CLGC clubhouse

Clover Leigh golf report for the third week of June 2015

Please find below the golf report as issued to the local newspaper - except for the following excerpt from the rules of golf concerning preferred lies:

Appendix 1, Part B 4, c “Preferred lies”:

“A ball may be lifted without penalty and cleaned. Before lifting the ball, the player must mark its position.”

“A player must place his ball only once, and it is in play when it has been placed. If the ball fails to come to rest, there is no penalty and the ball must be replaced.”

“If a ball, when placed, comes to rest on the spot and it subsequently moves, there is no penalty and the ball must be played as it lies.”

Three points about the above three points. Use a marker. Once a ball is placed and left, it cannot be subsequently moved to a ‘new’ spot as it is in play. Once left on a spot, if the ball subsequently rolls away (for example, during address), you cannot replace it, but must play it as it lies.


The course was watered by Indra on Tuesday, preventing play.

Saturday’s event was a fourball best ball, draw at conclusion of play. The winning draw saw Mick McDonell and Garry Nicolls combine with 40 points, audaciously beating George Gerrard and Marie Bagnall, also on 40 points, on a countback.

Nearest the pin to Peter with 172 centimetres on the seventh. After missing a putt that Jason Day would sink with his eyes closed, Peter then birdied the ninth, the Betty Freck birdie hole, so scoring himself a ball.

Shot of the day to Marie with a chip-in from 40 metres off the green on the eleventh hole. Great shot Marie!

On Sunday, the club’s pennant team travelled to Binalong for a thorough thrashing, I mean, for round 3 of the small clubs event. Clover Leigh had a half to Bigga’s four and a half, while Binalong won four to Boorowa’s one. Thanks to Mick McDonell for squaring his match to avoid a complete whitewash.

Kudos to Binalong for presenting great playing conditions on their eighteen hole course with very smooth (if unplayable for some on the day) sand greens. Very wide fairways managed to capture most wayward drives, though a couple of the big hitters in the first group made use of multiple fairways on some holes.

Point scores after three rounds are: Bigga 22, Boorowa 12, Clover Leigh 11 and Binalong 15. The final round to be conducted at Clover Leigh on Sunday 5th July between Binalong and Bigga for the pennant and between Clover Leigh and Boorowa for the wooden spoon. No stirring.

Next Saturday is a single stableford at 10 am.

Putting it in


Telephone: Peter on 02 6383 7383 or Col on 02 6495 0874 or George on 02 6383 7111
'Clover Leigh' 777 Karoopa Lane, Crowther, NSW 2803