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

If you are reading this now, then thank you and I apologise. They say better late than never but somehow that just doesn’t cut it. From now on, you will find this and the weekly results updated on Monday night. I have asked Suzy to withhold any of the normal wifely niceties back, until its up and available, so you know I’m serious.

We had a great day on Australia Day, great golf, BBQ, raffles, Beer tasting (loved the ginger beer), music and a fun presentation. 

We even had a visit from the local Boys in Blue who said they had a call about a robbery on site. I put them straight and told them that there were no burglars at this club and they left saying that they had put us on notice and expect them to be vigilant in their follow up. One thing I did report was the damage to our sacred Golden Goblet, awarded to the winner of our monthly medal in the woman’s grade. Sue West won the rights for the month and on accessing said Goblet, we discovered it to be broken at the stem, leaving it looking more like the holy grail.  Our local “serve and protects” indicated that they would follow up on that tragedy as well.

The month’s medal round saw Neil Davies shoot 71 off the stick to win A grade, Bert Kryger crunch C grade. Bert was the rose between to thorny visitors as Neil Hook won the scratch and that pesky Richard Mason came runner up. Richard backed up his 42 points and the win on Thursday so he is playing some great golf at the moment. Richard still holds the record for the fastest round of 18 holes at 1hr, 56 mins and remains the Usain Bolt of the golfing world, without the sponsors and the nifty running shoes.

The C grade medal went to one of our favourites in Steve Huxley, who had a 65 nett and not only won the medal but also the Golden Guzzler.

Steve, Bert and Neil also qualify for the 2019 Gold Medal Trophy.

Saturday was also the playoff for the 2018 weekend Gold medal.

Farquhar Boyd is the reigning 2017 champion and qualified last January for the playoff. There must be something about the Xmas and new year period for Farquhar as he has backed up his 2017 win and defended the crown in 2018. Well done Farquhar.

Joss Bennett qualified as a B grader last year for the playoff but has now joined the ranks of those much maligned “bloody A Graders”. Joss is still playing like he lives on the course and on Saturday won the 2018 Gold Medal for B grade, as well as the putting (24) and the NTP on 15th. A good day out for Joss who has not had a drink since New Years. Do what I do Joss and have a lemon lime and bitters to celebrate. Beautiful!

On a count back. Those words strike fear into the hearts of many a golfer where you end up first loser and see your handicap plummet to boot. Neil Griffith is one of our newer members who, on his day, can score anything, and on this day, he grafted and grinded his way to victory over Laurance Petkevitch, on a count back. Well done Neil and I’ll see you on presentation night, medal in hand.

The big news on Saturday though revolves around one of our most unassuming members, the lovely Glenn Brown. Glenn secured the first Hole in One of the year on the 5th and wins a Flag and a spot on the honour board as part of the deal. I have yet to confirm exactly how this was accomplished, but I am assured there was no deflections off any low flying, Bronze Headed Geese, rather a majestically struck 5 Iron that never looked like missing.

Aside from Richard Mason winning on Thursday with 42 points, John Roberts and Walter “lefty” Mockli won the teams event which was a 2B worst ball. It’s one of those events which make you want to wear your underpants on the outside, but John and Walter held their breaths the longest, beating the rest with 31 points and also qualifying for the Teams Trophy playoff in November.

Talking about Lefties, it was Lesley Robinson who had 39 points in Tuesdays Medley to beat the rest of the 35 in the field. Tuesdays just keeps on growing and along with our Thursday comps, our mid-week numbers now consistently outnumber our Saturday Comps.

Thanks to all of our Mid-week Warriors.

It was with your help and all of our regular Saturday players that we were able to hit 9400 competitive rounds in 2018, the highest number for years.

Wentworth Falls Juniors

Well that’s it, the school holidays are over and all our junior golfers are back to school next week. For those of you breathing a sigh of relief that the kids will be taking time away from the course, think again. The FREE junior golf clinics return next week. The Beginners clinic is on a Wednesday and the Advanced on Tuesdays. Both clinics kick off at 4:00pm. Contact Wentworth Falls Pro Shop on 4757 1202 for more details.

If the clinics aren’t enough, there is also the Junior Cadets 10-hole challenge for the juniors to fine tune their skills. This is a FREE weekly competition for all WFCC junior members and takes place at 2:30pm every Saturday.

Coming right up:

Monday 28th January: Australia Day Medley Stableford and 2BBB

Tuesday 29th January: Medley Single Stableford and Jackpot Hole

Thursday 31st January: 2/3 person Ambrose and Single Stableford

Friday 1st February: Friday 10-hole comp, raffles and Buffet

Saturday 2nd February: Summer Cup Honour Board Event

Saturday 2nd February: Cadets 10 hole Challenge

Sunday 3rd February: 1st Round District Pennants at Leura

Sunday 3rd February: 4th Round Mixed Pennants at Wentworth Falls

Weekly Results:,

Saturday 26h January 2019 (Monthly Medal Men and Women- 88 starters)

Saturday 26h January 2019 (2018 Men’s Gold Medal Playoff all grades)

A Grade Men’s 2018 Gold Medal Winner:Farquhar Boyd-69

B Grade Men’s 2018 Gold Medal Winner:Joss Bennett-71

C Grade Men’s 2018 Gold Medal Winner:Neil Griffiths-74 OCB

A Grade Men’s Winner: Neil Davies(4)-67, Runner Dave Cullen (7)-69, Scratch Murray Patterson (5)-75
B Grade Men’s Winner : Bert Kryger(14)-68, Runner Up Richard Mason(13), Scratch Neil Hook(14)-81

C Grade Men’s Winner :Steve Huxley(22)-65, Runner Up Glenn Brown(20)-66, Scratch Donald Henderson(20)-86           

Women’s Winner:Sue West(24)-72

Best Junior:Chazz Richie (6)-72

NTPs:5th Glenn Brown (Hole in One), 9th Chazz Ritchie(395cm), 11th No Takers, 11th in 2: John Byrne(329cm), 12th Murray Patterson (156cm), 15th Joss Bennett (197cm), 18th Eagles Nest: Chazz Ritchie (0 cms)

Mystery Hole: Murray Patterson($76)

Jackpot Hole: No Takers

Putting:Joss Bennett (24)

Balls:Men 72 Women 76

 

Friday 25th January 2019: Medley Single Stableford 10 Hole Comp (10 starters)

Winner:Tony McQuillan (18)-21

 

Thursday 24TH January 2019. Medley Single Stableford and 2B WB (68 starters)

Round 1 2019 Teams Trophy Qualification

Winner: Richard Mason(13)-42, Runner Up John Goodrick(16)-41, Third Arvi Rannaste(15)-40,Scratch Chazz Ritchie(6) 75OCB.
Team’s Winner and Teams Trophy Qualifier: John Roberts & Walter Mockli-31points

Teams Runner Up: John Goodrick & Steve Smith-29 points

NTPs: 9th Arvi Rannaste (247cm),9th Ladies Magda Cawthorne(745cm), 11th in 2 Ladies-No Takers, 12th both Justin Clarke (160cm)

 

Tuesday 22nd January 2019. Medley Single Stableford (35 starters)

Winner: Lesley Robinson (22)-39, R/Up Glenn Brown (21)-38

NTPs:5th Mick Casey(323cm), 12th in 2 John Byrne (202cm)

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