Thanks to the committee for supporting me in the role of President. I would also like to thank John Rose for his support and we all hope he is back playing golf very soon. Sad to see that Ray Michelson has moved on and we wish him well.
Saturday, 17th May was a Par event with scoring made difficult because of the conditions. Gordon Thomson won the event with a score of -3 (a 0 score is a round played to your handicap). Suzanne Greer was second with -4, beating Steve Atkins on a countback. The morning of Saturday 24th May was cold with a light drizzle for the Stableford competition and the scores reflected the conditions and they were again nowhere near handicap expectations. Ron Bower won the day beating second placed, Gordon Thomson and third placed Chris Gane on a countback.
Saturday 28 September was not only the September medal (stroke) round but was also the Championships’ qualifying round. The Medal and places were awarded on the Nett scores but the Gross Scores were used to decide who were to play in the Sunday Championship semi-finals.
Thanks for electing me 2012/13 Captain of our Golf Club for the last four years. I trust I have been able to perform my roll to your satisfaction. On behalf of the Committee and all Club members, I welcome all the new members to our rather small and friendly, Golf Club. We are fortunate to be able to play on such a beautiful golf course which continues to challenge us every week.
When we all arrived for the May Medal and stroke round, on Saturday 25th May, we found a very wet golf course and an extremely heavy fog, which didn’t lift until around 10:30 am. To make matters more difficult we were ask to Tee off at 7:00am due to the large number of bookings for the day.
The first competition for 2013 was played on Saturday 5th January with Stableford being the scoring method for the day. It was another hot dry day and was won by Suzanne Greer with a very good score of 41 points. Harry Brittain finished second, beating Toto Mesiti on a countback both scoring 39 points.
You have given me the privilege of the Captain of the Kangaroo Valley Golf Club for the last four years. It is a position not to be taken for granted and I trust I have been able to meet your expectations. I believe this is an appropriate time, on behalf of the Committee and all Club members, to welcome all the new members to our small, but extremely friendly, Golf Club. I am proud to be Captain of a Golf Club where all members, apart from our golfing skills, are considered equal and are privileged to play on this scenic, interesting and very challenging golf course, which is kept in such great condition by Richard Hooton and his team.
Saturday 28th July saw a nice day dawn which attracted a good number of players who turned up to take advantage and play in the July Medal round. We had enough women to play in their own stroke competition.
The Stableford competition, held on Saturday 19th May, was won by the only competitor who was able to play to their handicap. The player was Natalie McDonnell. Natalie won with a score of 36 points. John Innes was second beating Harry Brittain on a countback, both scoring 34 points. If people thought the going was tough on the 19th May they were literally blown away with the conditions for the May Medal round, played on Saturday 26th May. The wind was so strong it was difficult to keep your footing at times and the ball was continually being blown off the tee. The conditions were so extreme that only half the starters finished the round.
Well at last some fine weather to dry out the course enough for Richard Hooten and his great team to get it playable so we could resume our golf on Saturday 24th March. Thanks Richard and the team. We played a Stableford competition which was won Ron Bower with 37 points, beating Brad Innes on a countback. Peter Dumbrell was third with a score of 34 points. The Medal and stroke round was played in heavy fog until around 11:00am on Saturday 31st March.