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     MAJOR EVENT NEWS 2016

nnomads Golf Club

‘Major Event News 2016’

(Includes links to articles, results, interviews with winners
and pictorial histories of each major event in 2016).

‘Santa Decanter’ (SC) - 2016

Date: 27/12/2016
Course
: Growling Frog, Whittlesea, Victoria

 

The Bloke
Winner on nnomads GC handicap

 

‘Bloke Growls at Santa’

So, the weather was kind of strange with temperature predictions ranging from 29 to 35 degrees before the event. But it didn’t matter because the last event of the year, The Santa Decanter, was to be the event that determined who would be the club champion for 2016.

And at the end of the day, it was the The Bloke (90,17,73) who prevailed by four strokes over Pup (96,19,77) with Nurse Min (109,31,78) a further stroke behind.

This meant The Bloke took the major Bladder points (see - year to date Bladder) but his performance was not enough to take back the lead from Pup in the club championship. This of course means Pup becomes the 2016  nnomads Golf Club champion with an average of 70.75 strokes over his best four events for the year beating The Bloke by 0.25 strokes (see YTD 2016 championship results).

The committee congratulates The Bloke on his brilliant performance and indeed all winners on the day. The committee also congratulates Pup on his 2016 club champion status, a sensational result.

The committee also reminds members to book early for the first major event in 2017 which will be the Australian Open Masters Kup (AMOK) to be run at the Growling Frog on Australia day. So book early and come and see the club championship presentations  which should be truly memorable. (See full SD event report).

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‘Triggered Major 2’ (TM2) - 2016

Date: 10/12/2016
Course
: Yarrambat, Yan Yean, Victoria

 

The Bloke
Winner on nnomads GC handicap

 

‘Bloke Beats Greek to Comfy Chair’

Well it was another wonderful Yarrambat kind of day with perfect weather for the running of the 2nd Triggered Major of the year at Yarrambat park. Hence, the eight competitors making up an exclusive and impressive field, were very excited as they teed off in perfect conditions for golf.

And clearly some competitors really took advantage of those perfect conditions exampled by Pup’s sensational longest drive on the 9th and Stavros’s fantastic series of NTPs on the 5th, the 8th, and then 12th followed up by his impressive longest drive on the 15th.

So at the end of the competition, it came down to a chip off between The Bloke (91,18,73) and Stavros the Greek (98,25,73). The adjudicating committee decided to place a chair over the other side of the road near the back carpark and appointed Slugger to be the final referee. Well you just had to be there to appreciate it. This closest-to-the-comfy-chair playoff turned out to be sensational with both players launching brilliant attempts. And as would be expected, both player’s ball were lost in the long grass, but Slugger was adamant that the Bloke’s ball would have been closes if it could be found. Stavros the Greek wanted to measure the distances to the comfy-chair, but his requests were drowned out by the adoring crowd congratulating The Boke on another sensational win.

This meant The Bloke took the major Bladder points (see - year to date Bladder) but his performance was not enough to take back the lead from Pup in the club championship (see YTD 2016 championship results). In fact there is only 0.5 of a stroke separating Pup and The Bloke meaning this year’s club championship will be determined by the results of the last event of the year, the Santa Decanter.

The committee congratulates The Bloke on his brilliant performance and indeed all winners on the day. The committee also reminds members to book early for the now all important Santa Decanter to be run between Christmas and New year. (See full TM-2 event report).

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‘Melbourne Cup Cup’ (MCC) - 2016

Date: 2/11/2016
Course
: Yarra Bend, Abbotsford, Victoria

 

Pup
Winner on Callaway handicap

 

‘Pup returns to the MCC winner podium’

As usual, Cinders was on the scene at 6.15am to sample a coffee and croissant at Café-de-Steph, in the carpark at Yarra Bend golf course, the traditional starting point for the annual running of the Melbourne Cup Cup. The course was in superb condition and the weather perfectly suitable for golf, setting the scene for a great day of competition between 10 players fortunate enough to have gained entry to this prestigious event.

Then came news of Sluggers withdrawal (tripped over a step and broke a rib on the BBQ), followed by Freddie Five Iron’s withdrawal (forgot to set alarm and slept in after going to bed very early in a sober condition), which left eight players. But as tee-off time approached, then arrived and then passed, there was no sight of The Cardinal (who later explained he couldn’t be bothered).

But it didn’t matter because the remaining 7 players teed-off into a glorious morning of very competitive golf, with some sensational performances coming to light. Top of the list of examples was Pup (84,23,61), who ended up nine strokes under the card and best off the stick. However, this was a Callaway event which of course Pup won easily being nine strokes under the card and best off the stick.

This meant Pup took the major Bladder points (see - year to date Bladder) and most notably took the lead from The Bloke in the club championship. He is now well in front with only one or two major events  remaining on the 2016 calender (see YTD 2016 championship results).

The committee congratulates Pup on his magnificent performance and indeed all winners on the day. The committee reminds members to book early for the Triggered Major 2 in the 2nd week of December (See full MCC event report).

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‘Patricia Isabel Slape Memorial Golf Tournament’ (PIS) - 2016

Date: 21-22/10/2016
Course: Port Fairy Golf Club, Port Fairy, Victoria

 

The Bloke
Winner on PIS handicap

 

‘Bloke pisses into wind for Victoria’

It was great to watch the immediate past PIS champion ‘The Captain’, hand on the PIS Green Jacket to a Victorian, at the end of a very competitive two days of golf competition in Port Fairy. The rain welcomed the tour for half of the round on Day 1 (but it came good), and the wind was certainly in-play on both days of competition. The course was in fantastic condition, and the spectacular on-course ocean views were simply standout, creating a sensational environment for the running of the PIS 2016.

And the magnificent Victorian who took out the tournament by one stroke was The Bloke (205, 36, 169). And he only won by one stroke from another magnificent Victorian, The Hanging Judge (212, 50, 170). Then the first South Australian player made his mark a further stroke behind in third place, namely tour organiser The Tanunda Kid (216,46,171).

This meant The Bloke took the major Bladder points (see - year to date Bladder) and continued to maintain his enviable lead in the club championship (see YTD 2016 championship results).

The committee congratulates The Bloke on his brilliant performance and indeed all winners on the day. The committee reminds members to book early for the Melbourne Cup Cup in November (See full PIS event report).

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‘Victorian Open Masters Invitational Tournament’ - 2016

Date: 11/6/2016
Course:
Yarrambat Park, Yarrambat, Victoria

 

Pup
Winner on nnomads GC handicap

 

‘Pup VOMITs Again as the Bloke’s Puppies Tame the Pack’

So it was back to Yarrambat Park for the annual running of the Victorian Open Masters Invitational Tournament (VOMIT), which is of course both an individual and team event.