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2018 TOURNAMENT
for the Stephen Angry Anderson Trophy
November 11 through to November 25

ABOUT THE CHAMPIONSHIP

EARLWOOD TIME

JAVA MATCH PLAY CLOCK

sleeps until Match Play XXX ...

EARLWOOD STOCK EXCHANGE

This listed price is underpinned by the cost of a schooner of Resch's served in the public bar of The Entrance Hotel during the World Series of Golf (1 schooner = 1 Beercoin).

1989 CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH

Davidson Love def. Costantino Blocker

1990 CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH

Tubby Waldorf def. Big Jack Daley

1991 CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH

Davidson Love def. Garry Mize

1992 CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH

Shigeki Moroneyama def. Soldier Montgomerie

1993 CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH

Tack Nicklaus def. Hal Whitton

1994 CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH

Davidson Love def. Per-Ulrik Fatcatsson

1995 CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH

Hal Whitton def. Cavey Pavin

1996 CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH

Cavey Pavin def. Java Haas

1997 CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH

Vijay Field def. Dick Faldo 4 & 3

1998 CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH

Costantino Blocker def. Bluey Dunk 2 up

1999 CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH

Soldier Montgomerie def. Per-Ulrik Fatcatsson 8 & 7

2000 CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH

Dick Faldo def. Costantino Blocker 4 & 3

2001 CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH

Ford Funk def. Sergio Grasscia 2 up

2002 CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH

Vijay Field def. Java Haas 4 & 2

2003 CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH

Shigeki Moroneyama def. Garry Mize 5 & 3

2004 CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH

Davidson Love def. Ken Crenshaw 1 up

2005 CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH

Bluey Dunk def. Tack Nicklaus 3 & 1

2006 CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH

Edwardo Romero def. Vijay Field 6 & 4

2007 CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH

Kipper Parnevik def. Per-Ulrik Fatcatsson 2 & 1

2008 CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH

Notah Kelly def. Peard Fulke 2 & 1

2009 CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH

Ken Crenshaw def. Boo Boo Weekley 3 & 1

2010 CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH

Peard Fulke def. Karrie White 4 & 3

2011 CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH

Henney Stenson def. Tubby Waldorf 3 & 1

2012 CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH

Kipper Parnevik def. Grantief Goosen 6 & 5

2013 CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH

Bourkie Baird def. Peard Fulke 3 & 1

2014 CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH

Boo Boo Weekley def. Dick Faldo 4 & 3

2015 CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH

Grantief Goosen def. Ken Crenshaw 4 & 3

2016 CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH

Muzzy Zoeller def. Bourkie Baird 3 & 2

2017 CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH

Java Haas def. Ken Crenshaw 2 up

EARLWOOD NEWS - PROSPECTIVE DATES FOR MATCH PLAY XXX

June 12, 2018

Despite his hectic schedule in Singapore as fellow dictator Kim Jong-Un's covert confidant, Beloved Leader Davidson Love has announced prospective dates for the 2018 Match Play Championship.

The tournament would start on Sunday, November 11 (the first weekend after the Melbourne Cup) with the Don Lane Invitational Qualifier and run for three consecutive Sundays, concluding with The Championship Match on Sunday, November 25.

The President is aware the Bong Bong Cup is on the Friday prior to the final and is prepared to make reasonable allowances for any member of the Bong Bong 6 who reaches the semi-finals.

Members should let the club executive know promptly if this schedule clashes with other commitments you have but, as always, priority will be given to the wishes of the tournament's regular players.

EARLWOOD NEWS - PRESIDENT RELEASES POST WORLD SERIES ACCOUNTS

May 19, 2018

President Love has released the club's latest audited post-tournament accounts.

Balance Pre World Series - $3568.50
Revenue - $8470 (21 players + 1 tourist)
Expenses - $8899.65 (course costs 3959, golf extras - ids, balls, shirts 1268.75, milestones 150, prizemoney and trophys 1560, hospitality - tues lunch, wed lunch and betting, fri bar tab, beercoins 1706.90, refunds - kentie and early fri leavers 255)
Tournament Loss - $429.65
Balance Post World Series - $3138.85 (includes $200 deposit with Shelly Beach for 2019)

Davidson Love III
Club President & Auditor

EARLWOOD NEWS - HEMO DOES IT AGAIN!

May 18, 2018

Seve Hemosteros

Seve Hemosteros (pictured), the man primarily responsible for the creation of the Earlwood Social Golf & Euchre Club, has won the club's milestone 30th World Series of Golf.

Entering the final round at Shelly Beach as one of 3 co-leaders, the big-hitting sometime Blue Bay resident saw off their title aspirations and then repelled the late challenge of Peard Fulke to record his 4th Central Coast victory (1989, 1996 and 2003).

Fulke's late run was a welcomne return to form for the veteran NRL Interchange Official and he was joined on the podium by 3rd place-getter, the uber-consistent Kenny Crenshaw.

EARLWOOD NEWS - CLUB LAUNCHES BEERCOIN CRYPTOCURRENCY

January 13, 2018

Beercoin

Beercoin has been announced as the ESG&EC's digital currency and local payment system.  This exciting new cryptocurrency is underpinned by the latest keg-to-tap-to-glass technology.

After a soft launch at the Earlwood Hotel last night, the club has mined 150 coins - 5 for each of the club's 30 years.  The cornerstone of Beercoin's value is the price The Entrance Hotel charges club members for a schooner of Resch's served during our annual May golf pilgrimage (1 Beercoin = 1 schooner).

This Central Coast impost has been rising faster than Sydney house prices and has been a boon to those astute insiders who got in early on the crypto bandwagon.  Beercoin, The Earlwood Stock Exchange's (ESX) sole listing, has a market capitalisation in excess of AUD900.

As part of an exciting new Presidential initiative for the '30 for 30 Tour', eligible members will be able to purchase 14 Beercoins for $75 under the banner of 'The Resch's Refreshes Hour'.  This offer represents a dollar discount off Beercoin's ESX average April trading price.

Outside of the nominated daily Resch's Refreshes Hour, Beercoins intrinsic value can be utilised at the various intraclub 24 hour euchre trading tables.  Sadly, despite some preliminary interest, staff at 386 The Entrance Road has been unable to align their payment system to Beercoin.

The club's fully laden vintage drinks

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The club's fully laden vintage drinks cart outside the old Resch's brewery on South Dowling Street

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Magnolia Drive, the grand tree-lined entrance to the R&A Marrickville

The tournament is a handicap match play event spanning 3 consecutive weekends and, with the possible exception of the semi-finals, competitors must walk the course and comply with the Tournament Competition Committee's (TCC) nominated playing schedule.

All members are welcome to play socially on qualifying day even if they are unable to participate in the match play rounds.

PLAYING DATES & TIMES

The opening round will likely be held on Sunday, November 11, with the first group off the tee at midday.  Players must report to the starter 30 minutes beforehand with a schooner and their 1. $80 entry fee in hand.  Unless we have exactly 16 competitors, The Don Lane Invitational (a stableford event in 2018) will determine the 8 qualifiers seeded through to the first round of match play at midday on Heckle Sunday, November 18.

The semi-final matches are by default set down for the following 2. Friday afternoon, November 23, unless both players and President Love III (Ret.) agree to a change.  The tournament concludes with the Championship Match on Sunday, November 25 (midday start).

1. Covers all tournament green fees

2. President Love has decreed that should a member of the Bong Bong 6 reach the semi-finals, their match would be by default played earlier in the week (Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday) as they'll be mingling with Southern Highlands High Society on Thursday and Friday

THE VENUE

The Royal & Ancient Marrickville Old Course will host the Match Play Championship for the 30th consecutive year.  This internationally renowned public course, featuring the toughest and most picturesque holes on the Cooks Peninsula, provides competitors with the ultimate golfing challenge.

PRIZEMONEY

Prizemoney will be based on playing numbers - $600 (400/200 split) for up to 20 starters and $750 (500/250) for 21 or more.

STRONG FIELD LIKELY

The TCC will formally issue invitations to eligible players for the popular "home" event.

The defending champion, Java Haas, headlines the expected international field of *Kipper Parnevik, Paulking Harrington, Seve Hemosteros, *Henney Stenson, Garry Mize, *Kenny Crenshaw, *Peard Fulke, *Muzzy Zoeller, *Bourkie Baird, *Grantief Goosen, *Dick Faldo, *Soldier Montgomerie, Karrie White, *Bluey Dunk, *Ford Funk, Hunter Meehan, *Boo Boo Weekley, Per-Ulrik Fatcatsson, *Davidson Love III, Ralphy McIlroy, Danny White Shark, *Notah Kelly III and *Tubby Waldorf competing for the prestigious Stephen Angry Anderson Trophy (*past champion).

DRINKS CART

Our fully laden vintage drinks cart (pictured) will be dispensing free refreshments, including Edmund Resch's finest, throughout the tournament for players and spectators alike although the first Sunday may present a problem with no driver holding the club's mandatory Irresponsible Service of Alcohol certificate presently available.

ACCESS TO THE COURSE

To avoid the large crowds entering the course from Magnolia Drive (pictured - formerly Wharf Road), players and their entourages have been allocated reserved car spaces in Beaman Park.  From there, it's just 2 minute walk across the magnificent Tubby Cotter bridge to the R&A locker rooms.

For spectators, a free park and ride bus service leaves Earlwood every 20 minutes from outside the Coles supermarket car park and drops them off at Magnoilia Drive.  Sydney Ferries also operate a single jet cat service to the R&A from Circular Quay.  The Lady Fatcat departs Wharf 3 at 11.00am and arrives at the Man O' Golf steps, adjacent to the first tee, at 11.40am.  At low tide, the service terminates at Tempe's Golden Gate Bridge leaving passengers a leisurely 20 minute stroll to the course along the rejuvenated Cooks River foreshores.

CHAMPIONSHIP HIGHLIGHTS

The event has delivered some of the club's most unforgettable moments including the 1990 Final when Tubby Waldorf and Big Jack Daley brought the large and boisterous gallery to it's knees when they witnessed both players carding seven over par 11s to halve the 17th hole.  As Big Jack always points out, he was playing 5 off the tee and, knowing the calibre of his opponent, correctly assumed he was still a chance.

In 1997 Dick Faldo was chasing his first major when he stepped onto the 11th tee, one up over the late Vijay Field.  His scudded 6-iron sent the ball careering into the ladies tee marker 10 metres ahead.  The marker - 4 inches tall, bright red, cylindrical and made of concrete - correctly applied Newton's Third Law (for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction).  On it's return journey, the ball neatly parted the assembled spectator mass standing behind Dick before it landed out of bounds in the Cooks River.  Both ball and Dick's title challenge sank simultaneously.

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