Thursday, August 18, 2011

Royal Pines Photos

The players (without Andrew, away practising):

(Remind me not to position subjects facing the sun next time...)

The happy shield winners, Mark and Ash:

It's important to note that, although Paul and Owen thought they were doing ... OK ... with 42 points, they actually came DFL!!! That will no doubt inspire them to do better at Carbrook next month.


Royal Pines Resort 14.08.2011

A fine day for a trip down the coast to the annual shield game at Royal Pines Resort.

Fifteen players made journey for the 4BBB stableford event and judging by the scores everyone had a decent day on the course which was, as per usual in very nice condition.

I’m glad I had Ash as my floating partner for the front nine, but on the back nine he and I couldn’t get it right (both failing on the same holes), but he did blend well with his other partner Mark Coster and it was this team that was successful in placing their names on the shield this year.
There were only 8 points splitting the entire field at the end of the day, so hopefully everyone had a few highlights.

Also good to see a few family and friends turning out, hopefully they all enjoyed the day and may grace us with their presence again soon.

A good lunch was provided by the club which was appreciated, especially the pies. Could it get much better than this? (Well yes, I could have played better, but I can’t blame anyone for that except myself.) Thanks to all for turning up, hope many of you get together for the next game at Carbrook on the 11th September.

I’ll see you at the one after that.

Here are the results:

1st place on 50pts – Ashutosh Misra and Mark Coster
2nd place on 47pts – Sudath Wijeratne and Ian Smith
3rd place on 47pts – Christian Kelly and Jim Abbott

NTP on the 7th – Ashutosh Misra
NTP on the 14th – Ian Smith
MLD on the 18th – Sudath Wijeratne
LLD– on the 18th – Jane Hughes

Paul (Captain)

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Four Ball Best Ball Stableford
: Guidelines for Sunday 14 August 2011

The Stableford system is used for this competition. However, in 4BBB Stableford two players play as partners although the hole is played by each of them, using their individual full handicaps. At the conclusion of the hole, that player recording the highest number of points has his or her score entered on the card. If both partners score equally on the hole, the score of the player who first completed the hole will be recorded.

There is no need to record both scores since only the best score is required, as the competition name applies. The winner is determined by adding the scores for each nine holes and totalling for eighteen holes. The team with the most points is the winner.

To speed up the game, it is customary practice for players to pick up their ball once it is impossible for them to exceed their partner's score.

4BBB Stableford can be played as a mixed, members or ladies event. Ladies use their own tees and scorecard conditions.