Men’s Golf at Bargara Golf Club is thriving. Our male membership currently stands at over 400 members across all our membership categories and is growing constantly. This is a tremendous achievement by the Club and a credit to our Board, Match Committees and green staff who help make Bargara Golf Club one of the premier courses in the Wide Bay area.
Know The Rules – Part 3
As part of a new regular feature to introduce our members to the new rules taking effect on the 1st January 2019 we are going to test your knowledge with some commonly occurring events on the golf course which often lead to heated debates and discussion about what the correct action is. We have, to ensure all the information we post is correct, hired the help of one of our ladies who has recently become a fully qualified PGA Golf Rules Official. In part 3 we cover dropping the ball, bare patches on fairways and out of bounds. So, how much do you know ? We also have a newly created Member’s Question.
Dropping The Ball
You either need to take a drop because you are either in a hazard or a need to take a free drop due to an immovable object like a cart path or sprinkler head. How do you drop?
A. From shoulder height with your arm outstretched and parallel to the ground?
B. From your knee height?
C. From your ankle height?
D. Just place it or chuck it any way you want?
Bare Patch On Fairway
You have smashed a drive flush down the centre of the fairway but unfortunately when you get down there you are lying on a bare patch of dirt. What are your options?
A. Play the ball as it lies.
B. Replay your tee shot.
C. Get a free drop at the nearest point of relief.
D. Hope no one is watching and kick it on to the grass.
Out Of Bounds
You have hit a howler of a 2nd shot way out to the right of the 15th green. When you get up there and find your ball, it is out of bounds. What happens next?
A. Drop at the point where you crossed the out of bounds line with a 2-shot penalty.
B. Go back to where you played your 2nd shot, drop and play your 4th shot.
C. Throw a ball down near the out of bounds marker and play on with no penalty.
Have you come across an event on the course where you or your playing partners were not sure of the correct ruling? Send your query in and our Rules Guru will answer it for you. This week a question about set up.
I recently played with a member who, before each tee shot or fairway shot, put her club on the ground to help her line up. Is this allowed?
ANSWER : Yes, this is allowed providing the player picks their club up before proceeding to play their shot. Otherwise, it is classified as using an aid while playing and incurs a 2 shot penalty. However, you cannot do this on the putting green.
Know Your Rules Answers – Part 3
Okay, how did you do ? The answers are :
- A changing to B on January 1st 2019.
- A unless there is a local rule in place specifying a drop from bare patches on the fairway, in which case it is Answer C.
- B, however from Jan 1st next year Clubs have an option of introducing a local rule akin to Answer A.
What’s In The Bag With Club Champion Blaike Perkins
Hole In One
Welcome to What’s In The Bag with our current Club Champion Blaike Perkins. After impressive form, top results in major junior events and a positive approach to the game, Blaike won the 2018 Titleist scholarship. Ever wondered what top golfers carry in their bag? Well, lets find out :
Driver: Callaway Epic
3 Wood: Titleist 917 F2
Driving iron: Titleist 718 TMB 3 iron
Irons: Titleist 718 CB 4-9
Wedges: Titleist SM7 47, 52, 56 and 60 degree
Putter: Scotty Cameron Futura 5W
Special Items: ball marker from Cairns Golf Club where Blaike won the U12 QLD school boys.
Favourite club 60 degree wedge.
A Grade Winner
B Grade Winner
C Grade Winner
A Grade Runner Up
B Grade Runner Up
C Grade Runner Up
The Wednesday Sporters group have been active in Bargara Golf Club for over 50 years. Playing a 12-hole competition on Wednesday afternoons allow players to enjoy both the playing and social side to golf. Pictured here, with Bargara Golf Club Patron Graham Evans, are some of our regular members showing off their new Sporter’s shirts sponsored by The Hut Menswear and Richardson and Wrench (Bargara). New players are always welcome so if you want to enjoy a social 12 holes with a bit of a competitive edge please come along to the Clubhouse from 12PM onwards on a Wednesday afternoon.
Pro – Captain’s Challenge
This popular monthly event on our Men’s calendar has proven to be a huge success.Each month The Pro and Men’s Captain play a matchplay round against two male members.In February we took on Ben Ulcoq and John Archibald and after a very tight match they finally prevailed on the 17th green winning 2up.Our success story for the year so far happened in March when we defeated Mitch Bauer and Mitch Curd 1up. April was a very interesting match versus Ken Whan and Barry Hunt … you never know what to expect playing against Ken however somehow they prevailed 2 up. In May it was a match up against Ian Harvey and Brett Coleman where a number of close putts didn’t drop and Ian and Brett finally won the match on the 16th green. Our match in June is set down for 30th vs Andrew Scherer and Ken Silcox and The Pro and Captain are due for a change of luck and a win. There are far too many members walking around proudly showing off their shirts they have won. This event is so popular that we are full booked for the remainder of the year. It must be said that it is an enjoyable format to play as Matchplay games are few and far between these days and the fun playing against the golfing members makes each match worthwhile.
Men’s Competitions For 2018
BUSS Memorial Trophy (4th Feb, 11th Feb).
Patrons Day (4BBB 11th March).
Easter Cup (15th-16th April).
4BBB Championships (1st July, 8th July).
Foursomes Championships (16th July).
Club Championships (29th-30th July, 5th-6th August).
January – Saturday 21st
February – Saturday 26th
March – Saturday 18th
April – Saturday 22nd
May – Saturday 20th
June – Saturday 3rd
July – Saturday 15th
August – Saturday 12th
September – Saturday 16th
October – Saturday 14th
November – Saturday 18th
December – Saturday 16th
Meet The Men’s Committee
The Men’s Match Committee meets on a monthly basis and currently consists of 6 members, with one vancany. The Committee is led by Men’s Captain John Archibald and is responsible for all aspects of Men’s Golf within Bargara Golf Club. If you have any questions or comments regarding Men’s golf please contact one of our Committee members.
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