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2008 Skins Champion.

[Presentation 31st December 2008]
Presentation:

Stix triumphed in 2008 with 95 skins and 7 wins. The trophy was presented at the Xmas round by PeterD.

2008 Skins Results
  1. Stix 95
  2. PeterD 88
  3. PeterH 73
  4. Craig 68
  5. Kim 37
  6. Matthew 17
  7. James 10
  8. Damian 8
  9. Simon 1
  10. Remaining 17
Skins History


[Presentation 2008dec13g]

2008 Christmas Classic goes to PeterD.

13th December:

This year we had ten starters in the annual North Turramurra Christmas Classic. As usual, the rules were set by Stix with three clubs plus putter allowed.


[Presentation 2008dec13e]

The Christmas Classic champion for 2008 is PeterD with one of his best rounds of the year. He proved that consistency and single minded neglect of golf catering will win out. The trophy was presented by 2007 winner: Hamish.

Individual Scores
[Name (hcap) Stableford_points]:

* Dave left before completing his round and lost all rights to the Bradman trophy.

Birdies:

Kim on the 4th hole.



[Presentation 2008dec13d]
Nearest the Pin
(4th hole):

Won by Kim with a tee shot to 3 metres as he went on to make the only birdie of the day.


[Presentation 2008dec13c]
Longest Drive
(17th hole):

Once the professional long drivers had missed the 17th by tens of metres, Damian took the longest drive trophy with a 5-wood after the usual debate with PeterD over where the fairway starts and ends.


[Presentation 2008dec13b]
The Bradman Award
(for the most attractive century of the day)

The 2008 Bradman Award goes to James for some fine high scoring after the disappointing withdrawal from the competition by Dave. The trophy was donated by PeterD and presented by Stix, the 2008 Skins champion.


[Presentation 2008dec13f]


Craig claims the last skins round for 2008.

6th December:
[Presentation 6th December 2008]

All players struggled today as Craig won the trophy with 7 skins.

Individual Scores

[Name (hcap) Stableford_points Skins]

Birdies:

PeterD on the 17th.

Catering:

By Kooindah Waters. Next time: catering by everybody for the xmas round.



Stix favourite for 2008.

22nd November:
[Presentation 22nd November 2008]

Today Stix has extended his lead to 11 by taking 8 skins in a field of six players. The final skins round is at Kooindah Waters on 6th December

The 13th hole again provided some excitment as PeterD missed a hole in one by 1mm. Have a look at the photo below.

Individual Scores

[Name (hcap) Stableford_points Skins]

Birdies:

PeterH on the 2nd, PeterD on the 13th (he did not miss the putt).

Nearest the Pin (4th hole):

Kim.

Longest Drive (17th hole):

PeterD.

Catering:

By PeterD. Next time: catering by Kooindah Waters.


[Almost a hole in one on the 13th!]


Revenge of the Stix!

8th November:
[Presentation 8th November 2008]

Today Stix showed that he is far from a spent force and moved to a 7 skins lead with 2 rounds to go in the 2008 championship. We are looking forward to some excitment in the last round at Kooindah Waters.

The two Peters missed the A-grade stableford win on a countback and Stix missed the B-grade win by a single point.

Individual Scores

[Name (hcap) Stableford_points Skins]


[Presentation 8th November 2008]
Birdies:

None.

Nearest the Pin (4th hole):

Darren by 7.5 metres after Stix insisted on a referee ruling.

Longest Drive (17th hole):

PeterD was judged to be on the fairway by Craig.

Catering:

By Craig. Next time: we are anticipating a gourmet snack from PeterD.



Damo takes the trophy.

25th October:
[Presentation 25th October 2008]

Damian made an impressive return to skins golf by dominating the round and trampling the championship contenders.

Individual Scores

[Name (hcap) Stableford_points Skins]

[Presentation 25th October 2008]
Birdies:

None.

Nearest the Pin (4th hole):

Stix 5 metres.

Longest Drive (17th hole):

Kim (see the attractive marker photo).

Catering:

By PeterH. Next time: Craig.



PeterD is closing in.

11th October:
[Presentation 11th October 2008]

PeterD is moving up the leader board after Stix suffered a couple of Out-of-Bounds shots.

We had six players today with Matthew becoming a regular player after transferring from American Football.

Individual Scores

[Name (hcap) Stableford_points Skins]

Birdies:

Stix on the 8th.

Nearest the Pin (4th hole):

PeterH 6 metres.

Longest Drive (17th hole):

Matthew.

Catering:

By Kim. Next time: PeterH.


[Matthew taking on the water on the 9th.]


Stix surges ahead with a dominant performance.

27th September:
[Presentation 27th September 2008]

Stix has continued his good form despite the pressure of catering after the match.

Individual Scores

[Name (hcap) Stableford_points Skins]

Birdies:

None.

Nearest the Pin (4th hole):

PeterH 10 metres.

Longest Drive (17th hole):

PeterD.

Catering:

Beer, chips, nuts by Stix. Next time: Kim.



Another win on the 18th green - this time to PeterD.

13th September:
[Presentation 13th September 2008]

Stix is now clinging to a 1 skin lead in the 2008 competition. Peter D took the fortnightly trophy from Craig on the 18th green by winning 3 or 4 skins with a par 4 on the hardest hole.

Individual Scores

[Name (hcap) Gross / Net Skins]

Birdies:

PeterD 4th.

Nearest the Pin (4th hole):

PeterH 1 metre.

Longest Drive (17th hole):

Kim.

Unluckiest Shot:

Tee shot by Peter H (on the big dipper 13th!) hit the stone wall next to the path and turned left over the green approach into the forest.

Catering:

Beer, chips, nuts by PeterD. Next time: Stix.

[PeterD on the 14th green]


Stix wins on the 18th green.

30th August:
[Presentation 30th August 2008]

Stix continues to lead the 2008 skins after a grumpy 1 stroke win on the 18th. He prefers to take take the lead with a 2 stroke win.

Individual Scores

[Name (hcap) Stableford_points Skins]

Birdies:

PeterH 14th.

Nearest the Pin (4th hole):

PeterD.

Longest Drive (17th hole):

PeterD.

Catering:

Beer and biscuits by Craig. Next time: PeterD.

[The 10th fairway]


Craig back to top form at Nth Turramurra.

16th August:
[Presentation 16th August 2008]

Craig dominated the Skins today and Stix has returned to the top of the table for 2008.

Individual Scores

[Name (hcap) Stableford_points Skins]

Birdies:

Craig 4th and PeterH 9th.

Nearest the Pin (4th hole):

PeterH (9 metres).

Longest Drive (18th hole):

Craig.

Catering:

Wine, cheese and biscuits by PeterH. Next time: Craig.



The 2008 Hunter Valley round at "The Vintage".

2nd August:
[Presentation 2nd August 2008]

The match report will go here soon.

See The Vintage 2008 for some photographs and rude comments.

Individual Scores

[Name (hcap) Stableford_points Skins]

Birdies:

None (we should have counted the pars).

Nearest the Pin (4th hole):

No news.

Longest Drive (18th hole):

No news.

Luckiest Shot of the day:

TBA

Rules:

Striking the ground in a hazard during backswing.

Catering:

No catering news. Next time: PeterH.



Stix is back in the lead.

19th July:
[Presentation 19th July 2008]

Only three players again for Saturday 19/7. In a neck and neck match where 15 of the 18 holes had a skins winner, Stix wrapped up the match on the 17th when Peter narrowly missed a putt that would halve the hole. The yearly race is now dead even between Stix and Peter D at the half way point in the season and looks like it will be an enthralling few months ahead.

Individual Scores
[Name (hcap) Stableford_points Skins]:
Birdies:

Peter D 1st, Craig 9th.

Nearest the Pin (4th hole):

Peter D.

Longest Drive (18th hole):

Stix - carried over from 17th where no balls finished on the fairway (well the 17th fairway anyway).

Luckiest Shot of the day:

Peter D after deflecting off the bank on the 4th to within 2 metres of the pin after Craig and Stix had already put there balls 5m and 4m from the pin respectively with classic iron shots.

Rules:

Some confusion and debate over multiple drops from Craig on the 13th due to multiple obstructions in the back swing. Easier to demonstrate than explain.

Hole Measurements:

No further hole measurements although Peter D did comment on the excellent soapiness of the ball washers saying they were better than Castle Hill. Speculation was had that Wally was the person responsible but Wally confirmed at the end of the match it was in fact the green keepers that did such an outstanding job with them.

Catering:

No catering news. Next time: we are at "The Vintage".



Peter D wins (we think).

5th July:
[Presentation 05th July 2008]

tba.

Individual Scores
[Name (hcap) Stableford_points Skins]:
Birdies:

TBA.

Nearest the Pin (16th hole):

TBA.

Longest Drive (17th hole):

TBA.

Luckiest Shot of the day:

TBA.

Catering:

TBA.



Craig takes the trophy in a close finish at the picnic table.

21st June:
[Presentation 21st June 2008]

Craig's good form has resulted in a third skins win in 2008.

Individual Scores
[Name (hcap) Stableford_points Skins]:
Birdies:

PeterH on the 4th and PeterD on the 10th. Kim shocked the gallery with no birdies this match.

Nearest the Pin (16th hole):

Peter D.

Longest Drive (17th hole):

Kim.

Luckiest Shot of the day:

No lucky shots today.

Catering:

Red Emperor Beer provided by Stix. Next time: PeterD.


PeterD measured the 4th hole for our playing pleasure: 88 metres to the front of the green and the green is 40 metres long.


[Nth Turramurra 4th hole]


PeterD takes skins.

7th June:
[Presentation 7th June 2008]

Peter defeated Kim after winning the critical 6 skins on the 14th.

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

Kim on the 4th. Kim still gets a least one birdie in every match.

Nearest the Pin (16th hole):

Peter H triumphed with a shot 40 metres from the flag.

Longest Drive (17th hole):

Kim used the wooden driver to defeat Stix's longer drive into the short rough.

Luckiest Shot of the day:

No luck today :-( .

Catering:

Cascade Beer, chips and nuts provided by Craig. Next time: Stix.



Controversial win to PeterH.

24th May:
[Rabbit]

A controversial win today as a free drop from a rabbit hole allowed Kim to take skins from Stix and then give the win to PeterH.

Individual Scores
[Name (hcap) Stableford_points Skins]:
Birdies:

Kim on the 6th. Kim gets a least one birdie in every match

Nearest the Pin (16th hole):

Craig left the competition behind for this award.

Longest Drive (17th hole):

Stix stole the longest drive award from Craig after his ball headed for the 18th fairway, rattled a number of trees and jumped back to the 17th fairway.

[Presentation 24th May 2008]
Luckiest Shot of the day:

Craig was the adjudicator for this prestigious award and he has given it equally to Stix and PeterH.

- Stix won for his shot on the 17th as described in the Longest Drive.

- PeterH offended all players on the 13th hole with a thin tee shot likely to clear the green and head into the forest. However, due to great skill and years of practice, the ball was slowed by tree branches and ran on to the green short of the flag and resulted in the winning of FOUR skins.

Catering:

Beer, cheese and biscuits provided by James. Next time: Craig.



PeterH wins Skins trophy on countback.

10th May:
[Presentation 10th May 2008]

A poor scoring round followed by some excellent catering from Kim.

Individual Scores
[Name (hcap) Stableford_points Skins]:

* = winner on countback.

Birdies:

PeterD 10th, Kim 14th.

Catering:

Beer, wine and cheese provided by Kim. Next time: James.

[Presentation 2008may10d]


PeterD takes Skins and Nth Turramurra Stableford.

26th April:
[Presentation 2008apr26a]

PeterD won the Skins trophy on a countback from the american football star, son Matthew and the north Turramurra Stableford competition. A very valuable voucher is waiting.

Individual Scores
[Name (hcap) Stableford_points Skins]:

* = winner on countback.

Birdies:

Kim 5th and 10th, Matthew 7th and 9th, PeterD 16th.

Catering:

Wine and cheese provided by PeterH. Next time: Kim.



Craig wins.

12th April:
[Presentation 2008apr12a]

Craig's second win for 2008.

Individual Scores
[Name (hcap) Stableford_points Skins]:

Birdies:

None.

Longest Drive (17th):

Stix.

Catering:

Beer delivered by PeterD and provided by Kim. Next time: PeterH.

[Presentation 2008apr12b]


Matthew wins his first skins.

29th March:
[Presentation 2008mar29a]

Matthew would have taken home the skins trophy for the first time this round, except ... the previous winner left it at home! Also, Matthew and Kim showed that a handicap change is necessary. Luke has taken early retirement; the excitment was too much.

Craig also scored well and keeps improving while playing regularly.

We are proposing to have the 2008 Vintage round on May 10th or 24th. Please provide your preferences and I will do some booking.

Individual Scores
[Name (hcap) Stableford_points Skins]:

Birdies:

PeterH on the 8th, PeterD on the 13th and Matthew on the 15th.

Catering:

Beer provided by Stix. Next time: PeterD.



Peter H takes skins. Stix maintains the lead in 2008.

15th March:
[Presentation 2008mar15a]

Today we had a high scoring match for a change and, for the second match, we had two groups including yet another member of the Dickson clan.

The rules discussion points were "Obstructions" and "Ball Unplayable" after Stix landed in an awkward spot near the 4th tee while playing the 3rd.

Individual Scores
[Name (hcap) Stableford_points Skins]:

Birdies:

PeterH on the 9th and Matthew on the 15th.

Catering:

Beer provided by Craig. Next time: Stix.



Stix takes his second skins for 2008.

1st March:
[Presentation 2008mar01a]

We had seven players today, Kim scored 10 on the 1st and still made a net 69.

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

Birdies:

Peter D on the 16th and he almost took the nearest the pin prize away from the visiting social group.

Nearest the pin (16th):

Peter D.

Longest Drive (17th):

Peter D.

Catering:

Beer provided by Kim. Next time it is Craig's turn.





Craig wins skins on countback.

16th February:
[Presentation 2008feb16a]

Craig deserved a better score than the 36 points he made.

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

* = winner on countback

Birdies:

None. - However, ... Stix had a nearly birdie on the par 4 15th and Craig was putting for 3 birdies during the round.

Catering:

Beer provided by PeterH. Next time it is Kim's turn.



Stix takes the lead in 2008.

2nd February:
[Presentation 2008feb02a]

Today the round was slow and wet. Stix dominated the skins and moved to double figures in the first round of the year.

Peter Dickson bettered his handicap by 1 shot but missed out on winning the stroke play trophy on a countback.

Individual Scores
[Name (hcap) Gross_score Net_Score]:
Birdies:

PeterH on the par 3 9th ... and still no skins!

Catering:

No beer or nibbles today. Next time it is PeterH's turn.


[Presentation 2008feb02b]


Skins Washed Out.

19th January:

Just a few SMSs struck today.