ESG&EC's The Pinnacle, a Match Play Event

Celebrating Years Of Resch's Enhanced Golfing Excellence

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ABOUT THE TOURNAMENT

2014 Match Play Championship

Boo Boo Weekley, the 2014 Match Play Champion, enjoying a few celebratory drinks with the vanquished in the R&A clubhouse.

Boo Boo Weekley (centre of front row in dark pinstripe), the 2014 Match Play Champion, enjoying a few celebratory drinks with the vanquished in the R&A clubhouse.  From l to r - Seve Hemosteros, President Davidson Love III, Ford Funk, Per-Ulrik Fatcatsson, Notah Kelly III, Boo Boo Weekley, Kenny Crenshaw, Soldier Montgomerie, Bluey Dunk, Tubby Waldorf (seated), Ralphy McIroy (middle), Karrie White aka Flacco (rear), Java Haas, Sir Dick Faldo (Match Play Runner-up), Duke Donald and two spectators, proud Earlwoodians Squealer Kearney and Mick Lukins.

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JAVA TOURNAMENT CLOCK

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

POST 2018 MATCH PLAY FINANCIAL STATEMENT

The club has released it's latest audited post-tournament accounts.

Balance Pre Match Play - $3138.85

MP Revenue - $1190 (17 players)
MP Expenses - $2404 (green fees 978, prizemoney 700, milestones 200, hospitality 526)

Tournament Loss - $1214

Balance Post Match Play - $1924.85 (includes $200 deposit with Shelly Beach for 2019)

Davidson Love III
Club President & Auditor

Earlwood November 26.

CRENSHAW WINS 2018 THE PINNACLE

Kenny Crenshaw

Kenny Crenshaw won his second match play title after defeating Notah Kelly 5 & 4 in The Pinnacle's championship match.  The final never reached any great heights after Crenshaw cruised to a lead of 4 up after only 7 holes.

So complete and one-sided was the victory, former President Seve Hemosteros left the presentation area early to attend the Sydney FC v Melbourne Victory soccer match.  "It couldn't be any worse than the crap served up today," opined the harsh critic of the club's playing standard.

Crenshaw's win comes on the back of a remarkable run - this was his third consecutive final.  He played off 9 when he lost to Grantief Goosen (2015), 6 when he lost to Java Haas (2017) and 3 in this year's final.  His 2019 handicap, +2, reflects that success.

Earlwood November 25.

2019 WORLD SERIES DATES

President Love has confirmed dates for next year's "31 Unlucky for Some Tour".

World Series of Golf XXXI will be held the week of May 13-17 with Shelly Beach already locked in for Friday's stroke round.

This early confirmation will allow for better planning and hopefully eliminate the possiblity of members being double booked by their household guardians.

Earlwood September 19.

CHRIS RYAN WINS NRL TIPPING COMPETITION

Chris Ryan has won the club's 2018 NRL Tipping Competition after selecting a perfect round (10 winners) on the last weekend and pocketed $2,000 for his efforts.

Chris tallied 304 pts to finish two points clear of 2014 winner Jemima Todd ($1500) with a further point to Peter Escott ($1000) who lamented a last minute try off a forward pass in the Gold Coast-NQld game cost him a share of the winner's spoils.  4th ($600) and 5th ($400) went Vanessa McCoy (298 pts) and Mark Adams (296 pts).

Earlwood September 3.

POST 2018 WORLD SERIES FINANCIAL STATEMENT

The club has released it's latest audited post-tournament accounts.

Balance Pre World Series - $3568.50

WS Revenue - $8470 (21 players + 1 tourist)
WS Expenses - $8899.65 (course costs 3959, golf extras - ids, balls, shirts 1268.75, milestones 150, prizemoney and trophy 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

The Entrance May 19.

2018 WORLD SERIES - HEMO DOES IT AGAIN!

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 (previously won 1989, 1996 and 2003).

Fulke's late run was a welcome 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.

The Entrance May 18.

EVENT FORMAT

After consultation with R&A officials and the ESG&EC astrologer, the TCC confirms the tournament dates mid-June.  It is accepted that, where possible, the tournament will have a set schedule of three consecutive Sundays in November.  The semi-final matches are set down for the Friday afternoon prior to the final unless both players and President Love III (Ret.) agree to a change.  With that one exception, competitors are not permitted to vary the tournament's nominated times or dates.

The qualifiers meet this way for the Round of 8: Match 1 - Players ranked 1 and 8, Match 2 - Players 4 and 5, Match 3 - Players 3 and 6 and Match 4 - Players 2 and 7.  If a qualified player withdraws from the tournament before the match play rounds commence, the highest ranked non-qualifier will be invited into the field and seeded at no.8.  All players ranked below the scratched player will move up one position.  Once the match play rounds have commenced, no replacements are allowed and a match will be forfeited if a player is unavailable.

HISTORY

Dating back to 1989, The Pinnacle™ is the ESG&EC's second major tournament.  Once famously described in Federal Parliament as ".. combining the pomp, ceremony and tradition of a British royal coronation with the appalling drunken behaviour of Munich's Ocktoberfest patrons ..", the tournament continues to draw record fields and healthy crowds to the challenging Cooks Peninsula links course, the R&A Marrickville.

Under the Tournament Competition Committee's (TCC) watchful eye the popular event has been revamped in recent years.  2003 saw the start of some much needed change with the tournament successfully pushed back a month to avoid the encroaching October sporting crush of finals football and the Melbourne spring racing carnival.

The introduction of the highly transparent Dickworth-Lewis Handicapping System (DLHS) the same year created stand alone and criteria-based handicaps for each of our two majors (this event and the World Series of Golf).  In 2004, a stableford qualifying round (QR) was added to the tournament and the top scorers are seeded through to the match play rounds.  Starting in 2015, the QR format will alternate between stroke (odd years) and stableford events (even years).  The all-in QR has streamlined opening day and readily accommodates all playing numbers.

THE RULES OF GOLF

All ESG&EC events are subject to the rules of golf.  If something unusual occurs during your round, the best advice the TCC can give is to consult with your playing partners, both as a matter of courtesy and to check on the legality of your proposed course of action, before moving, dropping or playing your ball.

On qualifying day, the low marker in each group will be the nominated rules official for his playing partners.  If the low marker himself is to be the subject of a contentious decision, the group may check with his counterpart in another group for a ruling.

SCORE CARDS

Players are not permitted to score their own cards on qualifying day - the card, with the players name and handicap clearly shown, must be marked by someone else in the group.  The marker must check the player's score after each hole and is responsible for "recording the gross number of strokes at each hole".

On completion of the round the marker must sign the card and return it to the player.  The player must check that the gross number of strokes recorded for each hole is correct, sign the card and return it to the tournament starter.  It will be the starter's responsibility to ensure that the allocated stableford points or total strokes are correct.

HANDICAPS

The ESG&EC uses the world renowned Dickworth-Lewis Handicapping System for all tournaments.

DLHS imposes the following restrictions on The Championship:

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STROKE INDEX AND COUNTBACKS

The stroke index is traditionally drawn up by numbering the holes in the order of difficulty to achieve par.  However clubs usually like to spread the strokes fairly evenly over the two nines so if stroke index 1 is in the first nine holes, stroke index 2 should be in the second nine holes, and so on.  Strokes beyond 18 may be allocated in the same or different order to the first 18.

Any ties in the qualifying round will be decided by the following count back - last 9 holes (gross score minus 9/18ths of handicap), last 6 holes (gross score minus 6/18ths of handicap), last 3 holes (gross score minus 3/18ths of handicap) and and finally hole-by-hole from the 18th hole.

** Stroke Index table can be viewed on a wider screen **

R&A Marrickville Stroke Index
Hole123456789
Par333434333
Index2/211/1911/3317/267/3214/249/226/3010/23
 
Hole101112131415161718
Par433343443
Index5/2015/258/314/2818/2713/3412/353/2916/36

MATCH INDEX AND TIES

The match index does not refer to the difficulty of each hole but rather attempts to provide an even distribution of strokes during a match.

Linking the match handicap (the difference between the handicaps of the two players) to the match index gives you the holes on which the player with the higher handicap will receive a stroke, or if the match handicap is greater than 18, two strokes.

A match which ends all square will be played off hole-by-hole until someone wins a hole.  The play-off starts on the hole where the match began and handicap strokes should be given/received on the same holes as per the first 18 holes.

** Match Index table can be viewed on a wider screen **

R&A Marrickville Match Index (updated April 2016)
Hole123456789
Par333434333
Index1887316610114
 
Hole101112131415161718
Par433343443
Index51211215134179

MATCH PLAY CONCESSIONS

Conceding is a feature of match play.  Players may concede their opponent to have holed out with their next stroke and the ball may be removed by either player with a club or otherwise.  A player may concede a hole or a match at any time prior to the conclusion of the hole or the match.  Concession of a stroke, hole or match may not be declined, nor withdrawn.

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