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Round 22: Craig In Control

23rd November:
[Presentation 2019Nov23a]
Trophy Presentation

Craig had a fine round taking second place in the NT competition with 43 points and the NTP and a birdie on the 5th hole.

There were a number of four pointers scored, all on the front nine: 3 to Craig and 2 to Kim.

In the 2019 skins championship, Craig needed 10 in this match to catch Mark, but finished 3 skins short.

The disappointment showed as you can see on the right. He took the trophy and left early.

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

5th Craig
9th Kim.

Nearest to the pin (15th hole):

PeterH with a tee shot to 3phs.

Longest drive (13th hole):

PeterD with a tee shot of 185m.

Interesting Shots:
[You gotta have a dream]
You gotta have a dream ...

Our resident philosopher provided some sage advice during the round:

"You gotta have a dream, if you don't have a dream, How you gonna have a dream come true?"

This caused much misplaced hilarity in the gallery as it was assumed that this wisdom came from the children's film Frozen.

It turns out that the quote comes from a much more serious source: the song "Happy Talk" in the musical South Pacific.

Catering:

by PeterH. Next round to be catered by all at the Xmas round.

Rules of the Round:

No rules today.

Weather:

Overcast and fine with high humidity.

[Presentation 2019Nov23c]
Dry Fairways



Round 21: Kim wins again!

9th November:
[Presentation 2019Nov09a]
Trophy Presentation

Kim is dominating the Skins results with three wins in succession.

One round to go for the 2019 Championship and despite Kim's good form, no-one can catch Mark.

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

None.

Nearest to the pin (15th hole):

PeterH with a tee shot to 7phs.

Longest drive (18th hole):

After all players missed the 13th fairway the longest drive moved to the 18th where Craig won with a tee shot of 175m.

Interesting Shots:

On the 14th green competition NTP, Kim landed his ball closest to the pin but did not qualify. PeterH then attempted to win the NTP with a tee shot 4.3 metres from the pin. It was a futile attempt however as a later player won with a 3.51m shot.

Catering:

by Craig. Next round to be catered by PeterH.

Rules of the Round:

Rule 19 - Unplayable Ball

19.1 Player May Decide to Take Unplayable Ball Relief Anywhere Except Penalty Area

A player is the only person who may decide to treat his or her ball as unplayable by taking penalty relief under Rule 19.2 or 19.3.

- Unplayable ball relief is allowed anywhere on the course, except in a penalty area.

- If a ball is unplayable in a penalty area, the player's only relief option is to take penalty relief under Rule 17.

Weather:

Cool and windy early on, followed by sunny and hot.




Round 20: Kim wins

26th October:
[Presentation 2019Oct26a]
Trophy Presentation

The round started in overcast and windy conditions with a chance of showers. On the front nine, play was inconsistent and the skins were shared around.

Kim picked up his game on the back nine with 8 skins and won the round easily.

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

7th (par 3) Craig.

Nearest to the pin (15th hole):

Kim with a tee shot to 3.92m.

Longest drive (13th hole):

PeterH with a tee shot of 204m.

Interesting Shots:

This round, all player hit the 15th green, our NTP hole.

Catering:

by PeterD. Next round to be catered by Craig.

Rules of the Round:

18.2 Ball Lost or Out of Bounds: Stroke-and-Distance Relief Must Be Taken

b. What to Do When Ball Is Lost or Out of Bounds

If a ball is lost or out of bounds, the player must take stroke-and-distance relief by adding one penalty stroke and playing the original ball or another ball from where the previous stroke was made (see Rule 14.6).

13.1 Actions Allowed or Required on Putting Greens

f. Relief Must Be Taken from Wrong Green

Interference under this Rule exists when your ball is on a wrong green or a wrong green physically interferes with your area of intended stance or area of intended swing.

When there is interference by a wrong green, you must not play the ball as it lies. Instead, you must take free relief by dropping the original ball or another ball in the relief area.

There is no relief under this Rule if interference exists only because you choose a club, type of stance or swing or direction of play that is clearly unreasonable under the circumstances.

Weather:

Overcast and windy early on, followed by sunny and hot.




Round 19: Kim wins on the 18th

12th October:
[Presentation 2019Oct12a]
Trophy Presentation

Once again the skins round was decided on the 18th green.

On the last tee there were two skins available with Mark and Kim holding 6 skins each. This time Kim hit the green in regulation and won the hole by two shots with a par 4.

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

None today.

Nearest to the pin (15th hole):

Mark with a tee shot to 9 MBS.

Longest drive (13th hole):

Kim with a tee shot of 203m.

Interesting Shots:

Mark had a hot run in holes 14 to 16 with 3 pars earning 10 stableford points.

Catering:

by Mark. Next round to be catered by PeterD.

Rules of the Round:

General Area

The area of the course that covers all of the course except for the other four defined areas:

  1. the teeing area the player must play from in starting the hole he or she is playing,
  2. all penalty areas,
  3. all bunkers, and
  4. the putting green of the hole the player is playing.

The general area includes:

  • All teeing locations on the course other than the teeing area, and
  • All wrong greens.
Weather:

Overcast and breezy; cool at times.




Round 18: Mark can also win a Count-Back

28th September:
[Presentation 2019Sep28a]
Trophy Presentation

Once again the skins round was decided on the 18th green after a count-back. This time the last 2 holes were squared to give the win to Mark four hole wins to PeterD's three hole wins.

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

9th PeterD
10th Mark.

Nearest to the pin (15th hole):

PeterH with a tee shot to around 20 PHS (PeterH too absent minded to take the measurement).

Longest drive (13th hole):

Craig with a tee shot less than 200m (PeterD too lazy to make the measurement!).

Interesting Shots:

Mark made birdie on the 10th hole after a long tee shot.

Catering:

by PeterH. Next round to be catered by Mark.

Rules of the Round:

No rules today.

Weather:

Overcast and breezy.




Round 17: Craig wins by countback

14th September:

A close match with all 3 players finishing on 6 skins. PeterH was not there to take it on count-back (because he always wins) so Craig took it instead 4 hole wins to Kim 3 hole wins and PeterD 2.

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

9th: Kim.

Nearest to the pin (15th hole):

PeterD with a tee shot to 5.5pds.

Longest drive (13th hole):

PeterD with a tee shot of 210m.

Interesting / Great Shots:

was the 3rd shot by Kim to the par 5 9th.

Catering:

by Kim, next time by PeterH.

Rules of the Round:

OOB replay shot or 2 stroke penalty.

Weather:

sunny and warm.




Round 16: A First Win for Kim

31st August:
[Presentation 2019Aug31a]
Trophy Presentation

The heavy rain for the days leading up to the round deterred many players, banned the use of golf carts and prompted the postponing of the "Doing It For Jarrod" round.

An advantage of the poor conditions meant that we had the course to ourselves for most of the round. The soggy course held no fears for the regular players and notably Kim was striking the ball impressively.

 

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

None.

Nearest to the pin (15th hole):

PeterH with a tee shot to 11.5 CCS.

Longest drive (13th hole):

PeterD with a 220m tee shot.

Interesting Shots:

no outstanding shots today.

Catering:

by Craig.

Rules of the Round:

The Rights of the single player.

Does a golfer playing alone have any right to play through, or does a single have to allow all other groups to play through despite being faster?

The etiquette section of the Official Rules of Golf used to say:
"A single player has no standing and should give way to a match of any kind."

However, this rule was changed in 2004.

The rule is now as follows.

5.6 Unreasonable Delay; Prompt Pace of Play
b. Prompt Pace of Play

A round of golf is meant to be played at a prompt pace.

Your pace of play is likely to affect how long it will take other players to play their rounds, including both those in your group and those in following groups. You are encouraged to allow faster groups to play through.

The implication is that the definition of a group includes a single player.

 

16.1 Abnormal Course Conditions (Including Immovable Obstructions)

This Rule covers free relief that is allowed from interference by animal holes, ground under repair, immovable obstructions or temporary water:

These are collectively called abnormal course conditions, but each has a separate Definition.

This Rule does not give relief from movable obstructions (a different type of free relief is allowed under Rule 15.2a) or boundary objects or integral objects (no free relief is allowed).

a. When Relief Is Allowed

(1) Meaning of Interference by Abnormal Course Condition. Interference exists when any one of these is true:

  • The player’s ball touches or is in or on an abnormal course condition,
  • An abnormal course condition physically interferes with the player’s area of intended stance or area of intended swing, or
  • Only when the ball is on the putting green, an abnormal course condition on or off the putting green intervenes on the line of play.

If the abnormal course condition is close enough to distract the player but does not meet any of these requirements, there is no interference under this Rule.

(2) Relief Allowed Anywhere on Course Except When Ball Is in Penalty Area. Relief from interference by an abnormal course condition is allowed under Rule 16.1 only when both:

  • The abnormal course condition is on the course (not out of bounds), and
  • The ball is anywhere on the course, except in a penalty area (where the player’s only relief is under Rule 17).
Weather:

Overcast and cool with occasional rain showers.




Round 15: Clean sweep averted

17th August:
[Presentation 2019Aug17a]
Trophy Presentation

Today's game was teetering on the brink of a clean sweep, with Craig winning the first 12 skins. The next 5 holes were halved with 6 skins riding on the last. But Mark hit a stunning second shot into the 18th, securing a comfortable par and averting the clean sweep.

The most remarkable thing about today's round was not the good fortune Craig had but the bad luck Mark had. His luck included nearly being hit on the 10th and losing a ball that should have been in the middle of the fairway on the 17th. Very mysterious.

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

None.

Nearest to the pin (15th hole):

PeterD with a tee shot to 7.25 PDS.

Longest drive (13th hole):

PeterD wind assisted shot of 245m.

Interesting Shots:

Mark's second to the 18th, rivaling last weeks shot from Kim as the shot of the year.

Catering:

by PeterD, next time by Craig.

Rules of the Round:

No controversy this round.

Weather:

Another nice sunny winters day.




Round 14: PeterD makes a late charge

3rd August:
[Presentation 2019Auf03a]
Trophy Presentation

PeterD has returned to the full time Skins squad after a brief sabbatical interstate. He is now looking to see if he can catch the leaders and made a great start with a huge 10 skin win, dominating proceedings.

In his first scoring skins round, Kim did admirably scoring 6 skins with some great shots.

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

None.

Nearest to the pin (15th hole):

PeterD with a tee shot to 13 CCS.

Longest drive (13th hole):

Craig near the top of the hill.

Interesting / Great Shots:

Kim's shot on the long par 3 16th. High draw landing right near the pin. Definitely shot of the day, some claiming shot of the year.

Catering:

by Kim, next time by PeterD.

Rules of the Round:

No controversy this round.

Weather:

Another nice sunny winters day.




Round 13: Back to the ol' club house

20th July:
[Presentation 2019Jul20a]
Trophy Presentation

After several years in the white shipping container, the North Turramurra pro shop has returned to the original club house, which has been renovated and painted very white. There are plans for a coffee shop. It also has some nice new lounges and tables and chairs. Very impressive.

On the course play was very relaxed today due to the pleasant weather conditions and lack of other players. PeterD was hampered by using his Sydney set of clubs which seem inferior to the Melbourne set of clubs. The Melbourne clubs are likely to be in Sydney for the next round.

Kim has now played 2 qualifying rounds and is eligible for skins next time.

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

None.

Nearest to the pin (15th hole):

Mark with a tee shot to 3 MBS.

Longest drive (13th hole):

PeterD 180m into a 'howling' wind with 'inferior' equipment.

Interesting Shots:

Clutch long putt by Craig on the 10th to square Mark.

Catering:

by Mark, next time by Kim.

Rules of the Round:

No controversy this round.

Weather:

Nice sunny winters day.




Round 12: No Play.

6th July:

No skins round today due to lack of players.

Catering:

next round Mark has offered to cater.

Rules of the Round:

No rules today.




Round 11: Kim Returns

22nd June:
[Presentation 2019Jun22a]
Trophy Presentation

After a very long sabbatical Kim returned to Skins golf today, showing once again his long distance hitting skills to amaze the boys. And he also joined PeterD in espousing his new found philosophy and wisdom.

PeterH was unavailable and was sorely missed. Mark won again in a very tight contest which was decided on the 3rd last putt of the day with a long save on the last by PeterD.

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

1st (par4): Mark
8th (par 4): PeterD.

Nearest to the pin (15th hole):

Mark with a tee shot to 6.5 MBS.

Longest drive (13th hole):

PeterD with a 211 metre drive.

Interesting Shots:

Big hitting by Kim with drives being hit out of sight.

Catering:

by Craig, next time by Mark.

Rules of the Round:

No controversy this round.

Weather:

very cool and windy.




Round 10: Mark in a close finish

8th June:
[Presentation 2019Jun08a]
Trophy Presentation

The NT competition was the usual single stableford and 2BBB. Unusually, the prizes were not threatened by the skins group.

Mark retained the skins trophy after an imposing back nine despite needing to square the last 2 holes to keep ahead of a fast finishing PeterD.

Stableford Individual Scores
[Name (hcap) Points Skins]:
2BBB Stableford Team Scores:
[Presentation 2019Jun08b]
Birdies:

15th (par 3): PeterD, Mark, PeterH.

Nearest to the pin (15th hole):

PeterD with a tee shot to 84cm.

Longest drive (13th hole):

PeterD with a 188 metre drive.

Interesting Shots:

all four in the group hit the green in our NTP hole (par 3 15th) and three went on to sink the birdie putts.

[See photo on the right]

Catering:

by PeterD, next round it is Craig to cater.

Rules of the Round:

None today.

Weather:

overcast and cool with fog early on.

[Presentation 2019Jun08c]



Round 9: Mark in Count-Back Shock

25th May:
[Presentation 2019May25a]
Trophy Presentation

The NT competition returned to the usual stableford this round and most tee boxes had moved forward. No prizes won by the skins group.

Once again, the Skins trophy win was decided by the last putt on the 18th. Mark was up to the challenge and took the last skin to win the round in a count-back with Craig.

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

None.

Nearest to the pin (15th hole):

PeterH with a tee shot to 7.5PHS.

Longest drive (13th hole):

in a rare event, all three players hit the fairway with Mark taking the award with a 190 metre drive.

Interesting Shots:

18th (par 4): once again, Mark made an impression on the 18th green with a clutch putt from two metres to take the skin trophy on count-back.

Catering:

by Mark, next round it is PeterD to cater.

Rules of the Round:

None today.

Weather:

sunny and cool with a light breeze.

[Presentation 2019May25b]



Round 8: Craig Takes the Crown

18th May:
[Presentation 2019May18a]
Trophy Presentation

The NT competition today was PAR and 2BBB PAR. This caused some protracted post round calculations to finalise the 2BBB results. Craig was runner-up in the singles event and took the NTP. No news on the pairs winners.

In the Skins, the round win was again in doubt until the last hole where Mark won a second skin with a spectacular 12 metre putt and left the round win to Craig on count-back.

This win gave Craig his first triple crown.

PAR Individual Scores
[Name (hcap) Score Skins]:
2BBB PAR Team Scores:
Birdies:

None.

Nearest to the pin (15th hole):

Craig with a tee shot to 15ccs.

Longest drive (13th hole):

Craig with a tee shot he claimed was too short for a measurement!

Interesting Shots:

2nd green: in a senior moment, PeterH realised that a wedge was left at the first tee and set off for 500 metre jog.

5th (par 3): PeterH hit a very accurate and thin shot that smacked into the flag stick before running off the green.

18th (par 4): Mark made a par with a gallery-pleasing 12 metre putt that negotiated 3 changes of slope before hitting the centre of the cup.

Catering:

by Craig, next round it is Mark to cater.

Rules of the Round:

None today.

Weather:

a very pleasant day for golf - fine and sunny with a light breeze at times.

[Presentation 2019May18b]



Round 7: Craig Collects a First Win for 2019

27th April:
[Presentation 2019Apr27a]
Trophy Presentation

The NT competition today was single stableford and 2 ball aggregate stableford. Also,we again welcomed PeterD our occasional inter-state visitor.

After Craig took the first 2 skins with a win on hole 2, PeterH had a purple patch and won 6 successive holes. The patch did not last and Craig went on to gather skins on the back 9.

PeterD opened his account for 2019 by winning 3 holes for 3 skins.

The round win was in doubt until the last hole where PeterD gained his third skin and delivered the round win to Craig.

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

6th (par 4) PeterH.

Nearest to the pin (15th hole):

PeterD with a tee shot to 5.0pds.

Longest drive (13th hole):

Craig with a tee shot of 170 metres.

Interesting Shots:

we had two interesting shots today, both by PeterH and both to his advantage.

3rd (par 4): the approach shot went wildly to the left of the green bounced high off some masonry and ran across the green to the fringe and stopped before the precipice allowing a 2 putt par.

6th (par 4): this time the approach shot went to the right of the green heading for the steep jungle but somehow ran up the green and stopped within range of a birdie putt.

Catering:

by PeterH, next round Craig has volunteered to cater.

Rules of the Round:

This rule was prompted by a recent round at the soggy Woolgoolga RSL Golf Club at Safety Beach.

Definition: Temporary Water

Any temporary accumulation of water on the surface of the ground (such as puddles from rain or irrigation or an overflow from a body of water) that:

  • Is not in a penalty area, and
  • Can be seen before or after the player takes a stance (without pressing down excessively with his or her feet).

It is not enough for the ground to be merely wet, muddy or soft or for the water to be momentarily visible as the player steps on the ground; an accumulation of water must remain present either before or after the stance is taken.

Special cases:

  • Dew and Frost are not temporary water.
  • Snow and Natural Ice (other than frost), are either loose impediments or, when on the ground, temporary water, at the player’s option.
  • Manufactured Ice is an obstruction.

Rule 16.1 Abnormal Course Conditions (Including Immovable Obstructions)

This Rule covers free relief that is allowed from interference by animal holes, ground under repair, immovable obstructions or temporary water:

  • These are collectively called abnormal course conditions, but each has a separate Definition.
  • This Rule does not give relief from movable obstructions (a different type of free relief is allowed under Rule 15.2a) or boundary objects or integral objects (no free relief is allowed).

a. When Relief Is Allowed

(1) Meaning of Interference by Abnormal Course Condition.

Interference exists when any one of these is true:

  • The player’s ball touches or is in or on an abnormal course condition,
  • An abnormal course condition physically interferes with the player’s area of intended stance or area of intended swing, or
  • Only when the ball is on the putting green, an abnormal course condition on or off the putting green intervenes on the line of play.

If the abnormal course condition is close enough to distract the player but does not meet any of these requirements, there is no interference under this Rule.

(2) Relief Allowed Anywhere on Course Except When Ball Is in Penalty Area. Relief from interference by an abnormal course condition is allowed under Rule 16.1 only when both:

  • The abnormal course condition is on the course (not out of bounds), and
  • The ball is anywhere on the course [Course: The entire area of play within the edge of any boundaries set by the Committee], except in a penalty area (where the player’s only relief is under Rule 17).
Weather:

overcast, cool and breezy.




Round 6: Mark Maintains The Lead

13th April:
[Presentation 2019Apr13a]
Trophy Presentation

NT competition today was the usual single stableford and 2BBB.

Mark dominated the skins for the first 6 holes until complacency set in allowing PeterH to take a few skins. Mark then regained concentration and grabbed 3 more skins to win the round before relaxing once more.

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

None today.

Nearest to the pin (15th hole):

PeterH with a tee shot to 11.5phs.

Longest drive (13th hole):

Mark with a tee shot of 188 metres.

Interesting Shots:

Mark made a number long putts and the finest was on the 12th.

Catering:

by Mark, next round is to be catered by PeterH.

Rules of the Round:

None today.

Weather:

fine and sunny.




Round 5: No Play.

30th March:

No skins round today due to lack of players.

Catering:

next round Mark has offered to cater.

Rules of the Round:

No rules today.




Round 4: No Play.

16th March:

No skins round today due to the poor weather.

Rules of the Round:

No rules today.




Round 3: PeterH Steals the Win.

2nd March:
[Presentation 2019Mar02a]
Trophy Presentation

This time the competition was the "Royal Rumble" stroke play from the back tees and most difficult pin locations.

The skins were shared around early in the round until Mark moved ahead by winning the two par fives. Then, after a series of 6 squared holes, PeterH gathered 7 skins with a par on the long par 3 16th hole. Mark mopped up the last 2 holes but the trophy had moved on.

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

None.

Nearest to the pin (15th hole):

Mark with a tee shot to 4m.

Longest drive (17th hole):

after we all missed the fairway on the 13th, the longest drive moved on to the 17th where Mark took the prize with a 178 metre drive.

Interesting Shots:

Mark made the first of four pars on the difficult par five 8th hole after avoiding the OOB on the right. His playing partners had significantly more trouble.

Catering:

by Craig, next round is to be catered by Mark.

Rules of the Round:

None today.

Weather:

fine and warm.




Round 2: No Play.

16th February:

No skins round today due to a lack of players.

Catering:

next round Craig has offered to cater.

Rules of the Round:

No rules today.




Round 1: Mark Dominates First Round for 2019.

2nd February:
[Presentation 2019Feb02a]
Trophy Presentation

We had five skins players for the first round of the year with David returning after a long break. He picked a tough day to return with a stroke play round in the rain from the long tees.

Also our country member, PeterD, was able to join us.

Mark dominated from the start and had eight skins after the front nine. The back nine was more even with 5 squared holes.

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

None.

Nearest to the pin (15th hole):

no player hit the green.

Longest drive (13th hole):

PeterH with a 210 metre drive.

Interesting Shots:

Excitement on the difficult 6th hole with Craig making a solid par while some struggled with lost balls.

PeterH caused some discussion over a putting mishap.

Catering:

by Mark, next round is to be catered by PeterH.

Rules of the Round:

13.1 Actions Allowed or Required on Putting Greens

Purpose of Rule:

This Rule allows the player to do things on the putting green that are normally not allowed off the putting green, such as being allowed to mark, lift, clean and replace a ball and to repair damage and remove sand and loose soil on the putting green. There is no penalty for accidentally causing a ball or ball-marker to move on the putting green.

d. When Ball or Ball-Marker Moves on Putting Green

(1) No Penalty for Accidentally Causing Ball to Move. There is no penalty if the player, opponent or another player in stroke play accidentally moves the player’s ball or ball-marker on the putting green.

The player must:

Replace the ball on its original spot (which if not known must be estimated) (see Rule 14.2),

or

Place a ball-marker to mark that original spot.

Exception – Ball Must Be Played as It Lies When Ball Begins to Move During Backswing or Stroke and Stroke Is Made (see Rule 9.1b).

If the player or opponent deliberately lifts the player’s ball or ball-marker on the putting green, see Rule 9.4 or 9.5 to find out if there is a penalty.

Weather:

Overcast with showers and light wind.