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2014 Skins Champion.

[2014 Skins Champion]
2014 Champion

The North Turramurra Skins Champion for 2014 is PeterH with PeterD the runner-up.

[2014 Skins Runner-up]
2014 Runner-up
2014 Skins Results
  1. PeterH 92
  2. PeterD 67
  3. Stix 61
  4. Craig 60
  5. Steve 47
  6. Matthew 7
  7. Remaining 26
Skins History


2014 Xmas Round goes to Stix

[Presentation 2014Dec13a]
2014 Xmas Champion & Longest Drive Winner
13th December:
[Presentation 2014Dec13b]
Nearest to the Pin winner

Five players only for the Nth Turramurra Christmas Classic this year and the winner for 2014 is Stix.

Unusually Stix did not provide Xmas Round rules this year.

[Presentation 2014Dec13c]
The Players (less one)
Individual Scores
[ Name (hcap) Stableford points ]:
[Presentation 2014Dec13e]
The Trophies
Birdies:

6th (par 3): PeterD.

12th (par 3): PeterH.

13th (par 4): Stix.

14th (par 3): PeterD.

15th (par 3): PeterD.

Nearest to the pin (7th hole - the usual par 3):

Craig with a tee shot to 2.2 PDS. This trophy was missing as you can see in Craig's right hand.

Longest drive (par 4 11th hole):

Stix with a 202 metre drive into the wind.

[Presentation 2014Dec13d]
The Xmas Round Celebration
Catering:

was provided by all players.

Weather:

warm and humid with some cloud cover.

NTCC Champions



Round 23: Steve takes the Riverside Oaks Round

29th November:
[Presentation 2014Nov29a]
Trophy Presentation

The regular Riverside Oaks round was played on the new Bungool course as the original Gangurru course was in preparation for the NSW PGA Championship.

We found the Bungool 18 holes challenging with the rough hiding the balls, plenty of water hazards, many bunkers and greens with dangerous slopes.

Steve had 3 skins lead after 13 holes and took the trophy once last 5 holes were squared.

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

10th (par 5): PeterH.

Nearest to the pin (6th hole):

Craig with a tee shot to 9 CCS.

Longest drive (par 5 10th hole):

PeterH followed the modest Longest Drive from last round with an identical 205 metre drive.

[Bungool Hole 2]
Bungool Hole 2
Interesting Shots:

The Bungool 2nd hole had a challenging water carry from the tee causing the loss of a few balls.

Catering:

was by the Riverside Oaks club house. Next time we will be having the Xmas round and the catering rules will be supplied by Stix in the near future.

Weather:

Hot and humid with no shade trees.

Rules of the Round:

No rules this time.




[The challenging 4th hole]
The challenging 4th hole

Round 22: Hunter Valley Round

15th November:

This was late in the year for the traditional Hunter Valley round and the weather was warm and humid.

Many tee shots managed to find the water hazards and trees. Unusually, PeterD had a poor start with wipes on holes 1 and 2, and redeemed himself with a birdie on the 3rd.

And then there was the troublesome par 3 4th ...

The clubhouse restaurant was very busy after the round and we blamed the guests going to the Rolling Stones concert at Hope Estate in the evening.

Wine tasting was at the nearby Capercaillie winery.

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

3rd (par 3): PeterD.

[Presentation 2014Nov15a]
Trophy Presentation at Capercaillie
Nearest to the pin (17th hole):

No one made the green.

Longest drive (par 4 15th hole):

PeterD with a modest 205 metre drive. It seemed longer to the gallery.

Interesting Shots:

After hooking a tee shot, PeterH received some sledging from the lady drinkers having a fairway side bbq. There was plenty of advice provided for the next shot from the wood chips.

Catering:

was by Hunter Valley Golf at the Crown Plaza. Next time we will be at Riverside Oaks.

Weather:

hot and humid with some strong breeze.

Rules of the Round:

No rules this time.




Round 21: Countback Heaven

[Presentation 2014Nov01a]
The Countback
1st November:

No official competition today as the 9th hole was closed following some vandalism. This meant that we played 16 holes only and the weather was so hot we were pleased to get off the course.

Despite the heat, there was a tense finish to the skins trophy with Craig taking 5 skins on the last hole to take us to a 3 way count back. As predicted by Stix, PeterH won the countback with 3 holes won.

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

3rd (par 5): Craig, PeterH.

14th (par 3): Craig.

15th (par 3): Steve, PeterH.

Nearest to the pin (5th hole):

Craig with a tee shot to 11 CCS.

Longest drive (par 5 12th hole):

Steve with a 250 metre drive straight down the middle.

[Presentation 2014Nov01b]
Craig's Tee Shot
Interesting Shots:

Craig's tee shot on the 14th was close to a slam dunk as you can see AND he made the birdie putt!

Steve won 5 skins on the the 10th hole with a 1 point double bogie 6.

On the par 3 15th hole, PeterH had a short putt for birdie after rebounding from his favourite tree. Steve prevented this major injustice by making a long birdie putt to preempt and square the hole.

Catering:

was by Mark and PeterH. Next time we will be at the Hunter Valley Golf.

Weather:

hot and breezy.

Rules of the Round:

No rules this time.




Round 20: Peters Prevail

[Presentation 2014Oct18a]
Trophy Presentation
18th October:

The course has changed again with one temporary tee and one temporary green. It is still two rounds of nine holes.

Despite a skillful back nine with 22 points, PeterD could not win enough holes to take the trophy from the consistent PeterH.

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

12th (par 5): PeterD.

Nearest to the pin (4th hole):

PeterD with a tee shot to 4 PDS.

Longest drive (par 5 12th hole):

PeterD with a 175 metre drive via the trees.

Interesting Shots:

None today.

Catering:

was by Mark AND PeterH after a lack of communication. Next time, for neatness sake, both will cater again.

Weather:

fine and warm.

Rules of the Round:

No rules this time.




Round 19: Matthew wins in a Birdie-a-thon

by Craig

[Presentation 2014Oct04a]
Trophy Presentation
4th October:

Matthew won in a very tight contest today, starting with two birdies (and 14 pts) in the first 4 holes to get off to a great start then held off the field for the rest of the round.

In what is believed to be a Skins record, there were 8 birdies and 1 eagle (by PeterD) recorded amongst the playing group today. It included an alleged 'turkey run' by Craig shooting three consecutive birdies on the 12th, 13th and 14th holes.

Scoring amongst our group and the rest of the players on the course was very high today, with PeterD's 38pts not even close to a winning score today in the official comp.

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

3rd (par 5): Matthew, PeterD.

4th (par 3): Matthew.

5th (par 3): PeterD.

12th (par 5): Craig.

13th (par 3): Craig.

14th (par 3): Craig, Matthew.

Eagles:

12th (par 5): PeterD.

Nearest to the pin (4th hole) (Yes the new hole):

PeterD - No measurement was taken but it was 'a long way'.

Longest drive (par 5 12th hole):

Craig 190m.

Interesting Shots:

Matthew on the 14th, who played it beautifully off the bank right next to the path and used the slope to roll down to about 1 metre from the pin.

Catering:

Was by Craig.

Weather:

Overcast, very small sprinkle of rain fining up by 12pm as predicted by Apple.

Rules of the Round:

No controversy today.




Round 18: Triple Crown Humiliation

[Presentation 2014Sep20a]
Trophy Presentation
20th September:

The Royal North Turramurra course has been re-arranged and the new par 3 finally included in the 9 holes.

Causing a major embarrassment today, PeterH won 4 skins on the 7th hole with a bogie after driving a tee shot into the dam. The 3 remaining players struggled to recover from this humiliation and gave up the first Triple Crown in years.

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

3rd (par 5): PeterD.

15th (par 3): PeterD.

Nearest to the pin (4th hole):

PeterH was the only player to hit the green with a tee shot to around 5 metres. This was our first use of the new par 3 hole.

Longest drive (par 5 12th hole):

PeterH took the longest drive with a mediocre 210 metre tee shot after PeterD once again failed to stay on the fairway. This time he missed by 30 cm.

Interesting Shots:

Stix chipped in for a good recovery bogie after an out of bounds tee shot on the par 3 9th (the old 16th).

Catering:

was by PeterD. Next time the caterer is Craig.

Weather:

fine with some cloud and some full sun.

Rules of the Round:

No rules this time.




Round 17: Waterlogged Greens

[Waterlogged Green]
Slow Greens
6th September:

Today there was PeterD, Steve and PeterH looking at the rain and waterlogged greens from the pro shop. We spoke to the only 2 players who ventured out: they abandoned play after 9 holes. James looked very sad behind the counter.

Craig was sensible and stayed at home.

Catering:

was to be by PeterD. Surely he will be available for the next round.

Weather:

A gloomy sight of steady rain occasionally illuminated with shafts of sunlight.

Rules of the Round:

6-8. Discontinuance of Play; Resumption of Play

a. When Permitted

The player must not discontinue play unless:

(i) the Committee has suspended play;
(ii) he believes there is danger from lightning;
(iii) he is seeking a decision from the Committee on a doubtful or disputed point
     (see Rules 2-5 and 34-3); or
(iv) there is some other good reason such as sudden illness.

Bad weather is not of itself a good reason for discontinuing play.

If the player discontinues play without specific permission from the Committee, he must report to the Committee as soon as practicable. If he does so and the Committee considers his reason satisfactory, there is no penalty. Otherwise, the player is disqualified.

Exception in match play: Players discontinuing match play by agreement are not subject to disqualification, unless by so doing the competition is delayed.

Note: Leaving the course does not of itself constitute discontinuance of play.




Round 16: Mark's Magnificent Seven

[Presentation 2014Aug23a]
Trophy Presentation
23rd August:

We had the usual 5 player break up and a reunion for the last 8 holes.

Mark took the skins trophy with a spectacular 7 skins on the 7th hole. After that, the remaining players fought it out for the crumbs.

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

11th (par 5): PeterH.

17th (par 3): PeterD with a chip in.

Nearest to the pin (7th hole):

Mark with a tee shot to 8 PDS.

Longest drive (11th hole):

Matthew with a 238 metre drive.

Interesting Shots:

The shot of the day was the chip-in by PeterD on the 17th for a birdie.

Catering:

no catering today due to late notification. Next time the caterer is PeterD.

Weather:

cool with some showers.

Rules of the Round:

Specimen Local Rules

4. Course Conditions - Mud, Extreme Wetness, Poor Conditions and Protection of the Course

c. "Preferred Lies" and "Winter Rules"

Ground under repair is provided for in Rule 25 and occasional local abnormal conditions that might interfere with fair play and are not widespread should be defined as ground under repair.

However, adverse conditions, such as heavy snows, spring thaws, prolonged rains or extreme heat can make fairways unsatisfactory and sometimes prevent use of heavy mowing equipment. When such conditions are so general throughout a course that the Committee believes "preferred lies" or "winter rules" would promote fair play or help protect the course, the following Local Rule is recommended:

A ball lying on a closely mown area through the green (or specify a more restricted area, e.g., at the 6th hole) may be lifted, without penalty, and cleaned. Before lifting the ball, the player must mark its position. Having lifted the ball, he must place it on a spot within (specify area, e.g., six inches, one club-length, etc.) of and not nearer the hole than where it originally lay, that is not in a hazard and not on a putting green.

A player may place his ball only once, and it is in play when it has been placed (Rule 20-4). If the ball fails to come to rest on the spot on which it is placed, Rule 20-3d applies. If the ball when placed comes to rest on the spot on which it is placed and it subsequently moves, there is no penalty and the ball must be played as it lies, unless the provisions of any other Rule apply.

If the player fails to mark the position of the ball before lifting it or moves the ball in any other manner, such as rolling it with a club, he incurs a penalty of one stroke.

Note: "Closely mown area" means any area of the course, including paths through the rough, cut to fairway height or less.

*PENALTY FOR BREACH OF LOCAL RULE:

Match play - Loss of hole; Stroke play - Two strokes.




Round 15: A Tainted Victory

[Presentation 2014Aug09a]
Trophy struggle
9th August:

There was a disputed result in the skins competition today. This included unfortunate scenes with a physical altercation at the trophy presentation. Refer to the Interesting Shots section below to read the cause of the dispute.

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

2nd (par 5): Mark, PeterD.

8th (par 3): Craig.

11th (par 5): PeterH.

Nearest to the pin (7th hole):

PeterD with a tee shot to 4.5 PDS.

Longest drive (11th hole):

PeterH was judged to be on the fairway by the neutral Craig following vociferous protests from PeterD. The distance as measured by PeterD was "who cares?".

Interesting Shots:

The interesting shot today was a putt. This incident occurred on the 11th green as follows.

Catering:

a fine spread provided by Craig. Next time the caterer is Mark.

Weather:

fine, cool and breezy.

Rules of the Round:

Rule 19 Ball in Motion Deflected or Stopped

19-2. By Player, Partner, Caddie or Equipment

If a player's ball is accidentally deflected or stopped by himself, his partner or either of their caddies or equipment, the player incurs a penalty of one stroke. The ball must be played as it lies, except when it comes to rest in or on the player's, his partner's or either of their caddies' clothes or equipment, in which case the ball must through the green or in a hazard be dropped, or on the putting green be placed, as near as possible to the spot directly under the place where the ball came to rest in or on the article, but not nearer the hole.

Exceptions:

1. Ball striking person attending or holding up flagstick or anything carried by him - see Rule 17-3b.

2. Dropped ball - see Rule 20-2a.

(Ball purposely deflected or stopped by player, partner or caddie - see Rule 1-2)




Round 14: PeterH Takes a Wet Round

[Presentation 2014Jul26a]
Trophy presentation
26th July:

Skins play today required a firm grip and the skill and endurance of a mud runner.

The presentation was moved indoors and took place in the pro shop in front of the course upgrade display.

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

15th (par 4): PeterD.

Nearest to the pin (7th hole):

Mark with a tee shot to 13 MDS just ahead of Craig with 17 MBS.

Longest drive (11th hole):

PeterD with a 230 metre drive.

Interesting Shots:

It was not particularly interesting, but the wet weather caused a number of shots to slice off to the trees on the right.

Catering:

was mini quiche as delivered by PeterH. Next time the caterer is Craig.

Weather:

light and steady showers followed by sunshine at 12:00 as predicted by Craig's weather App.

Rules of the Round:

25-2. Embedded Ball

A ball embedded in its own pitch-mark in the ground in any closely mown area through the green may be lifted, cleaned and dropped, without penalty, as near as possible to the spot where it lay but not nearer the hole. The ball when dropped must first strike a part of the course through the green. "Closely mown area" means any area of the course, including paths through the rough, cut to fairway height or less.




Round 13: Craig is In Form

[Presentation 2014Jul12a]
Trophy presentation
12th July:

The in-form Craig took the trophy today in a very even contest. Craig has now won the last three rounds contested.

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

2nd (par 5): PeterD, Steve.

11th (par 5): Craig.

Nearest to the pin (7th hole):

PeterD with a tee shot to 11 PDS just ahead of Stix with 11.5 PDS.

Longest drive (11th hole):

Steve with a 250 metre drive.

[The very sore ankle]
The very sore ankle
Interesting Shots:

Despite standing in the trees on the 11th, Stix managed to use his ankle to block a potential longest drive tee shot from PeterH. It was a very painful incident and it took 2 or 3 skins before Stix regained his composure.

Catering:

was by Stix. Next time the caterer is PeterH.

Weather:

fine and windy.

Rules of the Round:

No rules today.




Round 12: Matchplay for Skins

[Presentation 2014Jun28a]
Trophy presentation
28th July:

Two players only today for a windy round. A very fast front 9 holes followed by a slow back nine behind groups of part timers and in front of some overly chatty ladies.

The skins were closer than the score suggests and the round was not won until the 15th green.

Stableford scores were ordinary with holes won with 1 point and holes squared with 0 points.

Individual Scores
[Name (hcap) Stableford points Skins]:
[Tee Shots on the 17th]
Professional Tee Shots on the 17th
Birdies:

17th (par 3): PeterH.

As the photo shows, both players had a good chance to make birdie at the 17th.

Nearest to the pin (16th hole):

Mark with a tee shot to 11 SS. The NTP flowed on to the back 9 after a rare tie on the 7th hole also with 11.0 SS.

Longest drive (11th hole):

PeterH with a record minimum of 110 metres via the trees.

Catering:

No catering today due to the small number. Next time it is still Mark's turn.

Weather:

Fine and windy.

Rules of the Round:

No rules today.




Round 11: No play

[Wet Weather]
14th June:

Following weather checks and a series of SMSs during the early hours, the skins round was abandoned before a stroke was played.

Catering:

was to be by Mark. He should be available for the next round.

Weather:

Steady rain at tee time.




Round 10: Another tight finish

by Craig

31st May:

Despite a small turn out today there was yet another tight, final hole finish with a count back yielding Craig as the winner.

PeterD had one hand on the trophy after 14 holes but Team Izod (with newly supplied kit from Hawaii) failed to maintain their domination and let it slip away.

MatthewD, refreshed from his O/S trip got off to a flier with a sensational shot and putt on the first hole leading to a super birdie. The other golfers held their nerve after this start to maintain a high quality of golf by all.

Individual Scores
[Name (hcap) Stableford Points Skins]:
[Longest Drive]
Team Izod assessing their long drives
Birdies:

PeterD 2nd and 11th
MatthewD 1st.

Nearest to the pin (7th hole):

PeterD - 14 PDS.

Longest drive (11th hole):

Winner: MatthewD (Team Izod Green) - 248m
Runner Up: PeterD (Team Izod Blue) - 246m
See attached photo.

Catering:

PeterD. Next time is Mark.

Weather:

Cool and Pleasant, slightly overcast.

Rules of the Round:

None.




Round 9: At Last a Win for PeterD

[Presentation 2014May17a]
Trophy presentation
17th May:

With 8 skins and a PAR score of +3 after 10 holes PeterD then coasted to the finish to take the trophy with ease. At that stage Steve briefly considered a potential triple crown win on count-back.

As usual Mark had a good back nine, with 19 points, but this time he could not take the skins on the 18th.

PeterD was so excited to finally win a skins round that he co-opted Ollie the professional to make the presentation.

Individual Scores
[Name (hcap) PAR score Skins]:
Birdies:

11th (par 5): PeterD and Steve.

Nearest to the pin (7th hole):

Steve 5.0 PDS.

Longest drive (11th hole):

Steve 250 metres.

Catering:

By Steve. Next time PeterD.

Weather:

Fine and warm.

Rules of the Round:

Local Rules

4. Course Conditions - Mud, Extreme Wetness, Poor Conditions and Protection of Course
b. "Preferred Lies" and "Winter Rules"

Adverse conditions, including the poor condition of the course or the existence of mud, are sometimes so general, particularly during winter months, that the Committee may decide to grant relief by temporary Local Rule either to protect the course or to promote fair and pleasant play.

The Local Rule should be withdrawn as soon as the conditions warrant.




Round 8: No play

[Wet Weather]
3rd May:

Following weather checks and a series of SMSs during the early hours, the skins round was abandoned before a stroke was played.

Catering:

was to be by Steve. He may be available for the next round.

Weather:

Steady rain at tee time.




Round 7: A Final Hole Thriller

[Presentation 2014Apr19a]
Trophy presentation
19th April:

An exciting finish this week with each of the 3 players in with a chance to win on the final hole. Eventually Craig managed to claim the win on count back over the very unlucky PeterD with a short but very tense putt.

Course conditions were excellent, with multiple birdies and even a chip in eagle adding to the excitement.

Report by Craig.

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

2nd (par 5): PeterD.

5th (par 4): PeterD.

7th (par 3): PeterD.

16th (par 3): PeterD.

Eagles:

11th (par 5): Mark.

Nearest to the pin (7th hole):

PeterD about 20 feet.

Longest drive (11th hole):

Mark 223 metres.

Interesting Shots:

Mark chipped in on the 2nd and 11th, first time for a par, second for an eagle (no putts on the hole). PeterD sunk a birdie putt on the 7th/16th of about the same length (20ft) each time.

Queries

There was debate about the number of eagles recorded in skins rounds, with some claiming this may be the first recorded eagle.

Catering:

By Craig, a good solid standard according to PeterD. Next time is Steve if he plays otherwise Mark.

Weather:

Fine, sunny, early morning due burning off to very pleasant conditions for the back nine. Air was heavy affecting all players distance today.

Rules of the Round:

No rules today.




Round 6: Inconsistency Wins Skins

5th April:
[Presentation 2014Apr05a]
Trophy presentation

PeterH followed the skins formula and won the trophy with some erratic play. The final 6 holes were squared and Stix was a big help in failing to continue ownership of the 18th.

Nth Turramurra Four-Ball Stableford

As the low handicapper, PeterD was the "swinger".

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

2nd (par 5): PeterD.

11th (par 5): PeterD, PeterH.

Nearest to the pin (7th hole):

Steve with a tee shot to 5 PDs.

Longest drive (12th hole):

PeterH with a 250 metre drive.

Interesting Shots:

Craig chipped in for a par on the 5th and Steve chipped in from the rough for a par on the 13th.

Catering:

was by PeterH and the chef was surprised to see that all mini-quiche were consumed. Next time the caterer is Craig.

Weather:

overcast and humid followed by some sunshine.

Rules of the Round:

Rule 18 Ball At Rest Moved

18-1. By Outside Agency

Definition of Outside Agency

In match play, an "outside agency" is any agency other than either the player's or opponent's side, any caddie of either side, any ball played by either side at the hole being played or any equipment of either side.

In stroke play, an outside agency is any agency other than the competitor's side, any caddie of the side, any ball played by the side at the hole being played or any equipment of the side.

An outside agency includes a referee, a marker, an observer and a forecaddie. Neither wind nor water is an outside agency.

If a ball at rest is moved by an outside agency, there is no penalty and the ball must be replaced.

Note: It is a question of fact whether a ball has been moved by an outside agency. In order to apply this Rule, it must be known or virtually certain that an outside agency has moved the ball. In the absence of such knowledge or certainty, the player must play the ball as it lies or, if the ball is not found, proceed under Rule 27-1 [Stroke and Distance; Ball Out of Bounds; Ball Not Found Within Five Minutes].




Round 5: A Brown Skins Whitewash

22nd March:
[Presentation 2014Mar22a]
Trophy presentation

Today Steve left the opposition floundering with a record equaling 14 skins. This was combined with an impressive stableford score of 43 and a 250 metre Longest Drive.

It took an accurate 1 metre NTP by PeterD to prevent Steve taking the triple crown.

Refer to the FAQ page for some skins records.

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

2nd (par 5): PeterD.

7th (par 3): PeterD.

11th (par 5): Steve.

14th (par 4): Steve.

Nearest to the pin (7th hole):

PeterD with a tee shot to 1.00 metres.

Interesting Shots:

This round Steve surpassed the Stix effort in round 4 by making a tap-in birdie on the 14th resulting in 5 stableford points.

Longest drive (12th hole):

Steve with an 250 metre drive as estimated by PeterD.

[Presentation 2014Mar22b]
The mystery knife
Catering:

this round was a fine effort by PeterD. The food was served on green plastic plates and the cheese knife was an exotic family heirloom. Some internet searching revealed that heirloom (pictured on the right) is a fish knife. Next time the caterer is PeterH.

Weather:

fine and sunny.

Rules of the Round:

The following local rules are taken from the Specimen Local Rules in Appendix 1.

4. Course Conditions - Mud, Extreme Wetness, Poor Conditions and Protection of the Course

a. Relief for Embedded Ball

Rule 25-2 provides relief, without penalty, for a ball embedded in its own pitch-mark in any closely mown area through the green. On the putting green, a ball may be lifted and damage caused by the impact of a ball may be repaired (Rules 16-1b and c). When permission to take relief for an embedded ball anywhere through the green would be warranted, the following Local Rule is recommended:

"Through the green, a ball that is embedded in its own pitch-mark in the ground may be lifted, without penalty, cleaned and dropped as near as possible to where it lay but not nearer the hole. The ball when dropped must first strike a part of the course through the green.

Exceptions:

1. A player may not take relief under this Local Rule if the ball is embedded in sand in an area that is not closely mown.

2. A player may not take relief under this Local Rule if interference by anything other than the condition covered by this Local Rule makes the stroke clearly impracticable.

PENALTY FOR BREACH OF LOCAL RULE: Match play - Loss of hole; Stroke play - Two strokes."

c. "Preferred Lies" and "Winter Rules"

Ground under repair is provided for in Rule 25 and occasional local abnormal conditions that might interfere with fair play and are not widespread should be defined as ground under repair.

However, adverse conditions, such as heavy snows, spring thaws, prolonged rains or extreme heat can make fairways unsatisfactory and sometimes prevent use of heavy mowing equipment. When such conditions are so general throughout a course that the Committee believes "preferred lies" or "winter rules" would promote fair play or help protect the course, the following Local Rule is recommended:

"A ball lying on a closely mown area through the green (or specify a more restricted area, e.g., at the 6th hole) may be lifted, without penalty, and cleaned. Before lifting the ball, the player must mark its position. Having lifted the ball, he must place it on a spot within (specify area, e.g., six inches, one club-length, etc.) of and not nearer the hole than where it originally lay, that is not in a hazard and not on a putting green.

A player may place his ball only once, and it is in play when it has been placed (Rule 20-4). If the ball fails to come to rest on the spot on which it is placed, Rule 20-3d applies. If the ball when placed comes to rest on the spot on which it is placed and it subsequently moves, there is no penalty and the ball must be played as it lies, unless the provisions of any other Rule apply.

If the player fails to mark the position of the ball before lifting it or moves the ball in any other manner, such as rolling it with a club, he incurs a penalty of one stroke.

Note: "Closely mown area" means any area of the course, including paths through the rough, cut to fairway height or less.

*PENALTY FOR BREACH OF LOCAL RULE: Match play - Loss of hole; Stroke play - Two strokes.

*If a player incurs the general penalty for a breach of this Local Rule, no additional penalty under the Local Rule is applied."




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Round 4: PeterH Wins with Golf Cart.

8th March:
[Presentation 2014Mar08a]
Trophy presentation

PeterH took full advantage of the use of a golf cart to take the trophy by 2 skins.

The win was in doubt until the 18th hole with PeterD on 5 and PeterH on 7 with 3 skins on offer. Yet again Stix carried on his good form on the 18th and took the final 3 skins with a par.

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

2nd (par 5): PeterH.

8th (par 3): PeterD.

12th (par 4): Stix.

Nearest to the pin (7th hole):

PeterD with a tee shot to 11.250 PDS.

Interesting Shots:

Stix hit 3 perfect shots on the tough par 4 12th hole (formerly the 18th) to birdie the hole and make 5 stableford points. The putt was outstanding from 10 metres, across a slope with 2 breaks.

Longest drive (12th hole):

Craig with an 180 metre drive.

Catering:

by Stix. Next time the caterer is PeterH.

Rules of the Round:
Replaying a tee shot when a ball from another group lands on the tee mid-swing.

I could not find a decision on the rules of golf covering this situation.

Weather:

fine with a breeze.




Round 3: Stix takes a close match.

22nd February:
[Presentation 2014Feb22c]
Trophy presentation

Carrying on his good form from the 18th hole in round 2, Stix edged ahead to take the trophy by one skin.

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

2nd (par 5): PeterD.

11th (par 5): PeterD.

16th (par 3): Stix.

Nearest to the pin (7th hole):

Stix with a tee shot to 5.0 PDS.

Interesting Shots:
Longest drive (12th hole):

PeterD with an enormous 300 metre drive.

Catering:

by Steve. Next time the caterer is Stix.

Rules of the Round:

None today.

Weather:

warm and humid with some light wind.




Round 2: Steve Made It Look Easy.

8th February:
[Presentation 2014Feb08a]
Trophy presentation

Steve returned to Skins with a his A-Game (and a fat handicap) and proceeded to dominate the match.

Stix was just getting warmed up by the 18th and snapped up the last 2 skins. He declined the offers to play a second round.

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

9th (par 3): Craig.

11th (par 5): PeterH.

Nearest to the pin (7th hole):

Craig with a tee shot to 5.0 CS, just ahead of Steve at 5.1 CS.

Suggestions:

from Craig and Stix to bring the Skins NTP tape measure in future.

Longest drive (11th hole):

PeterH with a 220 metre drive.

Catering:

by Craig. Next time the caterer is Steve.

[Post Match]
Post Match
Rules of the Round:

None today.

Weather:

hot with a cool breeze in the shade.




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Round 1: goes to PeterH.

25th January:
[Presentation 2014Jan25a]
Trophy presentation

The first Skins round for 2014 was a tight match with all players fading on the back nine.

It came down to the final hole with 2 skins available. Craig and PeterD kindly squared the hole presenting the trophy to PeterH.

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

2nd (par 5): PeterH and PeterD.

7th (par 3): Craig.

16th (par 3): Craig.

Nearest to the pin (7th hole):

Craig with a tee shot to 90 cm.

Longest drive (11th hole):

PeterD with a 215 metre drive.

Catering:

by PeterH. Next time Craig has volunteered to cater.

Rules of the Round:

None today.

Weather:

windy with some cloud.