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2015 Skins Champion.

[2015 Skins Champion]
2015 Champion

The North Turramurra Skins Champion for 2015 is PeterH with Craig the runner-up.

[2015 Skins Runner-up]
2015 Runner-up
2015 Skins Results
  1. PeterH 97
  2. Craig 87
  3. PeterD 77
  4. Stix 50
  5. Steve 26
  6. David 15
  7. Remaining 26
2015 Longest Drive
  1. Craig 5
  2. PeterD 5
  3. PeterH 3
  4. Stix 3
  5. Steve 3
  6. David 0
  7. NA 2
2015 NTP
  1. PeterD 13
  2. PeterH 4
  3. Craig 3
  4. Stix 2
  5. Steve 0
  6. David 0
  7. NA 0
Skins History


[Presentation 2015Dec12b]
2015 Christmas Classic Champion

2015 Xmas Round

12th December:

The 2015 Xmas classic had 5 starters and a close finish for the first time. After a quiet front 9, both PeterD and Craig stormed home on the back 9 to score 34 points with Craig taking the trophy after a count back. The disappointed PeterD came very close to taking the first ever NTCC triple crown.

Stix and PeterH tried hard to make an impression at various times in the round while Paul was short of match fitness and declined to enter a score.

Special Playing Conditions

None today: single stableford only.

Individual Scores:
Birdies:

15th (par 3) PeterD, Craig.

The Skins reporter did not see the putt take place but Craig's match-winning birdie putt for 4 points must have been around 20 metres.

[TBA] [TBA]
2015 NTP and Longest Drive Winner
Nearest to the pin (15th hole):

PeterD 5 pds.

Longest drive (13th hole):

PeterD 242 metres.

Bradman Award:

This year there is no Bradman award as no player exceeded the century.

Catering:

provided by all players.

Weather:

overcast and humid.

Annual General Meeting
[Presentation 2015Dec12a]
Field for 2015

The AGM did rate a mention during the post match festivities. Despite there being no pre-arranged agenda, some colourful discussion of Skins entry and qualification rules took place.

No constitutional change was proposed and no vote was taken.

NTCC Champions
[Presentation 2015Dec12e]
Post Match Celebrations



Round 24: PeterD the Destroyer

28th November:
[Presentation 2015Nov28a]
Trophy Presentation.

The last Skins round for 2015 was competitive and anyone could win until well into the back 9. PeterD had a slow start in the rain but gradually moved into the lead by the 16th hole.

Early on Craig and his advisor were calculating probabilities for a 2015 title. The mathematics lasted until PeterD took skins to ruin the discussion.

There was some tension on the 18th green as both Craig and Mark were in a position to take the round until both sunk long putts to square the hole and gift the round to PeterD.

Individual Scores
[Name (hcap) Stableford Points Skins]:
2BBB Scores:
Birdies:

15th Par 3 PeterH.

16th Par 3 PeterD.

Nearest to the pin (15th hole):

PeterH with a tee shot to < 5 PHS.

Longest drive (13th hole):

PeterD with a tee shot to 220 metres.

Weather:

Steady rain for the warm up and first 3 holes. Overcast and damp with enough sun to burn those without sunscreen for the remaining holes.

Catering:

by PeterH.




Round 23: No Complaints for PeterD

14th November:
[Presentation 2015Nov14a]
Trophy Presentation.

At the first tee, there was a brief debate over a weather cancellation but we bravely started play.

PeterD conquered the wet weather and impressively won the skins with no discussion of the handicapping system.

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

None today.

Nearest to the pin (15th hole):

PeterD with a tee shot to 3.95 PDS.

Longest drive (13th hole):

Mark with a tee shot to the "top of the hill".

Rule Queries:

Provisional Ball: General

Decision 27-2c/2 Ball Believed to Be Original Found; Player Wishes to Ignore It and Continue Play with Provisional Ball

Q. At a par-3 hole, a player plays his tee shot into a heavy thicket. Since his ball may be lost, he hits a provisional ball that comes to rest near the hole. In the circumstances, it is advantageous to the player not to find his original ball. Accordingly, the player does not search for the original ball and walks directly toward his provisional ball. While the player is on his way to his provisional ball, a ball believed to be his original is found. The player is advised that his original ball may have been found. May the player ignore this ball and continue play with the provisional ball?

A. No. The player must inspect the ball that has been found and, if it is the player's original ball, he must continue play with it (or proceed under the unplayable ball Rule). The provisional ball must be abandoned - Rule 27-2c. See also Decision 27-2b/1.

Weather:

Overcast and damp during the front 9 and steady rain during the back 9.

Catering:

was by Craig. Next time by PeterH.




Round 22: Craig Changes Shirt!

31st October:
[Presentation 2015Oct31a]
Round 22 Winner.

More of the same this round, Craig continued domination of the Skins and has now won 5 of the last 7 rounds. Occasionally Steve has joined us to take the other 2 rounds.

Just to keep us interested, PeterD is specialising in the NTP competition with 12 wins from 19 this year.

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

10th par 4: a chip in by Craig.

Nearest to the pin (15th hole):

PeterD with a tee shot to 7.25 PDS.

Longest drive (13th hole):

Steve with a tee shot to approx. 200 metres.

Rule Queries:

In Skins Round 18 and later, we were unclear whether the hay bales are part of the course or not and whether free relief should be given if you roll up against one.

 

As confirmed by the club Professional James MacDonald, the local rule:

  • Any mesh / wire fencing must be treated as GUR (Ground Under Repair).

allows a free drop in this situation.

Catering:

was by PeterD. Next time by Craig (or Steve if available to play).




Round 21: More of the same for Craig

17th October:
[Presentation 2015Oct17a]
Round 21 Winner.

Despite an improved performance by PeterD, he was no match for Craig who moved to another level for win number six with 41 points and 8 Skins.

PeterH and Mark made up the numbers for the day and early on were looking forward to the 19th hole.

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

9th par 3: PeterH after a chip in from short of the green.

12th par 4: PeterD with a classic birdie via fairway, green and 1 putt.

Nearest to the pin (15th hole):

PeterH with a tee shot to 5.1 PHS.

Longest drive (13th hole):

Craig with a tee shot to "far enough" for the second round in succession.

Rule Queries:

Is it legal to putt out while holding the flag stick?

Decision 17-1/5 Holding Flagstick with One Hand and Putting with Other Hand

Q. A player holds the flagstick with one hand and holes a short putt, gripping the putter with his other hand. Is this permissible?

A. Yes, provided the flagstick has been removed from the hole and the ball therefore does not strike it. If the ball were to strike the flagstick, a breach of Rule 17-3a would occur.

Catering:

was by Mark. Next time by PeterD.




Round 20: Craig's Success Continues

3rd October:
[Presentation 2015Oct03a]
Round 20 Winner.

Craig continued his good form in the Skins with win number 5 for 2015.

The stroke play day started pleasantly enough with the usual warm up and the weather fine and warm. That was until the course and the rising temperature took a toll and the missed fairways, out-of-bounds shots and scores increased.

The course condition is improving following the drainage upgrades, however, some issues remain such as lack of bunker maintenance.

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

None.

Nearest to the pin (15th hole):

PeterH with a tee shot to 2.4 metres.

Longest drive (13th hole):

Craig with a tee shot to "far enough".

Rule Queries:

The hay bales between the 6th and 7th holes continue to cause some uncertainty.

Catering:

was by Craig. Next time by Mark.




Round 19: Steve swoops on last hole for a win

19th September:

Report by Craig

[Presentation 2015Sep19a]
Trophy Presentation.

Some early morning discussions were held about the inclement weather but on Apple's advice decided to proceed.

Steve got off to a flyer, securing a lead by the end of the front nine, before Craig stepped ahead to obtain an almost unassailable lead, but in true Eel fashion, choked on the 15th short putt, opening the door for Steve to swoop in with a 4 and 4 on the last hole and secure the remaining 4 skins for a win.

PeterD was pleased to hear that Craig's handicap jumped from 23 to 24 before the start of play.

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

8th Steve.

Nearest to the pin (15th hole):

PeterD with a tee shot to 8.25pds.

Longest drive (13th hole):

Steve with a tee shot to 220 metres.

Rule Queries:

There is a drainage pit on the 2nd hole which had filled with water due to the rain. The players were unclear whether this is casual water and free relief or if the ball is in play and hence called unplayable. There are no hazard markers around this area.

Catering:

was by Steve. Next time by Craig.




Round 18: Craig secures a narrow win

5th September:

Report by Craig

[Presentation 2015Sep05a]
Steve and PeterD warming up.

The day got off to a great start with the full course open, meaning we got to play 18 different holes.

Craig managed to hold on despite a poor finish and secure a narrow win over the consistent PeterD.

There was the ongoing handicap complaints with three 20+ handicappers in today's group.

The image on the right shows Steve and PeterD using the practice facilities on a nice frosty morning.

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

5th Craig.

Nearest to the pin (15th hole):

PeterD with a tee shot to 14pds.

Longest drive (13th hole):

Steve with a tee shot to 220 metres.

Rule Queries:

We were unclear whether the hay bales are part of the course or not and whether free relief should be given if you roll up against one.

 

Catering:

was by Craig. Next time by Steve.




Round 17: Steve Scores Seven

22nd August:
[Presentation 2015Aug22a]
Trophy Presentation

Steve returned after a 6 month soccer-mom break and immediately won the skins trophy. There was the ideal finish to the round with each player on 5 skins after 15 holes. Steve went on the take 2 skins on the tough par 3 17th after a near-miss for the birdie putt.

We had the usual skins handicap complaints during the round plus some moderate discussion of preferred lies. Refer to the Rules section below for some clarification.

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

9th (par 3) PeterD.

Nearest to the pin (7th hole):

PeterD with a tee shot to 6.1pds.

Longest drive (12th hole):

PeterD with a tee shot to 240 metres (claimed).

Catering:

was by PeterH.

Rules of the Round:

Preferred Lies

(From the R&A Website)

Q. Can I automatically prefer the lie of my ball during winter?

Only when a committee has introduced a Local Rule for preferred lies is a player entitled to prefer the lie of their ball. Simply saying "preferred lies in operation" or "winter rules apply" is inadequate; the Committee has to spell out what the Local Rule is. Under the wording of The R&A's recommended Local Rule, a player is entitled to prefer the lie of the ball when the ball lies on a closely-mown area through the green, such as the fairway. A closely-mown area is any area of the course that is cut to fairway height or less and includes paths cut through the rough and the fringe/apron around the green. If the ball does not lie on a closely-mown area, the player cannot take a preferred lie.

Mud on the ball does not neccessarily mean that you can prefer your lie. Q. So how do I prefer the lie?

If the player chooses to prefer the lie of the ball, the position of the ball must be first marked. Most players will use a tee to mark the position of the ball but a coin or other similarly sized object is suitable. Once the ball has been marked, the player can then lift the ball and clean it if desired. The ball must then be placed on a spot no nearer the hole within the area specified by the Committee, e.g. within six inches.

It is worth noting that the specified area in which to place the ball can vary from club to club. Some committees will stipulate within six inches, others a score card-length or perhaps even one club-length. There is no hard and fast Rule, therefore it is best to check in advance the distance the placement has to occur, to avoid any unnecessary penalties.

This is something PGA Tour golfer Ryuji Imada would have been advised to do, to avoid the 26-stroke penalty he incurred at a recent tournament in China. Imada assumed he could prefer the lie of the ball within a club-length of its original position, as is standard on the PGA Tour. But the Local Rules for this tournament stated that the placement had to occur within the length of one score-card. When this was brought to Imada's attention he informed tournament officials before signing his card. He was assessed a two-stroke penalty for each of the thirteen times he had preferred the lie outside of the prescribed distance and finally signed for a first round total of 24-over-par, 97!

Q. What happens if I do not mark the position of the ball or move it in another way to prefer the lie?

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 the club, the player incurs a penalty of one stroke.

Q. What happens if I do not like the spot that I have placed my ball on and want to change it?

The player is only entitled to prefer the lie once, so the spot on which to place the ball must be chosen carefully! The ball is in play as soon as it is placed on the ground. If the player picks it up again and moves it, he would incur a penalty stroke for moving his ball in play and the ball must be replaced (Rule 18-2a).

Q. Are there any other options to preferred lies?

Not all conditions merit preferred lies. For example, when the ground is wet and muddy and the ball is picking up a lot of dirt, a Local Rule for cleaning the ball can be useful. If a committee introduces such a Local Rule, the player is permitted to lift the ball, clean it and replace it on the exact spot where it originally lay. The position of the ball must be marked before it is lifted.

Make sure you mark the original position of the ball with a tee, or similar, before lifting it. Q. So is there any relief if my ball lies embedded in soft ground in the rough?

Generally, there is no free relief for a ball embedded in the rough as relief for an embedded ball is restricted to closely-mown areas (Rule 25-2). However, if the conditions merit it, a committee can choose to extend relief by Local Rule for an embedded ball to anywhere through the green.


How to prefer your lie:
  • Mark the position of your ball
  • Lift and clean your ball
  • Place your ball within the stipulated area, no nearer the hole
  • The ball is in play
Weather:

fine and warm with some sunburn.




Round 16: Craig Conquers at The Vintage.

15th August:
[Presentation 2015Aug15a]
Trophy Presentation

This was our return to The Vintage after a 5 year break. Playing the gold tees, we started on the back nine on the par five 10th with a nice wide fairway and a bunker to aim at. Despite this comfortable start, there were a large number of wipes (22) during the round with PeterH impressing early by wiping the first 4 holes.

The skins were won in stages with Mark taking the 1st, Craig winning the next 8 and PeterH the next 7. This left the result open until the last hole where Craig scored three stableford points to take the final 2 skins.

No winery visits were possible this time due to a lack of interest and some substandard taste buds.

Individual Scores
[Name (hcap) Stableford points Skins]:
[Presentation 2015Aug15b]
Stix in the Fairway Bunker
Interesting Shots:

the fairway bunker shot by Mark on the par five 7th as recorded by sports photographer Craig.

Birdies:

None.

Nearest to the pin (5th hole):

PeterD with an unmeasured tee shot some distance from the flag.

Longest drive (9th hole):

PeterD with a tee shot to 200 metres.

Catering:

was by The Vintage.

Weather:

fine.




Round 15: PeterH Pushes On.

8th August:
[Presentation 2015Aug08a]
Post Round Celebration

We continued with 2 rounds of nine holes on the original Nth Turramurra course. The new holes remain closed due to drainage problems.

PeterH accumulated 8 skins with 2 hole wins to take the trophy.

Individual Scores
[Name (hcap) Stableford points Skins]:
2BBB Scores:
Birdies:

None again today.

Nearest to the pin (6th hole):

Craig and PeterD could not be separated with tee shots to 7 PDS.

Longest drive (12th hole):

PeterD with a tee shot to 210 metres.

Catering:

was by PeterH. Next time The Vintage GC will be catering.

Weather:

fine.




Round 14: David Makes It Look Easy.

25th July:
[Presentation 2015Jul25a]
Trophy presentation

Today we returned to 2 rounds of nine holes on the original Nth Turramurra course. The new holes were closed due to drainage problems.

The soft conditions suited David perfectly and he claimed his second trophy for 2015. As you can see, David is no longer camera shy as he shows how easy it was to win and triumphantly holds the trophy.

As headlined in the Sunday papers, PeterD won the Nth Turramurra stableford competition.

Also, in breaking news: James presented Craig and Mark with their Nth Turramurra Golflink cards.

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

None today.

David's Par Count:

David made par on holes 3, 8, 9 and 14.

Nearest to the pin (6th hole):

PeterD with a tee shot to 3 PDS.

Longest drive (12th hole):

PeterD with a tee shot to approx. 200 metres.

Catering:

was a by PeterD. Next time PeterH will be catering.

Weather:

fine with a breeze.




[Presentation 2015Jul11a]
Trophy presentation

Round 13: No Play.

11th July:

No Skins were won today due to lack of players.

Catering:

was not required and next time PeterD will provide some gourmet snacks.




Round 12: PeterH invents the Double Crown.

[Presentation 2015Jun27a]
Trophy presentation
27th June:

After a good front 9, PeterH held on to take the skins by 2 and the NTP award and invented the Double Crown.

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

9th (par 4): PeterD.

Nearest to the pin (par 3 14th hole):

PeterH with a tee shot to 4 PDS.

Longest drive (Par 4 9th hole):

with no appropriate hole for a longest drive, we will abandon it until the full course is in play.

Interesting Shots

PeterD claimed the 3rd hole with a creative up-and-down out of the garden then off the bridge followed by sinking the putt from off the green.

Mark finally warmed up and dominated the finish by winning the last 3 holes. The 16th was his trade mark up-and-down for par.

Catering:

was by Craig. Next time it is PeterD.

Weather:

fine.




Round 11: PeterH takes the skins.

[Presentation 2015Jun13a]
Trophy presentation
13th June:

Mark made the only birdie of the day on the last hole but left his run too late to overtake the lead built up by PeterH.

Unusually, Craig and PeterD were out of form and did not challenge.

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

18th (par 4): Mark with a skillful up-and-down.

Nearest to the pin (par 3 14th hole):

PeterD with a tee shot to 4.001 PDS.

Longest drive (Par 4 9th hole):

PeterH with a drive distance not measured. It may have been 190 metres.

Catering:

was by Mark. Next time it is Craig.

Rules of the Round:

13-4. Ball in Hazard; Prohibited Actions

Except as provided in the Rules, before making a stroke at a ball that is in a hazard (whether a bunker or a water hazard) or that, having been lifted from a hazard, may be dropped or placed in the hazard, the player must not:

 a. Test the condition of the hazard or any similar hazard;

 b. Touch the ground in the hazard or water in the water hazard with his hand or a club;

 or

 c. Touch or move a loose impediment lying in or touching the hazard.

Exceptions:

1. Provided nothing is done that constitutes testing the condition of the hazard or improves the lie of the ball, there is no penalty if the player

(a) touches the ground or loose impediments in any hazard or water in a water hazard as a result of or to prevent falling, in removing an obstruction, in measuring or in marking the position of, retrieving, lifting, placing or replacing a ball under any Rule or

(b) places his clubs in a hazard.

2. At any time, the player may smooth sand or soil in a hazard provided this is for the sole purpose of caring for the course and nothing is done to breach Rule 13-2 with respect to his next stroke. If a ball played from a hazard is outside the hazard after the stroke, the player may smooth sand or soil in the hazard without restriction.

3. If the player makes a stroke from a hazard and the ball comes to rest in another hazard, Rule 13-4a does not apply to any subsequent actions taken in the hazard from which the stroke was made.

Note: At any time, including at address or in the backward movement for the stroke, the player may touch, with a club or otherwise, any obstruction, any construction declared by the Committee to be an integral part of the course or any grass, bush, tree or other growing thing.

Penalty for Breach of Rule:

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

Weather:

fine, overcast and windy.




Round 10: Third Win for PeterD.

[Presentation 2015May30a]
Trophy presentation
30th May:

Today for a change, James put on a PAR competition. PeterD celebrated his third win of the year by posing with his performance vehicle, the Great Wall.

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

None.

Nearest to the pin (par 3 14th hole):

Craig with a tee shot to v. long way from the flag.

Longest drive:

Considered null and void after not finding a satisfactory fairway.

Catering:

was by PeterD who provided a classic array of snacks and drinks. Next time it is Mark.

Rules of the Round:

No Rules Today.

Weather:

fine.




Round 9: PeterD Persistence Pays.

[Presentation 2015May16a]
Trophy presentation
16th May:

Some players struggled with ball striking today, leading to some poor stableford scores and a record number of wipes (17).

Mark led the skins early but he could not match the consistency of PeterD.

As you can see from the presentation photo, PeterD was proud to share the glory with his friends. How many birdies did he get?

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

7th (par 3): PeterD.

17th (par 4): PeterD.

Nearest to the pin (par 3 14th hole):

Mark with a tee shot to 6 PDS.

Longest drive (Par 4 15th hole):

Craig with a drive estimated at 200 metres by Stix.

Catering:

was by PeterH. Next time PeterD will provide for us.

Rules of the Round:

No Rules Today.

Weather:

fine, overcast and windy.




Round 8: No Play

[Wet Weather]
2nd May:

Following weather checks and a couple of SMSs in the early hours, the skins round was cancelled.

Catering:

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

Weather:

Steady rain at tee time.




Round 7: Craig Continues.

[Presentation 2015Apr18a]
Trophy presentation
18th April:

Missing the last round caused no problems to Craig as he retained the Skins trophy with another skillful performance taking 3 holes for 8 skins.

This was our first opportunity to view and play the new North Turramurra course (see a photo below). Nine holes are in play now.

Individual Scores
[Name (hcap) Stableford points Skins]:
Nth Turramurra Stableford Scores (par 64)
[Name (hcap) Stableford Points]:
Birdies:

12th (par 4): PeterD.

14th (par 3): Mark.

Pars by David:

7th (par 3): David.

11th (par 3): David.

Nearest to the pin (par 3 16th hole):

PeterD once again with a tee shot to 13 PDS.

Longest drive (Par 4 10th hole):

PeterH with a drive generously described as "quite long" by Stix.

Catering:

was a fine effort by Craig including sample cans of coke. Next time PeterH is to cater.

Rules of the Round:

No Rules Today.

Weather:

fine and overcast then warm and humid.

The New Course

Here are some views of the new Nth Turramurra course.

The new course photo 1 The new course photo 2 The new course photo 3 The new course photo 4

First views of the new Nth Turramurra course.

Close The new course photo 1

First views of the new Nth Turramurra course.

Close The new course photo 2

First views of the new Nth Turramurra course.

Close The new course photo 3

First views of the new Nth Turramurra course.

Close The new course photo 4



Round 6: Washed Out.

[Presentation 2015Apr04a]
Trophy presentation
4th April:

The skins round was canceled after an SMS conference in the early hours.

Weather:

heavy rain.




Round 5: Craig Returns.

[Presentation 2015Mar21a]
Trophy presentation
21st March:

Craig returned to skins in good form, dominating the round with 9 skins. The critical hole was the 13th (the former par 5) where Craig won 7 skins with a skillful up-and-down birdie.

Individual Scores
[Name (hcap) Stableford points Skins]:
Nth Turramurra Stableford Scores (par 64)
[Name (hcap) Stableford Points]:
[The mature golfer's backswing]
Birdies:

4th (par 4): PeterH.

5th (par 3): PeterH sank the chip from in front after rebounding from a tree over the bunker. Stix was not happy with this tree.

6th (par 3): PeterD sank the 45cm putt after winning the NTP.

13th (par 4): Craig with a fine up and down.

Nearest to the pin (6th hole):

PeterD again, and this time with a tee shot to 45cm.

Longest drive (11th hole):

Craig with a 300 fm (fantasy metre) drive.

Interesting Shots:

Craig scored a first by clearing the nets on the par 3 14th and running the ball along Curagul Road. He made a neat recovery to make a double bogie for a point.

Catering:

was by PeterH and next time Craig will cater.

Rules of the Round:

No Rules Today.

Weather:

warm with some drizzle, some rain and some overcast.




Round 4: PeterH Takes 13.

[Presentation 2015Mar07a]
Trophy presentation
7th March:

Despite Mark and PeterH winning 3 holes each, PeterH took the round with 13 skins. PeterD followed along with 2 skins from the 1st and the 18th.

Individual Scores
[Name (hcap) Stableford points Skins]:
Nth Turramurra Strokeplay Scores (par 64)
[Name (hcap) Gross / Net]:
Birdies:

18th (par 4): PeterD, this was on the rugged temporary green after an accurate approach shot.

Nearest to the pin (6th hole):

PeterD with a tee shot to 14 PDS, well within shouting distance.

Longest drive (11th hole):

Mark with a 211m tee shot. This was more impressive than the distance demonstrates as it was up hill and into the wind! Note that the PeterD telescope has a new battery.

Catering:

was by PeterD and it was very tasty. Next round the catering will be by PeterH.

Rules of the Round:

Provided by PeterD

How does DSR work? Does DSR take different factors into consideration than did CCR?

Under the new DSR system, we will assess a current course rating for your course on each day scores are returned. This rating will be appropriate to the conditions the players actually experienced. GOLF Link will do all of the work and publish the DSR immediately after the scores are processed.

The formulas used to assess the DSR are complex because our statisticians have advised that simple formula options are not efficient enough to produce reliable ratings – this was the problem with CCR.

Through GOLF Link, the DSR system will establish each of the following:

  • The average net score for a field.
  • The average handicap of a field.
  • The field size.
  • The type of competition (Stableford, Par, or Stroke).
  • The gender of the competitors.

Once it has established each of these factors, GOLF Link will compare the ACTUAL average net score on the day with the average net score GOLF Link EXPECTS for this field composition. (The EXPECTED average is determined by GOLF Link from millions of prior rounds.)

GOLF Link will then determine the DSR by using the difference between what ACTUALLY happened on the day and what was EXPECTED to happen.

How was CCR different to DSR? CCR simply lined-up all the net scores from best to worst and picked out the 12.5% score as the rating for that day. It took no account of the handicaps of the players in the field. CCR also relied on the statistically inefficient method of using only the very best scores rather than all scores, as a result the scores of one or two players had the potential to impact the CCR in a notable way. It should be remembered though that CCR was designed in the pre-GOLF Link age and needed to be simple enough that all clubs could easily operate it. DSR is not hamstrung by the same considerations and GOLF Link will readily accommodate its complex formulae.

Weather:

early drizzle followed by the sun and humidity.




Round 3: David Dominates.

21st February:
[Presentation 2015Feb21a]
Trophy presentation

After a long layoff, David made a triumphant return to skins with his first win since November 2012. His solid ball striking did cause some distance control problems but the 19th hole photo opportunity was the big hurdle.

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

4th (par 4): PeterD.

6th (par 3): PeterD.

Nearest to the pin (6th hole):

Craig with a tee shot to 4 CCS.

Longest drive (11th hole):

PeterH claimed the longest drive despite protests from PeterD. The independent Craig confirmed the win. Again, no distance was provided as the PeterD range finder battery has not been replaced.

Catering:

was a fine effort by Craig. Next time PeterD has volunteered to cater.

Rules of the Round:

None today.

Weather:

warm and humid with some drizzle.




Round 2: PeterD Overcomes.

7th February:
[Presentation 2015Feb07a]
Trophy presentation

Despite the evil handicapping system, PeterD triumphed and took the trophy after Craig led early on. It was stroke play for those in the competition today.

Individual Scores par 62
[Name (hcap) Gross/Nett Skins]:
Birdies:

13th (par 4): PeterD.

Nearest to the pin (6th hole):

PeterD with a tee shot to 4 metres as guessed.

Longest drive (12th hole):

Craig made the fairway ahead of the competition. No distance was provided as the PeterD battery was flat!

Interesting Shots:

On the par 4 17th (past the dam), PeterH dazzled the gallery with a loud, perfectly positioned drive rising no higher than 30cm above the fairway.

Catering:

was by Mark. Next time Craig has volunteered to cater.

Rules of the Round:

None today.

Weather:

warm and humid with some drizzle early.




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Round 1: Stix Takes the Triple Crown.

24th January:
[Presentation 2015Jan24a]
Trophy presentation

It was a steaming hot and humid day for the first round.

After an even start with many squared holes, Stix dominated play from the 13th hole and was close to making a record 15 skins on the 18th.

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

4th (par 4): PeterH.

6th (par 3): Stix and PeterH.

13th (par 4): Stix.

Nearest to the pin (6th hole):

Stix with a tee shot to 3.1 mbs.

Longest drive (13th hole):

The 11th hole fairway was missed by all and then Stix took control on the 13th with a 230 metre drive to the fringe of the green.

Interesting Shots:

On the par 4 13th hole there were 7 skins on offer. Stix had a good hole as he drove to close to the green, then chipped to tap-in distance for a birdie. This meant the longest drive, 10 skins and the Triple Crown.

Catering:

by PeterH. Next time Stix has volunteered to cater.

Rules of the Round:

None today.

Weather:

hot and humid.