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Round 18: Another Turn for Mark

19th September:
[Presentation 2020Sep19a]
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Course conditions looked ordinary as the round started with overcast sky, some misty rain and recently cored greens with generous sand covering. Happily the weather improved as the round progressed.

The tension was high as skins results had to wait for the two groups to assemble post round. This delay was a concern for some of the group.

Mark took the round with a dominant front 9 after resisting a late surge from the two Peters.

The NT competition was singles and 2BBB stableford. The winner scored 42 points and the leading 2BBB score was 47 points after a count-back.

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

none today with many "almost" birdie putts on the cored greens.

Longest drive (13th hole):

PeterD with a tee shot of 198m.

Nearest to the pin (15th hole):

Km with a tee shot to 4kws.

Interesting Shots:

the interesting shot of the day was by PeterH with a fairway bunker shot landing close to the flag on the 3rd hole.

Catering:

was provided by each player.

Rules of the Round:

Definitions

Ground Under Repair

Ground under repair also includes the following things, even if the Committee does not define them as such:

  • Any hole made by the Committee or the maintenance staff in:
    • Setting up the course (such as a hole where a stake has been removed or the hole on a double green being used for the play of another hole), or
    • Maintaining the course (such as a hole made in removing turf or a tree stump or laying pipelines, but not including aeration holes).
  • Grass cuttings, leaves and any other material piled for later removal. But:
    • Any natural materials that are piled for removal are also loose impediments, and
    • Any materials left on the course that are not intended to be removed are not ground under repair unless the Committee has defined them as such.
  • Any animal habitat (such as a bird’s nest) that is so near a player’s ball that the player’s stroke or stance might damage it, except when the habitat has been made by animals that are defined as loose impediments (such as worms or insects).

 


Weather:

overcast early with misty rain at times, fine later in the round.




Round 17: Triple Crown 3 for PeterH

5th September:
[Presentation 2020Sep05a]
Trophy Presentation

In a low scoring round PeterH took the first Triple Crown of the year and his first since 2014.

The NT competition was again single stableford and 2BBB pairs as the stroke play round has been cancelled due to slow play. The winner scored 42 points.

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

8th (par 5) PeterH.

Longest drive (13th hole):

PeterH with a tee shot of 170m.

Nearest to the pin (15th hole):

PeterH with a tee shot to 12.5phs.

Interesting Shots:

shot of the day was a 10 metre putt for par by Mark on the 18th green.

Catering:

was provided by each player.

Rules of the Round:

Rule 13.1c. Improvements Allowed on Putting Green

 

During a round (and while play is stopped under Rule 5.7a,) a player may take these two actions on the putting green, no matter whether the ball is on or off the putting green:

  • (1) Removal of Sand and Loose Soil. Sand and loose soil on the putting green (but not anywhere else on the course) may be removed without penalty.
  • (2) Repair of Damage. A player may repair damage on the putting green without penalty by taking reasonable actions to restore the putting green as nearly as possible to its original condition, but only:
    • By using his or her hand, foot or other part of the body or a normal ball-mark repair tool, tee, club or similar item of normal equipment, and
    • Without unreasonably delaying play (see Rule 5.6a).

 

But if the player improves the putting green by taking actions that exceed what is reasonable to restore the putting green to its original condition (such as by creating a pathway to the hole or by using an object that is not allowed), the player gets the general penalty for breach of Rule 8.1a.

 

"Damage on the putting green" means any damage caused by a person or outside influence, such as:

  • Ball marks, shoe damage (such as spike marks) and scrapes or indentations caused by equipment or a flagstick,
  • Old hole plugs, turf plugs, seams of cut turf and scrapes or indentations from maintenance tools or vehicles,
  • Animal tracks or hoof indentations, and
  • Embedded objects (such as a stone, acorn or tee).

 

But "damage on the putting green" does not include any damage or conditions that result from:

  • Normal practices for maintaining the overall condition of the putting green (such as aeration holes and grooves from vertical mowing),
  • Irrigation or rain or other natural forces,
  • Natural surface imperfections (such as weeds or areas of bare, diseased or uneven growth), or
  • Natural wear of the hole.

Weather:

Fine, sunny and breezy.




Round 16: Countback Denier Wins!

22nd August:
[Presentation 2020Aug22a]
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There was a curious reversal today: Mark won the round from Craig after a count-back. The skins were dominated by Mark and Craig with a couple of scraps going to others. The count-back went to Mark with 4 hole wins to 2.

The gale force winds on the course challenged us today, causing PeterH to lose a number of balls and chew up some search time.

Craig performed well once again on the 16th and 17th. Unhappily for PeterH it looks like the 17th now belongs to Craig. PeterD wants to own the 18th and again scored well enough to take the last skin.

The NT competition was single stableford and 2BBB pairs. The winner scored 38 points.

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

7th (par 3) Mark & Kim.

Longest drive (13th hole):

Kim with a tee shot of 263m.

Nearest to the pin (15th hole):

PeterH with a tee shot to 2.2pds.

Interesting Shots:

Kim and Mark squared the 7th hole with birdies and near the 13th green, PeterH was struck by a ball from the following group.

Catering:

was provided by each player.

Rules of the Round:

9.4 Ball Lifted or Moved by You

a. When Lifted or Moved Ball Must Be Replaced

If you or your caddie lift your ball at rest or cause it to move, your ball must be replaced on its original spot (which if not known must be estimated), except:

  • When you lift the ball under a Rule to take relief or to replace the ball on a different spot, or
  • When your ball moves only after you have started the stroke or the backswing for a stroke and then go on to make the stroke.
b. Penalty for Lifting or Deliberately Touching Your Ball or Causing It to Move

If you lift or deliberately touch your ball at rest or cause it to move, you get one penalty stroke.

But there are four exceptions where you get no penalty for doing so:

  • Exception 1 – When You are Allowed to Lift or Move Ball.
  • Exception 2 – Accidental Movement Before Ball Is Found.
  • Exception 3 – Accidental Movement on Putting Green.
  • Exception 4 – Accidental Movement Anywhere Except on Putting Green While Applying Rule.

 

Penalty for Playing Incorrectly Substituted Ball or Playing Ball from a Wrong Place in Breach of Rule 9.4: General Penalty under Rule 6.3b or 14.7a.

General Penalty Definition

Loss of hole in match play or two penalty strokes in stroke play.

 

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.

e. Relief for Your Ball Not Found but in or on Abnormal Course Condition

If your ball has not been found and it is known or virtually certain that your ball came to rest in or on an abnormal course condition on the course, you may take relief under Rule 16.1b, c or d. You do this by using the estimated point where the ball last crossed the edge of the abnormal course condition on the course as the reference point.


Weather:

Cold with gale force winds.

Gale-force wind: a wind of force seven to ten on the Beaufort scale or from 45 to 90 kilometres per hour.




-Calendar-

Oct 03 - Nth Turramurra
Oct 17 - Nth Turramurra
Oct 31 - Nth Turramurra
Nov 14 - Nth Turramurra
Nov 28 - Nth Turramurra
Dec 12 - Xmas Round

The 2020 Season

Next Match

The next skins match is scheduled for Saturday 3rd October at 08:46. The starters are Craig, Mark, Kim, PeterD and possibly Hugh and one other.

 

There are some special COVID-19 playing conditions.

Golf Course rules
Competition rules

 

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Championship Scores after Skins Round 18: 19-Sep-2020.

2020 Championship Points

 

Craig

David

Kim

Mark

PeterD

PeterH

Remaining

Unplayed

62

7

35

42

26

51

11

90

  

2020 Longest Drive

Craig

David

Kim

Mark

PeterD

PeterH

Unplayed

1

0

5

1

5

1

5

  

2020 NTP

Craig

David

Kim

Mark

PeterD

PeterH

Unplayed

1

0

4

2

3

3

5

  

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The New Rules of Golf - Effective 1st January 2019

You can find a new rules flyer from Golf Australia in this PDF file and a new rules poster in this PDF file.

The Main Changes

1. New dropping height.

All drops must be from knee height.

2. New dropping procedure.

Ball must land in and come to rest in relief area.

3. Time reduced for search.

Ball is lost if not found within 3 minutes.

4. Putting with flagstick in.

Hitting unattended flagstick in hole now allowed when putting.

5. Spike mark repair on green.

Repair of almost any damage to green now allowed.

6. Ball or ball-marker moved on green.

No penalty for accidental movement of ball or ball-marker on green.

7. Ball accidentally moved while searching.

Replace ball with no penalty.

8. Loose impediments in bunker or penalty area.

Removal of loose impediments in bunker or penalty area now allowed.

9. Touching Line of play on green.

Touching line of play on green now allowed.

10. READY GOLF.

(in Stableford, Stroke Play, Par)
The new rules actively encourage Ready Golf.



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