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2017 Skins Champion.

[2017 Skins Champion]
2017 Champion

The North Turramurra Skins Champion for 2017 is PeterD with a record high 110 skins. The runner-up is PeterH.

[2017 Skins Runner-up]
2017 Runner-up
2017 Skins Results
  1. PeterD 110
  2. PeterH 74
  3. Craig 71
  4. Mark 55
  5. Steve 13
  6. Remaining 91
2017 Longest Drive
  1. PeterD 10
  2. Craig 3
  3. Mark 3
  4. PeterH 2
  5. Steve 1
  6. NA 4
2017 NTP
  1. PeterD 10
  2. Craig 3
  3. Mark 3
  4. PeterH 3
  5. Steve 0
  6. NA 4
Skins History


2017 Xmas Round

[Presentation 2017Dec16b]
2017 Christmas Classic Trophy Winners
16th December:

In a dominant performance, Craig won the 2017 Christmas Classic with 42 points. Also, he was the runner-up by one point in the NT competition.

There was a small field of 5 players including Francis for his first round. The weather was particularly hot and humid making it challenging for the more mature players.

Special Playing Conditions

Playing conditions for 2017 were: single stableford competition, the longest drive on the usual 13th hole, nearest to the pin on the usual 15th hole and each player to play with three clubs plus putter.

[Presentation 2017Dec16b]
Bradman Award Winner
Individual Scores:
Team Scores:

No team event played today.

Birdies:

3rd (par 4) PeterD.

Nearest to the pin (15th hole):

PeterD 5 pds.

Longest drive (13th hole):

PeterH with a 200 metre drive.

Bradman Award:

The Bradman award goes to Francis.

Interesting Shots:

a fine birdie for PeterD on the 3rd hole after a majestic approach shot.

Catering:

provided by all players.

Weather:

very hot and humid.

Annual General Meeting
[Presentation 2017Dec16c]
The 2017 beer selection

The AGM was not just a quiet meeting this year: it was ignored completely.

NTCC Champions



Round 23: Reg Joins the Team

[Presentation 2017Dec02a]
Trophy winner
18th November:

The golfers welcomed a new member along today, with Reg joining to replace PeterH. The play was close between the players with the result remaining in doubt until the 17th, when Mark managed to sneak a PeterH style recovery from the lip of the dam to secure the hole and a win for Craig.

PeterD continued to show his consistency and why yet again he has become the 2017 Turramurra Skins champion!

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

PeterD 3rd and 9th.

Nearest to the pin (15th hole):

Mark with a tee shot to 5.25 PDS (Beating Reg who was 5.5 PDS). Double checked and confirmed with CCS.

Longest drive (13th hole):

PeterD 230m.

Interesting Shots:

PeterD's second on the 9th after a great drive to reach the green in 2, giving him an eagle putt which he narrowly missed for a tap in birdie. Could be the best hole played of the year!

Catering:

By Mark. Next time is 2 unusual beers plus nibblies at Christmas Round.

Rules of the Round:

Mark hit his ball long on the 12th which landed under the boundary fence. About 1/3 of the ball was in bounds side of the fence. The golfers were wondering whether the whole ball needed to be out for the ball to be called out of bounds. A resolution was made to call the ball in and allow Mark to proceed.

Weather:

Hot, steamy and windy (sometimes gale like) conditions.




Round 22: PeterH steals 2 in succession

[Presentation 2017Nov18a]
Trophy winner
18th November:

Craig and PeterD started well and dominated the skins early on. PeterH joined in with a win on 8, the hardest hole, before continuing on to win the round.

In a rare event, PeterH was relegated to second position on count-back in the stableford competition. PeterD took one of the NTP on the 5th hole.

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

9th (par 5) PeterD.

Nearest to the pin (15th hole):

Craig with a tee shot to 3.1 CCS.

Longest drive (13th hole):

PeterH with a drive of 240 metres.

Interesting Shots:

The Keystone Charity Golf day was played at Stonecutters Ridge on Friday 24th November and the scratch trophy was taken out by the skins leader PeterD. He added one of the NTP prizes also.

Catering:

By Craig at short notice. Next time the caterer is Mark.

Rules of the Round:

None today.

Weather:

overcast and windy.




Round 21: Peters in the Drizzle

[Presentation 2017Nov04a]
Trophy winner
4th November:

Two players only for the stroke play round due to the weather and other commitments. The skins were fairly even early on until PeterH started winning the important holes.

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

none today.

Nearest to the pin (15th hole):

PeterD.

Longest drive (13th hole):

PeterD.

Catering:

no catering today. Next time it is Mark's turn.

Rules of the Round:

None today.

Weather:

overcast with light Scottish drizzle until it became heavier on the 16th fairway.




Round 20: PeterD Is Back

[Presentation 2017Oct21a]
Trophy winner
21st October:

PeterD returned to form in style and regained the trophy with 9 skins and a third triple crown for the year.

The round featured a number of 4 point holes along with many 1 point holes. And, two holes were won with a single point.

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

6th PeterD.

15th PeterH.

Nearest to the pin (15th hole):

PeterD with a tee shot to 3 PDS.

Longest drive (13th hole):

PeterD with a drive of 250 metres.

Catering:

By PeterH. Next time the caterer is Mark.

Rules of the Round:

Rule 14-3. Artificial Devices and Unusual Equipment; Abnormal Use of Equipment

Rule 14-3 governs the use of equipment and devices (including electronic devices) that might assist a player in making a specific stroke or generally in his play.

Golf is a challenging game in which success should depend on the judgement, skills and abilities of the player. This principle guides the USGA in determining whether the use of any item is in breach of Rule 14-3.

For detailed specifications and interpretations on the conformity of equipment and devices under Rule 14-3 and the process for consultation and submission regarding equipment and devices, see Appendix IV.

Except as provided in the Rules, during a stipulated round the player must not use any artificial device or unusual equipment, or use any equipment in an abnormal manner:

a. That might assist him in making a stroke or in his play; or

b. For the purpose of gauging or measuring distance or conditions that might affect his play; or

c. That might assist him in gripping the club, except that:

(i) gloves may be worn provided that they are plain gloves;

(ii) resin, powder and drying or moisturizing agents may be used; and

(iii) a towel or handkerchief may be wrapped around the grip.

Appendix IV Devices and Other Equipment

1. Tees (Rule 11)

A tee is a device designed to raise the ball off the ground. A tee must not:

- be longer than 4 inches (101.6 mm);

- be designed or manufactured in such a way that it could indicate line of play;

- unduly influence the movement of the ball; or

- otherwise assist the player in making a stroke or in his play.

Weather:

sunny and windy.




Round 19: PeterH takes a rare Count Back win over Craig

[Presentation 2017Oct07a]
Trophy winner
7th October:

The day started with some advice from PeterD. It seems his fellow players are sadly lacking in commitment to the game. Craig, alone, took this advice to heart and made a season best net score of 3 under par 65. Unfortunately this fine score was not sufficient to win the skins round after a count-back with PeterH.

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

none today.

Nearest to the pin (15th hole):

Craig with a tee shot to 3.2m.

Longest drive (13th hole):

PeterD with a drive of 250 metres.

Interesting Shots:

Mark had a spectacular tee shot on the par 4 4th hole. The ball went low and left for 30 metres to a bush track, rebounded to the the right onto some rocks in the hazard, then bounced forward onto a rough slope and miraculously held position in a micro-dip.

Catering:

By PeterD. Next time is PeterH.

Rules of the Round:

None today.

Weather:

Cloudy early followed by warm sunshine.




Round 18: Peter's semi-retirement success

[Presentation 2017Sep23a]
Trophy winner
23rd September:

PeterD is capitalising on his semi-retirement, managing to squeeze in an hours practice per day amongst his other commitments. And it showed on the course in a calm performance dominating the skins yet again. The erratic Steve and Craig managed to secure skins with good back nine's (but they don't want to mention the front 9).

The round was controversy free. Steve and Peter even resorted to critique of the player in the group in front to liven things up.

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

10th (par 4): PeterD.

15th (par 3): PeterD.

Nearest to the pin (15th hole):

PeterD with a tee shot to 1.05m.

Longest drive (13th hole):

Craig with a drive over the hill.

Interesting Shots:

Steve's tee shot on the 13th sailing way over the out of bounds fence eliciting a scream from two young ladies walking up the footpath on the other side of Bobbin Head Rd.

Catering:

By Craig. Next time is PeterD.

Rules of the Round:

None today.

Weather:

Pleasant conditions early with the wind and cloud keeping temps well below the forecast 36deg.




Round 17: Craig Moves Up the Leader Board

[Presentation 2017Sep09a]
Trophy winner
9th September:

The skins competition had a steady start and scores were even for the first few holes. Although the 4th was not impressive with all players wiping the hole.

From the 5th Craig then took control and accumulated an unbeatable 9 skins by hole 12.

Surprisingly, the putting on the challenging cored greens was to our normal standard.

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

15th (par 3): PeterH.

Nearest to the pin (15th hole):

PeterH with a tee shot to 2.45 metres.

Also, this shot won one of the competition NTPs for a prize of two balls.

Longest drive (13th hole):

Steve with a fine 257 metre tee shot.

Interesting Shots:

The interesting shots started on the practice green today.

Following the annual green coring, all greens were covered with sand as shown in the photo of the practice green.

Also, we encountered numerous piles of the green coring left-overs. This prompted the entry to the rules section.

Catering:

By Steve. Next round Craig will provide the catering.

Rules of the Round:

Definitions

Ground Under Repair

"Ground under repair" is any part of the course so marked by order of the Committee or so declared by its authorized representative. All ground and any grass, bush, tree or other growing thing within the ground under repair are part of the ground under repair. Ground under repair includes material piled for removal and a hole made by a greenkeeper, even if not so marked. Grass cuttings and other material left on the course that have been abandoned and are not intended to be removed are not ground under repair unless so marked.

When the margin of ground under repair is defined by stakes, the stakes are inside the ground under repair, and the margin of the ground under repair is defined by the nearest outside points of the stakes at ground level. When both stakes and lines are used to indicate ground under repair, the stakes identify the ground under repair and the lines define the margin of the ground under repair. When the margin of ground under repair is defined by a line on the ground, the line itself is in the ground under repair. The margin of ground under repair extends vertically downwards but not upwards.

A ball is in ground under repair when it lies in or any part of it touches the ground under repair.

Stakes used to define the margin of or identify ground under repair are obstructions.

Note: The Committee may make a Local Rule prohibiting play from ground under repair or an environmentally-sensitive area defined as ground under repair.

Weather:

Sunny and breezy.




Round 16: More Skins for PeterD

[Presentation 2017Aug26a]
Trophy winner
26th August:

We had good weather and course conditions for Steve's return to skins golf. And as a bonus, he made his target score.

PeterD delivered his usual solid performance for another easy win.

The 2 ball competition today was aggregate meaning that PeterD had no chance for that prize.

Again no trophy presentation. But this time the winner was tracked down by the determined skins freelance photographer.

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

9th (par 5): PeterD.

Nearest to the pin (15th hole):

PeterH with a tee shot to 12.5 phs.

Longest drive (13th hole):

Mark with a 184 metre tee shot via trees on the left.

Interesting Shots:

on the par three 15th, our NTP hole, Mark made a spectacular par by:

Catering:

By Mark. Next round Steve will cater.

Rules of the Round:

None today.

Weather:

Sunny and Warm.




Round 15: The PeterD Dominance Continues

[Presentation 2017Aug12a]
Trophy winner
12th August:

Another powerful performance by PeterD and this time he added the triple crown. The skins trophy was settled on the 13th along with the longest drive.

There was no need for a trophy presentation as it seems to be permanently lodged at the PeterD residence.

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

8th (par 5): PeterD.

9th (par 5): PeterD.

10th (par 4): PeterD.

15th (par 3): PeterD.

Nearest to the pin (15th hole):

PeterD with a tee shot to 7.5 pds.

Longest drive (13th hole):

PeterD with a 252 metre tee shot.

Interesting Shots:

four birdies for PeterD, including three in succession. The par five 8th (index 1) was the first birdie and quietened any celebration for the par by PeterH.

Catering:

By PeterH. Next round Mark will cater.

Rules of the Round:

None today.

Weather:

Warm and overcast with a strong breeze early.




Round 14: Mark loses another count back!

[Presentation 2017Jul29a]
Trophy presentation
29th July:

The skins were shared around early until Craig moved into the lead with two 4 pointers on the hardest holes. Following a number of squared holes we reached the par 3 14th where Mark struck with the chip-in birdie.

Mark must have been confident after the birdie and 5 skins giving him a 6 to 5 lead over Craig.

Alas, it was not to be.

After narrowly missing the trophy on the 18th in the last round, PeterD snatched the win by making a classic birdie on the 18th to take the round after a count back.

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

14th (par 3): Mark.

18th (par 4): PeterD.

Nearest to the pin (15th hole):

Craig with a tee shot to 7 pds.

Longest drive (13th hole):

PeterD with a solid 239 metre tee shot.

Interesting Shots:

on the par 3 14th Mark missed the green and stuck a tree. This was no problem as he proceeded to chip in from 30 metres for a birdie, 4 points and 5 skins.

Catering:

was a fine effort by Craig. Next round PeterH will 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.

(ii) In a Bunker: If the ball is in a bunker, the player must lift the ball and drop it either:

(a) Without penalty, in accordance with Clause (i) above, except that the nearest point of relief must be in the bunker and the ball must be dropped in the bunker; or

(b) Under penalty of one stroke, outside the bunker keeping the point where the ball lay directly between the hole and the spot on which the ball is dropped, with no limit to how far behind the bunker the ball may be dropped.

(iii) On the Putting Green: If the ball lies on the putting green, the player must lift the ball and place it, without penalty, at the nearest point of relief that is not in a hazard. The nearest point of relief may be off the putting green.

(iv) On the Teeing Ground: If the ball lies on the teeing ground, the player must lift the ball and drop it, without penalty, in accordance with Clause (i) above.

The ball may be cleaned when lifted under this Rule.

(Ball rolling to a position where there is interference by the condition from which relief was taken - see Rule 20-2c(v))

Exception: A player may not take relief under this Rule if (a) interference by anything other than an immovable obstruction makes the stroke clearly impracticable or (b) interference by an immovable obstruction would occur only through use of a clearly unreasonable stroke or an unnecessarily abnormal stance, swing or direction of play.

Note 1: If a ball is in a water hazard (including a lateral water hazard), the player may not take relief from interference by an immovable obstruction. The player must play the ball as it lies or proceed under Rule 26-1.

Note 2: If a ball to be dropped or placed under this Rule is not immediately recoverable, another ball may be substituted.

Note 3: The Committee may make a Local Rule stating that the player must determine the nearest point of relief without crossing over, through or under the obstruction.

PENALTY FOR BREACH OF RULE:

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

Weather:

sunny.

Ball Markers:

a more relaxed and talkative PeterD brought out his treasured collection of ball markers from around the world.

[PD ball markers]



Round 13: Mark Hangs On

[Presentation 2017Jul15a]
Trophy presentation
15th July:

Mark started in good form and after the 7th hole had 7 skins. PeterD then took over and won the next 6 skins and looked set to collect skins until the end. However, he could not overcome PeterH who grabbed 4 skins on his favourite 17th hole.

There was a slim chance for PeterD to win on the 18th with a count-back but the hole was squared with a confident 5 metre putt by Craig.

Individual Scores
[Name (hcap) Stableford points Skins]:
2BBB:
[Competition Result]
Competition Result
Nth Turramurra Competition Result:

The skins team dominated the mens competition as the results show. We now need a woman skins player to complete the set.

Birdies:

9th (par 5): PeterD.

11th (par 4): PeterD.

15th (par 3): PeterD.

[Fairway Fashion]
Fairway Fashion
Fashions on the Fairway:

For this round the course was improved by the addition of two examples of golf course active wear. Craig was wearing a full birthday gift outfit in subdued colours including jumper, trousers, golf bag and unbreakable Srixon golf balls while PeterD chose to stand out with a clashing teal and maroon ensemble and matching golf shoes.

The models chose to pose next to the gourmet food sign to enhance the impact of the contrasting colours.

Nearest to the pin (15th hole):

PeterD with a tee shot to 1.52 metres. No news on whether this shot has won the competition NTP.

Longest drive (13th hole):

PeterH with 176 metre tee shot via the trees.

This embarrassing result has upset an important part of the founding membership and it is likely that a rule change will be proposed at the next Skins AGM.

Interesting Shots:

On the par four 3rd hole, Mark's 2nd shot made the fairway bunker giving him a tricky lie with the ball above the feet. Despite this difficulty the approach shot stopped adjacent to the pin for a tap-in par and 4 points.

Catering:

was a last minute rush for PeterD. Next round Craig will cater.

Rules of the Round:

Rule 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:

cloudy with some light drizzle and one short winter shower.




Round 12: Craig's hard fought win in cold conditions

[Presentation 2017Jul01a]
Trophy presentation
1st July:

The players were welcomed today by car park attendants informing that half the car park is now allocated to soccer and directed us to our place, causing frustration before tee off.

The golf was close with chopping and changing of the lead throughout, with Craig putting his nose in front at the end and hanging on for a win.

PeterD, sporting a new set of wheels for his golf bag, provided deep insights today on Magenta Shores, positive thinking and Gonski 2.0. This broke Marks concentration who fell apart after Peter declared himself a socialist capitalist.

PeterD and Craig broke ranks and tried a sausage sizzle from the soccer players after the 10th.

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

nil.

Nearest to the pin (15th hole):

PeterD with a tee shot to 6 PDS.

Longest drive (13th hole):

PeterD with a 242m drive.

Interesting Shots:

A sequence of shots on the 9th by Mark, hitting a nearby tree off the drive, followed by hitting the same tree with his second, causing his fellow players to duck for cover to avoid being hit.

Catering:

Was fine cuisine by Mark. Next time is PeterD.

Rules of the Round:

None today.

Weather:

Pleasant sunny conditions with a very cold wind.




Round 11: Another Count-back Win For PeterH

[Presentation 2017Jun17a]
Trophy presentation
17th June:

PeterH and Craig dominated the skins count from the start of the match. Mark and PeterD did try to fight back mid round but could not stop the inevitable as PeterH caused some annoyance by taking 2 skins with a 1 pointer on his favourite 17th hole.

No NT competition trophies this week as the winner scored 35 points and the 2 Ball aggregate winners had 68 points.

Individual Scores
[Name (hcap) Stableford points Skins]:
2B Aggregate:
[Broken Maxfli]
Broken Maxfli
Birdies:

15th (par 3): PeterH.

Nearest to the pin (15th hole):

PeterH takes the Skins NTP and one of the competition NTP (2 balls!) with a tee shot to 2.24 metres.

Longest drive (13th hole):

Mark with 240 metre tee shot.

Interesting Shots:

from the 10th tee, Craig suffered a broken Maxfli. No news on the legal battle as yet.

Catering:

was by PeterH; next time Mark.

Rules of the Round:

Rule 5-3. Ball Unfit for Play

A ball is unfit for play if it is visibly cut, cracked or out of shape. A ball is not unfit for play solely because mud or other materials adhere to it, its surface is scratched or scraped or its paint is damaged or discolored.

If a player has reason to believe his ball has become unfit for play during play of the hole being played, he may lift the ball, without penalty, to determine whether it is unfit.

Before lifting the ball, the player must announce his intention to his opponent in match play or his marker or a fellow-competitor in stroke play and mark the position of the ball. He may then lift and examine it, provided that he gives his opponent, marker or fellow-competitor an opportunity to examine the ball and observe the lifting and replacement. The ball must not be cleaned when lifted under Rule 5-3.

If the player fails to comply with all or any part of this procedure, or if he lifts the ball without having reason to believe that it has become unfit for play during play of the hole being played, he incurs a penalty of one stroke.

If it is determined that the ball has become unfit for play during play of the hole being played, the player may substitute another ball, placing it on the spot where the original ball lay. Otherwise, the original ball must be replaced. If a player substitutes a ball when not permitted and makes a stroke at the wrongly substituted ball, he incurs the general penalty for a breach of Rule 5-3, but there is no additional penalty under this Rule or Rule 15-2.

If a ball breaks into pieces as a result of a stroke, the stroke is canceled and the player must play a ball, without penalty, as nearly as possible at the spot from which the original ball was played (see Rule 20-5).

PENALTY FOR BREACH OF RULE:

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

Weather:

overcast, mostly cool and no rain.




Round 10: Craig's Skin Count Soars

3rd June:
[Presentation 2017Jun03a]
Trophy presentation

It was a stroke play round and the scores were not good. The North Turramurra competition was won by a player on a handicap of 36 with a 65 nett.

Craig dominated the skins count early in the round but by the 13th anyone could win the day.

The result was in doubt until the 18th where Craig won the hole and the round with a solid 3 points.

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

17th (par 4): PeterH.

Nearest to the pin (15th hole):

PeterD with a tee shot to 6.5 pds.

Longest drive (13th hole):

a chuffed PeterD with a drive of 253 metres.

Interesting Shots:

On the 12th, PeterH was penalised 1 shot after a failed chip from the trees. The shot struck a tree square on and rebounded to hit the golf bag. This minor event was sufficient keep us amused for some time.

After the low point on the 12th, PeterH made a tap-in birdie on the 17th following an approach shot from an above-the-feet lie next to the dam.

Catering:

by Craig; next time PeterH.

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.

Weather:

cool and windy during the round with light rain afterwards.




[Presentation 2017May20a]

Round 9: No Play Again

20th May:

The Skins match was cancelled early for round 9 as steady rain was falling with a BOM prediction of storms. The truth became clear as the day became fine mid morning and the golfers became gloomy.

Catering:

None required. Next round it is Craig to cater.




[Presentation 2017May06a]

Round 8: Skins Cancelled

6th May:

this round did not go ahead after three withdrawals including one for an international illness.

Catering:

No play or catering today. Next round it is Craig to cater.




Round 7: PeterH wins with a chip.

22nd April:
[Presentation 2017Apr22a]
Trophy presentation

PeterD continued his consistent form and looked likely to win the day easily until PeterH stole the trophy by chipping in for birdie on the 17th hole for 3 skins.

Unconcerned with the loss, PeterD proceeded to par the 18th to take the final skin.

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

17th (par 4): PeterH.

Nearest to the pin (15th hole):

PeterD with a tee shot to 2.9 metres.

Longest drive (13th hole):

for the second round in succession Craig won the longest drive. This time with a tee shot of 167 metres.

Interesting Shots:

on the 17th, after extravagantly asking Mark and Craig to mark their balls off the green, PeterH then chipped in for a birdie for 4 points and a win in the skins round.

Catering:

was by PeterD; next time Craig.

Rules of the Round:

Rule 22 - Ball Assisting or Interfering with Play

22-2 Ball Interfering with Play

Except when a ball is in motion, if a player considers that another ball might interfere with his play, he may have it lifted.

A ball lifted under this Rule must be replaced (see Rule 20-3). The ball must not be cleaned, unless it lies on the putting green (see Rule 21).

In stroke play, a player required to lift his ball may play first rather than lift the ball.

Note 1:

Except on the putting green, a player may not lift his ball solely because he considers that it might interfere with the play of another player. If a player lifts his ball without being asked to do so, he incurs a penalty of one stroke for a breach of Rule 18-2, but there is no additional penalty under Rule 22.

Note 2:

When another ball is in motion, a ball that might influence the movement of the ball in motion must not be lifted.

PENALTY FOR BREACH OF RULE:

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

Weather:

fine with some cloud and hint of rain early..




Round 6: PeterD's (aka Lazurus) comeback of the season.

Report by Craig

8th April:
[Presentation 2017Apr08a]
Trophy presentation

PeterD staged a remarkable comeback, recovering from a 9-1 deficit after the 10th, to score a number of hole wins on the back 9, including the crucial last hole to score a tight countback skins win. After a strong start, scoring the first 7 skins, Mark lost form on the back 9. Craig was inconsequential in the whole tight contest, without ever coming close to troubling the scorer.

The golfers felt lost today, remarking how quiet it was, missing PeterH, the 'glue' that holds us all together.

Individual Scores
[Name (hcap) Stableford points Skins]:
[Presentation 2017Apr08b]
Competition Results
2BBB:
Birdies:

6th Mark.

Nearest to the pin (15th hole):

PeterD with a tee shot to 3 and a bit PDS.

Longest drive (17th hole):

Craig with a 180m drive.

Interesting Shots:

A sequence of shots on the 6th, with a perfect drive, pitch and putt by Mark to bet a 3 for 5.

Catering:

Self catering today. Was supposed to be by PeterD who has vowed to remember next time.

Rules of the Round:

None today.

Weather:

Pleasant sunny conditions although still quite muddy underfoot.




Round 5: Mark and the Triple or Quintuple Crown.

25th March:
[Presentation 2017Mar25a]
Trophy presentation

It looks like Mark has now started to realise his golfing potential with a dominant performance to take the NT stableford, the NT 2 ball, the skins, NTP and the longest drive. Could that be our first quintuple crown?

A solid performance by PeterD was not enough today and the trophy had to come out of the jaguar.

Individual Scores
[Name (hcap) Stableford points Skins]:
[Presentation 2017Mar25b]
Competition Results
2BBB:
Birdies:

None.

Nearest to the pin (15th hole):

Mark with a tee shot to "a very long way".

Longest drive (17th hole):

After all players missed the 13th fairway, Mark took the longest drive on the 17th with a drive of 210 metres.

Interesting Shots:

Two 4 point holes for Mark, including the index 1 par five 8th.

Catering:

was by Mark; next time PeterD.

Rules of the Round:

None today.

Weather:

sunny and humid with some cloud.




Round 4: PeterD Proceeds.

11th March:
[Presentation 2017Mar11a]
Trophy presentation

Despite a couple of wipes, PeterD continued his Skins dominance with an easy win. It was not necessary for the trophy to come out of the car.

With some over confidence setting in, PeterD advised the playing group to improve performance in future. Possibly some practice is advisable.

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

None today, however Mark made a fine par on the 3rd hole for 4 points.

Nearest to the pin (15th hole):

Mark with a tee shot to 3 pds.

Longest drive (13th hole):

PeterD with a drive of 247 metres.

Interesting Shots:

Mark and PeterH came very close to an air swing on the tricky par five 8th hole. Mark achieved a distance of 20 cm after taking plenty of grass from a poor lie; PeterH cold topped the ball from a perfect lie and achieved a 10 cm shot.

Catering:

was by PeterH; next time Mark.

Rules of the Round:

BALL AT REST MOVED BY PLAYER, PARTNER, CADDIE OR EQUIPMENT

18-2/0.5 Weight of Evidence Standard for Determining Whether Player Caused His Ball to Move

When a player's ball at rest moves, the cause of the ball's movement has to be assessed. In many situations, the answer will be obvious: the player may have kicked the ball inadvertently, dropped his equipment on it, or otherwise clearly caused it to move; alternatively, the player may have taken no action near the ball and something else (such as a spectator or animal) clearly caused it to move.

In other situations, however, there may be some question as to why the ball moved - e.g., because it is less than certain that the player's actions near the ball caused it to move, or because multiple factors were present that potentially might have caused the ball to move. All relevant information must be considered and the weight of the evidence must be evaluated (Decision 34-3/9).

Depending on the circumstances, the relevant considerations may include, but are not limited to:

  • The nature of any actions taken near the ball (e.g., movement of loose impediments, practice swings, grounding club, taking stance, etc.),
  • Time elapsed between such actions and the movement of the ball,
  • The lie of the ball before it moved (e.g., on a closely-mown area, perched on longer grass, on a surface imperfection, etc.),
  • The conditions of the ground near the ball (e.g., degree of slope, presence of surface irregularities, etc.), and Wind, rain and other weather conditions.

If the weight of evidence indicates that it is more likely than not that the player caused the ball to move, even though that conclusion is not free from doubt, the player incurs a one-stroke penalty under Rule 18-2 and the ball must be replaced. Otherwise, the player incurs no penalty and the ball is played as it lies unless some other Rule applies (e.g., Rule 18-1).

With reference to the considerations above, examples of situations where the weight of the evidence would indicate that the player caused the ball to move are:

  • A player's ball lies on a flat portion of the putting green on a day with light winds. The player addresses the ball and the ball immediately moves. Under these circumstances, it is more likely than not that the act of addressing the ball caused the ball to move.
  • A player's ball lies on a tuft of grass in the rough. The player takes several practice swings near the ball, with the club coming into contact with grass in the process. Almost immediately, the ball then moves vertically down in the grass. Under these circumstances, it is more likely than not that the practice swings, in conjunction with the lie of the ball, caused the movement of the ball.

With reference to the considerations above, examples of situations where the weight of the evidence would indicate that the player did not cause the movement are:

  • On a very windy day, a player addresses the ball on the putting green. A short time later the ball moves slightly in the direction the wind is blowing. The strength and direction of the wind and the delay in the movement of the ball after the club was grounded indicate that factors other than the player are more likely than not to have caused the movement.
  • A player's ball lies on an upslope in a closely-mown area. He makes a practice swing, but does so some distance from the ball as he is concerned that the ball may move. He carefully takes his stance but does not ground his club. Prior to making his backswing for the stroke, the ball moves. As the ball did not move while the player made the practice swing or took his stance, it is more likely than not that other factors (i.e., the ball's lie on an upslope) caused the ball to move.
Weather:

comfortably warm with some cloud.




[Presentation 2017Feb25a]

Round 3: No Play

25th February:

No Skins play for round 3 as steady rain fell all morning.

The few intrepid golfers abandoned to course for the empty cafe usually inhabited by the MAMILs.

Catering:

Was by the Twenty74 cafe. Next round it is PeterH to cater.




[Presentation 2017Feb11a]

Round 2: Skins Cancelled

11th February:

After the BOM predicted a temperature of 39 degrees the available players considered the conditions and decided to keep stay home and try to keep cool.

Catering:

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




Round 1: PeterD Takes Triple Crown.

28th January:
[Presentation 2017Jan28a]
Trophy presentation

The round started in warm weather and progressed to very hot and humid.

After a couple of warm-up holes, Steve caught fire and made 2 birdies in succession. He was unable to maintain form and the consistent PeterD started to take over.

A solid back 9 gave PeterD the triple crown taking NTP, longest drive and the skins round.

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

3rd (par 4): Steve;

4th (par 4): Steve;

6th (par 4): PeterD;

15th (par 3): PeterD.

Nearest to the pin (15th hole):

PeterD with a tee shot to 2 pds.

Longest drive (13th hole):

PeterD with a drive of 235 metres.

Interesting Shots:

Steve made a birdie on the par 4 3rd hole in a professional manner with a tee shot short of the right bunker, an approach shot to beside the flag, followed by a simple putt. With a 2 shot handicap this resulted in 5 points.

To show it was no fluke, he followed up with a birdie on the 4th.

Catering:

was by Steve; next time PeterH.

Rules of the Round:

None today.

Weather:

very hot and humid.