Today, our new Patron, June Downer, was introduced to members by Vice President Betty Linabury. June started playing golf in 1965 in Sydney, and joined OSCC when she moved here in 1983. She was on committee in the early 80s, has won several honour board events, and has volunteered over the years with working bees, and the Halfway House. For several years she helped with the 9 hole beginners group and can still be seen around the club delivering balls found in her back yard to those in need.
SEASON OPENING EVENT (Tues 28th)
Sponsors – Robina Financial Solutions
Raffle winners – Marylou Pratt & Chris Killion
Thank you to Merv Brady for doing the BBQ – excellent, as always.
A suggestion box in the locker room. Please use it for any ideas or comments you would like to share with the committee. And don’t forget to identify yourself and sign your remarks please.
INDEX changes, based on computer data, will take effect by the end of the month. The list is here, and on the noticeboard. Please check your cards carefully to make sure you take your strokes in the correct place.
NTP Disks – new plastic disks, which won’t damage the mowers, have been purchased for use on Tuesdays only. How to use them –
—- Place the disk so that its front is level with the front of the ball, and write player’s name on the card.
—- Put the disk back in the NTP holder when the ball is close enough to measure with the flag stick, and write both distance and player’s name on the card.
—- Bring the disk back to the Pro Shop with the NTP holder if you’re the last group.
BEV’S RULE PRESENTATION
Bev briefly discussed 2 interesting rules.
1. What can you do if you have an air swing (or something close to it) on the tee? Rule 6.2b (6) explains the options for your 2nd shot.
2. We all know the rule if you hit a wrong ball – Rule 6.3c – but what if you have played with your opponent’s ball for the entire hole? An interpretation (formerly known as Q & A) of Rule 6.3a provides the answer.
Have you downloaded the official Rules App? It’s available for both Apple and Android, and well worth having on your phone.
Matchplay Championships – nominate now for the event starting Thursday 5th March. The sheet is on the noticeboard.
Chris’s clinics start again on Wed 5th Feb – 8.30am to 10am, maximum of 10 players – at $20, that’s good value. This session will cover swing technique and the sheet for names is on the noticeboard.