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2016 Skins Champion.

[2016 Skins Champion]
2016 Champion

The North Turramurra Skins Champion for 2016 is PeterD and Craig is the runner-up.

[2016 Skins Runner-up]
2016 Runner-up
2016 Skins Results
  1. PeterD 96
  2. Craig 75
  3. Stix 70
  4. PeterH 61
  5. Steve 42
  6. Remaining 70
2016 Longest Drive
  1. PeterD 6
  2. PeterH 5
  3. Craig 4
  4. Steve 4
  5. Stix 1
  6. NA 3
2016 NTP
  1. PeterD 5
  2. Stix 5
  3. Craig 4
  4. PeterH 4
  5. Steve 2
  6. NA 3
Skins History


2016 Xmas Round

[Presentation 2016Dec17a]
2016 Christmas Classic Champion
17th December:

The 2016 Christmas Classic started with only 4 players. The NT course was very quiet, despite the group being passed by 1 pair.

Mark continued his good form in Xmas rounds by taking the trophy for the 5th time. This time, it took a count-back to defeat the consistent PeterD.

Special Playing Conditions

Nothing special again this year: single stableford only for the championship with a 2 ball thrown in for amusement.

[LD]
Longest Drive & Bradman Award Winner
Individual Scores:
[Presentation 2016Dec17c]
Nearest to the Pin Winner
Team Scores (2BBB):
Birdies:

2nd (par 3) PeterD.

Longest drive (13th hole):

won by Craig (no distance recorded).

Nearest to the pin (15th hole):

won by Mark with a tee shot to 3.5 MBS.

Bradman Award:

despite the absence of an appropriate trophy, Craig claims to have made a century, so the award is his.

Interesting Shots:

during the round we managed to score 4 points on a large number of holes: - Mark 3; - Craig 1; - PeterH 1.

Catering:

provided by all players.

Weather:

hot and humid.

Annual General Meeting

The AGM was a very quiet affair. No motions were raised. This must mean that the same office bearers are to continue.

Rules of the Round:

Can a player remove sand from the line of putt?

If you are faced with a lengthy putt on the putting green but some sand from the greenside bunker sits between you and the hole, can you remove the sand from your line?

The answer is yes.

Sand and loose soil are considered to be "loose impediments" (rule 23) on the green only. This does not apply anywhere else on the golf course, including the fringe of the green. If there is any loose soil or sand there, don’t touch or remove it or you will incur a two-stroke penalty.

Rule 16-1. General

a. Touching Line of Putt

The line of putt must not be touched except:

(i) the player may remove loose impediments, provided he does not press anything down;

NTCC Champions



Round 23: Mark scores inspired win

3rd December:
[Presentation 2016Dec03]
Trophy presentation

After firing himself up on the 6th, comparing his golf to that of a "rank beginner", Mark inspired himself to then go on and play scintillating golf scoring a great comeback win. Chip-ins, long putts, near hole-in-ones were all part of the entertainment for his playing partners.

PeterD and Craig both came under fire from fellow golfers, being hit on the leg and ankle respectively by stray balls.

Individual Scores
[Name (hcap) Stroke net Skins]:
Birdies:

8th: PeterD.

15th: Mark, Craig.

17th: Mark.

[NTP]
NTP by Mark
Nearest to the pin (15th hole):

Mark with a tee shot to 17cm.
* Disappointingly Mark was still beaten in the overall comp NTP by someone claiming to have it to 12cm

Longest drive (13th hole):

Steve with a 261m drive.

Interesting Shots:

Mark's tee-shot on the 15th, rolling agonizingly close to a hole-in-one, finishing just 17cm wide of the hole.

Marks chip in on the 17th for a Birdie.

Catering:

was by Craig (Food) and Mark (Beers).
Next time catering is by everyone. Two unusual beers and some nibbles.

Rules of the Round:

None today.

 

Weather:

sunny and humid.




Round 22: PeterD Overcomes Mark After A Count-back

19th November:
[Presentation 2016Nov19a]
Trophy presentation

Another warm round with some breeze to make it interesting. No spectacular OOB shots this time and the scores look much better.

PeterD defeated Mark on countback with more holes won (4 to 3).

With a 22 skin lead and 1 round remaining, PeterD takes the 2016 Championship.

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

none today.

Nearest to the pin (15th hole):

PeterD with a tee shot to 10.5pds.

Longest drive (13th hole):

Steve with a 270m drive.

Interesting Shots:

In the best result of the day, Mark scored 4 stableford points with a par on the 10th.

On the 13th (longest drive hole) unusually, all four tee shots were struck well. Steve's shot obviously ahead of the others.

Catering:

was by PeterH. Next time catering by Craig.

Rules of the Round:

None today.

 

Weather:

sunny and windy.




Round 21: Stroke Play In Strong Winds

5th November:
[Presentation 2016Nov05a]
Trophy presentation

A stroke play round today and the very strong wind gusts made for some interesting club selections. Two players managed to score a "John Daly" by getting into double figures.

The skins count was very even until the 17th hole. By stealing 5 skins via a lucky tree rebound onto the fairway, PeterH took the hole and the trophy for the first time in 2016.

After a few holes and some energetic discussion, the handicap match play was changed to a scratch event. This did not effect the results and PH + CC went on to take the win on the 16th hole.

Currently, PeterD is looking likely to take a 3rd Skins Championship with a lead of 15 skins ahead of second placed Craig.

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

3rd (par 4) PeterH.

Nearest to the pin (15th hole):

Craig with a tee shot to 2.33ccs.

Longest drive (13th hole):

PeterH with a 246m drive.

Interesting Shots:

The strong winds caused a some disaster holes; we even recorded a couple of double figure scores.

Catering:

was by Mark. Next time catering by PeterH.

Rules of the Round:

Rule 20 - Lifting, Dropping and Placing; Playing from Wrong Place

Decisions: 20-1/6 Ball-Marker Moved Accidentally by Player in Process of Marking Position of Ball

Q. A player marked the position of his ball with a coin, lifted the ball and pressed down the coin with the sole of his putter. He walked to the edge of the green and then noticed that the coin had stuck to the sole of the putter. What is the ruling?

A. In this case, the movement of the ball-marker was directly attributable to the specific act of marking the position of the ball.

Accordingly, no penalty is incurred and the ball or the ball-marker must be replaced. If the spot where the ball or the ball-marker lay is not known, it must be placed as near as possible to where it lay but not nearer the hole (Rule 20-3c).

Decisions: 20-3a/1 Ball Moved in Removing Ball-Marker After Replacing Ball

Q. A player replaces his ball under a Rule and, in the act of removing the object marking its position, accidentally moves the ball. What is the ruling?

A. Removal of the ball-marker is part of the replacement process. As the movement of the ball was directly attributable to the act of replacing it, under Rule 20-3a, no penalty is incurred, and the ball must be replaced.

 

Weather:

hot and very windy.




Round 20: Steve Survives Showers

22nd October:
[Presentation 2016Oct22a]
Trophy presentation

The day started with predictions of rain and thunderstorms but after some prodding from PeterD we had 3 starters. The course was not deserted but it was hard to see any other players.

Steve started well by winning 2 holes before a run of squared holes ended with PeterD taking the difficult par five 8th. PeterD maintained the lead and looked confident until some good play on the last 3 holes gave Steve the win.

PeterH contributed by keeping the heavy rain at bay by wearing some extensive wet weather gear.

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

None today.

Nearest to the pin (15th hole):

PeterH with a tee shot to 8.0 PHS.

Longest drive (13th hole):

Steve with a 230m drive.

Interesting Shots:

PeterD had an interesting dilemma in a bunker filled with leaves and Steve speculated on the status of a ball returned to the course from OOB by a passerby. Hopefully, the "Rules of the Round" section below clears this up for you.

Catering:

was by PeterD. Next time catering by Mark.

Rules of the Round:

Rule 23 - Loose Impediments

23-1. Relief

Except when both the loose impediment and the ball lie in or touch the same hazard, any loose impediment may be removed without penalty.

If the ball lies anywhere other than on the putting green and the removal of a loose impediment by the player causes the ball to move, Rule 18-2 applies.

On the putting green, if the ball or ball-marker is accidentally moved in the process of the player removing a loose impediment, the ball or ball-marker must be replaced. There is no penalty, provided the movement of the ball or ball-marker is directly attributable to the removal of the loose impediment. Otherwise, the player incurs a penalty of one stroke under Rule 18-2.

When a ball is in motion, a loose impediment that might influence the movement of the ball must not be removed.

Note: If the ball lies in a hazard, the player must not touch or move any loose impediment lying in or touching the same hazard - see Rule 13-4c.

Penalty for Breach of Rule: Match play - Loss of hole; Stroke play - Two strokes.

 

Rule 13 - Ball Played as It Lies

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.

 

Rule 19 - Ball in Motion Deflected or Stopped

19-1. By Outside Agency

If a player's ball in motion is accidentally deflected or stopped by any outside agency, it is a rub of the green, there is no penalty and the ball must be played as it lies, except:

a. If a player's ball in motion after a stroke other than on the putting green comes to rest in or on any moving or animate outside agency, 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 outside agency, but not nearer the hole, and

b. If a player's ball in motion after a stroke on the putting green is deflected or stopped by, or comes to rest in or on, any moving or animate outside agency, except a worm, insect or the like, the stroke is canceled. The ball must be replaced and replayed.

If the ball is not immediately recoverable, another ball may be substituted.

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

Note: If a player's ball in motion has been deliberately deflected or stopped by an outside agency:

(a) after a stroke from anywhere other than on the putting green, the spot where the ball would have come to rest must be estimated. If that spot is:

(i) through the green or in a hazard, the ball must be dropped as near as possible to that spot;

(ii) out of bounds, the player must proceed under Rule 27-1; or

(iii) on the putting green, the ball must be placed on that spot.

(b) after a stroke on the putting green, the stroke is canceled. The ball must be replaced and replayed.

Weather:

overcast with steady drizzle for 50% of the round.




Round 19: Tensions ease under sunny skies

8th October:
[Presentation 2016Oct08a]
Trophy presentation

After last weeks drama, skins golf returned to its normal calm condition this week, with PeterD storming away to a strong win from a very inconsistent Mark and Craig. Mark was reminded on the first hole how to play the game after a long absence.

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

6th: PeterD.

17th: Craig.

Nearest to the pin (15th hole):

Craig with a tee shot to 3.25 CCS.

Longest drive (13th hole):

PeterD with a 254m drive.

Interesting Shots:

Mark's drive on the 17th, a ripper 280m straight down the middle finishing around 20m short of the green. The remaining shots on the hole were less memorable.

Catering:

was by Mr Nobody. Next time catering by PeterD.

Rules of the Round:

None today.

Weather:

sunny and windy.




Round 18: PeterD Escapes Suspension

24th September:
[Presentation 2016Sep24a]
Trophy presentation

In a tense skins match with points and egos on the line, tempers flared mid round. The skirmish went on for 3 or 4 holes until fatigue took hold.

As the dust settled post match, Founding Member Craig handed out the penalties with a caution for PeterD and a 1 round suspension for PeterH.

Craig led the skins count after 6 holes and then PeterD accumulated steadily to move ahead by hole 13. The competition was tight until hole 17 where PeterD managed to take the hole and the round with 1 point.

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

1st: PeterD.

Nearest to the pin (15th hole):

PeterH with a tee shot to 5.0 PHS.

Longest drive (13th hole):

PeterD with a 230m drive.

Interesting Shots:

None today.

Catering:

was by Craig. Next time catering by Mark.

Rules of the Round:

None today.

Weather:

sunny and windy.




Round 17: Craig Emulates Steven Bradbury

10th September:
[Steven Bradbury]
[Presentation 2016Sep10a]
Trophy presentation

Unusually, PeterH was leading the skins after 9 holes; but not for long. By the 12th hole, PeterD had joined the lead.

This continued with a long series of squared holes until "Bradbury Craig" snatched the lead by taking the 17th and the troublesome 18th for a 2 skin win.

PeterD continued his good form with another solid stableford score. Steve had a slim chance of taking the triple crown but was short of skins in the later holes.

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

3rd: PeterD on the par 4 index 5.

Nearest to the pin (15th hole):

Steve with a tee shot to 4.5 PHS.

Longest drive (13th hole):

Steve with a 214m drive.

This time we did not play a provisional Longest Drive on the 12th hole as the masculinity of some players was threatened.

Interesting Shots:

None today.

Catering:

was by Steve. Next time catering by Craig.

Rules of the Round:

None today.

Weather:

sunny and windy.




Round 16: PeterD Scores With a Late Touchdown

27th August:
[Presentation 2016Aug27a]
Trophy presentation

While some skins players viewed the University of California Golden Bears v. the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors in the US College football, the remaining skins players plodded on.

PeterD and Steve had a close match with the result in doubt until the 18th hole. PeterH was an interested observer and provided some telling commentary.

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

1st: PeterD

18th: PeterD

Nearest to the pin (15th hole):

Steve with a tee shot to 4.5 PDS.

Longest drive (13th hole):

PeterD with a 220m drive.

This time we played a provisional Longest Drive on the 12th hole to cover for the slim probability of no player hitting the 13th fairway. The winner of the provisional LD could not hit the 13th fairway.

Interesting Shots:

Two fine putts for birdie on the 1st and 18th by PeterD.

On the uphill par three 5th hole, PeterH managed to hit the green and add a name to the competition NTP. On the same hole, Steve made a skillful up-and-down for par to square the hole.

Catering:

was a classic effort by PeterD. Next time Steve has volunteered to cater.

Rules of the Round:

Steve posed the question: "is it legal to tend the flag for a player taking a shot from off the green?".

Rule 17-1. Flagstick Attended, Removed or Held Up

Before making a stroke from anywhere on the course, the player may have the flagstick attended, removed or held up to indicate the position of the hole.

If the flagstick is not attended, removed or held up before the player makes a stroke, it must not be attended, removed or held up during the stroke or while the player's ball is in motion if doing so might influence the movement of the ball.

Note 1: If the flagstick is in the hole and anyone stands near it while a stroke is being made, he is deemed to be attending the flagstick.

Note 2: If, prior to the stroke, the flagstick is attended, removed or held up by anyone with the player's knowledge and he makes no objection, the player is deemed to have authorized it.

Note 3: If anyone attends or holds up the flagstick while a stroke is being made, he is deemed to be attending the flagstick until the ball comes to rest.

Weather:

cool and sunny.




Round 15: Steve Secures Skins

13th August:
[Presentation 2016Aug13a]
Trophy presentation

Steve returned to Skins after the soccer season and secured a first win for 2016. Mark was looking good after taking two 4 point holes but could not overcome Steve's lead.

Mark and Peter were confident of a good result in the 2 ball until a poor net bogey on the 18th left them missing the North Turramurra prize by 1 point.

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

None today despite a number of attempts.

Nearest to the pin (15th hole):

Craig with a tee shot to 2.75 CCS.

Longest drive (17th hole):

All players missed the fairway on the 13th and the longest drive moved on to the 17th where PeterH won with a 230 metre drive.

Interesting Shots:

Mark sank a long and difficult chip shot on the 8th giving him a par 5 and 4 points.

Catering:

was by PeterH. Next time catering by PeterD, possibly complete with maple syrup.

Rules of the Round:

Rule 15 - Substituted Ball; Wrong Ball

15-3. Wrong Ball
b. Stroke Play

If a competitor makes a stroke or strokes at a wrong ball, he incurs a penalty of two strokes.

The competitor must correct his mistake by playing the correct ball or by proceeding under the Rules. If he fails to correct his mistake before making a stroke on the next teeing ground or, in the case of the last hole of the round, fails to declare his intention to correct his mistake before leaving the putting green, he is disqualified.

Strokes made by a competitor with a wrong ball do not count in his score. If the wrong ball belongs to another competitor, its owner must place a ball on the spot from which the wrong ball was first played.

Exception: There is no penalty if a competitor makes a stroke at a wrong ball that is moving in water in a water hazard. Any strokes made at a wrong ball moving in water in a water hazard do not count in the competitor's score.

Weather:

yet another fine winters day: cool and windy on the front 9 (new course) and warmer on the sheltered back 9.




Round 14: Mark Overcomes the Beast

30th July:
[Presentation 2016Jul30a]
Trophy presentation

Mark returned to Skins competition and immediately regained the trophy despite a serious arm injury. Craig and Peter were not injured and lacked the consistency to challenge for the lead.

The hole of the day was the birdie scored by Mark on the par four 6th, including a masterful approach shot and a short putt. This birdie is impressive when it is revealed that the 6th is Mark's bête noir where he mostly sends his tee shot into the right forest or the left OOB.

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

6th (par 4, index 2): Mark with 3 fine shots giving him 5 stableford points.

Nearest to the pin (15th hole):

Mark with a tee shot to approx. 14 metres.

Longest drive (13th hole):

Craig with a 100 metre drive via a tree on the right.

Catering:

was by Mark: Hot and spicy. Crown Golden Ale plus coke. Next time catering by PeterH.

Rules of the Round:

No rules this round.

Weather:

a fine winters day - Mark the weather man.




Round 13: Commanding Craig

16th July:
[Presentation 2016Jul16a]
Trophy presentation

PeterD and Craig had fine rounds and scored well in the stableford competition.

The big skins score by Mark in the last round was soon matched as Craig joined PeterD in the 2016 lead with twelve skins. Craig dominated the early holes, then allowed a token few skins for the two Peters, and finished them off by taking 4 skins on the 17th.

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

10th (par 4): PeterD.

14th (par 3): PeterD.

Nearest to the pin (15th hole):

PeterD with a tee shot to 11 phs.

Longest drive (13th hole):

PeterD with a 230 metre drive.

Catering:

was by Craig. Next time it is Mark's turn.

Rules of the Round:

No rules this round.

Weather:

overcast and cold early; warmer later.




Round 12: Magnificent Mark

2nd July:
[Presentation 2016Jul02a]
Trophy presentation

This round was stroke play for the Nth Turramurra competition and all players found it a challenge.

In the Skins Competition, Mark was able to win six holes and went on to dominate the event and take 12 skins just 2 short of the record.

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

none today.

Nearest to the pin (15th hole):

Stix with a tee shot to 8 phs.

Longest drive (13th hole):

PeterH with a 200m drive.

Catering:

by PeterD.

Rules of the Round:

Rule 20 - Lifting, Dropping and Placing; Playing from Wrong Place

20-1. Lifting and Marking

A ball to be lifted under the Rules may be lifted by the player, his partner or another person authorized by the player. In any such case, the player is responsible for any breach of the Rules.

The position of the ball must be marked before it is lifted under a Rule that requires it to be replaced. If it is not marked, the player incurs a penalty of one stroke and the ball must be replaced. If it is not replaced, the player incurs the general penalty for breach of this Rule but there is no additional penalty under Rule 20-1.

If a ball or ball-marker is accidentally moved in the process of lifting the ball under a Rule or marking its position, the ball or ball-marker must be replaced. There is no penalty, provided the movement of the ball or ball-marker is directly attributable to the specific act of marking the position of or lifting the ball. Otherwise, the player incurs a penalty of one stroke under this Rule or Rule 18-2.

Exception: If a player incurs a penalty for failing to act in accordance with Rule 5-3 or 12-2, there is no additional penalty under Rule 20-1.

Note: The position of a ball to be lifted should be marked by placing a ball-marker, a small coin or other similar object immediately behind the ball. If the ball-marker interferes with the play, stance or stroke of another player, it should be placed one or more clubhead-lengths to one side.

Weather:

fine and warm.




[Presentation 2016Jun18a]

Round 11: East Coast Low Takes Second Skins Round

18th June:

No Skins play for round 11 as steady rain fell after the dreaded East Coast Low struck again.

To rub salt into the wound, the sun came out during the afternoon in time for the Shute Shield.

Catering:

No catering today. Next round it is PeterH to cater.




[Presentation 2016Jun04a]

Round 10: Skins Cancelled

4th June:

The available players considered the conditions and decided to keep dry and warm.

The Bureau of Meteorology Sydney Forecast:
Cloudy. Very high (near 100%) chance of rain with possible heavy falls. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds northeasterly 25 to 35 km/h increasing to 25 to 40 km/h in the late afternoon.

Catering:

No catering today. Next round it is PeterH to cater.




Round 9: Count-back Craig

21st May:
[Presentation 2016May21a]
Skins Presentation

Following a mediocre round by all, some more mediocre than others, Craig took the Skins Trophy after a count back.

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

17th (par 4): PeterD.

Nearest to the pin (15th hole):

Mark with a tee shot to 9.2 mbs.

Longest drive (18th hole):

Craig with a straight drive on the 18th after all players missed the 13th fairway. No distance was measured.

Catering:

was a classic spread provided by PeterD. Next round it is PeterH to cater.

Weather:

fine.

Rules of the Round:

None today.




[Presentation 2016May07a]
No Players Available

Round 8: No Play Today

7th May:

All players withdrew from this skins round.

Catering:

No catering today. Next round it is PeterD to cater.




Round 7: Big day under bleak skies

23rd April:
[Presentation 2016Apr23a]
The Skins Winner

The NT course opening was hampered by inclement weather, but the NT skins golfers persevered under the adverse conditions.

We joined 77 starters in a shot-gun start on the day. We started from the 12th tee. Unfortunately no-one from our group was able to collect any of the many prizes on offer.

Meantime, skins continued of course and PeterD maintained his domination, powering on to 4 wins in a row. He was heard to mumble that perhaps the handicap system really did work after all.

Individual Scores
[Name (hcap) Stableford points Skins]:
[Presentation 2016Apr23b]
Nth Turramurra Presentation
2BBB Stableford Scores:
Birdies:

15th (par 3): Mark.

Nearest to the pin (15th hole):

Mark with a tee shot to 284cm.

Longest drive (13th hole):

Mark with a tee shot to just over the hill (ranging somewhere between 200 up to 300m depending on whose opinion you took).

[Presentation 2016Apr23c]
The Selfie
Catering:

Minimal effort by Craig with beers. Hot food provided by James. Next round it is PeterD to cater.

Weather:

inclement.

Rules of the Round:

Rule Queries

PeterD (super-eyes) claimed his ball was moved by a crow on the 7th hole whilst standing on the tee. Amongst scoffing by Craig, we then saw Craig's ball picked up off the fairway and taken out of bounds by the same crow!

Having confirmed that the crow moved it, PeterD assured Craig that we could replace the ball and bring it back into play.




Round 6: PeterD Hits the Lead

9th April:
[Presentation 2016Apr09a]
Trophy presentation

This is getting repetitive: a 3rd win in succession to PeterD after he dominated play and now leads the 2016 skins by one.

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

14th (par 3): PeterD.

Nearest to the pin (15th hole):

PeterD with a tee shot to 1.12 metres as measured using the flag stick.

Longest drive (13th hole):

Craig.

Catering:

was by Mark. Next time catering is a BBQ provided by Nth Turramurra. I assume that we will need Craig to bring some drinks to complete the meal.

Rules of the Round:

Rule 19 - Ball in Motion Deflected or Stopped

19-5. By Another Ball

a. At Rest

If a player's ball in motion after a stroke is deflected or stopped by a ball in play and at rest, the player must play his ball as it lies. In match play, there is no penalty. In stroke play, there is no penalty, unless both balls lay on the putting green prior to the stroke, in which case the player incurs a penalty of two strokes.

b. In Motion

If a player's ball in motion after a stroke other than on the putting green is deflected or stopped by another ball in motion after a stroke, the player must play his ball as it lies, without penalty.

If a player's ball in motion after a stroke on the putting green is deflected or stopped by another ball in motion after a stroke, the player's stroke is canceled. The ball must be replaced and replayed, without penalty.

Note: Nothing in this Rule overrides the provisions of Rule 10-1 (Order of Play in Match Play) or Rule 16-1f (Making Stroke While Another Ball in Motion).

Penalty for Breach of Rule:

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

Weather:

fine and warm.




Round 5: PeterD Moves into Second Place

26th March:
[Presentation 2016Mar26a]
Trophy presentation

A second win for PeterD with a strong performance. No complaints about the high handicappers this round.
Early on Steve was happy to take his first skin for the season and then went on to threaten for the lead taking 3 of the last 4 skins.

Craig had a solid round and deserved more skins. PeterH was out of bounds many times and seemed to be searching for lost balls most of the round.

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

7th (par 3): PeterD.

14th (par 3): PeterH.

Nearest to the pin (15th hole):

Craig with a tee shot to 8.5ccs.

Longest drive (13th hole):

PeterH with a drive to the top of the hill, very close to the first cut rough.

Catering:

was by PeterH. Next time it will be Mark if available.

Rules of the Round:

27-1. Stroke and Distance; Ball Out of Bounds; Ball Not Found Within Five Minutes

a. Proceeding Under Stroke and Distance

At any time, a player may, under penalty of one stroke, play a ball as nearly as possible at the spot from which the original ball was last played (see Rule 20-5), i.e., proceed under penalty of stroke and distance.

Except as otherwise provided in the Rules, if a player makes a stroke at a ball from the spot at which the original ball was last played, he is deemed to have proceeded under penalty of stroke and distance.

b. Ball Out of Bounds

If a ball is out of bounds, the player must play a ball, under penalty of one stroke, as nearly as possible at the spot from which the original ball was last played (see Rule 20-5).

c. Ball Not Found Within Five Minutes

If a ball is lost as a result of not being found or identified as his by the player within five minutes after the player's side or his or their caddies have begun to search for it, the player must play a ball, under penalty of one stroke, as nearly as possible at the spot from which the original ball was last played (see Rule 20-5).

Exception: If it is known or virtually certain that the original ball, that has not been found, has been moved by an outside agency (Rule 18-1), is in an obstruction (Rule 24-3), is in an abnormal ground condition (Rule 25-1) or is in a water hazard (Rule 26-1), the player may proceed under the applicable Rule.

Penalty for Breach of Rule 27-1:

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

Weather:

fine and warm.




Round 4: Triple Crown to PeterD in a close finish

12th March:
[Presentation 2016Mar12a]
Trophy presentation

After a dominant start by Craig, PeterD took over the lead and hung on to beat the fast finishing Craig by one skin. PeterD also won the NTP and the Longest Drive giving him the first Triple Crown for 2016.

Craig was unlucky to lose the single stableford competition after a count-back.

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

3rd (par 4): Craig.

5th (par 3): PeterD.

6th (par 4): PeterD.

Nearest to the pin (15th hole):

PeterD with a tee shot to 5pds.

Longest drive (18th hole):

After the 13th fairway was missed by all, PeterD took the LD with a drive to 180 metres (up hill!) on the dog-leg 18th.

Catering:

was a fine job by PeterD. Next time it will be PeterH.

Rules of the Round:

None today.

Weather:

some fog early followed by a very hot and humid day.




Round 3: Spectacular Stix

27th February:
[Presentation 2016Feb27a]
Trophy presentation

The race for the skins trophy was between Craig and Stix with the Peters and Steve merely observing. Stix jumped to the lead with 5 skins on the 11th and went on to win easily.

The demoralized PeterD was barely able to raise a handicap complaint.

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

14th (par 3): PeterD.

Nearest to the pin (15th hole):

PeterD with a tee shot to 4pds.

Longest drive (13th hole):

PeterD with a drive to the 217 metres.

Catering:

was by Steve. Next time we are looking forward to a fine spread from PeterD.

Rules of the Round:
Ball Striking Flagstick Or Attendant

17-3/2 Opponent or Fellow-Competitor Attending Flagstick for Player Fails to Remove It; Player's Ball Strikes Flagstick

Q.
A's ball lies on the putting green. A requests B, his opponent or fellow-competitor, to attend the flagstick, and B complies. A putts and B fails to remove the flagstick. A's ball strikes the flagstick.

What is the ruling?

A.
If B failed to remove the flagstick for the purpose of causing A to incur a penalty, B is disqualified, in both match play and stroke play, under Rule 33-7 for taking an action contrary to the spirit of the game.
In stroke play, in equity (Rule 1-4), A must replay the stroke without penalty.


If B's failure to remove the flagstick was with the intent to influence the movement of A's ball (e.g., for the purpose of preventing A's ball from going beyond the flagstick), B is in breach of Rule 1-2, and loses the hole in match play or incurs a two-stroke penalty in stroke play, whether the ball strikes the flagstick or not. In stroke play, if the ball struck the flagstick and as a result A suffered significant advantage or disadvantage, then the Committee could consider B to have committed a serious breach of Rule 1-2, the penalty for which is disqualification. Whether or not B has committed a serious breach of Rule 1-2, in stroke play, if A's ball struck the flagstick, in equity (Rule 1-4), A must replay the stroke without penalty - see Note 2 to Rule 1-2.


If B's failure to remove the flagstick was not deliberate (e.g., the flagstick stuck in the hole-liner or B was distracted and did not see A putt), since B was acting on A's behalf, A incurs a penalty of loss of hole in match play or two strokes in stroke play under Rule 17-3. A must play the ball as it lies. B incurs no penalty.

Weather:

warm.




Round 2: Craig Continues Top Form

13th February:
[Presentation 2016Feb13a]
Trophy presentation

Craig had a slow start but quickly returned to form and joined the lead after the front nine. PeterD went to a 1 skin lead briefly before Craig won 3 holes in succession to take the round.

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

17th (par 4): Craig and PeterD.

Nearest to the pin (15th hole):

PeterH with a tee shot to approx. 4 metres.

Longest drive (13th hole):

PeterH with a drive to the top of the hill.

Interesting Shots:

Despite suffering from the extreme heat, both Craig and PeterD birdied the 17th hole.

Catering:

was by Craig. Next time it will be Steve if he is available to play.

Rules of the Round:

15-3. Wrong Ball

b. Stroke Play

If a competitor makes a stroke or strokes at a wrong ball, he incurs a penalty of two strokes.

The competitor must correct his mistake by playing the correct ball or by proceeding under the Rules. If he fails to correct his mistake before making a stroke on the next teeing ground or, in the case of the last hole of the round, fails to declare his intention to correct his mistake before leaving the putting green, he is disqualified.

Strokes made by a competitor with a wrong ball do not count in his score. If the wrong ball belongs to another competitor, its owner must place a ball on the spot from which the wrong ball was first played.

Exception: There is no penalty if a competitor makes a stroke at a wrong ball that is moving in water in a water hazard. Any strokes made at a wrong ball moving in water in a water hazard do not count in the competitor's score.

Weather:

another hot and humid day.




Round 1: Craig Wins on the 18th.

30th January:
[Presentation 2016Jan30a]
Trophy presentation

The first round for 2016 was another close match with three possible winners as Craig and PeterH were on 6 skins and Mark on 4 after 16 holes.

PeterH looked confident after winning the 17th but the solid Craig took the 18th with determined putting.

Mark was sure that PeterH would win the count-back but he was wrong: it went to Craig.

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

8th (par 4): Craig.

14th (par 3): Craig.

Nearest to the pin (15th hole):

PeterH with a tee shot to 11 ccs.

Longest drive (13th hole):

Craig with a drive to the top of the hill.

Interesting Shots:

Craig made a birdie with a putt from off the temporary "green" on the challenging 8th (the hole with internal OOB along the right of the fairway).

Catering:

was low sugar by PeterH. Next time Craig has volunteered to cater.

Rules of the Round:

24-2. Immovable Obstruction

a. Interference

Interference by an immovable obstruction occurs when a ball lies in or on the obstruction, or when the obstruction interferes with the player's stance or the area of his intended swing. If the player's ball lies on the putting green, interference also occurs if an immovable obstruction on the putting green intervenes on his line of putt. Otherwise, intervention on the line of play is not, of itself, interference under this Rule.

b. Relief

Except when the ball is in a water hazard or a lateral water hazard, a player may take relief from interference by an immovable obstruction as follows:

(i) Through the Green:
If the ball lies through the green, the player must lift the ball and drop it, without penalty, within one club-length of and not nearer the hole than the nearest point of relief. The nearest point of relief must not be in a hazard or on a putting green. When the ball is dropped within one club-length of the nearest point of relief, the ball must first strike a part of the course at a spot that avoids interference by the immovable obstruction and is not in a hazard and not on a putting green.

Weather:

the round started warm, humid and overcast with the threat of a storm followed by full sun making it very hot and humid.