THE CURTLEY CUP 1  (back to top)

 

 

Sunday, 14 January 2018

 

Six Smergs stalwarts arrived in inclement conditions to bring The Royal to its knees. By the time they arrived at the 10th., umbrellas and wet weather gear were the order of the day and TD, NH, declared that numbers were perfect for The Curtley.
Balls were drawn and the eventual winners, PT, AW & JH were first off the tee followed by RB, NH & TB. 2 balls in was the prize pool so 'victory' was a mixed blessing for the loss of a shot. However, pride was at stake and following some excellent golf by both teams, one over by team 1 defeated one under by team 2. Team handicap was decided by adding the player's handicaps together and dividing by 6 so that team 1 with a handicap of 11.66 and net score of 22.33 defeated team 2 with 7.83 and 24.17.
Above all, the rain relented and another minor major was resolved with the winners losing a shot.

2018 Results:

Team

Player (h'cap)

Gross Strokes

Handicap

Net Strokes

1

 Peter Thornton (21)

34

11.66

22.33

 

 Alan Waddington (22)

 

 

 

 

 James Halliday (27)

 

 

 

 2

 Rick Butler (8)

32

7.83

24.17

 

 Nick Hillyard (17)

 

 

 

 

 Tim Becker (22)

 

 

 

 

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THE CURTLEY CUP 2  (back to top)

 

 

Sunday, 15 April 2018

 

A great turn up of 12 SMERGS prompted TD Nick to declare a four man Ambrose and we all forgot the event had already been run on a smaller scale on 14th January!  Team 1 blitzed the field with a gross one under the card, with many outstanding drives from both Alan Wadds and Steve Figgis, capped off by Steve chipping into the final 18th hole.  So four winners each losing a shot for the grand prize of three balls each.

Very enjoyable morning, especially for those in team 1.

 

Team 2 graciously, and somewhat shamefully, paid for coffee.

 

 

Results:

Team

Player (h'cap)

Gross Strokes

Handicap

Net Strokes

1

 Nock Hillyard (13)

32

10.5

21.5

 

 Alan Waddington (18)

 

 

 

 

 Rob Lowndes (24)

 

 

 

 

 Steve Figgis (29)

 

 

 

 2

 Rick Butler (7)

35

9.375

25.625

 

 Steve Urwin (21)

 

 

 

 

 Peter Burns (21)

 

 

 

 

 Mike Bell (26)

 

 

 

 3

 Tim Becker (18)

34

 10.5

 23.5

 

 Peter Thornton (18)

 

 

 

 

 James Halliday (24)

 

 

 

 

 Rick Chadwick (18)

 

 

 

 

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The Beige Jacket   (back to top)

The premier event on the SMERGS calendar

21st ANNUAL CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP

QUEEN’S BIRTHDAY REPUBLICAN TROPHY (the ‘BEIGE JACKET’)

ROYAL NORTHBRIDGE G.C. – Monday 11th June 2018

2018 Event:  After day after day of light to heavy rain the sky cleared in honour of the Queen as 12 Smergs battled it out for the Beige Jacket.  The main rules for the day were:

There were some great scores.  Breaking the many ties caused the TD (under considerable duress) to revert to some very tricky and uncheckable mathematics (applying Boyle's law and the Hilbert Principle) to decide the overall and front 9/back 9 winners.  The TD then proceeded to stuff up the simple team average (applying 5th class mathematics) to unfairly make Team 1 pay for coffee when in fact they won, or was that penance for their slow play?.

Congratulations to Ken Miller for wearing the jacket for yet another year and to all the other winners.

 

Rob (Acting TD)


2018 Results:
 

Team

 Player Handicap

Gross

Gross

Nett

Front 9

Back 9

1

 Peter Thornton

18 47 47 94 76

74.25 nett

 Steve Urwin

21 43 58 101 80

 

 Rick Chadwick

22 48 47 95 73

 

 Steve Figgis

27 45 50 95 68

2

 John Webb

16 53 53 106 90

75.75 nett

 John Ferreira

16 44 42 86 70

 

 Gary Skulander

19 41 48 89 70

 

 Rob Lowndes

21 46 48 94 73

3

 Ken Miller

16 39 45 84 68

75.75 nett

 Peter Burns

20 46 57 103 83

 

 James Halliday

23 47 59 106 83

 

 Mike Bell

24 47 46 93 69

 

 Club Champion

 Ken Miller, countback, 2 shots

 Best team

 Team 1

 Front 9

 Steve Figgis, 1 shot

 Back 9

 Mike Bell, countback, 1 shot

 NTP 17

 Peter Burns

 Long Drive 18

 Steve Figgis

 

The Photo: 

Club Champion Ken Miller wears the Beige Jacket, again!

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DDD Matchplay Championship (back to top)

The 2018 Draw and Rules

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St Nicholas Cup at St Michaels   (back to top)

Friday 5 January 2018, 7:30am

Tournament Organiser:  Rick Butler

2018 Results:

A superb Sydney summer day with a developing NorEaster adding to the excitement.  !3 players in total including special guest and super long hitter, who sometimes went straight, David Thornton.

Rick Chadwick was the clear winner before announcing Sally is pregnant with twins!  No one got on the 12th green for the NTP and Mike Bell snuck in the LD ahead of Johnny F.

The teams event was calculated on a simple stableford average of all members in each team.

A glorious day on a course in excellent condition and thanks as always to TD and long term St Micks member, Ricky B.
 

Team

Player

H'cap

Front 9 Stableford

Back 9 Stableford

Total Stableford

1

 Rick Butler 9

13

16

29

25.3pts

 John Webb 25

16

14

30

 

 Steve Urwin 31

10

7

17

2

 Ken Miller 21

13

17

30

26 pts

 John Ferreira 24

6

14

20

 

 Rob Lowndes 31

14

14

28

3

 Nick Hillyard 21

17

13

30

30.7 pts

 Peter Burns 27

13

15

28

 

 Rick Chadwick  32

17

17

34

4

 Peter Thornton 25

13

8

21

 21 pts  Alan Waddington 26

9

13

22

 

 Mike Bell 32

13

9

22

 

 David Thornton (guest) 27

11

8

19

The Prizes:

 Best Individual

 Rick Chadwick

 Front 9 Individual

 Nick Hillyard

 Back 9 Individual

 Ken Miller

 Best Team

 Team 3

 Longest Drive  Mike Bell  NTP (12th)  Nobody

The Photos:

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