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

The I Talk Travel Bus and Cruise Wentworth Falls Open went off bigtime. 131 in the field, the course was fabulous, one of our favourite sons won the day in a tight result and the Saturday raffles are back. The day also confirmed the strength of our Juniors, with them picking up a heap of prizes.

Special thanks go to Chris and his team Dave and Laurance, as well as all the course Volunteers, who have created a golf course we can be truly proud of.

On Sunday, our Juniors then went on to make Wenty history by qualifying for the finals in the Junior Pennants and our Ladies Inter-district Pennant team had their first ever win.

Great results and thanks to all our Sponsors, Matt Hickey and I Talk Travel and Cruise Blue Mountains, Dave Mellor at d’Vine Cellars and Dave and Liane from Paddison Golf.

Thanks also to everyone who was involved and especially to all our visitors that made Saturday truly memorable.

Next 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.

Last week, we started covering some of the rule changes coming up in 2019.

Here are a couple more.

Change

There will be no penalty incurred if the player’s club accidentally hits the ball more than once during a single stroke:

I’ve done it heaps of times when coming out of a bunker or out of deep grass in the rough or just off the greens. Sounds very fair change to me.

Change

No penalty for moving loose impediments, touching the ground, or grounding your club in a penalty area. It’s usually penalty enough being within a hazard. This rule guards against over penalising the player. Think of the dry creek on the right-hand side of the 4th fairway.

And here is your weekly excuse to admit that golf is a golf is all about having a laugh…………….

A young man with a few hours to spare one afternoon figures that if he hurries and plays very fast, he can get in nine holes before he has to head home. As he is about to tee off, an old gentleman shuffles onto the tee and asks if he can join him. Although worried this will slow him up, the younger man says, “Of course.”

To his surprise, the old man plays quickly. He doesn’t hit the ball very far, but it goes straight. Furthermore, the old man moves along without wasting any time.

When they reach the 9th fairway, the young man is facing a tough shot. A large pine tree sits in front of his ball, directly between it and the green.

After several minutes pondering how to hit the shot, the old man says, “You know, many years ago, when I was your age, I’d hit the ball right over that same tree.”

With the challenge before him, the young man swings hard, hits the ball, watches it fly into the branches, rattle around, and land with a thud a foot from where it had started.

“Of course,” says the old man, “when I was your age, that same tree was only three feet tall.”

 

On Sunday 4th, Wenty hosted the Junior Encouragement Shield round and our Junior Pennants team played away and won their way into the Finals.

Our Ladies inter-district Pennants team played down the hill at Springwood. They had their first win 4 matches to 2 and I believe were all pretty chuffed.

Sunday also saw the much-anticipated clash between Murray Patterson and Danny Waugh in the final of the Winston Pickering A Grade Matchplay. It took 20 holes until Danny pulled out his secret weapon, straight topping a shot from the rough to within 3 feet. Well done Danny and as I always say, Lefties Rule!

In Saturday’s Wenty Open, 131 golfers came from all over the district. When the dust had settled, Gavin Cusack stood tall and won by a stroke from Sam Kennedy to take the best nett and the Major Prize from I Talk travel and Cruise. Gavin was ecstatic and said to me on his way out after presentation that finally, after all these years of disappearing on Saturday mornings, he would be able to show his wife a great prize earned.  Chris Holmes went back to back to win the Open Scratch prize with a 69 off a scratch handicap. All the best net scores in each grade were rewarded.

John Armstrong managed to stand in the way of the Juniors making a clean sweep of the graded prizes, winning in A grade, whilst Jacob Cullen and Sam Kennedy won their grades. Aiden and Jacob Cullen teamed up with two visitors to win the Wentworth Falls Shield team’s competition. The whole list of prizes can be found in the results spreadsheets attached and if you were not around for presentation, Dave Paddison will have your prize for you in the pro-shop.

After presentation, the floor was cleared for our Spin to Win Raffles. It was great fun and we will build the prize pool to make this something to look forward to each Saturday.

That Crazy Leftie Walter Mockli had a cracker on Thursday, scoring our first 45 points in a long time. Wally had a hot putter that day and sunk Allen Helmrich and John Fuller in the process, both scoring 41 points, a winning score on most days. John wasn’t too upset though as it was his second 41 points for the week, after winning on Tuesday in the medley event.

In the women’s event, Diane Smith had 44 points to also chalk up a great score and a win.

Coming right up:

Monday 5th November: BM Vets at Portland

Tuesday 6th November: Medley and Jackpot Hole

Tuesday 6th November: Melbourne Cup in the Clubhouse

Thursday 8th November: Mid-Week Medal Men and Women

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

Saturday 1st December: Mixed Foursomes

Sunday 2nd December: Wentworth Falls Volkswagon Scramble

 

Wenty Juniors

They have done it. Our Junior Pennants team has won their group and made it to the quarterfinals of the Sydney Metro Junior Pennants. Going in to the last game of the group stage our team knew that a win would see us through. It didn’t start too well with Harry losing his game early and Lachlan losing on the final hole. Jacob wrestled the tie back with a convincing win which was swiftly followed by Chazz winning his game. With two matches left it was too close to call. Aiden was keeping his nose in front and managed to get a win on the 17th hole, so it all came down to Matteen. He was 2 down with 3 to play and knew that a win in his match was the only result that would have been enough. Talk about backs to the wall.

Matteen’s poor opponent didn’t know what hit him. With some incredible shot making Matteen went on to win all of the remaining holes to take the title. Two team mates were sitting next to the 18th green cheering and two were running up the fairway, full of excitement. It was a sight to behold. Go Wenty!!!

The season has come to an end for our gallant Encourage Shield team. Hosting the round, our team once again did themselves very proud. Sam & Angus had wins and the other boys battled hard. Congratulations to everyone involved in the season. It was a tough ask playing against teams with vastly more experience, but without your efforts no success would have been had. Look out next year everyone, these kids are coming for you.

Pennants was preceded on Saturday with the I Talk Travel and Cruise Wentworth Falls Open and the juniors didn’t disappoint. Sam Kennedy took out C-grade nett and was part of the runners up WFCC Shield team. Jacob Cullen won B-grade nett and was in the winning team with Aiden Cullen for the WFCC Shield. 4

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?

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 3rd November 2018. I Talk Travel Wentworth Falls Open (131 starters)

Overall Nett Winner: Gavin Cusack(14)-66

Overall Scratch Winner: Chris Holmes(0-Visitor)-69

A Grade Winner: John Armstrong(11)-69 OCB, R/Up Don Dunn (8)-69

B Grade Winner: Jacob Cullen(19-Junior)-69OCB, R/Up Neil Hook (14)-69,

C Grade Winner: Samuel Kennedy(27-Junior))-67, R/Up Tony McQuillan (21)-70

Women’s Winner: Mary Petkevitch(37)-75, R/Up Barbara Heron(20)-77

Wentworth Falls Shield Winner: Matt Maloney(11-Vis) & Paul Gammie(17-Vis)& Jacob Cullen(19-Junior) & Aiden Cullen(9-Junior)-211

Wentworth Falls Shield R/Up: Adam Pabian(11) & Adrian Pabian(8) & Samuel Kennedy(27-Junior) & Kyle Dawson(11) - 217

Putting: Don Dunn -24

Mystery Hole: Ian Downie 12th Hole-$108

NTPs: 5th Taz Validakis-Vis (179cm), 9th Joss Bennett (7cm), 11th Adam Pabian (117cm) 11th in 2 Jock Galt (2cm), 12th Ian Downie-Vis (205cm), 15th Paul Gammie (113cm)

Long Drives on 8th: A Grade (Matt Maloney-Vis), B Grade (Gavin Cusack), C Grade (Wayne Clayton), Women (Magda Cawthorne)

 

Friday 2nd November 2018. Single Stableford 10 hole comp (8 Starters)

Winner:Michael Haydon(23)-20

 

Thursday 1st November 2018.  Single Stableford and 2B Aggregate (61 Starters)

Men’s Winner: Walter Mockli (23)-45, R/Up Allen Helmrich(28)-41OCB, Third John Fuller(28)-41, Scratch Matthew Boyce (12)-91

Women’s Winner: Diane Smith(41)-44, R/Up Magda Cawthorne (15)-38

Teams Winner: John Roberts(18)& Walter Mockli (23)-85

NTP’S: 9th Col Stockley(395cm), Ladies 9th Ruth Lucas (1750cm)11th in 2 Leonie Wilson (501cm) 12th John Byrne(155cm)

Balls:Men 35OCB, Women 34

 

Tuesday 30th October 2018. Medley Single Stableford (37 starters)

Winner: John Fuller(29)-41, R/Up Ron Wiseman(21)-39OCB

NTPs:5th John Hargreaves(355cm), 12th in 2-Paul Ryan(92cm)

Balls:35

 

 

 

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