Captain's Report

Captain’s Report – NSW Golf Course 6th Of February 2024

As is our tradition we welcomed the new year with a game at the majestic NSW golf course.

Early rain on the day didn’t dampen the spirits of the 42 master builder golfers who assembled to once again take on this championship course.

The rain had eased by lunch time but the southerly wind was blowing stronger than ever, gusts of over 60 kilometers per hour recorded at Kurnell.

The intrepid group set off for the 1.30 start armed with a pink ball per group to battle the elements.

Over the years we have played NSW in all sorts of weather conditions and this day was as tough as it has ever been.

The pink ball was flying all over the course at the will of the wind with the worst performance (by a quality golfer I might add) was to loose the ball deep in the bush on the very first shot of the day to the experienced group of Barry Morcom and friends to hold onto pinkie for 14 holes and take home the prize of some red wine.

As expected, the scores were low due to the wind with the average being in the low 20s but the consensus in the bar after the game that it was a strangely enjoyable challenge to battle the elements rather than the golf course.

A very enjoyable shower followed by dinner was just what was needed and all enjoyed the first catch-up of 2024.

Congratulations to the following winners:

Individual winner

Derek Nolan (15) 34 points CB

Individual runner up

Chris Seymour (9) 34 points

2 BBB Winners

Glenn Maher (30) & Brian Maguire (22) 44 points

2 BBB Runners Up

Derek Nolan (9) & Phil Wilson (33) 42 points

NTP 2nd hole

Danny Rothwell

NTP 11th hole

Mick Dolan

Great to see quiet a few visitors in attendance and welcome to new members Chris Bailey and Ian Rydstrand who all seemed to enjoy the experience.

Hope to see a big roll up for our next game at The Lakes on Monday the 11th of March 2024.

Happy golfing,

Garry Gibson

Captain MB&E Golf Club.

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