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2010 Skins Champion.

[2010 Skins Champion]
2010 Champion

PeterD is the Skins Champion for the second time with 3 wins and 65 skins. The runner-up is Mario with 4 wins and 60 skins.


2010 Skins Results
[2010 Skins Runner-up]
2010 Runner-up
  1. PeterD 65
  2. Mario 60
  3. PeterH 54
  4. Taylor 35
  5. Craig 34
  6. Stix 34
  7. Ryan 27
  8. Steve 26
  9. Kim 16
  10. Ahmad 15
  11. David 10
  12. Adam 0
  13. Elliot 0
  14. Klaus 0
  15. Matthew 0
  16. Rob 0
  17. Remaining 20
Skins History


Craig Takes the 2010 Christmas Classic.

18th December:

This year we had nine starters plus the injured Hamish walking the last two holes and joining the after match celebration. The rules were set by Stix: irons only (no hybrids) except for the longest drive hole where the driver could be used.

Craig was a deserved winner after showing great form late in the year. Some said that this was due to the sledging provided by David.

As the 2009 winner Mario had a prior engagement, the trophy was presented by 2010 Skins Champion PeterD.

[Presentation 2010dec18a]
Trophy presentation
Individual Scores (par 62)
[Name (hcap) Stableford_points]:
  1. Craig (21) 36
  2. PeterD (9) 32
  3. Stix (22) 32
  4. Steve (25) 32
  5. Elliot (27) 29
  6. PeterH (15) 27
  7. Matthew (18) 27
  8. Klaus (27) 25
  9. David (27) 21
[Presentation 2010dec18b]
Nearest to the pin winner

Nearest to the pin (4th hole):

The NTP trophy went to PeterD with a tee shot to 8 metres that managed to roll on to the green by 10 mm only. The trophy was presented by Stix, the 2009 winner.


[Presentation 2010dec18c]
Longest drive winner

Longest drive (17th hole):

the longest drive award went to Craig on the 17th with a drive of "long enough". The trophy was presented by the 2009 winner PeterH.


[Presentation 2010dec18d]
Bradman Award winner

The Bradman Award
(for the most attractive century of the day)

The Bradman Award went to David this year, however, the organisers bungled the trophy presentation and David refused to be photographed.


Teams Competition (Three Way Stableford Multiplier)
  1. Craig, Stix, Dave 77 points
  2. PeterD, Matthew, PeterH 71 points
  3. Steve, Elliot, Klaus 66 points
Catering:

was provided by all players today.

Weather:

Overcast and humid.

[Presentation 2010dec18e] [Presentation 2010dec18f] [Presentation 2010dec18g]
The Raging Postmatch Party

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NTCC Champions


PeterD takes the final round after a yet another countback

4th December:
[Presentation 04-Dec-2010]
Trophy presentation

This round's countback saw PeterD defeat Mario.

Craig had his best round of the year which would have been good enough to win the Nth Turramurra Stroke play competition.


Individual Scores
[Name (hcap) Gross / Net Skins]:
Birdies:
Interesting Shots of The Round

Klaus managed to land a shot in a broken tree branch well above the ground.

Nearest to the pin (par3 4th hole):

Ahmad with a shot to 3 and a bit paces. He was also looking good for the official NTP on the 16th.

Longest drive (17th hole):

PeterD with a drive of 234 metres.

Catering:

in a big turnaround, PeterD provided a superb post match spread and was given a rating of 4 balls (out of 5). Is there nothing that he cannot do?

Next time catering is by everybody at the Xmas round.

Weather:

Mostly wet.



PeterD Dominates

20th November:
[Presentation 20-Nov-2010]
Trophy presentation

By taking the second triple crown of the year, PeterD surged into the lead and is now the favourite to take the 2010 Skins competition.

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

* = estimated stableford score and first qualifying round.


Birdies:
Interesting Shots of The Round

On the 16th hole PeterD chipped in for a birdie by glancing off a tee marking a nearest the pin.

Nearest to the pin (par3 4th hole):

PeterD with 2.5 paces (see photo below).

Longest drive (17th hole):

PeterD with 227 metres.

Catering:

David provided plenty of snacks and two varieties of beer to feed the eight players.

Next time catering is by PeterD.

Weather:

Mostly sunny with light winds.

[Nearest to the pin.]
Nearest to the pin.


Countback Effrontery In the Rain

6th November:
[Unhappy runner-up]
The Unhappy Runner-up

The skins countback corruption continues with PeterH winning yet another trophy after a countback. We have had 8 wins on countback during 2010 and this is the 4th going to PeterH.

The runner-up expressed displeasure, refused to be interviewed and stormed off in the now traditional manner.

The bitterness produced by the factional warfare in the last round is still running under the surface but no new factions have appeared. Perhaps Steve can come up with one for the next round.


Individual Scores
[Name (hcap) Gross / Net Skins]:
[Presentation 06-Nov-2010]
Trophy presentation

* = winner on countback


Birdies:
[The rare tee shots.]
The rare tee shots.
Interesting Shots of The Round

Mario amused his group when he made a recovery shot into a tree guard and back to his feet.

Craig, Stix and PeterH were all very pleased with their tee shots to the 9th green resulting in 2 birdies.

Nearest to the pin (par3 4th hole):

Craig.

Longest drive (17th hole):

Shared by Ahmad and PeterH due to lack of a marker.

[Adam with the sad caterer.]
Adam with the sad caterer.
Catering:

The catering was a very attractive spread by Stix: so attractive that Adam skipped the 17th and 18th holes to open the food and start eating before the final group finished. There is no truth in the rumour that his father is not feeding him.

Next time catering is by David.

Weather:

Very wet.



Stix takes Skins After Factional Conflict

23rd October:
[Presentation 23-Oct-2010]
Trophy presentation

Stix has taken the Skins Trophy just ahead of Craig in a match at Cypress Lakes that will be remembered for the beginning of factions.

Individual Scores
[Name (hcap) Stableford points Skins]:
[The dora creek faction]
The Dora Creek Faction speeding home

The Dora Creek faction was formed and its first act was to snub the traditional skins results meeting by rushing off to the Dora Creek BBQ.

This resulted in an extreme reaction from the Founding Member and Annarchy factions demanding the disqualification of the absent members.

The Dora Creek faction was not happy about this and there has been talk of a breakaway tournament similar to the forming of the DLP after the Labor Party split in 1954.

Watch this space for more news as it happens.

Birdies:
Interesting Shots of The Round

PeterH managed to hit the roof of a resort unit bordering the par 3 15th hole. The ball was then skillfully guided back on to the course and into a fairway bunker.

Nearest to the pin (Cypress Lakes 4th hole):

PeterD was the only one to make the green and won with a tee shot to 50 metres from the flag.

Longest drive (Cypress Lakes 14th hole):

Stix won the longest drive with a 220m shot, a few metres past Steve overcoming some dubious protests over longest from the Tee versus closest to the green.

Catering:

was a mixed affair: snacks provided by Cypress Lakes and a BBQ provided by Rob Chapman at Dora Creek. Next time catering is by Stix as Taylor is going hunting [defenceless animals].

Weather:

Warm, breezy, humid and tense.

[Cypress Lakes]
Cypress Lakes


The Countbacks Continue

9th October:

Yet another skins trophy was decided by a countback and this time it was PeterD on the losing end: the matches are very close these days. The two Peters are now within 5 points of the lead.

[Presentation 09-Oct-2010]
Trophy presentation

It has been reported that Mario now regrets missing the round for a mere holiday.

Adam took Mario's place for the presentation.

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

* winner after a countback

Birdies:
Interesting Shots of The Round

David again with his rapid fire practice swing and approach shot to the 6th green from the shrubs near the 7th tee. David also chipped in for a par and 4 points on the 18th.

Nearest to the pin (4th hole):

PeterH with a tee shot to 13 metres from the flag.

Longest drive (17th hole):

Ahmad with a drive of 212 metres to the centre of the fairway after PeterD graciously conceded his shot was in the rough.

Catering:

was a fine spread by Ahmad. Next time by Cypress Lakes.

Weather:

Overcast.



Mario Sets Another Record

25th September:

Today Mario won the Skins trophy and set a record stableford score with 51 points: 15 shots better than his handicap.

[Presentation 25-Sep-2010]
Trophy presentation

The Skins win was after a countback once more but this time the loser conceded graciously and presented himself at the press conference.

The course was shortened considerably following maintenance on the tees and PeterD took advantage of this to score 43 stableford points and win the Nth Turramurra competition for the second time in 2 weeks.

Steve defended his Nearest to the pin win from last match with a very accurate tee shot to the shortened 4th hole and added the longest drive as well.

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

* winner after a countback

Birdies:
Interesting Shots of The Round

Dave managed a fine tee shot onto the 7th fairway via trees and Stix chipped in on the 9th.

Nearest to the pin (4th hole):

Steve.

Longest drive (17th hole):

Steve.

Catering:

by PeterH. Next time by Ahmad.

Weather:

Perfect.

[Nth Turramurra 11th tee]
Nth Turramurra 11th tee


Countback Controversy

11th September:
[Stix avoiding the paparazzi]
Stix avoiding the paparazzi

Stix was not happy today after losing to PeterH via a suspect home town countback rule and was refusing interviews after the match.

PeterD won the Nth Turramurra singles stableford competition with 33 points and we had a close skins match with all 7 players having a chance to win.

Individual Scores
[Name (hcap) Stableford points Skins]:
[Presentation 11-Sep-2010]
Trophy presentation

* winner after a countback

Pairs Aggregate Stableford Scores
Birdies:
Nearest to the pin (4th hole):

Steve 13.5 paces.

Longest drive (17th hole):

Stix 223m.

Catering:

by Steve. Next time by PeterH.

Weather:

Perfect.



Craig Returns

28th August:
[Presentation 28-Aug-2010]
Trophy presentation

With a nervous putt on the 18th green, Craig takes his first Skins Trophy since April 2009, one skin ahead of Steve.

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

None today.

Nearest to the pin (4th hole):

PeterH 3 metres.

Longest drive (17th hole):

Steve 257m.

Catering:

Classic catering by Craig. Next time by Steve as Taylor will be continuing a professional position playing Pennants.

Weather:

Perfect.

[18th green]
Nth Turramurra 18th green


Mario takes first awarded Triple Crown!

14th August:

Mario showed amazing skills today in taking the first awarded Triple Crown in the North Turramurra Skins competition, fending off a late charge by Craig for the skins and the longest drive.

Mario was involved in everything with the best shot of the day to net a 2 for 5 points birdie on the 14th as well as the amazing reverse over the head shot on the 5th hole after hitting the path directly in front of him to propel the ball an unknown number of metres behind the tee (we lost the ball so could not figure out how far backwards it really went!)

Other noteworthy events were 4 good shots on the 4th, all hitting the green with all players getting their par. It was considered noteworthy because we deemed it unlikely this had ever happened before.

[Presentation 14-Aug-2010]
Trophy presentation
Individual Scores
[Name (hcap) Stableford points Skins]:
Birdies:

Mario on the 14th.

Nearest to the pin (4th hole):

Mario 6.5 Mario metres.

Longest drive (17th hole):

Mario 175m.

Interesting shots of the Day:

Mario’s reverse shot.
Mario’s shot to the 14th.
Stix’s shot onto the burial mound on the 3rd.

Catering:

Retro catering by PeterD (Beer, chips and nuts). Deemed acceptable by the founding members. Next time by Craig as Taylor has now taken up a professional position playing Pennants.

Weather:

Stunning.



PeterH handed the Skins win

31st July:

Today we had five players only, due to some cold feet, and the win went to PeterH. Stix narrowly missed the stableford win and did not make the Sunday papers.

As you can see Lara is not convinced that this is the skins trophy; it must be elsewhere.

[Presentation 31-Jul-2010]
Trophy presentation
Individual Scores
[Name (hcap) Stableford points Skins]:
Birdies:

Stix on the 7th and PeterH on the 16th.

Nearest to the pin (4th hole):

Stix with a tee shot to 5.50 paces.

Longest drive (17th hole):

PeterH with a drive of 194 metres.

Interesting shots of the Day:

A number of long putts were made .. probably matching the short ones missed.

Catering:

a fine spread by Mario including enough for 8 players. Next time it is PeterD's turn (solo). The following match is to be catered by Taylor.

Weather:

Overcast to sunny.



Taylor wins without hood.

17th July:

Proving he does not need the hood, Taylor takes his third win after a countback.

[Presentation 17-Jul-2010]
Trophy presentation
Individual Scores
[Name (hcap) Stableford points Skins]:

* = winner on countback.

Birdies:

PeterD on the 5th and the 10th.

Nearest to the pin (4th hole):

Dave.

Longest drive (17th hole):

PeterD with a drive of 240 metres.

Interesting shots of the Day:

None today.

Catering:

by nobody. Next time it is Mario's turn.

Weather:

Perfect.



The Hoodie wins again.

3rd July:

Despite missing rounds due to wet weather and the Kooindah Waters round, Taylor has made it two wins in two starts.

Dave has returned to golf after a long break and showed some good form on the greens.

[Presentation 03-Jul-2010]
Trophy presentation
Individual Scores
[Name (hcap) Nett score Skins]:
Birdies:

Taylor on the 10th.

Nearest to the pin (4th hole):

PeterH with 9 metres.

Longest drive (17th hole):

PeterH with a drive of 199 metres.

Interesting shots of the Day:

To be added later.

Catering:

by Stix. Next time it is Mario's turn.

Weather:

Sunny and breezy.

[18th green]
Nth Turramurra 18th green


Kooindah Waters dominates.

[The round winner]
Photography by Mario.
19th June:

After many withdrawals, we had 4 players at the Kooindah Waters skins round and as you can see from the stableford scores: the course won.

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

PeterD and PeterH defeated Craig and Mario 3 and 2.

Birdies:

None.

Interesting shots of the Day:

PeterH won the matchplay and skins on the 16th by sinking a mis-hit chip from the greenside rough.

[Craig at Kooindah Waters]
Catering:

by Kooindah Waters. Next time it is Stix' turn.

Weather:

Perfect.



Round 11 Washed Out.

[Wet Golf Course]
The Wet Golf Course
5th June:

After many phone calls on Friday evening we elected to cancel the golf.

Catering:

Next time catering is by Kooindah Waters.



Hoodie takes the skins.

22nd May:

Looking a lot like the ghost-who-walks Taylor wrestled the trophy from Mario.

[Presentation 22-May-2010]
Trophy presentation
Individual Scores
[Name (hcap) Stableford points Skins]:

* = winner on countback.

Birdies:

Taylor on the 10th.

Nearest to the pin (4th hole):

Craig with 1.715 metres.

Longest drive (17th hole):

Stix with a drive of 255 metres.

Interesting shots of the Day:

Stix tee shot on the 8th went far left, hit a tree, returned to the green and missed the hole by 1 cm (as measured by Craig).

Catering:

by nobody. Next time it is Stix' turn.

Weather:

Mixed Scottish showers and sunshine.



Mario continues the Seeker Wireless domination.

8th May:

Following a fine performance, despite upsetting the Foundation Members, Mario is stubbornly carrying on winning the skins trophy. Constitutional changes may be made to address this issue.

[Presentation 2010may08a]
Trophy presentation
Individual Scores
[Name (hcap) Par score Skins]:

PeterH won the North Turramurra A competition.

Pairs Scores
[Names Par score]:

PeterD and Taylor won the North Turramurra pairs competition.

Birdies:

PeterD on the 4th.

Mario and PeterH on the 6th.

Nearest to the pin (4th hole):

PeterH with 3 metres.

Longest drive (17th hole):

Taylor with a drive of 265 metres.

Interesting shots of the Day:

Mario on the 6th hole missed a hole-in-one by 2 cm after hitting the flag stick. He did make the birdie putt.

Stix announced the breakage of his favourite unbreakable tee.

Catering:

by PeterH. Next time it is Stix' turn as Kim is on the injured list.

Weather:

Perfect.



Steve completes the Seeker Wireless set.

24th April:

Steve scored the only birdie, dominated the longest drive, won his first Skins trophy with a personal best performance and completed the set of Seeker Wireless wins this season.

The round at Barnbougle Dunes is paying off.

[Presentation 2010apr24a]
Trophy presentation
Individual Scores
[Name (hcap) Stableford score Skins]:

Birdies:

Steve with a 50 metre chip-in on the 5th.

Nearest to the pin (4th hole):

PeterH with 5.25 PeterD yards just ahead of Kim and Steve.

Longest drive (17th hole):

Steve with a professional drive for 244 metres.

Interesting shots of the Day:

While waiting on the 9th tee, Steve mentioned the Dam Rule and proceeded to hit the water twice: providing us with the best and worst holes of the round.

Catering:

a fine job by Ryan (and his mother). Next time it is PeterH's turn.

Weather:

Fine.



PeterD bounces back.

By Craig

10th April:

Numbers were significantly down on past weeks with only 6 players. Golf was still very competitive in oppressive conditions. Peter Dickson bounced back to form under the new handicapping system to take a dominant skins victory today. Kim and Ryan were both hampered by too much exercise during the week.

[Presentation 2010apr10a]
Trophy presentation
Individual Scores
[Name (hcap) Stableford score Skins]:

Birdies:

None.

Nearest to the pin (4th hole):

PeterD with 1.8 metres.

Longest drive (17th hole):

PeterD with 195 metres.

Interesting shots of the Day:

PeterD chipped in on the 17th (which led to the huge skins victory).

Taylor’s remarkable recovery on the 10th from out on the 15th fairway.

Interesting Milestones:

Ryan officially began sledging today, completely psyching Kim out about playing with his new type of ball.

Catering:

Craig. Next time it is Ryan's turn.

Weather:

Steamy.



Ryan moves ahead with his second win for 2010.

27th March:

Another consistent performance by Ryan finished off with a par on the 18th hole (index 1). The highlight was a tee shot to within half a metre on the par 3 11th; and he made the birdie putt! Ryan now leads the skins competition by 12.

Steve made the leader board for the first time with 5 skins.

[Presentation 2010mar27a]
Trophy presentation
Individual Scores
[Name (hcap) Stableford score Skins]:

Birdies:

11th (par 3): Ryan.

Nearest to the pin (4th hole):

Ryan with 6.5 metres.

[Presentation 2010mar27b]
The caterer hard at work
Longest drive (17th hole):

Taylor with 310 yards - and according to Stix this shot is a new record.

Interesting shots of the Day:

On the 9th tee, Steve had one shot into his foot, followed by two into the dam.

Catering:

was by PeterD and Taylor. The job was too big for one person (and Taylor could not say no). Next time it is Craig's turn.

Weather:

Fine.



Ahmad wins at his first attempt.

[Presentation 2010mar13a]
Trophy presentation
[Presentation 2010mar13b]
Nearest to the pin
[Presentation 2010mar13c]
The caterer
13th March:

A record field of 10 players today exceeding the booking by 2 with Darren totally underwhelmed.

This was Ahmad's first skins round after qualification and he wasted no time in taking home the trophy.

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

As you can see we now have a professional photographer.

Birdies:

4th (par 3): Craig.
5th (par 3): Mario.
9th (par 3): Kim.
10th (par 4): Taylor.

Nearest to the pin (4th hole):

Ahmad with 0.5 metres.

Longest drive (17th hole):

PeterH with 230 metres.

Interesting shots of the Day:

Stix managed to find Steves's buttocks from the 5th tee despite some evasiveness.

The team of skins paparazzi are on the chase for a shot of the bruise.

Catering:

by Mario. Next time it is PeterD's turn.

Weather:

Cool, windy with some light showers.



Ryan equals skins record.

[Presentation 2010feb27a]
27th February:

Ryan dominated the match today with the best skins score since August 2008.

The squared holes just kept on growing from the 4th until Ryan won 12 skins on the 15th before collecting one more on the 17th.

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

Steve has now completed skins qualifying and is looking forward to challenging the 2010 dominance of Ryan and Mario.

Birdies:

4th (par 3): PeterD.
9th (par 3): PeterH.

Nearest to the pin (4th hole):

PeterD with 4.5 yards.

Longest drive (17th hole):

Steve.

Interesting shots of the Day:

15 metre putts across hilly terrane by PeterH and Stix on the 9th for birdie and 11th for par.

Catering:

was classical by Stix. Next time it is Mario's turn.

Weather:

Warm and humid.



Round 3 Washed Out.

13th February:
[Presentation 2010feb13a]

No play today due to the weather. Darren reported that the back nine was flooded and play was at the players risk.

Interesting shots of the Day:

For those who want a reason to stay in bed on wet golf days, here is The Argument Against Golf from the Structured Procrastation Department.

Catering:

no catering today. Next time it is Stix' turn.




Mario leads the Skins after winning today on a countback.

30th January:

Scores provided by Craig.

[Presentation 2010jan30a]
Individual Scores
[Name (hcap) Stableford points Skins]:

* = winner after a countback
(Mario won more holes).

Birdies:

None reported.

Nearest to the pin (4th hole):

Steve with 1.5 metres.

Longest drive (17th hole):

Craig.

Interesting shots of the Day:

Mario's two shots on the 18th that netted a total gain of 3 metres forward, 30 metres sideways after hitting two different trees on these two shots.

Also, Stix managed to hit the Bee keepers shed from the 13th.

Catering:

was by Kim. Next time it is Stix' turn.




Controversy in the first Skins round in 2010.

16th January:

PeterH won the skins on a countback after much debate after the match over the status of Kim's handicap.

The competition was tight with 1 skin between PeterD, Kim and Mario after the 17th hole. On the 18th PeterH won the 4 skins on offer to go into a countback with PeterD.

[Presentation 2010jan16a]
Individual Scores
[Name (hcap) Stableford points Skins]:

* = winner after a countback
(there were 2 wins each and PeterH won with more skins on the back 9).


[Presentation 2010jan16b]

The tourism award goes to PeterD once again with his visit to Moscow.

Birdies:

11th (par 3): PeterD.

Nearest to the pin (4th hole):

PeterH with 1.5 yards.

Longest drive (17th hole):

PeterH.

Interesting shot of the Day:

...

Catering:

was by PeterH. Next time it is Kim's turn.