MAJOR EVENT NEWS 2024

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‘Major Event News 2024’

(Includes links to articles, results, interviews with winners
and pictorial histories of each major event in 2023).

ANZAC Day Medal (ADM), April, 2024

Date: 25/04/2024
Course: Yarrambat Park, Yan Yean, Victoria, Victoria

TJ

Winner on nnomads GC handicap

‘TJ Does it in the Trenches’

Lest we forget! There were last minute cancelations, and then oncourse withdrawals due to injury, but the 2024 ANZAC Day Medal, remained an event you could not forget. Yarrambat Park was in ok condition and the weather was not problematic setting up what could only be described as a solid day in the trenches.

And at the end of the day when the players climbed out, of the trenches that is, it was close with a single stroke separating the top three players. But it was TJ (96,21,75) who ended out in front beating The Bloke (90,14,76) and Stavros the Greek (94,18,76) in equal 2nd place.

This meant TJ got the major Bladder points (see - Year to date Bladder), while The Bloke remained in top spot on the club championship leader board (see YTD 2024 championship results).

The committee congratulates TJ on another sensational win and indeed all winners on the day. The committee reminds members to book early for the next major event of 2024, the Victorian Open Master Invitational Tournament (VOMIT) to be run on the long weekend in June. (see Full ADM 2024 event report).

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Blessed are the Big Nose’ Cup (BBNC), March 2024

Date: 29/03/2024
Course: Growling Frog, Woodstock, Victoria, Victoria

Circuit Board

Winner on nnomads GC handicap

‘Circuit Board has a Big Nose’

As always, the ‘Blessed are the Big Nose’ Cup was run on Good Friday at the Growling Frog amongst hails of ‘Blessed are the cheese makers’ and ‘Blessed are the Big Noses’ as is the tradition on Good Friday. Amongst all this frivolity, there were 8 hardy players who teed off in this years event, promising another fantastic display of competition golf.

So that did not happen, the fantastic display I mean, but Circuit Board (106,36,70) was as close to that as you will get, winning by five strokes over Billy Bob Thornton (102,27,75) with The Bloke (96,15,81) a further six strokes behind. Of note was the fact that this was the first nnomads major event Circuit Board has ever won making the celebrations and presentations particularly special.

This meant Circuit Board earned his first major Bladder points for 2024 (see - Year to date Bladder), while The Bloke remained in top spot on the club championship leader board (see YTD 2024 championship results).

The committee congratulates Circuit Board on another sensational win and indeed all winners on the day. The committee reminds members to book early for the next major event of 2024, the ANZAC Day Medal (ADM) to be run on ANZAC Day in April. (see Full BBNC 2024 event report).

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Shanksy Invitational Tournament (SHiT), March 2024

Date: 12/03/2024
Course: Gardiners Run, Lilydale, Victoria

The Bloke

Winner on nnomads GC handicap

‘The Bloke has a SHiT

As most members know, there is one nnomads GC major event that is not run on an annual basis, and that is the Shanksy Invitational Tournament (SHiT), which is only run when Don Johnson visits Australia from his home in the USA. So, this month The Don dropped into Australia for 7 days without any prior notice. This meant the SHiT had to be organised and run with one day’s notice, somewhat limiting the size of the field. That said, six contenders turned up at Gardiners Run on that Tuesday morning including The Don himself, setting up a potentially thrilling competition.

But it was no surprise when The Bloke turned in a blistering one stroke under the card performance (83,12,71), to beat Thombei the Mist (96,20,76), by four strokes with Nurse Min (105,27,78), a couple of strokes further back.

This meant The Bloke took the major Bladder points for the day (see - Year to date Bladder), and moved into top spot on the club championship leader board (see YTD 2024 championship results).

The committee congratulates The Bloke on an excellent win and indeed all winners on the day. The committee reminds members to book early for the next major event of 2024, Blessed are the Big Nose’ Cup to be run on Good Friday late in March. (See Full SHIT 2024 event report).

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Australian Master Open Kup (AMOK), January 2024

Date: 26/01/2024
Course: Growling Frog, Woodstock, Victoria

TJ

Winner on nnomads GC handicap

‘TJ Runs AMOK Again

As always, the first nnomads Golf Club major event for the year, was the ‘Australian Masters Open Kup’ run at The Growling Frog on Invasion Day. This year the turnout was good with nine contenders stepping onto the 1st tee in somewhat windy and challenging conditions.

Of note was the fact that no player broke the 100 strokes mark in a game of ‘maximum’ which probably says a lot about nnomads golf in 2024. That said, players clearly had a lot of fun on the day illustrated by the jocularity in the car park after the game.

Within that context, it was TJ (100,22,78) who was the standout once again, winning by 3 strokes from equal 2nd placegetters Billy Bob Thornton (108,27,81), and Circuit Board (117,36,81). And of course, TJ won it last year meaning the AMOK trophy went straight back into TJ’s large and very full trophy cabinet for another year.

This meant TJ took the first major Bladder points for 2024 (see - Year to date Bladder), and moved into top spot on the club championship leader board (see YTD 2024 championship results).

The committee congratulates TJ on another sensational win and indeed all winners on the day. The committee reminds members to book early for the next major event of 2024, the first Triggered Major for the year to be run in March. (See Full AMOK 2024 event report).

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