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

Its Scramble time. So…………………. Volkswagen Scramble doesn’t quiet have the same guttural scream as a well-tuned Holden V8 scramble does, but it is what it is. It’s still great fun to go out and swing your driver as hard as you can knowing you get 3 Mulligans every shot. And…………………., if one of you has a hot day with the putter, and you win the day, you still get a chance to go to a fantastic course somewhere in Sydney and play with the very stylish, soon to be Mr Maloney, Dave our Pro. We need a few more teams to hit the magical 12 number of teams to qualify, so if you have not already done so, call the pro-shop and Dave will find you a gun team to roll the dice with.

Also, at this time of the year, we also turn our attention to our District Pennants which we have always made such a mark on. The District committee are bringing in some changes to make the District Pennants more inclusive. The more restrictions then the more exclusive things are so in 2019, it will all be about having a “dip” and representing our club on a level playing field. (thinking about it, a level playing field would make a pretty dull golf course).

The changes that they have made is all about trying to increase the numbers of pennant players from all over the Blue Mountains, especially in teams

There are three pennant competitions this year.

Seniors is played off the stick, so no handicap given. There are no changes there. Hopefully, Pete Cullen will put his hand up again and captain our team. We gave it a real shake last year with only a freak storm at Leura putting us out of contention.

Masters Pennants has been one of our planks of success over the last few years. Captain Murray and his team have always been the ones to beat. This year, it will be a 3/4 difference singles handicap Matchplay for those 50 and over. This is the standard format which means we can even play in other districts once our champion is crowned,.

We have won 5 of the last 6 Kortum shields but was designed for B graders only.

This year, the handicap barrier has been dropped, so if you want to play 2BBB Teams matchplay with handicap difference accounted for, no matter what your handicap is (like you are left handed), this is the pennant for you.

The sheet is up at the club and you are invited to take part.

We have spent the last few weeks introducing the new rules due to take effect on January 1, 2019.

If you have been paying attention, you now know that you can leave the flag in whilst putting, not be penalised for hitting yourself or your playing partner, not have to worry about hitting successive balls out of bounds, cap your stroke score on each hole to a double nett bogey(no more 10s on 10), move those pesky bits of twig and rocks from around your ball in a hazard and hit it twice accidently and count one only.

Here are a couple more changes to further sweeten the new year.

Change

Use of Damaged Club

Not that this would affect any of our well behaved and in control members, but in 2019,

A player will be allowed to keep using and/or to repair any club damaged during the round, no matter what the damage and even if the player damaged it in anger.

A classic case is when your putter is damaged. It won’t help if you snap it in two after 5 putting the 10th, but you can now still use it if at all possible, instead of having to use some other club, which is the case right now.

Change

You can repair spike marks in the green and you can actually touch the line of your intending putt, both of which you cannot do under the current rules. This will be great in teams events and we have “Plenty at Wenty”.

Now, here are a couple of golf one liners to make you smile.

My golf game is so bad I had to have my ball retriever regripped.

Golf balls are like eggs. They're white, they are sold by the dozen, and a week later you have to buy more.

Brand new golf balls are attracted to water, and the power of the attraction is in direct proportion to how much the balls cost.

A good golf partner is one who's always a little bit worse than you are.

Wife: You spend too much time thinking about golf! Do you even remember the day we got married? Husband: Of course I do! It was the same day I sank that 45-foot putt.

The only problem with golf is that the slow groups are always in front of you and the fast groups are always behind you.

Q: Why is the game called "golf"? A: Because all the other 4-letter words were already taken.

Golf is a game where you can hit a 2-acre fairway 10-percent of the time, but hit a 2-inch branch 90-percent of the time.

Have a good round—may the fours be with you.

JA (John Armstrong) has always been a straight shooter. In Saturday’s competition, he took it to Olympic levels and won just about everything. The Guzzlers, The A Grade Medal and The Jimmy Evans trophy. Even the putting prize wasn’t safe as he took out that with a curt 25 putts.

There wasn’t much left on the table but Andrew Loftus “made the missus” proud taking out the B Grade medal. In C Grade, the Jury is still out. It was two juniors in Sam Kennedy and Oliver Cullen who both had nett 72s. Mick Casey also had a 72 nett and will be our “not a teenager” hope next month to decide the medal.

Susan Taylor won the day in the woman’s event.

Ambrose is like anchovies, you either love it or hate it. On Thursday, John Celeban, Frank Tregier and our very own X Factor, Tim Kennedy took out the 3-person Ambrose event by a tiny 0.2 shots with 60.5. That means runners up Col Foster, John McInnes and visitor Wensley only had to sink one more putt and the day would have been there’s. Woulda, coulda, shoulda guys. Mike Zikan won the day’s “bugger the Ambrose ” stableford comp from Doug Halpin.

Everyone tells me that they would like to see Allen Helmrich in the 40s. Allen was only a little tacka back then, but he did join the 40s club on Tuesday in our medley. Way back when, as handicapper, Allen would have had to chop himself, but now days we can all blame the computer. Speaking of the old days, my sister and myself were members of Liverpool golf club in the 80s. In her first ever comp off a 45 handicap, she won the day. The handicapper chopped 11 shots off her. 30 odd years later she is still waiting to win her second comp and that handicapper has never received a xmas card.

Viva la Progress.

Coming right up:

Tuesday 27th November: Medley and Jackpot Hole over $300

Thursday 29th November: Men Single Stableford and 2BBB

Thursday 29th November: Women Stroke and Gold Medal Playoff

Thursday 29th November: End of Season Junior Pennants Dinner at the Club at 6pm

Friday 30th November: Friday 10-hole comp

Saturday 1st December: Mixed Foursomes

Saturday 1st September. Single Stableford alternate comp.

Saturday 1st December: Movember Trivia in the Clubhouse

Sunday 2nd December: Wentworth Falls Volkswagon Scramble

Wenty Juniors

Just because the Pennant season has finished, doesn’t mean the kids aren’t playing. Not only are they playing, but they’re playing well.

It was Monthly Medal day on Saturday and most of the juniors that played were in the mix for their respective grades. Sam Kennedy and Oliver Cullen finished equal first with Nett 72 in C Grade and will play off for the Monthly Medal against Mick Casey next month. Prize for best junior on the day went to Lachlan Cullen.

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:,

Saturday 24th November 2018. Monthly Medal and Jimmy Evans Trophy

Jimmy Evans Trophy Winner: John Armstrong (11)-68

A Grade Nett Winner: John Armstrong (11)-68

A Grade Runner Up:Murray Patterson (7)-70

A Grade Scratch:Bronco Djura (2)-72

B Grade Nett Winner: Andrew Loftus (15)-71

B Grade Runner Up:Jamie Galbraith (13)-74

B Grade Scratch:Bert Kryger (13)-86

C Grade Nett Winner: Oliver Cullen (33) & Samuel Kennedy (25) & Mick Casey (20)-72

Playoff for November Medal next Month

C Grade Scratch:Mick Casey (20)-92

Women’s Nett Winner: Susan Taylor (26)-75

Women’s Nett Runner Up: Magda Cawthorne (15)-78

Guzzlers Cup Winner:John Armstrong

Golden Goblet Winner:Susan Taylor

Mystery Hole: 5th Paul Edwards -$80

Putting:John Armstrong (25)

NTPs: 5th Paul Edwards( 180cm), 9th Kerry Regan (650cm), 11th Gary Hunter (281cm), 11th in 2 Gary Bloom(Vis-345cm), 12th John Byrne (62cm), 15th Sean Sparks (380cm),

Balls: Men 74, Women 78

Friday 23rd November 2018. Single Stableford 10 hole comp (6 Starters)

Winner:Dom Wardlaw (10)-20

Thursday 22nd  November 2018.  3 Person Ambrose and Single Stableford (47 Starters)

Teams’ Winner: John Celeban & Frank Tregier & Tim Kennedy- 60.5

Teams Runner Up:Colin Foster & John McInnes & G. Wensley-60.7

Single Stableford Winner: Mike Zikan (19)-36, Runner Up: Doug Halpin (18)-34

NTPs: 9th Bill Slatford (212cm)

Balls: Ambrose 62, Stableford 31 OCB

Tuesday 20th November 2018. Medley Single Stableford (30 starters)

Winner: Allen Helmrich(28)-40, R/Up Steve York( Vis-17)-38OCB, Third Stewart Williams (27)-38

NTPs:5th Paul McCowage (220cm), 12th in 2-Stewart Williams (126cm)

Balls:33 OCB

 

 

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