Last Saturday both the men and the ladies played a stroke round for the August monthly medal. The course was damp in places but was certainly playable thanks to the hard work of Kellan Fiske and the volunteers who work so hard to maintain it. The Dalhousie Men’s Championships were to be held at Broadford Golf Club next Sunday but the event has been cancelled due to the water logged course. The Dalhousie Mixed Bowl was due to be played last Sunday at Marysville but unfortunately with very few teams entered the event was also cancelled.
The ladies winner on Saturday was Jody Doran (12) with nett 70 followed by Heather Jenkins (21) with nett 78. Heather also won the putting with 26 putts. The men’s winner was Duncan Talbot (9) with nett 70 and Brian Worcester (18) was the runner up with nett 74. Yewls Kuan won the nearest the pin on the 4th and 11th holes, Keith Atwell won on the 9th and Duncan Talbot won on the 18th and also won the Golden Shot.
Next week the second round of the mixed match play will be played and those who are not in the match play will play a stableford round.
Last Thursday some Marysville and Yea ladies played a social game at Gardiners Run GC in Lilydale and next week will travel to Yan Yean to play at the Growling Frog Golf Club.
Members are reminded that membership fees are now due and informed that the club AGM will be held on Saturday 10th September.
RULES & ETIQUETTE CORNER
Pace of Play Challenge
I am very pleased to share that I was in a group of 4 players on Saturday, playing stroke, and we finished our round in 3 hours and 40 minutes. We did not rush, there was no sense of urgency for anyone, and we all enjoyed our game of golf (maybe not the scores though!).
From the R&A Pace of Play Manual - click to go to this section on the R&A website.
"It is safe to assume that players are more likely to want to play a course again or recommend a course to others if their experience did not involve an overly long round or excessive waiting time. Positive testimony alone is likely to reap financial benefits for facilities where pace of play is well managed."
There is some great information in this manual should you wish to take a look. :)
In the coming weeks I will share some tips on how we can all improve our pace of play.
MCG&BC Committee Member & Golf Australia Level 2 Rules accredited.