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Beercoin's 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).
February 3. 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 15. The cost of a bed on the estate is $400 with final $200 payable early May.
The tournament entry fee is $450 and should also be preferably paid prior to the tour.
After receiving notices of withdrawal from three of last year's players (Bourkie Baird, Jose-Mumma Olazabal and JPY Hayes), WS XXXI, starting on May 13, will likely have around 20 starters. Confirmed venues are Gosford (Monday), Wyong (Tuesday), Toukley (Thursday) and Shelly Beach (Friday).
The week long sporting and cultural extravaganza, incorporating two sanctioned World Series events, has been christened 'The 31 Unlucky for Some Tour'.
November 26. 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
November 25. 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.
September 19. 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.
September 3. 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).
May 19. 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
May 18. 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.
My thanks to the many who continue to back up year after year and also a warm welcome to our newcomers - Paul Jacombs, Olga Lauricella, Shea Moor, Annie Mustow and the return of a prodigal tipster, Karen Escott. Hopefully by season's end it will have dawned upon each of you that banging your head against the brick wall of tipping success each weekend, and paying for the privilege, is not the smartest thing you'll have done during the year.
Before we get to the business at hand, I want to emphasis to everyone the absolute inflexibility of the weekly cut-off times. These are fixed times programmed into the HAL 9000 computer early in the week and they are completely independent from when any referenced game actually starts. Should you contact me 5 minutes after the first cut-off and want to lodge 10 selections, it's 5 minutes too late - you're wasting your breath and my time. However, if the opening game hasn't yet kicked off, and you wanted to have a pick in that fixture, you are permitted to email/text through late selections (restricted to 9 picks only - 5 scratch and 4 handicap - from any games that haven't yet commenced) up until the second cut-off time.
If you're the forgetful type, it may be wise to lodge your selections when you receive your email reminder - they can always be updated before the online cut-off.
Your task this week is to select 6 scratch and 4 handicap winners from the following 8 games (home team first):
The online cut-off is 7.50pm Thursday (scheduled kick-off for Melbourne vs Brisbane). Tipsters who miss this important deadline have until 3.00pm Saturday (Warriors vs Bulldogs) to email me their late picks but they are penalised 1 selection and are only allowed to submit 9 (5 scratch and 4 handicap) chosen from the remaining, unplayed games.
To lodge your tips online, click here to open the login page, type in your username and password and the games and starts will be displayed under your name. When you have made the required number of selections, the submit button becomes available. Press the submit button - it's the most critical part of lodging your selections - and your tips are on their way to the ESG&EC database. You will receive an almost immediate email confirmation of your selections.
In the unlikely event of a site malfunction, tipsters can lodge selections by email (click here) but they still must be received by me before the respective cut-off time.