Wentworth Falls Country Club

Telephone - 4757 1202 • Brasserie - 4757 3330 • Pro Shop - 4757 1202 ext.1
206-220 Blaxland Road, Wentworth Falls, NSW 2782

Wentworth Falls Country Club

Telephone - 4757 1202 • Brasserie - 4757 3330 • Pro Shop - 4757 1202 ext.1
206-220 Blaxland Road, Wentworth Falls, NSW 2782

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Firstly, special thanks go out to our Major Sponsor I Talk Travel and Cruise Blue Mountains. Matt Hickey and the team at I Talk Travel help make this week one of the most memorable since they invented the internet, Seat belts became mandatory, smoking was deemed hazardous to your health and the start of Random Breath Testing.

WEEKLY TRIVIA QUESTION: Who is Australia’s greatest ever professional golfer with 57 world-wide wins to date? (answer at end of Editorial)


We had both sides of the Mountains’ weather coin on display this last week with fantastic sunny days Monday to Friday and conditions on the weekend even a pommie would call challenging. 130 gritty, game and gutsy golfers turned out for our year’s premier day event, the I talk Travel and Cruise Blue Mountains Wentworth Falls Country Club Open and Shield. That’s quite a mouthful but words cannot express every club members’ gratitude to Matt Hickey and the team at I Talk Travel. Our supporting Sponsors for the day were D’Vine Cellars at Wentworth Falls (thanks Dave) who donated all the nearest to the pin and longest drive prizes, and our Proshop (thanks Rob and Tanya) who donated the prizes for the Wentworth Falls Shield team event.

The day kicked off at first light with Bronco Djura, Chester Romanowski, Ebony Waugh and David Hogan teeing off into the mountains mist and after 38 tee times, a barbeque, a mega raffle, a badge draw, free nibbles and a happy hour, the winners were grinners and the rest of us were wet.

Our Major Prize winner for best Overall Scratch was Christopher Holmes(Leura). Chris lived up to his tag as one of the best amateur golfers in the mountains carding a 67 off the stick including a hole in one on the 9th, and Eagle on the 14th   and longest drive on the 8th, and that was without seeing one ball in flight.

The highlight of the day came from one of our Juniors, Lachlan Cullen, who also won the major prize for best nett score overall. Amongst all the fog and rain off a handicap of 32, Lachlan carded a 91 off the stick for a net 59. What a performance. News from the Cullen camp is that Lachlan will donate his major prize of two flights to anywhere between Brisbane and Melbourne as well as 2 nights accommodation and transfers, to mum and dad, Peter and Kristy. I am uncertain if Lachlan knows about this yet, but it should make for an interesting dinner table conversation.

In A grade, Jeff Kryger managed his first win since having a baby, finishing in front of Anthony Boza(Lithgow). Howie McIntosh removed the smile from Vic Smiley’s dial by a single shot in B grade and local boy John Byrne won over Warringah’s Troy Arts in C grade. In the Ladies, Linda Loftus made her coach Andrew (I taught her everything she knows) Loftus proud, hanging on to win from Tilly Elderfield. In 2016, the best Junior prize went to Chaz Ritchie and the runner up was Aiden Cullen. The boys did it again this year with Chaz and Aiden again filling the podium.

In the teams Shield Event, Matt Hickey, John Bromhead, Michael Mccracken and Jeff Kryger edged out the Junior’s team of Jacob and Lachlan Cullen, Amelia Galbraith and Luke O’Carrigan.

Saturday was a great day from dawn to dusk and beyond and thanks again goes to all our fantastic sponsors, our behind the scenes people, everyone who played and everyone who stayed back and attended presentation.

Wenty had a great week of golf leading up to our Open. The overall week totalled 232 competitive rounds. On our Tuesday Open Medley, we had a bumper field of 36 with 36points also being the winning score from Susan Maloney, over John Hargraves, who also had 36 points and in 3rd place, Peter Cowan-Lunn, who, you guessed it, had 36 points. That would have to be the Closest Race since the 2011 Melbourne Cup.

Thursday saw a Single Stableford and 2B aggregate. John Turner topped the field in the men with 40 points and in the ladies, Lea Shaeffer had a fabulous 42 points and could not be bested. One of our favourite sons, Timmy Kennedy teamed up with Granty Miller to win the aggregate.


Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th November is our Ladies and Men’s Foursomes event.

Sunday 19th November is our Mick Chaney Memorial Day

Sunday December 3rd is Holden Scramble. It will be one of the last qualifiers for the year so get in quickly for the shotgun start.


It all started out on Saturday at the I Talk Travel and Cruise Blue Mountains Wentworth Falls Open. This is the biggest day on the WFCC golfing calendar and our juniors upstaged the majority of the field. In the team event (WFCC Shield) the team consisting juniors Lachlan Cullen, Jacob Cullen and Amelia Galbraith came runner-up. Chaz Ritchie had a net 68 but the top honour went to Lachlan Cullen who shot a personal best score of 91 to have a nett score of, wait for it… 59!!! This score was more than enough to win the overall nett category. Well done Lachlan.

On Sunday our Encourage Shield team had their final game of the season. This time it was a home game against the top of the table team from Lynwood. In horrendous conditions some amazing golf was played. Angus Evers and Jacob Cullen had convincing wins, Sam Kennedy managed a very impressive half, while two of the remaining games ended in defeat. This meant that the whole contest came down to the final match, which also went to the last hole. After an even match it was fitting that Chazz Ritchie halved his match and the contest finished in a 3-all draw.

A win, two draws and only two defeats; not a bad debut season. Congratulations to all players involved, you have done yourselves and your club proud. Thank you to our amazing pro Robert Kennedy for making it all possible. Don’t forget our FREE junior clinics. The beginner’s clinic is on Friday and the advanced is on Tuesday, both starting at 4pm. For more information, please contact Wentworth Falls Pro Shop on 4757 1899.



Saturday 4 November 2017 – I Talk Travel WFCC Open & Shield (130 starters):

Open Winner: Chris Holmes (Leura) (+1) – 67, Open Handicap Winner: Lachlan Cullen (32) - 59 Singles: Men – A Grade Handicap Winner: Jeff Kryger (9) – 67, Runner Up: Anthony Boza (Lithgow)  (4) – 70 B Grade Handicap Winner: Howie McIntosh (16) – 73. Runner Up: Vic Smiley (16) – 74ocb, Scratch: Paul Nagle (13) – 89 OCB C Grade Handicap Winner: John Byrne (30) – 70, Runner Up: Troy Aarts (Warringah) (21) - 71, Scratch: Raymon Kramer (Richmond) (21) – 93. Ladies Winner: Linda Loftus (22) – 75, Runner Up: Tilly Elderfield (25) – 76 Juniors Winner: Chazz Ritchie (12) - 68, Runner Up– Aiden Cullen – (19) 74. WFCC Shield: Winners – Matt Hickey(0), Jeff Kryger (9), John Bromhead (Blackheath) (7) Michael McCracken (Everglades) (10) – 209, Runners Up – Lachlan Cullen (22) Jacob Cullen (33), Amelia Galbraith (37)– 215. NTP’s: 5th – Jeff Kryger– 80cm, 9th – Chris Holmes (Leura)– Hole in one 0cm,11th  Robert Lee(Wallacia) 407cm, 11th in 2 – Anne Frazer – 211 cm, 12th – Dave Cullen– 143 cm, 15th – Andrew Nianios (Wollongong)– 110 cm, 6th in 2 – David Bishop (Penrith) – 51cm, Mystery Hole ($100):  9th – Chris Holmes (Leura). Long Drives: A Grade – Chris Holmes (Leura), B Grade – Gerarld Eather, C Grade – Shaun Kitchener (Visitor), Women – Magda Cawthorne. Putting: Bronco Djura- 25 putts. Balls: Men – 75, Women – 83. 

Thursday 2 November 2017 – Single Stableford & 2B Aggregate (66 starters):

Men: Men – Winner – John Turner (15) – 40 pts, Runner Up – Glenn Brown (18) – 39 pts.  3rd Jim Pittendrigh (22)-38, Scratch - Colin Stockley (5) – 30. Women:Winner – Lea Schaefer (29) – 42 pts, Runner Up – Magda Cawthorne (14) – 38ocb.Teams:Winners –  Tim Kennedy (24) & Grant Miller (19) – 73ocb, Runners Up – John Goodrick (19) & Ronald Hood (16) – 73 ocb. NTPs: Men - 9th – Craig Maloney– 40 cm. Women - 9th – Ro Perry –347 cm, Women - 11th in 2 – Nicole Hussain– 460 cm, 12th John Goodrick -58cm. Balls: Men – 36 pts Women -35pts

 Tuesday 31 October 2017 – Medley Single Stableford (36 starters):

Singles:Winner – Susan Maloney (28) – 36ocb Runner Up John Hargraves (21) 36ocb, 3rd Peter Cowan – Lunn (17) 36ocb, Best Visitor Christine Sharry (35) -33. NTPs: 5th: Paul Stephens- 180 cm, 12th in 2 (27+) – Peter Gorrie– 220 cm. Balls: 33ocb.



I just wanted to write to let you know just how impressed I was with your club. In fact, everyone who attended the lunch was very, very impressed. Your staff could not have been more friendly, efficient and helpful. Even the young guy behind the bar was super-friendly whilst still being professional.  The food, without exception, was tremendous.
– Anne Hutchins
We often take family and visitors to the Thursday/Friday night servings and always found that everybody has enjoyed the food. The service is great with contact with the chef and his staff are wonderful and nothing is a problem for them even on a fully booked night they are so obliging.
– Mark R
Lovely Country golf club, with nice views over the course. Friendly atmosphere and reasonable prices.
– Martin C
An excellent venue for a special function. Friendly helpful staff and scrumptious food. I attended two Christmas lunches this past week and both were terrific. Also the Friday night carvery is worth trying. And the coffee is good too.
– Maunie K
This club has a real atmosphere about it and it never fails to please. Food, service all good. The servings are very generous and on most occasions are served quite quickly. The wine prices are attractive.
– Geoffrey W
My grandparents live in the area and after staying longer than expected visiting them suggested we have dinner at the country club. The only complaint I have is that they didn't tell me how good It was! - or I wouldn't have had so much for lunch.
– r b
A great course with attractive flora and fauna, and highly recommended for anyone visiting the Blue Mountains.
– Naysan H
Thank you to my good friends at Wentworth Falls Country Club for your support and Fund raising to help me get to World Championships in Germany. This club and its community have supported me over the past 10 years, and for that I'm grateful. The Friendliest and best club in the Mountains.
– Moe Westmoreland
The Society of Mountain Artists had their Christmas lunch at the club last Thursday. It was the best ever, the club goes out of its way to make it work and the food was outstanding.
– Marie Morris
My family and I would like to thank Jackie and Matt and everyone else at the club for making our daughters and son in law Monique & Joel's wedding such a wonderful night. It was an amazing night and all of our guests commented on the friendliness of your staff and how lovely the food was. I thank you again from the bottom of my heart.
– Julie Christie
Cannot express how well the staff helped on our wedding day, food was delicious, great atmosphere. Thank you.
– Nicky Fungo
I had my wedding here in November… place looked great, staff are so helpful. Definitely recommend.
– Christina Clarke
We had our wedding reception here last year and absolutely loved it. Awesome food and we got to drive up in a golf buggy.
– Helen Johnston