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Posted 06 November 2017 - 09:55 AM

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 05:47 PM

For those of you with nothing better to do, here is some light reading...

 

 

2017 30TH ANNIVERSARY WRPGC REPORT

 

           A very wet and cool day was on the menu for the players in the 30th Anniversary WRP Golf Classic at The Springs, Peats Ridge. Persistent overnight rain was enough for a couple of regulars to pull the pin and they were soon joined on the sideline by 2 more players as their car broke down on the way to the course and they were unable to make the start....next year Don, Alec, Keith and Scott. Despite this, 9 new players, from a field of 34, took to the greens, including Ian Broad, Garry Cato, Cameron Marks, Greg Samuel, Brad Wall, James Wall, Aaron Williams, Aaron Wright and  Antony Wright. As the players arrived and checked in they were presented with their very special 30th Anniversary Hat Clip/Ball Marker and Golf Ball...some would ask where the other 11 balls they'd need were hiding? The briefing from Inaugural and 5 time WRPGC Champion, John Barnes, was thorough...and long. A round of applause was given in memory of  former player John "Judge" McBride who sadly passed away on Boxing Day 2016. After the "briefing", the players were finally able to head out to their tees for the shotgun start.

 

 The rain subsided for the first few holes of the event, leading some to think that maybe Don and Alec had pulled the pin prematurely, but, as was feared, it returned and soaked most players to the skin. Putting the rain aside it seemed that most were coping with the tough layout, though the greens having been recently cored proved to be a challenge as most could not bring themselves to employ a driver like swing to get the ball to the hole. Unfortunately Gary Cato and Mick Larymore succumbed to the elements and withdrew at the 1/2 way mark.  The shotgun start spread the players out but even so a few calls of FORE rang out as wayward shots from some would be their downfall. Whilst moving up the 4th fairway, John Barnes heard one of these calls, sounding like it was coming from the first tee, however there was no-one in sight. Suddenly the group of Brock Barnes, Aaron Wright and Antony Wright emerged from the bushes. They had started their round on the 16th so should have been playing the first hole on this stage. When asked where they tee off from they said "just on the other side of those bushes". "That's the 10th Tee!" was JB's reply, so back to the first they went. The rain keep coming but everyone battled on...finally though, it stopped, giving everyone a reprieve, if only for a couple of holes. 

 

The Yellow Ball as usual was a varied affair, with some losing it early and at least one team, losing it with their final tee shot of the day. 2 teams would "manage" their Yellow Ball well and return it to the scoring table. The players returned to the clubhouse, this time there was no 6 hour round and the delivery of the burgers were timed relatively well this year.  Thanks to Darren Jones bringing him, special guest and foundation player Abby Barnes was there to meet the players as they finished and join them for lunch. Unfortunately another foundation player, and event Patron, Ken (KJ) Goldthorp was too ill to attend., offering his apologies. During the 30 years of the event, including this year, 182 different players have taken part. Unfortunately we have lost 13, that we are aware, of those players, so a moments silence was held to remember those that could not be with us.

 

Prior to this and with the assistance of first timer, Cameron Marks, the President, Captain, Treasurer, Handicapper and all round prolific event organiser got stuck into tallying the results. And what a surprise it would be as, 30 years after his father won the inaugural event in 1988, Brock Barnes would take home the spoils with his first win. With a gross score of 146, including a 16, he would end up with a nett 67 to street the field. The Dynasty is in good hands.The surprises continued as newbie Aaron Wright would come in second with a nett 70 and 148 off the stick! Reminiscent of  one of Arnies Terminator films, "Rise of the Machines" it would be "Rise of the Choppers" as another big score of 146 and Nett 72 on a countback, this time from Ian Ward, would take away 3rd place, a repeat of last year's effort for Ian. This was the first time in the events history that the highest grossing scores would take out the top 3 spots, proving once and for all that ANYONE can win! Scratch was won by Dean Lucas with an 85 however it should be noted that newcomer and PGA Professional Brad Wall had an 82. He was not able to stay for the presentation and was more than happy to pass on the prize to the next player down the line...doesn't lessen it for you though does it Dean? Perennial favourite and previous champion Neil Rowlison won the TAWNY award (There's Always Next Year) having just missed out on a top gong.

 

Best 1st Nine went to Melbourne traveler Andrew "Spike" McVay with a nett 35.5 using  an obviously quality hire club set. Best 2nd Nine went to 2016 champion Phil Fisher with a nett 30. NTP on the 5th was won by newcomer Ian Broad and  on the 16th Phil Fisher would claim another prize. NTP 2nd shot on the 12th was won by Dean Lucas and the Long Drive on the 9th would be taken out by event winner Brock Barnes. He reckons he only hit 2 decent drives all day and this was one of them. The T.RO.G. (Truly Ruly Ordinary Golfer) went to Mitch Houterman with a 117 shots and apparently he only cursed on 110 of them.. Brad Horrell took home the Barry Crocker Award with his 111. The super hotly contested Bradman which, having been won the last 2 years running by Tony Roberts, was thrown wide open ,as Tony decided  that escaping to Melbourne for Cup week and getting pissed was a better option. Cameron Marks with 119...quite low for a Bradman was given the honour, however at a Stewards enquiry later,  it was discovered that Antony Wright had actually won it with a stella145. Ant was happy for Cameron to keep the prizes as he was just pleased to have beaten his older brother by 3 shots. The error can only be attributed to the scoring team (JB) rushing to get through proceedings. Next year a new and improved results format should be in place...right Keith?.. to eliminate these infrequent errors. A couple of other anomalies were discovered but they did not affect any of the major placings. The  Yellow Ball was won by Tony Young, Dean Lucas, Garry Cato (his contribution on the front nine helped) and Phil Fisher...geez you cleaned up again Phil...as mentioned only one of two groups to bring it home. Finally, we thanked Greg Samuel for coming.

 

It is hard to believe that what started out as a few blokes playing a social game would still be going 30 years later! A big thank you to all who attended today, battling the elements, and to all of the past players unable to attend for whatever reason, for making this a magnificent event that is a must play for all levels of golfer. A reminder to all and to our new players that once you have played in the Classic you are entitled to invite another player along. Finally thanks for your thanks.

 

Until next year, good golfing to all.

 

Cheers

Billy Baroo

Chief WRPGC Reporter


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Posted 08 November 2017 - 06:54 PM

For those of you with nothing better to do, here is some light reading...


2017 30TH ANNIVERSARY WRPGC REPORT


A very wet and cool day was on the menu for the players in the 30th Anniversary WRP Golf Classic at The Springs, Peats Ridge. Persistent overnight rain was enough for a couple of regulars to pull the pin and they were soon joined on the sideline by 2 more players as their car broke down on the way to the course and they were unable to make the start....next year Don, Alec, Keith and Scott. Despite this, 9 new players, from a field of 34, took to the greens, including Ian Broad, Garry Cato, Cameron Marks, Greg Samuel, Brad Wall, James Wall, Aaron Williams, Aaron Wright and Antony Wright. As the players arrived and checked in they were presented with their very special 30th Anniversary Hat Clip/Ball Marker and Golf Ball...some would ask where the other 11 balls they'd need were hiding? The briefing from Inaugural and 5 time WRPGC Champion, John Barnes, was thorough...and long. A round of applause was given in memory of former player John "Judge" McBride who sadly passed away on Boxing Day 2016. After the "briefing", the players were finally able to head out to their tees for the shotgun start.

The rain subsided for the first few holes of the event, leading some to think that maybe Don and Alec had pulled the pin prematurely, but, as was feared, it returned and soaked most players to the skin. Putting the rain aside it seemed that most were coping with the tough layout, though the greens having been recently cored proved to be a challenge as most could not bring themselves to employ a driver like swing to get the ball to the hole. Unfortunately Gary Cato and Mick Larymore succumbed to the elements and withdrew at the 1/2 way mark. The shotgun start spread the players out but even so a few calls of FORE rang out as wayward shots from some would be their downfall. Whilst moving up the 4th fairway, John Barnes heard one of these calls, sounding like it was coming from the first tee, however there was no-one in sight. Suddenly the group of Brock Barnes, Aaron Wright and Antony Wright emerged from the bushes. They had started their round on the 16th so should have been playing the first hole on this stage. When asked where they tee off from they said "just on the other side of those bushes". "That's the 10th Tee!" was JB's reply, so back to the first they went. The rain keep coming but everyone battled on...finally though, it stopped, giving everyone a reprieve, if only for a couple of holes.

The Yellow Ball as usual was a varied affair, with some losing it early and at least one team, losing it with their final tee shot of the day. 2 teams would "manage" their Yellow Ball well and return it to the scoring table. The players returned to the clubhouse, this time there was no 6 hour round and the delivery of the burgers were timed relatively well this year. Thanks to Darren Jones bringing him, special guest and foundation player Abby Barnes was there to meet the players as they finished and join them for lunch. Unfortunately another foundation player, and event Patron, Ken (KJ) Goldthorp was too ill to attend., offering his apologies. During the 30 years of the event, including this year, 182 different players have taken part. Unfortunately we have lost 13, that we are aware, of those players, so a moments silence was held to remember those that could not be with us.

Prior to this and with the assistance of first timer, Cameron Marks, the President, Captain, Treasurer, Handicapper and all round prolific event organiser got stuck into tallying the results. And what a surprise it would be as, 30 years after his father won the inaugural event in 1988, Brock Barnes would take home the spoils with his first win. With a gross score of 146, including a 16, he would end up with a nett 67 to street the field. The Dynasty is in good hands.The surprises continued as newbie Aaron Wright would come in second with a nett 70 and 148 off the stick! Reminiscent of one of Arnies Terminator films, "Rise of the Machines" it would be "Rise of the Choppers" as another big score of 146 and Nett 72 on a countback, this time from Ian Ward, would take away 3rd place, a repeat of last year's effort for Ian. This was the first time in the events history that the highest grossing scores would take out the top 3 spots, proving once and for all that ANYONE can win! Scratch was won by Dean Lucas with an 85 however it should be noted that newcomer and PGA Professional Brad Wall had an 82. He was not able to stay for the presentation and was more than happy to pass on the prize to the next player down the line...doesn't lessen it for you though does it Dean? Perennial favourite and previous champion Neil Rowlison won the TAWNY award (There's Always Next Year) having just missed out on a top gong.

Best 1st Nine went to Melbourne traveler Andrew "Spike" McVay with a nett 35.5 using an obviously quality hire club set. Best 2nd Nine went to 2016 champion Phil Fisher with a nett 30. NTP on the 5th was won by newcomer Ian Broad and on the 16th Phil Fisher would claim another prize. NTP 2nd shot on the 12th was won by Dean Lucas and the Long Drive on the 9th would be taken out by event winner Brock Barnes. He reckons he only hit 2 decent drives all day and this was one of them. The T.RO.G. (Truly Ruly Ordinary Golfer) went to Mitch Houterman with a 117 shots and apparently he only cursed on 110 of them.. Brad Horrell took home the Barry Crocker Award with his 111. The super hotly contested Bradman which, having been won the last 2 years running by Tony Roberts, was thrown wide open ,as Tony decided that escaping to Melbourne for Cup week and getting pissed was a better option. Cameron Marks with 119...quite low for a Bradman was given the honour, however at a Stewards enquiry later, it was discovered that Antony Wright had actually won it with a stella145. Ant was happy for Cameron to keep the prizes as he was just pleased to have beaten his older brother by 3 shots. The error can only be attributed to the scoring team (JB) rushing to get through proceedings. Next year a new and improved results format should be in place...right Keith?.. to eliminate these infrequent errors. A couple of other anomalies were discovered but they did not affect any of the major placings. The Yellow Ball was won by Tony Young, Dean Lucas, Garry Cato (his contribution on the front nine helped) and Phil Fisher...geez you cleaned up again Phil...as mentioned only one of two groups to bring it home. Finally, we thanked Greg Samuel for coming.

It is hard to believe that what started out as a few blokes playing a social game would still be going 30 years later! A big thank you to all who attended today, battling the elements, and to all of the past players unable to attend for whatever reason, for making this a magnificent event that is a must play for all levels of golfer. A reminder to all and to our new players that once you have played in the Classic you are entitled to invite another player along. Finally thanks for your thanks.

Until next year, good golfing to all.

Cheers
Billy Baroo
Chief WRPGC Reporter

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 08:57 PM

Can I play off 72 next year?
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Posted 08 November 2017 - 10:34 PM

Can I play off 72 next year?

Don't want 79?


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2013 ISG National Championships...13th place...now that's desperately unlucky

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2015 ISG National Championships...21st place...that's farked

2016 ISG National Championships...waaaaay down the list.

2016 ISG National Championships...2nd place Yarra Yarra Satellite Game 

2016 ISG National Championships...2nd place Huntingdale Satellite Game

2016 ISG National Championships...Captain of winning NSW Team, SOO

2017 ISG National Championships...12th place...heading in the right direction

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Posted 09 November 2017 - 05:31 AM

Can I play off 72 next year?


It's a stroke round Micky... You get into that bunker again you might still be there now
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Posted 09 November 2017 - 06:24 AM

It's a stroke round Micky... You get into that bunker again you might still be there now


You have a point. Make it 79.
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