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Round 14: Kim Wins in a Close Finish

25th July:
[Presentation 2020Jul25a]
Trophy Presentation

PeterH started the skins scoring with five on the uphill par 3 fifth hole. The excitement was too much leading to an OOB tee shot on the 6th. Kim then took over the scoring but needed a win on the 17th to take the trophy.

Mark made our top stableford score with 33 points.

The NT competition was single stableford and aggregate pairs. The winner scored 43 points and the leading pair scored 76.

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

13th (par 4) PeterD

Longest drive (13th hole):

PeterD with a tee shot of 211m.

Nearest to the pin (15th hole):

Mark with a tee shot to 7.5mbs.

Interesting Shots:

play of the day was the longest drive leading to the chip-in birdie called and sunk by PeterD on the par four 13th hole.

Catering:

was provided by each player.

Rules of the Round:

Model Local Rule E-3 [Preferred Lies]

When a player’s ball lies in a part of the general area cut to fairway height or less, the player may take free relief once by placing the original ball or another ball in and playing it from this relief area:

Reference Point: Spot of the original ball.

Size of Relief Area Measured from Reference Point: [Specify size of relief area, such as one club-length, one scorecard length or 6 inches] from the reference point, but with these limits:

Limits on Location of Relief Area:

  • Must not be nearer the hole than the reference point, and
  • Must be in the general area [i.e. on the fairway].

In proceeding under this Local Rule, the player must choose a spot to place the ball and use the procedures for replacing a ball under Rules 14.2b(2) and 14.2e:

14.2b(2) How Ball Must Be Replaced

The ball must be replaced by setting it down on the required spot and letting it go so that it stays on that spot.

14.2e What to Do If Replaced Ball Does Not Stay on Original Spot

If the player tries to replace a ball but it does not stay on its original spot, the player must try a second time.

If the ball again does not stay on that spot, the player must replace the ball by placing it on the nearest spot where the ball will stay at rest, but with these limits depending on where the original spot is located:

  • The spot must not be nearer the hole.
  • Original Spot in General Area. The nearest spot must be in the general area.
  • Original Spot in Bunker or Penalty Area. The nearest spot must be either in the same bunker or in the same penalty area.
  • Original Spot on Putting Green. The nearest spot must be either on the putting green or in the general area.

 


 

Rule 6.1b Ball Must Be Played from Inside Teeing Area

A player must start each hole by playing a ball from anywhere inside the teeing area under Rule 6.2b.

If a player who is starting a hole plays a ball from outside the teeing area (including from a wrong set of tee markers for a different teeing location on the same hole or a different hole):

(1) Match Play. There is no penalty, but the opponent may cancel the stroke:

  • This must be done promptly and before either player makes another stroke. When the opponent cancels the stroke, he or she cannot withdraw the cancellation.
  • If the opponent cancels the stroke, the player must play a ball from inside the teeing area and it is still his or her turn to play.
  • If the opponent does not cancel the stroke, the stroke counts and the ball is in play and must be played as it lies.

(2) Stroke Play. The player gets the general penalty (two penalty strokes) and must correct the mistake by playing a ball from inside the teeing area:

  • The ball played from outside the teeing area is not in play.
  • That stroke and any more strokes before the mistake is corrected (including strokes made and any penalty strokes solely from playing that ball) do not count.
  • If the player does not correct the mistake before making a stroke to begin another hole or, for the final hole of the round, before returning his or her scorecard, the player is disqualified.

Weather:

Overcast and cool before the full effects of the "East Coast Low".




Round 13: Mark Back in Form

11th July:
[Presentation 2020Jul11a]
Trophy Presentation

Mark took charge early today with five skins on the 6th hole. He gave the others a brief chance to catch up mid round before clinching the trophy with birdie on the 14th and a win on the index one 16th.

Craig led our stableford score with 35 points.

The NT competition was single stableford and 2BBB. The winner scored 41 points.

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

8th (par 5) PeterD
14th (par 3) Mark

Longest drive (13th hole):

Kim with a tee shot of 255m.

Nearest to the pin (15th hole):

PeterH with a tee shot to 5.0kws.

Interesting Shots:

play of the day was the classic birdie by PeterD on the difficult par five 8th hole.

Catering:

was provided by each player.

Rules of the Round:

No rules for this round.


Weather:

rain early followed by light drizzle at times.




Round 12: Craig is back

27th June:
[Presentation 2020Jun27a]
Trophy Presentation

Craig returned to top form by dominating the front nine with 8 skins and 4 hole wins. The trophy was mathematically open to other winners until Craig clinched the win with 2 skins on the 15th.

PeterD led our stableford score with a skillful 36 points.

The NT competition was single stableford and 2BBB pairs. Two players scored 40 points.

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

10th (par 4) PeterD
17th (shortened par 4) Kim, PeterD

Longest drive (13th hole):

Craig with a tee shot of 154m.

Nearest to the pin (15th hole):

Kim with a tee shot to 5.5kws.

Interesting Shots:

Craig made a par 5 on the 9th hole with a 15 metre putt.

Catering:

was provided by each player.

Rules of the Round:

No rules for this round.


Weather:

cool and overcast with some hints of a shower.




Round 11: Kim takes a 3 way count back

13th June:
[Presentation 2020Jun13a]
Trophy Presentation

A very close skins round with a three way count-back needed to decide the winner.

The NT competition was single stableford and 2BBB pairs. Five players scored 39 points meaning a multi-layer count-back for the first 3 spots.

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

5th (par 3) Craig
9th (par 5) Kim, PeterH

Nearest to the pin (15th hole):

PeterD with a tee shot to 8pds.

Longest drive (13th hole):

PeterD with a tee shot of 200m.

Interesting Shots:

David had a sequence playing a wrong ball and also requested a ruling on some casual water. Refer to the rules below.

Post match, Craig had reason to discipline some teen-age soccer players after some unruly practice behaviour caused damage to the Subaru.

Catering:

was provided by each player.

Rules of the Round:

6.3 Ball Used in Play of Hole

c. Wrong Ball

(1) Making Stroke at Wrong Ball.

A player must not make a stroke at a wrong ball.

Exception – Ball Moving in Water: There is no penalty if a player makes a stroke at a wrong ball that is moving in water in a penalty area or in temporary water:

The stroke does not count, and

The player must correct the mistake under the Rules by playing the right ball from its original spot or by taking relief under the Rules.

Penalty for Playing Wrong Ball in Breach of Rule 6.3c(1): General Penalty (Loss of hole in match play or two penalty strokes in stroke play).

In match play:

  • If the player and opponent play each other’s ball during the play of a hole, the first to make a stroke at a wrong ball gets the general penalty (loss of hole).
  • If it is not known which wrong ball was played first, there is no penalty and the hole must be played out with the balls exchanged.

In stroke play, the player must correct the mistake by continuing play with the original ball by playing it as it lies or taking relief under the Rules:

  • The stroke made with the wrong ball and any more strokes before the mistake is corrected (including strokes made and any penalty strokes solely from playing that ball) do not count.
  • If the player does not correct the mistake before making a stroke to begin another hole or, for the final hole of the round, before returning his or her scorecard, the player is disqualified.

(2) What to Do When Player’s Ball Was Played by Another Player as Wrong Ball.

If it is known or virtually certain that the player’s ball was played by another player as a wrong ball, the player must replace the original ball or another ball on the original spot (which if not known must be estimated) (see Rule 14.2).

This applies whether or not the original ball has been found.

 


 

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).
b. Relief for Ball in General Area

If a player’s ball is in the general area and there is interference by an abnormal course condition on the course, the player may take free relief by dropping the original ball or another ball in this relief area (see Rule 14.3):

  • Reference Point: The nearest point of complete relief in the general area.
  • Size of Relief Area Measured from Reference Point: One club-length, but with these limits:
  • Limits on Location of Relief Area:
    • Must be in the general area,
    • Must not be nearer the hole than the reference point, and
    • There must be complete relief from all interference by the abnormal course condition.

 

[Abnormal Course Condition]

 


Weather:

fine and cool with extensive casual water.




Round 10: Craig Continues Winning

30th May:
[Presentation 2020May30a]
Trophy Presentation

A trend is starting to emerge with Craig taking a third skins trophy in succession. This time the result was settled when Craig took the fiercely contested 17th.

The NT competition was stableford and aggregate pairs. The winner made 43 points and the winning pair 78 points.

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

5th (par 3) PeterD

Nearest to the pin (15th hole):

PeterD with a tee shot to 3m.

Longest drive (13th hole):

PeterD with a tee shot of 167m.

Catering:

was provided by each player.

Rules of the Round:

4.3 Use of Equipment

a. Allowed and Prohibited Uses of Equipment

Common examples of uses of equipment that are allowed and not allowed during a player’s round under this Rule are:

. . .
(6) Stretching Devices and Training or Swing Aids.

Allowed.

Using any equipment for general stretching (other than in making a practice swing), whether the equipment is designed for stretching, for use in golf (such as an alignment rod placed across the shoulders) or for any purpose unrelated to golf (such as rubber tubing or a section of pipe).

Not Allowed.

Using any type of golf training or swing aid (such as an alignment rod or a weighted headcover or “donut”) or a non-conforming club to make a practice swing or in any other way that creates a potential advantage by helping the player in preparing for or making a stroke (such as help with swing plane, grip, alignment, ball position or posture).

 

Weather:

fine and sunny.




Round 9: Craig Masters the 16th

16th May:
[Presentation 2020May16a]
Trophy Presentation

Craig needed to take the index one 16th hole to gather 10 skins for a dominant win and an 11 point lead in the 2020 championship.

This was the first round played since the start of the COVID-19 restrictions with six starters, our largest field for some time. The start time was later than usual and our golf pro was enthusiastically keeping the groups starting on time.

The NT competition was stableford and 2BBB pairs. Our stableford scores did not measure up as the NT competition leader scored 48 points.

Stableford Individual Scores
[Name (hcap) Points Skins]:
Stableford 2BBB Pairs Scores:
[Presentation 2020Mar16b]
Prowling the 18th to read the birdie putt
Birdies:

2rd (par 3) Mark
15th (par 3) PeterD
18th (par 4) PeterD

Nearest to the pin (15th hole):

PeterD with a tee shot to 6.5pdf.

Longest drive (13th hole):

PeterD with a tee shot of 209m.

Interesting Shots:

a chip in-birdie on the 2nd by Mark. A spectacular double breaking 10 metre putt for birdie by PeterD on the 18th. During the round a number of "holed" putts rebounding from the flag stick.

Catering:

was provided by each player.

Rules of the Round:

18.3 Provisional Ball

When Provisional Ball Must Be Abandoned.

When your provisional ball has not yet become your ball in play, it must be abandoned in either of these two cases:

  • When your original ball is found on the course outside a penalty area before the end of the three minute search time. The player must play the original ball as it lies.
  • When your original ball is found in a penalty area or is known or virtually certain to be in a penalty area. You must either play your original ball as it lies or take penalty relief.

 


Weather:

some fog, cloud, rain and sunshine.




Round 8: No Skins Played

2nd May:

No skins played in this round. Most golf courses are open but extremely crowded and difficult to book a round.




Round 7: No Skins Played

18th April:

North Turramurra golf course is open for play in pairs under the COVID-19 rules, but no players chose to play.




Round 6: No Skins Played

4th April:
[The Virus]

After some closing and opening of NSW golf courses, it was determined that golf can go ahead by following the special COVID-19 restrictions.

Kim and PeterD had booked to play as a pair complying with the two per group rule but chose to withdraw before play started.

Note that certain golf courses have chosen to remain closed; for example: Lynwood Country Club.

Rules of the Round:

COVID-19 Rules at North Turramurra Golf.

The Golf Course & Proshop is currently still open but in order to continue this way we have implemented some rules and procedures which are in everyone's best interests.

BOOKINGS ARE NOW ESSENTIAL 7 DAYS A WEEK.

We ask that everyone follows this advice to ensure we can continue to play golf and keep everyone safe.

Please respect our staff and their family’s welfare when visiting our facility.

Proshop rules
  • We are no longer accepting cash payments, Eftpos/CC only for all transactions.
  • Max 6 people (inc staff) in the shop at all times.
  • All coffee/drinks & food is takeaway.
  • Chairs & tables have been removed to promote social distancing, minimise contact points and time spent in enclosed areas.
  • If you are feeling sick with flu like symptoms, please stay at home.
  • Practice social distancing at all times.
  • All golf carts, hire buggies and equipment is being sanitised after use.
  • Please resist in touching stock to the best you can. If you need help, please ask staff.
Golf Course rules
  • Do not touch the flag stick, it must remain in the hole at all times.
  • Cups on the green are turned upside down – the ball will just rest in the hole.
  • Bunker rakes have been removed, please play preferred lies in bunkers.
  • Sand buckets are not to be taken.
  • All drinking fountains have been turned off.
  • Please consider one person per golf cart at all times.
  • We know shaking hands is polite after your round but please don’t do this.
  • Don’t touch anyone’s balls (golf balls). Ensure you mark your own at all times.
Competition rules

Our competitions are still running and following on from the golf course rules, there are further rules that need to be followed during competitions.

  • No swapping of scorecards – mark your own card at all times.
  • There won’t be any Nearest to the Pins during this time.
  • 30 cm preferred lies in bunkers.
  • If your ball bounces off the flag whilst putting, it is deemed to be holed.

If these rules are not followed, we will have to close and jobs will no doubt be lost. We are trying to prolong being open and comply with keeping social distances for everyone’s well-being.




Round 5: Craig the Count-back King.

21st March:
[Presentation 2020Mar21a]
Trophy Presentation

It was a close win to Craig in the skins, foiling Kim's triple crown attempt after a count-back, reversing the order from round 1. Either could have taken the win on hole 18 until PeterD spoiled the party with a birdie 3!

The NT competition was stableford and aggregate pairs.

The first tee was crowded again today but the field spread as the round progressed. Mark led the way in singles with 38 points. The big excitement of the day was the number of birdies scored.

Stableford Individual Scores
[Name (hcap) Points Skins]:
Aggregate Stableford Pairs Scores:
[Presentation 2020Mar21b]
A Birthday Presentation
Birdies:

3rd (par 4) Kim
6th (par 4) Craig
9th (par 5) PeterD
10th (par 4) PeterD
15th (par 3) Craig
18th (par 4) PeterD

Nearest to the pin (15th hole):

Kim with a tee shot to 246cm.

Longest drive (13th hole):

Kim with a tee shot of 246m.

Interesting Shots:

amongst the six birdies in the round today there was a mixture of classic approach shots, long putts and a chip in.

Catering:

by Mark. Next round to be catered by Kim.

Rules of the Round:

Here is some information on playing golf in the present climate as provided by Lynwood GC.

COVID-19 Information from golf.org.au for New South Wales

The information for NSW comes from government and law enforcement officials.

While clubhouse operations must be closed for normal business, golfing activities can and should continue. Of course, golfers should exhibit a heightened awareness of personal hygiene and adhere to social distancing guidelines, as has been encouraged by state and federal health departments.

The following temporary local rules are applying at Lynwood and have been adopted by the R&A and endorsed by Golf NSW:

  • Players may enter their own hole scores on their own scorecard (it is not necessary for a marker to do it).
  • It is not necessary to have a marker physically certify the player’s hole scores, but some form of verbal certification should take place.
  • As the clubhouse is closed – all competition scorecards will be returned to the pro shop, where scores will be verbally verified by staff.
  • Flagsticks are to remain in cups at all times and are strictly not to be touched for any reason.
  • All bunkers will be GUR to prevent raking of bunkers.
  • Use of golf carts is allowed but strictly one player per cart is permitted.
  • Adhere to social distancing guidelines when queuing in the pro shop and bathroom facilities.

Golf, by nature, promotes a level of social distancing, however it’s imperative that the above guidelines are adhered to, so that we can continue to enjoy the sport.

 


Weather:

warm and humid with occasional breeze.

[Presentation 2020Mar21c]



Round 4: PeterH reclaims the 17th.

7th March:
[Presentation 2020Mar07a]
Trophy Presentation

The round was split into 2/3 groups to satisfy the 4 player maximum.

Hole wins were shared around early in the round before a series of 5 squared holes up to the 17th. PeterH then ignored past form to reclaim ownership of the hole with a par. The 6 skins provided an unlikely trophy win.

The NT competition was stroke play and some holes saw big scores with some eights, a nine and the most remarkable a 13 on the tricky par five 8th.

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

10th (par 4) Craig

Nearest to the pin (15th hole):

Mark with a tee shot to 6.5ccs.

Longest drive (13th hole):

Kim with a tee shot of 249m.

Interesting Shots:

A classic birdie by Craig on the 10th with a straight drive, a spectacular approach shot and a confident putt.

Catering:

by Craig. Next round to be catered by Mark.

Rules of the Round:

19.3 Relief Options for Unplayable Ball in Bunker.

When your ball is in a bunker, you may take unplayable ball relief using one of the four options shown in Diagram 19.3.

 

[Bunker Relief Options]

 

Weather:

Overcast, warm and humid.




Round 3: Rain.

22nd February:
[Presentation 2020Feb22a]

this round involved coffee at the pro-shop with little desire to play in the rain.

Catering:

not required. Next round will be catered by Craig.

Weather:

steady rain continuing.




Round 2: Rain.

8th February:
[Presentation 2020Feb08a]

No skins played due to the extreme weather.

Catering:

not required. Next round will be catered by Craig if available.

Weather:

Overcast with high winds and heavy rain.




Round 1: Kim takes round 1.

25th January:
[Presentation 2020Jan25a]
Trophy Presentation

It was an early start in the first round of the 2020 Skins Championship. Also, the tees were set forward to give the mature golfers a good chance.

Mark impressed the gallery on the first tee by unwrapping a new Callaway XR Speed driver.

Kim displayed his new official handicap but had a slow start with some miss-hit tee shots. He was able to come good after the 6th hole and went on to win on count-back.

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

3rd (par 4) PeterH
12th (par 4) Kim
15th (par 3) Craig
17th (par 4) Mark.

Nearest to the pin (15th hole):

Kim with a tee shot to 3ccs.

Longest drive (13th hole):

Mark with a tee shot of 180m.

Interesting Shots:

An enormous drive by Kim on the par 5 9th Two chip-in birdies by Kim and Mark.

Catering:

by PeterH. Next round to be catered by Mark.

Rules of the Round:

No rule discussion today.

Weather:

Warm and humid with some breeze.