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

They say there are only 2 certainties in life, and that’s Death and Taxes. I think we need a rethink. I think there are only 3 certainties in life, Death, Taxes and Change.

I was watching our Aussie Cricketers taking on Sri Lanka in the 2nd Test. Yes, I can watch anything involving balls but in one of the lunch breaks, they had some snippets of Greg Chappell, our test captain in the 70s.

On the field, there were no Helmets, yikes, and there were more gold chains hanging around necks than a West Indian wedding. You could see the bloke hanging out a window in the scoreboard who would jump around some internal scaffolding, and hopefully , put the right numbers up the right way. The third Umpire was the crowd and the only cameras were behind the bowler at each end. There was a fence that players could actually dive into, there was no Spider cam, no Rover cam, no helmet cam, no stump mikes, no Slow Mo replays, No DRS, if the Umpie sent you on your way, you were gone.

And the crowd, well, test matches were rated by the number of streakers that invaded the pitch, lite bear was what you had if you had a can rather than a schooner glass, eskys were the only seats on the hill, the only sunscreen was coconut oil, shirts were optional and wearing speedos to the cricket was like a uniform. You could even shove your packet of Winny Blues down the front of your speedos.

Things have changed.

Now, In the club………..,

Thursday’s Trivia is going gangbusters and now includes a spin on the wheel for the Jackpot as part of the $2 entry fee. There is always room for one more table.

We are always up for supporting local causes and this year, Wentworth falls Country Club are proud to hold a Trivia Fun afternoon supporting bentArt on Sunday 10th February from 3pm till 5. bentART was established in the Blue Mountains in 2005 to celebrate works in the visual arts of Australian Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual,  Transgender and Intersex (“LGBTI”) artists. Each year over the June long weekend, the annual 4-day bentART exhibition is held in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales.

Also, on Wednesday 20th February, at 7pm, we are having our first member’s forum for the year. Would be great to see as many people there as possible.

 

Now, to the week in golf………………..:

Sunday’s Golf was full on.

Playing penance by playing Pennants is a pretty good gig. You get free Golf, a free feed and a drink to boot. District Pennants started on Sunday and will run for 5 weeks, unless we cannot separate the teams after the rounds, where playoffs will be called break the tie.

Our District Pennants Seniors, Masters and Kortum team travelled up the hill to play at Leura.

Our Seniors team was strengthened by the inclusion this year of Bronko Djura, the club’s best golfer week in and week out. He, Danny Waugh, Captain Pete Cullen and Dave Cullen and Sean Sparks took on the might of Lithgow, the favourites in any book. The end result was 3:2 to Lithgow but it could easily have gone the other way and our boys will look to turn it around in 2 weeks when they play Leura.

Our Masters team is looking to go back to back and have a new Captain in Don Dunn. Don successfully completed his apprenticeship under Murray Patterson over the last couple of years. Murray Patterson, having freed himself of the shackles of captaincy, played number 1 as our Masters team had a crushing win over Oberon. At the same venue, Lithgow had a win over Blackheath so it looks like our boys will be the ones to beat again.

This year, the Kortum Shield has a new format. In an attempt to bring more players to pennants, the format is like our Cock of the Walk team Matchplay, so any handicap, any age.

It will take a little getting used to and Jamie Galbraith’s Number 2 team of himself, Jacob Cullen, Gavin Cusack, Lachlan Cullen, Grant Underwood and Bill Slatford had a tight contest against Blackheath. They went down 2 matches to one, but with the two Leura Teams having a tie, that little hiccup can be turned around really quick.

On the same day, back at home, our Metro Mixed Pennant team took on Balgowlah.

Both Balgowlah and their neighbouring Cammeray members will be losing their club due to all the tunnels being constructed in Sydney. Their course is on council land so they do not have the ability to fight for it.

We are lucky in that we own our land so we can fight the good fight to stay alive in what are increasingly tough times for golf clubs.

Having said all of that, Balgowlah won the whole Pennant a couple of years ago and proved too strong for a frisky Wenty, 3.5 to 1.5. They were extremely complimentary of what we have here which only makes us want to fight harder to keep it.

The booking sheet for Saturday’s Summer Cup was upwards of 110 starters.

We may be able to have a video conference with someone in India on your mobile phone, but the rain came down and fog rolled in and out like dial up internet, and there was not a thing we could do. Still, 53 brave souls donned the wet weather gear, brought out the coloured balls and played on regardless.

The defending champions, Adam and Adrian Pabian, Farquhar Boyd and Jacob Cullen had the best score in the clubhouse, until the second last group squelched their way to the 18 green. 108 points scored and the year’s first honour board event was theirs. Sean Sparks, Danny Waugh, Peter Cullen and Jamie Galbraith had a day out, winning the Summer Cup, place first and second in the Stableford and Sean even picking up $222 winning the jackpot hole. Come on fellas, leave something for the rest of us. Make hay whilst the sun shines, even if it didn’t.

Well done guys, great effort.

With Danny Waugh getting his name on the honour board for the second time in as many months, I probably don’t need to give you too many hints as to who won the Women’s event on the day. Yes, Ebony Waugh toughed out the conditions the best and won the day. Ebony is now off 19 daily handicap and with her, seemingly improving every week, could be the smokie in the club Champs starting in a month.

Special mentions goes to our visitors on Saturday who came from Dubbo and Balgowlah. The Dubbo boys filled the table of knowledge, won the mystery hole and spent the afternoon riding the TAB past the post in every race. Thanks for coming guys, it was a pleasure having you.

Speaking of Visitors, Thursday was a 2/3 person Ambrose and for those who don’t like to share so much, a single stableford. Visitor Richard Mason celebrated his first week back in A grade, backing up last week’s Thursday win with another, whilst, visitor Mr Wensley, hooked his wagon on with locals Frank Olsen and Paul Ryan to win the Ambrose.

Pride was restored on Tuesday in the medley as Arvi Rannasta and Mark Griffin held visitor Barry Butler a bay.

Don’t you just love public Holiday Mondays. Our Australia Day public Holiday comp was won by that lady again, Ebony Waugh with an impressive 39 points. She is due a new driver as well, I believe a Wilson, so look out when that happens.

It was a great week of golf and thanks to all of those 153 players who came out to play, despite the difficult conditions.

Wentworth Falls Juniors

There is always an achievement or two for the kids of WFCC. This week it was the debut of two juniors in the Kortum Shield Pennants. Congratulations Jacob & Lachlan Cullen. The juniors will feature heavily this season.

The FREE junior golf clinics are back! 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 4th February:  Blue Mountains Vets at Wentworth Falls

Tuesday 5th February: Medley Single Stableford and Jackpot Hole starts again

Thursday 7th February: Mid-Week Monthly Medal and 2nd Round 2019 Gold Medal Trophy

Thursday 7th February: 2018 Gold Medal Playoff Mid-Week

Friday 8th February: Friday 10-hole comp, raffles and Buffet

Saturday 9th February: Medley Single Stableford and 2B Multiplier

Saturday 9th February: 2nd Round 2019 Teams Trophy

Saturday 9th February: Cadets 10-hole Challenge

Sunday 10th February: 2nd Round District Pennants at Wentworth Falls

Sunday 10th February: 5th Round Mixed Pennants at Rosnay

Sunday 10th February: BentART Trivia at the club 3 till 5pm

Wednesday 20th February: members Forum at 7pm.

Weekly Results:,

Sunday 3rd February 2019 (1st Round District Pennants at Leura)

Seniors: Lithgow Defeated Wentworth Falls- 3:2

Masters:Wentworth falls defeated Oberon- 5.5: .5

Masters:Lithgow defeated Blackheath- 3.5: 2.5

Kortum:Blackheath defeated Wentworth Falls (2)- 2:1

Kortum:Leura 1 and Leura 2 had a tie, 1.5: 1.5.

Sunday 3rd February 2019 (4th Round Metro Mixed Pennants at Wentworth Falls)

Balgowlah defeated Wentworth Falls- 3.5: 1.5.

Saturday 2nd January 2019 (2019 Summer Cup and Single Stableford-53 starters)

Summer Cup Winners:Sean Sparks &Peter Cullen & Danny Waugh and Jamie Cullen-108

Summer Cup Runners Up: Adam & Adrian Pabian & Farquhar Boyd & Jacob Cullan-97

Men’s Stableford Winner:Sean Sparks (7)-37, Runner Up Peter Cullen (7)-36, Third Steve Huxley (21)-34

Women’s Stableford Winner: Ebony Waugh (19)-32

NTPs:5th Graham Allen (97cm), 9th Sean Sparks(62cm), 11th Gary Barraclough(210cm), 11th in 2: Steve Smith(425cm), 12th Richard Mason (380cm), 15th No takers, 18th Eagles Nest: No Takers

Mystery Hole: Graham Allen 5th Hole($44)

Jackpot Hole 9th: Sean Sparks ($222)

Putting:Peter Cullen (27)

Balls:Men 30 Women 31

Friday 1st February 2019: Medley Single Stableford 10 Hole Comp (Washed Out)

Thursday 31st January 2019. Medley Single Stableford and 2/3 Person Ambrose(56 starters)

Winner: Richard Mason(12)-39, Runner Up Doug Halpin(17)-38,

Team’s Winner:G Wensley, Frank Olsen & Paul Ryan-60 5/6

NTPs: 9th Doug Halpin (165cm),9th Ladies No Takers,11th in 2 Ladies-Nichole Hussain(470cm, 12th both Tony McQuillan (236cm)

Balls: 33 OCB

Tuesday 29th January 2019. Medley Single Stableford (34 starters)

Winner: Arvi Rannasta (15)-39, R/Up Mark Griffin (16)-37OCB, Best Visitor Barry Butler (29)-37

NTPs:5th Allen Helmrich(126cm), 12th in 2 John Byrne (150cm)

Balls:33

Monday 28th  January 2019. Medley Single Stableford (34 starters)

Winner: Ebony Waugh (20)-39

 

 

 

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