A qualifying round of the Stoney Creek 3 Ball Golf Classic was held today at Shoalhaven Heads Golf Course. The classic is played under the newest golf format to enter the world of golf in decades. As the players will testify, the game is thrilling and keeps all players totally involved for the entire game.
Sixteen groups of three players competed for first place, with only one team advancing to the regional final. The regional finals are played at premier golf courses throughout Australia. The winner of each regional final will then be invited to play in the National Final at Hamilton Island later this year.
The team of Geoff Collins, Keith Muller and Bill Ryan have qualified, on a count back with a score of 93 Stableford points, to advance to the regional final. The team of Shane Young, Nathan Flavell and Ricky Wheeler made a very close contest with 93 Stableford points, to only miss out on a count back.
Congratulations to the qualifying team of Geoff Collins, Keith Muller and Bill Ryan.
New Fun Games on Sundays
The Shoalhaven Heads Golf Club has put together a Sunday competition programme which will introduce new exciting fun games of golf. The rules of the new games are explained below. The competition is open to all men and women members and may be played as a mixed event.
The cost of each event is $15 per person, the same as a Saturday competition. Tee times are available from 9am until 11am unless we have a shotgun start or large numbers are booked in. Each event will be played on the white course for men and yellow course for women.
The Sunday two months trial programme is as follows:
23/6/19 American Foursomes (see rules below)
30/6/19 Stoney Creek 3 Ball (book in at Stoney Creek 3 Ball website)
7/7/19 Mixed Foursomes Championship
14/7/19 3 Way Challenge (Pub v Bowlo v Golf Club)
21/7/19 American Stableford (see rules below)
28/7/19 Top Gun Challenge
4/8/19 Heads Primary Scholl charity day
11/8/19 2 Person NSW Ambrose Qualifier - Medley 2 Person Ambrose
18/8/18 Irish Stableford (see rules below)
25/8/19 Pairs Special Six Stableford (see rules below)
American Foursomes: Both players hit tee shots on each hole, then hit a second shot with their partners ball. One ball is then selected and play proceeds as in foursomes (play alternating shots for the rest of the hole) with the owner of the selected ball playing the third shot.
American Stableford: A player records 5 points for an eagle, 4 points for a birdie, 3 points for a par, 2 points for a bogey and a point for a double bogey. All scores are added together for the 18 holes and then the players daily handicap is added to this score to give a total score.
Irish Stableford: An individual event. The sum of the Stableford score for the first six holes, Holes 7-12 the sum of the Stableford score multiplied by 2, holes 13-18 the sum of the Stableford score multiplied by 3.
Pairs Special 6 Stableford: The first six holes are 2 Ball Aggregate, Holes 7-12 are 2 Ball multiplier, Holes 13-18 are 2 Ball best ball.
Will Diabarra scores an Albatross
Most golfers find scoring par to be challenging and rewarding enough. Will Diabarra is show above pulling his ball out of the hole having scored an Albatross. An Albatross is three shots better than par.
To put it into perspective, a hole-in-one is two shots better than par (an eagle) which most professional golfers are extremely pleased with. Note that there is no Albatross awarded in the new Sunday American Stableford game rules shown, no one is expected to score an Albatross. Will scored two shots (an Albatross) on the 17th par five hole during the Pro-shop competition on Wednesday 5th June.
Most players who are lucky enough to shoot a hole-in-one mount their ball to show off. I wounder what Will has done.
Great Scores in the annual Macey Insurance Heads Open
The annual Macey Insurance Shoalhaven Heads Open Tournament was held on Sunday 26TH May 2019. The tournament attracted strong attendance with 116 players taking on the course in swirling blustery conditions. There were visitors from many different clubs including a large number who came down from Gold Creek Golf Club in Canberra.
These events don’t happen without the support of sponsors such as Paul Brown, Brendan Goddard and the team at Macey Insurance. We therefore take this opportunity thank Macey Insurance for their continued support for this event. We also thank the Titleist team who assist with prizes, allowing us to boost the prize pool to over $3000.
We also thank our greens staff and volunteers for providing a golf course in excellent condition and worthy of staging an open tournament.
Low scores were going to be very difficult to achieve in the blustery conditions. Notwithstanding, Colin Mitchell played a super round scoring 67 strokes, 4 under par to take the title.
Paul Feest from Shoalhaven Heads shot the round of his life to return a net score of 61 strokes to take overall net winner.
Darcy Boyd from Stonecutters Ridge edged out Danny Nesbitt from Shell Cove on a countback for runner up in the overall gross event with score of 71.
Andrew McGee returned a net score of 65 to be runner up in the overall net event.
Gross Winner in each grade:
A Grade Danny Nesbitt 71 B Grade Rohan Epe 85 C Grade Brett Grey 92
Net Winner in each grade:
A Grade Brendan Armstrong 70 B Grade Graham Seery 69 C Grade Joshua Shovella 67
The 2019 Macey Insurance Shoalhaven Heads Open Mens Golf Tournament will be held on Sunday the 26th of May. Last year 160 players were attracted to the course with many players competing with handicaps of 5 or less.
We thank Paul Brown, Brendan Goddard and the team at Macey Insurance for their continued support of the event. Macey have sponsored each of the 7 years of the tournament and we look forward to their continued support in to the future. Everyone will be happy with the prizes on the day with over $3000 worth of Titleist and Footjoy product to be won.
The course is in immaculate condition this year having just completed the Srixon NSW Mid-Amateur Championship. And the club championships are being held over the coming weeks leading up to the Open Tournament. With the course in peak condition, it will present a true test for championship golfers.
Past winners Honour Board:
2013 Graham Todd Wilson
2014 Mark Johnston
2015 Trent Cadger
2016 Graham Stinson
2017 Mark Johnston
2018 Danny Nesbitt
Bookings may be made on-line via the club’s website (which is open for booking the Tournament) or by calling the pro shop on 4448 8683. The entry fee is $25 per person.
In the Photograph above from left Geoff Collins (Shoalhaven Heads Captain), Greg Collins (Golf Professional), Paul Brown and Brendan Goddard from Macey Insurance.
The final round of the Srixon NSW Mid-Amateur Championship was held today at Shoalhaven Heads Golf Club.
Christopher Campbell with an overnight lead of five shots, and Adele Douglas of Bonville Golf Resort with an overnight lead of three shots were well placed.
Chris took out the men’s championship with a five stoke lead, finishing seven under for the 54 holes tournament. Mark Hale of Mudgee Golf Club is runner up with two under for the tournament.
Adele took out the women’s championship with a four stroke lead, finishing plus eighteen. Jan Crichton of Killara Golf Club is runner up with plus twenty two.
Mark Johnston finished tie for fifth place with a plus six for the tournament.
Peta Griffin finished ninth place with a plus thirty nine for the tournament.
Go to the GolfNSW website for the full results. www.golfnsw.org
Extraordinary play sees Shoalhaven Heads’ course records tumble.
Mark Hale of Mudgee Golf Club and Adele Douglas of Bonville Golf Resort pulled off stunning double record breaking games in the Srixon Mid-Amateur Championship.
Hale was in incredible form, reeling off an impressive seven birdies in a magnificent display on his way to a six under par 65 on Monday.
Douglas was also impressive, with five birdies of her own in her two-over-par 74 effort on Monday.
The Srixon NSW Mid-Amateur Championship Raffle was drawn this morning. The lucky winners are:
First prize of $1,000 goes to Gary Roche;
Second prize of $500 goes to Julie McNally; and
Third prize of Pro-shop package goes to James Ponder.
We thank everyone who took part in the raffle.
The stage is set, and the question on everyone’s lips is: Can they catch Chris?
Chris Campbell, who made a return to amateur golf after sitting out of the sport for three years, holds a five-shot lead with just one round remaining in the Srixon Mid-Amateur Championship.
Mark Hale of Mudgee, playing alongside Chris this morning, vaulted himself up the leaderboard with a course record 65 to at least give himself a sniff of victory. Collin Mitchell from the Links Shell Cove could not make any headway on the leader and eventually signed for a 71. Mark and Collin are both sitting in second place at the end of round two.
Local hope, Mark Johnston, lies in fourth place another shot back.
Leaderboard at the end of round two:
Christopher Campbell, Port Kembla Golf Club, 136 (68 & 68)
T2. Mark Hale, Mudgee Golf Club, 141 (76 &65)
T2. Colin Mitchell, The Links Shell Cove, 141 (70 & 71)
Fourth - Mark Johnston, Shoalhaven Heads Golf Club, 142 (73 & 69)
1, Adele Douglas, Bonville Golf Resort, 154 (80 & 74)
2. Jan Crichton, Killara Golf Club, 157 (80 & 77)
3. Lucie Quilliam, Moore Park Golf Club, 158 (78 & 80)
T10. Peta Griffin, Shoalhaven Heads Golf Club, 173 (87 & 86)
The full results may be viewed on the GolfNSW website http://www.golfnsw.org/newsdisplay
A spectacular Autumn morning has greeted the early starters for round one of the Srixon Mid Amateur Championship at Shoalhaven Heads Golf Club. There are 192 players taking part in the 54 hole tournament, with defending champion Mark Boulton and Colette Blacklock out to make life difficult for the challengers.
Christopher Campbell, a former Japanese Tour player (shown in the above photo) has a two stroke lead at the end of round one.
The leader board at the end of round one has:
1. Campbell, Christopher - Port Kembla Golf Club, Total 68, HCP +1.6
2. Mitchell, Colin - The Links Shell Cove, Total 70, HCP +3.8
3. Toms, Logan - Woolgoolga RSL Golf Club, Total 72, HCP +1.3
Top Shoalhaven Heads player
T4. Johnston, Mark - Shoalhaven Heads Golf Club, Total 73, HCP +0.8
1. Quilliam, Lucie - Moore Park Golf Club, Total 78, HCP 0.0
T2. Gatland, Alison - Monash Country Club, Total 80, HCP 4.3
T2. Thompson, Sharon - Avondale Golf Club, Total 80, HCP 1.4
T2. Douglas, Adele - Bonville Golf Resort, Total 80, HCP +0.4
T2. Dooley, Gemma - Moore Park Golf Club, Total 80, HCP 1.9
T2. Crichton, Jan - Killara Golf Club, Total 80, HCP 3.0
Top Shoalhaven Heads player
T12. Griffin, Peta - Shoalhaven Heads Golf Club, Total 87, HCP 3.2
Go to GolfNSW website for full story and leader board results, http://www.golfnsw.org/newsdisplay/cool-campbell-claims-nswmidam-lead/103481