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Tournament Organiser: Alan Waddington
Sadly the 2014 event was not held as there were not enough starters to make it financially viable for the organising committee.
Sunday 29 March 2015
Location:Long Reef GC
Tournament Organiser: Phil Stabback
The 2015 event
A beautiful Northern Beaches day greeted 9 enthusiastic SMERGS at Long Reef GC on Sunday 28 March. An exciting pairs event in which every player had two partners resulted in Peter (Can everyone please ignore how the handicaps were calculated) Thornton and Tim (This is my patch) Becker running out convincing winners. The SMERGS were joined by their partners for a very enjoyable lunch before heading home to watch Australia trample on NZ. Great disappointment that the jacket could not be presented (because we don't know where it is), but a great day all round! (Ed. - Phil's briefing below is how it all happened.)
Handicaps – Provided by A/Temp/Honorary Handicapper Rob Lowndes
NOTE: The second, third and fourth strokes will be applied according to hole ratings 19-36 on the card (if you know what I mean)
We have 9 players, so can’t have traditional twosomes in any sense. So, every player will be a member of 2 teams. Teams are based on handicap groupings and some random drawing out of a sweaty SMERGS hat by Steph.
Group 1 - PHIL, PETER B, STEVE U
Group 2 - NICK, GARY, STEVE F
Group 3 – PETER T, TIM, MIKE
SU-PS: 54 pts
So, if each of us takes a card, we should be able to keep score for one team. Please mark the team number (e.g. Team 2B) on the card. Don’t know why but it might help in the end. This will be hilarious, believe me.
The Events (winners highlighted in yellow)
Event 1: PAIRS: TOTAL STABLEFORD POINTS – Peter Thornton and Tim Becker
Holes 9-14 – Stableford better ball
Holes 15-2 – Stableford aggregate
Holes 3-8 – Stableford multiplier (which should make it even funnier!)
(Prizes: the coveted duo jacket + 10 balls each; penalty: 2 shots each)
This event will present some real challenges in scoring, but I know we are up to it. AND, everyone gets two chances to win!! How good is that!
Event 2: INDIVIDUAL: TOTAL STABLEFORD POINTS OVER 6 HOLES - Phil Stabback
Super six holer (individual Stableford total on holes 3-8)
(Prize: 5 balls; penalty: one shot)
Event 3: Nearest the pin on hole 13 (Prize: 2 balls) – Tim Becker
Event 4: Longest drive on hole 14 (Prize: 2 balls – Steve Figgis
Conditions of play
Tees: Play will be off the WHITE tees.
Balls-in: Each player will contribute 3 individually boxed balls = 27 + 2 extra from the A/TDs = 29
Gimmes: Real gimmes (like tap-ins within 30 cm or so)
Pace: Don’t dawdle, pick up if you can’t score, play normal SMERGS ‘rules’
2 November 2014
2014 titleholders: Tim Becker, Peter Thornton
Event: The Obelisk3 club event was played with 6 participants with Tim and Peter sharing the balls for a loss of one stroke each on a beautiful coolish spring morning.
Tournament Organiser: Nick Hillyard
2014 Results: Click here
(or The Golden Putter)
Sunday 21 December 2014
2014 titleholder: Nick Hillyard (record 9 putts)
2014 Event - TD Nick's report:
An extraordinary day at The Royal with not just one but two records set as the assembly, nay the masses, gathered on a glorious pre-Christmas morning to play the 30 year anniversary Bobbick event, celebrating ability with a short stick. (Please check US history for the story of John Bobbick who was left with a short stick after his wife, Lorena, took to him with a pair of scissors).
This event, inaugurated in 1993 the year of the over-zealous circumcision, has given great pleasure to Smergs throughout the years. To-day, the event record was comprehensively established by Nick the (still intact but somewhat restricted) Dick, who created an almost impossible record of 9 putts, over the back nine at The Royal to create Smerging history.
In addition, in a field of 13, including two welcome virgins (not to say Debutantes) Steve and John, 4 players achieved a score off the stick of less than 40! Congratulations to Ricky B, (does it every week), Phil Stabback (has done it for 30 years) and Alan O'Donovan (turns up every 5 years) for their consistent excellence and to the modest, understated Nick the -ick, who is as astonished as you are by this accomplishment. The aforementioned N the D would also like it to be known that his score was achieved in spite of 2 lost balls (seems somewhat symbollick-sic- when one considers the event!).
And there it is, another classic morning of Smerging. To Steve and John, welcome and I look forward to knowing you well enough to start heaping abuse in your direction.
Click here for stableford results.
Past winners: |
TD: Nick Hillyard
MONDAY 26 January 2015
Tournament Director: Peter Thornton
2015 Rules for the Day:
Played on a coolish morning with some drizzle......
Click here for full results.
|Winner||Mike Bell - 19 points and loss of one shot|
|Longest drive 14th||Peter Burns|
|NTP 16th||Rick Butler|
|Miracles||One from each team - all verified|
|Coffee||Group 3 (Butler, Lowndes, Miller, Burns)|
|Individual scores||See Results page|
ANZAC DAY TROPHY
Sunday, 26th April 2015 (23rd Year)
TD Alan Waddington
Played each year at Royal
Northbridge Golf Club
The longest running SMERGS major. Played over the back nine until 2007. In 2008 and 2009 played over 18 holes.
In 2010 rain prevented play on 25th April and the event was played over the back nine the following day, a public holiday.
In 2011 rain again prevented play on Anzac Day and just four intrepid SMERGS turned up on the following day (a public holiday due to Easter Monday) to play in intermittent rain.
In 2012, played over the first ten holes which proved popular as 12 intrepid SMERGS did battle with the unfamiliar holes.
In 2013. TD Alan reverted to the back nine format.
Sadly TD Alan took forced leave due to injury (crook back) but attended the Schmooze to hand out the prizes and mediate over the usual intra regiment conflicts. Tim bravely accepted his promotion to Acting TD on a cool, water logged battlefield. Tim led the Ode on the 10th tee followed by a minute's silence and the traditional tipple of CSR Directors' Special rum.
After considerable re-adjusting of the scores, the ANZAC Day Trophy was awarded to Steve Figgis with 22 points, for the second year in a row. The two four man sections of the SMERGS platoon averaged 20 points each and Alan gallantly picked up the coffee bill. The tied teams meant that all players were returned one of the two balls entry fee. Tim was NTP on 15th and Peter T longest drive on 18th.