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, 31 May 2019

Archibald Prize

Hi Ladies,

As mentioned yesterday, a group of our lady golfers has arranged to travel to Sydney by train on Friday 5th July to see the Archibald Prize exhibition. We will then have a picnic lunch (byo picnic) in the gardens.

All ladies are welcome to join us.        

Train details etc will be advised closer to the date.

Thursday, 30 May 2019

Although it was a very chilly start, conditions were good, with lots of run and not too much wind.

Scores are starting to rise, with quite a few ladies finishing with 36 points today.

Congratulations to one of our new ladies, Leone Hajduk, who scored a personal best of 27 points. We look forward to seeing you each week now that you are in the mix! Next step- win a ball.

SHIRT ORDERS reminder-- Please contact Michelle or Bronwyn TODAY if you haven't already ordered as orders are being placed tomorrow. Please ensure your bank transfer has been completed if you indicated you are paying online.

See you all next week for the qualifying for the District Charity Day


Sunday, 26 May 2019

Where to drop out of a red penalty area

Do you know all your options when you drop out of a red penalty area? Are you dropping in the correct area? This has changed in the new rules so check below...

Option 1:  Stroke and distance relief means you can play the original ball or another ball from a relief area near where you played the previous shot. If you played from the teeing area, you can replay from anywhere within the teeing area. If you played from the general area, you must drop within a one club length relief area, no nearer the hole. If you’ve putted from the green into a penalty area (I’ve seen it happen on the 4th at Everglades!), you can replace the ball on the spot from where you played the previous shot.

Option 2: Back on the line relief. Here you may drop the original ball or another ball in a relief area based on a reference line going from reference point X, where it last crossed the edge of the penalty area, to the flag. Imagine this line and you can go back as far as you like on the line. Sometimes, such as on our 3rd, you may choose this option so you can get a good lie on the fairway. You select a point on that line and drop within a one club length relief area. The ball must finish within this relief area.

Option 3: You may take lateral relief. This is often the best option at Breakers in places such as the side of the 8th and 9th. If you choose this option, you must note the reference point X, which is the estimated point where the original ball last crossed the edge of the penalty area. The relief area is measured from this reference point on the edge of the penalty area. You must drop your ball within two club lengths of this reference point and it must finish within this relief area, ie within two club lengths of where the ball last crossed the edge of the penalty area.

As discussed regularly, the local rule on our 4th hole allows you to drop on the opposite side of the penalty area but again, you must note the reference point X where the ball last crossed the edge of the penalty area, then select the point equidistant from the flag on the opposite side. You must then drop the ball within two club lengths of this point and it must finish within this relief area ie, within two club lengths of the edge of the penalty area.

The original shot must be counted plus a one stroke penalty no matter what option you choose.

Thursday, 23 May 2019

In unseasonably beautiful autumn weather, a field of 58 ladies competed in the 4Ball Par event today. This will hopefully be the qualifier to play in the district Gwen Thompson Shield later in the year, with the first four teams eligible.

Results are as follows....

There was a great response for shirt orders today. Thanks everyone. Those that took a form, please return it next Thursday with payment. Anyone yet to order, please contact Bronwyn on 0423 505 326 or Michelle on 0400 378 855

If you know of anyone who is away, please let them know as the order will  be finalised next Friday, 31st May. Don't miss out!!!

Tuesday, 21 May 2019

New Breakers Ladies shirt

We are pleased to confirm that the Committee has selected our new shirt which will be manufactured by Corsican. We have been able to secure a brand new design for the 2020 Summer season which will be exclusive to Breakers team shirt. We are very pleased with the prices we have negotiated. We will have a sample of the fabric on show after golf on Thursday. We have attached the sample  below.Please keep in mind colours on computers will give a slightly darker shade.
We are able to order 4 different styles. The sleeveless, cap and short sleeve will have a choice of sports collar or mandarin collar. The long sleeve will only come in the mandarin collar. The zipper will be white.

The tops will be embroidered with the club logo. The shirts will be our Club and Pennants team shirts.

The total cost to you is listed below :

Cap Sleeve- $57
Short Sleeve- $57
Long Sleeve- $60

In order to secure the print and prices we need to place an order by Friday 31st May.

This Thursday we will have sample sizes and styles for you to try on. We have attached a catalogue so you can see the styles and collars.

Deanne and Vicki will be ready to take your orders this Thursday and next Thursday. This is happening quickly as you can see the prices are great hence we would like to get onto it ASAP to look after all you ladies.

Monday, 20 May 2019

Final Round of Pennants

Good news and bad news again from our Pennant teams today.

Wattle played Toukley at Shelly and came away with the win 4-3. This meant they ended up  equal third behind Kooindah  and Everglades.

Our Banksia team were in with an overall winning chance at Everglades against Gosford. Unfortunately, it was not to be, with Gosford spoiling the party by winning 4-3. In the end, Morisset beat Toukley 5.5 to 1.5 to be clear winners of the pool with Breakers second.

This also means that Morisset win the Margin Shield. At least they go out with a bang!

Thursday, 16 May 2019

Thursday 16th May Stroke

Congratulations to all the winners today, particularly Nancy Chilman who was the only one to break 70. Once again Nareda Leary putter extraordinaire came to play!!!!


All the best to Pennant Teams for Monday's games.

Monday, 13 May 2019

Pennants Report

Big Congratulations to the Banksia team on their 4-3 win. Very tough battle for all. Judi Eaton luckily didn't realise how much pressure was on her because the team waited for 45 min for her result and thankfully she came up the 18th and won the hole.

Unfortunately the Wattle team lost 6-1!!!! Thanks Bronwyn for saving us for one point.

Good luck to those playing at Gosford tomorrow, less pressure more fun.

See you all on Thursday.

Thursday, 9 May 2019

Thursday Stableford 9/5/19

No this is not a repeat of last week ........ Michelle Hughes won again.  Congratulations to Judi Eaton and Denise Newman who took out their divisions and all our other winners.

A very special happy birthday to Jan Gee, who was delighted with the Australian native flowers.

Good luck to our Pennants Teams for Monday, finger, toes, arms, legs and everything else crossed.

Loving our new tee, some sensational models demonstrating their swing!

Happy Mothers Day.

Monday, 6 May 2019

Upcoming Away Games

There are quite a few away games in the next month or two as below. See Nell if interested.

Kurri  Ladies Open Day  Monday 3rd June

Team of 4 Split six Stableford
Shotgun Start 8.30 for 9am
$30 per player includes pre-ordered lunch

2019 Hunter River District Championship..Monday 17th June, and Tuesday 18th June.

Due to Cessnock going into receivership, the first day of this tournament, Singles, is now at Hunter Valley Golf Club.
Day 2, Foursomes, is at Cypress Lakes.
$45 per day includes compulsory shared cart.

CCWGA Seniors Day at Toukley on Monday 1st July

18 holes Stableford. 50+, 60+, 70+ and 80+  $20 a head. First entries will be sent this week to make sure we don't miss out as it is filling fast.

CCWGA  Foursomes at Gosford on Monday 22nd July.

18 hole 4somes Stroke played in two divisions. $20 per person

Pennants 6th May

More good news from both Pennant teams today.

At Shelly, our Banksia team had a great 5-2 win over Toukley.

Meanwhile, our Wattle team squared with Shelly Beach at Toukley.

This means we are both still in with a chance with two rounds to go.

Highlight of today was Mel Sheekey's win over Yvonne Boardman. With Yvonne on 1 and Mel on 18, Mel got a shot on every hole except the 1st.
Yvonne assures us she played really well herself but Mel had so many pars that she won on the 13th! A fantastic result!!

Next Monday, Banksia have a tough match against the front runners, Morisset, at Magenta.
Wattle plays at Morisset versus Everglades. Good luck everyone.

Friday, 3 May 2019

Crow Rule

So thanks to our new crow friends we have to be aware of the following rule...

Rule 9.6 Ball Lifted or Moved by Outside Influence

If it is known or virtually certain that an outside influence lifted or moved a player’s ball:

There is no penalty , and

The ball must be replaced on its original spot (which if not known must be estimated)

This applies whether or not the player’s ball is found.

So this is what you would do if you saw a crow take your ball.

However, you can’t assume that this is the case. It must be known or virtually certain. For example, if you hit the ball into the rough or over a hill and it can’t be seen, even if crows are around, you don’t know for sure that a crow took it, it may simply be a lost ball. 

On the other hand, if you and your marker quite clearly saw a ball finish in the middle of the fairway, saw a crow flying nearby and then your ball was no longer there, then you may be virtually certain that the crow took it.

So, it is very important to keep an eye on your ball if you know crows are around and maybe send one or two players ahead to try to ward them off!
Note also, that this rule applies if any of the following other outside influences takes your ball...any person(including another player) except you or your partner or opponent, any animal (eg dogs) any natural or artificial object, such as another ball striking it or a truck or a buggy running over it). It does not include natural forces such as wind.

Thursday, 2 May 2019

Foursomes Championships aka Day of the Crows

Congratulations to all our ladies who made it through our 27 hole foursomes championships.  We had two seasons in one day.... predominantly summer bucking against historical trends.  The course was in magnificent condition.  With  the rough living up to it's reputation!

This crow did not get a ball today:

This one did!!!

Special congrats to Sally and Janice, who defended their title in true champion style.

Good lucks to our Pennants teams for Monday.  Happy golfing xxx

Wednesday, 1 May 2019

Foursomes Championships

We will have sandwich orders for tomorrow. They will be ready for pickup after 18 holes from the Pro Shop. Nicky also will take Pie and sausage roll orders.

Please read the white board on arrival and go out and have fun. 😎⛳