Tournament Director: Peter Thornton
2018 Rules for the Day
Rules for the Day:
Back Nine - white marks
SMERG handicaps (to be validated by the Webmeister)
Groups to be drawn as follows: according to the number of groups, the lowest handicappers on the day will be nominated as team captains the order of play will be selecting their ball from a hat and then they will then in turn select a ball from a hat to pick their team; a team of three will play first.
No I must be in the first group requests please.
No "gimme puts" please - anybody begging for or giving a put to be disqualified from award of the trophy but not from paying for coffee;
Two "RB audited" balls in please;
Winner(s) on Stableford takes what is by far the most tasteful trophy in the Smergs cabinet and at least half the balls;
Nearest the pin on the green in one on the 16th (2 balls);
Longest drive on the cut fairway of the 14th hole (2 balls);
Most miraculous shot in each group by acclamation of the group (two balls each) must be accompanied by a full blown narrative in exquisite detail by that groups scorer so this can written up by the rapporteur for the event;
No award for the winning group unless I decide otherwise - which I might;
Stableford winner able to win any other prize and loses 1 shot as its a nine hole minor major.
Losing group pays for coffee (using count back if a draw)
And to cap off the day, TD PT declared:
"Thanks to all for attending todays Australia Day StMMMO I thought the result was an outstanding one 24 points by a SMERG who had never won it before in its 22 year history truly miraculous. As stated at coffee I have decided that I should step down as the convenor of this event.
As you would all know the Parliament has been ravaged been by the controversy over whether certain members are dual citizens and therefore ineligible to be member of Parliament. I too hold dual citizenship and accordingly now believe myself to be inappropriate to hold the high SMERG office of Convenor of the ADSTMMMO. I believe that the significance of the day means the Convenor should be someone with undivided loyalties. someone who is truly true blue."
Eleven players on a humid morning. Started with the national anthem and then - game on!
Click here for individual results.
|Winner||John Webb - 24 points (38 hits with one wipe!)|
|Longest drive 14th||James Halliday|
|NTP 16th||Rick Chadwick|
|Miracles||One from each team - all verified|
|Coffee||Group 1 (Hillyard, Thornton, Waddington)|
|Individual scores||See Results page|
ANZAC DAY TROPHY
Wednesday, 25th April 2018 (26th 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.
An overcast morning greeted starters in the 2018 Dawn Patrol but we beat the rain home.
Ten SMERGS vied for the honours and Steve Figgis had the countback rule covered with his birdie on the eighteenth. The countback was unnecessary as Steve came in on 23 points, a clear winner, as he sometimes proves to be in the big occasion tournaments. Runner Up was Steve Urwin with a solid 19 points and reinforcing the SMERGS handicapping system were the next five players who all finished within one point of each other.
Steve led Rick Chadwick and Ken to the Teams award (two balls each) and Rick Butler and Steve Urwin cleaned up the rest of the balls with respectively, the Long Drive and Nearest the Pin awards.
Thanks again to all participants in the SMERGS 2018 Dawn Patrol.
2018 Results: Click here for individual results
|NTP 17th||Steve Urwin|
|Longest Drive 18th||Rick Butler|
|Best team||Rick Chadwick, Steve Figgis, Ken Miller|
|In form Steve Figgis receives the Dawn Patrol Trophy from TD Alan|