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

There are already 110 spots booked for the I Talk Travel and Cruise Blue Mountains Wentworth Falls Open next Saturday so get in quick. There will be a great presentation, Raffles and Music so hope to see as many as possible in the club for this premier single day event of the year.

The following Sunday (11th November) sees us host the Coca-Cola Amatil Blue Mountains Open. Again, lots of Prizes and a great day to be had in this once in a decade event at Wenty. Book in fast.

As you all know, there will be some ground-breaking rules changes happening in golf for the new year. These are all focussed on pace of play and getting rid of rules that even my 106- year-old Grandmother thinks are old fashioned.

Michael in the clubhouse and Dave in the pro-shop have the new rules books on hand and Golf NSW website also has the detail. Dave will be all over the new rules like my Grandson is over his X-Box, so he will be a great resource for us. (Dave, not my Grandson)

I will use this forum over time to give you a summary.

Change

There will be no penalty incurred for an accidental deflection. This means you can hit yourself or your playing partner, and/or equipment, with the ball and then play it as it lies, no penalty. Of course, you may be unconscious, or your playing partner might want a piece of you, but aside from that, a great change.

Change

There is no penalty for leaving the flag in when putting on the green. Aside from the fact that that is probably the best part of my game (holding the flag that is), that is also a make sense change.

Now, Frank Tregier would not forgive me if I did not give you our weekly golf giggler…………………………….,

I thought this week I’d give you some great one-liners from some very notable people.

  • Golf is like chasing a quinine pill around a cow pasture: Winston Churchill
  • It took me seventeen years to get 3,000 hits in baseball. I did it in one afternoon on the golf course: Babe Ruth
  • Columbus went around the world in 1492. That isn't a lot of strokes when you consider the course: Lee Trevino
  • These greens are so fast I have to hold my putter over the ball and hit it with the shadow: Sam Snead
  • If you think it's hard to meet new people, try picking up the wrong golf ball: Jack Lemmon
  • If you're caught on a golf course during a storm and are afraid of lightning, hold up a 1-iron. Not even God can hit a 1-iron: Lee Trevino
  • The people who gave us golf and called it a game are the same people who gave us bag pipes and called it music: Anon
  • I would like to deny all allegations by Bob Hope that during my last game of golf, I hit an eagle, a birdie, an elk and a moose: Gerald Ford
  • After all these years, it's still embarrassing for me to play on the American golf tour. Like the time I asked my caddie for a sand wedge and he came back ten minutes later with a ham on rye: Chi Chi Rodriguez

 

The Vets were at Blackheath on Monday and our very own Steve Giles shots the lights out on the course with 41 points.

Steve is now our representative at the district, is responsible for the reverse recyclable machine now fully commissioned in the top car park and is also a key driver in our Land Development committee. Next time you see him lining up a 6-footer on the 18th, make sure you call out and say thanks.

Mark Griffin has been spending a lot of time over the last couple of months, helping out in the pro-shop. He was either going to develop an Irish accent or improve his golf game and it looks like it was the latter as he had a great win on Tuesday in our medley.

On Thursday, visitor Cody Clark showed us how to play Wenty with a stunning 43 points. John Armstrong and Andrew Loftus kept him honest though as they won the teams event which was a 2 Ball Alternate hole in conjunction with Single Stableford.  Everyone I spoke to said that they thought the Alternate was only one step removed from foursomes with “Sorry Mate” being the common catchphrase. I think it might be here to stay as it was a lot of fun.

We also must mention a silent achiever. For 2 weeks in a row, Marie Bowrie has won Thursday’s women’s competition, despite her handicap being on the way south. Marie may well get a call soon from Sue West to come and fly the Wenty colours in the Inter-district Pennants.

Saturday’s monthly medal was just one of those days that you live to be a part of. The sun came out, the course looked a treat, we had a massive field of 115, the Jackpot hole went off delivering $1306 and there were personal bests all over the place.

In A grade, Danny Waugh, off a handicap of 6, was 5 over after 3 holes then went 4 under for the next 15 holes to card a personal best of 71.  In the process, he single-handedly took down Peter Cullen and Jamie Galbraith in the Cock-Of-The -Walk (I simply held the flag all day) won the Jackpot hole with a near Hole-In One, won the Mystery Hole and won best scratch score of the day. Amazingly though, his net 65 wasn’t good enough to win the A Grade Medal as Aiden Cullen scored a personal best of 74 off the stick, off 10. That made it a net 64 and the A grade Medal was his. Even more amazingly, that wasn’t good enough to win the Guzzlers as Joss Bennett also scored a personal best of 77 off the stick off a handicap of 14. His net 63 won both the B Grade medal and the Guzzlers. In his presentation speech, Joss gave a lot of credit to the lessons he had recently received from our Pro, Dave Paddison.

Who would have thought getting help from a professional would help eh?

In C Grade, another Cullen had the best of it. Jacob’s personal best was a net 59 at last year’s Wentworth Falls Open and last month was pipped for the medal after carding a net 65. Not this time though as a solid 67 net off 20 won on a count back from Glenn Brown.

I believe it was both Aiden and Jacob’s first medal so good on you both.

The field on Saturday had a near record 28 ladies. Susan Taylor held the flag for Wenty with a net 73 to win the medal, but the Ladies of the Coast took the other honours. They had a great time, loved the course and will be back.

There are lots of Match Play events underway and many are approaching the pointy end with honour boards needing to be filled.

Some interesting matchups await.

In the Winston Pickering Graded Matchplay, The A grade final sees Murray Patterson and Danny Waugh playing off. I can already hear the Rocky Music in the background and we all know who the Southpaw is.

In B Grade, Graem Bush awaits either Joss Bennett or Gary Hunter. “It’s on like Donky Kong” there!!!.

In C Grade, young Lachlan Cullen awaits either Laurie “Leftie” McCracken or Laurance “Guzzler” Petkevitch. Again, you couldn’t write that script any better.

In the Cock of the Walk, in the Semis, the Big Bopper, Sean Sparks and Smiley Grant Underwood take on the father/ son combination of Tom and Harry Daniels. Sean has bought himself a new Golf Cart to look after his dodgy knees and Tom has continued to evolve his swing to look after his dodgy back, but all dodgy-ness aside, should be a great match.

On the other side of the draw, wily old foxes Simon Whitehead and Ross Golotta will try and get in the heads of Danny Waugh and Steve West. That’s a total toss-up.

All I can say is,” Go all the Lefties”!

Our ladies inter-district pennants travelled to sunny Camden and played Lakeside.  Magda Cawthorne had a great win and whilst the team had a loss, being involved in this competition has made us all realise that there is a great big golfing world out there for the taking, and we should.

Our Junior Pennants Team and our Encouragement shield side also travelled this week and Tom has all the details in his junior report. Have to say that our Junior Pennants side is in with a real shot in their first ever year, so keep in cranking.

Our Encouragement Shield team host next Sunday 4th. There will be a BBQ from 8 am and all are welcome to see our kids take on the rest.

Coming right up:

Tuesday 30th October: Medley and Jackpot Hole start over

Saturday 3rd November: Wentworth Falls Open

Sunday 4th November: Junior Encouragement Shield at Wenty

Sunday 11th November: Blue Mountains Open

Saturday 17th November: Foursomes Championships Men and Women Day 1

Sunday 18th November: Foursomes Championships Men and Women Day 2

 

 

Wenty Juniors

When we arrived at Camden Golf Club for our match against Lakeside Camden, one member of our Junior Pennants team said that, “We put the Stud in Studley Park”. This was the tone of the day and boy did the team perform. Playing against the previously unbeaten Lakeside team our juniors played out of their skin to win the game 4 ½ - 1 ½ with wins to Jacob Cullen, Harry Daniels, Matteen Mashal & Chazz Ritchie. Lachlan Cullen managed a half point by drawing his match. This result puts us in a really strong position going into the final group match. A win could see us go through the quarterfinals.

Our Encourage Shield team had another fun adventure, this time to Stonecutters Ridge. They did themselves proud once again, pushing the highly fancied Lynwood team all the way. Sam Kennedy managed a great half in his match and Oliver Cullen had another good win. We host the last round of the Encourage Shield and would love to see many people down to support us. The BBQ will be fired up at 8am.

In the Saturday Open competition the kids did manage to let an adult win one of the grades in the Monthly Medal. Aiden Cullen shot a personal best 74 off the stick to take out the A-Grade Medal and Jacob Cullen won the C-Grade Medal. Prize for best junior on the day went to Chazz Ritchie.

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 27th October 2018. Monthly Medal (115 starters)

A Grade Men’s Medal Winner: Aiden Cullen(10)-64, R/Up Chazz Ritchie (8)-68, Scratch Danny Waugh(6)-71

B Grade Men’s Medal Winner: Joss Bennett(14)-63, R/Up Shane Hines (15)-71, Scratch Paul Holmes(13)-80

C Grade Men’s Medal Winner: Jacob Cullen(20)-67, R/Up Richard Pym (31)-71, Scratch Glenn Brown(20)-93

Women’s Winner: Leonie Foran(22)-71, Scratch Carmel Fifield (20)-94

Women’s Medal Winner: Susan Taylor(27)-73

Jackpot Hole 9th Winner: Danny Waugh (18.5cm)-$1306

Mystery Hole: Danny Waugh 9th (18.5cm) -$84

NTPs: 5th David Cameron (400cm), 9th Danny Waugh (18.5cm), 11th Sean Sparks (600cm) 11th in 2 David Burke (96cm), 12th Tom Daniels (370cm), 15th Bill Eminoglu (330cm), Eagles Nest No takers

Balls: Men 73, Women 77

 

Thursday 25th October 2018.  Single Stableford and 2BAlternate (50 Starters)

Men’s Winner: Cody Clark (Vis-26)-43, R/Up Andrew Loftus(16)-39, Third John Byrne(28)-36OCB, Scratch Steve West (10)-80

Women’s Winner: Marie Bowrey (36)-38

Teams Winner: John Armstrong(11) & Andrew Loftus (16)-37

NTP’S: 9th John Roberts(212cm), 11th in 2 Marie Bowrey (600cm) 12th John Byrne(317cm)

Balls:Men 32OCB, Women 32

 

Tuesday 23rd October 2018. Medley Single Stableford (35 starters)

Winner: Mark Griffin(18)-39OCB, R/Up Peter Cowan-Lunn(18)-39, Best Visitor Matt Boyce(13)- 38

NTPs:5th Brett Murdoch(292cm), 12th in 2-John Byrne(99cm)

Balls:34

 

 

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