The Metro -Pennant got underway on Sunday and our team started off the season with a win over Melton at Werribee Park. Well done team.
Last Saturday Peter McRae had a hole in one on the twelfth hole. Congratulation Pete.
We have a busy couple of months coming in relation to golf. There are a number of Board Events in March and April. This Saturday is Monthly Medal Day for Men and Ladies have Medal Putting and Eclectic It is also the playoff for the Men’s Medallist of the Year 2021. As a result of Covid 19 shutdowns we have a reduced field. There were only eight medals contested last year. Good luck to all involved.
March 12 is the Four Ball Match Play Knockout Qualifying for men. If you are wanting to play in the match play rounds you will need to put your names and contact number on the sheet provided at the desk. Ladies will be playing a 4BBB Stableford that day.
March 19th the event is a 4 person Ambrose for men and mixed pairs.
The Bacchus Marsh Open will be played on March 26th. This event is open to Men and Ladies. There will be a shotgun start for the Open and the field is filling fast there will be an afternoon competition for those not playing in the Open Event. The entry fee of $35 includes a BBQ lunch, and there are some great prizes on offer. Thank you to all the sponsors of this event.
April the 2nd will be Medal day again for Men and Ladies also Putting and Eclectic.
April 9th is the Wally Bourke Memorial 2 person Ambrose (Board Event) for men and mixed pairs. Each pair must have a minimum combined GA Handicap of 15.
April 16th is a Stableford round for both Men and Ladies.
April 23rd is the Anniversary Cup (Stroke) for Men and regular Stroke round for Ladies.
April 30 is Stableford for both Men and Ladies.
Now that we have been using the second tee for some time we have had the course re-rated. The new ratings are Men’s Men Blue Tee – Par 72 Scratch 73 Slope 123
Men White Tee Par 72 Scratch 70 Slope 119
Ladies Red Tee Par 72 Scratch 73 Slope 124
Immovable Obstructions. Rule 16. (An explanation) All stakes, (except out of bounds markers), sprinklers, hoses, metal hoops, watering control boxes, bins, safety fences, sheds, seats, ball washers, and distance markers are classed as immoveable obstructions. This means that these objects cannot be moved. However, if they interfere with your stance or swing, you are entitled to relief. Move the ball not the object. Establish a reference point – the nearest point of complete relief and drop within one club length not nearer the hole. If you think your ball may hit one of these objects because it is in your line of play, unfortunately you are not entitled to relief.
Regards Roger Suter
Dear members, Thank you for your tolerance regarding the greens. The damage caused over the Christmas period when a hose was turned off is unfortunately a slow repair process. Our feathered friends are unwelcome visitors too. The renovation of the 9th and 18th greens is moving along very positively. Mark the overseer is very pleased with the progress. The cutting is gradually getting rid of the poa and the bent grass will take over and create a better putting surface.
That being said, we are having a working bee on the 15th of March. It is day where we could donate an hour of our time to give the course a bit of a tidy up. Please do not think it is a whole day. If twelve people donate one hour it turns into a day and a half of love for the course. We will start at 9:00am and if you have a whipper snipper and can spend one hour on a hole that would be awesome. I know it will really improve the overall view of the course.
We all have areas of the course in our heads that we think could use some attention. Please leave any suggestions in writing in the pro shop and we will attempt to make a difference.