The new season is underway and a perfect day greeted the 31 golfers who attended the first Tournament at the Portarlington Golf Course. Overall winner on the day with a superb 40 points was “Ren &” Stipe Kump,that putter was white hot Kumpy- welldone. Unfortunately like a Russian athlete Marinko “sergei” Pausak has had to have his silver stripped and replaced with a DQ as his score didn’t stack up for the adjudicators. Which means that our reigning Champ Brian ‘bigtime’ Blair slips into second with a solid score of 36 on CB from the Ex Pres – Age Began. The pink rock was taken home by Branko Matijevic for Naga – better luck next time Branko.
Our next tournament is at Clifton Springs Golf course on the 12th of Feb – Tee-off is 7.30am – stable ford event.
Winner – Kump, Stipe
2nd – Blair, Brian
3rd – Began, Adrian
Naga – Matijevic, Branko
Nearest the Pin 1 – Kevric, Frank
Nearest the Pin 2 – Blair, Brian
Nearest the Pin 3 – Stosic, Ivan
Longest Drive 1 – Pausak, Marinko
Longest Drive 2 – Stosic, Ivan
Who Qualifies – Kump, Stipe
Happy new year. The annual AGM was held on the 14/12/16 many positive ideas were thrown around. The new committee for 2017 was voted in as:
President – Marinko Pausak
Vice President – Adrian Began
Secretary – Steve Kump
Treasurer – James Finch
General Committee members – Steve Kunovic, Anthony Morelli, David Jukic and Zdenko Novoselac
It has been decided to change handicapping system for the Croatian Social Golf Club to as close as possible replicate the current Golf Link system. Over the 2016 year the handicapper was running a secondary system to capture played to handicaps to build a bank of scores as a starting point for 2017. In a nutshell your best eight played to handicap rounds in the last 20 played rounds will count towards your social handicap – the average of these eight rounds will be multiplied by 0.93 to arrive at your handicap.
If you played under 3 games in 2016 the old handicap system will be carried over until you break the 3 game threshold.
If you have a golflink handicap this is the handicap you now play too. (Please provide your golflink number at your next tournament so we can update your handicap as it changes).
Neither Golflink or Social handicaps will be sloped for the course on the day and again the 27 cap will remain.
To gain a copy of your flagged social rounds please download the Geelong Croatian Social Golf Club app from TeamApp instruction leaflet will be available at the first tournament.
We hope the new system is a fairer reflection of golfers abilities and provides enough incentives to shoot better scores.
Other points of note:
1.There was a decision made that NTP and LD holes will be marked on the card’s prior to first group teeing off.
2.DQ’s without legitimate excuse (ie health, family emerg) will be marked with a NAGA point for that round.
3.If at all possible committee will investigate the potential for teeing off 1st and 10th concurrently to ensure round finishes are timely.
4.Membership to remain at $70 payable at first round. A varied pricing system for local winter rounds will be implemented but first round at Portarlington on the 8th of January 7.15 tee off will be a $50 round.
5.The Cro open this year will be held over two rounds on our annual golf trip – keep your eyes out for further details.
6.A new competition will be implemented this year- the Presidents Matchplay Cup – which will overlay with our normal rounds and will match members against each other in a knock-out format using their normal stableford scores for that round- again keep an eye out for further details.
Hope to see you all at Portarlington on the 8th of Jan 7.15 tee-off.
New 2017 starting Handicaps are up now on the website.
Hello all Members,
2016 GCSGC AGM will held at Geelong Croatian Association Hall
( Dom ) on Wed 14th Dec, at 7pm. We are hoping all members will be able to attending so we can vote in the new committee for 2017 and look to talk about future prospects for the club.
Look forward to the attendance
Great golfing conditions welcomed this years finalists at the 13th Beach Creek Course. Congratulations to Brian Blair who streeted the field with a superb round – a 3 under the card 69 for a net score of 65, when are you turning pro blairly.
While the Hacks had a high scoring morning at the Royal Geelong and Steve Kunovic took out the day with a handy 45 points – well done.
Post these events the break-up at the DOM on seperation st was a great way to celebrate the year- many stories and laughs had as amber ales flowed.
Next years superbowl event will be screened exclusively for CGSC members on Age Began’s new TV.
Wrap -up of winners:
Champion of Champions – Brian Blair
Hack of Hacks – Steve Kunovic
MVP – David Gurrie
Ivan Marks – Luka Kovacevic
Cro Open – Frank Kevric
Longest Drive – Danny Pucko – 4
NTP – Marinko Pausak – 9
NAGA – James Finch
1 Curlewis – Ivan Krasic
2 Portarlington – Chris Timonowicz
3 Torquay RACV IM – Rd 1 – David Gurrie
4 Barwon Valley – Vlado Tomasevic
5 Lonsdale – Frank Cosic
6 Torquay RACV IM – Rd 2 – Luka Kovacevic
7 Torquay – Sands Cro Open – Frank Kevric
8 Werribee – Ante Sarcevic
9 Elcho Park – Frank Kevric
10 East Geelong – Frank Kevric
11 Torquay RACV IM – Rd 3 – Branko Krstevski
12 Bunninyong – Mark Vrljic
13 Queenscliff – Vlado Tomasevic
Thanks for a good year. Happy Swinging.
The grouping draw was conducted tonight at the committee meeting for the Champ of Champ @ 13th Beach on Sunday – tee off 7.30am (independent adjudicator present to draw the ping pong balls)
Grouping’s and current handicaps post Queenscliff below. Goodluck to all.
Kevric, Frank 7.2
Vrljic, Mark 14.3
Kump, Stipe 18.3
Jukic, David 26.2
Krstevski, Branko 9.4
Cosic, Frank 14
Tomasevic, Vlado 15
Krasic, Ivan 22.6
Gurrie, David 8.6
Thompson, Colin 11.7
Tomasevic, Marko 19
Timonowicz, Chris 19.6
Blair, Brian 6
Kunovic, Anthony 12.2
Kovacevic, Luka 17.4
Sarcevic, Ante 20.6