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2019 TOURNAMENT
for the Stephen Angry Anderson Trophy
November 10 through to November 24
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2019 Match Play Finalists

Good looking roosters and 2019 Match Play Finalists, Danny White Shark and Davidson Love.

Runner-up Danny White Shark and 2019 Match Play Champion Davidson Love, two good looking roosters, with the prestigious Stephen Angry Anderson trophy.

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2001 Match Play Championship

2001 Match Play Championship.

Finalists and spectators after the 2001 Match Play Championship.  Back row l to r - Java Haas, Tiger Wood, Ford Funk (winner), Sergio Grasscia (runner-up), Hunter Meehan and Soldier Montgomerie.  Middle row - Karrie White, Dick Faldo, Jose-Mumma Olazabal, Shigeki Moroneyama, Costantino Blocker, Ken Crenshaw, Davidson Love III, Vijay Field, Notah Kelly, Seve Hemosteros and Tubby Waldorf.  Front row - Danny White Shark, JPY Hayes, Garry Mize, Bluey Dunk with offspring and Per-Ulrik Fatcatsson.

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EARLWOOD TIME

NRL TIPPING AND GOLF COVID-19 UPDATE (PART 1)

March 16.  The ESG&EC and Fatcat can provide the following update about their response to the COVID-19 pandemic and it's impact on current and future competitions.  Both stressed that given the fluidity of the situation, all options remain on the table and they will continue to act on expert advice, with the health and safety of tipsters and golfers their paramount consideration.

ESG&EC President Davidson Love III has commissioned Professor Dick Faldo, a biosecurity and pandemic expert, to determine best practices to minimise the risk of participants being infected with the virus.  The good Professor, the senior researcher at the world renowned Shearman Institute, immediately recommended all tipsters and golfers drink at least 6 schooners of Resch's draught on weekdays and plenty more on weekends.

"The medicinal qualities of a tall, cold glass of Resch's are universally recognised in the scientific community.  It's known to cure chronic abscesses, tuberculosis, cholera, 'female complaints', mercurial eruptions, paralysis and even restore life in the event of sudden death so this virus should be a piece of piss.  Unfortunately, for many of us, it's not a panacea for hair loss."

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NRL TIPPING AND GOLF COVID-19 UPDATE (PART 2)

March 16.  In respect of Fatcat's NRL tipping competition, "A Competition With A Difference", it will continue in Round 2 with the competition now closed to the general public as a preventative measure.  Along with the NZ Warriors, Fatcat will relocate to Kingscliff for at least the next week however he won't be joining the Warriors at the Kingscliff Backpackers - he'll stay at the Balé complex in the Salt Beach precinct to work on the tipping competition and his suntan.

"The ESG&EC will continue to examine short and long term options to assist our golfers if May's World Series of Golf is abandoned.  We would be willing to close the courses to spectators if that meant the event could go ahead.  The cancellation of our most profitable event would also have catastrophic consequences not only for club's balance sheet but also for the NSW Central Coast economy.  If that happened, we would be forced to seek Federal Government financial assistance," said President Love.

"I can’t stress enough that our club has never faced such challenges ... well not recently, not unless you count the Turd Round (see below) befoulment of Toukley golf course's pristine waterways last year and the subsequent unsuccessful prosecution of the club by the Environmental Protection Authority.  Like then, we will do everything we can to keep our participants healthy, out of jail and our competitions strong.  Frankly, an Australia without Fatcat's 'A Competition With A Difference' and the World Series of Golf is not an Australia I want to live in."

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CLUB HEROES CLEAR SHIP OF CORONAVIRUS

Coronavirus Busters, Davidson Love and Seve Hemosteros

March 4.  Sensing a lack of leadership aboard Royal Caribbean's Ovation of the Seas, Davidson Love and Seve Hemosteros filled the vacuum, took charge of the ship and appointed themselves roving medical wardens.

Pictured in their hazmat suits patrolling the corridors, within days of leaving Sydney the enthusiastic pair, dubbed Virus Busters by the crew, had disembarked to the lifeboats mid-ocean 327 passengers who displayed mild coronavirus symptons.

"Getting a table in the dining rooms or a seat at bingo is a lot easier now and there's still 7 days left to clear a few more passengers," said Mr Hemosteros.

THE LAD FROM OZ RETURNS EVER SO BRIEFLY

Musher Glenn Findlay

February 6.  Former Lewisham dux, Iditarod dog sled racer (pictured) and grand raconteur Glenn "Finn" Findlay will be stopping over in Sydney for just a few days later this month before heading north to sail The Whitsundays where he'll be scouting locations for the 2021 America's Cup.

His sole Sydney public appearance will be at Engadine Bowling Club's in the round bar, Friday February 21, from 3pm onwards where he'll perform a number of cabaret classics ("I Still Call Turton Avenue Home", "Tenterfield Musher" and a personal favourite "Quiet Please, There's A Lady Onstage" from his critically acclaimed and autobiographical Broadway musical, "The Lad from Oz".

Tickets can be purchased at the front desk when you sign in.

20/20 PERFECT VISION TOUR

January 28.  The week long sporting and cultural extravaganza, incorporating two sanctioned World Series events, will commence on Monday, May 18.

The club is anticipating around 16 starters for WSofG XXXII with the following venues now booked - Gosford (Monday), Wyong (Tuesday), Toukley (Thursday) and Shelly Beach (Friday).

Prospective Costa Plenti Estate residents are required to send their $200 accommodation deposit, half of which is non-refundable, to President Love's Cayman Island account by Friday, February 7 (details provided in group email January 26).  The cost of a bed on the estate is expected to be $400 with the balance, once confirmed, payable early May.

The tournament entry fee is $450 and should also be preferably paid prior to the tour.

CLUB FINANCIAL STATEMENT POST 2019 MATCH PLAY

November 24, 2019.  The club has released it's latest audited post-tournament accounts.

Balance Pre Match Play - $2,854.82

MP Revenue - $1,900 (17 players + 4 guests)

MP Expenses - $2,457.70 (green fees 1082, milestones 100, prizemoney 700, hospitality 575.70)

Tournament Loss - $557.70

Balance Post Match Play - $2,297.12

Davidson Love III
Club President & Auditor

View the club's recent financial statements

VALE GAZ PHILLIPS

August 5, 2019.  The club received news this morning of the sudden death of UK-based tipster and past ESG&EC member Gary Phillips.  Gaz suffered a heart attack during a social cricket match and was unable to be revived.

Gary Phillips

This is a very recent photo of Gaz (middle) borrowed from the Pudsey St Lawrence Cricket Club website (hover or tap image to enlarge).  He's with brother-in-law John McGovern (hat), his niece Frances and sister, Lyn McGovern.

Our deepest condolences to Tracy and Liam on the loss of a loving husband and father and to all his family and friends.

Vale Gaz - a great friend to many on these shores.

EARLWOOD SECURITIES EXCHANGE

Beercoin

Beercoin's listed price is underpinned by the cost of a schooner (425ml) of Resch's served in the public bar of The Entrance Hotel during the World Series of Golf (1 schooner = 1 Beercoin).  In the 12 months to May 2019, Beercoin's market capitalisation rose 4.5% to $1,035.  Hover or tap Beercoin image to enlarge.

The club's fully laden vintage drinks

The club's fully laden 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

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

2018 CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH

Ken Crenshaw def.
Notah Kelly 5 & 4

2019 CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH

Davidson Love def.
Danny White Shark 4 & 3

MATCH PLAY FINAL SUNDAY NOVEMBER 24

Match 7 - Davidson Love def. Danny White Shark 4 & 3.

Club President Davidson Love III created history today when he became the first player in 31 years to claim the club's coveted calendar year golf majors clean sweep.

A hot favourite entering the Championship Match, Love gradually wriggled free from the closer than expected challenge to defeat a tenacious Danny White Shark at the 15th hole.

As well as the unprecedented calendar double, he now has an imposing 5-0 record in championship matches to add to his 3 World Series titles in the past 6 years.  There's a lot to be said for an early retirement and a new set of metal woods.

MIDWEEK SEMI-FINALS

Match 5 - Davidson Love def. Java Haas 7 & 5
Match 6 - Danny White Shark def. Tubby Waldorf 4 & 3

ROUND OF 8 - HECKLE SUNDAY NOVEMBER 17

Match 1 - Java Haas (+1) def. Grantief Goosen 1 up
Match 2 - Davidson Love (+14) def. Garry Mize 6 & 5
Match 3 - Danny White Shark (+1) def. Notah Kelly 4 & 2
Match 4 - Tubby Waldorf (+11) def. Hunter Meehan 3 & 2

THE DON LANE INVITATIONAL STROKE QUALIFYING ROUND - NOVEMBER 10

21 starters teed up in the Wealth Partners Financial Solutions sponsored Don Lane Invitational with 17 of those seeking one of the eight spots available for the Match Play Championship.  Results were 1st A Edwardo Romero (70 net), 2nd Java Haas, 3rd B Boo Boo Weekley and 4th Tubby Waldorf (74), 5th Notah Kelly (77), 6th Davidson Love and 7th Garry Mize (78), 8th Danny White Shark (79), 9th Hunter Meehan and 10th Grantief Goosen (80), 11th Per-Ulrik Fatcatsson and 12th Peard Fulke (81), 13th B Bill Mickelson (82), 14th Bourkie Baird and 15th Seve Hemosteros (83), 16th Soldier Montgomerie (84), 17th B Kiradech Aphibarneyrat (85), 18th Dick Faldo (86), 19th B Ford Funk and 20th Lewis Oosthuizen (89) and 21st Karrie White (97).

A Late withdrawal from Match Play rounds

B Did not enter the Match Play Championship

ABOUT THE CHAMPIONSHIP

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 compete in the Don Lane Invitational Stroke Qualifying Round even if they are unable to participate in the match play rounds.  This year's Don Lane is being sponsored by Bill Rainger from Wealth Partners Financial Solutions and carries a winner's purse of $300 and hopefully a replica Gold Logie.

PLAYING SCHEDULE

The opening round will be held on Sunday, November 10, with the first group off the tee at midday.  Players must report to the starter 30 minutes beforehand with a schooner of Resch's and their 1. $100 entry fee in hand ($50 and a middy for those only playing in the Don Lane Invitational).

At 11.40am the tournament draw will take place.  Ten minutes later, competitors will link arms, form a circle and look into each other's eyes as they recite the 2. Player's Oath before those involved in the opening matches/groups meander down to the first tee.  Unless we have exactly 16 competitors, The Don Lane Invitational (a stroke event in 2019) will determine the 8 qualifiers seeded through to the first match play round at midday on Heckle Sunday, November 17.

The semi-final matches are by default set down for the following 3. Friday afternoon, November 22, unless both players and President Love III (Ret.) agree to a change.  The tournament concludes with the Championship Match on Sunday, November 24 (midday start).

1. The entry fee covers all tournament green fees

2. "You are my adversary, but you are not my enemy, for your resistance gives me strength, your will gives me courage, your spirit ennobles me, and though I aim to defeat you, should I succeed, I will not humiliate you, instead I will honour you, for without you I am a lesser man"

3. 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 determined by their opponent) 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 31st 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

Outside of the Don Lane Invitational purse, Match Play prizemoney will be based on playing numbers - 4. $700 (450/250 split) for up to 20 starters and $850 (550/300) for 21 or more.

4. The cost of trophies has been included in the increased prizemoney for the finalists.  If either want a trophy, it will have to be paid for out of their winnings.

STRONG FIELD LIKELY

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

The defending champion, Kenny Crenshaw, headlines the expected international field of *Kipper Parnevik, Paulking Harrington, newcomer and sponsor Bill Mickelson, Seve Hemosteros, Garry Mize, *Muzzy Zoeller, *Dick Faldo, *Peard Fulke, *Bourkie Baird, *Grantief Goosen, *Java Haas, *Soldier Montgomerie, Karrie White, *Boo Boo Weekley, Per-Ulrik Fatcatsson, Hunter Meehan, Thongchai JD, Lewis Oosthuizen, *Davidson Love III, *Notah Kelly III, Ralphy McIlroy 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.

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 10.50am and arrives at the Man O' Golf steps, adjacent to the first tee, at 11.30am.  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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