with a drive of 250 metres.

Interesting shot of the Day:

Stix had an unfortunate shot on the 8th with a duck being struck in the head causing a downward spiral flight path and possibly death. An eager photographer caught the scene soon after the sad incident (see the photograph below).

The event caused a sharp slump in form for the unfortunate Stix.

A memorial pond shot has been proposed but the response has been muted.

Catering:

by Elliot with a contribution from Klaus.

Next match catering is by PeterH.

Weather:

overcast with some light rain.

[The Duck that Stix killed]
The Duck that Stix killed


Seeker Wireless clique dominant.

12th March:
[Presentation 2011Mar12a]
Trophy presentation

Ahmad is still happy as he continued the Seeker domination and swapped places (and shirt colour) with Steve this round after a high scoring performance.

Individual Scores
[Name (hcap) Stableford points Skins]:
[The secret weapon]
The Secret Weapon
Birdies:

4th (par 3): PeterD.

8th (par 3): Stix.

Nearest to the pin (4th hole):

PeterD with a tee shot to 2 metres followed by a birdie putt.

Longest drive (17th hole):

PeterH with a drive of 211 metres.

[Checking with the shoe rep.]
Checking with the shoe rep.
Interesting shot of the Day:

Stix revealed the secret weapon behind his recent good form: the ecco shoe. PeterD made no comment; he may be in favour of practice and course management.

Catering:

Ahmad continued the high standard including a selection of nibbles, beer and soft drinks.


Next match catering is by Klaus.

[Presentation 2011Mar12d]
The big dipper.


Steve burgled his way to a big win.

26th February:

Steve dominated the round with his new official handicap of 32 (limited to 27 for the skins) and takes the championship lead.

Due to course modifications, the 8th hole was taken out of play and replaced by the temporary 14th hole. This reduced the par by two from 64 to 62 and 2 stableford points were deducted from all golflink scores. For simplicity the skins scores were calculated by the card.

Individual Scores
[Name (hcap) Stableford points Skins]:
[Presentation 2011Feb26a]
Trophy presentation
Confession:

the group of Elliot, Steve and PeterH mistakenly treated the the 12th as a par 3 and the 17th as a par 4 causing the loss of a possible 2 points.

Unfortunately, this caused Steve to lose the Nth Turramurra div 2 stableford competition. Elliot and PeterH merely lost 2 points.

As has been said: the blame is squarely on PeterH.

Birdies:

15th (par 4): Matthew.

Nearest to the pin (4th hole):

PeterD with 6 metres.

Longest drive (17th hole):

Matthew with 265 metres.

Interesting shot of the Day:

discussion was mostly focussed on the size of Steve's handicap, however, Craig and Ahmad finished with flourish by squaring the tough 18th hole with pars and 4 points each.

Catering:

was a fine job by Steve. Next match catering is by Elliot.

[Presentation 2011Feb12b]
Steve on the temporary green


Ahmad Takes the Lead.

[Presentation 2011Feb12a]
Trophy presentation
12th February:

Ahmad was very pleased to win and take the lead for 2011. He even made sure that he was presentable for the photo.

Individual Scores
[Name (hcap) Stableford points Skins]:
[Presentation 2011Feb12b]
At the post match function
Birdies:

12th (par 3): PeterD.

Nearest to the pin (4th hole):

Mario with a tee shot to 4 or 5 metres.

Longest drive (17th hole):

Klaus with a drive to 210 metres.

Interesting shot of the Day:

On the 11th hole, Klaus putted to less than 30cm from the cup. Unfortunately, he followed this with a forceful "tap-in" finishing over 4 metres from the cup.

Catering:

PeterD kindly stepped in to replace the absent Taylor and a fine job he did with a generous supply of beer, cheese and nibbles. Steve has volunteered to cater next time.

Proposed Rule Changes:
  1. Ahmad suggested that the remaining skins each week should be distributed to the Longest Drive and/or NTP winners. There was mixed reaction to this.
  2. PeterD suggested that the catering arrangements were stressful and not to his liking and the costs were too high for some players to bear. He placed the blame squarely on PeterH. The remaining golfers expressed comfort with the catering convention no matter what it is.


Stix dominates the first Skins round of 2011.

[Presentation 2011Jan29a]
Trophy presentation
29th January:

With two birdies, 40 stableford points, nearest to the pin and a ticket to Antarctica, Stix left everyone in his wake. Unfortunately some burglar made 41 points to take the Nth Turramurra voucher.

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

11th (par 3): Stix.

15th (par 3): Stix.

Nearest to the pin (4th hole):

Stix.

Longest drive (17th hole):

PeterD.

Interesting shot of the Day:

Stix sunk a 6 metre putt, with a jump, for a birdie on the 11th and Steve chipped in on the 17th.

Catering:

was a fine effort by Craig. Next time it is Taylor's turn.




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