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

You don’t show up for one Saturday in about a year and you miss everything. That Pesky Adam Pabian gives himself a Christmas present of $576 winning the Jackpot on the 9th, the world’s greatest B grader gets a Hole in 1 on the 12th and the man with the most evolved swing in golf gets 41 points. Well done to Adam, Graeme (the flag) Bush and Tom Daniels. I even missed out on a Xmas Ham.

I’ve put a call out to all our past Pennants players and we are starting to get a few “count me ins” for next year, which is not far away. It will be great if we can continue our tradition of strong representation.

So………., have a think about signing up for the district pennants in 2019.

·         Seniors Single Matchplay (off scratch).

·         Masters Over 50s singles Matchplay (3/4 handicap difference)

·         The new Teams Kortum Shield (any age, 2BBB Matchplay (3/4 handicap difference).

The sheet is up at the club awaiting your name and number.

As 2019 approaches, so do the new rules of golf.

When all is said and done, in my view, there are only a couple of new rules that are sent to confuse us and these are the ones that allow options to be defined by local rules.

The most important is the new local rule alternative to stroke and distance. At Wenty, there are lots of places to go out of bounds (1,2,3,8,9,11,13,14,15,18) or lose your ball( in one of those hungry pine trees for example)

The new local rule option allows you to estimate the point where your ball went OOB (or lost), draw a line across to a point 2 club lengths onto the closest fairway (no closer the hole) and drop your ball there and play on. This will cost you 2 strokes but it means you don’t risk putting another one out of bounds or not be able to find your ball and have to do the walk of shame back to where you hit it from and start again.

It’s up to each course to decide whether to implement this rule and we will decide this before Xmas.

Next is the capping of strokes in a stroke round to a double nett bogey. Again, it’s up to each course to decide whether to implement this option as a local rule and we will decide this by Xmas.

Once we do decide on both of these, we will communicate it through emails and posters in the Pro-shop.

To the golf,

As I said, we had a great day on Saturday without me. In the Single Stableford, Tom Daniels has been making constant changes to his swing in order to be able to get through 18 holes. With a bit of help from firstly Rob, and now Dave, he has found the winning formula, posting 41 points and will soon descend into that dark place occupied by single figure golfers. Also on Saturday, it appears that the Pabian Brothers are tuning up their games for another stint at Senior Pennant in 2019 with a couple of great returns, not to mention Adam having an extra $576 to spend at Xmas after his win on our Jackpot hole 9th.

A couple of golfers that have snuck under the radar recently is Mark Griffin and Peter Wong. This local “Bonnie and Clyde” have formed quite a team over the last few months and had another impressive win the Alternate Hole, teams’ event on Saturday. We are liking this Alternate Hole Team event, as it’s a bit like foursomes, with less angst and you get to play a full round of golf.

Our Friday 10-hole comp is ticking along with solid growth in numbers and last week it was Ronald White and his 23 points who scored the $30 in pro-shop vouchers for a $10 outlay. 23 points in 10 holes only makes you wonder what could have been over 18. For me in that situation, it could have been 25 or 45. Like I say to everyone, “I have all the shots, I just don’t know which one is going to come out when!”

Thursday saw the completion of our Women’s Gold Medal playoff. The very wonderful Tilly Elderfield survived the tough Savage Thursday conditions the best and won the medal.

In the Men’s event, it was Dave Burke who had little issue with the course playing it’s full length with testy pins scoring a field beating 39 points and teaming up with John Goodrick to win the teams as well.

On Tuesday, “honorary“  Wenty member Steve York was just too good for the other 37 players who competed. Great to see you having a win Steve and you are always welcome at Wenty.

Just on our Matchplay events for the year. Thanks to everyone for all their patience as we are running a bit late completing them. The COW is down to the final but the DR R.B Holiday is well behind. Let’s do everything we can to catch up and we will make some changes in next year’s program to lessen the load at what is a very busy time of the year for everyone.

Coming right up:

Tuesday 11th December: Medley and Jackpot Hole starts again

Thursday 13th December: 3-person Ambrose and Single Stableford

Thursday 13th December: Women’s 10 holes and Xmas Party

Friday 14th December: Friday 10-hole comp

Friday 14th December: 2nd week of Xmas Ham Raffles

Saturday 15th December: Single Stableford and 2BBB

Sunday 16th December: Portland Open

Wentworth Falls Country Club Juniors

Plenty of juniors are playing in the open Saturday competitions. They are always up to play with someone new, so if you haven’t played with a junior yet why not put your name down with one of them. They are great company because they just love to play.

This week, junior prize for best score went to Lachlan Cullen 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:,

Saturday 8th December 2018. Single Stableford and 2B Alternate (80 starters)

Men’s Winner: Tom Daniels (12)-41, Adam Pabian (11)-39 OCB, Third Mike Zikan (19)-39, Forth Chester Romanowski (12)-38, Scratch Bronco Djura(1)-71

Women’s Winner: Fay Zajakovski (29)-37

Teams Winner: Peter Wong & Mark Griffin-40, Runner Up Fay & Robert Zajakovski -39

NTPs:Neal Hook (148cm), 9th Adam Pabian(61cm), 11th in 2: Michael Bradstreet (60cm), 12th Graham Bush (Hole in One), 15th Bronco Djura (357cm)

Mystery Hole: Michael Bradstreet ($62)

Jackpot Hole: Adam Pabian ($576)

Putting:Steve Pole (27)

Balls: Men 34

 

Friday 7th December 2018. Single Stableford 10 hole comp (14 Starters)

Winner:Ronald White (24)-23 points

 

Thursday 6th December 2018. (56 starters)

 Men: Single Stableford & 2BBB

 Women: Stroke and Gold Medal Playoff

Men’s Winner: David Burke(27)-39, Runner Up Colin Porter(28)-35 OCB

Teams’ Winner: David Burke & John Goodrick -49

Women’s Gold Medal Winner: Tilly Elderfield (27)-82

NTPs: 9th Steve Giles (225cm), 9th Ladies No Takers 11th in 2 No Takers 12th John Armstrong(445cm)

Balls: Men-31OCB, Women-87 OCB

Tuesday 4th December 2018. Medley Single Stableford (38 starters)

Winner: Stephen York(17)-39, R/Up Allen Helmrich( 27)-38,

NTPs:5th John McInnes (400cm), 12th in 2-Colin Foster (146cm)

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