Wentworth Falls Country Club

Telephone - 4757 1202 • Brasserie - 4757 3330 • Pro Shop - 0490 488 398
206-220 Blaxland Road, Wentworth Falls, NSW 2782

Wentworth Falls Country Club

Telephone - 4757 1202 • Brasserie - 4757 3330 • Pro Shop - 0490 488 398
206-220 Blaxland Road, Wentworth Falls, NSW 2782

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The Week at Wenty

Game on Australia!

That’s the catchcry of the 4th running of the Invictus Games held in Sydney. The world’s most famous redhead, Prince Harry, sorry, Duke Harry was out and about in Sydney town and there wasn’t one mention of that word, Republic!

It was certainly “game on” in Wentworth Falls as well, as we finally got back on the course and we also got people back in the club with a big roll up at Thursday Night’s Trivia and a great fund-raising night on Saturday, supporting Katoomba Public School’s P&C. Thanks Amanda, Jane and Tom for delivering another win-win-win for everyone.

Generating

Ongoing

Lifelong

Friendships

The above is a straight steel from Richard Ledden-Cooper, the president of the BM Vets, but it sums up one of the very best things that golf can be.

Now, just a little aside. When is a duck not a duck?

I have it on very good authority, that those pesky residents that often get in the way of a drive kept out of the wind, or close to the ground even, otherwise known as a duck, are not in fact ducks. They are actually” Bronze Headed Geese”. Does not roll off the tongue quite as nicely as “Duck”, but there you go.

Now, our weekly golf giggler…………………………….

It had been a particularly tough nine holes at Wenty in a tournament that this regular golfer had been looking forward to playing all year. Too many tee shots into back yards, too many tree-bounds, too many double shots in bunkers and too many missed 3 footers had left him incredibly despondent.

After another poor tee shot on the 10th, the golfer looked to his playing partner and said “I.ve played so badly so far today, I think I’ll drown myself in the dam!”

“Don’t bother, said his playing partner, I doubt you could keep your head down that long”

The week started with a Coca-Cola Amatil sponsored Tournament at Royal Canberra Golf Club no less. Our Pro, Dave Paddison put in a great round of 1 under to finish second in the pros event.

Tuesday saw the return to form of Mr “Mid-Week Special” Frank Tregier. There were calls for mandatory swabbing to be instigated as Frank scored an impressive 41 points, streaking the field by a whopping 7 points. Frank will tell you his only drug is life itself. Good on you Frank, great to see you back in the winner’s circle again.

On Wednesday, Wenty had the pleasure of hosting 100 ladies playing the foursomes round of their Blue Mountains week of golf. When asked how he was going to cope, Dave our pro put it simply, “I’m marrying an Irish lass, I can cope with anything they throw at me.”

They came from all over the state and fortunately, the heavy rain held off for the most part, and a great day was had.

On Thursday, one of our favourite sons came home and had an absolute ripper, scoring 43 points. Tim Kennedy had a cracker. During the day, Tim found Chris, our new Course Super, and told him to core the greens every 2 weeks. Not sure if you’ll get a consensus on that one Tim, but nice try. The Team’s event was taken out by another returning favourite in Jim Pittendrigh, and partner Peter Wong. Peter had 40 individual points and came runner up to Tim. It’s always tough when you score 40 points and get beaten. Just to top it off, Jim has bought a brand-new pair of “Jim” shorts and a new Flannie for the season. Cuts quite a figure.

Marie Bowrey joined the above 40 list for the week, scoring a handicap cutting 41 points to take out the women’s event.

The weekend was a full one. We had our Saturday Stableford and 2BBB, lots of knockem’ down match-play matches, Juniors and Ladies Pennants and the completion of season 2 of the Genesis cup.

The Saturday comp saw our very own cuddly crew of grizzly bears filling the podium. John Armstrong, Geoff Harris and Craig Maloney took all the prizes.  It was lollipops all round as the Teams event was taken out by our resident babysitter Dave Cullen, partnering with Harry Daniels.

In Saturday’s women’s event, it was Anne Frazer who signed her card for the win in front of Sandy Cameron.

In the match-play events. I was beaten like the egg in a Pavlova by Danny Waugh who carded 1 under for the back nine.

Danny is now due to play Murray Patterson in the Winston Pickering A grade Match Play final. Murray took down Adrian Pabian in the other Semi last week after Adrian introduced his Srixon to a neighbour’s letter box on the 20th hole.

The final should be a ding-dong match and they are already selling tickets ringside.

In other matches, Joss Bennett took out the Mates vs Mates match against Shane Hines and in a telling upset, Neil Griffiths took down the afore mentioned Murray Patterson. Murray is one of the best Match Play players in the club, so Neil has done well to hold his nerve and bring home the win. Good luck in the next round Neil.

Our ladies inter-district pennants travelled down the hill and played Penrith at Glenmore Park Heritage. Sandy Cameron just keeps getting better and had a win for the good gals, Sue West sunk a 25-footer on the 18th to square her match and our other girls went down swinging.

Our Junior Pennants Team hosted the round on Sunday. Unfortunately, the fog rolled in early and the day had to be abandoned, so the only thing finished was the Bacon and Egg rolls.

The Weekend saw the completion of Season 2 of the Genesis cup. (Go to the Genesis Cup website for more info). This is a free event, and everyone has a random chance of winning a brand-new luxury car, and the National Final of this Stableford scored comp get to play in the final at Concord Golf Club in November. There were 103000 registered players Nationally in Season 2, with 81 entrants from Wentworth Falls.

The winner for our Club was the big Bopper, Sean Sparks. He receives a great prize from Genesis consisting of balls and booze. Chester Romanovski, the Jackpot hole king John McInnes, the Golden Guzzler Laurance Petkevitch and Mr Midweek Special, Frank Tregier, fill out our Club top 5. Well done guys.

The Jackpot Hole 9th is now up over $1300. Laurie McCracken had a red hot go at taking the cash finishing just 105cm from the hole, missing out by 25cm, less than our preferred lies. He was at least eying off the mystery hole prize of $67 until Lachlan Cullen left his tee shot on the 5th just 100cm from the hole. Some days it’s just not meant to be Laurie.

Coming right up:

Monday 22nd October: BM Vets at Blackheath

Tuesday 23rd October: Medley and Jackpot Hole over $1300

Saturday 27th October: Men and Women’s Monthly Medal

Saturday 3rd November: Wentworth Falls Open

Sunday 11th November: Blue Mountains Open

 

Wenty Juniors

For the first time ever WFCC hosted a Junior Pennants round. It started off so well too, with every Wenty player making the most of home ground advantage and leading their match. Unfortunately, the fog decided to intervene. It became so thick that players could not see 2m in front of them so play had to be abandoned.

Our Encourage Shield team did manage to get their game in. They took on Oatlands at Lynwood, which is a long course for little legs. Our boys went down 4 ½ - 1 ½ and they certainly did themselves proud. Captain, Angus won his game comfortably and Oliver Cullen fought back to halve his match on the last hole.

In the Saturday Open competition, Dave Cullen was king of the kids, playing with his boys and looking after Harry Daniels. He teamed up with Harry in the two-ball and the pair of them won the event. Now that’s some quality babysitting.

Don’t forget our junior clinics. The Beginners clinic is on Wednesday and the Advanced clinic is on Tuesday. Both clinics start at 4pm and both are FREE. Call the pro shop on 4757 1202 for further details.

Pennants match play practice also happens on Wednesday and the kids are always up for a practice match with anyone. If you fancy giving one of our team members a match, then meet at the pro shop between 4pm & 4:30pm. Are you up for the challenge?

Weekly Results:,

Saturday 20th October 2018. Single Stableford and 2BBB (78 starters)

Men’s Winner: John Armstrong(12)-40, R/Up Geoff Harris (15)-38, Third Craig Maloney (9)-38, Scratch Bronco Djura (2)-75

Women’s Winner: Anne Frazer(28)-38, R/Up Sandra Cameron(35)-36

Team Event:

Winner:David Cullen(6) &Harry Daniels(16)-45, R/Up Sean Sparks(6) & Grant Underwood (12)-43

Mystery Hole: Lachlan Cullen 5th -$67

NTPs: 5th Lachlan Cullen (100cm), 9th Laurie McCracken (105cm), 11th Gary Hunter (492cm) 11th in 2 Rylan Cullen (410cm), 12th Danny Waugh (188cm), 15th Don Dunn (184cm), Eagles Nest 18th Gordon Reynolds(34cm)

Balls: Men 33OCB, Women 35

 

Thursday 18th October 2018.  Single Stableford and 2BBB (46 Starters)

Men’s Winner: Tim Kennedy (26)-43, R/Up Peter Wong(16)-40, Third Vic Smiley(16)-38

Women’s Winner: Marie Bowrey (27)-41

Teams Winner: Peter Wong(16) & Jim Pittendrigh(19)-46

NTP’S: 9th Bert Kryger(128cm), 11th in 2 Marie Bowrey (470cm) 12th Tony McQuillan(302cm)

Balls:Men 33OCB, Women 35

 

Tuesday 16th October 2018. Medley Single Stableford (34 starters)

Winner: Frank Tregier(17)-41, R/Up Allen Helmrich(28)-34, Best Visitor Nicholas Hullah (20)- 33

NTPs:5th Ross Fitzgerald(670cm), 12th in 2-Allen Helmrich(81cm)

Balls:30

 

 

 

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