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

Sunday, 30 June 2019

Ball on Putting Green Helping Play


Rule 15.3a 
Ball on Putting Green Helping Play

 
If a player reasonably believes that a ball on the putting green might help anyone’s play (such as by serving as a possible backstop near the hole), the ball may be marked or the owner of the ball may play first instead.

However, if two players agree to leave a ball in place to help any player and that player then makes a stroke with the helping ball left in place, each player who made the agreement gets the general penalty of two strokes.
 
If the players know that they are not allowed to make such an agreement, but still do it, they are both disqualified under Rule 1.3b for deliberately ignoring Rule  15.3a

Friday, 28 June 2019

Charity Day July 25

As our Charity Day is getting closer and as the weather may dissuade some from playing this week here are a few important notes regarding the day.

This is our main fund raising event for the district charity Rose Cottage at Wyong so we hope everyone will come along to enjoy the day.
We raised a record amount last year so let’s try to make this year even better.
We are encouraging ladies to get together with their friends and put together a hamper for our huge raffle.  A good idea is to purchase a voucher from the pro shop as part of a hamper or as a separate prize.  Nicky & Chas look after us very well and this is one way to give back.
This year as well as our usual cakes and preserves for sale we are having a recycled golf clothing stall.  So please check out your cupboard to see if you have items  in good condition that you no longer wear.
Please bring your golfing gear to the club on the day preferably on a hanger as it will be much easier to manage.
We are arranging for the door near the bowling green to be opened at 7am.  Some of us will be there to accept any hampers or produce.  Some of our wonderful helpers who will not be playing golf will help out during the morning to get everything in order.
We would like volunteers to help  on the day so please see Veniece or Charmaine if you wish to help in some way.
Our ladies are always very generous so come along and help us raise money for this very worthy cause.  Raffle tickets will be 3 for $10 and 7 for $20.

Also another reminder Sunday is your last chance to take advantage of the reduced golf rejoining fee. Next Thursday please bring your new membership card to the pro shop when paying so Chas and Nicky can see you are financial.

Wednesday, 26 June 2019

GOLF TOMORROW

We have just walked the course to check out the conditions. No surprises...it is wet, as you would expect after at least 125mm of rain. (5inches for the oldies!)

However, it is not unplayable at the moment, since you can drop out of temporary water, and we have certainly played in worse conditions. Hopefully we won't have any more overnight rain. If we do, it won't be pleasant!

So, at this stage, the comp will go ahead (if at least 8 ladies decide to play). It will be preferred lies in the general area. 

If anything changes overnight, this will be updated in the morning.

If you choose not to play, join us after 11.30 for coffee, lunch and information.


NOTE 1: Championship entries open tomorrow. 

NOTE 2: CCWGA Seniors Day at Toukley on Monday. We suggest you wear your blue Breakers shirt.

Colleen and Michelle

Monday, 24 June 2019

Membership Renewal

It's that time of year again to renew your membership. Sunday it will run out so please pay before then or you will be unable to play.
This Thursday is the last Thursday you can play unless you rejoin.
Please bring your new membership card to the Pro Shop on the 4th July when booking in otherwise you won't be able to play.

Please check the blog on Wednesday night.  Due to all the rain we will give you an indication of the state of the course. Fingers crossed for some sun and wind.

Sunday, 23 June 2019

Giving Advice


RULE 10.2a ADVICE
 





 
During a round, you must not:

·         Give advice to anyone in the competition    or

·         Ask anyone for advice, other than your caddie    or

·         Touch another player’s equipment to learn information that would be advice if given by or asked of the other player.

What does advice include?


Any verbal comment or action (such as showing what club was just used) that is intended to influence you or another player in choosing a club, making a stroke or deciding how to play during a hole. 

BUT: advice does not include public information, such as the location of things on the course, the distance from one point to another, or the Rules.

Friday, 21 June 2019

Thursday 20th Par

Very chilly start this morning with 44 ladies braving it. Not a lot of run today however there was one stand out who clearly couldn't do anything wrong. Congratulations Moya Allen on a +7 👏👏👏

Then there was Deanne who forgot the 30cm rule and bravely played were no other dare 😆


Results:
https://portalpreview.micropower.com.au/breakerscc/competition/prizes?CompetitionId=126011

We have a new friend on the course...............way friendlier then the crow's!!


Sunday, 16 June 2019

Challenge Cup

Challenge Cup results:

Great day at Gosford playing with lots of new faces.
Breakers finished 5th Overall

Congratulations to Lynne Cattaway who won the ladies 3rd Division with 36 points. Lynn will attend the district presentation later this year to receive her trophy 🏆

RULE   11.1  YOUR BALL IN MOTION ACCIDENTALLY HITS A PERSON OR OUTSIDE INFLUENCE

This rule changed in 2019.

 
If your ball in motion accidentally hits any person or outside influence, including you, any other player or their caddies or equipment, there is no penalty to any player.  (Rule 11.1a)

If this happens, you must play the ball as it lies (Rule  11.1b)

Also note that there is no penalty if you hit your equipment with your club eg your umbrella in your follow through.

Exception-Ball Played on Putting Green

If your ball hits another ball at rest on the putting green (except in Match Play) and they were both on the putting green before your stroke, you get the general penalty, two strokes. 

So, just because you can now putt with the pin in, don’t forget about the other balls on the green. It is still a penalty if you hit one of them.

 

Thursday, 13 June 2019

Stroke Event


https://portalpreview.micropower.com.au/breakerscc/competition/prizes?CompetitionId=126010

Some great scores today and we were lucky the weather held off.  Good luck to Michelle, Veneice and Lynne playing in the Challenge Cup at Gosford on Sunday.

Sunday, 9 June 2019

TEMPORARY WATER


The recent rain and resulting puddles on our course brought up a few rule questions about Temporary Water (which is what Casual Water is called in the new rules).

Once again, the following  definition tells you a lot.

Any temporary accumulation of water on the surface of the ground (such as puddles from rain or irrigation or an overflow from a body of water) that is not in a penalty area, and can be seen before or after you take a stance (without pressing down excessively with your feet).

Rule 16 covers relief from Abnormal Course Conditions which includes Temporary Water, GUR and immovable obstructions.

Temporary water in the general area (formerly through the green)

Your reference point when dropping is the nearest point that gives you full relief. You must drop within one club length of the reference point and the ball must remain in the relief area.
Temporary water in a bunker.



You must drop, in the same bunker, using the nearest point of full relief as your reference point. If it is not possible to take full relief, you must drop using the nearest point of maximum relief still in the bunker.

Alternatively, for a one stroke penalty you may choose to drop outside the bunker using the reference line going from the hole back through where the original ball lay.

Sometimes there is temporary water on the putting green. You may take free relief as in the diagram.
 

Note 1: You cannot lose a ball in Temporary Water (or GUR). This means that if you can’t find the ball but you are virtually certain it is in the temporary water, you may drop another ball, as in the above examples, for no penalty.

Note 2: You cannot take free relief from Temporary Water in a penalty area.

Note 3: You cannot take free relief from Temporary Water if it is clearly unreasonable for another reason eg. It is deep in a bush which prevents you from hitting the ball.

Friday, 7 June 2019

Charity Day Hampers



Our Charity Day is fast approaching. It is to be held on Thursday 25th July. Please add this to your fixture book if you haven’t already done so.

The District charity for this year is Rose Cottage. This was selected by Wyong ladies and provides a variety of services and support for women in crisis.


As in the last few years, we hope you will consider donating a hamper of goodies to be raffled on the day. Perhaps you can get together with one or two others to put one of these together. Since  we hope to be able to contribute significantly to the District donations, the more hampers the better.

We also hope to have donations of cakes, slices, pickles and jams etc to sell on the day.

Please note that there will be a shotgun start. We will arrange for you to drop off any goods before play. The event of the day will be an individual stableford with a 2BBB in conjunction with all of your playing partners.

Thursday, 6 June 2019

Despite the rain in the last few days, the course was surprisingly good, although there wasn't as much run as we've been enjoying. The scores reflected this.

Congratulations to Michelle Hughes, Sandra Nash and Denise Newman who are our Stableford Brooch winners for this year. They will join today's qualifiers in our District Charity Day team at Wyong on Monday 12th August.

Qualifiers from today are as follows: Jenny Chapman, Vicki Duesbury, Trace O'Meara, Aiki Harrigan, Sally Hopkins, Nell Spargo and Colleen Henry. Good luck ladies.

More good news...Janice Adlard has joined Sally Hopkins and Mel Sheekey in the CCWGA team to play in the inter-district Match Play against HRDGA at Cessnock on Wednesday 19th June. Congratulations and enjoy the experience.

https://portalpreview.micropower.com.au/breakerscc/competition/prizes?CompetitionId=126008

Wednesday, 5 June 2019

Update for Thursday 6th June

There has been a lot of enquiries in regards to comp tomorrow........ short answer YES we are playing 😀

There is also an update to divisions as from tomorrow these are the new ones:

DIV 1 0-26
DIV 2 27-33
Div 3 34+

Saturday, 1 June 2019

HITTING A PROVISIONAL BALL


18.3 PROVISIONAL BALL

If you lose a ball or hit it out of bounds, your only option is to replay the stroke from where you last played.  When this happens, it could mean you have a long walk back to the original spot.

So, if you hit a ball into an area where it may be hard to find, or may be out of bounds, to save time in case you don’t find your ball, it is a very good idea to hit a provisional ball before you go forward to look for the first one.  This is often appropriate at Breakers, especially on 5th and 6th.

It is important to announce that you are “hitting a provisional” or that you will “hit another ball in case you can’t find the original.” (Otherwise you are abandoning your first ball and putting another ball into play for a one stroke penalty.)

If you don’t hit your provisional as far as where you believe your original ball to be, to save time, you may continue to play the provisional ball until you reach the area where you can start looking for the original ball.

If you find your first ball, the provisional is immediately cancelled, shots with it do not count and you must no longer hit it. The original ball becomes the ball in play.

If you don’t find your original ball within 3 minutes of starting to look for it, it is a lost ball so the provisional ball becomes the ball in play.
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Alternatively, if you think your ball is in a terrible place and you would rather hit your provisional, if you continue to hit your provisional from a point past where the original ball is estimated to be, then the provisional ball becomes the ball in play.


If you finish the hole with your provisional ball, you must count the shots made with the original ball plus the shots made with the provisional, and add a one stroke penalty.



NOTE: You cannot hit a provisional if you think your ball is lost in a penalty area. In that case, you must use the penalty area rules. DIAGRAM 18.3c: PROVISIONAL BALL PLAYED FROM SPOT NEARER HOLE THAN WHERE ORIGINAL BALL IS ESTIMATED TO BE

A player’s original ball played from the teeing area may be lost in a bush, so the player announces and plays a provisional ball, and it comes to rest at point A. As point A is farther from the hole than where the original ball is estimated to be, the player may play the provisional ball from point A without it losing its status as a provisional ball. The player plays the provisional ball from point A to point B. As point B is nearer the hole than where the original ball is estimated to be, if the player plays the provisional ball from point B, the provisional ball becomes the ball in play under penalty of stroke and distance.

 

 

DIAGRAM 18.3c: PROVISIONAL BALL PLAYED FROM SPOT NEARER HOLE THAN WHERE ORIGINAL BALL IS ESTIMATED TO BE

A player’s original ball played from the teeing area may be lost in a bush, so the player announces and plays a provisional ball, and it comes to rest at point A. As point A is farther from the hole than where the original ball is estimated to be, the player may play the provisional ball from point A without it losing its status as a provisional ball. The player plays the provisional ball from point A to point B. As point B is nearer the hole than where the original ball is estimated to be, if the player plays the provisional ball from point B, the provisional ball becomes the ball in play under penalty of stroke and distance.