Another great day of Pennants golf on the Central Coast. Congratulations to our Banksia team who against all odds came away with a 4-3 victory over Everglades. Against all odds because our girl Jenny Chapman had to battle against a lady who holed out... yes that is right a hole in one!!
We hosted the Wattle round at home today. Everyone was appreciative of our fine baked treats and the condition of our course. A great day had by all.
Here's a rule that has come up quite a bit lately. The three minute limit for looking for a ball does make a difference here. A quick look at your watch might help.
By definition, a lost ball is a ball that is
not found in three minutes
after the player, her caddie or partner begins to search for it.
If you think a
ball might be lost, to save time, you may choose to hit a provisional from the
same spot, making sure you state that you are “hitting a provisional”.
When a ball is
lost, and you have not hit a provisional, your only option is to go back to
where you hit the previous stroke and play from there for a stroke and distance
penalty of one.
NOTE 1:If you have looked for the full three minutes and are on your way back
to hit another ball and the original ball is found, it is still deemed to be
lost and therefore it is a wrong ball
and must notbe hit. If you
hit the original ball, you must correct
your mistake or you will be disqualified in stroke play, wipe the hole
in stableford and par, and lose the hole in match play.
NOTE 2: A player may not declare her ball lost.
A ball is lost only when it has not been found within three minutes. For
example, a player searches for her ball for two minutes, decides it must be in
a place she doesn’t like and so declares it lost, then walks back to play
another ball. Before the player puts
another ball into play, the original ball is found within the three
minute search time. Because a player
may not declare a ball lost, it is not a lost ball so the original ball
must be played.
NOTE 3: If you have had a
quick look for your ball, gone back and, before the original ball is found, hit
another ball from the previous spot, this
ball becomes the ball in play, even if the original ball is found
within the three minutes.
NOTE 4: Sometimes, rather
than hitting a provisional, if your ball is in an obviously unfavourable
position,you might choose to put
another ball into play without even going to look for the original ball,
again under stroke and distance penalty of one. In this case, you don’t need to
announce anything. The fact that you have played another ball is enough.
NOTE 5: Some clubs, eg
Shelly Beach, have brought in a local rule with extra options for a lost ball
but we have no Local Rule for this at Breakers. Always read the Local Rules
board when you visit other courses.
The course is looking much better, even the new fence was shining in the sun today. Next time you play make sure you read the new Local Rules Board located on your way into the Pro Shop. There were some great scores today, both high and low.
Good luck to the Pennants players on Monday, at Gosford and Everglades. Fingers crossed for good weather.
To those ladies who have put their hands up to play in the Mixed Foursomes on Saturday, good luck and try to enjoy the new aspects of the course which will be revealed.
Fantastic news from Kooindah today with our Wattle team defeating Morisset 4-3. Congratulations girls. Hopefully the first of many.
In the Banksia pool, Breakers hosted the other clubs. Many thanks to those who provided the morning tea, which was particularly noted as being most impressive. Unfortunately, we had an extra hazard or two to contend with.....see pictures!
The course wasn't too bad but the heat was a problem for many. Scores were very close in all matches.
It was hard work out there today following over 100mm of rain during the week.
A few clever ladies seemed to have played a different course as the scores indicate.
Special mention must go to Michelle Hughes, who continued her outstanding form with a brilliant 40 points!!!
Entries for Mixed Foursomes (13th April) must be done by Monday. The form is in the pro shop and some men are crying out for women so go and check them out!!!
Entries for our Ladies foursomes (27 holes on 2nd May) are also being taken. If you haven't organised a partner yet, you have until 18th April (Easter Novelty Day). Also, please note that there will be an 18 hole event on Foursomes day if you would rather play in that.
Good luck to our Wattle Pennant team for Monday at Kooindah against Morisset.
Fingers crossed for no more rain at Breakers as the Banksia Pool will be playing here.