Captain's Report

Captain’s Report – Pymble Golf Club 2019

The annual match between Sydney and Newcastle Builders Golf Club was held at the challenging Pymble golf course, for the second year in succession under blue Sydney skies.

With the Newcastle team of 27 players making the trip down the freeway to try and regain the trophy, won by Sydney last year at the same venue.

Sydney assembled 25 players, including a couple of new members and a few visitors to do their best to hold onto the cup.

The course was a little wet underfoot, after heavy rain a few days earlier, and our thanks go out to the staff, who decided to allow us to use the motorised carts.

The greens were a little slow due to the recent renovations and the first cut of rough was very punishing. The place to be, of course was on the pristine fairways which allowed only moderate run, and the course played tough, despite the moderate slope rating of 124. This showed in the scores with three players shooting 36 points, and only 19 of the 52 starters compiling 30 or more points.

The BBQ dinner was well received, and its always great to see the camaraderie between the two clubs at the annual get together.

Congratulations to the following winners:

Overall winners 2 Ball Aggregate:

Paul Pritchard and Wayne Tilley / 70 Points 

Overall Runners Up 2 Ball Aggregate:

Glen Willard and Malcolm Murray / 67 Points 

Overall Third Place 2 Ball Aggregate: 

Chris Jolley and Ken Jolley / 66 Points 

NTP 3rd Hole A Grade:

Glenn Willard

NTP 3rd Hole B Grade: 

Denis Hancock

NTP 18th Hole A Grade: 

Wayne Tilley

NTP 18th Hole B Grade: 

Ross Lewis

NTP Second Shot 13th Hole A Grade:

Denis Barnett

NTP Second Slot 13th Hole B Grade: 

Wayne Tilley

NTP Second Slot 6th Hole A Grade: 

George Bannerman

NTP Second Slot 6th Hole B Grade: 

Barry Fox

NSW Results: 

Individual winner:

Tim Hooper / 36 Points 

Individual Runner Up: 

Sam Jooste / 35 Points 

2 Ball Aggregate Winners: 

Tim Hooper and Allan Scully / 64 Points 

2 Ball Aggregate Runners Up: 

Brett Walter and Garry Gibson / 61 Points 


As if normally the case, the main match was very close with Sydney holding on to the trophy four to three.

Thanks to Lynn Gray, Phil Jones and Lou Buzai for the help in organizing this event. A special mention to Rachel, Christian and the team from Pymble Golf Club who were of great assistance in making this another very successful day.

Hope to see you all at our next game at Stonecutters Ridge on Wednesday 15th of May.

Yours in Golf,

Garry Gibson


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