MAJOR EVENT NEWS 2022

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‘Major Event News 2022’

(Includes links to articles, results, interviews with winners
and pictorial histories of each major event in 2022).

 

Melbourne Cup Cup (MCC), November 2022

Date: 1/11/2022
Course: Yarra Bend, Fairfield, Victoria

Curtis

Winner on Callaway handicap

‘Curtis takes yet another Cup Cup

So, the much-anticipated return of the Melbourne Cup Cup finally occurred on the 1st Tuesday in November at its traditional home, Yarra Bend. Of note was the fact that the course has returned to its original configuration albeit without the original 1st hole and some minor tweaking of the remaining first 9 holes. Ten high quality contenders stepped onto the 1st tee to compete for the take home MCC trophy which of course meant the competition was going to be fierce.

But at the end of the day Curtis (89,17,72) edged out The Bloke (87,13,74) by two strokes with Nurse Min and Billy Bob Thornton coming in equal third place.

This meant Curtis took the major Bladder points (see - Year to date Bladder), while The Bloke remains in top spot on the club championship leader board (see YTD 2022 championship results).

The committee congratulates Curtis on a brilliant win and indeed all winners on the day. The Committee also reminds members to book early for the next major event being the Santa Decanter in December, assuming a triggered major isn’t slipped into the calendar. (See Full MCC event report).   

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Balnarring Invitational Tournament (BIT), October 2022

Date: 15/10/2022
Course: Flinders Golf Club, Flinders, Victoria

Thombei the Mist

Winner on nnomads GC handicap

‘Misty Prevails’

Well, the main event of the weekend was the Balnarring Invitational Tournament, run at Flinders Golf Club, in reasonably good conditions after weeks of rain. Fourteen competitors stepped onto the 12th, 13th, and 14th tees in a shotgun start which proved to be very close and hotly contested, or at least that what it seemed to be on the day. As an aside, the 15th Player was supposed to be King Billy who travelled from interstate only to trip on the carpet at Chez Min’s and do his back in prior to any golf being played, but that is another story.

The results at the end of the day showed there was a clear winner being Thombei the Mist (94,24,70) with three players coming in equal 2nd place being the Maroon Breasted Warbler (105,29,76), Curtis (90,14, 76) and Mild Colonial Boy (89,13,76) all with net 76 strokes.

This meant Thombei took the major Bladder points (see - Year to date Bladder), while The Bloke remains in top spot on the club championship leader board (see YTD 2022 championship results).

The committee congratulates Thombei on a brilliant win and indeed all winners on the day. The committee also acknowledges Curtis efforts who thought he had won after a play-off but didn’t (Bad luck Curtis).

The Committee also reminds members to book early for the next major event being the Melbourne Cup Cup, to be run on 1st Tuesday in November. (See Full BIT and TSCC event report).   

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Tulum Sands Callaway Classic (TSCC), October 2022

Date: 15/10/2022
Course: Flinders Golf Club, Flinders, Victoria

Thombei the Mist

Winner on nnomads GC Callaway handicap

Thombei sweeps clean’ ’

The score cards for the main BIT event were also used to calculate a Callaway outcome traditionally known as the Tulum Sands Callaway Classic.

And once again, Thombei the Mist (94,25,69) won the event by 2 strokes from 2nd placegetter the Maroon Breasted Warbler (105,34,71) with Curtis (90,17,73), coming in 3rd place, a further stroke behind.

This meant Thombei The Mist had a clean sweep on the day winning both the BIT and TSCC, a feat that few people have achieved.

This also meant Thombei took the major Bladder points (see - Year to date Bladder), while the event had no impact on the club championship leader board (see YTD 2022 championship results).

The committee congratulates Thombei the Mist on a sensational albeit controversial win and indeed all winners on the day. The committee also acknowledges the Maroon Breasted Warbler efforts who thought he had won the event but didn’t (Bad luck MBW). (See Full BIT and TSCC event report).  

 

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BIT Ambrose Teams Event, October 2022

Date: 14/10/2022
Course: Rosebud Country Club, Rosebud, Victoria

Pup, Stavros, and Clean Phil

Teams Winner on nnomads GC Ambrose handicap

‘Clean, Dogs and Greeks win the day’

So, the warm up event for the BIT 2022 was a team Ambrose event run at the Rosebud Country Club on the North course which was in great condition considering the weeks of rain preceding the event. There were 10 players in the event broken up into three groups based on calculating a team nnomads GC handicap of 14 strokes.

While the outcome was close, Group 3 made up of Pup, Stavros the Greek and Clean Phil, came out on top with a net 66 strokes, followed by Group 2 – Mild Colonial Boy, Markus Octavious and Bobbie Boy, net 69 strokes, and Group 1 – Nurse Min, Maroon Breasted Warbler and Clive Palmer with net 73 strokes.

The committee congratulates Group 3 on a memorable win and indeed all winners on the day. The vent was the perfect warm up for those who were able to get there (see BIT Event report for further details). 

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Swan Island nnomads Cup, August 2022

Date: 28/08/2022
Course: Queenscliff Golf Club, Swan Island, Victoria

Surfer Boy

Winner on nnomads GC handicap

‘Surfer Boy Drops in Again

‘Well, the 4th nnomads Golf Club major event for 2022, was the Swan Island nnomads Cup (SINC), run as usual at Queenscliff Golf Club, in fantastic conditions (after the fog lifted). This year eight competitors stepped onto the tee after two wimps withdrew at the last minute, as usual with very questionable excuses.

Of note was the fact that Surfer Boy dropped in again, and of particular note was that Surfer Boy (104,36,68) easily won the event by 9 strokes from 2nd placegetter The Bloke (96,19,77), with Stavros the Greek (104,25,79) and Markus Octavious (115,36,79) coming in equal 3rd place.

This meant Surfer Boy took the major Bladder points (see - Year to date Bladder), while The Bloke remains in top spot on the club championship leader board (see YTD 2022 championship results).

The committee congratulates Surfer Boy on another sensational win and indeed all winners on the day. The committee reminds members to book early for the next major event being the The BIT), to be run on the Mornington Peninsular in October. (See Full SINC event report)

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Victorian Open Masters Invitational Tournament, June 2022

Date: 12/06/2022
Course: Growling Frog, Yan Yean, Victoria

The Bloke

Winner on nnomads GC handicap

‘The Bloke VOMITs’

So, the 3rd nnomads Golf Club major event for 2022, was the Victorian Open Masters Invitational Tournament, again run at the Growling Frog, in horrendous cold and rainy conditions. And again, eight vaccinated and unvaccinated competitors stepped onto the tee to contest the event, which excluded a couple of wimps who bailed out at the last minute with questionable excuses.

And again, The Bloke (95,18,77) easily won by 6 strokes from 2nd placegetter The Cardinal (108,25,83), with TJ (107,23,84) a stroke behind.

This meant The Bloke again took the major Bladder points (see - Year to date Bladder), and remains in top spot on the club championship leader board (see YTD 2022 championship results).

The committee congratulates The Bloke on another sensational win and indeed all winners on the day. The committee reminds members to book early for the next major event being the Swan Island nnomads Cup (SINC), to be run on the Bellarine Peninsular in August. (See Full VOMIT event report)

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‘ANZAC Day Medal, April 2022

Date: 25/4/2022
Course: Growling Frog, Yan Yean, Victoria

The Bloke

Winner on nnomads GC handicap

‘Lest we forget The Bloke’

Well, the 2nd nnomads Golf Club major event for 2022, was the ‘ANZAC Day Medal run at the Growling Frog, and this time there were 8 competitors who stepped onto the tee to contest the event (including vaccinated and unvaccinated members).

But it was hard to forget the sensational performance of The Bloke (85,18,67) who again won by 1 stroke from 2nd placegetter Stavros the Greek (93,25,68), with Curtis (93,16,77) a few strokes behind.

This meant The Bloke again took the major Bladder points (see - Year to date Bladder), and remains in top spot on the club championship leader board (see YTD 2022 championship results).

The committee congratulates The Bloke on another sensational win and indeed all winners on the day. The committee reminds members to book early for the next major event being the Victorian Open Masters Invitational Tournament (VOMIT), to be run on the Bellarine Peninsular in June. (See Full ADM event report)

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‘Blessed are the Big Nose’ Cup, April 2022

Date: 16/4/2022
Course: Yarra Bend, Fairfield, Victoria

The Bloke

Winner on nnomads GC handicap

‘Bloke is good on Friday’

So, the first nnomads Golf Club major event for 2022, was the ‘Blessed are the Big Nose’ Cup run at Yarra Bend on Good Friday using the new course format. Originally there were 8 double vaccinated competitors booked into play. However, after a COVID intervention and an own goal from Pup, an elite group of six members ended stepping onto the tee to contest the event.

It has to be said there was some good golf played on the day. Within that context, The Bloke (88,17,71) was a standout, winning by 1 stroke from 2nd placegetter Stavros the Greek (95,23,72), with The Cardinal (103,24,79) a few strokes behind. Note: The Cardinal made a mistake when adding up the card which resulted in Slugger being awarded 3rd place at the presentations, including the prize ball, instead of The Cardinal.

This meant The Bloke took the major Bladder points (see - Year to date Bladder), and moved into top spot on the club championship leader board (see YTD 2022 championship results).

The committee congratulates The Bloke on a sensational win and indeed all winners on the day. The committee reminds members to book early for the next major event of 2022, the ‘ANZAC Day Medal to be run later in April. (See Full BBNC event report)

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