Thursday, October 29, 2009

Requests for next year's program?

Next week I'm going to start writing to Clubs to request bookings for next year. My current thinking is to use the same Clubs as this year with the exception of Riverlakes (which probably won't exist next year). Any particular suggestions for a replacement? Any preferences for dates for particular courses? Any current courses you hate? Any (cheap) missing courses you love?


Alternative Competition Suggestion - 2010

Here's my current suggestion for an alternative singles format, to try once next year:

Normal Stableford competition, except that you *subtract* one point for every club in your bag!

How much is that 6 iron really worth to you? I think it would be very interesting to see the different choices people make. It would require people to think *before* the round for a change. Personally, I'd go with 3 or 4, maybe 5, clubs only, depending on the course chosen.

What do members think of this suggestion?


Golf: 8 November at Oxley


The next game for the year will be held at Oxley Golf Club, 290 Boundary Road, Oxley, on Sunday 8 November. Arrival time is 6.30am for tee-off starting at 6.49am. The phone number of the pro shop there is 1300 135 654.

Boundary Road (or at least the right Boundary Road) is off Blunder Road, which can be reached from Ipswich Motorway or Inala Avenue.

Let's hope the course is in good condition after the rain this week.

Please let me know by Monday whether or not you are playing, so I can inform Oxley of our numbers a week ahead, as they request.

As usual, if you discover that you can't play after accepting, please, please let me or Paul (0403 901 344) know as soon as possible.

I look forward to seeing you at Oxley.

Rodney Topor
GUSGC Secretary
0438 112 358 (M)

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Australian PGA Championship - December 10th-13th

Think you hit the ball OK - go see how the professionals do it! As the ad says "These guys are good".
Ogilvy, Appleby, Vijay Singh, Pampling, Goggin, Daly etc ...

The Austalian PGA Championship will be held at Hyatt Regency Coolum from December 10th-13th.

Pre-booked tickets are just $10 per day or $25 for all 4 days. Book ticket online.

I went to the final day last year and really enjoyed it. Not too crowded, easy to get food and drink, lovely golf course, easy parking and access and some amazing golf.


Monday, October 12, 2009

Keperra - 11/10/2009 Winners

The results for Keppera 11.10.2009.

  • 1st place on 38 pts Rodney Topor
  • 2nd place on 37pts Paul Lockwood–Lee
  • 3rd place on 32pts Ian Smith
  • Nearest the pin on the 6th and the 8th Andrew Mather
  • Longest drive 16th Ladies Suzanne Rosolen
  • Longest drive 16th Men’s Paul Lockwood-Lee

A nice day for golf, the rain almost held off for the round but we did get a little wet.
When the moisture got on the greens, the balls started to pick up grit/sand & made the putting a bit more difficult (well that is my excuse for the back nine)

Being as I had had a long drive to the course due to poor navigation skills, I thought I’d have the longest drive on the course, so my thanks to the regular big hitters in our club for missing the fairway on the 16th.

I also want to thank Rodney for falling into my trap of beating me by just the one point to take 1st place it is all part of my dastardly plan, now he will get two points deducted on the next game.

Rodney raised the subject of playing a different format perhaps for one game next year, so if anyone has any suggestions please make them known to him/us on future game days or by email or posting a blog on this site (however that is done)

Thanks to everyone who came & played at Keppera.
Hope to see lots of you on the 8th of November at Oxley (but do not expect to win)

Bye for now Paul (Captain)