Tuesday, July 18, 2017

McLeod game 7th July 2017



McLeod game 7th July 2017
Hello folks, thanks to the 8 players who turned up for a cool morning (coldest for the year thus far) but what ended up being perfect golfing weather.

The fact that we seemed to have picked the one Sunday in the year that nobody else in all of Brisbane wanted to play golf, we found the course virtually empty, which made for a quick but comfortably paced and relaxed game.

The course was in pretty good condition considering the rain in the past few days, with only a few damp patches in the low spots. The pacey greens kept us on our toes at the beginning but I think most were getting to grips with them a little better toward the mid/end of the day and didn`t have too many three putts.

Now for the results:
NTP on the 6thDave Coster
NTP on the 12thMike O`Neill
Mens Long drive 9thMike O`Neill
Ladies Long drive 9thKaren Greedy
1st place on 39 points – Paul Lockwood-Lee
2nd place on 37 points – Dave Coster
3rd place on 31 points – Karen Greedy

Next game is to be confirmed, but should be the special Ambrose game for the shield – at Northlakes on the 13th of August (please wait for confirmation from Dave / Karen)

Regards until then.
Paul (Captain)


Thursday, June 15, 2017

Wantima game 11th June 2017



Wantima game 11th June 2017
Sorry folks a real bummer of a day, we all knew small showers were a possibility for the day, but the met office & my definition are clearly from a different dictionary.
We tried but alas the game after the first couple of dry holes (apart from underfoot) was a wash-out, with the majority of players wishing to call it quits either after the first nine or when one of us drowned, whichever came first.
It was a shame, as our year has already succumbed to the weather once this season already (Riverlakes).
I think it only fair to allocate points for appearance & as we were all able to get through two of the prize holes, then the balls & bonus will also be allotted.
Thanks to Ken for negotiating a special rate for the game with the pro-shop and thanks also to Dave for bringing in a couple of potential new members who didn’t hold the poor weather against us.
Also a quick mention for Mr Wellington (great name for the day) who by the time we stopped scoring after 6 holes already had 16 points on the card, quite outstanding considering the conditions.
Sorry we couldn’t continue & had to call the overall results for the game null & void.   
Now for the results (such as they were):
NTP on the 12th – Paul Wellington.
Mens Long drive 14th – Paul Wellington.
Places: N/A
Next game is at McLeod on the 9th of July 7.00am tee off.
Regards until then.
Paul (Captain)



Wednesday, May 10, 2017

HILLS - JIMBOOMBA MAY 7TH 2017



HILLS - JIMBOOMBA MAY 7TH 2017
Just seven at Jimboomba, which is a shame, as this is certainly a course with some differently styled holes, and always proves to be a tough test of one’s golfing ability.
The run we had on the ball which is traditional here, was exaggerated this year as the floods recently down this way must have left a fair amount of mud (now dried) just below the thin grass layer.
Scoring seemed to be a fairly high standard all around, but I’m sure many of us came a cropper more times than we would have liked on some of Jimboomba’s tricky layout.
Thanks to all who made it all the way out to Jimboomba. Now for the results:
NTP on the 8th – Dave Coster
NTP on the 13th – Bryan Kendall
Mens Long drive 18th – Paul Wellington
Ladies Long drive 18th – n/a
1st place on 39 points – Paul Wellington 
2nd place on 37 points – Bryan Kendall
3rd place on 33 points – Dan Williams
Next game is at Dave’s home course, Wantima, on the 11th of June.
Hope to see you then.

Regards until then.
Paul (Captain)