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19th Hole 2014 Match Play Championship.

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

2019 CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH

Davidson Love def.
Danny White Shark 4 & 3

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."

Turd Round

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.

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 Championship 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), now known as the Don Lane Invitational, was added to the tournament and the top scorers are seeded through to the match play rounds.  Starting in 2015, the Don Lane Invitational 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:

View Match Play handicaps.

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 match at any time prior to the conclusion of the hole or match.  Concession of a stroke, hole or match may not be declined, nor withdrawn.

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