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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 The Week at Wenty

 

At this time of year when you see Xmas decorations in the shops and you wonder where it has all gone, you stop and think, ahhh, bugger it, life’s too good to waste and thanks to the gods for Single Malt Scotch. Reminds me of a saying I once heard:

Time is free, but it's priceless. You can't own it, but you can use it. You can't keep it, but you can spend it. Once you've lost it you can never get it back.

As time marches on, so we approach 2019 and the new rules of Golf, so here are a couple of more changes.

Change

Additional Option when ball has been hit Out of Bounds or lost.

It’s all about pace of play.

So, if you believe that your ball could be lost or has gone out of bounds, it’s always recommended that you hit a provisional. The issue here is that none of us can guarantee that the provisional will be any better. Hitting a provisional is still an option for you.

Here is the additional option for you. Go up to a position on the edge of the fairway, no closer to the hole in line where the ball crossed out of bounds(or was lost), take a 2 stroke penalty, and play on.

This alone could save at least 15 minutes off every groups round of golf.

Change

How to “drop” a ball. The new rules allows you to drop a ball from knee height, not shoulder height. The main advantage is that you can more accurately drop the ball. Minor change but I get it.

Now, have a giggle………………..

A young man, his father and his grandfather were about to tee off to start their round when an incredibly good-looking woman walked up to the tee box.

"Would you like to join us and make a foursome?" asked the grandfather.

"I would, but on one condition," replied the lovely young woman. "I prefer to select my own clubs and make my own putts without advice from men. Every other time I've golfed with men, they try to give me advice.Will you agree not to give me advice?"

The men all consented in unison, none of them being particularly good players.

As they soon realized, this young woman was a fabulous golfer. She was getting par on every hole. The men were wondering who would have the nerve to give her advice!

On the eighteenth hole, the woman found herself facing a 35-foot putt, with a severe undulation on the green. She studied it, and studied it, and studied it.

Finally, she said, "Gentlemen, I'm very happy that none of you tried to give me advice before this. I've never played a round with men when at least one of them didn't try to give me some advice. Right now, if I make this putt, I'll have par for the course, so I'm asking for your advice.

If one of you help me and I make this shot, I’ll make sure that tonight will be a night you will never forget.

The young man rushed over, studied the putt, and said, "You have to aim for that small bush to the left of the hole, that should be the right break!"

The father ran over and studied the putt, then said, "No, I think you should aim at the knot on the log to the left of the hole, and that will be the right break!"

The grandfather walked up to the ball. "Heck," he said, calmly picking up the ball, "that's a gimme."

 

Apologize, Suffering, Headaches. All those words have 9 letters. The same number of letters go to make up the word Foursomes. I am uncertain whether there is a cosmic message to us all there but nonetheless, our Club Foursomes had it all on the weekend.

Aside from the C Grade contest, all of our overnight leaders were run down. In A Grade, Murray Patterson and Craig Maloney went back to back after Peter and Dave Cullen looked set to take the title.

In B Grade, last year’s champ Jeff Gorrie took Peter Cowan-Lunn under his wing and overcame Graeme Bush and Andrew Loftus.

In the Women’s Foursomes, (fresh off impressive wins at the Nepean Regional Pennants), it looked like Sue West and Linda Loftus would triumph. However, you can never discount experience under pressure and when the dust settled, Kerrie Regan and Philippa Parker would not be denied.

Andrew McLean and Laurance Petkevitch were never headed and they made it 2 in a row in C grade.

Our gutsy Junior Pennants team came up against one giant too many but have truly put us on the map. Wenty will host the final in a couple of weeks to put another feather in the proverbial hat. Well done to all of our Juniors and thanks to Tom Daniels, Dave Paddison and all the parents who made it possible.

Saturday’s alternate comp saw John Celeban, Tony McQuillan and Paul Garnsey fill the podium in the men’s with Tilly Elderfield having a great round to win the ladies.

Steve Pole had a win in the Friday comp and Graem Bush had another Hole in One on the 9th, but alas, it was in practice so the club saves on a flag for that one. Graem has to be odds on to take out the Jackpot hole on the 9th as the radar is well and truly on song at the moment.

In what was a sign of things to come for the Foursomes, Jeff Gorrie and Peter Cowan-Lunn had 43 and 42 points in Tuesday’s Medley.

On Thursday, Paul McMurtrie had his first ever win at Wenty when he teamed up with Jim Cleary in the Teams Event. Well done Paul and welcome to the winner’s circle.

John Mcinnes had 75 off the stick to win the singles on Thursday and Linda Loftus had 40 points to win the women’s event.

Coming right up:

Tuesday 20th November: Medley and Jackpot Hole

Wed 21st November: NSW Women’s Fourball Championship at Bonneville

Thursday 22nd November: 3-person Ambrose

Saturday 24th November: Monthly Medal Men and Women and the Jimmy Evans Trophy.

Saturday 1st December: Mixed Foursomes

Saturday 1st December: Movember Trivia in the Clubhouse

Sunday 2nd December: Wentworth Falls Volkswagon Scramble

Wenty Juniors

The amazing adventure has come to an end at the semi-finals stage. Our Junior Pennants team came up against a tough Long Reef team at Oatlands, but were far from disgraced. Long Reef were just too good on the day.

Top 4 in Sydney is a pretty fantastic achievement though. On the way to the semi-final we topped the group with Camden, Penrith, Lakeside Camden, Leonay and Stonecutters Ridge; we then overcame St. Michaels in the quarterfinal. That is a tough path to take and our kids did it with grit, determination, great golf and a smile on their faces.

A huge thank you to everyone that supported our juniors in both the Junior Pennants and Encourage Shield this season. A special thanks is reserved to Supercoach David Paddison. Without his expert guidance, none of this would have been possible.

Now that the Pennant season is over we will resume our Junior 10-hole Challenge (affectionately known as Cadets) on a Sunday afternoon. This is a free competition for all WFCC junior members and kicks off at 1:30pm.

In the Open Saturday competition this week the prize for best junior on the day went to Chazz Ritchie with 38 points.

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.

Weekly Results:,

Sunday 18th November 2018. Wentworth Falls Foursomes Championship (24 starters)

A Grade Champion: Murray Patterson(6)& Craig Maloney(9)-160

A Grade Nett Winner: Murray Patterson(6)& Craig Maloney(9)-145

B Grade Champion: Jeff Gorrie(15) & Peter Cowan-Lunn-184

B Grade Nett Winner: Jeff Gorrie(15) & Peter Cowan-Lunn-151

C Grade Champion: Andrew McLean(23) & Laurance Petkevitch(22)-214

C Grade Nett Winner: Andrew McLean(23) & Laurance Petkevitch(22)-169

Women’s Champion: Kerry Regan(19) & Philippa Parker(24)-200

Women’s Nett Winner: Kerry Regan(19) & Philippa Parker(24)-157

NTPs: 5th Peter Cullen(531cm), 9th Vic Smiley(430cm), 11th Craig Maloney (Really Close), 12th Dave Cullen (172cm), 15th Peter Cullen (1250cm)

 

Saturday 17th November 2018. Single Stableford

Men’s Winner: John Celeban(19)-39, R/Up Tony McQuillan(21)-39, Third Paul Garnsey (20)-38, Scratch Bronco Djura (2)-70

Women’s Winner: Tilly Elderfield(26)-38

Mystery Hole: 9th Graem Bush -$60

NTPs: 5th Paul Nagle( 278cm), 9th Graem Bush (91cm), 11th Jacob Cullen(1160cm), 11th in 2 Amelia Galbraith (120cm), 12th John Beahan (135cm), 15th Adrian Pabian (430cm),

Balls: Men 33, Women 37

 

Friday 16th November 2018. Single Stableford 10 hole comp (10 Starters)

Winner:Steve Pole(5)-20

 

Thursday 15th  November 2018.  Single Stableford and 2BBB (63 Starters)

Men’s Winner: John McInnes(9)-39, R/Up John Cleary(34)-38 OCB, Third Paul Ryan(26)-38

Scratch Murray Patterson(6)-83

Women’s Winner: Linda Loftus(22)-40, Mary Petkevitch (36)-39

Team’s Winner: Paul McMurtrie(36) & Jim Cleary(34)-46-69 OCB, R/Up Richard Pym(30)-69

NTP’S: 9th Gerald Eather (285cm), Ladies 9th Lea Schaefer(1300cm), 11th in 2 Anne Frazer (364cm), 12th Jim Pittendrigh (192cm)

Balls:Men 35OCB, Women 34

 

Tuesday 13th November 2018. Medley Single Stableford (27 starters)

Winner: Peter Cowan-Lunn(19)-43, R/Up Jeff Gorrie(16)-42, Best Visitor Ian Mitchell(26)-38

NTPs:5th No Takers, 12th in 2-Jeff Cleary(285cm)

Balls:32

 

 

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