Monday, September 27, 2010

Next game: 10 October at Gailes Golf Club

The next game is at Gailes Golf Club at 229 Wilruna Street, Wacol, opposite Gailes railway station, on Sunday 10 October. The phone number of the pro shop there is 3271 1045.

It's another early start I'm afraid: arrival at 6.30am for tee-off at 6.45am.

Lots of wildlife on the Gailes course, bring your cameras!

If you're driving South down Ipswich Motorway, exit at Progress Road. If you're arriving from the East, it might be better to come along Progress Road and cross the Motorway near Wacol railway station. Players have had difficulty crossing Ipswich Motorway from Logan Motorway in the past because of road works. Anyone know if this is now straightforward?

In the program, we said this game might be a 4-ball best ball (4BBB) Stableford competition. For those who don't know what this means, players play in teams of two, each team member completes each hole with their own ball, and the better of the two team members' Stableford scores is the team's score for that hole. This kind of competition has the advantage that it's as fast to play as a normal single Stableford comp, that each player plays their own ball to completion, that the team element sometimes adds an extra dimension to your choice of shot, that it provides a change to the normal single Stableford comp, and that players may have a good result even if they don't play very well.

I hope as many players as possible will choose to play at Gailes. Please let me know if you intend to play. If you intend to play, please let me know whether you'd like to try the 4BBB Stableford comp or would prefer the normal single Stableford comp, and we'll go with the majority. If you say you're playing and have to withdraw afterwards, please let me know asap.

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

Monday, September 20, 2010

Griffith Golf Day

The University organised a Golf Day at Logan City Golf Club on Friday 17 September, and members of Griffith University Social Golf Club were, not surprisingly, well represented! The competition was a 4-person Ambrose.

A team from INS (Chris, Ellen, Sudath and Ian) went as Bonnie and Clyde:

Needless to say they won the Best Costume prize. But they didn't score very well.

A mixed team from GBS, ENV and ICT (Owen, Owen's brother Paul, Jane and me) scored much better (66 gross, 55+ nett), but were beaten by a team of burglars! Honesty compels me to admit that Paul is a very strong player.

An ER team (Janine, Ken, Karen and another) performed embarrassingly badly and the less said the better. Perhaps it's fortunate I don't have a photo of them.

Howard played in an FBS team, and I guess they came in the middle somewhere.

Fun was had by all!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

New Club Champion Trophy

So here's a photo of Dan and the trophy he's generously donated, and a close-up of the trophy. Thanks Dan!

This is what you're (we're?) playing for guys.

Carbrook game - 12th September 2010

A very early start didn’t deter 11 tired souls from venturing out to the home of the shark (in the pond) Carbrook, also home to three of my least favourite holes 10/11 & 12, as a high handicap player these require a bit more skill than I possess. As it turned out I think the putting was possibly a bit of a problem for some of us, I know it was for me.

The top 4 of the league table didn’t get any of the points which were on offer, which would have been pleasing to see apart from the fact I was fourth until today, which just shows on any day anyone in our small club can come away with a win. I think everyone was being a bit generous to the club by not taking any of the nearest to the pin prize balls, as we all managed to stuff up on the two easier par threes.

Big thanks go to Dan Williams for the donation of the new trophy which will be given to the club champion at the end of the year, This act coincidently occurred on the very same day that Dan came out on top of the field, so again thanks very much and someone give me his card again for closer scrutiny.

Now the results:
1st place on 38pts - Dan ‘the trophy man’ Williams.
2nd place on 37pts – Mark ‘take a look at my handicap’ Coster.
3rd place on 34pts – Rodney ‘ I only play here all the time’ Topor.

Ladies longest drive – Another local – Jane Hughes
Men’s longest drive – Mark ‘seriously look at his handicap’ Coster.

Thanks to everyone who turned up, next game is at Gailes on the 10th of October, hope that loads turn up (I’m on hols, so probably won’t see you, but then I’m nervous about my ever lowering position in the league so you never know)

Regards for now (Captain) Paul.