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2021 Skins Champion.

[2021 Skins Champion]
2021 Champion

In a very disrupted year, the North Turramurra Skins Champion for 2021 is PeterH with 58 skins.

The 2021 runner-up is Mark with 39.

[2021 Skins Runner-up]
2021 Runner-up
2021 Skins Results
  1. PeterH 58
  2. Mark 39
  3. Sujay 35
  4. PeterD 34
  5. Craig 24
  6. Kim 20
  7. David 2
  8. Steve 0
  9. Remaining 4
  10. Unplayed 198
2021 Longest Drive
  1. Mark 3
  2. PeterD 3
  3. Craig 2
  4. Kim 2
  5. PeterH 2
  6. David 0
  7. Steve 0
  8. Sujay 0
  9. No winner 1
  10. Unplayed 11
2021 NTP
  1. Mark 4
  2. Kim 3
  3. Craig 2
  4. PeterH 2
  5. PeterD 1
  6. David 0
  7. Steve 0
  8. Sujay 0
  9. No winner 0
  10. Unplayed 11
Skins Champions
Year

2021

2020

2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

Champion

PeterH

Mark

Mark

PeterH

PeterD

PeterD

PeterH

PeterH

PeterH

Stix

Klaus & PeterH

PeterD

PeterH

Stix

PeterH

PeterD

Runner-Up

Mark

Craig

Craig

Craig

PeterH

Craig

Craig

PeterD

Craig

Craig

Steve

Mario

Mark

PeterD

PeterD

Not recorded

 


2021 Xmas Round

11th December:
[Presentation 2021Dec11a]
2021 Playing Group

As you can see, the skins golfers made an effort to look Hawaiian again this year. It is pleasing to note that all players are keeping in good shape as you can see by browsing through the xmas round archives.

The rules for the xmas round this year were elaborately kept under wraps until 5 minutes before tee time. The object of this subterfuge was to prevent any pre-round practice by the professional golf faction.

One of the pro faction took the 5 iron rule as a personal challenge and proceeded to play to his handicap and dominate the event.

On the other hand some players did struggle with the club restrictions, especially around the greens.

Special Conditions for Xmas Round 2021

The playing conditions were finalised by the founding members, Craig and Mark, while car-pooling to the golf course.

  1. All players to wear their finest Aloha shirt.
  2. Club use is restricted to 5 iron and longer plus putter.
  3. Nibbles supplied by each player.
  4. Standard stableford scoring applies with Golflink Handicaps and Skins Social Handicaps to be used.
Individual Stableford Scores:
Nth Turramurra 2BBB Scores:
Birdies:

1st (par 4) PeterD.

Interesting Shots:

the entertainment for the day was provided by the varied approach shot attempts with 5 irons.

Conditions:

mostly overcast and cool with strong wind at times.

 

[Presentation 2021Dec11b]
2021 Champion Presentation
N.T.C.C. Champion

The 2021 Champion is PeterD.

The trophy was presented by the 2020 winner Kim.

[Presentation 2021Dec11c]
2021 Longest Drive Winner
Longest drive (13th hole):

after PeterD missed the fairway, the lie of the PeterH drive was inspected closely by the remaining founding members. It seems that if the drive was 30cm longer it would have rolled into the rough. However, ... the drive did stay on the fairway and recorded a distance of 211 metres.

[Presentation 2021Dec11d]
2021 Joint NTP Winners
Nearest to the pin (15th hole):

the NTP was shared by Craig and PeterD this year after extensive measurements were taken. The result was 9.26 metres from the flag.

[Presentation 2021Dec11e]
2021 Bradman Award Winner
Bradman Award:

The Bradman award goes to Kim giving him an enviable double after the win last year.

Catering:

all players provided their own nibbles and the drinks were supplied by the newly licensed NT Pro shop.

Annual General Meeting:

some sarcastic discussion points were raised but no decisions were put to the vote.

Rules of the Round:

10.1 Making a Stroke

Purpose of Rule: Rule 10.1 covers how to make a stroke and several acts that are prohibited in doing so. A stroke is made by fairly striking at a ball with the head of a club. The fundamental challenge is to direct and control the movement of the entire club by freely swinging the club without anchoring it.

a. Fairly Striking the Ball

In making a stroke:

  • The player must fairly strike at the ball with the head of the club such that there is only momentary contact between the club and the ball and must not push, scrape or scoop the ball.
  • If the player’s club accidentally hits the ball more than once, there has been only one stroke and there is no penalty.
NTCC Champions
Year

2021

2020

2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

Champion

PeterD

Kim

Craig

PeterH

Craig

Stix

Craig

Stix

PeterD, Stix, Matthew

Stix

Matthew

Craig

Mario

PeterD

Hamish

Stix




Round 23: Rain.

27th November:

Three hardy skins golfers showed up ready to play, took a look at the rain, the wind and the flooded greens; then quickly ordered coffee and resorted to chatting in the pro shop.




Round 22: Course Unavailable for Skins

13th November:

The North Turramurra Club Championship is played on the two Saturdays 13th and 20th November. This means that the 13th November Skins round is cancelled.




Round 21: A Rare Win for PeterD

30th October:
[Presentation 2021Oct30a]
Trophy Presentation

Usually we have many complaints from PeterD about the injustice of the Skins competition. These complaints are starting to fade now with this first win since August 2019.

The Nth Turramurra competition was single and 2BBB stableford. A field of 114 played in the mens competition. The individual winner scored 41 points and the 2B winners scored 52 points.

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

5th (par 3): PeterH.

Longest drive (13th hole):

Kim with a 243m drive.

Nearest to the pin (15th hole):

Craig with a tee shot to 7 ccs.

Interesting Shots:

Craig had an adventurous hole 6. It was a good drive to the centre of the fairway, but the approach shot was long and wide to the shrubs on the hill. Once the ball was found he chipped to a metre or so from the flag and walked to the spot. No putter, just an 8 iron, so Craig decided to putt out with the back of the iron for a par and scored 4 points.

Rules of the Round:

Provisional Ball & the Out of Bounds Local Rule

If you hit your ball out of bounds or lose it (you have three minutes to search for your ball before it becomes lost), your only option is to go back to the spot of your previous stroke to play under stroke and distance.

The only exceptions to this are if your ball is lost in a penalty area (when you can use any of the penalty area relief options) or lost in an abnormal ground condition or in an obstruction.

A final exception is when a new Local Rule which provides an alternative to stroke and distance relief is in effect.

This Local Rule is recommended for casual play and not for competitions involving highly-skilled players. If it is in effect, for two penalty strokes, you can estimate the spot where your ball is lost or went out of bounds and then find the nearest fairway edge that is not nearer the hole than the estimated spot. You can drop a ball in the fairway within two club-lengths of that fairway edge point, or anywhere between there and the estimated spot where your ball is lost or went out of bounds.

If you think that your ball might be out bounds or that you might not find it, you can play a provisional ball to save time. You must announce that you are playing a provisional ball before doing so.

If you are then unable to find your original ball, or you find it out of bounds, your provisional ball is your ball in play under stroke and distance, and you don’t have to take the time to walk all the way back to the spot of your previous stroke.

Conditions:

Mostly overcast with wind at times.




Round 20: Mark Returns In Form

16th October:
[Presentation 2021Oct16a]
Trophy Presentation

The return of Skins golf was celebrated by a larger field than usual with 7 players competing. Steve was welcomed back for his first skins round since September 2017. Kim also returned to golf and decided to play through the pain of the recent gardening injury.

Our low handicapper, PeterD, was pleased to finally win some skins this round but could not take the trophy from Mark.

Mark returned from the Covid-19 break in good form and went on to win the round by 1 skin.

The Nth Turramurra competition was single and 2BBB stableford. A field of 116 played in the mens competition. The individual winner scored 42 points and the 2B winners scored 46 points.

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

2nd (par 3): PeterD.

Longest drive (13th hole):

Kim with a 215m drive.

Nearest to the pin (15th hole):

Kim with a tee shot to 4 pds.

Interesting Shots:

PeterD chipped-in from 15m for a birdie on the 2nd hole. The ball rolled through the double break into the centre of the cup.

Craig made a miracle approach shot to 3m from the pin on the 10th by bouncing off two bunkers before the green.

David impressed the neighbours near the 17th green by landing his second shot on their roof.

Rules of the Round:

No rules today

Conditions:

Fine and sunny with strong wind.




Round 19: No Skins Golf

2nd October:

 

The Covid-19 lock-down continues.




Round 18: No Skins Golf

18th September:

 

The Covid-19 lock-down continues.




Round 17: No Play

4th September:

 

The Covid-19 lock-down continues.




Round 16: No Skins Golf

[Sad golf ball]
The Skins NTP hole
21st August:

 

The Covid-19 lock-down continues.

Rules of the Round:

To comply with the NSW Health orders the following rules are in place.

  • Golf can only be played in groups of two.
  • You can only visit the Course if you live in the Ku-ring-gai Local Government Area or if you live within 5kms of the course.
  • Face masks must be worn at all times inside the Proshop.



Round 15: No Play

[Sad golf ball]
No golf today
7th August:

 

The Covid-19 lock-down continues.

Rules of the Round:

To comply with new NSW Health orders the following rules are in place.

Golf can only be played in groups of two.

You can only visit the Course if you live in the Ku-ring-gai Local Government Area or if you live within 10kms of the course.

Face masks must be worn at all times inside the Proshop.




Round 14: Lockdown Continues

24th July:

 

No skins played with the Sydney Covid-19 lock-down still in place.




Round 13: No Skins Played

10th July:
[The Virus]

 

Following the recent changes to the Covid-19 restrictions this skins round could not go ahead.

Rules of the Round:

COVID-19 Rules at North Turramurra.

To comply with new NSW Health orders the following rules are in place.

  • Golf can only be played in groups of two.
  • You can only visit the Course if you live in the Ku-ring-gai Local Government Area or if you live within 10kms of the course.
  • Face masks must be worn at all times inside the Proshop.




Round 12: Craig Takes a Narrow Win

26th June:
[Presentation 2021Jun26a]
Trophy Presentation

The skins competition was very close today despite some poor stableford scores.

PeterD had managed to take some skins overcoming his low handicap but not enough to get ahead of Craig. With 3 holes to go Craig led the others by three.

PeterH grabbed both the 16th and 17th and the win to Craig was not settled until PeterD took the 18th skin.

The Nth Turramurra competition was single and 2B aggregate stableford. The individual winner scored 41 points and the 2B winners scored 80 points.

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

10th (par 4): PeterD.

Longest drive (13th hole):

PeterD with a 225m drive.

Nearest to the pin (15th hole):

Craig with a tee shot to 3.5 ccs.

Interesting Shots:

The interest in today's round was the number of wiped holes: 6 for Craig and 7 for PeterH. Only 1 for PeterD. PeterH managed to set a record with OOB tee shots on the 4th, 5th and 8th.

Rules of the Round:

Rule 16 - Relief from Abnormal Course Conditions (Including Immovable Obstructions), Dangerous Animal Condition, Embedded Ball

Purpose of Rule: Rule 16 covers when and how you may take free relief by playing a ball from a different place, such as when you have interference by an abnormal course condition or a dangerous animal condition.

  • These conditions are not treated as part of your challenge of playing the course, and you are generally allowed free relief except in a penalty area.
  • You normally take relief by dropping a ball in a relief area based on the nearest point of complete relief.

This Rule also covers free relief when your ball is embedded in its own pitch mark in the general area.

Conditions:

The course was still damp after the recent rain with casual water relief required a number of times. The weather was fine and cool with wind at times.




Round 11: Player Shortage

[Presentation 2021Jun12]
12th June:

No skins played today due to the lack of players.




Round 10: Sujay Conquers the Conditions

29th May:
[Presentation 2021May29a]
Trophy Presentation

For some players the cold weather and strong winds played a big part in the scores today. Sujay had no such trouble and dominated the skins results.

Also PeterD managed to gather some skins after a few lean rounds.

The 38 points Sujay scored in the stableford competition was good enough for $30 3rd place award. Roy's colleague Adrian scored an impressive 36 points in the windy conditions.

The Nth Turramurra competition was single and 2BBB stableford. The individual winner scored 42 points and the 2BBB winners scored 47 points. The NTP winner on the 15th put his tee shot 6cm from the cup.

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

1st (par 4): Sujay.
10th (par 4): PeterD.

Longest drive (13th hole):

Mark and PeterD tied with tee shots of 195m following a comprehensive evaluation of both positions.

Nearest to the pin (15th hole):

PeterH with a tee shot to 5 phs.

Interesting Shots:

The Craig, Mark & Sujay group were placed in danger by a rogue trespasser making a shot over their heads.

Catering:

Shared catering has ceased. 😕

Rules of the Round:

Rule 17 - Penalty Areas

Purpose of Rule: Rule 17 is a specific Rule for penalty areas, which are bodies of water or other areas defined by the Committee where a ball is often lost or unable to be played. For one penalty stroke, players may use specific relief options to play a ball from outside the penalty area.

17.1 Options for Ball in Penalty Area

b. Player May Play Ball as It Lies in Penalty Area or Take Penalty Relief

The player may either:

  • Play the ball as it lies without penalty, under the same Rules that apply to a ball in the general area (which means there are no special Rules limiting how a ball may be played from a penalty area), or
  • Play a ball from outside the penalty area by taking penalty relief under Rule 17.1d or 17.2.

Rule 11 - Ball in Motion Accidentally Hits Person, Animal or Object; Deliberate Actions to Affect Ball in Motion

Purpose of Rule: Rule 11 covers what to do if the player’s ball in motion hits a person, animal, equipment or anything else on the course. When this happens accidentally, there is no penalty and the player normally must accept the result, whether favourable or not, and play the ball from where it comes to rest. Rule 11 also restricts a player from deliberately taking actions to affect where any ball in motion might come to rest.

This Rule applies any time a ball in play is in motion (whether after a stroke or otherwise), except when a ball has been dropped in a relief area and has not yet come to rest. That situation is covered by Rule 14.3.

Weather:

Fine, cold and very windy.




Round 9: PeterH is Still Leading

15th May:
[Presentation 2021May15a]
Trophy Presentation

Just like the sports reporting cliché, the scoring today was in two halves. PeterH scored well on the front nine and managed to accumulate enough skins to take the round.

Mark made 22 points on the back nine including two 4 pointers in succession. Sujay scored 20 on the back nine but his good holes failed to provide many skins.

The Nth Turramurra competition was single and 2B Aggregate stableford. The individual winner scored 42 points and the 2B Aggregate winners scored 74 points.

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

15th (par 3): Mark.

Longest drive (13th hole):

Mark with a tee shot of 185m.

Nearest to the pin (15th hole):

Mark with a tee shot to 4 mbs.

Interesting Shots:

On the 12th, Mark spectacularly chipped in from 40 metres. Unfortunately it was for a double bogie 6 following a lost tee shot.

Catering:

has ceased.

Rules of the Round:

No rules today.

Weather:

Fine,cool and windy.




Round 8: Kim is Back

1st May:
[Presentation 2021May01a]
Trophy Presentation

Another stroke play round today and Kim started on fire with spectacular recovery shots taking the first five skins with ease culminating with a birdie on the 5th. The Skins were spread a little more evenly as we moved on but Kim could not be overtaken.

As usual, the stroke play round exposed some flaws with our group recording scores of 1 ten, 2 nines and 3 eights.

The Nth Turramurra competition was stroke play with 76 competitors. The winner scored 61 net.

Strokeplay Individual Scores (par 68)
[Name (hcap) Gross / Net Skins]:
Birdies:

5th (par 3): Kim.
17th (par 4): PeterH.

Longest drive (13th hole):

Craig with a drive of 170 metres after some confusion with a crow theft.

Nearest to the pin (15th hole):

Kim with a tee shot to 4ccs.

Interesting Shots:

Craig managed to save par on the 6th when his approach shot hung onto the steep fringe of the green. PeterH had no such luck with 2 OOB shots and a missed approach shot before settling on a sextuple bogie 10.

The longest drive hole took longer than usual with the disappearance of 3 of the 4 balls (Kim was using an adjacent fairway). The mystery was solved when a crow was spotted escaping with evidence in the beak.

Catering:

after a casual poll of the available skins players, self-catering is now permanent. The poll results:

Rules of the Round:

6.3 Ball Used in Play of Hole

Purpose of Rule: A hole is played as a progression of strokes made from the teeing area to the putting green and into the hole. After teeing off, the player is normally required to play the same ball until the hole is completed. The player gets a penalty for making a stroke at a wrong ball or a substituted ball when substitution is not allowed by the Rules.

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.

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.

Weather:

Fine and humid.




Round 7: A Second Win for Sujay

17th April:
[Presentation 2021Apr17a]
Trophy Presentation

After a large number of withdrawals for various reasons we were left with just two players today. The conditions were overcast with no wind and should have led to good scores.

Both players started well but faded as the round went on with Sujay taking a second win for the year.

The Nth Turramurra competition was stableford and 2BBB. The individual winner scored 42 points and the 2BBB winners scored 48 points.

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

5th (par 3): Sujay.

Longest drive (13th hole):

PeterH with a tee shot of 204m.

Nearest to the pin (15th hole):

PeterH with a tee shot to 12.4 phs.

Interesting Shots:

Sujay made the birdie on the 5th with a 10 metre double breaking putt.

Catering:

self-catering continued.

Rules of the Round:

No rules today.

Weather:

overcast and still with high humidity.




Round 6: PeterH Joins the Lead

3rd April:
[Presentation 2021Apr03a]
Trophy Presentation

The course was busy today with delays on many tees. Fortunately the pleasant weather made the waiting easier.

All three skins players struggled to score during the round though PeterH managed to par enough holes to take the win.

The Nth Turramurra competition was stableford and 2BBB. The individual winner scored 42 points and the 2BBB winners scored 51 points.

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

none today.

Longest drive (13th hole):

Craig with a tee shot of 180m.

Nearest to the pin (15th hole):

Mark with a tee shot to 3.0 mbs.

Interesting Shots:

Near the 13th green, Craig was overly amused when PeterH's electric buggy illegally moved off with PeterH in pursuit.

On the 18th green PeterH missed an over-speed 30 metre double breaking putt by hitting the flag.

Catering:

self-catering continued today. Also, now there is a push, from certain Founding Members, for self-catering to become permanent.

Rules of the Round:

No rules today.

Weather:

Fine and sunny.




Round 5: Rain!

20th March:
[Presentation 2021Mar20]

No skins played today. The torrential rain kept even the professional golfers at home as the NT course was closed.

Rules of the Round:

Definition of 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.
Weather:

Cloudy with heavy showers.




Round 4: A First Win to Sujay

6th March:
[Presentation 2021Mar06a]
Trophy Presentation

Six players today, three Peters in group 1, Kim, Mark and Sujay in group 2. PeterMc joined us for his first skins qualifying round. Sujay put in a fine performance on a difficult day and went on to take a first round win.

PeterD had 11 provisional skins arriving at the post match presentation, he was certain to be in the running for the round win. His luck ran out and he went home with 1 skin only.

The Nth Turramurra competition was stroke play from the new blue tees. From the start play was very slow. The winner scored 66 net and Sujay was 4th on count-back with a net 67.

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

8th (par 5): Kim.

Longest drive (13th hole):

Mark with a drive of 203 metres.

Nearest to the pin (15th hole):

Mark with a tee shot to 8mbs.

Interesting Shots:

Kim left his putter behind and managed to putt for the round with a two iron. it is rumoured that this caused a twitch rather than a putt on the 15th green.

On the 6th, Sujay hooked a drive deep into the valley only for the ball to rebound back to the fairway. Sujay, again, chipped in on the 17th for a par and another skin.

Catering:

self-catering is continuing.

Rules of the Round:

13.1 Actions Allowed or Required on Putting Greens

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

There are two specific Rules for a ball or ball-marker that moves on the 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.

(2) When to Replace Ball Moved by Natural Forces. If natural forces cause a player’s ball on the putting green to move, where the player must play from next depends on whether the ball had already been lifted and replaced on its original spot:

  • Ball Already Lifted and Replaced. The ball must be replaced on its original spot (which if not known must be estimated) (see Rule 14.2), even though it was moved by natural forces and not by the player, the opponent or an outside influence (see Rule 9.3, Exception).
  • Ball Not Already Lifted and Replaced. The ball must be played from its new spot (see Rule 9.3).
Weather:

Overcast early followed by sunshine most of the round. There was some breeze to make club selection interesting.




Round 3: Kim Coolly Moves to Second Place

20th February:
[Presentation 2021Feb20a]
Trophy Presentation

The skins event was broken into two groups today with Sujay joined by MarkT and Roy. PeterH played with Kim and PeterD.

Kim had waited until Stix was safely out of the field before making a return to Skins golf. It was a good move as he made 9 provisional skins and added one at the post match allocation.

The Nth Turramurra competition was the usual single stableford and 2BBB. The winner scored 40 points and the leading 2BBB scored 45 points.

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

None.

Longest drive (13th hole):

no tee shots made it to the fairway.

Nearest to the pin (15th hole):

Kim with a tee shot to 19 metres as measured by PeterD's rangefinder.

Interesting Shots:

PeterD played two spectacular approach shots to the 6th and the 13th greens leaving putts of a few centimetres. The shot on the 6th was from the long grass high above the green.

Catering:

self-catering is still happening.

Rules of the Round:

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.

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.

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.

Definition of 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:

humid and mostly overcast, there was some sunshine and a few light rain showers.




Round 2: Mark Stretches His Lead

6th February:
[Presentation 2021Feb06a]
Trophy Presentation

Mark is still continuing his good form! This time he hit the front on the 9th and forged ahead from there.

David made a welcome return to golf and snapped up 2 skins.

The Nth Turramurra competition was stroke play and the playing conditions returned to normal with no preferred lies on the fairway and in the bunkers. The maximum score rule was in place and set to 10. NTP was on the 15th. The winner and runner-up both scored 9 under par net.

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

15th (par 3) Mark.

Nearest to the pin (15th hole):

Mark with a tee shot to 6.15 mbs.

Longest drive (13th hole):

PeterH with a tee shot of 204m just ahead of Mark with 203m. No triple crown today.

Interesting Shots:

David entertained us with his persistence with the trees, especially along the 11th fairway. Mark did join in with a 100 metre rebound across the 6th fairway.

Craig usually has the 18th under control but this time his spectacular chip over the bunker to the flag somehow ran off the back.

Catering:

self-catering is continuing.

Rules of the Round:

21.2 Maximum Score

a. Overview of Maximum Score

Maximum Score is a form of stroke play where a player’s or side’s score for a hole is capped at a maximum number of strokes set by the Committee, such as two times par, a fixed number or net double bogey.

The normal Rules for stroke play in Rules 1-20 apply, as modified by these specific Rules. Rule 21.2 is written for:

  • Scratch competitions, but can be adapted for handicap competitions as well, and
  • Individual play, but can be adapted for competitions involving partners, as modified by Rules 22 (Foursomes) and 23 (Four-Ball), and for team competitions, as modified by Rule 24.

b. Scoring in Maximum Score

(1) Player’s Score on Hole. A player’s score for a hole is based on the player’s number of strokes (including strokes made and penalty strokes), except that the player will get only the maximum score even if the actual score exceeds the maximum.

A player who does not hole out under the Rules for any reason gets the maximum score for the hole.

To help pace of play, players are encouraged to stop playing a hole when their score has reached the maximum.

The hole is completed when the player holes out, chooses not to do so or when his or her score has reached the maximum.

(2) Score Entered for Each Hole. To meet the requirements in Rule 3.3b for entering hole scores on the scorecard:

  • If Hole Is Completed by Holing Out:
    • When Score Is Lower Than Maximum. The scorecard must show the actual score.
    • When Score Is Same as or Higher Than Maximum. The scorecard must show either no score or any score at or above the maximum.
  • If Hole Is Completed Without Holing Out. If the player does not hole out under the Rules, the scorecard must show either no score or any score at or above the maximum.

The Committee is responsible for adjusting the player’s score to the maximum for any hole where the scorecard shows either no score or any score above the maximum and, in a handicap competition, for applying handicap strokes to the score entered for each hole.

c. Penalties in Maximum Score

All penalties that apply in stroke play apply in Maximum Score, except that a player who breaches any of these four Rules is not disqualified but gets the maximum score for the hole where the breach happened:

  • Failure to hole out under Rule 3.3c,
  • Failure to correct mistake of playing from outside the teeing area in starting a hole (see Rule 6.1b(2)),
  • Failure to correct mistake of playing a wrong ball (see Rule 6.3c), or
  • Failure to correct mistake of playing from a wrong place when there is a serious breach (see Rule 14.7b).

If the player breaches any other Rule with a penalty of disqualification, the player is disqualified.

After applying any penalty strokes, the player’s score for a hole cannot exceed the maximum score set by the Committee.

Weather:

Overcast with occasional light showers. The serious rain waited until the post match presentation.




Round 1: Mark Is Still On Top

23rd January:
[Presentation 2021Jan23a]
Trophy Presentation

Mark continued his good 2020 skins form and proceeded to dominate round one for 2021.

There was some early optimism in the first group as provisional skins were distributed very evenly. This all changed in the wrap up.

The Nth Turramurra competition was the usual single stableford and 2BBB. The winner scored 45 points and the leading 2BBB scored 52 points.

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

5th (par 3) PeterD
6th (par 4) Mark
7th (par 3) Mark
8th (par 5) PeterD.

Nearest to the pin (15th hole):

PeterD with a tee shot to 3ccs.

Longest drive (13th hole):

PeterD with a tee shot of 206m.

Interesting Shots:

PeterD chipped in on the 5th hole for a birdie from well below the green.

Catering:

self-catering is still happening.

Rules of the Round:

9.6 Ball Lifted or Moved by Outside Influence

If it is known or virtually certain that an outside influence (including another player in stroke play or another ball) lifted or moved a player’s ball:

  • There is no penalty, and
  • The ball must be replaced on its original spot (which if not known must be estimated) (see Rule 14.2).

This applies whether or not the player’s ball has been found.

But if it is not known or virtually certain that the ball was lifted or moved by an outside influence and the ball is lost, the player must take stroke-and-distance relief under Rule 18.2.

If the player’s ball is played as a wrong ball by another player, that is covered by Rule 6.3c(2), not by this Rule.

Penalty for Playing Incorrectly Substituted Ball or Playing Ball from a Wrong Place in Breach of Rule 9.6: General Penalty Under Rule 6.3b or 14.7a.

If multiple Rule breaches result from a single act or related acts, see Rule 1.3c(4).

Definition of Outside Influence

Any of these people or things that can affect what happens to a player’s ball or equipment or to the course:

  • Any person (including another player), except the player or his or her caddie or the player’s partner or opponent or any of their caddies,
  • Any animal, and
  • Any natural or artificial object or anything else (including another ball in motion), except for natural forces.
Weather:

Fine and hot.