Upcoming Events, Super Seniors Results and other News

Firstly a message from President Tony Kemp.
It is now one week since the sudden passing of Shaughan McCosker, at his home in Tallwoods. At this stage there is still no news re funeral arrangements but you will be notified when this is known.
The Ladies Captain Jo Stephens has some news from recent Board deliberations on rescheduling events. As you know “the best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry” but we keep trying.

Two Person Medley Ambrose – KENO Qualifier

The latest unlucky event casualty was the KENO qualifier yesterday when yet again the weather intervened. This event has to be played in August and with other commitments on all forthcoming Saturdays TGC have resorted to changing it to Wednesday the 24th of August 2022. Hopefully most of the teams that were ready to go yesterday can now book in for this postponed date. In addition, anyone who couldn’t play yesterday can now consider playing in this event. Remember that the number of qualifying teams depends upon the field sizes. The daily event is medley but teams consisting of two men, two ladies or a man and a lady can qualify for free entry to a prestigious regional final of their choice and maybe go all the way to the state final. Check the previous update for more information and please bring your team entry fee of $5.00 to be paid to the starter when you check in. For more information on the rules of the competition please click on the link below.

Neighbourhood Challenge Round1/South Paw Cup Medley in conjunction – Saturday 20th August 2022

There’s still time to select your team of 4 players for the Neighbourhood Challenge sponsored by Swampy Sands.  There is an entry fee of $10 per person ($40.00 per team) payable at the proshop BEFORE you hit off.
Treasurer Carol will be there to help collect the money and all money will be returned by Swampy in the form of prizes to the winning teams.
Please email Swampy your team names and players names before Saturday swampysands@gmail.com
Please note that this is a three round event with Round 2 to be held in September with the final round held in October. The best three stableford scores each round are counted ensuring a close finish like we had last year.
Team members may (but are not required to) play in the same group.

 Calling all South Paws

The South Paw Cup is an attractive perpetual trophy sponsored by Ian Blair and Steven Murray that has also been postponed from earlier in the year. Since we are running out of days this will also happen next Saturday 20th of August in conjunction with the Neighbourhood Challenge. There is no extra entry fee or requirement except that you have to be left-handed so if you are left handed and want to play any event this week make sure it’s this one. 

 Dragon Day Saturday 27 August 2022

This monthly 4BBB/Medley Stableford with Single Stableford in Conjunction event is sponsored by Hallidays Point Tavern and the drawcard is the $900 Hole in One cash prize, which is still up for grabs.  In addition, there are also multiple prizes available for those who play well, as well as others who are lucky enough to pick up random prizes.   The timesheet is now open so find a partner and support this fun event.

Super Seniors Fall to Kew

After a promising draw at Port Macquarie last week our over 65 super heroes were missing two key players but queued up to take on Kew at Tuncurry last Thursday. The round was rescheduled from Forster course at the last minute, despite Tuncurry course being restricted to the only 9 playable holes that you go round twice. David Bullock and Bill Tipton were brought in with David making his debut as the latest junior recruit. Unfortunately David was the first to fall out of the queue however Tippo tip-toed his way to a convincing 6 & 4 thrashing and said thank-kew to his Kew opponent.
The rest of the team struggled in the conditions apart from the irrepressible Overspray who was down early but emerged right on cue to snatch a half point for squaring his match on the last hole.
Captain Trevor Tynan engaged in a titanic struggle with Kew’s best player until once again emerging victorious 1 up after sinking a lengthy putt on the last green with both teams watching from the comfort of the new club house.
The Supers venture to Harrington Waters tomorrow to take on Taree.\

Jeff Cutler reporting

Abnormal Course Conditions – Coring of greens

As a result of the annual coring of the greens, temporary local rules have been put in place as follows.

Temporary Local Rule:

On the putting green, a ball that comes to rest in, or on, an aeration hole may be placed at the nearest spot not nearer the hole that avoids the situation.

Penalty for breach of local rules: Stroke Play – 2 strokes. Match Play – Loss of hole.

All core droppings onfairways that are not marked by White Pegs or Lines are abnormal course conditions and relief may be taken – nearest point of relief, no nearer the hole.

5th Fairway
A fair quantity of the cores removed from the greens have been used to cover bare patches on the 5th fairway and special care should be taken while they settle in – especially in the case of any rain within the next few days.

Please keep carts outside the white pegged areas on the 5th fairway as these areas are Compulsory GUR.

On a personal note – thank you once again to the team of volunteers who helped out on the day. Having you all hand certainly made the event a success and it was over and done with before lunch. Well done.

Tony K
On behalf of the match committee

KENO Two Person Ambrose Qualifier this Saturday

Since our Club Captain Ian is away in Vietnam and I ran this last year I’ll send out some information.
This is the event of the day and my interpretation of the rules is all Tallwoods teams must pay the $5.00 per team entry fee (not optional).
Visitors can compete in the daily event but not the qualifier so don’t have to pay extra.
Can each team please bring $5.00 cash to be paid to the starter before you collect your card.
Below is a rules summary.

See Golf NSW website for full details

Terms of Competition – Keno Let’s Play Ambrose

  • Qualifying round is this Saturday the 13th of August 2022
  • Two Person ambrose teams of two.
  • Both players must players be both Tallwoods members with valid handicaps.
  • Three categories: 2 x male, 2 x female or mixed.
  •  The Pair must have a minimum combined daily handicap of 8.
  • Each player in the pair must have no more than 20 strokes difference in their daily handicap. (eg. If the lowest marker’s daily handicap is 5, their partner must play off no more than a daily handicap of 25). NOTE: If a pair’s daily handicaps are more than 20 strokes different, the higher marker will be limited to a daily handicap 20 strokes above the lower marker’s daily handicap. (This doesn’t apply for the daily event).
  • The pair’s PLAYING handicap on the day will be ¼ of their combined daily handicap. Each player must use at least 6 tee shots during a round.
  • Tee shots used MUST be indicated on the scorecard. All pairs playing in the qualifying event must pay a $5 entry fee ($2.50 per player) at their Club qualifying event. It will not be optional entry for players in the club qualifying event.
  • Number of qualifiers depends on field size.

As previously notified, the 2021 KENO was cancelled due to COVID but for any club (like us) who ran the event and sent names of qualifiers to Golf NSW, those players are allowed to enter the 2022 regional finals and the club gets a second chance on Saturday.
Mark Fisher and Dale Clarke won last year and have entered to play at Pacific Dunes. John Pearson and myself were second qualifiers but unfortunately I am out injured, which is lucky for some since the place will be offered to the reserves from last year (Stewart Murphy and Lakman Fernando).
The other teams to qualify in 2021 were Robyn Murray & Paula Livermore and Fiona Lane & Chris Beauchamp.
Good luck to those teams and to all who play on Saturday.

Jeff Cutler (ex captain, ex KENO qualifier and ex cart owner).

Vale Shaughan McCosker

It is with sincere regret that I pass on to you the passing of much respected club member Shaughan McCosker.

His sudden passing will come as a shock, but it is thought it may be related to a heart attack suffered sometime during the course of this morning.

Our thoughts are with his wife Glenda and their three children, Chelsea, Dane and Chris who are travelling to be together and will arrive sometime this evening.

Shaughan was always full of fun and a great friend to many golfers at Tallwoods. I think we all loved his quick wit and had an ability to conjure up an anecdote on almost any subject which was being discussed. He loved his golf and had a hit yesterday afternoon.

Shaughan who was 68, was a great friend and will be very sadly missed

Tony Kemp
Tallwoods Golf Club President

Super Seniors pennant team snatch a draw

The Super Seniors (over 65s) pennant season finally got under way at Port Macquarie on Monday. With 7 teams in Division 9 the format is for each club to host a round where the other six teams play. The Tallwoods match with Harrington Waters G.C. was closely fought and not decided until the last match on the last green when the last putt missed ensuring a tied result of four matches apiece.
Matches are played from scratch although GA handicaps must be revealed so that the last two matches are between the two lowest markers from each side. Most Tallwoods players were playing against someone with a lower GA handicap and the average GA for Tallwoods was 11 compared with 9 for the Harrington senior players. Tallwoods was also fielding three debutants for their second season in the big time, with only one previous SS season in 2020 and 2021 cancelled due to the pandemic.
John Pearson and Allan (Overspray) Overvliet scored resounding victories over their stunned opponents (5 & 4 and 6 & 5 respectively) to get the team off to a great start. This was John’s first SS win and Overspray once again proved that he can out talk, out walk, out spray and out play anyone on his day.
Mark Summergreene and our latest junior recruit, Allen Smith, were unlucky to meet very experienced in-form opponents and were vanquished but will learn from this experience, especially Allen who played the HW Overspray equivalent (Peter Budden).
Murray Bennett and Tony Kemp were holding their own against players on much lower handicaps and even led going into the second nine. However they couldn’t maintain the pressure nor match some of their opponents lucky bounces to each suffer narrow losses.
So it was all up to our low markers, team captain Trevor Tynan and club captain Ian Miller. Both have a current GA of 6.3 but their opponents both had lower GAs. Despite this Trev and Ian controlled their matches from the outset with brilliant stroke play and then held their nerve when the matches became very tight. Going down the 18th dormie 1 they each needed to win or halve the hole. Ian sank a great 4 metre putt to win 2 up and Trevor squared the hole to win his match 1 up when his opponent’s last putt of the day slid by the hole, much to the delight of at least the blue half the gallery around the 18th green.
With Tuncurry course closed the next round will be played at Forster Golf Club on Thursday 11 August when Tallwoods takes on Kew.

Coming Events

The August monthly medal is on this Saturday and COW Co-ordinator John Pearson will allow a small extension (5 August deadline) on individual match play games but would like to encourage all remaining combatants to play their matches asap.

Ian and Michele will be taking a well earned break in August but the match committee and Tony will endeavour to keep you informed of goings on.
The August NoOW will be in your letter box soon.
Farewell TKG and welcome Belcanto’s Restaurant & Bar.
Jeff Cutler Reporting