Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Next game: 12 September at Carbrook Golf Club

The next game is at the beautiful Carbrook Golf Club at 653 Beenleigh - Redland Bay Rd, Carbrook. The phone number of the pro shop there is 3287 6440.

Arrival time is 5.55am for tee-off at 6.10am. I'm sorry it's so early. I wasn't paying sufficient attention when I made the booking. (As penance, I'm going to play with just 5 clubs again.) I've asked for a later tee-time and will let you know if there is any change.

As I said, it's a beautiful course (Jane and I are members there). The Club will be in the middle of playing its Club Championship, so the course should be in excellent condition and the greens will be true and fast. Practice putting on the nearest sloping hard surface you can find! :-)

To get there, most people should take exit 30 off the Pacific Motorway and drive about 7 km towards Redland Bay. The entrance is at the start of a sweeping right-hand bend. It takes about 15 minutes to get there from Springwood.

Please play and let me know as soon as possible if you are playing. If you have to withdraw afterwards, please let me or Paul know asap.

I hope all the leaders and wannabe challengers in the FedUp Cup will be there; the competition is getting intense as the year's end approaches.

I look forward to seeing you at Carbrook and to a great day.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Photos from Royal Pines

As Ian requests, Ian receives. I started uploading photos to this blog, but I discovered Blogger only allows quite small photos. So I uploaded them to my MobileMe site instead (the first time I've used it). I hope this is OK.

I'm not game to offer swing advice, but please note whether players are playing off the front (correct) or back (incorrect) foot, and whether they have their arms extended (correct) or bent (not) at impact.

Also, please note that the earliest of these photos were taken in very difficult backlit conditions. And I was deliberately trying to capture the moment of impact, though it's easier to capture the end of the follow-through (and easier to see the player's face that way). Next time.

It's best to use the Slideshow button if you can find it. You can download images, but if you'd like a larger version of any image (for some weird reason), please ask! Enjoy.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Royal Pines game - 15 August 2010

Resort Recreation.

First off a quick sorry for the lateness of this report, my work PC died on Monday morning, so I had to wait until I could get to another machine.

We had 14 players for our Ambrose game this year at the very nice Royal Pines championship course; thankfully it did not include the blue nine, which from past experience can very quickly destroy any high handicappers.

We went with more sociable pairings this year, as we had a number of family/spouse/visitor friend’s combinations to accommodate.

I think this worked out alright, but if you would rather different partnership at any time just ask and I’ll see if I can shuffle folks into groups they would prefer?

The game itself came down to two pairs who would appear to have been on fairly hot form, those being Jane & Andrew and Owen & Dan, these groups came at nearly 5 to 6 shots better than the next pair.

The person going home with the most (golf) balls was Andrew who cleaned up all three of the available NTP & LD men's prizes. This left only the female LD prize which went to Liz Muenchow.

Of the rest of us , well I think Mark & David were traumatised by watching Ian & Howard belting the ball around, Ken & Karen have both just before the game got new clubs (we’ve all been there) so they can be forgiven, Liz & Janine went in with the highest overall Hcp & played close to that & then Rodney and myself couldn’t decide who would hit it wild and long & who would hit safe and short, so we both hit short and not very safe, so we didn’t really give ourselves too many par & birdie chances.

Now for the results:

NTP 7th and 14th Andrew Mather

LD Men's Andrew Mather

LD Ladies Liz Muenchow

1st place on (Nett) 62.50pts Dan Williams and Owen Wright

2nd on 63.50 Jane Hughes and Andrew Mather

3rd on 68.25 Ian Smith and Howard Ward

4th on 68.50 Rodney Topor and Paul Lockwood-lee

5th on 72.25 Janine Walker and Liz Muenchow

6th on 72.50 Mark and David Coster

7th on 74.50 Karen and Ken Greedy

Thanks to all those who came out to play, hope to see you all soon.

Next game is 12th September at Carbrook.

Regards Paul (Captain)

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Next game: 15 August at Royal Pines

Royal Pines is a beautiful resort course on the Gold Coast, where the Australian Ladies Masters is played each year. This year, the Club is able to charge members only $45 for the privilege, nonmembers only $62.50. These prices include an electric cart! Members have priority, as places may be limited, so please confirm your attendance early.

Arrival time is 7.00am for tee-off at 7.20am. We will play a 2-person Ambrose competition. Please be on time as we need "instruction" on how to play the course and as we need time to organise (random) Ambrose partnerships.

Royal Pines is in Ross St, Ashmore, between Southport-Nerang Road and Nerang-Broadbeach Road. You can enter the resort coming along Ross St from either direction. I estimate it takes about 40 minutes to get there from Springwood.

To contact the Pro Shop (should be unnecessary as carts are included), call 1800 886 880 and ask for the Pro Shop.

This post is very late, but we still have room for two more players, so anyone who is interested and has not already said they are playing should contact me immediately.

If you say you are playing, and then discover you can't play, it's essential that you let me or Paul know immediately.

I look forward to seeing you at Royal Pines (I won't miss it!) and to a great day.