Inside Golf : Inside Golf Feb 2016
19th hole www.insidegolf.com.au | February 2016 69 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 Crossword > ACROSS 1 Winner of the 2015 Hero World Chal- lenge, Bubba ______ (6) 4 Powered by energy from the sun’s rays (5) 9 A golf club (No. 8 iron) with a short, rounded, flat head whose face slopes greatly from the vertical (7) 10 Turned over (7) 11 Diagram of the layout of a golf course, for example (3) 12 Inactive medicine (7) 13 To raise to a higher position (7) 14 Joint second-place getter at the 2015 Franklin Templeton Shootout, ____ Kuchar (4) 15 Scoring system used in golf where points are awarded depending on shots taken (10) 18 Feeling pressure on all sides (5,5) 22 Runner-up at the 2015 Hero World Chal- lenge, Patrick ____ (4) 25 Played the first stroke on a hole (4,3) 26 Public rooms for relaxing in the club- house, maybe (7) 28 Out of position (3) 29 A person who has charge of the receiving and paying of money (7) 30 Level with the flagstick (3-4) 31 A person who is competing in a golf tour- nament generally (5) 32 Position of Rod Pampling at the 2015 Australian Open (6) DOWN 1 Live video over the Internet (7) 2 Worked hard (6) 3 Scheduled location of the 2016 US Open (7) 4 Co-winner of the 2015 Franklin Temple- ton Shootout, Brandt ________ (8) 5 NZ winner of the 2015 LPGA Rolex Player of the Year Award (5,2) 6 Describing a “ranga” (3-6) 7 Bite suddenly (4) 8 Impressively splendid (6) 14 Growth once featured by Craig Stadler and Corey Pavin (9) 16 Hole in one (3) 17 The right to proceed before others on a golf course (8) 19 Recessed (4-3) 20 Playing well consistently (2,4) 21 Non-amateur player (4,3) 23 Joint second-place getter at the 2015 Franklin Templeton Shootout, Harris _______ (7) 24 Co-winner of the 2015 Franklin Temple- ton Shootout, Jason ______ (6) 27 A city district of central London now not- ed for restaurants and nightclubs (4) Answers: page 75 THE 7th Australian Nomads National Tournament was held at The Novotel Vines Resort and Country Club last October. The tournament was hosted by the Nomads Golf Club Perth. 108 Nomads participated in the three- day event representing Nomads clubs in Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa. Saturday reSultS A Division Richard Gallie Sydney South B Division Jason Drever Sydney North C Division Simo Pallaspuro Sunshine Coast Sunday reSultS A Division Roy Kowarski Sydney South B Division Chris Fichardt Sydney North C Division Lucky Adamou Sydney North Champion of ChampionS Roy Kowarski Sydney South floating trophieS A number of floating trophies were also contested during the two days. Best Australian Club Sydney South Tri Nations South Africa Origin Cup New South Wales Scoring is never easy as Nomads play Medal Stableford with a player’s handicap being added to the Stableford Points as if he were playing off scratch. After each round handicaps are adjusted based on the Total Points scored. The annual event is more than just golf as there is always live entertainment in the evenings as well as an excursion programme to the local sights for visiting wives and girlfriends. This year the event will take place in October at the Links Hope Island Resort in Queensland. More can be found out about the history, the philosophy, and aims of Nomads by visiting the web site of Nomads Golf Club of Australia at www.nomadsgolfaustralia.com SHOULD Karrie Webb win the Evian Championship this year, she will achieve what no other player has done on the US LPGA Tour – win a sixth different major championship. Webb has already won the US Women’s Open, Women’s US PGA Championship, Women’s British Open, the du Maurier Classic and the ANA Inspiration, leaving the Evian Championship as the last remaining major she has yet to win. According to Amy Rogers from LPGA. com, the Australian is the remaining active player on the LPGA Tour to have a chance at accomplishing what has yet to be defined with a title so she is referring to it as the “Karrie Slam”. For the record, Webb finished runner-up in the Evian Championship in 2014. Staying power WHO says professional golfers don’t have endurance? Last year, South Korean Chella Choi played in all 31 US LPGA Tour events and in 2014 played 31 of 32 tournaments. The 25-year-old won once in 2015 at the appropriately title Marathon Classic. Germany’s Caroline Masson is next. In 2014- ’15, she played 58 of 63 tournaments. Meanwhile, Lydia Ko’s streak of 53 successive cuts made ended in 2015. Unfortunately, the New Zealander and world number one missed the cut at the Women’s PGA Championship. So Yeon Ryu has taken over as the front- runner with 31 successive cuts made. AN irate reader called us to suggest we look at recording the list of names and clubs of golf club officials who don’t return phone calls. Appears our reader, a businessman, has had extreme difficulty at one particular metropol- itan golf club. He said we should publish the list to let club members know how inefficient their paid staff are. Such a published list would be less than aver- age news for a number of people. If we don’t return your calls we are probably compiling the list. Karrie Slam on cards Nomads battle iN NatioNal tourNameNt AT Yamba Golf and Country Club in the Northern Rivers of New South Wales, they have an event called the Greenkeeper’s Revenge. It’s a day when the golf course superintendent Mark Ryan has the privilege of sticking the pins in some very tricky positions on the greens. (Don’t they do that every Saturday?) Anyway, the superintendent might have tricked most of the 105-strong field but not A-grade player Anthony James, who posted a credible 41 stableford points. James finished four points clear of Graham Kulmar, who edged out Kane Hancock on a countback. Playing in A Reserve, Robb Robertson, too, conquered the subtle breaks on the greens. He carded 40 stableford points – four more than runner-up Lester English. In B grade, Glen Stephens won with 36 points and in C grade three players: Graham Green, young up-and-comer Paul Hope and Harold Roberts posted 36 points with Green getting on the nod on a countback. Greenkeeper’s revenge Who’s speaking?
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