2nd Division and 3rd Division as well as Margin Shield Winners 2015

2nd Division and 3rd Division as well as Margin Shield Winners 2015
9th and 18th hole : click on image to go to Breakers Country Club Web site

Friday, 22 March 2019

Wyong Ladies Classic Friday 22/03/19

A great Wyong Classic for 2019. A little wet under foot and steamy everywhere else!!!
Congratulations to Jill Lavery who took out 4th in the longmarkers and Sally Hopkins for her nearest the pin in First Division.
Surprisingly no raffles 😂😂
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Pennant Practice

Hi Ladies,

We have arranged two times next week for anyone who is interested in a 9 hole Match Play practice for pennants, either as a refresher, or for those new to Pennants.

Times are  Monday 25th at 10.30am and Wednesday 27th at 2.30pm.

Please let Colleen know (0412 411 721) if you plan to attend so that groups can be organised.

A REMINDER ALSO THAT WE WOULD LIKE AS MANY PENNANT PLAYERS AS POSSIBLE TO STAY BACK AFTER GOLF NEXT THURSDAY FOR A FINAL PENNANTS MEETING.

Thanks,
Committee

Thursday, 21 March 2019

Stroke Monthly Medal

Stroke today was hard work, particularly because of the dew and recent rain. Our scores reflected this. Congratulations to those who managed to master the conditions.

The renovations to the first tee have commenced and a temporary tee is around the corner for the next 6 weeks or so. Please make sure you know your group and the group in front to avoid delays.

Remember to get your team of 4 together for the Novelty Easter Event. More details next week.

Good luck to all those ladies playing at Wyong tomorrow.https://portalpreview.micropower.com.au/breakerscc/competition/prizes?CompetitionId=116119

Tuesday, 19 March 2019

St Patrick’s Day Jolly Joker at Gosford 19/03/19


Fantastic St Patrick’s Day Jolly Joker at Gosford. All you need is a little bit of Irish luck - which rollled the way of Sally, Michelle, Chun and Bronwyn, taking out first place and best dressed.
Nancy Carey-Berryman and Yvonne Brooker taking out raffle prizes.


Saturday, 16 March 2019

DEFINITIONS-RULE BOOK


DEFINITIONS      RULE BOOK  page 135-148.

At every rules course I’ve ever been to, the first and most important statement goes something like this.....”If you read nothing else in the rule book, read the definitions. You will learn a lot!”

In the new rule book, the definitions are, unfortunately, hidden at the back, starting on page 135. It is worth checking them out every so often.

Here are two that have caused concern in recent weeks.

1.       The teeing area. This is the area you must play from at the start of each hole. The teeing area is a rectangle that is two club-lengths deep, where the front edge of the rectangle is the line between the forward-most points of the two tee markers and the side edges are defined by the lines back from the outside points of the tee-markers. (It does not mean the whole raised teeing ground.....the rest of this is in the general area.)

2.       The general area (formerly “through the green”). This is the area of the course that covers all of the course except the other four defined areas as follows 1. the teeing area of the hole you are playing, 2. all penalty areas, 3. all bunkers and 4. the putting green of the hole you are playing. All other teeing locations and all other greens are part of the general area.

There is no specific mention of fairway and rough in the rules. They are both part of the general area, but you will see reference to these areas in local rules such as the preferred lie rule.

 At Breakers, we usually have preferred lies on fairways only. In this case, you may prefer your lie if your ball lies on the fairway. However, if you are close to the edge of the fairway, there is nothing to stop you from preferring onto a nice lie just in the rough as the rule states that you can prefer onto any part of the general area.

Similarly, we occasionally have preferred lies in the general area (formerly through the green). In this case, if you are just in the rough, you may choose to prefer your ball onto the fairway.

Note: Occasionally you will see that the preferred lie local rule at other clubs is more restrictive eg. If on the fairway, you must prefer onto the fairway but this is not the case at Breakers.

Thursday, 14 March 2019

CONGRATULATIONS MICHELLE HUGHES...HOLE IN ONE 13TH.

This is always a highlight and, once again, word spread like wildfire. All reports suggest it looked like going in the hole from the moment she hit it!! Is she on a roll or what? This follows up two outstanding days at Toukley, where Michelle was the overall nett winner for Division One for the 36 hole event. What a week!!

Considering the weather forecast, we were very lucky to even be out there today and managed to finish without getting wet.

https://portalpreview.micropower.com.au/breakerscc/competition/prizes?CompetitionId=116116

Monday, 11 March 2019

Penalty Areas


PENALTY AREAS                RULE 17

Although we now only have red penalty areas at Breakers, you need to know the rule for Yellow penalty areas as well in case you come across one at another course (eg Toukley) so...

Relief for ball in Yellow Penalty Area  (this has not changed!)

1.       Stroke and distance relief.  Go back and hit from where you played the previous stroke for a one stroke penalty (One club length relief area from the original point in the general area)

2.       Back on the Line relief.  The reference line is the line from where the ball last crossed the edge of the penalty area to the flag. You may go back as far as you like on the line. (One club length relief area from the chosen point in the general area)

The above two options are also available for all Red Penalty Areas (this has also not changed!)

For Red Penalty Areas there is still this additional option

3.       Lateral relief. You may take two club lengths relief from the reference point, where the ball last crossed the edge of the penalty area. It must not be nearer the hole. 

As an example, on our 3rd hole, you may sometimes prefer to use option 2 above as that may take you back to a good lie on the fairway whereas you might get a poor lie if you choose to drop using option 3.

It is important to note that you can no longer take relief on the opposite side of a red penalty area, UNLESS there is a local rule allowing this option. This is the case on our 4th hole.

You can drop on the fairway side even if you didn’t cross on that side BUT....NOT WHERE IT FINISHED!!!   You must estimate the point on the opposite side that is the same distance from the flag as the point where your ball last crossed the edge of the penalty area and drop within two club lengths of that point, no nearer the hole.

NOTE: Changes when dropping. As well as dropping from knee height, another very important change when dropping is that the ball must finish within the relief area. It can no longer roll two club lengths out of the relief area.

PLEASE CHECK YOUR RULE BOOK (RULE 17 page 104) for further information and diagrams.

If you still aren’t sure, please ask for clarification as these rules come up just about every time we play at Breakers so it is important for us all to know the correct procedures.