Oatlands Enews – Friday 8th November 2019
This Enews Newsletter covers the following topics:
- Men’s Club Championships 2019 – Finals, Saturday 9th November
- Ladies Club Championships 2019 – Linda Gyzen goes back to back
- Digger’s Day 2019 – Format for 2019
- Oatlands Cup – Saturday 23rd November
- From the Course
- Hand Watering Greens – Course Staff have Right of Way
- QPC&C Continue their support of Oatlands with Sponsorship of the Tiger Tee Challenge
- Mixed Pennant Team Announced
- Additional Bistro on Bettington added for Friday 13th December
- Upcoming Events
Men’s Club Championship 2019 – Finals, Saturday 9th November
After 8 weeks from when the first round of qualifying was played on Saturday 9th November, we are now at the Finals of the Men’s Club Championship and tomorrow’s finals promise to be a treat for all who come and to spectate.
In the Club Championship we have defending Champion (Mr. Consistent) Tim Frazer playing in form Norm Nakhoul who defeated Brad Hooper in the semi-final in a match that included 11 birdies and 2 eagles. Norm also won the Carnarvon Cup Vardon event on Saturday 2nd November.
In the Plate Championship, Rod Butcher takes on big hitting Tom McMurty with both players in good form and looking solid under pressure after a number of close matches to reach the final.
In the Middle Markers Championship, Rob Hollings is taking on Nick Johnston with the two having vastly different paths to the final. Rob having had a 5&3, walkover and 6&5 journey while Nick has had much closer contests of 4&3, 1up and 20th.
Finally in the Long Markers Championship we have an generational battle between Leo Nelson aged in his 20s and just under 5 decades younger than the evergreen Jerry Maher.
The matches will commence tommorrow (Saturday 9th November) at the following times;
Club Championship (36 holes): 10am
Plate Championship: 2pm
Middle Markers Championship: 2:10pm
Long Markers Championship: 2:20pm
Members are encouraged to come along and support the competitors in the Clubs premier Men’s event.
Ladies Club Championship 2019 – Linda Gyzen goes back to back
The 2019 Ladies Club Championship was finalised on Thursday with another windy day to conclude the 72 hole strokeplay championship.
Defending Champion Linda Gyzen maintained her big lead to defend her 2018 title from the 2018 runner up Leonie Guthrie.
The Joy Perry Plate was won by Ladies Captain Amanda Walkerden.
The Bronze I Championship was won by Sue Plaister from Runner Up Dolores Pearse.
The Bronze II Championship was won by Pauline Fallance from Judith Leeds-Roberts
The overall Nett Championship was won by Jenny Park.
Congratulations to all the ladies that took part and to the 2019 Ladies Champions.
Digger’s Day 2019 – Format for 2019
Following feedback from Digger’s Day in recent years and a drop off in numbers, the Club has decided to make some changes to the format to encourage more players to attend and contribute to Legacy.
As such, both shotgun starts (7:15am & 12:30pm) will be part of the day however, the price of the day has been reduced from $90pp to $40pp. This will include comp fee, catering (during and after golf) and a Legacy Donation. For those members who would like to opt for the previous all inclusive price (drinks included) the price will be $100 with a wrist band provided. This option can be selected at registration.
Catering on the day will be served during and after golf with a BBQ running at Farmer Tunks Hut throughout the day, and platters of finger food served after golf.
All other aspects of the event will remain the same, and will be available as follows:
Betting options: Paid individually at registration and includes: The Rum Cup, 38 points or more, the 19th hole. on course beverage, Farmer Tunks Hut) however, these items will now be paid individually.
Drinks can be purchased on course with two drinks carts in operation for the entire day along with a bar at Tunks Hut.
Legacy Raffle: Tickets will be on sale from Wednesday 13th until the end of the day and will be drawn at presentation after the completion of the 12:30pm shotgun field.
It is hoped that in 2019 we can raise over $4,000 for Legacy, which would be almost double that of previous years.
Members are encouraged to take part in the day and to invite guests (at the same $40 price).
Members are asked to please watch the short video below on Legacy to see why this fundraiser is so vital.
Oatlands Cup – Saturday 23rd November
The 2019 Oatlands Cup will take place on Saturday 23rd November, tee times for the event will be from 6:30am to 8:30am and are filling up fast with member and visitor bookings.
As mentioned last week, due to the impact this event has on member availability, tee times have been requested and provided by a number of generous Clubs around Sydney. These Clubs and times are listed below. These times at other Clubs will be prioritised to members who regularly play on the 1st tee on a Saturday morning. To enquire about booking one of the times, please email the General Manager, Sam Howe at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Castle Hill Golf Club: 7:30am & 12:30pm
- The Lakes Golf Club: 12:16pm
- Pymble Golf Club: 7:56am
- Muirfield Golf Club: 7:59am, 11:42am & 11:49am
- Pennant Hills Golf Club: 8:12am, 11:40am & 11:54am
- Ryde-parramatta: 11:56am x 2 (1st & 10th tees)
- Concord Golf Club: 1:02pm & 1:10pm
From the Course
Rainfall for the Week: 19.0mm Rainfall for 2019: 782.5mm Dam: 80% Green Speed: 10.5ft
It’s been another busy and productive week on the course for the team this week. The greens enjoyed the 19mm of rain last Sunday night after the warm week last week. We have managed to needle tine all greens this week to relieve built up compaction from the past 4 or 5 weeks of rolling. The needle tyning also allows air to enter the soil profile which has been water logged from the past 2 weeks of heavy irrigation because of the warm weather conditions.
Greens received a fungicide and growth regulator application on Thursday morning, and tomorrow morning we plan to apply an insecticide application to greens and surrounds for adult Argentine Stem Weevil control.
Tees are being sprayed this week for Couch mite, which are present in all tees at the moment. This mite won’t kill the couch turf on our tees but is certainly retarding the growth on them somewhat. This application will be performed again on all tees in 14 days time to break the cycle down of this pest. Next week we will start tees renovations with all surfaces being scarified and hollow cored, before fertiliser is applied.
The fairway spraying for the Argentinian Scarab Beetle has now been completed, and now we turn our attention back to the kikuyu mites with an application to all fairways planned for this pest over the next week. This application should be much quicker as we don’t need to water this chemical in. However, we do need dew on the grass for this chemical to work at its best, as the dew drags the chemical down into the areas of the plant where the mites live and cause all their damage.
All areas of the course have been cut this week; with the vacuum also out on the course trying to remove as much debris as possible after the persistent winds we have been experiencing.
The putting and chipping greens have been dusted and fertilised this week, and also received their first roll. The height of cut will be down to 5mm on Friday, which is where it will stay for the time being until we feel it is ready to go lower. The opening date for these greens will be discussed at Monday’s Greens Committee meeting.
Our volunteers were on course on Monday morning, raking bunkers before the ladies competition, blowing fairways, vacuuming debris, edging pathways, repairing practice nets, stick picking and assisting with the trimming of hedges along the car park. A very productive week indeed, with a few volunteers using some muscles that they’d forgotten they had? As always, thank you for your assistance once again. It’s your help at this time of year which enables the team stay on top of things as much as possible.
Enjoy the weekend!
The Course Team.
Hand Watering Greens – Course Staff have Right of Way
With the warmer weather upon us and the recently imposed level one water restriction that means only hand watering of greens is allowed between 10am – 4pm, members are asked to please give right of way to course staff when they are watering greens during play.
This is a necessary process to keep the greens in good health and whilst it may slow down play in some circumstances, it is unavoidable to ensure we manage our greens through what looks to be a long, hot and dry summer.
QPC&C conitinue their support of Oatlands Golf Club with Sponsorship of the Tiger Tee Challenge
Oatlands Golf Club are please to announce QPC&C as the new naming rights sponsor of the Clubs Tiger Tee Challenge, now to be known as the QPC&C Tiger Tee Challenge.
QPC&C specialise in Construction Cost Planning and Project Management, a business model that set them apart from traditional Quantity Surveyors.
With over 35 years of experience QPC&C specialises in Depreciation Schedules, Council Cost Reports, Feasibility Studies, Bank Funding Reports and Construction Project Management.
QPC & C have been a long time supporter of the Club over the years and are located within Oatlands.
For more information on QPC&C, please visit their website by clicking on the link below.
Oatlands run approximately 25 – 35 QPC&C Tiger Tee Challenge events per year which are open to members and guests and sees the golf setup at its most difficult with golfers rewarded for scoring 36 points or more with a dozen Titleist ProV1 golf balls along with the regular prize winners and ball rundown.
Bookings can be made through the Clubs website timesheets.
Mixed Pennant Team Announced
The 2020 Mixed Pennant competition commences early in the new year and team Manager Debbie Jepson has just named her formidable side:
Debbie Jepson and Tony Monaghan
Peter Crawford and Stephanie Monaghan
Chris Garland and Pixie Sassie
Linda and Steve Bestford
Ben Mees and Leonie Guthrie
Lindsay MacInnes and Justa Kim
Thank you to everyone who responded with their interest and to those that have agreed to act as reserves in case of emergency (or form). It is a commonly accepted principle in sport that the best teams are those that have an abundance of talent to choose from which suggest that Oatlands are in with a strong chance of winning the Pennant.
Click here for a copy of the 2020 Mixed Pennant Draw.
Additional A la carte Bistro on Bettington added on Friday 13th December due to popular demand.
Due to popular demand the Club has added in another Bistro on Bettington A la carte evening on Friday 13th December.
This comes on the back of two fully booked events on the 15th and 27th November.
The added date on Friday 13th December will be limited to 50 covers, so book early to avoid missing out.
The Club would sincerely like to thank all those members (and their guests) who are supporting these events in record numbers.
Upcoming Clubhouse Events
The Club run regular Club events throughout the year. The following is a list of events available to members and their guests over the next 2 months.
Five after 5
The second of the seasons Five after 5 series is taking place today with another near capacity field for golf and dinner.
These popular events are open to members and guests and are a great way to introduce friends and family to the course and Club in a relaxed environment. With spectacular prizes (tongue firmly in cheek), provided by host Rodney Walsh, the post golf atmosphere, buffet dinner and camaraderie are not to be missed. Bookings can be made online via the Club website or by phoning Reception.
Thursday 28th November – Ladies Presentation Dinner
The Annual Ladies Presentation Dinner will be held on Thursday 28th November. More information will follow however, this evening also celebrates the major event winners for the year and is a wonderful evening of celebration that is always well supported by the Club’s fantastic Lady members.
Ham & Turkey Christmas Cheer
The 2019 Christmas Cheer Ham & Turkey days will be held on Wednesday 4th & Thursday 5th December. With almost 100 turkeys and hams to win over the two days, this is a great event to be part of leading into Christmas.
Wednesday 11th December – Christmas Buffet Bistro
Join your friends and fellow members for the early Oatlands Christmas celebrations.
Bookings available via the club website.